Italian Summer: Tuscan Grill

Nothing says “summer” quite like grilled and dining al fresco. This doesn’t always mean a good old fashioned BBQ menu (although I do a mean one!). Enjoy my Tuscan grill menu: everything is grilled, including the unexpected: the grilled romaine for a new take on Caesar Salad, Grilled Stone Fruit with Buratta/ Balsamic Cream/ Toasted Pine Nuts…

Sample Menus

I custom design each menu working closely with the host/ess. I offer 4-5 course dinners as well as 7-8 course Chef’s Tasting menus. Below is a sampling from meals for recent clients: Seafood Chef’s Tasting Wine Country Chef’s Tasting French 5-course Italian Tasting Menu Asian Fusion  

Italian Vegetarian Menu

ANTIPASTO PLATTER Grilled Baby Asparagus, Parmigiano Reggiano Roasted Sweet Red Peppers Tapenade Roasted Balsamic Fennel Cheese Assortment Breadsticks and Crostini SALAD (served with basket of warm Italian bread and butter) Classic Caesar OR Panzanella (Bread Salad) SOUP Minestrone Chef’s choice of market fresh vegetables/ Bodega Bay potatoes/ Rancho Gordo beans, OR 4-Bean Pasta e Fagioli ENTREE…

Bongiorno: Italian Brunch

My Brunch: a Culinary Journey menus offer you a taste of Paris, Italy or Mexico. Or you can stay home for a Classic American Brunch. From our Bartender, ” My favorite Italian brunch cocktail has to be The Bicicletta, as much for the name as the way it goes down… this drink made of Campari/ white wine…

Not So Classic Italian

Dinner parties just seem to speak Italian: comfort food, warm and welcoming. My formal culinary training began in the kitchens of New York City’s Little Italy, at the side of my best friend’s Italian grandmother. These roots are never far away as I develop menus and experiment with new dishes. Whether it’s playing with the way…