By the Glass

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Frog Commissary

By Larry Sterner The holiday period is, for many, a time of celebration, special moments and toasts to mark them. More often than not, toasts call for sparkling wine. I use the broader term here because, in fact, in the U.S. we drink far more sparkling wine than Champagne. True Champagne is only made in […]

Coming Soon to the Franklin Institute

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Frog Commissary

The Franklin Institute has had a wonderful 2015, welcoming the most visitors since 2007 and introducing new educational experiences, including the reimagined SportsZone. Next year will bring a slate of exciting traveling exhibits, including Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science running from January 30, 2016 through September 2 there includes today piĂ1The New England Journal […]

Franklin Foodworks Du Jour

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Frog Commissary

A large portion of Franklin foodworks’ customers are the kids of all ages who visit the The Franklin Institute—thus our hand-breaded chicken fingers, fresh made pizza and all-beef hot dogs are big sellers. But we know that the parents accompanying these young visitors are looking for quality and freshness as well as more sophisticated fare […]

At Home

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Frog Commissary

By Steve Poses Whether you’re a guest or host during this season of parties, you want to be gracious and flexible, easygoing and accommodating. Here’s my best holiday season advice for hosts and guests. For Hosts: Find One Relaxed Hour Careful planning that spreads tasks over time and good organization are key to successful and […]

The Takeaway

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig This time of year, you never know just who is going to show up at your house and when. You may have an out-of-town guest for dinner or an impromptu New Year’s party and you’ll need to throw something together fast. Try Steve’s recipe for tuna tapenade: You likely have most of […]

The Dish

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Frog Commissary

In the catering kitchen we’re cooking up something especially exciting for 2016: new seasonally changing menus. While Frog’s sales and culinary staff has always worked closely with customers to customize their event menus and bring in seasonal dishes when requested, the new offerings represent a more farm-focused approach. “More of our guests these days are […]

Party in Focus

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Frog Commissary

By Tara Lyons In addition to the dozens of weddings, parties and corporate events Frog Commissary seamlessly orchestrates throughout the year, we also collaborate with The Franklin Institute’s Development department to host spectacular opening galas for new exhibits. One such event was held on Friday, September 18th when The Vatican Splendors Exhibit was previewed by […]

Seasonal Musings

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Frog Commissary

By Elisa Ludwig The official culinary history of why oranges are exchanged for Christmas is a bit murky—some say that the pithy fruit represents St. Nicholas’ sacks of gold; others say that the tradition began during the scarce times of the Great Depression. Regardless, oranges and their citrus brethren offer a sunny burst of color […]