Entertaining

In need of some ideas for a last-minute dinner party? Looking for ways to make traditional entertaining more sensational? Central Market has you covered. From delightful dishes to snazzy table settings to the right wines to pour, we’ll help you stock up on creativity.

Football For Foodies


So, we hear there is a rather important sporting event coming up soon. We’re no armchair quarterbacks, but we do have a few plays up our sleeves when it comes to food.

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Turn Up Your Weekend with a Fresh Cherry Sidecar


Plan now for a TGIF to remember! Infuse a pint of brandy with fresh New Zealand cherries and simmer up a cherry syrup. Let them sit for a few days to build flavor while you work away at the office. Then come home Friday night and create a flavorful cocktail that will have you feeling like a rock star mixologist. 

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Invite Sangria to Your Holiday Party


Sangria is a perfect holiday party drink that looks festive and tastes merry. It’s also easy to make! Surprise your guests with homemade sangria and don’t be surprised when they whip out their phones and start taking posting pics of their pretty glasses loaded with fruit and good cheer! 

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Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Gatherings


Today our expert wine buyer answers your questions about what wines are great bets for holiday dinners and what they pair well with. These selections also make great host gifts if you're traveling! 

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Party Like A Pro


Wondering how many bottles of wine you'll need for a party of ten? Looking to introduce a few new twist to your traditional turkey? Or maybe you are revving up for some revelry wondering if you should serve profiteroles or popovers.

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Holiday Decorating Ideas We Love


Decorating for the holidays is a chance for you to honor your family’s favorite traditions and try new things, too. From greenery from your yard to oranges and cranberries from the store, natural items used to highlight what you already own are where it's at this season! 

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Don't Forget the Little Things in the Holiday Home Stretch


With only a few hours to go before Turkey Day, you're no doubt ready for a well-deserved "whew!" But now's the time to take a minute to go over your list one...more...time. (Santa isn't the only one who needs to check his list twice!)  Sometimes it's the little things that get forgotten, so here's a run-down of items we can help you with at the last minute!

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Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day


On the third Thursday of November (which happens to be today) Beaujolais Nouveau Day is celebrated in France with fireworks, music, and festivals. Why all the fuss? It's the day Beaujolais Nouveau wine is released to wine lovers around the world.  Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m. and the party begins.

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Mimosas and Apple Sangria: Your Guests Will Thank You


Today's Thanksgiving prep: shop for nonperishables like alcohol. And when you do, pick up a few bottles of sparkly white wine to make mimosas and sangria for your holiday guests.  

Cheers to you for planning ahead!

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Time to Take Inventory


Today's the day to take stock of your kitchen. Do you have everything you need to prepare and serve your Thanksgiving feast? You don't want to be caught  without a potato masher or be a chair short at the kids' table, so take time today to think through serving dishes, centerpieces, and place settings. 

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