One of the best parts of summer is all the wonderful opportunities for entertaining. Whether it’s for an official holiday or family events like graduations, birthdays, anniversaries or weddings, there’s no denying the warmer months are the perfect time to party. While entertaining and party planning comes naturally to some, to others, just the thought can hit the panic button. But entertaining doesn’t have to be overly complicated. In fact, it can be really easy, especially with a little help from our chefs.
Chef Tip #1:
Create a Beverage Bar
What’s a party without some refreshing drinks and cocktails? Keep your guests happy and easily refreshed by setting up a designated beverage station. Fill decorative buckets or coolers with plenty of ice and set out your prettiest glasses. Include a signature cocktail, like our uniquely refreshing Jalapeño Margarita, part of the To-Go Bar Signature Cocktail Collection at Central Market.
July 2021 Update: Due to a change in local liquor laws we are no longer able to sell our To-Go Bar Signature Cocktails on Central Market.
Chef Tip #2:
Plan a No-Fuss Menu
The great thing about entertaining in the summer months is that the menu doesn’t have to be complicated. Just fire up the grill and stock up on the highest quality steaks you can find. The Central Market Butcher Shop is full of individually cut USDA Prime steaks that are perfect for over-the-top backyard barbecues. Grab a few of your favorite cuts, like lean Filet Mignon, tender NY Strip, or a rich Ribeye. Want a real luxury smorgasbord? Order one of our Premium Butcher Boxes, packed with a curated collection of Chef’s favorite meats.
Chef Tip #3:
Bring the Restaurant Experience to You
The meal is always the center of every great party, which is why we love our Luxury Meal Kits. Chef-crafted and multi-course, these meal kits are inspired adaptations of our most popular restaurant dishes, like the Filet Mignon Wellington, Delmonico Steak, and the Land & Sea. Each meal kits comes par-cooked with easy-to-follow cooking instructions to help you put the final flourish.