Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Submit Your Pictures to Zacharys & AURA Catering!


East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770



Zacharys & AURA Catering is asking you to get involved!

We’re encouraging our partyers to share their fun with us! Send in your pictures taken at Zacharys or AURA and we’ll share them on our Flickr account and possibly feature them on the weekly blog postings.


If you don’t currently have any pictures to submit, pull out your camera (or camera phone!) and get snapping! Take pictures of your drinks, food, friends, event, the location, etc.

Please send all pictures to ZacharysAuraPics@gmail.com with a brief description of the picture, location, event or private party it was taken at and your name.

Monday, August 29, 2011

World Renowned Antonio DI Oronzo of Bluarch Architecture Designs AURA


East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770


Antonio DI Oronzo is the founder of Bluarch Architecture and Interior. Founded in 2004, Bluarch is a New York based practice dedicated to design innovation and technical experience providing complete services in architecture, interior design and master planning.

Antonio Di OronzoBluarch is recognized for both built and speculative work in publications and exhibitions around the world. They view architecture as a narrative of complex systems which offer beauty and efficiency through tension and decoration.
DI Oronzo is the principal of the firm. He teaches design studio at the City College of NY Spitzer School of Architecture as well as interior design studio at Parsons the New School for Design, School of Constructed Environments. He has taught graduate courses in Media Theory and Media Aesthetics and courses in Branding and Brand Management.

The growing intersection of the arts, science and technology has inspired DI Oronzo and is seen as the opportunity to research and represent human organic interaction. He uses digital tools and technologies as an integral part of the planning process and as a preferred means to implement new approaches to design.

DI Oronzo , the 2011 Hospitality Design Award Winner, was hired by Zacharys and AURA Catering to transform the former Savannah Lounge into a charismatic nightlife venue.

He has designed venues in NYC, LA, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago as well as across the world.

DI Oronzo shows off his cutting edge vision right here in East Meadow within AURA, a state of the art private party venue with NYC style. AURA features NY’s only location with a flexible LED video display screen ceiling and showcases fully integrated D&B Audioteknik electroacoustics, direct from Germany designed by KM Productions.

For more information on the new private event and nightlife venue, AURA, visit Zacharys Catering website at www.ZacharysPartys.com. AURA will have its debut opening on Saturday, September 10th

Friday, August 26, 2011

AURA's New Logo Is Revealed!

East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770

And the winner is… AURA: PRIVATE EVENT VENUE!


Zacharys Catering would like to thank everyone for their participation in choosing the new logo/slogan for AURA.

It’s almost time to party! AURA’s debut opening will be on Saturday, September 10th at the former Savannah Lounge location in the Hempstead Turnpike shopping center.

At AURA, you can host special events and parties including Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, Sweet 16’s, Engagement Parties, Quinceaneras, Anniversary Parties, Corporate Luncheons, Dinner Banquettes and private events.


Zacharys and AURA Catering hired world renowned, award winning architect and designer, Antonio D’Oronzo of Bluarch Architecture and Interiors to transform the former Savannah Lounge into a charismatic nightlife venue.

D’Oronzo, the 2011 Hospitality Design Award Winner, illustrates his cutting edge vision within AURA, a state of the art private party location with NYC style. AURA features NY’s only venue with a flexible LED video display screen ceiling and showcases fully integrated D&B Audiotechnik electroacoustics, direct from Germany designed by KM Productions.

For more information, visit Zacharys and AURA Catering by clicking here

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

VOTE HERE for AURA's' New Logo!


East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770


Zacharys Catering is proud to announce the opening of AURA, a private party location with NYC style.

Zacharys and AURA need your help in choosing the new look for the new location! They’re hosting a 24 hour poll to see which logo/slogan you think is the best! Cast your vote below!
Voting ends tomorrow, Thursday, August 25th at 5:00pm.

AURA’s debut opening will be Saturday, September 10th at the former Savannah Lounge location in the Hempstead Turnpike shopping center.

At AURA, you can host special events and parties including Bar/Bat Mitvah’s, Sweet 16’s, Engagement Parties, Quinceaneras, Anniversary Parties, Corporate Luncheons, Dinner Banquettes and private events. 

Vote here!



Which Logo/Slogan Should The New Aura Venue Have?
Aura - Light and Sound Suite
Aura - Private Event Venue
Aura (no slogan)



pollcode.com free polls 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Zacharys Catering Announces the New Party Location: AURA!


East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770


As previously mentioned, Zacharys Catering is proud to announce the opening of AURA, a state of the art private party location with NYC style.

AURA will be opening up its doors on Saturday, September 10th at the former Savannah location in the Hempstead Turnpike shopping center. At AURA, you can host special events and parties including Bar/Bat Mitvah’s, Sweet 16’s, Engagement Parties, Quinceaneras, Anniversary Parties, Corporate Luncheons, Dinner Banquettes and private events.

Zacharys Catering needs your help picking out the new logo for AURA. A contest will be held on the Zacharys and AURA Facebook page to decide the new logo. Check out the Facebook page to view contest details! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Zacharys Catering Announces the Grand Opening of AURA!



East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770

Manhattan is moving east, to East Meadow that is. The Hempstead Turnpike shopping center known for Zacharys and Savannah is ready to welcome AURA. Management has turned the lounge formerly known as Savannah into AURA, a state of the art private party location with NYC style.



Zacharys Catering, who will now be known as Zacharys and AURA Catering, hired world renowned, award winning architect and designer, Antonio D’Oronzo of Bluarch Architecture and Interiors to transform the lounge into a charismatic nightlife venue. At AURA, you can host special events and parties including Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16’s, Engagement Parties, Quinceaneras, Anniversary Parties, Corporate Luncheons, Dinner Banquettes and private events.


D’Oronzo, the 2011 Hospitality Design Award Winner, illustrates his cutting edge vision within AURA, featuring NY’s only venue with a flexible LED video display screen ceiling and showcasing fully integrated D&B Audiotechnik electroacoustics, direct from Germany designed by KM Productions.
Zacharys still remains at the top of its class with a room and party plan to suit your every need. From its centrally located sunken dance floor and dazzling d├ęcor to the state of the art sound and lighting systems, the captivating ambiance will leave your guests in awe.
Host your event at either of the two locations and allow Zacharys and AURA Catering to take the confusion and stress of party planning out of your hands, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy your event.
Zacharys Catering wants you to pick the new look of AURA’s logo. Vote on our Facebook poll to select your favorite design! Doors are scheduled to open on Saturday, September 10th. Don’t forget to check out the NIGHTLIFE section of the Facebook page to view scheduled public events.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Catering Tips for Sweet 16's

East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770

Sweet 16 – the best year of a young girls’ life, and one of the most difficult for her parents! This milestone is marked with a birthday bash a girl will never forget. It could get rather pricy, especially with the lavish likes and lifestyles of teenage girls. Consider these catering tips in your planning to help keep costs low, and enjoyment high.

Create a budget before any party planning begins. Figure out a number you are comfortable spending and discuss this with your daughter. If everyone is on the same page from the beginning it will make it a smoother and more enjoyable experience.

Some people choose to host their daughters Sweet 16 in their home- which minimizes some costs but causes a lot of chaos and stress. Depending on your budget, choose a place outside your home so you don’t have to worry about taking care of anything – or cleaning up after! This gives you more time to focus on other things like arranging party favors and the catering menu. Also, most catering companies, like Zacharys and Savannah Catering, will work with you to customize the party to fit your budget.

Once you have chosen your venue, it’s now time to pick the food! With a large group of teenagers, buffet style is typically suggested. These guests won’t mind giggling their way through the buffet line. The party will only last a few hours, so let them enjoy themselves! The more time they spend at the table, the less time they have for fun. They like dancing and being around each other, not sitting at a table waiting to order and then waiting again for their food to arrive.

Another great reason to choose buffet style is the variety offered. Typically teenagers are finicky eaters and their eating habits are irregular. Having a variety of food is fun and offers something for everyone. Guests also have the opportunity to eat as much or as little as they want without feeling embarrassed for eating too much, too little, or not liking what’s on their plate. This makes it relaxed and enjoyable for you and your guests.

Lastly, avoid alcohol altogether if possible. If you are having family members or adults, keep the amount of alcohol limited and in specific cups to monitor who is consuming it. You don’t want to be held responsible for underage drinking, or deal with the consequences or dangers that come along with it. Speak with your caterer to accommodate these requests. 

Zacharys and Savannah Catering will be hosting a Sweet 16 this Wednesday, August 17th from 7-11pm. The party will feature glow cubes to lighten up the event and create a unique ambiance all the guests will remember! For more information on events at Zachary and Savannah Catering please visit the website at www.zacharyspartys.com.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Party Ideas For Nightclub Promoters

East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770
 
Once you get going in your nightclub promoting job, you're going to be throwing your own events. And when you throw your own events, you're going to want to come up with your own themes or ideas for them. So here's a list of some of party ideas for nightclub promoters that Zacharys and Savannah Nightclub put together.
1. Angels and Demons themes -- Basically anything playing off the good/evil idea. Girls can dress naughty or sweet and innocent, guys have an excuse to dress up a bit.
2. 80's/90's/70's themes -- Always fun! The college crowds always LOVE these nights.
3. Day specific themes -- A theme for each day of the week and advertise to come drink it off with a 2-for-1 drink special. Thursday is early weekend. Etc.
4. White parties -- Always fun. Makes everyone look fancy. Best for the spring or summer.
5. After-parties / Pre-parties -- If you can schedule a weekly after party or pre-party somewhere, that can be a theme unto itself. Tell people to start the night off earlier or keep it going later.
Also, collaborating with local modeling agencies, local hip hop artists or local DJ's can be a hit. Sometimes, if you get enough publicity you can even start selling tickets.
A few more pointers:
- Don't overdo the theme nights. It's more of a way to just brand your night. So don't make the theme something ridiculous that takes a ton of effort for people to follow.
- Don't do TOO many themes.Try to limit them to every few weeks or so and not do them on multiple nights in the same week.
This will give some good party ideas for nightclub promoters.

Friday, August 5, 2011

10 Summer Dinner Recipes From Zacharys & Savannah Catering

East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770
 
Take advantage of the summer season with a little outdoor dinner party. Throw a simple, yet spiced-up, soiree with the following new-twist recipes for classic summer and grilling dishes, including appetizers, main dishes, sides, and desserts. Zacharys and Savannah Catering give you more recipes that will inspire a summer party.
 
Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Guacamole
Pineapple adds a bite of summer flavor to this classic dip.
 

Classic Hummus
This hummus dip is great with everything from warm pita to fresh vegetables to tortilla chips. You can easily alter this basic recipe by adding additional spices, vegetables, or other ingredients, if you desire. 
 
 
Melon Gazpacho "Shooters" with Shrimp 
Spicy grilled shrimp pair perfectly with a fresh, fruity, and summery chilled gazpacho.
 
 
 
Asparagus and Snow Pea Salad with Lime Vinaigrette and Pepitas
Tired of the same old garden salad? Mix it up with these delicious vegetables instead.
 
 
Jalapeno-Jack Cornbread Muffins 
Monterey Jack cheese balances out the hint of spicy jalapeno in these cornbread muffins.
 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Connect With Zacharys & Savannah Catering Online With Social Media

East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770
 
Did you know: That Zacharys & Savannah Catering has individual Social Media Pages to visit for Specials, Deals, and Promotions? Every customer can receive the same benefits and save money at each location. We want to make sure dedicated Zacharys & Savannah fans are aware of each page. The following will explain how to connect with each location.
 
Find us on FACEBOOK
Follow us on Twitter
Explore our BLOG
View our FLICKR
 
Find us on FACEBOOK
Follow us on Twitter
Explore our BLOG
View our FLICKR
 
Find us on FACEBOOK
Follow us on Twitter
Explore our BLOG
View our FLICKR
 
If you have any questions on how to connect to our social media pages please comment on the blog or any other page. Tell your friends to connect with Zacharys & Savannah and start receiving discounts today!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

10 of the Most Outrageous and Unusual Creative Restaurants

East Meadow Shopping Center
www.zacharyspartys.com   (516) 794-9770
 
 

Dinner in the Sky

Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a height of 50 metres. It accommodates 22 people around the table with three staff members in the middle (chef, waiter, entertainer).


Dinner in the Sky


Hospital Restaurant in Latvia

The restaurant looks like a medicine cabinet and the food is served in flasks and operating-room’s dishes. In addition, the customers can be tied up in straight jackets.

 

Hospital Restaurant in Latvia

 

In The Dark Restaurant in London

Dans Le Noir restaurant in London employs blind waiters who lead customers to and through the pitch-black dining experience. 

 

In The Dark Restaurant in London



Ice Restaurant in Dubai

Chillout is the first ice lounge in the Middle East where everything from decoration, furniture and teacups is made from ice.

 

Ice Restaurant in Dubai


Toilet Restaurant in Taiwan

Creative restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan with modern decor and full-on toilet theme.

 

Toilet Restaurant in Taiwan

 

Ninja Restaurant in New York 

The only restaurant in the world where Ninjas serve you. [link]

 

Ninja Restaurant in New York









Greenhouse Restaurant in Amsterdam

De Kas restaurant in Amsterdam, Netherlands is located in a greenhouse, where they grow their own vegetables.

 

Greenhouse Restaurant in Amsterdam

 

Prison Restaurant in Tokyo

Alcatraz is a prison themed restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. The patrons are escorted to their “cells” before they are served cocktails named “Lethal Injection”.

 

Prison Restaurant in Tokyo

 

 

Underwater Restaurant in Maldives

Beautiful underwater restaurant secured 5 metres below sea level at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa in Rangalifinolhu, Maldives. The restaurant has a capacity of 14 people and is encased in transparent acrylic roof offering 270° panoramic view to its customers.

 

Ithaa Underwater Restaurant

 

  Underwater Restaurant in Maldives 

 

Treehouse Restaurant in New Zealand

This unusual restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand was designed by Peter Eising and Lucy Gauntlett from Pacific Environments Architects.

 

Treehouse Restaurant in New Zealand

Tree house Restaurant in New Zealand 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treehouse Restaurant