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Introducing Messina’s Newest Catering Venue: Chateau LeMoyne

While the Chateau LeMoyne may be new to Messina’s Catering and Events, it’s certainly not new to the Crescent City. Chateau LeMoyne is a grand Antebellum-era Southern mansion that dates back to the mid-1800s. Located at the center of the famed French Quarter, Chateau LeMoyne is a nostalgic blend of wrought iron railings on white …

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Catering and the Mardi Gras King Cake: The History and Evolution of this Infamous New Orleans Tradition

What started as a treat for French and Spanish royalty, the infamous King Cake is now the signature confection served all over New Orleans during Mardi Gras season. But what is king cake, why is it so popular, and what different varieties does it come in? At Messina’s Catering and Events, king cakes have graced …

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The Pride of New Orleans Carnival: Mardi Gras Balls

The general public knows Mardi Gras Day as a day of big parades. But there’s more to the entire Mardi Gras Season which lasts for weeks leading up to Mardi Gras Day. Many Krewes host grand Mardi Gras Balls, which are often private, VIP events where Kings and Queens are coronated, debutantes are formerly introduced …

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Serve Up More Fun at Your Next New Orleans Catered Event with These Theme Ideas

A catered event isn’t just an event–it’s a party!  Themes can make any gathering, from wedding rehearsal dinners to corporate retreats, more memorable and encourage more interaction among guests.  New Orleans-based Messina’s Catering and Events offers some fun theme suggestions that can make your next event one your guests will not soon forget. The first …

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How to Host an Hors d’oeuvres-Only Menu for Your Next New Orleans Catered Event

Oftentimes the hors d’oeuvres are guest’s favorite part of an event.  So, why not make them the star?  Make your next event a cocktail hour that doesn’t end.  Forget the full meal, serve a large variety of hors d’oeuvres for your event.  This allows guests to mix, mingle, eat and drink; all without the formality …

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