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Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning welcomes you to all things PARTY! For over 30 years, we have been setting the standard for exuberant, inventive entertaining. Now you can check out our Blog which will WOW you with our ideas..

Honey Cake with Poached Pear Rose

September 27, 2016 - This dessert belongs on holiday tables this autumn! The only question is if we serve it when we break the fast after Yom Kippur or at the end of our pre-fast meal. Either way, this is a beautiful classic to consider when pears and apples are at their peak of season freshest. It would make a […]

Peach Blackberry Cake

September 2, 2016 - Savor Sweet, Juicy Peaches with this Easy to Prepare Cake By Marcia Selden INGREDIENTS For pastry dough 1 1/2 C all-purpose Flour 1/2 C Sugar 1 t Baking Powder 1/4 t Salt 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted Butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large Egg 1 t Vanilla   For filling 1/2 C Sugar 2 […]

A Chic New York City Wedding for Amanda + Danny

August 28, 2016 - Carats & Cake – Catering by Marcia Selden

Summer Corn Chowder with Grilled Vegetable Confetti

August 24, 2016 - It’s that time of year, the time when fresh sweet corn is at its best. This is the season for homemade corn chowder, and Marcia Selden makes it easy. Go swing by your local farmers’ market and grab some corn. Summer Corn Chowder with Grilled Vegetable Confetti Ingredients: 8 ears fresh sweet Yellow Corn, husks […]

Beyond Bare Butter: Mix-Ins Create Compounds That Impress

August 15, 2016 - At the recent International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) conference in Maine, a luncheon sponsored by Real California Butter and the California Milk Advisory Board included a breadbasket with a trio of butters: sweet/spicy gochujang, shallot compound butter and lemon caper blend. Butter, what’s happened to you? You used to be the pale, chilly accompaniment to […]

Stamford Chef Credits Teamwork For Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Nod

August 12, 2016 - STAMFORD, Conn. — It takes a village to be a chef. So explains Robin Selden of Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning who admits she relies on her entire team to help please clients’ palettes. The Stamford resident was named a “2016 Innovative Chef” by the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival and says she’s truly humbled […]

Q+A with Robin Selden

August 4, 2016 - “Quick Bites” It’s August which means unfortunately that the end of the summer is around the corner. On the positive side, with each passing day in August means we’re one day closer to this year’s Greenwich Wine & Food Festival taking place September 23-24. Ten local chefs have been named to this year’s class of […]

Summertime Watermelon Salad

August 2, 2016 - A Refreshing, No-Cook Salad for Summertime Photograph: Robin Selden for Marcia Selden Catering   This is a bright, cool, beautiful salad with fresh flavors that’s easy to throw together and is perfect as a side for your favorite grilled fish or meat. Enjoy!   Ingredients: ¼ cup fresh lime juice 1 tbsp minced shallots 1 […]

Bucatini BLT (Bacon, Leek + Tomato)

July 28, 2016 - Quick + Delicious Pasta for a Weeknight Dinner Our Bucatini BLT is a glorious, flavor packed dinner that’s ready in minutes. It’s a light, fresh summer pasta with ripe tomatoes, leeks and yummy bacon. Enjoy!   Ingredients: 1 pound bucatini pasta 8 slices thick cut bacon 3 leeks halved lengthwise, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, […]

Mexican Street Corn Makes the Party

July 23, 2016 - Photo: Robin Selden Mexican Street Corn Makes the Party Recipe and photo: Robin Selden for Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning Not to be corn-y, but we love celebrating summertime with friends & family with a Corn Roast Party. Our favorite take is Elote or Mexican Street Corn. It’s so deliciously savory and sweet that your guests may not […]