In the summer of 2018, fifty distinguished guests gathered for an exceptional dining experience at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, one of the city’s most celebrated institutions.

The Catered Affair is proud to be the exclusive caterer at ICA Boston. Our experienced culinary team created an upscale New England clambake featuring an al fresco dinner for the client, who envisioned an intimate dining experience for some international guests of honor.

Elegant tabletop designs featuring lanterns and red and white plaid napkins created a refined yet relaxed ambiance on the Putnam Investments Plaza patio.

Guests were welcomed with glasses of wine, sparkling water, and a variety of hors d’oeuvres while they explored the venue’s modern architecture and enjoyed striking Boston Harbor views.

Passed hors d’oeuvres included:

Caprese Salad Bites, Black Olive Tapenade
Maine Crab Cakes, Cajun Remoulade
Mini Steak Frites
Watermelon Cups, Mint and Feta
New England Clam Chowder Sips

Stationary hors d’oeuvres included:

Artisanal Cheeses
Fruit, Crackers and French Bread
Shrimp, Spicy Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

Caprese Salad Bites Passed hors d'oeuvres

Watermelon Cups Passed Hors D'oeuvres

Following the cocktail reception, guests savored a multi-course sit-down dinner. Our culinary team crafted a summer-inspired menu full of flavorful, fresh ingredients.

The meal began with a crisp summer salad:

Boston Lettuce, Frisée and Radicchio
Gala Apples, Grafton Village Cheddar, Dried Cranberries
Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette

The main course, a mouthwatering surf and turf duet, paid tribute to authentic Boston cuisine:

Lazy Man’s Lobster & Filet Duet
1/2 Lobster, 4 oz. Filet
Potato Purée, Cipollini Onion, Corn Segments, Linguiça Powder

After the meal, guests indulged in some of New England’s finest desserts:

Silver Buckets of Saltwater Taffy
Toll House Cookies
Boston Cream Mini Jar Pies

It was a pleasure for us to provide international guests with a quintessential Boston experience.

The Institute of Contemporary Art will make an outstanding backdrop for your next corporate event. Let us help you plan! Contact us or call 781.763.1333.