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The Low-Down On Open Bar Packages

Posted by Lyssa Test on Apr 25, 2017 11:41:00 AM

You have a lot of options when planning an event, but one of the most crucial details is arguably the booze. You want your guests to have a great time, loosen up, and enjoy their food but the drinks can quickly add up if you don’t plan correctly! Bar packages can help keep costs down and guests happy, but you’ll need to pick the best package for your event. We’ve outlined all your beverage options and packages plans below so you can be an informed event planner.

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Topics: Food and Beverage

Spring Cocktail Trends: Bounce like a Butterfly or Sting like a Bee

Posted by Matt Lundy on Apr 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This is the time we've waited for all winter long. Finally, we have longer days and warm weather. All this change is a great excuse to get out there and celebrate with friends, family, colleagues or clients. From Daiquiris to Mint Juleps, this post will guide you through some staples of spring cocktail trends and their historical backgrounds. Plus, these go-to drinks are a great base for your bartender to customize, so you can order a round that will have everyone buzzing at your next outing! 

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Topics: New York City, Food and Beverage

How to Find and Book a Caterer for a Raw Space

Posted by Gabrielle Ricci on Dec 16, 2016 12:32:45 PM


Raw spaces: your best friend or your worst enemy. If you're a creative mind chasing a vision, raw spaces provide you with the blank canvas that you need to execute your ideas. For others, raw spaces might trigger fear and apprehension. How can I host an event in an empty room? Where are the tables? The Chairs? More importantly, where's the food?!

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Topics: Food and Beverage, Event Planning

11 Great Wine and Food Pairing Suggestions

Posted by Angela Christian on Nov 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Here at VenueBook we like to eat and we like to drink wine, a lot.  However, sometimes we find it hard to get our food and wine pairings correct.  To make our friends think we are more sophisticated we reached out to the wine guy, Tony Gallo and his daughter Christina Carman to help us put together a few great wine and food pairing suggestions for the holiday season.  Since, my cooking skills stop at avocado toast, the pairings below are for “small bites”.  But if we are being honest it is really all about the wine.     

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Topics: Food and Beverage

Meatless Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks

Posted by Gabrielle Ricci on Nov 8, 2016 12:30:00 PM

When I ate meat, Thanksgiving was a gift from the Gods. I put in zero work preparing the food, and I got to eat my weight in both turkey and ham without feeling an ounce of guilt. And, as if things couldn't get any better, I had enough leftovers to keep me alive when I went back to college. Back then, Thanksgiving was the holiday to beat.

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Topics: Food and Beverage, Life