ZAGAT market place

My Italian, Persian, Mexican, Thai, Jamaican Wedding Menus from around the world, courtesy of five local caterers.
— By Emma Whitford
Tacos three ways: cauliflower with ancho chile and salsa verde; poblano chile, maize, and zucchini; tamarind duck with mango salsa.  Catered by Amanda Smith Caterers
Amanda Pilar Smith’s company offers specialties like lavender­–flecked tuna on Asian pear with wasabi cream. The ceviche trio and taco bar are particularly popular. Smith deftly handles events of 10 to 300 in locations throughout New York City, Connecticut, the Hamptons and upstate New York. Seated dinners from $85 per person.
— New York Magazine

FOOD STUFF; Saint-Saëns and Grilled Salmon Under the Stars

Amanda Pilar Smith, above, an author of ‘’Paris in a Basket’’ (Konemann, 2000), a survey of Parisian markets, has started a catering company, Good Food in a Basket. She is preparing picnic sacks that can be ordered two days in advance for the New York Philharmonic concerts in Central Park on July 24 and Aug. 1. Her three menus offer herb-crusted filet mignon, roast tarragon chicken or citrus-marinated grilled salmon, with salads, dessert, fruit, snacks, bottled water, hibiscus iced tea and utensils. All that’s missing is the blanket. A children’s menu offers chicken fingers. Each bright Mexican-made sack holds two to eight meals ($28 each), with a minimum of two meals to an order. Orders may be made from www.goodfoodinabasket.com. Pickup is from Ms. Smith’s trucks at Columbus Avenue and 85th Street, and Madison Avenue and 80th Street.
— By Florence Fabricant

Hamlet Hub

Amanda Smith Caterers Opens New Boutique

Darien Daily Voice

Amanda Smith Caterers won the Going for Green business award for its use of kitchen to table packaging, which reduces the waste of containers, and and limits the use of detergents and water, as well as for its use of locally farmed organic foods and its decision to begin composting this spring.
— Darien Daily Voice 04.28.15

Stamford Advocate

Smith en route to catering success in Darien
— Jarret Liotta

Get Ur Valentine’s Dinner via En Route and Spend some QT with Ur Cutie
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and you’re in a bind. See, you can’t cook for crap or even know how to boil water properly, but you still want to serve up a killer meal for your sweet lil’ Valentine. Order Chinese or pizza delivery? Umm, no, not on 2/14. Instead, why not check out some meals prepared by En Route of Amanda Smith Caterers, based out of Darien? They are offering up three meal choices for two that feature foods and ingredients that are known to be aphrodisiacs and will get you all hot and bothered.

Now, look at these sexy meal options:
— OMNOMCT
BY THE BOOK; Outdoor Markets Inside the Kitchen

OPEN-AIR markets where farmers sell freshly dug potatoes, fragrant herbs and dewy berries enrich the fabric of many cities. Paris has 62 outdoor markets, which have long been anchors of their neighborhoods. In New York, the 28 Greenmarkets, a network begun in 1976, have changed the city’s food scene.

Now, two new lavishly photographed books celebrate these cornucopias: ‘’Paris in a Basket: Markets — The Food and the People’’ by Nicolle Aimee Meyer and Amanda Pilar Smith
— By Florence Fabricant