1 The celebration for our 10-year plus employees was held at this charming gastrothèque in the West Village of New York City.
2 The menu
3 Chef/owner Jody Williams and her team created an extraordinary array of cheeses, breads, charcuterie, and other delights for us.
4 Delicious squares of homemade focaccia
5 The texture of the focaccia was amazing.
6 A fantastic farmstead cheese
7 Another amazing cheese infused with berries
8 These chocolate-covered gooseberries made for an unusually beautiful presentation.
9 More wonderful cheese
10 Baked dates stuffed with Roquefort cheese
11 Wine poached seckle pears
12 Thin slices of Jambon Cru piled high
13 This cheese had a delightful nutty flavor.
14 Kim Dumer and Denise Clappi
15 Paul Delmiche
16 Mark Winkler, Heather KIrkland, and Emily Payton
17 Jacqueline Landeata and Darcy Smith
18 Stefanie Lynen, Rita Christiansen, and Kate Lewis
19 Jennifer Aaronson, Amy Conway, and Ellen Morrissey
20 Champagne being poured
21 Sarah Carey was the happy recipient.
22 Adriana Weisberg and Anna Velasquez
23 We had a nice turnout.
24 Succulent mini burgers
25 One of the signature touches at Buvette are bowls of walnuts and almonds for each table.
26 I love this wine rack.
27 Lynn Goodwin
28 The very attentive staff kept the wine flowing!
29 Lovely French wines
30 This is a fabulous meat slicer.
31 Duane Stapp
32 Lorna Aragon and Marcie McGoldrick
33 Decadent hard-boiled eggs dolloped with caviar - my favorite!
34 These hard-boiled eggs topped with smoked trout were also yum!
35 An incredible brandade (A mixture of salt cod and olive oil) on toast.
36 Buvette has the warm and inviting feeling of a Parisian bistro.
37 Kristen Wendling
38 Eric Pike
39 The shrimp cocktail was irresistible.
40 A jar of citrus at the bar
41 Posing with Marsha Hagar, Kim Dumer, Emily Payton, and Kristen Wendling
42 Lisa Wagner and Mike Fiore
43 Paul Delmiche, Greta Anthony, and Brian Steindl
44 Lucinda Scala-Quinn and Allyn Magrino
45 Spirits were merry!
46 Angus Chen, Lynn Goodwin, and Jeff Carnevale
47 Levi Garcia and Heather Kirkland
48 Leticia Vasquez, whose back you see, is our valued receptionist and the face everyone meets when they come to my NY office. I was happy to welcome her to our 10-year club.
49 Anthony Luscia
50 Lynn Goodwin and Jocelyn Santos
51 Another shot of Lisa Wagner
52 A shot with Martin Mendoza
53 And with Leticia Vasquez
54 A group shot with Levi Garcia, Jeff Carnevale, Eric Crepeau, and Peter Botney
55 And with Anna Velasquez, Adriana Weisberg, and Leonila Cabezudo
56 Our fabulous housekeepers Geri Porter and Iolanda Burgos
57 Posing with the wonderful wait staff of Buvette
58 Cubes of country terrine with cornichons
59 Kevin Sharkey and Darcy Smith
60 A nice shot with Emily Payton
61 Kevin Sharkey, Rock Pereira, and Daisy Schwartzberg
62 Chef/owner Jody Williams and Lucinda Scala-Quinn
63 Leticia Vazquez, Leonila Cabezudo, Iolanda Burgos, Lucinda Scala-Quinn, Adriana Weisberg, Anna Velasquez, and Martin Mendoza