For those of you looking to celebrate the holidays at home, we highly recommend Design Cuisine. Prepped is a special collection of multi-course meals designed for Hannukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but they also give you the option of ordering a la carte for intimate gatherings.
We recently had the pleasure of sampling their Holiday menu, and their food was shockingly good. Our meal started off with a bang with the following: white wine & rosemary sangria, paper chicken, truffled arancini, and charcuterie.
They made their sangria with white wine, apple brandy, raspberries and cranberries, and it was the perfect holiday cocktail: light but boozy, and just the right amount of sweet. The charcuterie was fine, and the chicken was tasty, but the arancini was exceptional. The chicken came with this addicting lemon grass dipping sauce, and the “paper” wrapping was nice and flaky.
The arancini – made with mushrooms, fontina and oregano – was obscenely good, and it was easily one of the best appetizers we’ve had in a long while. They gave us a generous portion, but we finished them all in one day. Don’t judge, just trust us and get some for yourself. We promise you’ll finish it all in a day, too – ha!
Then came the mains. They sent us their ivy garden salad, jumbo lump crab cakes, and braised beef short rib, and although everything was on point, the crab cakes were definitely the star of the show.
Served with charred corn and tomato salad, these were some of the best crab cakes we’ve ever had, and that means a ton coming from us since we’ve lived in Baltimore for a good 10 years. The remoulade was amazing as well, and it’s still crazy to us that something you heat up at home could taste this good. Whether you like crab or not, we’re confident this entree will high key blow you away.
Then came dessert, and they sent us a wide variety to sample. Our set came with blissful brownies, carrot cream cheese sandwich cookies, chocolate dipped coconut macaroons, pumpkin cheesecake squares and salted caramel butter bars. Standouts were the macaroons and butter bars; the former made with bittersweet chocolate, the latter with vanilla cookie dough crumble. So if you’re torn, you know what to get!
Alright friends, we hope you enjoyed reading all about Design Cuisine today! Click here to browse their holiday offerings, and let us know if you have any questions. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day orders must be placed by December 17th, and New Years Eve and New Years Day are due by the 23rd.