Sample Menu Items

I love to duplicate family favorites and try new things.  Many clients like a wide range of cuisines from comfort foods to gourmet.  How I develop your menu is all up to you.  After a thorough interview, I will have a very good idea of the foods you like, dietary restrictions, allergies, dislikes, etc.  From there, you can select from a menu, I can provide a menu, or I can surprise you.  It’s all about learning what you like and exceeding your expectations!

Here is just a small sampling of dishes that I offer:

Salads/Appetizers

  • Udon Noodles w/ Shrimp and Cucumber
  • Watermelon w/ Feta and Mint
  • Seafood Gazpacho Cocktail
  • Mexican Slaw – Cabbage w/ toasted pumpkin, sesame, and cumin seeds, lime
  • Roasted Beets in Lemon-Fennel Vinaigrette and Baby Greens
  • Hummus and Tzatziki w/ Pita Bread
  • Fattoush Salad – Romaine, cucumber, tomato, feta, kalamata olives, lemon-mint vinaigrette

Entrees

  • Brined Grilled Pork Chops w/ Mango Chutney
  • Estofado Catalan – Beef stew w/ wine, tomatoes, thyme, orange, and chocolate
  • Lamb Tagine – rich Moroccan-style stew
  • Mushroom Pasticciata – Lasagna made w/ polenta
  • Polpette al Forno – Baked meatballs in spicy tomato sauce
  • Chicken Marsala-Masala – East meets West
  • Vegan Stuffed Pasta w/ Fresh Tomato Sauce
  • Cheese Tortellini w/ Shrimp and Spring Veggies
  • Pozole – Spicy pork stew w/ hominy, cilantro, lime, radish, yogurt
  • Marinated Grilled Tuna Steaks w/ Chimichurri Sauce
  • Chicken and Black Bean Chili
  • Bratwurst and Sauerkraut  w/ onions, apples, and beer
  • Sesame-Ginger Baby Back Ribs
  • Thai Meatball and Spinach soup w/ toasted Garlic

Sides

  • Israeli Couscous Pilaf
  • Quinoa-Corn Cakes
  • Mushroom-Gorgonzola Risotto
  • Apricot and Pistachio Pilaf
  • Scalloped Potatoes

Veggies

  •  Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage w/ Bacon
  • Spinach and Mushroom Bake
  • Beans and Spatzle
  • Haricots Verts w/ Dukkah
  • Braised Ruby Carrots w/ Honey Glaze

Desserts

  • Apple Galettes w/ Mascarpone Cream and Caramel Sauce
  • Pineapple Tart Tatin w/ Coconut Sorbet
  • Strawberries in Spanish Custard
  • Boot Tracks – low fat, high fiber chocolate treats