Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s 2011 Recommended Vendors

Sara McGregor’s Capitol Catering was named one of Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s 2011 recommended vendors!

Check it out at  Washingtonian.com/weddings

Published in: Uncategorized on January 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm  Comments (3)  

Happy Holidays!

Sara McGregor’s Capitol Catering wishes you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

Published in: Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

NGLCC Annual Dinner

On Friday November 19th Sara McGregor’s Capitol Catering had the pleasure of hosting the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce annual dinner at the National Building Museum. The NGLCC National Dinner: an evening of courage, celebrated the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in the areas of business, government, and community advocacy.

Throughout the evening guests dined on an elegant three course meal in the backdrop of the majestic National Building Museum. The menu consisted of a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres including lemon parmesan artichoke bottoms, pepper crusted tuna skewers with mango, and miniature crab cakes.

Guests began their meal with a deconstructed Caesar salad followed by beef wellington served atop a bed of sautéed spinach and mashed potato cauliflower puree drizzled with a dijon red wine reduction. The beautiful evening came to a close as a desert trio of chocolate molten cakes, deep fried poached apple, and pumpkin cheesecake lollipops were served.

What a pleasure it was to share this wonderful evening with NGLCC once again, and congratulations to all of the award winners!

Published in: Uncategorized on November 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm  Comments (1)  

The Jill McGregor Memorial for Moms with Breast Cancer

Last week Sara McGregor’s Capitol Catering suffered a great loss at the death of Sara McGregor’s sister, Jill McGregor. Jill passed on October 14th after a 17 year battle with breast cancer. Jill was an amazing woman who accomplished much throughout her life, and inspired many; however her greatest pride were her two children. “The Jill McGregor Memorial for Moms with Breast Cancer” has been set up in her honor to help families who lose their mothers to breast cancer. If you would like to make a contribution please send it to 2316 Jefferson Davis Highway Alexandria VA 22301. All funds collected from the memorial will be used to help alleviate costs for families that are associated with the loss of their mother to breast cancer.

Published in: Uncategorized on October 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Supreme Court

The swearing in of Justice Kagan…

Sara McGregor’s Capitol Catering hosted a very exciting event this month at the US Supreme Court.  As the new Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was sworn in by President Obama, Capitol Catering prepared her celebratory reception in the neighboring room. After the ceremony, guests flooded in to congratulate the fourth female Justice of the Supreme Court, and to sample morsels of salmon with a triple mustard cream, cucumber cups filled with chicken salad, and delicate wraps stuffed with crab, mango, and a cilantro mint cream cheese. The elegant reception was attended by 350 guests including other Supreme Court Justices, Chief Justice Roberts, and several senators. We were so honored to participate in this historic event!

Published in: Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm  Comments (1)  

10 Foods to Eat this Fall

As the hot and humid weather of summer slips away, the changing of seasons bears an abundance of fresh fall foods.  This article by the Wall Street Journal lists the top 10 ripest and healthiest foods to eat this season. Many of these fall fruits and vegetables make appearances in our menus.

1.       Concord Grapes

Try our wild rice salad with concord grapes

2.       Kobacha

3.       Pears

Try our pears with autumn red cabbage

4.       Pomegranate

Try our Pomegranate lamb and butternut squash ragout

5.       Pine Nuts

6.       Quince

Try our quince and apple charlotte

7.       Rutabaga

8.       Thyme

Try our Lemon Thyme Chicken

9.       Tuscan Kale

Try our kale and white bean soup

10.   Sheep’s Milk Goat Cheese

Try our goat cheese soufflé with red pepper jelly

While this list covers some delicious fall fruits and vegetables, it just isn’t fall without caramel apples and pumpkin pie! Try our tiny lady apples dipped in caramel and chocolate and dusted with chopped nuts or coconut; and our ginger pumpkin tartlets. HAPPY HARVEST!

Published in: Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm  Comments (2)  

Alice Awards

On September 22nd Sara McGregor’s Capitol Catering had the privilege of providing a beautiful luncheon to the 300 guests and participants of the Alice Awards. The Alice Award is presented each year to a “distinguished woman who has made an outstanding contribution in breaking barriers and setting new precedents for women.” This year Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, received the award. Guests honored the accomplishments of Nancy Pelosi as they enjoyed breath taking views of the Capitol Building from the rooftop terrace and dined on a variety of delicious fare. The menu featured pulled Argentinian chicken with a mango and cilantro cream, orzo salad with grilled shrimp, asparagus, and feta crumbles, parmesan flan with balsamic heirloom tomato and micro green salad, and an assortment of deserts including cheesecake lollipops and banana foster tartlets.

Published in: Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm  Comments (1)  

D.C. Central Kitchen

D.C. Central Kitchen is a fantastic organization that Sara McGregor’s Capitol Catering occasionally partners with.  Their organization “turns leftover food into millions of meals for thousands of at-risk individuals while offering nationally recognized culinary job training to once homeless and hungry adults.”

You can see everything they do for the DC metro area on their website, D.C. Central Kitchen

Published in: on August 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

A Summer Soiree

A corporate event glistened green at the Decatur House in D.C. on July 11th.  The outdoor reception was nothing short of classy and contemporary with its gorgeous decor and mouth watering hors d’oeuvres such as Dim Sum, Lamb Kebabs, Mini Cherry-Glazed Short rib Shortcakes, Chocolate Pots de Crème, and Mini Cones of Homemade Ice Cream.

Photos courtesy of Cheryl Mazo

Published in: on August 4, 2010 at 11:54 am  Comments (1)  

The Huss-Cohen Wedding

Allison and Adam were married on July 10th and celebrated their commitment at Raspberry Plain of Leesburg, Virginia. The menu featured fresh seasonal dishes such as a Summer Strawberry Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Grilled Spiced Sea Bass with Fresh Mango Salsa, and Gazpacho Shots. Allison’s hand crafted dessert bar was the finishing touch on a gorgeous reception! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Cohen!

Allison's beautifully crafted dessert bar!

What an exquisite table setting!

Published in: on August 4, 2010 at 10:26 am  Comments (2)