Holiday Party Planning Made Easy with The SOCIALbar!

By Anna McCoy On Tuesday, July 09 th, 2013 · no Comments · In Chef's Expressions News ,Event Ideas ,Event Planning and Catering ,Wine & Food


[caption id="attachment_2739" align="alignleft" width="371"]537247_491392844247701_1740245986_n Social Bar designed by Syzygy at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall[/caption]

The SOCIALbar is a unique and creative new concept by Chef’s Expressions where your bartender and chef are one in the same person. We like to call this attendant your “Capista”, from the Italian root Cap Couco for Chef and Barista for Bartender.

Your “Capista” creates inspired seasonal dishes paired with creative cocktails, Craft Beers and wines. The SOCIALbar is perfect for any mid-day or happy hour style holiday celebrations because it’s created to serve a simple two hour cocktail event during the week for a reasonable price. The SOCIALbar leaves your guests feeling like they have just experienced something quite exciting.

Call one of our Event Design Consultants or click here to give us details about your holiday party.

At the SOCIALbar, guests select two items from a list of eight culinary creations and partner them with a choice of one of our tasty cocktails, micro beers, or wine from our E-Vino Wine Bar.

[caption id="attachment_2740" align="aligncenter" width="474"]521789_491390354247950_1979549973_n Our Capistas serving up inspired bites and creative cocktails behind the SOCIALbar[/caption]

“The food is spectacular! Their attention to detail amazed me… everyone on the staff is so friendly and personable”
-Drs. Colleen & Christopher Lemmon

[caption id="attachment_2742" align="aligncenter" width="476"]61512_491393174247668_366011421_n Amazing Social Photography from The Umbrella Syndicate[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2744" align="aligncenter" width="463"]543761_491874134199572_848964803_n Premium Northern California wines at our E-vino Wine Bar. Guests love serving themselves a glass of SOCIALbar Wine[/caption]


Winter Menu

Chicken Slider
Chipotle Aioli

Mediterranean Shrimp
Blistered Tomato and Cucumber


Philly Cheese Steak
Housemade Pretzel Roll

Hummus Trio
Smoked Paprika Garlic, Feta and Black Olive, Wild Mushroom
Toasted Pita Chips


Szechuan Beef
Green Bean Salad

Pulled Pork Slider
Roasted Mushroom Duxelle

Tuna Tartare & Vegetables
wrapped in Rice Paper

Roasted Pepper Salad
Indian Flatbread

Cheesecake Lollipops
Dipped in Chocolate

Bourbon Cider Splash
Orange Side Car
E-Vino Red & White Premium Wine
Two Craft Beers
Bottled Water & Soft Drinks


The SOCIALbar aerial view at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall 
– although the design can be customized to fit any space

Our Creative Cocktails at the SOCIALbar are always changing with the season – this season, it’s a delicious Strawberry Basil Margarita or refreshing Green Tea Mojito.

cos-apple-disiac-cocktail-lgnBourbon Cider Splash

Ingredients: (serves 2)

4 ounces apple cider
2 ounces bourbon
Spash of Cointreau
Splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add apple cider, bourbon, Cointreau, and lemon juice; shake to combine. Strain cocktail into 2 chilled martini glasses.



[caption id="attachment_2766" align="aligncenter" width="455"]65624_491391880914464_1089923298_n Our unique SOCIALbar design was created by our talented friends at Syzygy, but we can customize a look that features your company’s brand[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2767" align="aligncenter" width="461"]601991_491392767581042_1066569266_n Floral Design Intrigue Design and Décor[/caption]


The SOCIALbar is a complete packaged event that clients can ‘order’ from Chef’s Expressions. Our Event Design Consultants can easily create a professional, value savvy, and fun holiday experience. The SOCIALbar can be modified to fit many settings – an office, small or large venue, outdoors or inside and is also ideal for employee recognition, client appreciation, networking happy-hour, or team building.

Value Savvy – $60 per person
Includes Inspired Bites, Creative Cocktails, Craft Brews,
E-Vino Red & White Wine Bar, Service, Rentals
2 Hour Weeknight Experience, 50 guest minimum, additional charges may apply

Contact one of our Event Design Consultants today to start planning your SOCIALbar experience!

  The Chef’s Expressions team would like to thank Syzygy (event design), Intrigue Design and Décor (florals), The Umbrella Syndicate (social images), Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (venue), Accelerent (business development partner), Carla David Designs (invitation design), Elan Artists (live entertainment) for helping us to bring the SOCIALbar to life for our debut party!

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