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May 2022

Dessert Charcuterie Board

What’s Trending: Dessert Charcuterie Boards

We all know about cheese and meat charcuteries and even seacuterie boards filled with ocean fare, but a new trend is emerging that’s the sweetest of them all. Sweet tooth, meet the dessert charcuterie board, an inviting collection of confections that can fit virtually any catered event and any theme that is one of the …

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Retro cocktails

Retro Cocktails Deserve a Spot at Today’s Catered Events

Two-Martini lunches. Mint Juleps on Derby Day. Mai Tais on the beach. These iconic cocktails conjure up a simple and often more indulgent experience. But they are making a comeback at many catered events and for a good reason. They were good back then, and they are just as satisfying today. The Originals As mixology …

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Messina's drink and appetizer pairing

Drink and Appetizer Pairings for the Ultimate Cocktail Party

It’s no secret that an open bar will add to the festivities for any catered event or a wedding. Sure, Uncle Bob is prone to Maker’s Mark and ginger ale, or your corporate guests might order a Moscow Mule because it’s trendy, but offering a limited drink menu that pairs each with a specific appetizer …

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Messina's Heritage Cuisine

Heritage and Heirloom Cuisine is Making a Comeback on Catering Menus

You are fortunate indeed if you are lucky enough to have inherited your grandmother or great-grandmother’s stained, annotated, and lovingly worn recipe cards. Those heritage recipes are often staples of your family’s kitchens for generations. You may not know who first introduced authentic Mexican tamales or Greek spanakopita to your familial table, but you’re certainly …

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