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ENTERTAINING

Ready, Set, Party Season!
By Annette M. Rose-Shapiro

WEST STREET GRILL HAS THE PERFECT RECIPE(S) FOR HOME ENTERTAINING

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With graduations, Mother's Day, Father's Day and more on your event calendar, the entertaining season is about to get underway. West Street Grill is celebrating its 20th year, so take a break from the stove and let them cater your next party. "Our kitchen uses only the best seasonal ingredients," says owner James O'Shea. "We have access to a number of dayboats that bring in the freshest seafood, and it's available only to our restaurant." O'Shea suggests 30 minutes for cocktails and only a few hors d'oeuvres, keeping the sit-down dinner the main event. Connecticut native and West Street Grill chef James Cosgriff has created a menu for home catering with simple yet delicious dishes that are sure to please everyone. O'Shea feels strongly that civility, respect and camaraderie makes for a great party, especially when discussing politics or other touchy topics. And he emphasizes the importance of greeting every guest with an equal amount of warmth and enthusiasm.

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"Decanting Newton Unfiltered Cabernet in the stylish "The Touch" decanter by John Pomp adds ceremony and conviviality to the occasion, elevating the experience of a warm meal among friends to a memorable event."
chief winemaker
Chris Millard,
Newton Vineyard

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"Everything needs to be perfect,
but in a casual way. Serious food,
yet simply fabulous."
James O'Shea,
West Street Grill

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