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Easter Morning Menu Must Haves

Apr 8, 2019 10:04:00 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in Special Occaisions, Tips, menu, Breakfast, Fresh, Spring Catering, Favorite Recipes, Spring, Brunch, Easter

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Easter is often one of those holidays where family and friends gather together to celebrate not only the religious aspects of the day, but the fun generated by the Easter bunny. There are sure to be brightly-colored eggs and chocolate bunnies in the mix.

Whatever you’re planning, the get-together is sure to revolve around the meal. That’s why we at Maison Culinaire thought we’d offer up some Easter brunch menu ideas.

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How to Order the Perfect Amount of Food for Your Locally Catered Event

Apr 5, 2019 9:46:54 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in Catering, Corporate Catering, Special Occaisions, Event Catering, Advice, Tips, Spring Catering

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When you host a special event, wedding or corporate event you want to make sure that you have enough food for everyone you’re expecting. There’s nothing worse than running out of food mid-way through. Working with a professional, local caterer like Maison Culinaire makes this job easier because we are used to catering large events and work with a formula guaranteed to supply enough food for all.

Here’s how to determine how much food you need for your catered event.

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Our Favorite Spring Catering Recipes

Mar 26, 2019 10:29:28 AM / by Maison Culinaire posted in International Cuisine, Special Occaisions, Event Catering, Tips, Fresh, Spring Catering, Favorite Recipes, Spring

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Now that winter is past and the days are longer and warmer, our thoughts turn to the spring harvest. Even this time of year there are plenty of fresh ingredients we can use to create our delicious catering foods here at Maison Culinaire.

 

Foods that can be harvested in the spring include: kale, rhubarb, asparagus, spring cabbage, parsnips, leeks, spring onions, spinach, onions and radishes. Let’s look at a few of our favorite recipes (sized for home use) that use these ingredients.

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Fresh Wedding Menu Ideas

Mar 18, 2019 2:54:11 PM / by Maison Culinaire posted in International Cuisine, Special Occaisions, Weddings, Event Catering, Advice, Tips, Venue, Fresh, Wedding Menu

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There’s no such thing as the boring wedding reception any more. Nowadays, guests are wowed by the creative and fresh menu ideas that are popping up throughout our region. If you’re looking for creative ideas for your Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. wedding, try some of these, or ask our team at Maison Culinaire for our suggestions. After all, our catering team is known for its artistic food presentations and out-of-the-box creativity.

 

Some of the freshest wedding menu ideas include:

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How to Pick the Best Wedding Venue in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

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 local Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. March celebrations!

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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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