Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Highlights From Various Christmas Parties

Christmas Eve Open House in Hillsborough
Swedish Meatballs....YUM

Assorted Cookie Tower, Santa would love this one!

Ham & Gruyere Palmiers, my favorite
Pasta & Petite Meatball with Marinara Sauce served in Spoons

Festive Miniature Cheesecakes! Always a crowd pleaser

Open House Christmas Party in San Carlos

Mini Shrimp Cocktail "Shots"

Crab Cakes with Brandy Remoulade Sauce

Lobster Risotto in "Spoons"

December College Graduation Party in Los Altos Hills

Those Damn Cheesecakes Again!!!

Petite Chocolate Malt Pot De Creme with Crushed Malted Ball Candy

Pork Tenderloin Crostini with Bleu Cheese & Cranberry Chutney

Holiday Book Club Sit Down Dinner for 22 in Atherton

Artichoke, Ricotta & Parmesan Tartlets

First Party of the season in Atherton

Delicious Assorted Hor D'Ouevres and Desserts

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Weeknight Soiree

An elegant Weeknight Soiree on a chilly autumn night
Chicken Curry Turnovers with Almonds & Golden Raisins

I think I'm getting hungry! What about you?

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap crust

My fabulous regular client called me needing help 48 hours before she needed me to help her entertain friends and associates after a school meeting on Thursday night. Of course, I was delighted to assist her with her entertaining needs!!! I love what I do and I really do enjoy sharing my skills with people that enjoy what I create. This was a simple affair at 8:30 with just a few Hor D'Ouevres, but simple does not mean it can't be beautiful! For the centerpiece, I carved out some sugar pumkins and a squash to use as a pillar candle holder, I thought they turned out wonderful; I also scattered some mini pumpkins and gourds and some preserved autumn leaves
Mini Cheddar Burgers with Rosemary Onion Jam
Curried Chicken Turnovers with Golden Raisins and Almonds
Tuna Tartare on Crispy Wonton with Edammame Wasabi Puree
(a favorite among party guests)
Mini Pumkin Cheesecakes with a Gingersnap crust

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Party

Friday Fright Night Spooktacular!
Korean BBQ Beef in Wonton Cups with Pear & Apricot Marmalade

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Butternut Squash & Gorgonzola Petite Quiche
Salmon & Cream Cheese Bruschetta

Mini "Paella" Burgers w/Shrimp, Chorizo & Chicken with Saffron Aioli
Catered a spooktacular Friday night Halloween Party for my client's in Woodside. Everyone in fun costumes, celebrating the season in style! Finger foods with a few new items that the party guests gobbled up.
Korean BBQ Beef in Wonton Cups with Pear & Apricot Marmalade
Butternut Squash & Gorgonzola Petite Quiche
Mini "Paella" Burgers with Shrimp, Chorizo & Chicken with Saffron Aioli
Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bruschetta
Chinese 5 Spice Chicken Wings
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Sweet Potato Soup "Shots"
Mini Macaroni & Cheese

Saturday, October 10, 2009

40th Birthday Party

Thai Beef Salad in "Spoons"
Tuna Tartare...Always a croud pleaser!
Shrimp & Scallop Cakes with Coconut Curry Aioli...So YUMMY!

I think I have made thousands of these over this past year!!!

Refreshing, these Chinese Chicken Salads are a favorite among party guests

Wow, 10 different artisinal cheeses, goes great with fine wine and fine company!

Thai Beef Salad in "Spoons"

New client's Dave & Wendie celebrated Dave's 40th Birthday in style with Butler For Hire Catering's exclusive and delicious food and service! It was great fun with a "Guitar Hero" theme with singing and guitar playing going on. A feast of Hor D'Ouevres with fine wine! What a great way to celebrate mid
Fine Assorted Cheeses with Crackers & Fruit
Mini Individual Macaroni & Cheese
Petite Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint Sauce
Tuna Tartar on Wonton with Edammame Wasabi Puree (Everyone's Favorite)
Chinese Chicken Salad in To Go Containers
Thai Beef Salad in Spoons
Mini Cheddar Burgers with Rosemary Onion Jam
Artichoke, Ricotta & Parmesan Tartlets
Scallop & Shrimp Lemongrass Cakes with Coconut Curry Aioli...........So good!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Garden Cocktail Party

Delicious Garden Cocktail Party in Menlo Park
Little Bites to please everyone's tastes

Refreshing Hor D'Oeuvres

A feast for the eyes!

Creative and Fun food!

Are you hungry yet?


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dinner Party "Surf & Turf"

Chicken Sausage Spanikopita
Curry Crab & Corn Hushpuppies with Honey Mustard Curry Chipotle Dip
Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Pistachios & Balsamic Glaze

Chilled Avocado Soup with Mint
Watermelon Salad with Feta, Kalamata Olives, Orange Muskat Champagane Vinaigrette, Toasted Almonds, Mixed Field Greens

"Grilled Surf & Turf"
Cedar Planked Salmon & Grilled Tri Tip

Dessert Sampler Plate
Mini Peach Cobbler, Mini Blueberry Creme Brulee, Chocolate Truffles
Warm August night, hot grill and good food, what more could you ask for? Had the pleasure to cater for Alex & Cathy in Los Altos for a dinner party for 8 last week. Here is the menu
Crab & Corn Hushpuppies with Curried Honey Chipotle Aioli
Chicken Sausage & Spinach Spanakopita
Strawberry & Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Pistachios & Balsamic Glaze
Chilled Avocado & Mint Soup
Watermelon & Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Mixed field greens, Red Onion,
Sliced Almonds, Orange Muskat Champagne Vinaigrette
“Grilled Surf & Turf”
Dijon Rosemary Grilled Tri-Tip with Gorgonzola Sauce
Orange Tarragon Cedar Planked Salmon on Arugula
Corn & Cheddar Soufflé
Haricot vert with cherry tomatoes, shallots & walnuts
Dessert Sampler
Petite Blueberry Crème Brulee
Petite Peach Cobbler
Assorted Chocolate Truffles