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59 4th Ave
New York, NY, 10003


Saffron 59 Catering is New York City's premier caterer and event planner specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine. For over 11 years, Saffron 59 has successfully orchestrated memorable affairs with attention to every detail.


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Party Ideas: Chino-Latino Theme Parties

Irene Khin Wong

This is our third theme-oriented blog post, served with a Latin twist. If you're planning a company holiday party or an upcoming wedding, Saffron 59 offers Latin-influenced delicacies such as chicken adobo marinated in dark vinegar with pearl onions, Cuban-style pulled pork with paprika, scallop ceviche with lemongrass coconut dip, and Argentinaian-style grilled beef with parsley garlic pesto. Other great flavors include spicy chocolate mole, sangria with blood oranges and fresh peaches, rich and creamy dulce de leche, and exotic cocktails made with Patron tequila, rum, and ginger. We offer cocktails such as Kalamansi Saketinis and Lemongrass Ginger Cosmopolitans. The décor can be full of bright, warm colors and inviting, rich textiles to accent your tabletops and walls.
After your guests have eaten such sumptuous cuisine, they can take part in Latin dancing such as salsa, tango, and rumba—at one recent gathering, we hired a vibrant band Ola Fresca, led by Jose Conde and they filled the room with bright sounds and Cuban rhythms. We can hire professional instructors for these sensual dances. Let your guests loosen their hair and limbs and get down on the dance floor. (Just remember to stretch first!)

There are several empanada recipes here: From Argentina With Love, and you can take a look at Nika Boyce Studios website, full of sensual and richly detailed photos lovingly taken of Latin food.

Themes: Bollywood

Irene Khin Wong

One of the most fun events we cater and plan here at Saffron 59 for our diverse New York clientele are theme parties. A popular theme is Bollywood, as it is flavorful in every way, from the heat of Indian spices to the gorgeous saris
indian wedding by saffron59

One of our clients contacted us about putting together a Bollywood wedding. We hired two energetic dancers and got the guests warmed up with sensual Bhangra music after the sumptuous dinner.

From having our staff dress in luscious attire and menu consisting of signature dishes of Saffron 59, such as flavorful spicy Goat Rendang with coconut curry, pan-roasted chicken with lemongrass and ginger marinade, and ratatouille with mustard seeds and tom yu broth.

Finally, nothing gets a party going like great drinks, such as spiked chai lattes and tamarind coolers with dark rum cocktails, all reminiscent of Bollywood.

So get started on planning your next party - Bollywood style!

Theme: Philippine Food & Spa

Irene Khin Wong

For the past few years that I have traveled to Asia whether in Central Vietnam or Boracoy Island in the Philippines, Aman resorts and Six Senses spa is what I look for after serving my clients.

Recently a request celebration called for a spa theme and Saffron 59 was perfect collaboration for this event along with Jerry Sibal of Design Fusion.  

Shrimp and Adobo Pork
Grilled Shrimp and Pork Adobo
Menu such as Gazpacho shots with Cucumber, Garlic and Mint; Filipino Classic Lechon Roast Suckling Pig; Barbecue Shrimp, Pork and Chicken on skewers, and dessert such Crispy Banana Turon with sweet caramelized dipping sauce. 
And we served such welcome drinks like Kalamansi Mojitos and Watermelon Cooler with our staff dressed in Vietnamese Aoi Yai style dress to greet the guests.

Filipino-Spanish inspired desserts Fresh Berries, Mango Pudding, Caramel Flan