The Chef’s Table

Created by the Chefs of Maggiano’s Little Italy

January 12, 2017

Maggiano’s Favorite 2017 Wedding Trends

Maggiano’s Favorite 2017 Wedding Trends

Engaged? Congratulations! There are so many exciting trends already popping up that we’re thrilled to share our favorite 2017 wedding trends with you. Read on and happy planning!

Brunch is best – Imagine caramelized French toast, fully loaded omelets, coffee cakes, mimosas, bellinis, and bloody mary bars any time of day. Need we say more?

Let’s hear it for the boys – Groom and groomsmen fashion is just as much a centerpiece as bridal and bridesmaid fashion, and we’re seeing cool vests and personalized ties. Burgundy and gray tuxedos are replacing the black and blue hues of years past.

It’s all in the look – It’s all about effortless, clean lines. Mixing and matching centerpieces, and romantic lighting like chandeliers and candles set the vibe.

Family style dining – All of your favorite comfort foods, beautifully displayed in the center of the table. There’s something intimate yet relaxed about sharable dishes, and what a great conversation starter for all of your guests.

Signature sweets – Dessert is becoming a huge part of weddings, and we’re talking way beyond the big cake. Desserts are being displayed on a grand scale with a variety of sweets. And good news for the sweet tooth, they are being served throughout the reception – not just after the cake cutting!

The copper cup – you’ll see a lot more classic cocktails and cool garnishes pop up at the bar this year. Maybe it is the copper cup, but the Moscow Mule (aka the Mulo Romano) has taken weddings by storm!

Save the last dance – we all are familiar with the last dance, but what about a final last dance for two? After the last dance, all guests are escorted to the send-off location while the newlyweds enjoy a moment alone to dance to another tune.

Whether it’s an intimate rehearsal dinner, engagement party, bridal shower or reception of a lifetime, Maggiano’s is the perfect backdrop for your wedding event. Plan your dream wedding event with us and ask your Banquet Manager about how to save 10% or receive a complimentary upgrade when you book by March 31, 2017.

December 28, 2016

January Chef’s Features

January Chef’s Features

Available December 29 – February 1

If your #NewYearNewYou includes enjoying delicious, scratch-made dishes from chef-driven restaurants, you can look forward to starting 2017 with a culinary bang! Stop by and enjoy classics like Nonna’s Pound Cake, and try something amazing and new like our Salmon Cake.

Dishes you’ll enjoy on our Chef’s Features menu:

Salmon Cake
Created by Myke Gordon – San Jose, CA
Balsamic Citrus Sauce, Rocket Arugula, Calabrian Oil

Langostino Lobster di Maquis
Created by Chef Dan Grice – San Jose, CA
Gemelli Pasta, Artichoke Hearts, Lemon Butter, Prosciutto, Aged Parmesan
Choose this or an Classic Pasta for tomorrow*

Filet Mignon & Asparagus Risotto
Created by Chef Johnny Poché  - Dallas, TX
Shiitake Mushrooms, Garlic, Steak Jus

Eat-A-Dish For Make-A-Wish® Dessert**
Nonna’s Pound Cake
A Maggiano’s Classic
Caramelized Bananas, Hot Fudge Sauce, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Shavings

Maggiano’s Grey Good Martini
Classic: Stirred with Vermouth and Served with an Orange Twist
Today’s Twist: Shaken and Served with Calabrian Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

Pomegranate Italian Soda
Pomegranate, Orange, Simple Syrup, Soda

We invite you to join us at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal or special occasion. We also invite you to join our E-club, follow us on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more chef tips, recipes and ideas.

**Between 7/4/16 – 6/28/17, Maggiano’s Little Italy will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish® for each feature dessert, with a minimum guarantee of $150,000 for all in-restaurant. For more information, visit wish.org
*Classic Pastas available in select restaurants 
Subject to Availability

November 30, 2016

December Chef’s Features

December Chef’s Features

Available December 1 - 28, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. A time for enjoying the season’s eatings with family and friends. From Baked Stuffed Clams to Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding, you'll be glad to stopped by to see what your Chef is cooking!

Dishes you’ll enjoy on our Chef’s Features menu:

Baked Stuffed Clams
A Maggiano's Classic
Seasoned Breadcrumbs, Garlic

Braised Beef Rigatoni al Forno
Created by Chef Anthony Psyk – Las Vegas, NV
Marinara Sauce, Smoked Mozzarella, Oven-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Choose this and take a Classic Pasta for tomorrow*

Lobster Risotto
Created by Chef Johnny Poché – Dallas, TX
Maine Lobster, Zucchini, Saffron Risotto
OR

Prime Ribeye
A Maggiano's Classic
16 oz. Bone-in Ribeye, Crispy Vesuvio Potatoes, Chianti Onions
OR

Flounder Imperial
Created by Chef Johnny Poché – Dallas, TX
Jumbo Lump Crab, Red Bell Peppers, Chives, Hollandaise Sauce, Calabrian Pepper Sauce

Eat-A-Dish For Make-A-Wish® Dessert**
Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding
Created by Chef Jenna Kelly – Plano, TX
Pecan Caramel Cream, Honey Mascarpone, Chocolate Shavings

Suggested Wines
Talbott “Kali Hart” estate grown wines
Monterey, California
Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
OR
Edna Valley Vineyards
Central Coast, California
Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon

When you enjoy a bottle of Talbott or Edna Valley wine you’ll receive a Maggiano’s gravity wine holder.

We invite you to join us at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal or special occasion. We also invite you to join our E-club, follow us on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more chef tips, recipes and ideas.

***Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
**Between 7/4/16 – 6/28/17, Maggiano’s Little Italy will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish® for each feature dessert, with a minimum guarantee of $150,000 for all in-restaurant. For more information, visit wish.org
*Classic Pastas available in select restaurants 
† Dish contains nuts
Subject to Availability

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