New Year’s catering

Fun facts about New Year’s Eve

Some fun info before talking about your New Year’s catering.

Everybody knows that there are 365 days plus a few hours in a year. There is also some seconds. So in fact, the New Year should be on a different day every year! (Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone but we are not actually celebrating the real New Year!)

Besides, many historians proved that Bible was written 300 years after Jesus died. So, it’s possible that we are actually in the 18th century right now. Where are all the balls and big amazing dresses then?!

Speaking of the past, the first New Year was celebrated 4,000 years by the ancient Babylonians. In ancient Rome the new year began on March 1. And the Jewish New Year’s Eve (called Rosh Hashanah) was on September 13 this year.

According to the Chinese Horoscope, 2016 is the Red Fire Monkey. So, I think I’ll do like in Italy this year and wear red underwear on New Year’s Day to bring good luck all year long since it matches with the theme of fire.

New Year’s Eve food traditions

Ok, what about New Year’s catering traditions?

Keep in mind for your New Year’s catering that it’s good luck to eat foods like black eyed peas, ham and cabbage because apparently they bring prosperity. I think this is why the traditional southern New Year’s dish is Hoppin’ John. It’s made from black eyed peas and ham hocks. An old saying goes, “Eat peas on New Year’s day to have plenty of everything the rest of the year.”

What’s bad for New Year’s luck? Lobsters can move backward and chickens can scratch in reverse. So, these foods could bring a reversal of fortune. So don’t eat them! Just in case…

What about New Year’s catering?

Here are some ideas and suggestions concerning New Year’s catering:


First of all, what about a slider bar? Make a self-service area with sliders or burgers if you prefer (from Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers for example) and condiments. Let the guests choose their most yummy combination!

On another table there could be Vietnamese rolls from Freshrolls and some Thai & Laotian specialities from Tycoon Thai!

We now have the West with burgers and the East with Asian kitchen. What about Oriental? Add some traditional Persian dishes from Anar!

Plates with meat and cheese could also be a good idea. Sausages from Rosamunde for example and cheese from La Fromagerie.

All of this sounds too delicious to me. I can’t wait to celebrate New Year now!

After dinner, it would be nice to head south of the Ferry Building, along the Embarcadero, to see fireworks! They kick off right at the stroke of midnight.

The whole MobyTeam wishes you an amazing New Year’s catering! May all your dreams come true in 2016! Don’t forget to eat tasty food and be happy! You are amazing, we love you!

H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R ! ! !

Svetlana M.

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