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  • 1. India House WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 2. INDIA HOUSE HISTORY India House has a long and distinguished heritage tied into the formation of lower Manhattan as well as the history of business and commerce of New York. The landmark India House was constructed by the builder Richard Carman some time after the fire of 1835, in the style of a Renaissance palazzo, residential palaces of Italian banking families. It was the home of the Hanover Bank who first purchased the property. The edifice has remained almost unchanged since that date. Extensive restoration work was completed in 2005. The name India House was selected to symbolize the Indies, which were believed to epitomize the rare and exotic. The name also pays homage to the Dutch West India Company, the first colonizers of Manhattan. After the Hanover Bank moved out, the property became the possession of Robert L. Maitland. His company Maitland and Company were tobacco importers. The property was subsequently used by the New York Cotton Exchange (1870 to 1885), and later by W.R. Grace & Company. India House, as an organization, came into being in 1914, when a group of business men headed by James A. Farrell, then president of United States Steel Company, in collaboration with Willard Straight, decided to create a meeting place for the interests of foreign trade. Presidents of the Lackawanna Steel Company, Dollar Steamship Company, W.R. Grace Shipping, Chase National Bank, and United States Rubber all became Governors of India House and remained active during its first two decades. The national Foreign Trade Council made India House its headquarters. Leaders in commerce worldwide graced the halls at India House. Indeed, from its very inception, the club's charter stated that its goal was to "create in this country a relation between the bankers and the promoters of foreign enterprises that would make it possible to handle foreign undertakings... “. Early in 1918 Willard Straight bought the property with the idea that India House might some day wish to own it. Through the generosity of Mrs. Dorothy Payne Whitney-Straight (Elmhirst), India House acquired the property in February 1921, and on the expiration of certain leases in 1924, rearranged and rebuilt the structure. In 1925, Mr. William A. Delano, the well-known architect added what is now known as the Marine Room, with special lighting and architectural details that relate to marine life and seafaring. Extensive alterations were made and the rooms were fitted out in the spirit of the early American overseas trade. Dorothy Whitney and her husband Willard Straight collected and gave a collection of thirty-five ship models, and subsequently a large collection of paintings, prints, maritime relics and other decorations which had been loaned to the Club when it was formed and had given it much of its unique atmosphere. These and other gifts from members and friends have given the Club a very fine collection of paintings, models and other art objects connected with sailing vessels, seafaring life and trade with East India. WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 3. Mr. James A. Farrell, the President, gave, then and later, rare ship models, engravings and paintings. Mr. Straight donated a collection of Chinese art objects and maritime paintings. India House is home to one of the finest marine art collections in the world. India House has remained a private club and a location to build relationships between businesses in the United States and foreign trade. The maritime historian, Frank O. Braynard, in his 1973 foreword to the second edition of The Marine Collection at India House, states that "England could not have survived [World War Two] without the armada of American-built, American-manned, American-operated merchant vessels...managed by many of the outstanding members of India House." Many statesmen have been members of India House, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., James Byrnes, W. Averell Harriman, George C. Marshall, Henry Cabot Lodge and Cyrus Vance. Other members include previous mayors of New York, including John P. O'Brien and the famous architect William Adams Delano, whose firm, Delano & Aldrich, redesigned the interior of India House. WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 4. WEDDING MENU COCKTAIL RECEPTION BUTLERED HORS D’OEUVRES Please Select Four Vegetable Spring Rolls, Hot and Sour Sauce Chipotle Shrimp Kabobs Mini Crab Cakes, Old Bay Aioli Chicken Satay Kabobs, Peanut Dipping Sauce Petit Beef Wellingtons, Truffle Sauce Franks en Croute **Baby Lamb Chops, Mint Jelly Spinach Tartlet Duck Confit Quesadilla Brie, Walnut and Cranberry Purse Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms Mushroom & Pea Risotto Pork Dumplings BUTLERED COLD CANAPÉS Please Select Four Smoked Salmon Roulade Mini Greek Salad on Endive Spear Salmon Tartare on Wasabi Rice Crackers **Classic Shrimp Cocktail Tomato Basil Bruschetta Truffled Chicken Salad on Mini English Muffin Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Mozzarella and Grape Tomato Skewers Goat & Mushroom Crostini **Subject to additional charge CRUDITE BASKET, FRESH FRUIT AND CHEESE Broccoli Florettes, Cauliflower Florettes, Baby Carrots, Enoki Mushrooms Grape Tomatoes, Endive Spears and Asparagus Brie, Blue Cheese, Goats Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Strawberries, Grapes, Raspberries, Dried Cranberries, Crisp Crackers and Flat Breads WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 5. COCKTAIL STATIONS Additional $7.00 per guest per station ANTIPASTI Cured Meats, Assorted Cheeses, Roasted Peppers, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Mixed Olives, Tomatoes and Anchovies, Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini, Eggplant and Bread Sticks PASTA STATION Please Select One Penne, Linguini, Orechetti Please Select One Puttanesca, Alio Olio (garlic and oil) with Broccoli, Pomodoro, Alfredo, A la Vodka COCKTAIL STATIONS Additional $10.00 per guest per station TASTE OF CHINATOWN Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs, Rice Noodle Salad Vegetable Spring Rolls, Ginger Lobster Fried Rice Peking Duck ~ Hand Rolled Crackling Duck Scallion Pancakes and Hoisin Sauce TASTE OF LITTLE ITALY Sausage and Peppers, Mozzarella and Tomato Salad Baked Stuffed Clams, Sautéed Broccoli Rabe Penne Pasta a la Vodka, Herbed Focaccia CARVING STATION Please Select One Roast Turkey Breast with Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Sauce Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly, Balsamic Lamb Jus Orange-Bourbon Glazed Ham with Dijon Mustard Beef Tenderloin with steak Sauce, Horseradish Cream Roast Pork Loin with Pineapple Glaze WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 6. PREMIUM STATIONS Additional $25.00 per guest per station RAW BAR Littleneck Clams, Blue Point Oysters, Jumbo Shrimp Maine Lobster Tails, King Crab Legs Served with Cocktail Sauce, Old Bay Mayonnaise, Mignonette Sauce SUSHI BAR Authentic Sushi Bar Including Selection of Assorted Sushi, Sashimi, Soba Noodles, Seaweed Salad and Specialty Rolls served with Wasabi, Pickled Ginger CAVIAR AND FROZEN VODKA BAR American Osetra Caviar served with House-made Bellini Pancakes Served with Egg Whites & Yolks, Chopped Red Onions, Capers, Crème Fraîche Iced Vodkas to Include Stolichnaya and Stolichnaya Citron THREE COURSE SEATED DINNER FIRST COURSE Please Select One FRESH MOZZARELLA AND TOMATO SALAD micro arugula, balsamic reduction, pine nuts TRI COLOR SALAD blue cheese, walnuts, red wine vinaigrette ROASTED BEET & ARUGULA SALAD goat cheese, balsamic reduction THAI SALAD arugula, mizuna, mandarin oranges, edamame, pea shoots, sweet soy-ginger dressing TRUFFLED MUSHROOM CAVATELLI GRILLED POLENTA aged gruyère, roasted tiger shrimp, rosemary-citrus reduction SURF AND TURF diver sea scallop, braised short rib SEARED JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE celery root slaw, fennel leaves, mustard aioli *Additional $5.00 per guest WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 7. ENTRÉES Please Select Two ATLANTIC SALMON corn and mushroom risotto cake, spinach, port wine shallots SALMON IN PASTRY layers of herb mashed potatoes, asparagus, arugula-beurre blanc GRILLED SWORDFISH white beans, broccoli rabe, red wine reduction WILD STRIPED BASS artichokes, oven-dried tomatoes, black olive polenta PAN-ROASTED COD braised baby bok choy, creamy polenta, blood orange fume FREE RANGE CHICKEN potato croquettes, baby heirloom carrots, lemon-thyme jus BRAISED SHORT RIBS oven-roasted baby sweet potatoes, broccoli rabe, demi-glace FILET MIGNON mashed potatoes, baby spinach, maitre d’ hotel butter Additional $5.00 per guest ROASTED VEAL CHOP roasted shallots, spinach, soft polenta, borolo reduction Additional $15.00 per guest COLORADO LAMB CHOPS potatoes au gratin, haricot vert, rosemary-mint sauce Additional $15.00 per guest ~Additional Choice of Entrées $10.00 per guest~ ~Vegetarian meals available upon request~ WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 8. WEDDING CAKES BY FINANCIER PATISSERIE Please Select One SACHER TORTE layers of chocolate hazelnut cake alternating with thin layers of raspberry preserves FRAISIER French-style strawberry shortcake: fresh strawberries, vanilla biscuit, mousseline with a touch of Grand Marnier CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE moist almond macaroon, chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache and layers of chocolate biscuit CHOCOLATE GANACHE AND PRALINE MOUSSELINE layers of vanilla biscuit, praline mousseline and chocolate ganache CHOCOLATE GANACHE AND COFFEE MOUSSELINE layers of vanilla biscuit, coffee mousseline and chocolate ganache MARJOLAINE chocolate ganache, almond meringue, coffee butter cream FRAMBOISIER French-style raspberry shortcake: fresh raspberries, vanilla biscuit, mousseline with a touch of Framboise liqueur CARROT CAKE traditional carrot cake with walnuts and cream cheese frosting All Desserts with Assorted Petit Fours, Brownies and Cookies Fresh Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated and Herbal Teas ADDITIONAL PLATED DESSERT OPTIONS Additional $8.00 per guest WEDDING MENU 2013-2014 CLASSIC CRÈME BRULEE CHEF’S SEASONAL CHEESECAKE WARM CHOCOLATE CAKE vanilla ice cream RASPBERRY MOUSSE chocolate cream DUTCH APPLE CRUMBLE vanilla ice cream PEAR FEUILLETE caramel sauce SEASONAL BERRY TARTLET sauce anglaise CHOCOLATE MOUSSE DOME raspberry coulis
  • 9. PREMIUM OPEN BAR FOR 5 HOURS Ketel One, Ketel One Citrus, Russian Standard, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Cuervo Silver BeefeaterDewar’s, Johnny Walker Red, Jack Daniels, Sweet and Dry Vermouth, Seagram’s VO Sommelier’s selection of White and Red Wines, Charles de Fere Blanc de Blanc Imported and Domestic Beers, Soft drinks and Juices UPGRADED WINES Additional $5.00 per guest WHITES Please Select One Sauvignon Blanc, New Harbor, Marlborough, NZ 2012 Pinot Grigio, Tramin DOC, Italy 2011 REDS Please Select One Tempranillo, Pagos de Eguren, Spain 2010 Pinot Noir, Nieto, Mendoza, Agrentina 2010 Shiraz, St. Hallet, Faith, Barossa Valley, Australia 2010 ~ UPGRADED WINES Additional $10.00 per guest WHITES/ROSÉ Please Select One Chardonnay, Saint-Veran, Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France 2011 Riesling, Urban, Mosel, Germany 2011 Château Saint Baillon, Rosé, Provence, France 2010 REDS Please Select One Cabernet Sauvignon, Decoy by Duckhorn, CA 2011 Veronese, Palazzo della Torre, IGT, Italy 2009 ~Additional Wines & Champagnes Available Upon Request~ CORDIALS with DESSERT Additional $8.00 per guest Grand Marnier, Sambuca, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Amaretto, Tia Maria, Frangelico and Kahlua WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 10. VENDOR RECOMMENDATION WEDDING MENU 2013-2014 SOUND & LIGHTING Theatrix Events Productions 422 McDonald Avenue New York, New York, 11218 718-853-6870 MUSIC AND PRODUCTIONS Hank Lane Harris Lane, Music Director 65 West 55th Street, Suite 302, NY, NY 10019 212-767-0600 www.hanklane.com harrislane@hanklane.com SPECIALITY LINEN & TABLESCAPES Something Different Party Rental Patty Tumminello, Designer 107-117 Pennsylvania Ave, Patterson, NJ 07503 973-742-1779 www.somethingdifferentparty.com PHOTOGRAPHY Natural Expressions Frank Ammaccapane, Photographer Director 475 Park Ave, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10016 212-889-8688 www.naturalexpresionsny.com frank@naturalexpresionsny.com Emma Cleary Photography Emma Cleary, Photographer 45 Wall Street, New York, NY 10006 646-662-7241 www.emmacleary.com emma@emmacleary.com FLORIST City Blossoms Inna Lipovsky, Owner & Floral Director 62 Trinity Place, New York, NY 10006 212-269-8190 www.cityblossoms.com J.R. Floral Designs Jimmy Reyes, Designer 1215 67th Street, N. Bergen, NJ 07047 201-710-9113 www.jrfloral.com jrfloraldesigns@yahoo.com Photo by Emma Cleary
  • 11. Main Entrance of India House Marine Room Set for Dinner WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 12. Garden View Room set for Dinner with Wood Burning Fireplace Marine Room set for a Traditional Ceremony WEDDING MENU 2013-2014
  • 13. Hanover Room with Wood Burning Fireplace WEDDING MENU 2013-2014 Marine Room Before Restoration Marine Room After Restoration
  • 14. PRICING & SERVICE Menu Pricing Starting at $130.00 - $175.00 (Dependent of Time of Year, Friday or Sunday and Menu Selection) Coat Check Attendant $175.00 Maitre d’ Fee $350.00 Ceremony Fee $500.00 if applicable All Food & Beverage packages are subject to 20% Administrative Fee and 8.875% New York State Tax. Administrative Charge is Taxable DIRECTIONS From The Westside Highway Take West Side Highway to Battery Park. Make left on Battery Place, continue until the street turns into State Street., then continue for approximately two traffic lights and make a left on Hanover Square. From F.D.R FDR South to Exit One (Battery Park, Staten Island Ferry), make right on Broad Street. Make right at first traffic light on Water Street, Go 2 traffic lights to Hanover Square and make a left. From Brooklyn Battery Tunnel When exiting tunnel, stay to the left of the traffic light and turn left at the light. When making the left turn, stay right (do not go into underpass), continue on to Battery Place. Make left on Battery Place, continue until the street turns into State Street, then continue for approximately two traffic lights and make a left on Hanover Square. From Broadway Take Broadway South to Wall Street, make a left on Wall Street, continue for five blocks to Pearl Street Make a right on Pearl Street, go two blocks to Hanover Square From Brooklyn Bridge Second exit (FDR and Pearl Street) Make a right at traffic light. Take Pearl Street to Hanover Square. Subway: #2 or #3 to Wall Street. #4 or #5 to Bowling Green. N or R to Whitehall St/South Ferry. PARKING GARAGES WEDDING MENU 2013-2014 South William S. William between Beaver & Broad 212-269-6056 Monday - Friday Until 1:00am Saturday until 12:00am 320 Pearl Street Pearl between Hanover & Broad 212-785-4385 Monday - Friday Until 12:00am Saturday until 7:00pm 55 Water Street Old Slip between Water & FDR 212-809-6789 Open 24 Hours
  • 15. INDIA HOUSE One Hanover Square * New York, NY * 10004 212-269-2323 * www.indiahouseclub.org WEDDING MENU 2013-2014