Private Event Menu Selections

These are just a sampling of the menus we prepare in our cooking events. All of my menus are designed to be seasonal, and can even focus on a particular theme or cuisine. I am happy to work with you to customize your menu around any dietary needs. I look forward to creating something delicious […]

Asparagus and Arugula Twists

One Bunch Asparagus – small to medium thickness– ends snapped 1/2 pound thinly sliced Prosciutto 1- 8oz. container Arugula 1 fresh Lemon Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Have a large bowl of ice water ready. Blanch asparagus in boiling heavily salted water for 2-3 minutes, al dente. Remove to ice bath to cool. Pat dry. […]

Baja Fish Tacos

Beer Batter: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup Mexican beer Fish Tacos: Oil, for frying 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning 2 pounds skinned Cod, Haddock, Halibut (all are good) cut into 5 by 1/2-inch strips Freshly ground black pepper Corn tortillas […]

Summer Berry Cobbler

4 cups mixed berries (i.e. blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, boysenberries, strawberries), fresh or frozen (slice the strawberries) 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp instant tapioca 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice Topping 1 cup flour 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt 1/2 cup cold, unsalted butter, [...]

Summer Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

2 heads romaine lettuce, tough outer leaves removed 2 cups diced (1/4 inch) red bell pepper 2 cups diced (1/4 inch) carrots 2 cups diced (1/4 inch) hothouse (seedless) cucumber 2 cups diced (1/4 inch) ripe tomatoes 4 scallions, thinly sliced or red onions 2 ripe avocados – optional 1 can garbanzo beans – chopped […]

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Orzo and Herb Pesto Vinaigrette

10 ounces orzo (about 1 1/2 cups) 6 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 medium zucchini or summer squash, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices 8-10 asparagus spears, ends trimmed 1 medium red onion, sliced into 1/2-1/4 inch disks 1 red or yellow bell pepper 2 cups sliced grape or cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup thinly […]

Quick Banana Bread

You will not need a mixer for this recipe. You need ripe bananas that are half browned. Ingredients 3 very ripe bananas, peeled 1/3 cup melted butter 1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 3/4 cup sugar 1 large egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white wheat flour Raw […]

Fried Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara

1 1/2 cups Italian-style dried breadcrumbs or Panko 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan 1 teaspoon salt 2 (16-ounce) blocks pasteurized mozzarella cut into 4 by 1/2-inch sticks 4 large eggs, beaten to blend large basil leaves 1 1/2 cups vegetable, canola, or high heat oil 4 cups Marinara Sauce In a large skillet or wide […]