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Food as Theatre

Press Release | April 2008 | Sarasota, FL

Brilliant Reproductions of Historical Dinners In the Kennedy Style - a Trip Through the 1960's in a Four Course White House Meal

Cheff Larry Barrett and Jamie BarrettSimply Gourmet has taken fine cuisine to a whole new level. Chef Larry Barrett begins presenting Gourmet fare as historical theatre. His signature productions will be based on famous gatherings held during the Kennedy and Reagan White House eras and will feature authentic reproductions of the actual meals served.

Those looking for a unique catering experience will certainly savor Simply Gourmet's most popular selection, the dinner served to Princess Grace at the Kennedy White House in 1961. Your modern day guests will be treated with a culinary journey that mimics the exact menu, right down to the Strawberries Romanoff. Fine American wines have been carefully selected to enhance dining pleasure. Specially trained waiters and chefs serve and prepare your meal. The dinner is a classic affair fit for royalty and celebrities. Chef Barrett, a collecor of famous food menus, finds the Kennedy selections particularly exciting. "I think Rene Verdon, the Kennedy's Chef, would be proud."

In addition to the superb cuisine, Simply Gourmet also offers clients exciting ways to recreate the ambiance of the historical events featured. With the proper flower arrangements, place settings and engraved invitations, your guests are treated to a truly unforgettable experience. Simply Gourmet also assists in arranging after dinner concerts of dance, theatre or music. The Kennedy's took entertaining at the White House to a whole new level and we intend to follow in their extraordinary tradition.

"Our menus are over the top," says Chef Barrett. "Food is our passion and everything we do is designed to be delicious and memorable." As a former actor/producer in Los Angeles and New York, Barrett is well qualified to combine food and theatre to create this unique experience. "We have prepared these menus at events for several clients with great success, the concept is perfect for both organizational fund raisers and private gatherings."

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Perfect food is our passion. We cater weddings, small parties, business luncheons, brunches, corporate retreats, birthdays, receptions and private affairs. Our award-winning catering is enjoyed at many locations including Selby Gardens, Phillippe Mansion, Ringling Museum, Powell Crosley Estate, Crosley Museum, Chelsea Center, College Hall and The Garden Club. We're extremely familiar with most venues from Sarasota, Long Boat Key, Siesta Key, Bradenton and Ellenton to Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Brandon. Delicious food and extreme attention to detail - that's what sets our catering apart.

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