Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) December 7, 2006
Give yourself a treat this holiday season and let Marathon Grill do the cooking for you. Whether you're planning an intimate holiday dinner for five guests or a New Year's Eve bash for 205, call Marathon's Holiday Hotline, at 215-561-5600, today. Work with an expert party planner to create a specialized menu for any occasion and then have it delivered to your doorstep. No one has to know the meal didn't come from your kitchen!
Marathon Grill offers a vast assortment of choices from hors d'oeurves, salads, entrees and desserts to hot, cold and breakfast buffets, as well as Chanukah and vegetarian options. An expert at the Holiday Hotline will work with you and guide you through every step of planning for the perfect holiday event. First to last course, Marathon Grill's Holiday Hotline has enough options to suit any event and/or guest. Marathon's Cary Borish offers the following tips to ensure a great event:
- Make a list and check it twice. Include everything from food and beverage to tabletop.
- Greet your guests with a spirit-lifting Champagne or Prosecco, chilled and ready to pour, to put them in good cheer. Wine should be chilled for at least six hours, but in a pinch, create an ice-water bath and immerse the bottles.
- Estimate your alcohol needs. Plan for two glasses per person over two hours. Remember, wine bottles contain 4-6 glasses, so for a 25 person, two-hour cocktail party, 12 bottles will certainly hydrate your guests!
- Serve bite size, easy to hold hors d'oeurves. They're always a hit! Rule of thumb? Three pieces per person per hour.
- Prepare more! Make sure you have enough food and drink for all your guests. Too much never hurt anyone and neither have leftovers!
- Remember non- alcoholic beverages. Have soda, juices, sparkling water and, of course, enough ice to go around for all the designated drivers.
- Create a playlist. Without music to decorate it, what's a party?
- Set the mood. Dim the lights and the light the candles to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere for any gathering.
If you're really stuck, the Holiday Hotline can also provide china, flatware and stemware along with a professional, accommodating and experienced staff to set-up and serve your guests.
Marathon's hors d'oeurve standouts include chicken or vegetable potstickers, bacon wrapped scallops, spring rolls, pepper-charred tuna and coconut chicken with sate sauce. Popular entrees include holiday classics such as sliced roasted turkey breast with giblet gravy and all the trimmings, a honey Dijon baked Virginia ham or roasted sliced filet mignon. And Marathon's salad offerings are second-to-none. Roasted pear salad comes with mixed greens, walnuts, goat cheese and citrus vinaigrette. The Mandarin orange salad presents Mandarin oranges, mixed greens, dried cranberries, pecans and vinaigrette. Holiday side dishes include cranberry chutney, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted butternut squash and, of course, cornbread stuffing. To check out the entire menu, visit the website.
If you're looking for ways to relieve stress and serve a meal to impress, the Holiday Hotline experts are waiting for your call. Hotline hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Holiday Hotline suggests giving three days notice for larger parties but can accept last minute orders for smaller events.
Marathon Grill has been serving the neighborhood since 1985, with six locations throughout Center City. Owned and operated by the Borish family, each restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, caters events and delivers.
For the Holiday Hotline, call 215-561-5600 or visit http://www.MarathonGrill.com.
215.731.2000 ext. 215
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