Monday, May 28, 2012

Garden Chistening Party

Catered another Christening party this past Sunday.  The weather was perfect for an outdoor party, not too hot, not too cold.  The guests arrived hungry, thank God, since there was plenty of scrumptious food to eat.  The Host & Hostess of the party decided to do a wine pairing with each course, my idea of a great party!
Course #1 Hor D'Ouevres with Champagne
Tuna Tartare on Wonton with Edammame Wasabi Puree
Smoked Salmon on Brioche with Orange Caper Cream Cheese & Arugula
Artichoke, Ricotta & Parmesan Tartlets
Course #2 with Chenin Blanc
Tikka Misala Chicken Skewers with Corriander Dip
Cucumber Salad with Peanuts & Toasted Coconut with Lime
Caprese Skewer, Cherry Tomato & Mozzarella with Balsamic Glaze & Basil
Course #3 with Pinot Noir
Indian Spicy Roasted Rack of Lamb
Saffron Cous Cous with Peas, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Green Onion, Slivered Almonds
Course #4 Dessert with Dessert Wine
Petite Chocolate Pot De Creme
Mini Cheesecakes
Red Velvet Cake

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Spring Baptism Luncheon

Baptisms are always popular in spring.  Did one last Sunday; Getting together with family and friends to celebrate the divine one with fantastic food is always wonderful!  Buffet Luncheon on the kitchen island with passed appetizers.
Passed Hor D'Ouevres
Tuna Tartare (my #1 Hor D'Ouevres)
Caprese Skewer with Balsamic Glaze and Basi
Mini BLT on Brioche
Mixed Baby Greens with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing, Candied Walnuts, Cucumber, Cherry Tomato Halves and Dried Cranberries
Chilled Asparagus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette & Slivered Almonds
Sesame Lemon Chicken wrapped in a buttery and flaky Phyllo crust
Saffron Coucous with Sundried Tomatoes, Peas, Golden Raisins, Pine Nuts, Green Onions
Raspberry Filled Baptism Cake with White Cake & Buttercream

Going away dinner party for 8

Catered a going away party for 8 a few weeks ago in beautiful Lafeyette.  Saying goodbye to friends is hard, but what made it easier is delicious food, laughter and wine!
Tuna Tartare on Wonton with Edamame Wasabi Puree
Mini BLT on Brioche with Arugula, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes & Basil Aioli
Sesame Beer Battered Green Beans with Hot & Sweet Mustard
Caesar Salad
Shrimp Scampi with Wild Mushroom Risotto and Broccoli Rabe
Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Milk Chocolate Ganache & Whipped Cream