As the hospitality industry is devastated amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Caroline Manzo's family-owned catering and event space, The Brownstone, is making big changes.
"For the first time in its nearly 40 year history [The Brownstone] is now available for individual meals on seamless, Grubhub, DoorDash, Ubereats, and curb side pick up," The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Manzo'd With Children alum wrote in a Wednesday, April 1, Instagram post. "We appreciate all of you and want you to stay healthy and safe during this unprecedented time."
According to the post, the business is waiving delivery fees to homes in areas surrounding the eatery.
The limited-time menu offers a variety of appetizers (ranging from jumbo lump crab cakes to chicken tenders); entrees including fish & chips, turkey meatloaf, and chicken pot pie; multiple salad and pasta options; and three mouth-watering dessert options.
In an Instagram post on the restaurant's official page, the business owners showcased some options, such as mashed potatoes, multiple pastas, and chicken wings, in take-out containers. "Thank you to all of our loyal customers for your delivery orders!" read the caption. "We appreciate your love & support at this time and it is an honor to continue serving you."
Just over a month ago, the family gathered at the event space to celebrate Lauren Manzo Scalia's daughter Markie's 3rd birthday. One of the rooms in the expansive space was transformed with Mickey and Minnie Mouse balloon characters, mouse-themed gift bags and cake, and a massive balloon arch that kept with the theme. At the time, Lauren captioned footage of the fete: "Small bday dinner for my baby.”
Now that they are homebound, Caroline is spending time in the kitchen to make sweet treats for the little one. "I’ve gained three pounds since the self distancing requirement has been in effect," Caroline wrote in a recent Instagram post. "Markie loves pudding, so I decided to play with nut flour - this is a walnut flour crust chocolate pudding pie with home made fresh banana whipped cream - tastes pretty, pretty, good!!!"
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