Summertime Italian-Inspired Feast 

Celebrate your Boston corporate outing with The Catered Affair at Boston Public Library. The stunning architecture paired with The Catered Affairs’ culinary artistry is an unforgettable masterpiece to experience.

Scroll down to begin your Renaissance-era journey, a feast for all your senses. 

Designed after the sixteenth-century Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome, Italy, the open-air Courtyard bridges the McKim Building and Boylston Street Building, providing an idyllic backdrop for an Italian-Inspired strolling reception.  As guests enter the oasis, they are greeted by servers passing glasses of prosecco, limoncello, and Aperol spritzes. Live music, folk dancers with tambourines’ and rich aromas float in the air while a painter, one would see on the streets of Rome, is ready for individual and group portraits. From concept to execution, The Catered Affair’s award-winning team plans all aspects of your celebration, including venue selection, menu planning, vendor coordination, brand activations, event design, and production.  

The Italian-Inspired Feast represents a corporate outing experience produced by The Catered Affair.  


Boston Corporate Outing
Alisha Norden Photography
Design Details

An abundance of Olive Branches, Hand-Calligraphed Wooden Boards, Jars of Artisanal Pastas, Themed Directional Signage, Terra Cotta Serving Pieces, Unique Lounge Sets, and Custom Barware are used in the event design.

The Feast

The Catered Affair customizes menus to accommodate all tastes and preferences. This menu is representative of an Italian-Inspired strolling corporate outing. 


Boston Corporate Outing

Traveling Meatballs | Mini Beef + Chicken Meatballs on petite skewers, served from a roaming custom cart. 

Bountiful Burrata Bar | Burrattini, artisan bread, prosciutto di parma, marinated shrimp, squid, heirloom tomatoes, stone fruit, eggplant, arugula, seasoned melon, olive tapenade, pesto, fresh basil and mint, olive oil & balsamic 

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Pasta Fresca | A Chef-Attended Feast of Campanelle, herb ricotta ravioli, gluten-free pasta with a selection of sauces including amatriciana, arugula pesto, parmesan cream, or aglio e olio with accompaniments as follows:  veal meatballs, herb-roasted chicken, wild mushrooms, eggplant, peppers, caramelized onions, parmigiano-reggiano, hot pepper flakes 

Palazzo Pizza | Italian-inspired pizzas, including Margherita, Pesto, Prosciutto, Seafood, etc. 


Aperitivo Hour

Sip cocktails in unique and colored glassware while reveling in the ambiance: Italian Spritz, Frozen Popsicles in Limoncello Lemon Drops, La Fontina Frose, Mediterranean Margarita, and Summer Sangria.


Interactive Enhancements

Our Event Producers know every detail is essential in creating an unforgettable experience. Our team will source the perfect vendors and specialty items to bring your outing theme to life further and add extra pizazz to the event.  

  • Make-Your-Own Infused Olive Oil Station           
  • Antique Gelato Cart
  • Canolli Station
  • Speciality Coffee drinks
  • Lemon-Themed Cornhole Game
  • Themed-Photo Backdrops
  • Live Music
Antico carreto del gelataio
Boston Corporate Outing
Liz Linder Photography


Inspired cocktail parties provide the ultimate in social revelry and culinary exploration. Feast on dinner by the bite with cocktail-size miniature meals, hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres, and bountiful food stations. 

Corinna Rasnikov Photography: Perfect Bite of Heirloom TomatoArugula Pesto, Whipped Balsamic, Espelette Crumble


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