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What to Expect at Your Catering Tasting

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Food plays an important role in any formal event, and it needs to be exquisite if you want it to be memorable. Professional caterers can not only save you time and deal with a slew of dietary requirements, they can create mouth-watering dishes that you may not be able to ...

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2020 Food Trends for Weddings

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2020 food trends for weddings are actually very specific to the couple getting married. Chef Ned Grieg, corporate chef at The Essex Room, discusses how he develops delicious wedding reception and special event menus. Listen or read more to find out about 2020 wedding food trends. John Maher: Hi. I'm John ...

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Wedding Photos – Ali and Rob

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Friday the 13th is considered unlucky by many people and getting married on this day would be pushing your luck, but Ali and Rob shattered that idea when they got married at the Essex Room. We are still talking about how much fun they were as a couple. Their pure ...

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Wedding Dessert Choices

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Couples have so many unique choices when it comes to wedding dessert. From wedding cakes to miniature desserts to spectacularly constructed serve desserts, the options are endless. Chef Neg Grieg of The Essex Room talks about wedding dessert choices. Listen or read more to find out about the types of ...

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Interactive Dessert Stations

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Many young brides and grooms are choosing to forgo the wedding cake and include interactive dessert stations at their reception. Chef Ned Grieg, corporate chef at the Essex Room, discusses the various desserts he loves to create at an interactive station. Listen or read more to find out about interactive ...

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Incorporating Seasonal Food in Menus

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100-mile menus are popular at The Essex Room. Chef Ned Grieg, corporate chef, strives to ensure each item in the menu is from a 100-mile radius of The Essex Room. Listen or read more to find out how Chef Ned sources his food for special events. John Maher: Hi, I'm John ...

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Getting Hitched Next Year? 2020 Wedding Trends You’ll Want to Follow

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Is 2020 going to be the year you say “I do?” There’s no better time to start familiarizing yourself with next year’s major wedding trends. From incorporating eco-friendly materials to embracing androgynous attire, keep these trends in mind for your wedding planning. Eco-Friendly Materials In 2020, green thinking is going to rule ...

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How to Solve the Top 5 Wedding Problems

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Are you and your fiancé in love with the idea of a fall wedding? With changing leaves and stunning sunsets, a New England fall wedding automatically comes with a beautiful backdrop. Not to mention the crisp autumn scents of apples, cinnamon and burning wood that naturally perfume an outdoor ceremony. However, ...

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Classic French Petit Fours

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  John Maher: Hi. I'm John Maher and I'm here today with Chef Ned Grieg, corporate chef at the Essex Room in Essex, Massachusetts. Today we're talking about classic French petits fours. Welcome, Chef Ned. Chef Ned Grieg: Good morning. John: Chef Ned, what are petits fours? Chef Ned: It's my favorite dessert. John: Oh, ...

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5 Cocktail Hour Trends Your Guests Will Want to Steal for Their Own Big Day

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Your wedding’s cocktail hour is a perfect chance for guests to mingle and have fun while buying you a few minutes for after-ceremony photographs. Incorporate some of these ideas to get the party started and set the mood for a fun night to come. From CBD- or THC-infused cocktails to ...

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