Dinner at The Foundry

Who says weddings get to have all the fun?! Jen Huang, one of my very favorite photographers, kindly shared this fun dinner with me, and I knew you would love all the special touches. From the talented ladies at Poppies & Posies: “We have officially started a tradition! As a group of New York City based wedding professionals we love having a chance to collaborate whenever possible and our annual industry dinner party held at The Foundry is a wonderful excuse to do just that. Our goal was to have fun and throw the kind of soiree that we would want to attend.”

As guests arrived they were welcomed with a signature cocktail, ‘The Bombay Drop,” served in glass bottles with metal straws, along with Michael Stuart’s featured hors d’oeuvres served on pink salt slabs.

Michael Stuart’s nine course “Ode to Salt” tasting menu was perfectly prepared and served by waiters wearing linen striped aprons. Course after course was placed in front of us, each accompanied by a tiny vessel of salt in shades of pink, white, or black. (See the full menu below.)

The ladies at Poppies & Posies kindly wrote up some details about the delightful dinner party:

We were inspired by the region of Provence – both the unfussy approach we associate with a traditional Provençal kitchenscape, as well as the emphasis placed on the quality and choice of ingredients. Our aim was to keep things fresh and simple. We sourced a vintage, grain sack table runner to drape the long dinner table and the most beautiful blooms of the season (local spirea, hellebores, garden roses, parrot tulips, and sweet pea) were arranged in delicate compositions and placed on handmade, wooden pedestals. Deep burgundy clematis vine peppered the arrangements and added just the slightest pop of color to an otherwise delicate palette. We we’re so excited when we came across a collection of vintage oil lamps to use on the table for candlelight. Simple, clean, and elegant: they we’re the perfect finishing touch to our cozy dinner table.


Want more? Check out the film by Hello Super 8!



Venue: The Foundry / Photography: Jen Huang Photography / Stationery, calligraphy: Paperfinger Calligraphy / Flowers, design: Poppies & Posies / Catering: Michael Stuart NY / Dessert: Shellco NYC Bakery / Music: Les Loups / Videography: Hello Super 8

“An Ode to Salt” Tasting Menu

Cabin Cove Oyster + Mandarin Cucumber Mignonette
Shinkai Deep Sea Salt

Wild Patagonian Red Shrimp Taco + Mango Salsa, Avocado
Kilauea Onyx Sea Salt

Maine Sea Scallop Ceviche + Lime, Red Onion, Jalapeño Curl
Bolivian Rose, Andes Mountain Salt

Blanched Spring Peas + Saffron Crème Fraîche
Cypress Hardwood Salt

Watermelon & Buratta + Mache, Cracked Pepper
Halen Môn Sea Salt

Smashed Fingerling Potato + Velvet Piopini Mushroom, Fried Quail Egg
Truffle Salt

Seared Duck Breast + Duck Fat Potatoes
Prussian Blue Sea Salt

Braised Pork Belly + White Bean Ragout, Fried Brussels Sprout
Maine Cherrywood Smoked Sea Salt

Flatiron Steak + Peppercorn Bordelaise, Fried Buttermilk Onion
The Meadows Pinot Noir Salt

Blood Orange Panna Cotta + Blood Orange Reduction
Taha’a Vanilla Salt

Roasted Nectarines + Sweet Mascarpone
Salish Alder Smoked Sea Salt

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