Argentinian Grill

Celebrate summer like they do in Buenas Aires, with a spread of meats hot off the grill! In the true spirit of Argentina, don’t offer just one, but rather an array from which your guests can choose, always with the requisite Chimichurri Sauce and Salsa Criolla,  accompanied by several heaping platters of creative salads! Don’t…

Client Reviews & Awards

I can’t wait to hire Chef Gray again! She prepared a custom 7-course meal for my husband’s surprise party – every single dish was outstanding. She was also incredibly responsive and reliable. The meal absolutely made my husband’s party a success. She also accommodated various food allergies. Her staff was also amazing. I can’t recommend…

SOUPS

Soups (and sauces) are the true measure of the mettle of a chef because they allow one to develop flavors like no other dishes can; balancing herbs and spices, proteins and vegetables, even fruit, to achieve a finished product that lets the ingredients shine. COLD SOUPS Fire & Ice: Chilled Avocado Soup / Chipotle Seared Shrimp…

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…

Tasting Stations: Wraps & Rolls

Tasting Stations are a fun way to do dinner or a cocktail party. They don’t require traditional tabletop service (flatware, dinner plates, etc.), are great for traffic flow and especially work well if your guests are not arriving all at once or you don’t have enough space for seating for a more traditional dinner service….

Jewish Holiday Dinner

*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 Fava Bean…

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…

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…

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…

Tapas (partial listing)

Have a TAPAS PARTY or add a Romantic Spanish Dinner (Paella anyone?) to complete your menu! Recommended by our bartender: “Of course, Sangria (red or white) is a perfect accompaniment to Tapas. I also recommend Agua de Valencia (Cava, fresh-squeezed orange juice and Cointreau) or Pantera Rosa  (Vodka, Chambord, fresh-squeezed lime juice, Cava)” Escalvida From Spain’s Catalan…

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…

Salubrious Suppers

Just in time for the new year: Why just dine when you can eat your way towards good health and enjoy amazing food, all at the same time? ! I became intrigued with ingredients that do more than “no harm”, herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits and proteins that actually improve longevity, energy, digestive health and counter many of…