In Events, Private Events, Sample Menus

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 together!

Upscale Americano
Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Crostini with Basil and Fig Jam
Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Oregano Vinaigrette
Spring Green Chopped Salad
Pan Seared Black Cod with Serrano Chili Vinaigrette and Rajas Con Crema Mashed Potatoes
Summer Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Italian Lovers
Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Crostini with Basil and Fig Jam
Sole Francaise with Sautéed Spinach
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Dijon and Herbs
Summer Vegetable Risotto
Summer Fruit Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Summer Fancy *
Tuna Crostini with Capers, Tomato, Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Zucchini Blossoms or Fritters – based on availability
Beet Salad with Pistachio, Arugula. Mint and Feta
Lobster Risotto – the real deal with homemade lobster broth
Blueberry Crumb Bars

Summer Appetizers
Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls
Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Oregano Vinaigrette
Mini Corn Dogs (Ha, ha ha!)
Mozzarella Sticks with Tomato Dipping Sauce
Summer Fritters
Spicy Tuna Wonton Cups

Mediterranean Fresh
Beet Hummus with Fresh Vegetables and Pita Chips
Zucchini Corn Fritters with Feta and Dill
Steak Crostini with Goat Cheese and Mediterranean Herb Oil
Pan Seared Black Sea Bass with Cauliflower, Fennel Potato Puree , Herb Oil & Bacon Crumbles
Key Lime Bars

Tropical Delight
Fresh Shrimp & Vegetable Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce
Spicy Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Chinese Chicken Salad
Pan Seared Fish with Thai Curry Sauce and Sweet Salty Coconut Rice
Tequila and Watermelon Granita

Italian Delight
Wild Mushroom Crostini with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil
Asparagus Twists with Arugula, Prosciutto & Lemon Vinaigrette
Grilled Steak with Lemon Parsley Sauce
Seared Salmon with Lemon Aioli
Summer Vegetable Risotto
Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream

Summer Mexican Specialties
Fresh Summer Salsa and Guacamole with Chips
Fried Cod Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cole Slaw
Mexican Chopped Salad
Ancho Chili and Coffee Rubbed Steak Crostini with Garlic Lime Butter
Tequila Watermelon Granita

American Comfort
Sun-dried Tomato Dip with Vegetables and Pita Chips
Steak Crostini with Lemon Parsley Sauce
Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese Medallions and Cranberries
Braised Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables
Creamy Polenta
Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream

Italian Delight II
Mozzarella Sticks with Tomato Dipping Sauce
Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken and Shrimp
Spring Risotto with Asparagus, Edamame and Peas
Arugula and Spinach Salad with Culinary Works House Dressing
Grilled Garlic Bread
Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Nuevo Mexican
Brooke Nachos
Avocado Tomatillo Dip with Organic Chips
Cedar Plank Spice Rubbed Salmon with Cilantro Onion Relish
Chicken Tomatillo – tender chicken with tangy tomatillo sauce
Yellow Rice with Black Beans
Cinnamon Spiced Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream

Fiesta Mexican
Brooke Nachos
Sashimi Tuna with Lime, Cilantro and Serrano Chili
Mexican Braised Chicken with Cilantro Relish
Black Beans and Rice
Seasonal Chopped Mexican Salad with Cumin Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Ganache

American Seasons
Italian Tuna Crostini with Capers, Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Oil
Green and Yellow Wax Bean Salad with Walnuts, Red Onion, Bacon and Gorgonzola
Grilled NY Strip Steak and Grilled Swordfish with Fresh Italian Tomato Salsa
Grilled Herb Garlic Bread
Summer Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Summer Grilling 
Grilled Caesar Salad  
Ancho & Chile Coffee Rubbed Steak with Lime Butter 
Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad with Orzo and Herb Pesto
Grilled Garlic Bread
Spiced Salmon on Cedar Planks with Cilantro Onion Relish 
Mixed Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream