Friday, September 19, 2008

Retirement Party At UC Berkeley

Buffet table ready for the rush!

Party guests at the buffet licking their chops!

Patrick serving Baby Carrots & Green Beans with Orange Thyme Butter

Catered a big crowd of one hundred guests at UC Berkeley last night at the Alumni House. Had the pleasure of working with many of the guests that were there at previous events. This was a double retirement party. The menu had an Italian flavor to it and we all had a great time and people were toasting and remembering good times!!!
Artichoke, Ricotta and Parmesan Tartlets
Cherry Tomato & Mini Mozzarella Cheese Skewers
Fresh Tomato Bruschetta
Mixed Baby Greens with Bleu Cheese, Walnuts, Cherry Tomato halves, Chopped Apple and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Baby Carrots & Green Beans with Thyme Orange Butter
Chicken Marsala
Pesto Cheese Tortellini with Asparaus, Red Bell Pepper and Mushrooms
Cake, Cookies and Peet's Coffee

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bruce & Peggy's Backyard Birthday Party

Chinese Chicken Salad In Mini "Take Out" Containers With Chopsticks

Spicy Sausage & Shrimp Skewers

Leticia Serving Pannini's

Mini Grilled Turkey Pannini with Dijon, Pesto & Provolone Cheese

Catered a double birthday party for Bruce & Peggy in Los Gatos this past weekend!! What a fun party...they had their own Bocce Ball court that their guests were playing and what a great view of downtown San Jose from their home in the hills. The menu was all appetizers and finger foods. I find that most of my events that I cater, people prefer that over just a dinner-it's more fun and the variety pleases many party guests. Here is the menu, you will notice some repeat items on this menu that I've done before, but these are crowd pleasers!!!
Grilled Spicy Sausage & Shrimp Skewers with Bell Pepper & Eggplant Dip
Wasabi Lime Crab Salad on Cucumber
Saffron Butternut Squash Risotto with Peas served in Spoons
Turkey Pannini with Pesto, Provolone & Dijon
Assorted Fine Cheeses with Crackers & Fruit
Chilled Pea Tarragon Soup served in Shot glasses
Chinese Chicken Salad served in Mini Chinese Take Out Containers
Fig & Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze & Pumpkin Seeds