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Gourmet Caterers

3867 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02131
617-522-2820

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Gourmet Caterers Inc., established in 1973, is one of New England’s largest privately owned full-service caterers. The company services both corporate and social events that have accommodated up to 10,000 guests with custom-planned menus, staffing, bar service, equipment rentals, linen motifs, floral designs, and more. Gourmet is the preferred caterer at more than 40 metro Boston sites including the JFK Library and Museum, The 600 Club at Fenway Park, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Massachusetts State House. They do everything from formal dinners to clambakes.

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Brandade
1. noun A pounded combination of salted or smoked fish, olive oil, garlic, milk and cream.
Brioche
1. noun A soft, yeasty French bread enriched with butter and eggs.
Cassoulet
1. noun A slow-cooked marriage of white beans and assorted meats such as pork, duck or goose.
Champ
1. noun An Irish favorite of mashed potatoes, green onions and butter.
Chèvre
1. noun French for "goat," as in cheese.
Chorizo
1. noun Crumbly, spiced pork sausage.
Chutney
1. noun A spicy, fruity, sometimes marmalade-like Indian condiment.
Compote
1. noun Slow-cooked fruit in syrup.
Confit
1. noun Meat (usually goose, duck or pork) that is slowly cooked in its own fat and preserved with the fat packed around it as a seal.
Couscous
1. noun Granular semolina popular in North Africa.
Crostini
1. noun The Italian word for "little toasts" (referring to bread, not grappa).
Emulsion
1. noun The mixture of two liquids that cannot normally combine smoothly (e.g., oil and water). Mayonnaise and hollandaise are two familiar emulsions.
Foie gras
1. noun Expensive, silk-textured goose or duck liver that has been enlarged by a process you don't want to read about if you're going to eat this dish.
Gremolata
1. noun Minced parsley, lemon peel and garlic.
Jus
1. noun French for juice, jus also refers to the unthickened juices from a piece of roasted meat.
Mascarpone
1. noun Ultra-rich, soft cheese known best for its role in tiramisu.
Nori
1. noun An edible, dark green seaweed frequently used in Japanese cooking for wrapping sushi.
Pancetta
1. noun Cured Italian bacon.
Panna cotta
1. noun Egg-less Italian custard.
Pâté
1. noun Ground meat, fish or vegetables blended with fat and seasonings; can be smooth or chunky, served cold or hot.
Pâte
1. noun French for dough, paste or batter.
Polenta
1. noun A slow-cooked cornmeal porridge popular in northern Italy; can be served soupy or firm, sometimes fried.
Prix fixe
1. noun French for fixed price, a complete meal that features a limited number of selections at a preset price.
Puttanesca
1. noun Spicy, bold tomato sauce (hence the name, deriving from the Italian word for whore) made distinct with anchovies, capers and black olives.
Quinoa
1. noun These small, round, pale-brown grains look similar to millet and have a mild taste and a firm texture. Quinoa is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids.
Ragoût
1. noun A thick, seasoned stew of meat or fish, sometimes with vegetables.
Ragu
1. noun Tomato and meat sauce from Bologna.
Ratatouille
1. noun A Provençal dish of eggplant, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and herbs in olive oil.
Risotto
1. noun Italian dish made from rice cooked by intermittently adding small amounts of stock or broth. Other ingredients are added as required.
Romesco
1. noun Catalonian sauce of finely ground tomatoes, red bell peppers, onion, garlic, almonds and olive oil.
Tartare
1. noun Ground or finely chopped, seasoned raw meat (traditionally beef). May or may not come mounded, and with a raw egg.
Terrine
1. noun An earthenware container, or the dish cooked therein.

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