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Eye on Events: Naked Fig Launch Party

Expanding into the luxury plant-based catering market, Marcia Selden catering, in partnership with Matthew Kenney Cuisine (MKC), launched Naked Fig Catering on September 10, 2019 at its exclusive New York City Event space, Above 12, in midtown Manhatten. The event was so "lit" that the building went on fire. In true NYC fashion the NY Fire Department showed up to save the day. They evacuated party goers and fizzled the flames so that guests could safely return to the celebration. 

But—a little fire could never put out a Selden party flame, so while their friends at the NYFD worked their magic, hosts and guests took to the streets of NYC until it was safe to return  to the "Garden of Eden." 

Here's a look at some of the great food and "special guests" at the event.

All photos courtesy of Phillip Van Nostrand.

The two powerhouse teams: Marcia Selden Catering and MKC pose with...Adam and Eve.

Kelp Cacio e Pepe with Castelvetrano Olivada & Olive Dirt

Peewee Potatoes with Truffle Aioli

Naked Fig Signature Grilled Flatbread of Fresh Figs, Raclette Cheese, Baby Arugula, Balsamic Glaze, “Crumbled Feta” and Opal Micro

Mini Heirloom Tomato Zucchini Lasagna with Sun-dried Marinara & Macadamia Ricotta

Spicy Vietnamese Rolls with Tempeh Rainbow Veggies & Togarashi

Artisanal Cheese Garden of Eden

Uh oh! Call in the NYFD!

...and then give 'em a smile of gratitude! (Robin Selden, center)

About the cusine the company will be presenting, Robin Selden said, "Here are just a few of my personal favorite dishes that we are doing but to be honest I’ve loved them all!"

Kung Pao Cauliflower with Sexy Scallions
Avocado Tikka “Taco” with Curry Leaf Yogurt, Candy Cane Beets &Affilla Crest Micro
Mini “Crab Cakes” with Old Bay Aioli, Seaweed Caviar & Corn Succotash
Harissa & Maple Rainbow Carrots with Maple Fluff & Pistachio Dust
King Oyster Bao with Cashew Hoisin & Pickled Cucumbers

Best wishes to the team at Marcia Selden Events and MKC on their launch. May their fortunes in plant-based catering continue to grow!

Kathleen Stoehr

Kathleen Stoehr is the Director of Community & Content Strategy for Informa Connect | Catersource and Special Events magazines, including all digital content for both websites and e-newsletter products. She also vets, hires, guides and coordinates all live education at Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Art of Catering Food, Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit, and bridge content at The Special Event.