You guys know I love to nosh, it’s kind of my bag. So when two gourmet friends of mine invited Megs and I to a gallery opening they were catering, we were all-up-ons. Jonathan Botta and Michael Thor are two of my older brothers best friends, and as things with brothers go, have inevitably become close friends of mine. Botta and Thor have worked many a line in the Raleigh area, but they recently became the new culinary force behind one of Raleighwood’s best catering companies: Posh Nosh.
Hosted at Flanders Art Gallery in Raleigh’s Warehouse district, (found this hot chick staring off into the distance…come here often?) the duo along with Posh Nosh’s owner and a clever bartender churned out hundreds of small bites using the most modest of kitchen setups. The eats were outrageous, a classy spread with complex flavor combinations but humble and approachable in concept. Here’s a sampling of the night’s menu:
An enticing ginger-cherry vodka cocktail to spark some friendly conversation. Almost made the abstract pieces interesting…almost.
Chilled Gazpacho & Tuna Tartare on thick-cut Potato Chips.
Mushroom and Leek Pizzette with shaved Parmiggiano & Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps.
Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts & Sweet Corn Chowder with Marinated Shrimp.
Four Varieties of Hand-Rolled Truffles & Ricotta Fritters with Macerated Peaches.
Impressive is an understatement. The quality, cleanliness, and sheer scale of the Posh Nosh tag-team’s offerings rank well beyond other local catering companies, namely Rocky Top…but that’s another post. Big Ups to Botta, Thor, and the entire Posh Nosh team for an evening of unforgettable noshes and the easiest photoshoot ever. What can I say, galleries have great lighting.
Kauai is next, so hold tight for a week or so and I’ll be back with a full account of our adventures in the far Pacific. Aloha Oe!