Friday, August 17, 2012

Fund Raiser Event for Candidate Rob Bonta

I catered a fund raiser event Wednesay night for candidate Rob Bonta for California State Legislature, I wish him the best of luck, no Filipino American has ever won a California State Assembly or Senate seat even though Filipino Americans are the second largest Asian American ethnic group in the state of California.  Supporters were happy to satisfy their appetite gobbling up my delicious vitles, happy stomach means happy checkbook, so hopefully some great money was raised for Rob.  The venue was fabulous, a great clubhouse on the fifth floor with many places for guests to lounge amidst the huge "alice in wonderland" type flower pots with trees in them.  I had a great time cooking and everyone enjoyed them selves!  So, get out there and vote in November!
 Look at those huge flower pots!
 If the guests get too tired from eating, I guess they could take a nap..ha, ha
 beverage station
 lounge chairs
 great city views
 my staff...looking like they are having too much fun!
 Lamb Turnovers with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts
 Coconut Chicken Curry Skewers with Peanut Sauce
 Chilled Orange Tarragon in spoons with Arugula & citrus caper aioli
 Fig and Raddichio Risotto served in spoons

 guests mingling

 Tuna tartare on crispy wonton with edammame wasabi puree...the hit of the night!
 luscious mini blueberry creme brulee
Double chocolate walnut brownies...death by chocolate!

60th Birthday Party in San Francisco

I catered a 60 birthday party for new clients Eric and Laurie in San Francisco last Saturday night, it was Eric's special day!  Boy after 25 years living in the bay area, you would think I would understand the weather.  It was 90 degrees here in San Mateo and when I arrived to the city, it was foggy and 59 degrees, nonetheless, everyone enjoyed the wonderful food for the festive occasion of the big six o.  We served assorted hor d'ouevres and finger foods to this hungry crowd and everything was a hit.  It is always my pleasure helping people entertain, glad they all had fun.
 Petite Smoked Salmon Pizzas
 Pesto Chicken Salad Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers
 The always popular mini baked Macaroni and Cheese
Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad in mini take out containers with chopsticks
Saffron Lamb Turnovers with Golden Raisins
"Meatloaf" sliders with Cheddar Cheese, Chiptole Mayo and Mixed Greens, oh...and a mini pickle!
Orange Tarragon Salmon in "Spoons" with Hollandaise Sauce, this isn't a diet party, don't you know!
Crab and Cheese Tartlets, Eric said these were better than he ever imagined they would be! Thanks Eric!

House Warming Party in Atherton

Hi food lovers and party givers!  I catered a housewarming party in Atherton last Friday.  I loved the kitchen, two huge islands, one was for the food and the other was used for beverages.  Hor D'Ouevres...seems to be a trend these days. 
 One of two large islands, perfect for casual entertaining...
 Endive Leaves stuffed with goat cheese, mandarin orange, balsamic glaze & pistachios

 Wasabi Lime Crab Salad on cucumber slice
 Rye Toast with artichoke pesto, steak & horseradish cream
 Asparagus Parmesan Straws with lemon parmesan aioli
 Roasted Garlic Bruschetta with grilled tri-tip and gorgonzola cheese
 Mini Shrimp & Guacamole tostadas with queso fresca cheese & salsa

Roasted corn, green chili, jack cheese & chipotle tartlets
Chinese Chicken Salad in mini take out boxes with's very popular!!