The Halcyon Gourmet

Where to Get Sweet & Savory Treats for Holiday Parties

‘Tis the season of hosting family and friends in your home. As it’s the busiest season of the year with lots on the calendar, we’ve put together a short list of places ready to help you make your loved ones feel catered to with minimum effort on you.

Monger’s Palate

Monger’s Palate builds made-to-order catering platters guaranteed to be a showstopper at your holiday cocktail party or event.  Their cheese, charcuterie and crudité platters come with seasonal, fresh ingredients that are carefully curated. Their selection of artisanal cheeses, meats and condiments are prepared to perfectly compliment each other’s flavor. Let them know what wine or beverage you’ll be serving and they’ll gladly customize your order to make your holiday table full of cheese and cheer!

Address: 192 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Website: Monger’s Palate
Phone: (718) 383-0612
Cost: Email for pricing and availability
Highlights: Customizable platters, amazingly delicious cheese, fresh and local ingredients


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Vote For The April Baseball Sandwich

My peeps at The Halcyon Gourmet are letting their Twitter pals vote for their April sandwich of the month – A baseball themed nosh! Your choices?

Take Me Out To The (Meat)Ball Game Hero – Halcyon’s meatball sub. Simple enough and sure to be delicioussssss.


The Pretzels & Dog Sammy – Kielbasa with sauerkraut, munster cheese and dijon mayo on pretzel bread. Not so simple and I’m intrigued by the idea of pretzel bread. And by intrigued I mean, totally in love!

Vote by tweeting your selection to @halcyongourmet

The Halcyon Gourmet
202 Banker Street

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The Halcyon Gourmet

Back in November of 2009 Kea wrote a post on a new addition to the neighborhood – The Halcyon Gourmet. A few months ago they moved from their tiny storefront to a bigger spot on Banker Street.

Right now, Halcyon is dine out only. You can order take-out from a pre-set menu or discuss catering options for pretty much any event. Really. ANY event. They will rock it.

According to owner Maria the Executive Chef (partner Archie is the Creative Director), they’ve been doing gigs from allover the tri-state area. It seems they’ve been working on a kickass word-of-mouth and I can see why. The food is delicious!

halcyon [hal-see-uhn] -adj. : peaceful; tranquil; idyllic; carefree

 I have to really RAVE about the soups though. All homemade and they’re always changing! You really don’t realize how many lunch joints are feeding you canned soup. What’s awesome about Halcyon is you can call in the morning, find out what soups they’re offering, order a quart for the week and pick it up on your way home.

February’s special sandwich in honor of the Met Opera’s production of NIXON IN CHINA is The Hoison Short Rib Bun. Chinese 5-Spiced, Hoisin-Braised Beef Short-Rib with Fennel & Daikon Slaw on a soft bun. The beef short-rib is just seriously bursting with flavor.

I spent a good chunk of time chatting up Maria and JV and they were just awesome people. Even though Halcyon is located in Greenpoint, they are doing business allover. I plan on ordering from them for my next all staff meeting and I’m on 14th Street in the city. I’m sure they’re going to knock it out of the park and make me look great to the staff who are pretty bored with my repetitive wrap platters from the overpriced corner market…

The Halcyon Gourmet
202 Banker Street
NY 11222-2873
(718) 349-2882
[email protected]

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