Planning a Winter Celebration? Let us Help!

By Anna McCoy On Monday, September 10 th, 2012 · no Comments · In Chef's Expressions News ,Event Ideas ,Event Planning and Catering ,Featured Venue ,Recipes ,Wine & Food ,Wine Express

Okay, we know it is early – not even close to Thanksgiving, but those that plan Holiday Parties for their companies know that now is the time to begin the process…Let our Event Design Consultants and Executive Chef Greg Rhoad design a custom experience for your team!

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That special time of the year is approaching! Here, at Chef’s Expressions, we want to help you create a memorable holiday party.

So far the consensus is that this year’s party was the “Best Holiday Party Ever!” Everyone loved the food, a few mentioned they went back for triples! (I know I went back for seconds).  The location was perfect –  the Mansion looked gorgeous all decked out and the tables were adorable! Everyone had a fabulous time and really enjoyed mingling and catching up! Fantastic job as always, we can’t thank you and your staff enough!

– Christine O’Brennan

Here are some fun ideas!

◊ Transform your conference room  from work to play for a lively cocktail soiree

◊ Edu-tain with Wine Tasting and creative food pairings

◊ Host a holiday themed culinary class for your employees

◊ Leave your work worries behind you while you party in a fun and festive setting

Chef’s Expressions is partnered with unique venues in several locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington D.C. Also ask us about special pricing for weekday and January holiday parties!

Holiday Menu Inspiration

Hors D’oeuvres Inspiration

Butternut Squash Soup
Infused with Australian Candied Ginger
Topped with Crème Fraiche

Thai Vegetable Spring Rolls
Crispy Spring Roll filled with Asian Vegetables
Thai Red Curry and Sweet Coconut Marinade
served with a Thai Duck Sauce

Shiitake Chopsticks
Crispy Spring Roll filled with an Asian Shiitake Mushroom Ragu
served with a Raspberry Hoi Sin Dipper

Seated Dinner Inspiration

Fall Harvest Salad
Fuji Apple Slices, Toasted Black Walnuts, House Candied Cranberries,
over a Bed of Baby Frissee drizzled with Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs Provencal
Braised in Plum Tomatoes, Fresh Rosemary, Garlic, Thyme,
Rote De Rhone Demi Glace served with a Triple Reduction of Braising Sauce

House Made Potato Gnocchi
with Carrot Shoe Laces

Dessert Inspiration

White Chocolate Cheesecake Lollipops – we’ve shared the recipe here

Chocolate Raspberry Soup Shooters
with Sweetened Crème Fraiche

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Give our Event Design Consultants a call to help you plan your winter celebration. 410-561- 2433 (CHEF) or visit

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