THE FORMAL DINNER PARTY

cheese platter with truffle honey, assorted jams, cornichons

thinly sliced pear with shaved fennel & pecorino drizzled in olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper

burrata & garlic confit crostini with aged balsamic & parsley

soft scrambled eggs & crème fraîche topped with chives & caviar served in the eggshell

red wine braised short ribs with shallot thyme mashed potatoes & greens

butter lettuce salad with feta cheese & marcona almonds 

strawberry-meyer lemon sorbet 

THE INFORMAL DINNER PARTY

crudite platter

sweet & spicy brussels sprouts

asian marinated steak with cilantro lime rice & sesame glazed carrots

chocolate chunk cookies

THE WEEKNIGHT DINNER PARTY

sage butter whole roasted chicken

rosemary roasted potatoes

parmesan vegetable tian

raspberry lemon ricotta cheesecake

THE TACO PARTY

tacos/fajitas (chicken, steak, fish, pork)

rice (plain, cilantro lime, brown, white)

beans (black, refried, pinto)

guacamole

pico de gallo/salsa

tortillas

corn salad or slaw with avocado dressing

THE PIZZA PARTY

mushroom & truffled goat cheese

margherita with burrata & garlic confit 

fig with goat cheese, prosciutto, balsamic glaze & arugula

sausage with caramelized onions & mozzarella Cheese

zucchini crust with calabrese salami, cherry tomatoes & fresh basil

THE COCKTAIL PARTY

charcuterie & cheese platter

deviled eggs

traditional and/or with different toppings like bacon dust, caviar & chives

burrata & garlic confit crostini with aged balsamic & parsley

caprese bites 

mini pork meatballs in red wine tomato sauce served with crostini

crudités platter with a variety of dips

hummus (traditional, smoky, spicy)

tzatziki

cilantro tahini vinaigrette

THE SPORTS PARTY BUFFET

 

deviled eggs with assorted toppings

crudités platter with smoky hummus, tzatziki & cilantro vinaigrette

grilled corn salad with butter, lime, cilantro, cayenne & cotija cheese

chili

pulled cuban pork or chicken sliders

avocado cole slaw

turkey burgers or beef bacon cheddar cowboy sliders

baked french fries

ITALIAN BUFFET

charcuterie & cheese platter

italian chicken

pasta primavera

pork meatballs in red wine tomato sauce

basil pesto pasta

arugula salad with almonds & shaved asiago

garlic cheese monkey bread

THE BIRTHDAY DINNER PARTY

lox & caviar on chive roasted potato chips

mixed mushrooms with truffle, sage & rosemary on polenta crisps

butternut squash soup with crispy sage leaves & toasted seeds

spice rubbed steak with white beans & cherry tomatoes

pear & arugula salad with shaved manchego

seasonal fruit galettes

THE KID-FRIENDLY DAYTIME PARTY

 

crudite with pita & hummus

deviled eggs (plain for the kids, topped with caviar for the grown-ups)

fruit kebabs

roasted potato & grilled vegetable kebabs

caprese on toothpicks

chips & homemade onion dip

mini peanut butter & jelly sandwiches

mini B.L.T.’s

vanilla or chocolate chia seed pudding with fresh berries & mint

 
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