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    Qualities to Look for in an Excellent Caterer

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Whether you are hosting a luncheon, a dinner party, or a casual cocktail gathering, hiring a caterer can make the party planning process much easier. Instead of spending the whole party hidden away in the kitchen or refilling buffet dishes, you can mix and mingle with your guests while enjoying professionally prepared foods from a menu of your choosing. Look for the following characteristics of a good caterer to help you hire the right services for your event:

    • Diverse menu selections: The food you serve can truly set the tone for an entire event. If you wish to host a classy and upscale gathering, you may want more sophisticated foods. Alternatively, you may want to keep things casual with just a few snacks, desserts, and finger foods. Find a catering service that can tailor a menu to your party and address any dietary restrictions that your guests may have.
    • Short-notice availability: You may be responsible for planning an impromptu meeting or office party with little time to plan for food. Seek a caterer who can handle your order in just a day’s notice so that you can throw a great corporate function without any stress. Delivery is also a plus, since it will allow you to organize your coworkers while the food is on its way.
    • Beverage choices: Don’t forget to stock your party with plenty of libations to accompany the spread of catered goodies. Choosing a catering service with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage menus will help you can keep all your guests refreshed no matter the occasion.

    For all of your catering needs and a great menu of affordable yet delightful gourmet foods, contact Leibman’s Wine & Fine Foods at (281) 493-3663. We offer catering services from boxed corporate lunches to fully serviced private parties throughout the Houston area. 

    Enhance the Flavor of Your Gourmet Coffee with These Brewing Tips

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Java, joe, black gold, rocket fuel—no matter what you call coffee, one thing is true: How you brew it makes all the difference. Proper brewing techniques are the difference between rich, smooth coffee and bitter, acidic sludge. Here are some pointers for brewing the delicious gourmet coffee you can find at Leibman’s.


    How finely or coarsely your coffee is ground makes a big difference in the flavor. Too fine a grind can lead to bitter coffee, while coffee that is too coarsely ground will taste flat and dull. Choose your grind based on how you’ll be brewing coffee. Espresso machines, drip coffee makers, and French presses each do best with a specific grind. You should grind whole bean coffee just before brewing to get the best flavor.


    No matter what device you’re using to make your coffee, be sure to clean it between each use. Rinse each part with hot water. This cleans out old grinds and oils from the coffee beans, so each pot will taste fresh. If your coffee tastes flat or bitter, it could be because the brewing process is either too long or too short. Experiment with brew settings to get the best results.


    Though it may seem unimportant, the water you use can make or break your coffee. If your local tap water has a bad taste, use purified water. Make sure you’re using the correct amount of beans—one or two tablespoons per six ounces of water. If the coffee sits on a heating element for longer than 15 minutes, it will taste burnt, so move it to an insulated carafe as soon as possible.

    Leibman’s Wine & Fine Foods stocks a large selection of high-quality coffee beans, so you’re sure to find something that fits your taste. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the variety or blend that’s just right for you. Visit our store today or call us at (281) 493-3663.

    Why a Valentine's Day Gift Basket is the Best Way to Say

    Last updated 2 years ago

     If you’re unsure of what to get that special someone in your life, Leibman’s is here to help. With our wide selection of Valentine’s Day gift baskets, you’re sure to find the perfect gift. Here are just a few of the wonderful features of our gift baskets.

    • Variety of Goodies

    If you can’t decide between wine, chocolates, and a stuffed animal, gift baskets are the perfect combination of treats. At Leibman’s, each basket has a unique assortment of items like candies, cookies, wine, and other gifts. You’ll be able to send one of everything.

    • Something for Everyone

    If you’re not sure what your special someone would like, a gift basket is a great choice. With so many goodies in each basket, there is bound to be something for everyone. Similarly, gift baskets are a great choice for a gift to a group.

    • Customizable Items

    Our staff is always happy to help you create or customize a gift basket. Whether you want to make minor changes to one of our existing packages or design your own inventive ideas, we can make your basket perfect.

    • Fun, Multipurpose Baskets

    While the contents of the gift basket are definitely the focus, don’t forget that the basket itself is also a part of the gift! Long after the chocolates and wine are gone, the basket can be used for dried flowers or as a fruit basket, and will be a reminder of your thoughtfulness.

    Leibman’s Wine & Fine Foods has a large selection of Valentine’s Day gift baskets, and we can help you find the right one to express your love. If your sweetheart isn’t in the Houston area, we can ship a basket anywhere in the U.S. The object of your affection will appreciate the delicious gifts and the time you took to choose them. To select or design a gift basket, give us a call at (281) 493-3663 or visit our website.

    For More Gourmet Food Ideas, Check Out These Great Resources

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Whether you are in search of a delicious workday lunch or need full catering services at the office, Leibman’s Wine & Fine Foods is the perfect choice. Explore our mouthwatering menu options on our website or call us at (281) 493-3663. These interesting resources are sure to prep your taste buds for Leibman’s delectable selection:

    • Learn how to make healthy choices at catered events with suggestions from this webpage.
    • For a background of how key lime pie came to fame, check out this site.

    Plan Your Next Corporate Event with Great Catering

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Corporate events can range from small meetings to large multi-day seminars that include employees from out of town. No matter the size or scope, each event is an important reflection of the company’s values and goals.

    This video can help you orchestrate a hassle-free event for your company with organizational tips and ideas. Make sure you have a venue lined up before getting word out about the event, and plan to keep employees interested with breaks and catered meals.

    For affordable yet delectable catering, contact Leibman’s Wine & Fine Foods. We have options to suit any taste for events of every style. Learn more about us online or call (281) 493-3663 today. 

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