Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays! We're Open

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We're open on Christmas day! Only walk-ins are available at this point. Happy celebrating!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Business Luncheon at the USP

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) had their annual three-day business conference with delegates from the Chinese branch of USP earlier this week. We catered lunch for three days and honored all dietary requests (halal, vegetarian, seafood allergy.) The menu was designed to suit typical Chinese tastebuds, while introducing some classic American Chinese dishes. Delegates were also thrilled with the fortune cookies, as it is still a novelty item in China! Our crew enjoyed serving this wonderful group of people and look forward to next year's conference!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dinner Reception for Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, located in Arlington, Va. hosted a dinner reception for faculty and students of the Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program on December 7, 2012. A Chinese-themed dinner was chosen to introduce program members to more authentic Chinese dishes that they would be likely to encounter during their trip to China next year. And it was our pleasure to present the finer side of Chinese cuisine!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! We're OPEN!

Hours today are 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy today with friends and loved ones! And when you're done with Black Friday shopping tomorrow, come and unwind with one of our new weekend sampler menus. Happy celebrating and happy shopping!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall Weekend Specials

We're rolling out two new menus for the weekends!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Food, International Symbol of Friendship

Most of us long-term residents of Rockville might be familiar with Pinneberg, the German city that established sister city ties with us in 1957. In recent years, the city also decided to form a friendly relationship with the Chinese city of Jiaxing, which is located southwest of Shanghai.

When a delegation from Jiaxing visited here recently, we were one of the four restaurants that sponsored our specialty dishes for their welcome dinner. Jiaxing visitors got to sample some of the best American, Indian, Italian and Chinese food Rockville has to offer. We were just happy to play a role in supporting the city of Rockville's efforts at expanding friendly ties around the world. What could be better than doing this with delicious food?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012!


Four-Course Halloween Special! $18.95/per person (plus tax and gratuity)
頭抬/Appetizers/任選二樣 Choice of Two
Shanghai Spring Roll, Pan Fried Dumpling, Wine Chicken, Sweet & Sour Cabbage, Braised Gluten, Shitake Mushroom Roll, Marinated Shredded, Tofu Jellyfish, Egg Roll, Steamed Pork Dumpling.

湯/Soup: 選一/Choice of One
*Hot & Sour Soup, Egg Drop Soup, Wonton Soup, Pumpkin & Mushroom Soup.

主菜/Entrée:選二Choice of Two
Sesame Chicken, *General Tso's Chicken, ***Chili Chicken, *Lamb Chop with Cumin, **Okra, Squid and Pork, *Ma Po Tofu, *Double Cooked Pork, Seven Seas Pork Chop, Crispy Mango Beef, Steamed Fish Fillet, *Crispy Head-on Shrimp with Salt & Pepper, Head-on Shrimp Shanghai Style, Sautéed Baby Shrimp with Peas & Carrots, Tofu & Basil, Sautéed Mixed Vegetables, Maitake Mushrooms & Taiwanese Cabbage, Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables with Garlic, Pumpkin and Shrimp Rice Noodles.

甜點: Dessert/Choice of One
Mango Creme Brulee, Green Tea Creme Brulee.
Ice Cream (Green Tea, Red Bean, Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mango Sorbet)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

We Donated Our Fabled Purple Sticky Rice Dessert To A Worthy Cause

Interfaith Works held their annual Fables & Tables event, and we were there! We brought two trays of purple sticky rice pudding for this fundraiser benefiting low income and homeless residents of Montgomery County.
They didn't have a sign for our dish, so we improvised

Fables & Tables used the “Empty Bowls” international fundraising model, where gala attendees received a hand decorated bowl. The bowls serve as a reminder of the less fortunate people who go hungry in our community.

Many local restaurants donated their specialty soups.

Days later, the good folks at Interfaith called to say that our dessert "was a hit." We plan to contribute again next year.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Food Art, by Seven Seas

Regulars who turn up in big groups to dine with us are familiar with the food art that we present in our banquet dishes. If you ever need a special platter with carved designs, here's a sample of what our very own chef Chi-san Li can do. For more information, talk to us!

Carrot dragon

Carrot gargoyle

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our Dumplings Hit A Home Run!

Hebrew Home, our neighbors across the street, recently asked us to participate in the post marathon fun at their annual Home Run Race. A 5k run that benefits a senior citizen home? Of course we had to do it! Edward and Corinna were up bright and early to serve chicken dumplings to over 100 people. We had a great time!
Corinna up bright and early to serve dumplings to marathon runners and their families.
This guy loved our dumplings so much he came back three times for more.
We made sure the race volunteers got fed too.

Happy Mid Autumn Festival!

Happy celebrating and enjoy a wonderful day with friends and loved ones!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September Wedding At Rockwood Manor

Last Saturday must have been an auspicious day for a wedding, because we had two brides tying the knot on the same day. This one was held at Rockwood Manor in Potomac. Our couple, Kayshin & Stephen also chose a Chinese menu that had a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes.

The menu included:
Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Tofu Salad
Napa Cabbage
Ginger and Scallion Lobster
Tea Duck
Spring Chicken
Lamb With Cilantro
Crispy Sweet and Sour Fish
Mushrooms & White Cabbage
Chinese Kale in Oyster Sauce
Vegetarian Fried Rice

Congratulations to the both of you! it was our pleasure to be a part of your special day.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Seven Seas Wedding Catering at Strong Mansion

We had the privilege of providing catering services for the wedding of Xinying and Lingquan last Saturday, at Strong Mansion. Congratulations to the couple!

The beautifully kept grounds was the perfect backdrop for the bride's pink and yellow floral theme. For the buffet dinner, they picked a menu that included a combination of traditional and contemporary Chinese dishes. They included:

Shaomai, cocktail shrimp and sushi (passed)
Seasoned tofu
Smoked fish
Rice wine chicken
Roasted spice duck
Lobster salad
Sweet and sour fish fillet
Squid, pork and okra
Crab fried rice
Cold sesame noodles
Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dish Of The Month - Salt & Pepper Soft Shell Crab

Hardly anyone that grew up in Maryland doesn't like crabs - it's only right that we make it our dish of the month to close out the summer season! Currently, salt & pepper soft shell crabs are $10.95 (for one piece) and $18.95 (for two pieces.) Every bite starts with a light, crispy tempura batter, followed by sweet, tender crab and chewy soft shell. Pair it with a light, refreshing beer and you've got yourself a winning meal combo.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Taste Of Home For The Chinese Taipei Little League Team

On Thursday, Seven Seas sent a van packed with hot containers of delicious Taiwan-style food up to Williamsport, PA. That's just our little way of supporting the Chinese Taipei Little League team, who flew from their hometown of Taoyuan, Taiwan, to compete. We started doing this four years ago when some of the team supporters (including Seven Seas owners Edward and Corinna) noticed that the kids seemed homesick for Taiwanese food. That's when it was decided that Seven Seas would deliver hot meals on days that the teams played a game, whether they won or lost. It's fun and a real pleasure to do this every year. Especially for a group of such well-behaved kids who thanked us in unison (more than once) and helped with the cleanup. For more pictures, check out Facebook.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dish Of The Month - Dragon & Phoenix Imperial Platter

Dragon & Phoenix Imperial Platter: A limited summer special

What's this Dragon & Phoenix Imperial Platter? It's a magnificent dish which includes: freshly steamed Maine lobster; crispy Jazz chicken in a spicy-sweet, bourbon-infused sauce; and wild-caught jumbo shrimp sautéed with mixed veggies. $45, perfect for sharing. Enjoy.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Try This Napkin Folding Idea At Home

If you've hosted a party before, you know how quickly the bill for decorations can add up. Why bother with expensive accessories for one time use and having the extra mess to clean up? Consider investing in some good cloth napkins that you can use to add to a simple, yet elegant table setting. Our servers use this napkin folding method all the time. All you need is a square napkin (any size, any color, any pattern) and a pair of disposable chopsticks. Try it!

*Tips: Plastic chopsticks work best for this purpose. You can also starch the napkins for easier folding.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Behind The Scenes At A Catered Event

If you've ever been curious to learn about the prep that goes on before the start of a party, take a look at what our catering staff does to ensure a smooth-sailing event, every time! Of course, this is only a small part of the prep work. There are plenty of other details that go into a catered event. Clients know they can rely on our expertise and capable staff to take care of everything. If you're interested in knowing more about our services, please do ask!

Seven Seas staff: cheerful and always ready to jump into gear!
Our client for this event, the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Pre-folded napkins

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Farewell Party for the Singapore Ambassador

Seven Seas recently had the pleasure of being involved in planning and catering a farewell party for the Singapore ambassador to the United States. The party was held on Thursday at the home of a former US ambassador to Nepal, where fifty distinguished guests attended.

The food we served included dim sum, sushi, five elements salad, satay and our specialty, Maryland crab fried rice. Chefs were on-site to cook dim sum, grill the satay and make sushi for the guests. In order to create a tropical, summery atmosphere, we designed a few delightful fruits and vegetable displays around the food stations. In the poolside area, floating pool decorations were added, and bright red Asian lanterns decked the perimeters of the house. The weather helped to complete our staging by being ragingly hot and humid that day! Guests were also treated to live jazz and violin performances.

Take a look at the highlights! You can also view more pictures of the party by clicking here.

Southeast Asian tropical fruit: guavas, mangoes, dragonfruit, lychees and papayas
The buffet table
Five Elements Salad

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Congratulations to the Father's Day Contest Winners!

Thanks to everyone that participated! We had many good email submissions from our customers who don't use FB, but the contest was meant for our FB community. Don't worry, we'll have a more general photo contest the next time we do this!
So congrats to the following entries - check them out!

The purple pudding (large size, of course) is one of Andrew's many favorite dishes at Seven Seas. The braised pork butt is also a favorite, but it was eaten before we remembered to take a picture. Too delicious:). Happy Father's Day! 父亲节快乐! Submitted byAlly Ha
Here is a picture of my daughter sharing a meal with her dad. The reasons why my daughter loves her dad are many, but the main is that he always finds the time to spend with her, whether its a meal out or teaching her how to ride a bike without training wheels. Submitted by I-Hsin Lee McConnell
This is a picture of my father (on his 61st birthday) and my niece (8 months old) at Seven Seas earlier today. We've been coming here since the very beginning in 1987, and we plan to keep on coming back, happy and hungry, for many years. Submitted by Andrew Hirsch