Saturday, November 18, 2006

NEWS RELEASE: Michael's Restaurant starts take-out catering and holiday gift baskets

This news release was supplied by Angela Cardinali (413-458-9053) on behalf of Michael's Restaurant.


Williamstown, Mass. -- Just in time for the start of the holiday season, Michael's Restaurant, known regionally for its authentic hand-crafted Greek and Italian fare, is offering a full catering menu for take-out party orders and hand-crafted holiday baskets for distinctive gifts.

A wide selection of Greek and Italian specialties are available for take-out catering including spanakopita, tiropita, moussaka, pastitsio, taramosalata, lasagna, baked ziti, pesto, tomato and alfredo sauces, and much more. Baklava and galaktoboureko are signature desserts featured for holiday events as well.

"All items on our catering menu are prepared from scratch using locally grown ingredients whenever possible," said Cindy Nikitas, chef-owner. "We have just started to promote the catering arm of our business and are hoping this service will take the stress away from families and businesses hosting holiday parties this season," she added. Michael's catering menu is available online at their new website in addition to an extensive dinner menu.

Michael's Restaurant is also offering holiday gift baskets featuring traditional Greek specialties such as dolmathes, taramosalata, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes and Cindy's Greek dressing bottled in house. These items are paired with imported pasta and bamboo serving utensils for a festive presentation. Hand- crafted baklava in several party sizes is available for holiday, hostess and employee gifts as well. Baskets are on display and can be ordered direct from the restaurant.

Chef-owned and operated for more than 20 years, Michael's Restaurant serves authentic homemade Greek and Italian cuisine featuring Berkshire-grown products in season. Casual and family- friendly, Michael's Restaurant offers daily specials and a selection of beer and wine. The restaurant serves dinner nightly beginning at 4 p.m. and is closed Mondays. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Located across from the Orchards at 460 Main Street in Williamstown, Mass. Michael's is a member of Berkshire Grown. Reservations are not necessary. For additional information, call 413-458-2114 or visit


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