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  • 1. India House HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013
  • 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. HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013
  • 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. HOLIDAY RECEPTION PACKAGES HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013
  • 4. PACKAGE 1 3 Hour Beer, Wine & Soft Drink 1 Hour of Chef’s Selection of 8 Passed Hors D’oeuvres 1 Cocktail Station $65.00 per guest PACKAGE 2 3 Hour Premium Beverage Service 1 Hour Chef’s Selection of 8 Passed Hors D’oeuvres 2 Cocktail Station $80.00 per guest PACKAGE 3 3 Hour Premium Beverage Service 1 Hour Chef‘s Selection of 8 Passed Hors D’oeuvres 2 Cocktail Stations Holiday Dessert Station $90.00 per guest PACKAGE 4 3 Hour Premium Beverage Service 1 Hour Chef’s Selection of 8 Passed Hors D’oeuvres 2 Cocktail Stations 1 Carving Station 1 Premium Station Holiday Dessert Station $115.00 per guest ~F&B Minimums will Apply~ ~Custom Menus Also Available upon Request~ ~Addition hour for your reception $10.00 per guest~ ~Seasonal Menu Items will be available for the Holiday Season~ HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013
  • 5. COCKTAIL RECEPTION MENUS 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 COCKTAIL STATIONS Pasta Station Please Select Two Penne a la Vodka Fettuccini Alfredo Linguini with Clam Sauce Rigatoni with Puntanesca Sauce Spaghetti with Tomato Basil Marinara Shrimp a ala Diablo with Bucatini Pasta Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Sweet Sausages, Garlic Broth Fresh Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto Cream Sauce Truffled Mushroom Cavatelli HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013
  • 6. Fresh Fruit, Cheese and Crudités Brie, Blue Cheese, Goat Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Strawberries, Grapes, Raspberries, Mixed Nuts, Dried Cranberries, Crisp Crackers, Fresh Bread, Broccoli Florettes, Cauliflower Florettes, Baby Carrots, Enoki Mushrooms, Grape Tomatoes, Endive Spears, Asparagus Served with Blue Cheese Dip and Tomato Basil Ranch Dip Antipasti Cured Meats, Assorted Cheeses, Roasted Peppers, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Mixed Olives, Tomatoes and Anchovies, Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini, Eggplant and Bread Sticks Taste of Latin America Chicken and Steak Fajitas Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Flour tortillas Chicken Cactus Enchiladas with Red Sauce Shrimp and Green Sauce Black Beans and Yellow Rice Taste of Chinatown Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs Rice Noodle Salad Vegetable Spring Rolls Ginger Lobster Fried Rice Hand Rolled Peking Duck, Scallion Pancakes, and Hoisin Sauce Grilled Cheese Station (Pressed at Station) Gruyère on Whole Wheat & Classic Cheddar on White Bread Shaved Fennel & Persimmon Salad with Key-Lime Vinaigrette Shots of Creamy Tomato Soup Slider Station (Finished at Station) Braised Beef Brisket with Whole Grain Mustard Pulled Duck with Savory Blueberry Compote & Dijon Mustard Chef’s Own Southern Slaw HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013
  • 7. Gnocchi Station (Cooked at Station) Fresh Potato Dumplings Toasted with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto or Black Olive Tapenade with Crispy Capers Mashed Martini Station Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Pulled Pork, Shoe String Onions, Wild Mushrooms, Sour Cream, Scallions, Aged Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Bits 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 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 Frozen Vodkas to Include Stolichnaya and Stolichnaya Citron HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013
  • 8. SIZZLING THAI STATION (Prepared at Station) Topped with Smoked Tofu, Scallions, Bean Sprouts Sesame Seeds & Peanuts Rice Noodles, Plum Cane, Sauce CEVICHE STATION (Finished at Station) Salmon, Hamachi, Scallop & Shrimp Mango, Avocado, Watercress, Cilantro, Onion, Soy Sauce BEVERAGE OPTIONS WINE, BEER & SOFT DRINKS Sommelier’s selection of White and Red Wines Imported and Domestic Beers Soft Drinks and Juices PREMIUM OPEN BAR Absolut Citron, Absolut, Ketel One, Russian Standard, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray Beefeater, Cuervo Gold, Dewer’s, Johnny Walker Red, Jack Daniels Sweet and Dry Vermouth, Seagram’s VO Sommelier’s selection of White and Red Wines, Imported and Domestic Beers Egg Nog & Mulled Wine Soft Drinks and Juices All Food & Beverage packages are subject to 22% Administrative Fee (Taxable) and 8.875% New York State Tax. HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013
  • 9. SEATING CAPACITY Room Dimensions length x width Sq Ft Floor Conference Seated Reception Theater Classroom Hanover 29’.7” x 47’.7” 1416 1st 44 100 125 130 70 Presidents’ 47.7” x 20’7” 987 2nd 40 100 100 120 50 Garden View Room 22’3” x 17’.7” 41’6” x 21’ 1267 2nd 30 100 200 100 60 Batavia Room 27’10” x 21”6” 612 2nd 15 60 75 60 27 Jewel 17’10” x 15’ 256 3rd 13 13 20 20 n/a Broad 17’3” x 14’4” 249 3rd 16 16 20 20 n/a Pearl 26’5” x 19’11” 506 3rd 22 60 125* 40 33 China 27’10” x 22’ 596 3rd 22 60 *Included 30 42 Stone 22’ 7” x 39’9” 906 3rd 40 100 100 100 60 Marine 69’11” x 28’6” 1976 3rd 70 200 300 225 150 Entire Facility 8771 ROOM RENTAL Room Room Rate Jewel $250.00 Broad $250.00 Pearl $500.00 China Included with Pearl Stone $750.00 Hanover $1,000.00 Presidents’ $750.00 Garden View Suite $1,000.00 Batavia Room Included in Garden View Suite Marine $1,250.00 Entire Facility F&B Minimum or Rental Starting at $30,000.00 HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013
  • 10. INDIA HOUSE One Hanover Square * New York, NY * 10004 212-269-2323 * www.indiahouseclub.org HOLIDAY RECEPTION MENUS 2013