Top Ten Appetizers, Soups, Entrees, Home-style Meals, Side Dishes, and Desserts are intended to whet your appetite, and give
you a general idea of the kinds of dishes I can prepare for you and your guests. Some are my personal favorites, others
are dishes that previous clients have raved about. Perhaps your favorite dish will make my next Top Ten list...
tuna sashimi with green onion, water chestnut, sesame oil, and soy.
eggplant sautéed with mint, dressed with honey, and tossed with sesame seeds.
Australian Shrimp Cocktail
Down Under-style sauce made with fragrant basil and sweet mango.
Southwestern Salsa Salad
beans, hominy, tomatoes, mild chilies, and salsa verde served with blue corn chips.
Twice Baked Onions
sweet onions, stuffed with bacon bits, cheese and seasoned breadcrumbs.
steak bites and savory sautéed mushrooms wrapped in puff pastry packets.
cakes topped with Mexican Spicy Pork and shredded cheese.
Stuffed Tomatoes or Peppers
or bell peppers filled with crab or tuna salad, or artichoke & spinach spread.
Little Bites of Heaven
sausage bites simmered in Chef Ken’s secret sauce.
Asian Stuffed Mushrooms
filled with shrimp, green onion, and water chestnut, Asian spices and flavors.
more available! Ask about Appetizer Buffet pricing. $150 minimum.
Tuscan Ham, White Bean & Tomato
ham, creamy white beans, and sweet-tart tomatoes simmered with herbs in broth.
Chinese Hot & Sour
tofu, mushrooms, bean sprouts, hot peppers, bamboo shoots and more in a chicken broth laced with rice wine vinegar.
beef, hominy tomatoes with a tamale-flavored stock base, garnished with cilantro and crispy tortilla strips.
morel, oyster, portabello, enoki, and straw mushrooms brought together in a slightly peppery cream base.
Smoked Salmon Chowder
award-winning combination of northwest-style smoked salmon, mushrooms, garbanzos and dill in a white sauce.
almonds and pine nuts, white grapes and country bread cubes make a light and flavorful version of a classic cold soup.
zing of parsnips is balanced by the sweetness of apple in this partially pureed soup.
Cuban Black Bean
and colorful blend of black beans, red & green bell peppers, red pepper flakes and onion with cumin and other spices.
of bacon and the sweetness of asparagus simmered in an herbed, creamy base.
puree is enhanced with a touch of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
Soupçon of Soup - a five course soup dinner
-- $150 minimum or $20 per person.
in pancetta, with a sweet marjoram caper sauce. $35 per person as a four course dinner.
chicken breast stuffed with spinach and cream cheese baked in puff pastry. $20 per person as a four course dinner.
scallops wrapped in pancetta, with lemon thyme and rosemary. $25 per person as a four course dinner.
with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
pork with a sweet-tangy glaze of raspberries and chipotle peppers. $22 per person as a four course dinner.
Turkey Scaloppini Picatta
thin breast meat floured and sautéed with olives and capers in a lemon sauce. $20 per person as a four course dinner.
sesame oil, grapefruit juice, cilantro, mint, and scallions atop Asian cellophane noodles.
$30 per person as a four course dinner.
Chinese dish of stir fried seafood. $22 per person as a four course dinner.
grilled salmon and portabellas, with a blackberry coulis. $30 per person as a four course dinner.
Coq au Vin
French chicken and mushrooms in a red wine sauce. $20 per person as a four course dinner.
cut chops grilled with rosemary, and tomatoes. $25 per person as a four course dinner.
Dinners include choice of soup/salad/ appetizer; entrée, side dish, and
dessert. $150 minimum.
Chili Rellano Casserole
of green chiles and cheese baked together with eggs and a bit of cumin. $12 per
Better Than Mom’s
Pork and Veal with bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and a splash of Worcestershire sauce. $16 per person
Polish Style Pot-roast
roasted with whole onions, mushrooms, dill pickles and sour cream. $20 per person.
More Than Mac & Cheese
cheese sauce, extra fancy pasta and shrimp make this a special meal. $20 per person.
vegetables, herbs and spices in a crush, topped with mashed potatoes. $25 per person.
pancetta, and parmesan. What could be simpler? $18 per person.
Chicken & Rice Strata
classic featuring rice and cream of mushroom soup cooked around chicken breasts. $20 per person.
French meat pie, with numerous versions; this one from the îsle d’Orleans, featuring cubed beef, pork and potatoes. $25 per person.
Pasta with Zucchini &
Salami Angel hair pasta with matchsticks of zucchini
and hard Italian Salami in a cream sauce. $18 per person.
skirt steak marinated in lime, garlic chili powder and cumin; wrapped in warm tortillas. $20 per person.
Meals include salad, side dish and dessert. $150 minimum.
Ginger Glazed Carrots
with Macadamia Nuts
ribbons sautéed in orange juice and ginger, with toasted whole macadamia nuts.
onions in a tangy cream sauce.
Sautéed Apples & Yams
yams simmered in orange juice with slices of apple and a touch of cinnamon.
Roasted Baby Potatoes
red and white potatoes tossed with olive oil, herbs and spices and roasted until creamy inside.
Israeli couscous simmered together with wild mushrooms.
rice slow cooked with stock.
Tiger-Dragon Fried Rice
and shrimp, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, daikon, peas and other vegetables.
and red onion tossed in a Dijon and tarragon vinaigrette and
garnished with toasted almonds.
potato, carrot, tomato, cauliflower, peas, eggplant and green beans in a garam masala tomato sauce.
Straw Mushrooms and Baby
and traditional Chinese side dish.
dishes are available as part of a Dinner Party or other meal. Ordered separately, minimum $150.
crust topped with lemon and dusted with powdered sugar.
filled with sweet pear slices.
English style of savory meal finish – a fondue of sharp cheddar cheese and beer served over toast points.
Pears in Red Wine
simmer, the pears become infused with the rich oakiness of Pinot Noir.
and cinnamon baked together with a bit of oatmeal.
Cold Fruit Soup
flavors of yogurt-based healthy sweets are Lemon-Blueberry, and Strawberry.
Lemon Curd Torte
English-style lemon, orange or lime curd in a pastry shell.
Coconut Crème Brulee
flavored custard with a crisp brown-sugar crust.
rice with the addition of coconut milk and diced fresh mango is a favorite Pacific island dessert.
Blackberry or Raspberry
Whipped Cream Cone
berries and fresh whipped cream in a sugar cone – can it get any better?
are available as part of a Dinner Party service. Ordered separately, $150 minimum.