Mother’s Day 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…

Modern Mexican Chef’s Tasting Dinner

 APPETIZERS Handmade Blue Corn Tortillas / Black Bean Spread/ Chorizo & Wild Mushrooms Black Bean Spread /Charred Panela & Avocado Tapenades / Flatbread Poblano / Black Olive / Fig  Hearts of Palm Mini-Tlacoyos: nopalito (green), blue corn and achiote (orange) masas and broccoli / Queso Oaxaca and Sweet Potato / Goat Cheese fillings with Poblano…

Peruvian Menu

From our bartender: I love when a host selects a Peruvian menu. It allows me to show off my Pisco Sours!   Menu selections gracias a Daniela Meza-Gray and her mother, Jennifer Bazan, who have generously cooked side-by-side with me and shared many of their family recipes! FOOD STATIONS (to be served during cocktail hour)…

A Cuban Taste Adventure

Why just dine when you and your guests can take a virtual voyage to somewhere exotic? Let our Mixoligist pair a Cuban Bar Menu, and then add a tablescape that matches your menu. SIGNATURE COCKTAILS CHOPIN CUBAN COCKTAIL Vodka / Champagne/ Sprig of Mint MOJITO VOLSTEAD Fresh strawberries muddled / simple syrup/ vodka/ elderflower liqueur CEVICHE TASTING Scallops /Habanero /kumquat / sweet…

Argentinian Grill

AMUSE BOUCHE COCONUT-MANGO CEVICHE SHOT* G Made with Chef’s choice of locally-sourced white fish marinated in fresh lime juice and coconut milk, with a hint of jalapeño APPETIZER SWEET POTATO AND GOAT CHEESE EMPANADAS Hand pies, filled with puree of sweet potatoes and Napa Valley goat cheese with just a hint of chile, scallions and pecans…

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…

Buenas Dias: Mexican 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, “Making a great margarita is part art, part science, and quality ingredients, from the lime juice to the tequila to the rim salt. What’s so different about Margaritas?…

For Cinco de Mayo: Margaritas by a Master & Mexican Mixed Grill!

PARILLA MIXTA MEXICAN GRILL MENU Botano Tequila/lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers Black Bean “Hummus” topped with Pico de Gallo and Fresh Mexican Cheese Ensalada Jicama/Mango Salad with Baby Spring Greens and Chiptole-Lime Vinaigrette Sopa Chilled Avocado Soup Plato Fuerte Carne Asada (Grilled Steak) Pollo Adobado (Grilled Chicken marinated in our housemade adobo) Chorizo (Housemade Mexican Sausage)…

Comida Afrancesada- FrenchMex fusion

The 1800’s brought the brief yet important colonization of Mexico by the French (ending in the infamous Battle of Puebla on the 5th of May, or Cinco de Mayo). With the empire of Maximilian and the presidency of Porfirio Díaz came what is now known in Mexico as La Comida Afrancesada. Some of the important…

Vegetarian Mexican Dinner Menu

 Allow our sommelier to recommend a wine pairing (service available upon request). APPETIZERS Black Bean Dip topped with Pico de Gallo and Panela Cheese Empanadas- filled w/sweet potato/goat cheese, chopped pecans and a hint of green onion, baked to a golden brown, served with chipotle aoili SOUP Sopa de Lentejas on Piña, Peras y Plantanos Lentil Soup with…