Helga’s offers a wide range of full service celebration concepts and exciting menu choices... for small intimate groups… or large corporate gatherings… or anything in between.

“Thank you! My mother was thrilled with everything you all did for her party. The wonderful menu was delicious and received rave reviews.”

E. P., McLean, VA

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Holiday Menus – Page 2

Page 1: | Holiday Dinner 1 | Holiday Dinner 2 | Holiday Dinner 3 | Gourmand's Special | Feliz Navidad

Page 2: | Simply Elegant | Thanksgiving Banquet | Holiday Buffet |
Festive Reception | Holiday Dinner

Page 3: | Holiday Feast | Holiday Italian Style |  Millennium Holiday Celebration | Holiday Soirée

Page 4 – Budget Holiday Menus: | Menu I | Menu II | Menu III | Desserts

Simply Elegant

$18.50 per person


  • Fresh Salmon Mousse served from a festive boulle of bread with sliced pumpernickel
  • Holiday crudite of fresh crisp vegetables with herb dip
  • Venison pate with lingonberries at side and sliced French baguettes
  • Old fashioned country biscuits with Virginia baked ham and honey mustard
  • Miniature croissants with smoked breast of turkey and mustard caper sauce


  • Colorful assortment of holiday cookies

Thanksgiving Banquet

$31.75 per person

Hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays:

  • Banana nut bread canapés with creamy pumpkin roses
  • A variety of mushroom caps filled with crabmeat, and spinach with cheese
  • Belgian endives filled with smoked whitefish

Thanksgiving dinner buffet to be set up offering:

  • Whole roasted turkey with homemade stuffing, gravy and orange cranberry salsa
  • Potatoes Nicholas: layered potatoes pesto au gratin
  • Hasenpfeffer: marinated wild rabbit simmered in a delicate herb wine sauce
  • Red cabbage stewed with apples and onions
  • Spinach salad with sugar coated almonds and mandarin oranges in balsamic vinaigrette
  • Sweet potato apple pancakes with orange cranberry salsa
  • An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls and butter


  • Country Apple Tart: sliced apples with layers of cream cheese in a deep dish butter cookie lattice topped crust
  • Pumpkin pie: rich pumpkin custard baked with aromatic spices in a flaky pie crust
  • Freshly brewed coffee

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Holiday Buffet

$35.75 per person

Hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays:

  • Cajun duck bites with Creole sauce
  • Miniature spinach and mushroom strudel with roasted red pepper sauce
  • Red bliss potato baskets filled with sour cream and caviar

Festive Holiday buffet to be set up offering:

  • Ballotine of turkey: boneless breast of turkey stuffed with ground veal and pistachio nuts served on a  bed of pumpkin sauce
  • Wild and white rice medley with Shiitake mushrooms
  • Salmon Florentine rolls in puff pastry with cucumber dill sauce
  • Mixed green mesclun salad tossed with strawberries in Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Colorful display of steamed broccoli and cauliflower in lemon butter with cherry tomatoes
  • An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls and butter


  • Miniature pumpkin tarts
  • Praline cheesecake
  • Miniature Linzertarts
  • Freshly brewed coffee

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Festive Reception

$24.25 per person


  • Chicken kebabs with red and green peppers and honey mustard dipping sauce
  • Sliced mini-rounds of beef and roasted breast of turkey with horseradish sauce and Dijon mustard
  • Colorful broccoli, cauliflower, and cherry tomato kebabs with creamy ranch dressing for dipping
  • Shrimp cocktail spread with Bremner wafers
  • Brie en croute with raspberry spread and a variety of crackers
  • Braided twist rolls, pumpernickel rolls, and soft cocktail roll


  • Holiday tree display of fresh fruit kebabs with raspberry yogurt dipping sauce

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Holiday Dinner

$27.00 per person

Stationary Hors d’oeuvres:

  • Wreath of crisp crudite with spinach vegetable dip
  • Green peppercorn pate garnished with apple crescents served with  pumpernickel

Buffet to be set up featuring:

  • Spiral-cut honey glazed ham served with honey mustard
  • Turkey en Croute: Boneless breast of turkey wrapped in puff pastry and roasted to perfection with mustard caper sauce
  • Sweet potato apple pancakes with orange cranberry salsa
  • Country style green beans
  • Waldorf salad of apples and walnuts
  • Braided twist rolls and old fashioned country biscuits


  • Buche de Noel: Traditional Yuletide log with coffee and dark rum iced with mocha butter cream and decorated with Marzipan holly leaves and berries and meringue mushrooms

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