In The Kitchen

‘Tis the Season!

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Tis the season for catered affairs and holiday parties! Here are two quick and easy recipes to make sure your holiday party is a HIT!


Champagne Punch


– 8 cups cranberry

– 1 can (6oz) frozen orange juice

– 1 can (6oz) pineapple juice

– 1 can (6oz) lemonade

– 2 cups of brandy

– 2 bottles of champagne

– fresh fruit slices

Garnish with fresh fruit slices such as oranges, lemons or limes.


Did You Know?  
The shape of a champagne cork after the bottle has been opened indicates the age of the bottle: a mushroom shape indicates recently bottled Champagne; a straight-sided cork suggests a well-matured


Sweet & Salty Honey Cheese Log:

10.5 oz goat cheese log

1/2 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds

1/3 cup honey

– 1 pt. fresh raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries

– mint leaves

– assorted crackers



Press or roll goat cheese log in sunflower seeds, thoroughly coating cheese, including ends. Arrange cheese on a serving platter with any remaining sunflower seeds. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with berries. Garnish, if desired, with mint leaves. Serve immediately with assorted crackers.



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Raffy is our Executive Chef and he absolutely loves to try new things. Being so passionate about the dining experience as a whole, Raffy puts just as much energy and attention into the appearance as he does the taste. This clearly shows with his love of doing intricate fruit carvings and the recipes he creates. As a husband and a father he knows the importance of family, and we’re glad to have him as a part of the Viga Family.