Add Dazzle to Holiday Events with Festive Catering

Kimpton Hotels are spiking the punch from coast to coast with holiday catering (and entertainment) as diverse as the cities in which they reside.

For events at Kimpton Palladian Hotel in Seattle, collaborate with a mixologist at onsite bar Pennyroyal to delight guests with a seasonal punch fountain. Looking for dinner and a show? The hotel partners with The Murder Mystery Co. to present an evening of intrigue, with dinner at Shaker & Spear that includes a full-on interactive investigation led by a troupe of professional actors—clues and costumes included.

At Kimpton Alexis, also in Seattle, shed the gloves and pass your mug for another pour of mulled wine and hot toddies from the Some Like It Hot beverage station, or take the World Whiskey Tour: Holiday Style, with cocktails centered around amber spirits from Scotland to Japan.

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A very tall elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” That’s exactly what you can do for up to 24 people at Holiday Karaoke in Electric Feather, a rentable private room with special holiday menus for both food and music in Outlier restaurant, adjacent to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle.

On the East Coast, warm your guests with comfort food stations ladling tomato soup and serving up mac-and-cheese variations at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. Decadent Hanukkah Celebration menus at Kimpton Glover Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. will entice with their take on versions of traditional fare such as hazelnut chocolate crunch rugelach, honey challah and house-made bagels and spreads.

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, Virginia, will transport guests in Francophile style. A seated dinner for up to 100 stars a seasonal presentation of Duck a l’Orange from award-winning Brabo Brasserie. Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, meanwhile, brings the bounty of the seas to the holiday table with its Feast of the Seven Fishes menu.

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Hotels aren’t the only option for vivacious atmosphere at your event around the nation’s capital. Opt for a theme based on cuisine with distinctive settings and aliments to match at these restaurants:

Brasserie Liberte will accommodate up to 65 seated in its private dining room (complete with a separate side entrance) and serves French fare by way of traditional cooking techniques with modern spirit and sleek decor.

Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar evokes Old Havana with seated dinner for up to 224—and guests can up the festive atmosphere with cigar rolling, salsa dancing or a rum expert.

Baba offers a more relaxed setting in its communal space, conveying the feel of a cozy living room in the dim glow of evening lamps, fueled by tapas-style Balkan dishes.

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