A Special Evening of Fundraising for City Harvest (Read more for pictures)

A Special Evening of Fundraising for City Harvest (Read more for pictures)

It was a special evening of fun, feast and fundraising! Bon Vivant was thrilled to participate in this year’s  City Harvest’s BID Fundraising event. 

Guests were immersed in a lively Havana Nights theme as they bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences. There was live entertainment to be enjoyed, delicious small plates and cocktails to be enjoyed from over 50 of New York City’s best chefs, restaurants, and mixologists, including Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, Francois Payard, Per Se, The Lambs Club, Ron Ben Israel, Gramercy Tavern, Kerry Heffernan of Grand Banks, Gabriel Kreuther, Marcus Glocker of Batard, 21 Club, Asiate at Mandarin Oriental, Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit, Angie Mar of the Beatrice Inn, Angie Rito of Don Angie, and Seki Shi of Sushi Seki.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian hosted VIPs in GZ’s Social Club, featuring interactive gourmet tastings, luxury purveyors, specialty cocktails, superior reserve wines, a special gift, and unique entertainment.

Bon Vivant New York presented Havana themed petits fours for participants to enjoy. As a a fun interactive element, guests were invited to pipe Havana themed flowers over the BID logo template. The final decorated piece left as a sweet reminder of the great evening and as a small token of thanks to the excellent work of the organizers and volunteers.

The icing on the cake - the evening raised a record $1.6 million, enough to help feed over 18,000 New Yorkers in need for a year.

Bon Vivant Joins City Harvest in Annual BID Fundraising Event

Bon Vivant Joins City Harvest in Annual BID Fundraising Event

We’re excited to support City Harvest at their signature Fall event BID on October 4th.

This year’s high-energy Havana Nights theme will feature an incredible tasting experience with gourmet food and specialty drink samples from more than 50 of NYC’s best chefs, restaurants and mixologists, plus live entertainment, and live and silent auctions.  Bon Vivant will provide an assortment of Havana Nights themed petits fours for attendees to enjoy.

We’re so pleased to participate in such a worthwhile cause, which helps to feed millions of New Yorkers in need across the 5 boroughs.

Tickets are still available, so come join us in the fun and help support a great cause!
http://cityharvest.org/bid

#WeAreCityHarvest


Event Details
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th St
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Tennis Cake Anyone? Bon Vivant Serves Up Custom Designed Cakes at Loews Regency Hotel Event (Read more for event photos)

Tennis Cake Anyone? Bon Vivant Serves Up Custom Designed Cakes at Loews Regency Hotel Event (Read more for event photos)

To help kick off the US Open Tennis Championships this month, Bon Vivant will team up with Loews Regency Hotel as its Flavor Partner, by providing custom designed “tennis ball themed” petits fours to be featured at an exclusive event celebrating fitness, food and fashion.

The event is hosted by WTA ranked players Victoria Azarenka and Amanda Anisimova, and takes place Wednesday, August 22, 5-7:30 PM in the Great Lawn space of the hotel, at 540 Park Avenue. Other participants include Julien Farel Spa and Lululemon.

We’re excited to share our custom cake collection and cheer on the players – we think it’s a perfect match!

Wednesday, August 22 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Loews Regency New York
540 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Purchase tickets for $30

An Unforgettable Midtown Coffee Experience

 An Unforgettable Midtown Coffee Experience

Nestled on a quiet midtown street, amidst a row of luxury design stores, the Bon Vivant provides an uniquely elegant coffeehouse experience. Serving a menu of Julius Meinl coffee along with classic petit fours, in a beautiful and serene space, the cafe evokes the delicious indulgence of the Viennese coffeehouses of the belle epoque.  

Julius Meinl Coffees, founded in Vienna in 1862, is one of the oldest coffee roasters in the world. Extensive coffee know-how in green coffee purchasing,  long-term relationships with coffee farmers, a careful selection of beans, and a typical Viennese roasting by coffee specialists help ensure the perfect cup of coffee*. It is that perfect experience that Bon Vivant seeks to provide, delivering  one of the best espressos in midtown Manhattan.

Mother's Day Preview Event at Loews Regency New York

Mother's Day Preview Event at Loews Regency New York

As one of the Flavor Partners for Loews Regency in New York, we joined them in hosting a Mother’s Day preview event in April to gear up for the big day.

At The Regency Bar & Grill, guests were able to enjoy delicious samples of the special Mother’s Day brunch menu items, and kids had a chance to decorate their own Bon Vivant petits fours and petit cakes.

It was such a fun and creative event for everyone who attended, and we're so happy we could be a part of it all.

Photograph by Travis Keyes, https://www.instagram.com/twkeyes/

Bon Vivant Joins Loews Regency Client Event

Bon Vivant Joins Loews Regency Client Event

Last October, Loews Regency New York launched its Loews Flavors Program where the hotel partners with the city’s finest local establishments – restaurants, bars, and artisans, to feature special events and activities all within the hotel for guests and visitors to enjoy.

At the Loews Client Event, partners and clients sampled an assortment of Bon Vivant’s exquisite petits fours, and were treated to a live demonstration of cake decoration and piping techniques, making it both an interactive and delicious experience for everyone.

Photos by Nicolette Vanco, https://www.instagram.com/vankz/

5 Reasons Why Petit Cakes are the New Must-Haves for any Celebration

5 Reasons Why Petit Cakes are the New Must-Haves for any Celebration

Whether you are celebrating a special birthday, a grand wedding, a small dinner-party, or some other occasion, here are 5 excellent reasons to have New York's best petits fours and petit cakes to ensure you have a fabulously festive time.

  1. You can forget the knife!
    They conveniently come in perfect individually-portioned serving sizes. No need for a knife and no need to cut the cake.
     
  2. They stay fresh for 10 days!
    The outer fondant glaze along with the layer of marzipan seals and protects the moist, liqueur-laced cakes from exposure to air, which is the primary cause for cakes going stale.
     

  3. You can try a variety of flavors instead of just one large single flavored cake.
    Small individual cakes means you can try more than one flavor.  Additionally, there is an exciting assortment of flavors such as Lavender Bloom and Lemon Zest, that will satisfy varying palates.
     
  4. No cleaning up.
    Individual pieces means no mess from cutting nor any cleaning up afterwards. 
     
  5. You can have a cake all to yourself!
    Then there is the charm of having a pretty cake all to yourself! Moreover, in the unusual chance that you would prefer to save it for later, the conveniently packaged cake can be easily taken home too.

Bon Appétit and let the good times roll!

A Victorian Era Wedding

A Victorian Era Wedding

Richly hued flower bouquets, gilded chandeliers, velvet and lace adorned tables are some of the details from a Victorian themed wedding shoot by Faye & Renee, with whom we had the pleasure of collaborating. The gorgeous details from this inspired shoot have now been featured on Knots Villa.

Presented on the dessert table are Bon Vivant petit cakes decorated in the Gold Rococo gold Sugar Blossom styles.  A two-tiered celebration cake draped in gold sugar lace makes a central focal point alongside the beautiful Victorian floral and crystal decorations in the vibrantly colored hall in the James Ward mansion.

More pictures in full post.

Chocolat on a Cold Winter Storm Night

Chocolat on a Cold Winter Storm Night

There is such romance to a winter snowstorm! What could be more charming against a setting of powdery white snow than snuggling up with a warm blanket, a sumptuous cup of hot cocoa, and a favorite movie or two? 

We have wonderful recipe for you for a hot chocolate! This recipe is so decadent and rich that it could almost serve as dessert.  And to add to the theme, a delicious clip from one of the most enchanting movies of all time - Chocolat by Lasse Hallstrom.

Enjoy!