Elegant Holiday Cocktail or Dinner Party

When you want to go all out for the holidays, we recommend you greet your guests with a glass of champagne! Below is a menu of traditional party favorites that are sure to impress. For a Holiday Cocktail Party, we recommend up to ten passed and/or stationary appetizers (depending upon the size of your crowd and duration…

New Year’s Eve Tasting Chef’s Tasting

Below is a sample menu. All my menus are custom designed, working closely with the host/ess. Pricing is determined by # of guests and menu selections and starts at $120/person with a $2000 minimum. Except for the Appetizers, this menu is designed to be served plated (restaurant style). Our sommelier can recommend wine-pairing for each…

Margaritas & Mexican Mixed Grill

PARILLA MIXTA  Starter: Guacamole Ensalada Grilled Caesar (did you know Caesar salad originated in Mexico?) Next: Something Cool Carne Asada: Grilled steak marinated in my artisan 3-chile adobado and then grilled to order Pollo Adobado: Grilled Chicken marinated in our housemade adobado Shrimp Skewers / Mojo de Ajo Grilled Lobster Tails/ Mojo de Ajo Grilled Chorizo (Housemade…

Summer Floral Notes 6-course Dinner Menu

Nothing says “Mother’s Day” quite like flowers! In this unusual menu, I infuse something floral in every course to create an unforgettable meal. AMUSE BOUCHE Salmon Candy/ Edible Flowers APPETIZER Flores de Callebaza Rellenos Squash blossom flowers / Bellwether Farms ricotta SALAD Raw Artichoke Salad / Parmigiano Reggiano / Mint baby arugula / Napa Valley EVO ENTRÉE Quail in Rose Petal (the…

Jewish Holiday Dinner

Sample Menu *Please note that this is NOT a kosher meal but is designed to observe basic dietary restrictions. Special Passover dishes are noted below in bold. For Passover,  ceremonial dishes can be added (lamb shank, bitter herb, karpas, roasted egg, etc). AMUSE BOUCHE Special for Passover: PISTACHIO APPLE/JICAMA HAROSETH or HEARTS OF PALM filled with…

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS MENU Oct. 30-Nov.

Celebrate this most magical of Mexican holidays with a traditional menu of seasonal specialties. Designed to be served plated or family-style for parties of 8-20 guests. Bonus: If you wish, I am happy to share the history of Dia de Los Muertos and the meaning of the symbolic altar items, based on my research for my…