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Holiday Entertaining: What Is At The Bar?

Here we are deep in the midst of the holidays, and in our industry, this time of year is the most challenging. We work long hours to bring holiday magic to our clients, but it is that feeling which keeps us going.

 

After all, how many can say their profession gives them the joy of making all the food of the holidays?! The kitchen is in a constant frenzy as we make cookies, turkeys, desserts, hot chocolate, spiced apple and cranberry cider and all things that scream Christmas. Throughout the month of December, we are surrounded by a perpetual menagerie of aromas and flavors invoking the holiday season.

 

So, yes, we’re working hard, but the magical Christmas energy fuels us.

 

When our work is done in the kitchen and we make our deliveries to the various parties, it is so delightful to see all the smiles, laughter and excitement. We are incredibly grateful to help bring the joy of the holidays to our clients.

 

To help you bring the joy at your own home, I’m sharing a few ideas, all types of bars, that will create fun gatherings around the table for family and friends to share.

Hot Chocolate Bar

The Hot Chocolate Bar is accented with all the indulgences one might need when consuming that comforting cup: the essentials like house-made marshmallows, cinnamon and cocoa powder and also the luxuries such as chocolate shavings, candied oranges, pistachios, chunks of toffee and malted chocolate balls and fluffy Chantilly cream. And just to make sure we have the complete hot chocolate experience, we finish the bar with candy canes, candied swizzle shortbread sticks and chocolate-dipped salted pretzel rods.

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Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

 

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder. Add milk, chocolate chips and vanilla and whisk together. Place over medium heat and bring it to a light boil while stirring constantly. Be sure the chocolate is fully melted and incorporated.

Sweet and Savory Popcorn Bar

We always pop corn that is rich with butter and sprinkled with sea salt. Your guests can then treat themselves to extra flavors that takes their fancy.

  • Truffle Salt or Old Bay Seasoning
  • Parmesan
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Cinnamon Roll

Hearty Soup Bar

This is super popular and always enjoyed among our clients. We cook up these deliciously hearty winter soups with crusty breads, crostinis, seeded lavosh, traditional hand-torn croutons and breadsticks and serve them in mugs.

  • Classic Butternut Squash Soup
  • Smoked Paprika White Bean Turkey Chili
  • Green Lentil Wild Mushroom Herb Soup

Fruit Crumble and Custard Bar

This is a fun build starting with cooked fruits of choice, combining with a signature house crumble topping and finishing with a heavenly creamy custard.

  • Spiced Cinnamon Green Apple
  • Mixed Berries
  • Nutmeg and Allspice Pear with Persimmon
  • Rhubarb and Strawberries

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We have smaller teams working in the kitchen so that everyone is adequately spaced 6 feet apart per WHO guidelines. We have also implemented temperature scanning upon arrival to our kitchen and encourage our staff to stay home and use company-paid sick hours if they are not feeling well.

Our team wears gloves and masks while on the premises. They wash hands hourly at minimum and sanitize the kitchen frequently throughout each day using EPA-approved disinfectant for the fight against COVID-19.  

Our food has always been prepared on-site daily to ensure freshness and upmost safety standards. Ordering and payment are done through our website so that our guests can enjoy contactless curbside pick-up. 

Our new packaging includes meal seals to ensure the food and drink items have not been opened or tampered with during the pick-up or delivery process. 

If you have any other questions regarding our health and safety measures, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We look forward to serving you.