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Thanksgiving is just over a Week away, Let RSVP handle the cooking!

November 18th, 2014

CH-Thanksgiving 2014

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2014 Holiday Menu

October 6th, 2014

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Download PDF: Holiday Menu 2014

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September Tasting Recap

September 19th, 2014

Our September 9th tasting was a huge success!  In case you were unable to attend, we thought we’d share some highlights from the night.  We partnered with the Mead Center for American Theater, Home of Arena Stage to host this month’s tasting.

The night began with some of our favorite + some of our new passed hors d’oeuvres including our Braised Short Rib Spoon with Beet Horseradish Foam, Pork Belly Wedge Salad Bite, Truffle Chicken Pot Pie, + Jerk Chicken on a Sweet Potato Rusk.  One of the hits from the night was the Crispy Shrimp: BBQ marinated + grilled shrimp skewer with rice crispy crust. At the bar guests could quench their thirst with our Bourbon Peach Ice Tea or Chambord Bubbly.

Waffle Station

Savory Waffle Station

 

We unveiled new station that evening: A Savory Waffle Station. Guests started by picking either a  Honey Sriracha or Cheddar Thyme waffle + the butter of their choice, Truffle, Orange Honeycomb, or Beet Horseradish.  Then our chef placed a Panko Crusted Chicken Thigh, Braised Short Rib or Roasted Butternut Squash Cube on top. Guests then topped it off with Spiced Pepitas, Bacon Salt, Crispy Kale, Fried Shallots, Crushed Peanuts, Espelette + choose from a selection of sauces

 

The buffet offered a location for guests to serve themselves + taste some favorites including the Red Snapper Ferrara, Jack Daniel’s Seared Top Sirloin, Tortellini Alla Porcini,  Farro Butternut Squash Risotto + Arugula Salad With Grilled Pear And Dried Figs.

Buffett

For guests with a sweet tooth, we  displayed a selection of sweets. There was everything from Chocolate Dipped Milano Cookies, Dark Chocolate Elderflower + Milk Chocolate Pear Ginger Ganache Pops, Mini Whoopie Pies, + our favorite, homemade Gourmet Mini Poptarts (Pumpkin & Citrus, Nutella, or Apple Blueberry)

A Huge Thanks to our vendor partners, we could not have done it without them.

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Venue with a View

June 10th, 2014

We are very excited to be added to the catering list of the 20 F Street NW Conference Center.

DomeLocated on Capitol Hill, the 20 F Street NW Conference Center is a new meeting, conference, and event venue  located within walking distance of  Union Station. The newly tented south roof terrace provides a unique site for your next networking event, special events reception, corporate dinner or wedding ceremony. With its spectacular views of the Washington Monument and the Capitol Dome the roof terrace can accommodate up to 200 people for a standing cocktail reception or 100 for a plated meal.

Imagine your guests on the roof terrace as the sun is setting over the Monument or standing in front of the Dome while it is a glow for the evening. These moments will ensure your guests an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. So if a unique venue is what you are looking for then look no further.

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It’s Almost Valentine’s Day!

January 24th, 2014

All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!

Reward yourself with one of our sweet treats!

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Happy New Year!

January 10th, 2014

Happy New Year from RSVP Catering!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25th, 2013

Leave the cooking to us this year!

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Maureen + Jesse

November 8th, 2013

The Winery at Bull Run is the perfect venue for a fall wedding with colorful trees and acres of countryside views overlooking historic Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Maureen + Jesse were married as the sun set outside the Winery. Cocktail hour followed in the Barrel Room with passed hors d’oeuvres featuring Cheddar Biscuit BLTs + Lobster Fritters.

The dark purple color arrangements were a perfect choice to accentuate the dark wood vintage setting. Guests really enjoyed the interactive Mashed Potato Station. Following the buffet, was the Decadent Dessert Bar with Mini Vessels and Autumn Tarts. At the same time, Maureen + Jesse cut into their gorgeous two tier cake that our pastry chef, Natalie Ruffner, prepared.

 

As the night went on, guests joined Maureen + Jesse to celebrate this spectacular day with singing, dancing, and laughter.  We would like to thank Katie Nesbitt Photography for the fabulous photos we are able to share with everyone. We also want to wish the happy couple pure bliss + happiness as they start their journey together!

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And They Lived Happily Ever After…

October 14th, 2013

And they lived happily ever after….

 Caitlin + Mitchell

 At Sunset Crest Manor on Saturday, September 14th, an amazing couple from Richmond got married. Everything about this day was magical from the bride and groom themselves to the small details that guided guests through the enchanting evening.

 Perfect September weather complimented the spectacular views of the ceremony site which overlooked the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After the ceremony ended, guests made their way up to the Manor’s Poolside Patio where Wagyu Sliders + Black Salt Old Fashioned Fries were just a selection of the passed hors d’oeuvres.

 The Manor’s three story Rustic Replica Barn was where the reception was held. The décor included champagne table linens and soft pink accents with beautiful homemade centerpieces composed of hydrangeas and spider mums on each table. Keeping with the whimsical theme, each guest table was assigned as a famous couple, Cinderella and Prince Charming as the head table.

 Guests lined the barn both upstairs and down to watch Caitlin + Mitchell have their first dance. For dinner, guests enjoyed a buffet which showcased many of the couple’s favorite foods. The menu included RSVP’s Mesquite Grilled Tenderloin Display, Seared Crabcakes on Roasted Corn Relish, Caesar Salad and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes. Just outside the barn a “Make your own Smore’s Bar” + Bourbon Tasting were offered as after dinner treats and gave guests just one more reason to enjoy the beautiful view.

 Caitlin + Mitchell spent their honeymoon in Disney Land, the most magical place in the world. Congratulations to the married couple! We wish you a lifetime of magical moments.

 A big thank you to Sunset Crest Manor for providing such an amazing venue + Rachel Foster Photography for capturing the finest details from the enchanting evening!

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Sam & Ryan’s Wedding at Oatland’s Plantation

October 1st, 2013

We had the pleasure of working with Sam & Ryan on their special day, September 7th at Oatland’s Plantation. It was a perfect day for the ceremony outside on the terrace. After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the gardens. They nibbled on Petit Steaks with a Smoked Tomato Confit + Truffled Chicken Pot Pies before heading into the beautiful lit tent. Guests were greeted with trays of champagne as they entered the tent for dinner service.

Following first dances, toasts, and dinner guests enjoyed Red Velvet Cake that our pastry chef, Natalie Ruffner, made for the couple. Pictures held in the gardens outside of this historical mansion gave Anne Lord Photography a wonderful backdrop to capture the essence of this extraordinary day. We would like to thank Sam & Ryan for letting us be a part of their special day and wish them nothing but love and happiness!

 

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Katrina + Michael’s Wedding at Oatlands Plantation

August 21st, 2013

It may have been a rainy day at Oatlands Plantation on June 7th, but we were delighted to be a part of Katrina + Michael’s Wedding. Aimee Hardenberg, from True Wedding Events, planned everything from the flowers to the décor. The bride’s gorgeous bouquet and floral arrangements were designed by Bergeron’s Flowers. A few of the passed hors d’oeuvres included Truffled Chicken Pot Pies & Duck Cigars. The plated entrée was a grilled pink peppercorn crusted Bistro Filet & a Ginger Glazed Seabass. Guests sipped on specialty cocktails, while our staff passed late night snacks including Mini Philly Cheese Steaks & Coke Floats. We are very excited to share some photography from Ever After Visuals!

Congratulations, Katrina + Michael!

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Jeff & Daniel’s Wedding: May 19, 2013 at Oxon Hill Manor

August 9th, 2013

On a Sunday afternoon in May, guests came together to celebrate Jeff & Daniel’s marriage to one another. It was a bright day at the Oxon Hill Manor where the ceremony & reception took place.  We were very excited to work with Courtney from A Sweet Soiree, who planned the nuptials. Joe, from The Happy Couple Photography, did an amazing job capturing every beautiful moment. Guests enjoyed a couple of butlered hors d’oeuvres including our Vietnamese Banh Mi, with pickled cabbage & a curry aioli and our White Truffle Shrimp Risotto Spoon. Everyone sat down for the grooms’s favorite short plates followed by many toasts, cheers, & dancing!

Vietnamese Banh Mi        White Truffle Shrimp Risotto Spoon

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June Tasting Recap

July 30th, 2013

We had our last tasting on Tuesday, June 4 at our Fairfax office. A big thank you to all our vendors: Max Krupka from Washington Executive Photographic Services, Christie Lopez from Bergerons Flowers & Events, Perfect Settings, Musician Ed Balduzzi, & Daniel Nakamura from Booth- o- Rama! Guests sipped on a Watermelon Thyme Martini & Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade while taking in all the beautiful decor.

Some of the passed hors d’oeuvres included Nepal Spinach Dumplings, White Gazpacho Shooters, Watermelon Cubes with Goat Cheese, and Gougere BLT’s. The sweet treats pictured are the Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Crisp and our Milk Chocolate Toffee Vessel. Guests also enjoyed our Cosmo & Mandarin Screwdriver Popsicles on this warm summer night!

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Summer is Here

July 17th, 2013

Summer has really snuck up on us! What are you doing to celebrate?

                                Mini Beef Dogs & Gaufrette Chips              Mini Lobster Rolls & Gaufrette Chips
                                                              Chef Interactive Gourmet Taco Station
                   Photo Credit: foodnetwork.com        RSVP Angus Beef Mini Burgers       Photo Credit: pincookie.com

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New Chairman Welcoming

July 15th, 2013

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes their new chairman for the 2013-2014 year with delicious sweet treats and personalized utensils! We were honored to cater the reception and wish the new chairman all the best.

Homemade Black Cherry Ice Cream

Homemade Coffee Toasted Almond Chip            Strawberry Mini Milk Shake Shooter

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