Sample Menus

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

California Twist on 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…

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, cooked with Parmesan rind ENTREE Eggplant…

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…

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, literally everything, even the romaine for a grilled take on Caesar Salad! TUSCAN GRILL MENU Aperitivo Crostini of Grilled Shrimp Scampi Antipasto…