Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cocktail Birthday Party in San Francisco

Cocktail Food is Always chic displayed in such a beautiful home!

Blue Cheese, Walnut & Pear Tartlets

Antipasta Platter

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Double Birthday Party Smash in Los Altos

Looks like a Fantastic Menu, if I don't say so myself!
Our service staff is anxious to serve you good food

Tuna Tartare, my number one item at many, many events that I do

Petite Lobster Rolls
Catered a "double birthday" party last night for my regular clients' Alex & Cathy in Los Altos last night. It was so fun...they had a terrific band set up near the pool, the outdoor fireplace was roaring and the party guests were dancing and eating good food. This makes for a recipe of good times and wonderful memories. I always get inspired by the party guests enjoying themselves. The menu above had 9 savory items and 3 dessert items, a big menu for a big birthday smash!

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Grilled Margarita Marinated Shrimp & Spicy Sausage Skewer
with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Dip
Almond Stuffed Dates wrapped in Bacon "A Date In A Blanket"

Out Door Garden Buffet Appetizers

Roasted Corn, Chipotle Zucchini & Goat Cheese Tartlets

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A tranquil moment by the pool before party guests arrive
Grab a plate or two and dig in!

Chinese Five Spice Chicken Wings...So yummy, tangy and delicious!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders are popular this summer season

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Petite Strawberry Shortcake Trifle
Mini Key Lime Pies

S'more Creme Brulee

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Graduation Party in Los Gatos

Gingered Cilantro Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Lime Aioli
Chicken Apple Sausage Puff Pastry Rolls with BBQ Sauce and Mustards to Dip

Vegetarian Egg Rolls with Sweet Chilli Sauce

Catered a graduation party in Los Gatos over the weekend. My oh my, what it would be like to be young again! This is a great reason to celebrate in style! I catered my clients' daughter's graduation party a couple of years ago, this time it was her brothers' turn. This was a combo grad party and empty nest celebration for Doug and Joan! I ran into some other clients' of mine at this party, it was fun to chat and talk about entertaining and good food, two things that I know a bit about and I never tire of discussing about. It was a hot day but a bit of a breeze and all the umbrellas saved everyone from melting away. I love catering parties outdoors....
Vegetable Crudites with Sundried Tomato, Camalized Onion and Herbed Buttermilk Dips
Gazpacho Soup "Shots" passed by servers
Puff Pastry Chicken Apple Rolls with BBQ Sauce & Mustards for Dipping
Gingered Cilantro Salmon Cakes with Chipotle Lime Aioli
Pulled Pork Sliders
Caesar Salad in "To Go" Boxes with Chopsticks
Tuna Tartare on Wonton with Edammame Wasabi Puree
Vegetarian Egg Rolls with Sweet Chilli Sauce
Peanut Asian Noodle Salad in "To Go" Boxes with Chopsticks
Almond Stuffed Dates wrapped with Bacon -a client favorite in the Los Gatos area for some reason, go figure!
(you can wrap a spare tire in bacon and I think it would be good too! ha ha)

Graduation Party in Los Gatos-More Photos...

Fresh Vegetable Crudites with Carmalized Onion, Sundried Tomato and Herbed Buttermilk Dips, so refreshing and healthy too! Who knew??
Spicy Asian Peanut Noodle Salad in "To Go" boxes with Chopsticks and Caesar Salad in "To Go" boxes. It's Salad City today!!

The calm before the storm of guests.....

What beverage would you like to sip? We are ready for you!

30th Birthday Party Dinner Alfresco

30th Birthday Party Dinner Menu
Party guests mingling with appetizers before sitting down for dinner.

Catered a 30th birthday party a few weeks ago...been a while since updating this blog because I've been very busy! First time catering a party in Danville. Beautiful area and this party was held in the back garden with fabulous views from all around. Fun birthday party for new clients', hope to cater for them again one day.

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"Caprese" Skewer with Mini Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato & Balsamic Glaze
Feta, Sundried Tomato & Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Tuna Tartare on crispy Wonton with Edammame Wasabi Puree

Pea Tarragon Soup with Crab Cheddar Crouton

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Butter Lettuce, Crispy Bacon, Herbed Buttermilk Dressing, Candied Pecans, Fuji Apples
Tenderloin of Beef wrapped in Mushroom Duxelle & Prosciutto, Roasted Asparagus with Parmigiano Reggiano & Lemon Zest, Gruyere Potatoes Au Gratin

Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake with Balsamic Vinegar & Black Pepper