Menu of the Month: Californio Tasting Dinner

The following is a small sampling of the menu items I offer. For a more extensive selection, please see the Modern Mexican menu on Tres Señoritas Gourmet, our sister site  APPETIZERS Mexican Cheese and Cured Meats Board Elote Pops: (seasonal) our version of a Mexican street food favorite, grilled, dusted with lime butter and Cotija cheese, topped with…

French Bistro & Provençal Specialties

I began my love affair with French cooking as a 16-year old au pair, living with a family just outside of Paris. Our family has close ties with France; with one son living in Paris, I am a frequent visitor and always updating my repertoire of French recipes! (scroll down to see additional menu selections following…

Cal-Med

A menu, based on seasonally available ingredients, developed in consultation with Guest Chef Leslie Alamsha Omran, beings with Mezze- a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks as a course in the Middle East and Mediterranean Scroll to bottom for sample menu MEZZE Eggplant Rolls G Chinese eggplant/Mozzarella di Bufala/ roasted sweet red pepper/ fresh basil G Napa…

Tapas & Paella

Imagine the guitarist playing flamenco and your guests, sipping Pantera Rosas and a pitcher of Sangria on each table….   SAMPLE MENU Tapas Assortment Grilled Green Onions with Romanesco Sweet Plantain on Wilted Radicchio Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Nuts Grilled Shishito Peppers Grilled Calamari Salad or make a different selection from our Tapas Menu  SALAD Andalusian…

MODERN AMERICAN FARE

Long before I immersed myself in Italian, French, Mediterranean and Mexican cooking, I cooked at my mother’s side, learning to make what can only be called  classic American food: Roast Beef and Popovers, Brisket and Mashed Potatoes with Succotash, Chicken with Dumplings— this was the fare of my childhood. When it was clear that cooking was…

How much food do I need to serve for a Cocktail Party?

When planning food for a cocktail party, how much to serve is determined by the length of your event. (For our Bar Menu, click here). Assuming there is not main course or dinner to follow, you should figure 5-7 nibbles per guest for the first couple of hours, then 4-5 nibbles for the next couple of…