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Dinner Party Sample Menus

Starters

artichoke-and-bacon-salad

  • Fresh Pan Seared Foie Gras with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Ginger
  • Fresh Scallops with Wild Mushrooms and Asparagus Tips
  • Potato-Leek Soup with Saffron Mussels
  • Warm Salad of Crispy Smoked Bacon and Artichokes
  • Grilled Pears in Red Wine with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette
  • Asparagus Tarts with Lemon and Crème Fraiche

From the Sea

fish

  • Pan Seared Sea Bass Wrapped in Bacon with Beurre Blanc Sauce
  • Roasted Salmon with Lemon Yogurt and Dill
  • Bouillabaise Marseillaise (Fish soup with Shell fish and fresh Mediterranean vegetables)
  • Baked Red Snapper with Prosciutto and Fresh Sage

The Butchers Block

beef

  • Roasted Organic Chicken with Lemon and Herbs
  • Roasted Rack of Lamb with a Garlic Puree
  • Braised Veal Shoulder with Lemon and Provencal Sautéed Potatoes
  • Beef Bourguignon façon Grand Meres
  • Grilled Beef Tournedos with a Red Wine and Shallot Sauce
  • Marinated Hanger Steak with Artichoke-Olive Purée
  • Osso Buco with Orange and Crispy Parmesan Galette
  • Pork Roulade with Apricots and Grilled Rosemary Polenta
  • Duck Cassoulet with Spicy Sausage

La Patisserie

raspberries

  • Crémes Brulées with Vanilla Bean
  • Pear Tarte Tatin with Caramel Sauce
  • Crepes Suzette with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Profiteroles
  • Raspberry Tart with Crème Fraiche and Lavender Honey
  • Fallen Chocolate Cake

Cocktail Menu Sample

  • Crostini with Fresh Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato
  • Mini Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Lemon Sour Cream
  • Goat’s Cheese and Apple Mini Quiches
  • Bite Size Scones with Prosciutto and Fig Marmalade
  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers with a Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Miniature Crab or Lobster Cakes
  • Shrimp Satay
  • Marinated and Skewered Mozzarella with Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Peppers
  • Grilled Chicken Skewers in an Ancho Orange Pasilla Sauce
  • Barbecued Short Ribs of Beef
  • Lamb Kofta
  • Tandoori Style Lamb Chops
  • Beef Satay with Prosciutto and Shitake Mushrooms
  • Fresh Tomato and Anchovies on Fried Focaccia
  • Pork Ribs Marinated in Honey and Garlic
  • Quesadillas with Corn, Tomato and Beans
  • Pine Nuts and Honey Mini Tarts
  • Small Pithiviers (puff pastry filled almond crèmes)
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Sacher Torte (chocolate cake)
  • Cream Puffs
  • Mini Pavlovas