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Maison Culinaire

A luxury catering firm for weddings, special events and corporate events, in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland.

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6 Different Occasions for Wedding Catering

Feb 15, 2019 5:03:00 PM / by Maison Culinaire posted in Traditions, International Cuisine, Weddings, Engagement Dinner, Rehearsal Dinner, Day After Brunch, 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 Traditions, International Cuisine, Valentine's Day, Romantic Dinner, Dinner Ideas, Dinner For Two

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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 Kosher, Traditions, International Cuisine

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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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What Does Black Tie or White Tie Mean?

Jan 3, 2019 4:58:00 PM / by Maison Culinaire posted in Traditions, White Tie, Black Tie

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When you receive an invitation to an event, you may notice at the bottom that it offers suggestions or requirements for a dress code ranging anywhere from casual to White Tie. Since these divisions can be confusing, we’ll explore the differences of what black tie or white tie means.

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New Year's Food Resolutions

Jan 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in New Ideas, Holidays

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A lot of people make resolutions at the beginning of a new year. They may want to lose weight, exercise more, or spend more time with the family, for example, and add those to their resolutions list. But what about your eating habits? The New Year may be just the time to make some New Year’s food resolutions.

The goal is to enjoy food, but to eat in a way that is not only healthy, but exciting and interesting. There are so many foods to enjoy, and so many ways to enjoy it. Here are some ideas you can put into practice immediately!

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Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Dec 28, 2018 8:13:00 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in Champagne Cocktails, Festive Drinks

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Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party or a New Year’s Day brunch, even if you’re serving champagne, you’re sure to need ideas for fun and exciting champagne cocktails.

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