We have had Elegant Essen cater two events-my daughter's Bat Mitzvah in 2009 and my son's Bar Mitzvah this past week-Nov, 2011. For both, they catered our Friday night dinner and the Saturday Kiddish lunch. We could not be happier with Elegant Essen's food, presentation, and excellent server staff. Working with Marlene (the owner) and Laurie was easy and pleasant.
Many guests asked for the contact info for the company because the food was delicious. On Saturday, congregants who were not officially our guests, but who attended the service, complimented the food and asked the name of the company.
For Friday night, we had pecan crusted tilapia and also breaded tilapia (for the kids), Israeli cous cous salad, roasted potatoes, grilled veggies, and fresh fruit. It was all excellent. Standouts for the Kiddish were the grape leaves and kugel and more. They brought Krispy Kreme donuts as well which was a huge hit.