In our sixteen years of business, we’ve been welcomed into countless homes ~ including some of the most beautiful in the Valley. This past weekend, we returned to one of our favorites in Paradise Valley overlooking Camelback Mountain. We did an similar event at the same residence late last year and were so excited to be asked back. It is truly an awesome party house!
At this particular residence, our hostess asked that we keep all of our equipment, prep work, and cooking out of the house so as not to interfere with the party. No problem! We used the garage to create an on site kitchen ~including stove, oven, and warming cabinets ~ to create an amazing meal.
The party guests ~ a group of 50 guests from Europe ~ arrived by bus and were greeted by passed hors d’oeuvres and wine. The guests took their seats as the sun set and dinner and dessert were served.
PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES MENU
Chilled Shrimp Ceviche Presentation with Red and Yellow Tomatoes, Lime Crema and Avocado Puree
Panko Crusted Gruyere and White Cheddar “Mac & Cheese” Bites with Crispy Pancetta
Toasted Crostini with Herbed Rondele Cheese & Red Onion Jam
PLATED DINNER PRESENTATION
Freshly Baked Seeded Eppi Rolls with Mascarpone Cabernet Butter
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Fresh Goat Cheese, Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette and Seasonal Micro Greens
Kona Coffee and Spice Encrusted Tenderloin Filet of Beef with Roasted Vidalia Onions and Three-Peppercorn Gravy
Vanilla Butter Poached Lobster Tail Drizzled with Fresh Citrus Beurre Blanc
Parmesan Encrusted Chicken Paillards Served with Homemade Lemon Beurre Blanc (offered as an alternative entrée)
Roasted Acorn Squash Filled with Israeli Cous Cous, Pine Nuts, Lentils, Cranberries and Mixed Bell Peppers (offered as a vegetarian alternative)
Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Gratin Towers
Roasted Brussell Sprouts and Cauliflower Topped with Crispy Basil Bread Crumbs
Cinnamon Spiced Phyllo Nests Topped with French Vanilla Ice Cream and Garnished with Caramelized Rum Bananas
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees