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How to Pick a Wedding Venue

Mar 6, 2019 1:48:39 PM / by Maison Culinaire posted in International Cuisine, Special Occaisions, Weddings, Event Catering, Advice, Tips, Venue

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At Maison Culinaire, we are often asked “what are your favorite wedding venues?” Having catered weddings for decades throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, we have worked in all types of wedding venues, from the most elegant to the charmingly rustic, so we don’t have one favorite, but many!

 

Brides and grooms look for special and unique places to hold their weddings and knowing that we are a full-service wedding caterer, they request our advice or recommendations. As a full-service wedding caterer, Maison Culinaire can help you plan your entire wedding, from choosing the venue to selecting the ideal menu, and everything in between. We have recommendations for vendors we’ve worked with and trust, and can even provide you with an all-inclusive package. Here are some of our tips for choosing the right wedding venue:

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Recipes: Irish Favorites

Feb 28, 2019 2:55:00 PM / by Maison Culinaire posted in International Cuisine, Holidays, Recipes, Special Occaisions, Dinner Ideas, Event Catering, St. Patrick's Day, Irish Favorites, March

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Get an early start on your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a bit of Irish cooking…one of the many International cuisine options from Maison Culinaire. Enjoy our recipes for your own meals at home, or have us cater all of your March celebrations!

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Keto & Paleo Diet Catering

Feb 22, 2019 8:47:28 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in International Cuisine, Engagement Dinner, Rehearsal Dinner, Day After Brunch, Weddings, Cocktail Hour, Diet, Keto, Paleo, Event Catering

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With the popularity of the weight-loss Keto Diet and Paleo Diet, you might be wondering if your local catering company can accommodate these special requests.

Our simple answer at Maison Culinaire is…of course we can! One of the pleasures of working with a local caterer is that you can custom design the menu you want. Choose from our array of delicious and fresh International cuisines, or let us design a menu that is sure to please any gathering.

But first, let’s learn more about these two diet trends...

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6 Different Occasions for Wedding Catering

Feb 15, 2019 5:03:00 PM / by Maison Culinaire posted in International Cuisine, Traditions, Engagement Dinner, Rehearsal Dinner, Day After Brunch, Weddings, Cocktail Hour

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There are so many ways to celebrate your marriage, with dining being a big part of each gathering. And since you don’t want or need to spend your time preparing the foods, why not consider having these occasions professionally catered?

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Wedding Planning: The Right Questions to Ask Your Wedding Caterer

Feb 13, 2019 10:18:00 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in wedding catering

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Catering Ideas to Fire Up the Romance on Valentine’s Day

Feb 6, 2019 1:45:00 PM / by Maison Culinaire posted in International Cuisine, Traditions, Romantic Dinner, Dinner For Two, Valentine's Day, Dinner Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year dedicated to love. It’s a time to think about all the ways you can say, “I love you”…a touching card, a thoughtful gift, and of course, a romantic dining experience.

A popular adage states, “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” But don’t limit it to men. There’s probably not a woman out there who wouldn’t also be stirred by her partner’s mixing it up in the kitchen.

The good news is... 

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Recipes: Hot Soups for Cold Days

Feb 6, 2019 11:08:00 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in Recipes

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When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing more delightful that warming your body with a delicious hot soup. Whether for lunch or dinner, soup makes an ideal one-course entree, or an excellent first course for a larger meal. Try these hot soups for cold days. 

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ENTER TO WIN A FREE VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER FOR 2!

Jan 31, 2019 4:10:59 PM / by Maison Culinaire posted in Special Occaisions

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Show us some LOVE and be entered to win a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two!

Are you already feeling the pressure of Valentine’s Day expectations? Forget making reservations and leave the cooking to us this Valentine’s Day with our Valentine's Dinner for 2 Giveaway!

You’ll certainly WOW your date with our custom, romantic menu:

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Kosher-Style Catering

Jan 25, 2019 10:28:36 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in International Cuisine, Traditions, Kosher

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As an International Caterer based in the culturally-diverse Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Maison Culinaire is often called upon to create catering menus for specific cultures or cuisines, restrictive diets, or religious requirements. That’s why people often come to us when they need kosher-style catering. 

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Corporate Boxed Lunches

Jan 25, 2019 9:58:27 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in Corporate Catering, Boxed Lunches

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Many companies hold lunch meetings, whether with staff members or with visiting clients or prospective clients. On either occasion, it is appropriate – and encouraged – to provide a fine lunch. But you don’t have to go all out with a big catered affair. Why not provide a corporate boxed lunches instead?

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