The Best & Most Favorite Holiday Desserts + a Delicious Peppermint Bark Recipe

Throughout the holiday season people gather to celebrate. And nothing is more festive than an array of holiday desserts. Whether you choose one show-stopping dessert or provide a buffet sampler for your guests, you’re sure to leave everyone with a sweet memory of their holiday gathering. Try some of these ideas, courtesy of Maison Culinaire [...]

5 Mouth Watering Southern Themed Catering Ideas + A Bonus Beignet Recipe

Even though we’re just south of one of the largest metropolitan regions in the United States, our area around Washington DC still boasts a number of Southern influences. We’re close enough to the truly “Southern” states to enjoy the people and foods of that region. Perhaps you’re from the Deep South, or have developed a [...]

How to Stay Cool by the Pool with Summer Salads, Ceviches and Sips

Summer brings sweltering days, but it also offers respite from the high temperatures in the refreshing waters of the pool. Cool off with a delightful summer picnic poolside, with our ideas for salads, ceviches and sips to beat the heat. Cool Summer Salads Salads can be favorite additions to a summertime picnic or a main-course [...]

Easter Morning Menu Must Haves

Easter is often one of those holidays where family and friends gather together to celebrate not only the religious aspects of the day, but the fun generated by the Easter bunny. There are sure to be brightly-colored eggs and chocolate bunnies in the mix. Whatever you’re planning, the get-together is sure to revolve around the [...]

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How to Order the Perfect Amount of Food for Your Locally Catered Event

When you host a special event, wedding or corporate event you want to make sure that you have enough food for everyone you’re expecting. There’s nothing worse than running out of food mid-way through. Working with a professional, local caterer like Maison Culinaire makes this job easier because we are used to catering large events [...]

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Our Favorite Spring Catering Recipes

Now that winter is past and the days are longer and warmer, our thoughts turn to the spring harvest. Even this time of year there are plenty of fresh ingredients we can use to create our delicious catering foods here at Maison Culinaire.   Foods that can be harvested in the spring include: kale, rhubarb, [...]

Fresh Wedding Menu Ideas

There’s no such thing as the boring wedding reception any more. Nowadays, guests are wowed by the creative and fresh menu ideas that are popping up throughout our region. If you’re looking for creative ideas for your Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C. wedding, try some of these, or ask our team at Maison Culinaire [...]

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Recipes: Irish Favorites

Get an early start on your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a bit of Irish cooking…one of the many International cuisine options from Maison Culinaire. Enjoy our recipes for your own meals at home, or have us cater all of your local Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. March celebrations! […]

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Recipes: Hot Soups for Cold Days

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing more delightful that warming your body with a delicious hot soup. Whether for lunch or dinner, soup makes an ideal one-course entree, or an excellent first course for a larger meal. Try these hot soups for cold days.  […]

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New Year’s Food Resolutions

A lot of people make resolutions at the beginning of a new year. They may want to lose weight, exercise more, or spend more time with the family, for example, and add those to their resolutions list. But what about your eating habits? The New Year may be just the time to make some New [...]

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