If you can’t cook or want to entertain but can’t be both cook and hostess, you can still serve a feast in your own home—no assistance necessary.
As long as you can turn on the oven, you can serve a splendid repast any meal of the day, thanks to Babeth’s Feast gourmet frozen foods.
You can serve them the day they arrive, or put them in the freezer for future feasting
THE FEAST BEGINS…
Elisbeth, founder of Babeth’s Feast, discovered premium frozen food while living in Paris. French people shop daily for fresh ingredients to cook.
But they also frequent frozen food specialty stores. Elegantly prepared frozen foods enable them to serve more elaborate meals, just by turning on the oven.
To eat at home and entertain friends in style, she began to purchase frozen hors d’oeuvres by the dozen to host effortless cocktail parties. On weekends, she created elaborate brunch buffets from frozen breakfast pastries, meats, soups, quiches and desserts.
She became a champion of the power of flash-frozen foods to provide the flavor, quality, connection and convenience that busy people need.
To these prepared foods she added her own salad and wine, and friends never suspected the food was ready-made. These Sunday gatherings became known as “Babeth’s Feast.”
Upon moving to New York, Elisabeth was chagrined that no elegant frozen-food store could be found. She—and the entire European expat community—really missed that easy option.
Ordering in just couldn’t compare, and calling a caterer was cost-prohibitive.
Wanting the ease, the spontaneity and the quality selection, Elisabeth/Babeth decided to bring a premium frozen food store to her new hometown. After careful sourcing and extensive recipe development, she opened Babeth’s Feast, a shop on the Upper East Side.
And on the Internet.
Whether for fancy entertaining or simpler dinners for every day, you can dine as if you had a cook. (You do: Babeth and her team.)
A selection of 300 dishes span breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails and dinners.
Brunch with your favorite dishes, and no effort except heating.  Fine hors d’oeuvres with cocktails couldn’t be easier (photos courtesy Babeth’s Feast).
The recipes range from popular crowd pleasers and kid pleasers to more sophisticated foodie fare.
And it’s proof that you can’t tell the difference between flash-frozen foods and made-from-scratch (we challenge you, Gordon Ramsay!). They deliver flavor, quality and convenience to fine dining* at home.
So claim full credit for yourself, or let guests in on your secret. Babeth endorses both options.
Did you make this rack of lamb dinner? Or this family-friendly salmon? Sure you did: You turned on the oven, didn’t you? (Photos courtesy Babeth’s Feast).
WHAT WE ATE
We received the gift of an entire feast for THE NIBBLE team:
Desserts are individual portions, from American favorites like lava cake, chocolate soufflé and lemon meringue tartlets, to French pastries like Opéra Gâteau.
There are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options.
There are samplers in every category with the three best-sellers.
You can get servings for one, for a group, and kids portions.
NYC store: 1422 3rd Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets, Manhattan
See more food photos at Facebook.com/BabethsFeast.
GIVE THE GIFT OF BABETH’S FEAST!
It’a a terrific gift for birthdays, anniversaries, new baby parents, new movers, and anyone who’d enjoy fine dining at home.
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentin’s Day, and other times when you want to spend time with people instead of the stove.
And as a holiday gift?
Just yesterday, as we were describing Babeth’s Feast to a friend, she said: “Give me the URL. [The adult kids] send us Omaha Steaks every year for Christmas and we’d like something else.”
And yes, we’d like MORE!