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Winter Foods

Winter Foods to Add to Your Catering Menu

No doubt, certain foods immediately come to mind when we think of winter. They are hearty, warm, and some of our favorite comfort foods. Fruits like apples, pears, pomegranate, and cranberries go with the icy season. Also at the forefront are veggies such as pumpkin (hello pumpkin spice late!), potatoes and squash, along with mulling …

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Tea

How to Host an Afternoon Tea Themed Catering Event

As the great author Henry James exclaimed, “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” We agree with Mr. James. If you’ve ever fancied a cup of tea, you’d agree too. Tea events are quite the treat, oozes sophistication and can be bloody fun …

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Dessert Only

Hosting a Dessert Only Catering Event

We’re not going to sugar-coat this…or maybe we are!  Dessert only parties are sweeeet!  Desserts by nature are beautiful, colorful, and make for a great reason to host a cocktail party!  But no need to fret the details, Messina’s Catering and Events has provided some insight to make planning your dessert only event, well, as …

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Wedding

Wedding Food Trends

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 …

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Catering

Hosting a Farm to Table Catering Event

Farm to Table events are quite the rage. Everyone wants in on them. Why? Aside from being a new and unique trend, farm to table events are beautiful with a focus on community, connection, and of course food. Messina’s Catering and Events shares some helpful tips when planning a catered farm to table event. Locally …

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Cheese

Catering & Event Planning: The Anatomy of a Cheese Course

Cheese and entertaining go hand and hand.  Go to a cocktail party at a friend’s home, and you’ll usually find a beautiful cheese and cracker display.  Visit a local restaurant, chances are there is a rustic charcuterie and cheese board on the appetizer list.  Cheese is versatile, there are countless varieties with varying textures and …

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Wine

How to Choose Wine for Your Event

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures” notes Michael Broadbent, British Master of Wine and critic.  Wine is an integral component of any occasion. With so many varieties, selecting the right for your event may seem daunting. Before calling on your nearest sommelier, Messina’s Catering and …

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