Kristen + Eric July 24,2016
Rocco and Lenore are amazing people, who make delicious and memorable food!! They were the on-site caterers for our wedding at Arrow Park. From the tasting to the cake cutting, Rocco and Lenore left us feeling comfortable and confident! We decided on a family style serving for our guests. They were able to try a little (or a lot) of everything. Rocco was more than willing to accommodate any special requests we had. Rocco is happy to create the whole menu for you or adjust for what you want to see on the menu. Whatever food you or Rocco decide on will be absolutely delicious. Our guests raved about the cocktail hour and the dinner...and still are! Lenore and the other staff are awesome! One of the servers even helped me fix my hair when it needed to be repinned! Throughout the whole planning process, Rocco and Lenore were so helpful and flexible, in more areas than the food. But, in the end, the food was delicious! We highly recommend using them for your caterers. They are great people who love to make people happy with great food!
Pam + Tim September 25,2016
We first met Rocco and Lenore for a tasting lunch in February - they were actually the first caterers we tried. They served delicious garlic baked chicken, salmon with manga salsa, and lamb with merlot sauce as well as a salad with berry vinaigrette and a tray of imported meats and cheeses. My wife is allergic to most berries, and they actually made her a new salad with an improvised balsamic dressing on the spot, which she raved about. Overall, we were blown away by the quality of the food and their creativity, friendliness, and charisma, and we booked them for our September 25th wedding immediately.
About a month before the wedding, we began hashing out the details of the menu on a call with Rocco. We worked out an hors d'oeurve list with pigs in a blanket, pulled pork sliders, a mozzarella and tomato crostini, and shrimp skewers. The main courses were a little more difficult to decide on - with Rocco's help, we decided on the same baked garlic chicken from the tasting, as well as salmon with lemon dill and capers, and skirt steak with tomato. Over the few weeks between the meeting and the wedding, we tweaked a few things over email and Rocco was more than happy to accomodate our changes.
On the day of the wedding, I was surprised to find that Rocco and Lenore had gotten there before us and were already setting up! While Rocco prepared in the kitchen, Lenore was setting up the dining rooms and even helping with the overall decorations. After the actual ceremony, in between pictures, she was even able to sneak us a platter of hors d'ouerves and samples from the Tuscan meat and cheese table so that we didn't have to worry about missing the food during the cocktail hour.
I had been joking throughout the planning process that I wouldn't know what entree to pick, and it looked like they made note of that and gave us a surprise: instead of having to choose a main course, we were given a platter with all three dishes! They were all phenomenal, and our guests were very happy (and full) by the end of dinner.
Rocco and Lenore really helped make our wedding day come together beyond just the dinner. They were both extremely eager to help and took care of details that we hadn't even thought of, like aspects of the decor and making sure we didn't have to miss the food during the cocktail hour. I would definitely recommend working with them to anyone - if the story of my experience doesn't convince you, just meet them and try their food. You won't be sorry.
I'm still hoping to find a reason to hire them again. I want more of that salmon!
Justine + Matt May 29,2016
We can't thank Rocco and Lenore enough for being a part of our wedding. We had several issues with the venue the day of our wedding and they went above and beyond for us to make sure we had a special day. The food was absolutely delicious!!! They are so accommodating with menu choices and genuinely just want their clients to be happy . The service was impeccable and they treated us like family. They saved our evening and we will remain forever grateful. I truly felt like we were amongst friends. I told Lenore she is an honorary bridesmaid and gave her a bouquet... That is how awesome they are. Do not hesitate to use Love and Rosemary for your event. You will not be disappointed. I hope to work with them again in the future.
Justine & Matt
Sarah + Albert September 2015
t’s hard to express the amount of gratitude we have for Rocco, and his whole team at Love + Rosemary, for the extraordinary job they did catering our wedding at Arrow Park Lake & Lodge. Rocco went ABOVE AND BEYOND for us. He is the type of guy who says “yes, I can do that” and he delivers. Love + Rosemary do much more than your average caterers. For our Friday night rehearsal dinner, we wanted to serve Peruvian food, so Rocco customized an entire menu for us. Having been to many weddings before, we weren’t sure it was possible to serve interesting food at a reasonable cost, but Rocco proved it was: we had empanadas, fish tacos, a thoughtfully spiced, a-ha moment corn-on-the-cob, and a very tasty corn soup. We wanted to eat outside, so he brought his food truck and set up tables, chairs, string lights, and about a hundred votive candles, which created a fun and romantic atmosphere. Part 2 of the evening was a bonfire, so Rocco lit the path down to the lake with LED lanterns, which was just magical. Rocco’s team set up a s’mores bar, so everyone could make their own (jumbo) s’mores, both on the bonfire and on little hibachi grills. It was an amazing night!
I should add that Love + Rosemary not only provided food, they also provided lanterns and other decorations, and picked up various beverages, desserts and other items for us so we wouldn’t have to transport them ourselves. For example, on Saturday night, we wanted pie and ice cream instead of cake, so he found a local orchard that sold their own apple pie, and convinced a local shop to sell us their homemade ice cream last minute (because I had forgotten to place the dessert order earlier - oops). Love + Rosemary also catered our breakfasts both Saturday and Sunday, serving delicious eggs, yogurt and fruit. Saturday night’s dinner was wonderful as well – they customized a menu for us that was largely pescatarian to fit our taste (and budget!). Plus, he made us a beautiful display of apples and honey to celebrate the Jewish New Year – free of charge. Rocco & Lenore and the whole staff are just lovely people to work with. Takeaway: We could not have imagined a better caterer than Love + Rosemary. We are so grateful to have worked with them and we give them 5 stars.
Steven and Michael June 2015
Michael and I were so lucky to have Rocco and Lenore cater our wedding weekend at Arrow Park. Our guests have been telling us over and over in the weeks after the wedding how good the food was.
And Rocco and Lenore made it so easy for us. They happily made changes to the menu to fit our preferences and did a beautiful job staging the bonfire dinner the night before the wedding, the wedding night reception dinner, and the brunch the next morning. Their staff was also wonderfully attentive and made sure that our guests were well cared for.