Served in STYLE

From bring­ing in the flow­ers to lay­ing out multi-cui­sine spreads and elab­o­rate high teas, these niche cater­ers prom­ise to make your year-end party sea­son mem­o­rable and fuss-free.

India Today - - LEISURE - in­sta­gram.com/ cu­rat­ed­cuisi­nes­by­monika By Aditi Pai

When Mum­bai’s busi­ness fam­i­lies and ac­tors plan a party, Monika Ma­ha­jan’s Pali Hill kitchen gets into ac­tion to pack el­e­gant high tea plat­ters and elab­o­rate cheese boards. An avid cook who en­joys bak­ing and mak­ing all things look pretty, Ma­ha­jan made her first plat­ter for Valen­tine’s Day and in less than a year, has be­come the go-to per­son for pretty plat­ters. Be it a cock­tail evening or a bridal shower, the cheese­board promises to be the cen­ter­piece—the el­e­gant plat­ter is loaded with hand­crafted cheese mixes crusted with nuts and cran­ber­ries, sliced fresh fruits, home­made dips, crack­ers, olives and dec­o­rated with beau­ti­ful flower ar­range­ments. For an early evening party with friends, opt for

Ma­ha­jan’s sig­na­ture of­fer­ing—the high tea set which comes with healthy snacks, flow­ers, desserts, tea cups, le­mon wedges and honey ar­ranged on a cus­tomised sparkling sil­ver plat­ter.

Home­made Flavour Ma­ha­jan has an ex­ten­sive menu of ready-toserve in­di­vid­ual starters—carb-free lasagna, Thai steamed fish, home­made en­ergy truf­fles, gluten-free moong dal mini piz­zas and beet­root ke­babs which are her sig­na­ture cre­ations. “We are do­ing lots of mezze, tapas, en­trée, salad and sea food starters which peo­ple can pick up and eat while so­cial­is­ing,” she says. The plat­ters come adorned with del­i­cate flow­ers and fra­grant mo­gra. The var­i­ous bowls are stuck onto the plat­ters and wrapped in cling foil so it’s easy to un­wrap and serve.

PRICE Starts at Rs 3,000 for the cheese­board

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