[Photo credit: Neil Rasmus/BFA.com]
‘Tis the season to stay in and get cozy, but by no means does that mean the party has to stop! Rather, it’s time to embrace and flaunt your hostess talents. Scroll through the list below to see how you can create the hottest event of the season, and your guests won’t even have to set a Resy notify or freeze in line to attend!
[Photos courtesy of Ten Homakase]
In case you’ve been living under a rock this year and missed the memo — omakase is in. What you might not know, however, is you can now enjoy a Michelin omakase dinner in your own home. Ten Homakase, spearheaded by renowned Sushi Chef and co-owner, Daniel Kim, not only offers nigiri menus of 12, 15, or 17 courses, but you can also request classes where you and your guests will learn how to make your own rolls in the Hamptons!
[Top row photo credit: Neil Rasmus/BFA.com]; Bottom row photo credit: Ben Rosser/BFA.com courtesy LoveShackFancy]
Born-and-raised Brooklynite Sofia Crokos is the founder of Sofia Crokos Events & Lifestyle, an event company offering detailed and acclaimed curation, design, and production of soulful, luxury events. She is the creative force behind exquisite celebrations across New York, the Hamptons, and worldwide. Some of her notable events this year include Rebecca Hessel-Cohen’s 40th Pink Party at the Plaza Hotel in NYC and Dr. Barbara Sturm, Sally Singer, and Kate Hudson’s Hamptons Summer Soirée at the Shou Sugi Ban House. From beginning to end, Sofia serves as a source of support, guidance, and expertise for all of her clients, incorporating her unique aesthetic and appreciation of design with her mastery of Greek gastronomy and experiences from world travel.
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For those looking to host a dinner party and a show, EZ Hibachi is sure to deliver. They will provide the chef, grill, food, sake, and entertainment. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and try and catch a piece of whatever vegetable they flip into your mouth!
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What could be more ideal than hosting a party that you don’t have to cook or clean-up for? Surprise your friends and go rogue this season — literally — by hiring Rogue Kitchen to do all the dirty work for you. With packages like “Lobster & Bubbles” and “Bougie Bookclub” how can you resist?
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Not ready for commitment? Me either. That’s why Social Studies is a must for anyone who loves hosting parties with constantly changing themes and looks. You can simply rent the dinner set that fits your event of the day and swap it out for another design for the next party. Don’t worry, no need to commit to one (napkin) ring just yet.
CARNIVALE DONUT BAR TRUCK
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One of the best parts of the colder weather is that dessert finally becomes the most important meal. So, in the spirit of the season, why not embrace it and host a party where dessert is the star of the show — and no that doesn’t mean you actually have to learn how to properly bake a souffle. All you have to do is hire the famous Carnivale Donut Bar Truck and enjoy all the delicious treats they are serving up. Trust me, in this case, there is no such thing as going too over the top, unless you’re choosing one of their “Over the Top” Milkshakes.
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For some of you, cooking for guests you love is one of the best parts of hosting a dinner or brunch event. Therefore, the question remains, how can you elevate your kitchen skills to another level? With locally sourced products from gourmet market and chef’s pantry Hen of the Woods in Southampton (think oysters, caviar, uni, sushi-grade fish, etc. ) you can finally try all those amazing New York Times recipes you’ve wanted to whip up, but never had the ingredients for.
Hen of the Woods; 48 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY 11968
On the flip side, for those would rather eat the food prepared, than actually prepare it, there is Wishbone Farm. They offer party platters for every event — literally morning, noon, and night — so you never have to turn on the stove. If only Carrie Bradshaw knew she didn’t have to take her shoes out of the oven to host a dinner party, who knows what fabulous parties could’ve been thrown!
Wishbone Farms; 4 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY 11968
[Photos courtesy of Tiina the Store]
One of the keys to hosting in style this season is, of course, the tableware. When you’re ready to take your plating up a notch, head over to Tiina the Store to choose from their most beautiful plates, pitchers, and even sake cups. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out because everyone knows people really judge a party by its platters.
Tiina the Store; 216 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930