Holiday Meals with a Twist

If the thought of hosting the holidays at your house is hampering your ho-ho-ho spirit we invite you to host your next gathering at SHARC.

Benham Hall at SHARC ready for holiday events.

Our event space can host family gatherings and company parties up to 250 guests and can include the hospitality kitchen which features warming oven, fridge and plenty of counter space for food preparation.

Pssst… don’t tell anyone but you can also bring in a caterer to do all the cooking and prep work for you.

Whether you’re looking to serve traditional holiday fare or try something new, our catering partners, who specialize in serving savory and delicious dishes all year long, have some ideas on creating holiday meals with a twist.

Chef Cerstin Cheatham from Bleu Bite Catering suggests offering fun and interesting foods that will excite both your palate and your guests.

Delicious holiday dessert spread is sure to be a hit. Photo courtesy of Bleu Bite Catering.

This year, Bleu Bite Catering has added Cornbread Chili Pie, Stuffed Chicken with Bacon and Pesto and Pork Loin with Cranberry Rosemary sauce to their main course menu. While everyone still loves traditional comfort foods, try adding new and non-traditional side dishes such as Bourbon Glazed Bacon and Brussel Sprout Skewers, appetizers such as Korean Steak Skewers with scallion dipping sauces, and desserts such as Cranberry Vanilla Mini Bundt Cakes to your holiday spread… all of which are featured on Bleu Bites website at

If trying new and non-traditional foods seems too adventurous or family traditions are important Sanda Costello, owner of Bowtie Catering, suggests adding minor twists to simply liven up your traditional holiday spread.

Costello suggests preparing two proteins, a seasonal salad and a variety of side dishes. Try pairing the traditional turkey with a Garlic Prime Rib with Dungeness crab or a Maple Glazed Ham.

Before the meal, charcuterie platters are the perfect grazing appetizer as they are easy to make and offer something for everyone.

Photos courtesy of Bowtie Catering

We can’t forget about the cocktails! Gone are the days of spiked eggnogs and peppermint patty’s. If you’re searching for some tasty treats, check out the holiday cocktails our friends at Twist Cocktail Catering created.

Rudloph's Sparkler - Photo by Kimberly Kay

Rudolph’s Sparkler Apricot nectar is layered with champagne in a gold sugar rimmed brandy glass, garnished with a festive and fragrant rosemary sprig.

The Jack Frost - Photo by Twist Cocktail Co,

The Jack Frost A bright icy-blue cocktail that tastes as crisp as it looks. Made up of vodka, blue curacao, lemon and pineapple juice, dusted with edible glitter, for that extra sparkle.

Salted Cacao S'mores Martini - photo by Erika Swantek

Salted Cacao S’mores MartiniA boozy take on a traditional holiday favorite, S’mores! Vodka, macadamia nut crème and vanilla infused maple syrup are shaken until frothy, kissed with salted cacao bitters and served in a martini glass glazed with melted cacao nibs, garnished with a house-made marshmallow and graham cracker biscuit.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry…and most of all, have a happy holiday!

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