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Looking for a little extra help with the food for your holiday parties? There is no shame in calling in the professionals. Here are some of our favorite catering sources for all kinds of social events. Be sure to call early before all the good ones are taken:

Classic Catering – Classic offers full service catering as well as their very popular “Classic-to-Go” pick up and delivery service. Their menu is many pages long, but just a heads-up that their Boneless Short Ribs are a sure winner with any gathering. Terri Young

Linwood’s– Not only do they offer full service catering directly to your home, but they also have a party room right at the restaurant. The restaurant is the “go to” place for special occasions, but if you want to party at home, call Tali We are loving their Lobster Tempura, Shrimp & Grits and Grilled Tenderloin Salad with Crispy Onions.

Sascha’s – Another wonderful source for delicious, creative party food. Available as drop off or full service catering. Everyone knows Sascha prepares amazing food. Just think how your guests will react when they see the custom Risotto Station — yeah, pretty cool. Reach out to Jane Pruitt

Rouge Catering – We love their variety of food and the convenience of picking up directly from their Hunt Valley commissary. Maybe you’re in the mood for a “comfort foods” party? Don’t miss the Bacon Deviled Eggs, Burger and Fry Slider, and Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles. Hungry yet? Emily Albert

Putting on the Ritz – Owner Bobby Mitchell prepares wonderful entrees and sides at a reasonable price. We especially love the friendly and hard working staff. Try some cold weather cocktail nibbles like Ritz Reubens, Petite Beef Wellingtons and Melted Brie Cups with Pears.

Cristi Barry Cuisine – The queen of house parties makes the most delicious crab dip we have ever tasted. She makes all the favorites like grilled tenderloin and tomato/mozzarella salad too. Be sure to get your order in early and don’t forget the homemade decadent chocolate cake.

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Posted 12.15.2008 By Elizabeth
A twist on the traditional.

Mulled Pom-Apple Cider
4 cups pomegranate juice
3 cups cider
6 dried pears
6 dried apples
2 to 3 strips orange zest
5 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
5 allspice berries
1 star anise
Brandy, rum, vodka or port

Put the pomegranate juice and cider in a large non-reactive pot along with the dried fruits, orange zest, and spices. Warm gently over low heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 30 minutes. Take care not to let the mixture boil. Serve in clear mugs or glasses with spices and dried fruit, and add a splash of your favorite liquor.

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Posted 11.27.2008 By Elizabeth
Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re thankful for a wonderful year filled with amazing clients, outstanding vendors, and lots of laughter!
Thank you for making this year great!

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