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Something’s always happening in or around Michelle’s Kitchen. Here’s a sample of the press we’ve had in the past.

Caught Hugh:
Hugh Grant has a big appetite for food. He was spotted at Michelle’s Kitchen on Lexington Avenue, wolfing down lobster bisque, liverwurst on rye, rigatoni with sundried tomatoes, and a cookie.
–A.J. Benza and Michael Lewittes, Daily News

First Food:
Samir Billan of Michelle’s Kitchen on East 61st Street, was asked to cater an event at Riverside Park. Once there, he found out it was for Hillary Clinton. Pretty Cool! –A.J. Benza, Daily News


Dewi Sukarno gave a triple-header party. House-warming for her Park Avenue apartment, birthday for her daughter (my god-child) Karina Sukarno, congrats for David Koch and fiancée Julia. Samir of Michelle’s Kitchen catered the gourmet dinner for 100. A dozen of the invitees were worth more than half a billion dollars. Nice little group. –Cindy Adams, New York Post


Tony Danza double-parked a cab while he jumped into Michelle’s Kitchen for takeout turkey and a side of potatoes. –New York Post


Don’t be surprised if you go to a dinner party in the Hamptons this weekend where the spread was catered from Michelle’s Kitchen on Lexington Avenue. Owner Samir is getting calls from everyone. –Cindy Adams, New York Post


Trends: Per Samir Billan, who owns Michelle’s Kitchen, the catering house, what they’re hors d’oeuvring on in the Hamptons is breaded shrimp, chicken pinwheels, stuffed mushrooms, filet mignon on cocktail bread, brie with puff pastry… –Cindy Adams, New York Post


Picnic in the park, with a box lunch or gourmet basket from Michelle’s Kitchen. The menu ranges from an airy salmon mousse to pasta to continental entrées, to delectable desserts, with a choice of inventive and titillating salads such as tabouli, lobster tail, or wild rice with walnuts. You can eat here too, or have them cater any size party. –Sheldon Landwehr, New York Post