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 3

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

Holiday Feast

$35.75 per person

Hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays:

  • Holiday red and green pepper boats filled with saga cream
  • Steamed shrimp served on a bed of fresh seaweed with tangy cocktail sauce and lemon
  • Crabmeat Charissa: hot crab spread with artichoke hearts on French bread

Holiday buffet to be set up featuring:

  • Beef tenderloin roasted to perfection and carved to order, accompanied by Bernaise mayonnaise, horseradish sauce and Dijon mustard
  • Whole poached Norwegian salmon elegantly garnished with lemon scales served with cucumber dill sauce, flanked by cascading French baguettes
  • Roasted red bliss herbed potatoes
  • Homestyle broccoli and cauliflower topped with bread crumbs
  • Caesar’s salad of crisp romaine lettuce and croutons in creamy Caesar’s dressing
  • An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls and butter


  • Colorful assortment of Holiday cookies
  • Miniature Linzertart: Viennese classic with plump raspberries and hazelnut crust
  • Christmas tree display of fresh fruit kebabs with raspberry yogurt dipping sauce
  • Freshly brewed coffee

Holiday Italian Style

$36.00 per person

Bar to be set up offering your beverages

Hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays:

  • Miniature roasted chicken and portabello mushroom strudel served with sun-dried tomato aioli
  • Polenta squares topped with pesto and cherry tomato wedges
  • Melon wrapped with prosciutto

Dinner buffet to be set up featuring:

  • Tortellini in Brodo: tortellini and tiny meatballs simmered in chicken broth sprinkled with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley
  • Chicken roulade with artichoke hearts, pinenuts, and pesto served with marsala wine sauce
  • Festive red and green cheese filled ravioli tossed with shrimp, green beans and cherry tomatoes and fresh dill
  • Mixed green mesclun salad tossed with fresh fennel in red wine vinaigrette
  • An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls including olive bread and butter


  • Festive Gingerbread House decorated with gum drops and hard candies in a Christmas setting
  • A variety of Holiday cookies including almond macaroons and Biscotti
  • Egg Nog Cheesecake
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee

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Millenium Holiday Celebration

$44.50 per person

Bar to be set up offering your beverages

Hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays including:

  • Crisp phyllo money bags filled with wild mushrooms served with Hollandaise sauce
  • Grilled beef hibachi skewers
  • Grilled swordfish on ginger-jalapeno rice cakes

Specialties to be placed in party area:

  • Grilled chicken satay with spicy Thai peanut dipping sauce
  • Assorted sushi, cucumber and California rolls served with pickled ginger, soy sauce and wasabi

Dinner buffet to be set up featuring:

  • Porkloin stuffed with plums served with ginger plum sauce and mustard caper sauce
  • Roasted leg of lamb served in a rich brown gravy
  • Orzo and peas tossed with feta cheese
  • Curried lentil salad with shrimp and chiffonated spinach
  • Winter’s fruit salad tossed with dried apricots, cherries, nuts and fresh mint
  • An elaborate bread display including a variety of rolls, olive bread, and walnut raisin bread and butter


  • Pumpkin Roll: pumpkin sponge cake rolled with cream cheese filling and nuts
  • Cranberry Apple Strudel sprinkled with powdered sugar
  • Strawberries dipped in dark and white chocolate
  • Freshly brewed coffee

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Holiday Soirée

$27.00 per person

Bar to be set up offering your beverages

Holiday cocktail buffet to be set up featuring:

  • Miniature crabcakes served with remoulade sauce
  • An array of imported and domestic cheese and crackers garnished with dried dates and figs and with fresh strawberries and grapes
  • Mini Beef Wellington: succulent filet of beef wrapped in puff pastry with duxelle and baked to perfection served with Bernaise sauce
  • Apple smoked spiral-cut ham served with honey mustard, mayonnaise, and a variety of cocktail rolls
  • Wreath of crisp crudite with spinach vegetable dip
  • Vegetarian quesadillas with red and green peppers and salsa at side
  • Stollen: German holiday fruit and nut bread
  • A variety of holiday cookies


  • Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge

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