There’s no question that food and drink are the typical stars of the show at any catered event. But all too often, bar service can be a little lackluster — with the usual offerings, vodka, bourbon, standard mixers, a specialty drink, beer, and wine. When you think about it, bar service should be center stage
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
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
The cocktail category is huge, and different cocktails serve a different purpose at social events. There are aperitifs that are served before a meal. There are cocktails meant for drinking with food. There are slow sippers meant as a night cap. Then there’s a whole other category of cocktails, called dessert drinks, that are rich
Coffee is a mainstay at just about any event, and is usually relegated to the end, served with desserts and cordials. But coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world with more than 400 billion cups consumed annually. So, why not make it shine? Customized coffee sleeves Most coffee shops have them
Unique food and drink pairings are more inventive than ever and have added a special “wow” factor to any full-service catering event. With the nationwide explosion in the number of microbreweries, craft distillers, and U.S.-based vintners, America’s palette for both food and drink is more adventurous than ever. What this means to the catering industry
Recently the term “Dry January” has been all the rage. But for some, skipping booze is more of a permanent decision. They call themselves the “sober curious” and they are reshaping event planning like never before. More than 1.2 million people posted #soberlife on Instagram in 2019, and the non-alcohol beer industry is expected to
Self-proclaimed foodies all agree – bowl food is in! It’s hot (and cold), trendy, and so the thing to do at special events. Even the Royals are in on bowl food. What food? Bowl what, you ask? Don’t worry, Messina’s Catering and Events gives you the scoop on the ins and outs of bowl food.
Each year, The Knot releases a list of the highest and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests. The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app, has been releasing these awards for fourteen years. Messina’s Catering & Events is proud to have been selected as a 2020 winner
It’s pumpkin spice season. Soon to follow, gingerbread season. Sweater-weather brings with it the desire for food and drinks that make the oncoming holiday season extra special. After all, the holiday season is a time for celebration! And celebration means great food and drinks! No one is questioning the importance of ham, roast turkey, oyster
It’s sweater weather and those crisp, cool fall days have us mesmerized by the changing leaves and all things autumn. When planning your event, bring in fall’s magic with seasonal drinks that give a more powerful kick than pumpkin spice lattes. From hot drinks to warm up the festivities to cool libations with an autumn
Cheers! Santé! Prost! Sláinte! Salud! It’s joyous, it’s celebratory, and it’s a must to celebrate your special day. No matter how you say it, libations are an important part of your wedding. Messina’s Catering and Events shares some of the top wedding bar trends to get those glasses clinking! Satellite Bar Trending now are satellite
Long gone are the days when guests headed to wedding with “rubber chicken” dread. Couples today are all about providing a foodie experience for their guests. Food plays a huge role in wowing the crowd, and today’s trends are all about innovative, interactive, and impressive statements. Wedding Brunch A fun and cost-effective way of staying
Although the first day of Fall is September 23rd, Labor Day is the unofficial celebration of the end of summer for many Americans and start of the school year. Officially, Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made
Usually when we write about bars, we’re referring to the cocktail variety. But in this article, Messina’s Catering and Events will talk about some of our favorite catering event food bars, and food stations. A food bar is a display that matches a certain theme of food for guests to choose from, and often customize.