Sunday, June 21, 2009

Birthday Dinner Garden Party

A Beautiful Garden Setting For A Special Birthday Dinner!
Orange Tarragon Salmon with Asparagus & Leeks wrapped Ii Phyllo with a Pistachio Crust with Champange Mustard Cream Sauce

Asparagus Parmesan Straws with Lemon Aioli

Skewered Five Cheese Tortellini with Roasted Pepper & Eggplant Dip

Endive Stuffed with Dried Apricots, Herbed Cheese & Toasted Walnuts

Catering a great dinner party for a group of 20 last night. It was a special bithday for my new client Sara in Belmont. Boy was it windy, but for some strange bit of luck, the wind stopped just in time to serve dinner. The dinner was in Sara & Donn's beautiful garden with a bunch of their great friends.
Here is the menu:
Hor D’Ouevres
Asparagus Straws with Lemon Parmesan Aioli
Endive Leaves stuffed with Herbed Cheese, Dried Apricots & Walnuts
Chilled 5 Cheese Tortellini Skewers with Roasted Eggplant Red Pepper Dip
Chilled Spicy Melon Soup with Mint
Mixed Greens with Watermelon, Feta Cheese, Red Onion, Kalamata Olives, Slivered Almonds, dressed with Pear & Orange Champagne Vinaigrette
Orange Tarragon Salmon with Asparagus & Leeks wrapped in Pistachio Encrusted Phyllo with Mustard Champagne Cream Sauce
Saffron Whole Wheat Cous Cous with Golden Raisins, Green Onion,
with Peas & Pine Nuts
Sautéed Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
Individual Cherry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Monday, June 15, 2009

Housewarming Party in Burlingame

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce,
presented on a bed of peanuts
An assortment of delicious savory & sweet goodies!

Chinese Chicken Salad served
in miniature Chinese "Take Out" Containers

Miniature Assorted Cheesecakes
(my mom's recipe, very secret family recipe...hush, hush, won't tell)

Miniature Guacamole Tostadas with Shrimp & Salsa

Had the pleasure to cater a fantastic house warming party for my new client's Andrew and Patty. They had just remodeled their home and it was perfect for entertaining with an outdoor wet bar and fireplace in the backyard, including an outdoor kitchen. What a fabulous home to work in. I also ran into other client's that live down the street from them, so it was fun to also see familiar faces. Finger foods galore.....remember, "Good Food Is Always In Style"!

Birthday Party in San Mateo

Endive Stuffed with Dried Apricots, Herbed Cheese & Toasted Walnuts

Artichoke, Ricotta & Parmesan Phyllo Tartlets

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze & Pistachios

Chilled Melon Soup in "Shot" Glasses with Mint

Had the pleasure to cater a bithday party for my client's Maria & Vern in San Mateo a couple of weeks' ago. My Hor D'Ouevres are a very popular option and they had serveral to choose from and linger over with great friends and family. They served a really great aged Rum from Guatemala that was very enjoyable, it was like a cognac with a great sweet nutty flavor. P.S.-Vern's piano playing really set the mood for this fabulous summer party!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Teacher's Wedding Celebration

Miniature Cheddar Burgers with Rosemary Onion Jam
Orange Tarragon Salmon with Hollandaise in Spoons

Chilled Melon Soup with Mint

Always friendly service with a smile!

An assortment of goodness!

One of my good client's in Hillsborough had me cater a party for her children's teachers at school. The couple both teach at their school and recently got married. Fun food and drinks to celebrate their vows and then they are off to Paris for a honeymoon!
Miniature Cheddar Burgers with Rosemary Onion Jam
Cherry Tomato & Mozzarella with Balsamic Glaze
Cherry Tomato, Olive & Salami Skewer
Tuna Tartare on crispy Wonton with Edammame Wasabi Puree
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Sun Dried Tomato, Feta Cheese & Caramelized Onion Turnovers Dijon Rosemary Petite Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint Sauce
Chilled Melon Soup “Shots”
Orange Tarragon Salmon in “Spoons” with Hollandaise Sauce