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  • One of the most enduring culinary dishes to come out of Maryland is the Maryland-style Crab Cake. Utilizing the fresh crab from the nearby bay, the Maryland-style Crab Cake has become a staple of seafood restaurants across the country. Crab Cakes are often a staple of wedding receptions; just ask the premier wedding planners in […]

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  • While we are waiting for the world to open up and for us to go back to being your go-to wedding planners in Philadelphia, Chef Mario has a new recipe for you to try! On the latest episode of “Cooking with Mario,” Chef Mario listened to his wife and went fishing in search of the […]

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  • Meatballs became a staple in kitchens around the world. From classic beef, pork, and veal blends, to lamb meatballs, to Chef Mario’s legendary version, there are multiple recipes across different cultures on how to make an excellent meatball. However, those who have moved to a plant-based vegetarian diet miss out on this culinary stalwart and […]

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  • Italian cuisine has spread throughout kitchens around the world with a mix of easy to follow recipes, complex flavors, and deeply personal roots. Most American home cooks likely have one or two Italian based dishes in their repertoire that they can make for friends and family at a moment’s notice. However, with recent trends favoring […]

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  • Every chef has a go-to recipe. It’s that one dish that they can make with their eyes closed, in any kitchen, and deliver a fantastic meal every single time. Chefs that become restaurateurs typically find a way to highlight this A+ meal or even focus their entire concept and menu in service of that meal. […]

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  • Given the current climate, it can be hard to find the inspiration to create a good home-cooked meal for you and your family. Wanting to bring the “Family Night at the Dinner Table” tradition back for the benefit of your family is a good idea, but if you don’t have a ready list of classic […]

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  • As restrictions across the nation begin lifting, Americans will find themselves returning to the workplace en masse. The COVID-19 pandemic upended millions of lives, and when we can go back to the office and be together again, a fun way to welcome everyone back is with a catered luncheon. Catering by Mario’s, Philadelphia’s premier corporate […]

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  • In the face of our current “new normal,” thinking ahead to the 2021 wedding season seems like a daunting task. However, we can’t let the pandemic stop us from living and planning for the happiest day of your life. While some portions of the planning process (on-site venue visits, cake tastings, etc.) are made impossible, […]

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  • Our “new normal” has challenged most of life’s constants, such as visiting loved ones, grocery shopping, going on vacations, and enjoying recreational activities. Work-from-home arrangements are more ubiquitous than ever, while some individuals’ employment is in a state of flux. Events such as graduations, parties, weddings, birthday celebrations, concerts, and much more have been canceled […]

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  • Per Pennsylvania Government’s ordinance, restaurants, bars, and non-essential businesses are shutting their doors or otherwise restricting their operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our immediate community and nation at-large work together to curb the spread by social distancing and setting up their own “quarantines,” sizeable gatherings and corporate events in Philadelphia are discouraged. […]

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