Andrea Correale's July 4th Burger Buffet
July 03, 2012 | At Home
For me, July 4th is synonymous with barbecuing all-American burgers. Offer guests the ultimate burger bar with beef, turkey, tuna, and veggie burgers. Buy oversized brioche buns from the bakery and then put out every topping imaginable. Think: guacamole, crispy onions, roasted peppers, feta, blue cheese, cheddar, sautéed spinach, sautéed mushrooms, dill pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup, Thousand Island, barbecue sauce—get creative. Classic potato salad, coleslaw, and green salad make great accompaniments. Or, get really creative and make your own patties:
July 4th décor and table settings don’t have to be red, white, and blue. Instead, try crisp white linen, burlap runners, galvanized accessories, and lanterns. This look creates an easy-breezy East End feel that strikes a balance between casual and sophisticated. Navy blue and white also makes a sharp statement and combine two of our country’s colors. Use this palette with teak wood serving pieces and silver nautical or beach-themed table décor.
Andrea Correale is owner and creator of Elegant Affairs, the premiere catering & event planning company serving Manhattan, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey. For over 20 years Andrea and her team have been producing custom-designed events with exquisite cuisine for parties as intimate as two and as extravagant as 2,000. Elegant Affairs has coordinated events for some of the world's most elite including Mariah Carey, Russell Simmons, Jimmy Fallon, P. Diddy. and many more. Andrea has no limit to her expertise; she is the exclusive caterer for Ferrari Maserati of Long Island and Sugar Dining Den and Social Club.