Good news on the economy at The Palace

Posted on January 21, 2013

Finally, some good news about the economy. They heard it first at The Palace at Somerset Park. Over 500 people attended last week’s gathering of New Jersey bankers, where the Charles I. Plosser, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, addressed an economic leadership summit. Bloomberg TV was on-hand to capture the conference and tape additional coverage (see video below) of the event in one of our suites. Plosser predicted a 3 percent economic growth annually for 2013 and into 2014 with unemployment expected to drop to 7 percent by the end of this year. Top officials who also spoke included Ralph A. LaRossa, president and CEO of PSE&G; Michele Brown, CEO of the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority; Tracye McDaniel, CEO of Choose New Jersey; and Michael J. Van Wagner, executive director of the New Jersey Business Action … Read more

Banquet cuisine: Our take

Posted on November 29, 2012

Our executive chef Justin Di Bianca is a constant innovator. Raised on his Italian family’s cooking, he believes in cooking from fresh ingredients and tried-and-true techniques whether he’s cooking for two or 300. The Palace kitchen staff takes pride in making its own sauces and butchering its own meat. It’s this attention to detail that makes a noticeable difference when our food is tasted by our guests. “I truly believe that banquet food can be prepared in a way that elevates it,” said Di Bianca as he prepped in the kitchen. “I feel very lucky to be in charge of making sure that our people who come to an event at The Palace are satisfied with the food from the appetizers to desserts.” During the tasting Justin and his staff are on hand to answer questions and walk our clients through … Read more

Linda and Nicholas in Grace Ormonde

Posted on November 29, 2012

It was an honor to have one of our weddings featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, one of the most elegant wedding websites out there. Nicholas Lancetti and Linda Moschello (photo by Jamie K Photography) had known each other for 10 years before tying the knot. Their wedding at The Palace included a sunset ceremony on the Upper West Terrace. Other highlights included a energetic dance party and a dazzling fireworks show. We are always happy to see our couples take on our space being shown in the media. One thing our clients notice is how our rooms can be personalized to reflect their personality. … Read more