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An intimate 50th Birthday Brunch Buffet

An Intimate 50th Birthday Brunch Buffet Prepare & Leave / 6 guests –  Assemble your own – Acai Bowls Acai purée, coconut water, bananas, blueberries, honey Toppings: Granola, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, berries, banana slices, almond butter, honey, lemon zest  Avocado toast Guglhupf bread and gluten-free Simple Kneads sourdough Toppings: Aleppo chili, pumpkin seeds, pickled shallot, […]

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Celebrate the Graduate Dinner

Celebrate the Graduate Dinner Prepare and leave/ 11 guests   Seafood charcuterie Poached salmon ~ Boozy potted shrimp ~ Smoked trout rillette   Assorted accouterments – Salad – Blueberry-arugula salad Lemon honey dressing and sweet almonds – Main – Pecan-crusted beef tenderloin Parmesan-blue cheese fondue Roasted baby potatoes Seared mushrooms Zesty summer squash Finishing touches Julia

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Surf n Turf with Wine Pairings

Surf n Turf with Wine Pairings Full Service/3-hour event/9-guests Wine wind-down Prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe. Rosé champagne or pinot grigio –  Salad –   Tomato and peach caprese with burrata        –  Dinner – Brown butter NC shrimp Roasted garlic Picanha  Chimichurri  Pistachio pesto purple potatoes Herb-marinated roasted summer squash  Pinot grigio, Malbec rosé, Beaujolais –  Dessert

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A Greek Family-style 40th Birthday Dinner

A Greek Family-Style 40th Birthday Dinner Full-Service family style/3½ – hour event/30 guests –  Hors d’oeuvres – Spanakopita Tartlets  Keftedes with Whipped Tzatziki  Roasted Halloumi & Cherry Tomato Kebabs (GF)       –  Dinner – For the table:  Crusty, herb-infused-oil drizzled, toasted bread Marinated olives (GF) Spiced tomato baklava  Figs with burrata (GF) Big Greek salad:

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A Springtime Birthday Dinner

Nathan’s birthday dinner   Prepare and leave/8 guests Oysters on the half shell Shrimp cocktail  Arugula salad  Pear, walnut, chèvre, honey balsamic “Smorgasbord” Chef’s selection of meats  Duck fat fingerlings, garlicky asparagus,  Blistered green beans, braised mushrooms $825 included: Chef services- planning, groceries, cooking, clean-up during and after prep. Tax on chef services and groceries.

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Dinner party a la Francais

Dinner Party a la Francaise Prepare and leave/18guests Unsweet tea Pellegrino –  Appetizers – Sunflower seed Pate  French cheese and crackers / baguette       –  Dinner – Camargue Red Rice Farcis (with feta and figs)French Style Carrot Salad (with oranges and fennel)Broiled Hearts of Romaine w/TapenadeHerbs de Provence Roasted Chicken Thighs & Breasts –  Dessert

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A Bountiful Buffet Retirement Party

A Bountiful Buffet Retirement Party Full-service buffet/3 ½ hour event/75 guests Sunflower Seed Pate –vegan pickled veggies, pretzel bread, apples, rye crisps Cheese Board – vegetarian st. andre  cambozola  pecorino, Spring Butter Board –vegetarian pistachio, rosemary & pink peppercorn assorted breads & veggies Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds –vegan Savory Cantaloupe & Prosciutto

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Halloum & Tomato treat for party on platter served on skewers

Tasty bites for a Political Fundraiser

Tasty bites for a Political Fundraiser Prepare and leave/ 50 guests –  Savory – Za’atar grilled halloumi, roasted cherry tomato, basil (an updated version of a caprese)  Herbed goat cheese gougères (filled puff pastry) Truffled bacon deviled eggs Panko and parm stuffed mushroom caps  Spanakopita palmiers (palm leaf shape) Lemon whipped feta with pita chips &

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Small plate/Tapas Birthday Dinner

Small plate/Tapas Birthday Dinner Party Full-service buffet/3-hour event/12 guests       –  Dinner – Crab and shrimp bisque Fried green tomatoes  “Shrimp and grits”  Baltimore crab cake sliders  Truffled bacon deviled eggs  Tenderloin toast  Cheesesteak empanadas with homemade whiz  Fully loaded potato bites  “Tuna poke” skewers (avocado, ponzu aioli, fried garlic) Pork Belly Risotto – Salad

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Spring Birthday Party

Dad’s 80th Birthday Dinner

Dad’s 80th birthday dinner   Full-service/5 Adults and 2 young children –  Appetizers – Shrimp cocktail, oysters ½ shell, chilled lobster tail, crab and avocado salad  sunflower seed pâté       –  Salad – Winter citrus and chicories salad, citrus dijon vinaigrette       –  Dinner – Trout with lemon caper sauce  Blistered green beans with shallots and

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A Mostly Vegan Wedding

A Mostly Vegan Wedding Full Service/4-hour event/10 guests –  Appetizers – Veggies with 2 dips – Whipped feta and vegan green goddess Prosciutto-wrapped dates with hot honey Smoked almonds, marinated olives with Manchego Citrus marinated olives Bruschetta Chickpeas and greens Potatoes bravas – Salad – Asparagus salad with avocado dressing       –  Dinner – Spanish

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Spring Birthday Party

A Mostly Vegan Surprise Birthday Party

A Mostly Vegan Surprise Birthday Party Full Service/4-hour event/10 guests –  Appetizers – Veggies with 2 dips – Whipped feta and vegan green goddess Prosciutto-wrapped dates with hot honey Smoked almonds, marinated olives with Manchego Citrus marinated olives Bruschetta Chickpeas and greens Potatoes bravas – Salad – Asparagus salad with avocado dressing       –  Dinner

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Five-course French menu

Five-course French Menu Full-Service plated dinner/ 6 guests Escargots aux Beurre de Noisette burgundy snail, hazelnut, roasted garlic  Queue de Homard et Avocat  lobster tail, avocado, meyer lemon Risotto  Spring vegetables, parmigiano  Canard Sichuan  parsnip, swiss chard, port bordelaise  Crème Brûlée Vanilla bean, citrus scented spring berries $1530 included: Chef and assistant chef services- planning;

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An Internationally Inspired Birthday Dinner

An Internationally Inspired Birthday Dinner   Prepare and leave/7 guests –  Mains – Slow-cooked lamb with apricot and chickpeas  Prime rib roast –  Sides – Mushroom bourguignon Green beans with shallots and almonds  Caramelized Brussels sprouts with butternut squash  Alfredo penne with blackened chicken on the side –  Dessert – Nutella brownies $ 1490 included: Chef

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A Christmas Eve Dinner Party

A Christmas Eve dinner party Full-service/7 guests – Cocktails – Dirty martini with blue cheese olives  Spiced cranberry shrub mule – Appetizers – shrimp cocktail  fresh oysters  cocktail sauce, mignonette, fresh lemon –  Meats – Choice of filet Mignon or ribeye lobster tails  Red wine sauce on the side       –  Sides – Shaved Brussels

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A Greek Family-style Birthday Dinner

A Greek Family-Style Birthday Dinner Full-Service / 3-hour event/8 guests –  Appetizers – Mediterranean mezze platter: Sweet potato/lentil/tahini dip, White bean hummus, Whipped feta, Olives and fresh vegetables, Petite falafel Pita –  Salads– Shaved Brussels sprouts salad with citrus, pomegranate molasses & balsamic dressing  Roasted beets over sautéed beet greens, tahini drizzle       –  Main

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Birthday Dinner and Wine Tasting

A Birthday Dinner and Wine Tasting Full-Service / 5-hour event / 9 guests Pineapple guacamole with chips and petite sweet bell peppers Heirloom xocoyul (pink corn) and poblano coconut chowder Sparkling rose wine –  Vegetables– Hearts of palm & Winter citrus ceviche, tomatillo agua fresca Beets en nogada (sauce of skinned walnuts and pomegranate seeds)

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A Food Fairy Brunch Meeting

A Food Fairy Brunch Meeting 12 guests –  Avocado Toast Bar – Avocado and hearty baguette toasts Semi-soft-boiled eggs       pickled onions         chevre crumbles Smoked trout          crispy bacon New potato cups filled with crème fraise and caviar –  Salad – Vegetable tray with arugula, pea shoots, cucumbers, radishes,   roasted peppers Niçoise green bean salad

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Fall Political Fundraiser with Light Hors d’oeuvres

Fall Political Fundraiser with Light Hors d’oeuvres Full-service standing buffet/2-hour event/40 to 50 guests –  Savory Delights  – Seared halloumi, roasted tomato, basil skewers (a variation on a Caprese skewer) Parmesan stuffed mushroom caps Prosciutto shrimp  Sausage, apple, and cheddar “Pigs in a Blanket”  Petite ham biscuits  Bacon jam + caramelized brussels sprout “lollipop” –

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Spring Birthday Party

A June Birthday Dinner

A June Birthday Dinner Prepare & Leave / 10 guests – Seafood charcuterie – Smoked Trout Rillettes, Poached Salmon, Boozy Potted Shrimp Accouterments: Pickles, olives, pickled cucumbers, endive, radishes, gruyere – Salad – Blueberry salad with honey-lemon dressing and sweet almonds – Hot dishes – Pecan-horseradish crusted beef tenderloin bites with parmesan cream fondue Herb

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