You are my greatest luxury.

J.D. (bride, Southampton, NY)

I have tasted

I have swooned

Heaven on a plate

Best of all...

The privilege of close hand co-creating with magical mary,

a dance, a laugh, a heart, a vision, a sharing, poetry plated and served. Will repeat again and again.

Thank you


Mary, you're the best, best chef, best writer, best listener, best friend! Thank you.. Miss you..

Alex Rodriguez

Thank you very much for the most delightful evening ...the food was delicious.

Jean-George Vongerichten

I still remember the La Creme recipe you gave me and how EASY it was for me to follow though I have NO skill in the kitchen. It all hinged on the manner in which you wrote it and it made sense to me. And I made it. I felt courageous. And self sustaining. And sexy..

Lori Taylor (bride, Truro, MA)

A true demigoddess of the kitchen is Mary Vyn. ...she filled the kitchen with pots and pans, oils and beans and grains and berries, music and grace and heat, crumbs and puddles and spoons. She invited my children to sample her test batches - yes, she actually made test batches of things in preparation for the party - worked late into the night, and left everything spotless. She spoke of love and camping, travel and books, letter writing and dreams. If I hadn't already begun thinking of cooking as something close to holy, she would have been my road to Damascus. Hers is the calm of a hundred birds all taking to the air at once.

Leah Hager Cohen

This was easily the best food that has ever been served at a wedding (at least one I attended!) Mary created an amazing menu that took into consideration all of the wildly varying tastes of my fiance and myself, not to mention our ever difficult parents. She tailored everything to us and even created special dishes just for Rebekah and I. Food aside, she was an incredible help when it came to coordinating. We had a litany of problems with the venue and she was busy problem solving even day of. To the point where she actually created new dishes on the fly to compensate for unexpected problems created by the venue. Genuinely could not recommend her enough. Food is out of this world and she is incredible.

Patrick Taormina (groom, Ballston Lake, NY)

You are the heart of our home.

C.R. (private client, Miami, FL)

The food is consistently outstanding, original, organic and always impressive, with guests raving about the food.  Mary takes away the stress of planning and executing a party for the host with all their preparation and anticipation of what might be needed. She is always 5 steps ahead going above and beyond on all the little atmospheric touches, delivering a sensational culinary experience. We are always blown away by the level of professionalism, grace and creative food and cocktails crafted for every event. Many thanks to Mary for always managing and delivering an exceptional experience each time.

Melissa Hatch

Mary created a custom menu and drinks to make the food uniquely us. We had a mix of dietary restrictions, and everything was absolutely delicious. She is also so responsive, and was great to work with over the year before we got married, making adjustments throughout the year, doing multiple tastings, and doing all the heavy lifting for finding a commercial kitchen and supplies. I highly recommend her for any catering needs.

Lauren Small (bride, Kennebunkport, ME)

I just wanted to thank you and your team for a wonderful meal last night.  We will be back! As vegans you know it can be a challenge to go out for dinner and often disappointing when we do...but to have a place in our own town that makes such amazing food is a real joy.

Timothy Downs

Didn't get to say goodbye last night.  Thank you for the delicious food and service!!! You and your team were great!! Good luck with the shop and see u soon for something else!!!

Brian Atwood

Visiting you and your beautiful restaurant is always such a gift for us. As we were planning the past weekend, I had suggested to Clara that we go for a bike ride and out to lunch. When I asked her where she might like to go, she immediately said, "Newburyport -- we have to go to Mandarava!" Warms my heart so much. Rarely do you hear a 7-year-old raving about kale salad and choosing a vegan organic cafe out of all the options available.

Meghan Nolan

The food and drink were over the top. Every one of our guests, especially Ryan and Bryant, were raving about the meal. The cake was delicious. So moist and yummy!

Liz Martin (mother of the bride, Newburyport, MA)

The house was glittering last night!!! I hope you got to take a minute outside looking back toward the house to see the amazing sight of chic partiers standing in the windows chatting and raising glasses with the golden glow of the lights silhouetting them in the Gothic arches. It is an image I will never forget. We had the best time. Wonderful conversations...and the chefs did the most incredible job.

Stephanie Durant

Thank you, thank you for an amazing, delicious and creative dinner.  We all enjoyed it thoroughly and all of our friends were singing your praises last night and today.  I really enjoyed working with you and love your style of cooking.

Mimi Moulton


I get those dates down

months ahead of time then safely ...

an always present little corner of my brain anticipating



twinkle in eye,


new inventions,

the arrangements --

and finally


delectable finale



Emily Scott

We reached out to Mary and her team in the summer of 2017 to ask if they would cater our wedding. Our wedding was on a private, remote and mostly off the grid island. We knew this was going to be a huge task, but Mary and her team rose to the challenge and executed our wedding lunch beautifully. The meal is something that will always be remembered and anyone would be lucky to have Mary be a part of their happiest of days. 

Nicole Phinney (bride, Tuckernuck Island, Ma)

We had interviewed many caterers for our vegan wedding, and the prices were high and food lackluster. When we found Mary we were immediately impressed with her menu suggestions and style of communication. We had several tastings along the way, and Mary was open to modifying the dishes to suit our tastes. We loved Mary’s creativity in presenting dishes and layering flavors to create dishes that were uplifted versions of familiar meals. When our wedding approached we found ourselves without bartenders at the last minute. Mary jumped in to help order all the supplies and found last-minute bartenders for us. We had daily communication with her, and her kind and reassuring style helped ease our worries during a very stressful situation. We can’t recommend Mary enough!

Amanda Dufour (bride, Tamworth, NH)

...your food is my favorite, body and soul...

Dan Russell

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