Festive Feasts

Cape Cod Life  /  May 2018 / , ,

Writer: Julie Craven Wagner

Mac's Parties and Provisions

Photo by Margaret Belanger

A great party requires an appetizing menu. The following three caterers, voted “Best” by our readers, offer top-notch food selections for weddings and special events.

Mac’s Parties and Provisions in Eastham has been providing delicious delicacies for over 10 years to celebrations Cape-wide, ranging from clambakes to sumptuous weddings and intimate dinner and cocktail parties. Jenn Mentzer, catering director at Mac’s, says, “If people can dream it, we can probably do it. And if they can’t dream it, we are great at offering unique and creative ideas.” Mac’s choices span from full-service catering to their Grab ‘n’ Go menu, consisting of the flavorful and creative food for which Mac’s has become known. “We will handle as much or as little as a client needs,” says Mentzer. “And if they want their event to be remembered as being unique and special, that is where we excel.” Those unexpected elements include things like crêpe stations, exquisitely crafted raw bars, and custom-crafted cocktails to mark an occasion.

Pizza Barbone

Photo by Margaret Belanger

Pizza Barbone on Main Street in Hyannis has also mastered the process of preparing fresh and innovative cuisine for clients at a special event. Their mobile wood-fired pizza oven lights up any party, as guests gather around to watch a variety of pizzas prepared in a flash. “Everyone loves pizza,” says Ali O’Toole, who owns the business with her husband, chef Jason O’Toole, “but having it freshly prepared, with local ingredients, takes everything up a notch.” Fresh salads and cannolis round out the catering offerings. In 2018, the innovative couple is introducing Cocktail Barbone, which is a mobile bar cart, complete with a keg and tap, and a fully stocked bar featuring unique mixers for professionally crafted cocktails on-site. The mobile bar can be booked with professional bartenders, or clients can have the cart delivered and offer it to guests as a self-serve option.

Chef Sean Dailey from Eat Your Heart Out Catering has been impressing party guests for over 10 years. The Falmouth-based catering company is known for their fresh and delicious food. Passed hors d’oeuvres are a staple, but Chef Dailey also excels at creative stations that allow guests to choose from a variety of delicacies. “The farm-to-table movement is very popular these days,” says Dailey, who is opening an Eat Your Heart Out Cafe in Falmouth this summer. Dailey credits his loyal and experienced staff with making an event special and successful “from conception to completion.”

People often remember the food served at special gatherings—it is the one element intended to appeal to everyone. A party featuring any of these three caterers is bound to be one people will talk about for years to come.

Julie Craven Wagner

Julie Craven Wagner began her experience with Cape Cod Life in 2010 when she joined the sales team after 10 years of working with local businesses on the Cape and Islands with WMVY. In addition to sales, she is the Associate Publisher/Editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. Growing up on the Outer Cape has given her a unique perspective of life on Cape Cod, from tip to bridge, and that is reflected in her appreciation and presentation of stories found within the pages of our publications. Julie lives in North Falmouth with her husband, Eric, and their yellow lab, Enzo. When she finds free time, she enjoys her Cape Cod life sailing on Buzzards Bay, spending time on the beach in Wellfleet, or exploring Martha’s Vineyard.