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Stuart in the On-Site Kitchen

 from Chef Stuart

Download the Menu I had the rare opportunity to sit in a quiet room with few distractions and start working on our new “early summer” menus this week. On the one hand, it was a bit of a treat to have some time to think without interruption and let the creative juices flow. On the other hand, working on “early summer” fare means that searing, intense exhausting summer heat is right around the corner…and we all know how I feel about that! However, rather than wear my grumpy hat today, I’m going to take the high road and look at this as a transitional time…a time when the mornings and evenings are still very cool and pleasant…a time when we might make summer getaway plans…a time when food trends start to get a bit lighter and we can take full advantage of the early summer produce and fresh fruits that are starting to appear, once again! A time to recognize that soon we’ll be baking in the skin peeling, stinging sweltering sauna of…SORRY…got off track a bit. Aside from my own personal issues, May and June are great months to be excited about food! In the pages ahead, you’ll find a bit of everything! There are selections that tend to be a bit heavier for when you want something hearty. There are selections for those looking for lighter fare. There are selections that feature some classic early summer themes and there are also some whimsical ideas for new dishes that I think you’ll really enjoy! Also, please continue to refer to our website where you can find interesting posts on our new blog, monthly news letter updates and special offers as well as a variety of fun and exciting fare taking place here at Seasons Gourmet Catering. For now, please accept our thanks for your continued business and support. As always, all of us at Seasons Gourmet Catering look forward to serving you in the days and months ahead! All the best, Stuart Kramer Owner/Executive Chef Seasons Gourmet Catering
Freshly Baked Peach Cream Cheese Muffins Freshly Baked Miniature Chocolate Filled Croissants Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees $8.95 per person
Freshly Baked Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake European Style Miniature Cheese and Fruit Filled Danish Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees $8.95 per person
Homemade Frittata with Bacon, Gruyere Cheese and Chives Seasoned Breakfast Potatoes Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees $9.95 per person
Freshly Baked Chocolate Chip Walnut Scones Freshly Baked Spiced Pear Breakfast Breads Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees $8.95 per person
Homemade Sausage, Spinach, Mushroom and Bell Pepper Breakfast Casserole Seasoned Hash Browns Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffees $10.50 per person
Freshly Baked Rosemary Parmesan Foccacia Bread and Butter Caesar Salad with Fresh Romaine, Toasted Croutons & Parmesan Tender Stuffed Chicken with Fresh Spinach and Mushrooms Served in Homemade Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce Fresh Orzo Pilaf with Lemon Butter and Snipped Chives Miniature Freshly Baked Frangipan Tartlets with Seasonal Berries $12.95 per person
Assorted Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter Romaine Salad with Grape Tomatoes, Bleu Cheese and Almonds Served with Homemade Bacon Vinaigrette Char-Broiled Flank Steak with Porcini Mushroom Gravy and Swiss Chard Roasted Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Medley with Garlic & Herbs Miniature Chocolate Cups Filled with Fresh Raspberry Mousse $12.95 per person
Assorted Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter Stuffed Tomato Salad with Cous Cous, Wheat Berries and Avocado Homemade Classic Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Grapes Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad Assorted Freshly Baked Miniature Dessert Bars $12.50 per person
Assorted Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter Field Greens Salad with Apricots, Jicama and Gouda Cheese Served with Fresh Lemon Pepper Dressing Ginger and Orange Glazed Roasted Pork Loin with Fresh Sugar Snap Peas Seasoned Roasted Red and White Fingerling Potatoes Freshly Baked Miniature Pear Almond Tarts $12.95 per person
Tender Grilled Chicken Wrap with Sweet Summer Slaw Homemade Seasoned Red, Gold and Rainbow Beet Chips Fresh Asparagus Salad with Red Peppers, Pine Nuts and Shredded Parmesan Served with Caramelized Shallot Dressing Fresh Sliced Seasonal Berries Served with Fresh Vanilla Cream $11.95 per person
Assorted Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter Tossed Salad with Fresh Garden Vegetables Served with Homemade Summer Cherry Vinaigrette Spinach Stuffed Seared Beef Braciole with Homemade Marinara Warm Noodles Tossed in Olive Oil, Parmesan and Fresh Parsley Freshly Baked Miniature Tiramisu Tartlets $12.50 per person
Assorted Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter Field Greens Salad with Yellow Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Cranberries and Walnuts Served with Homemade Pink Grapefruit Vinaigrette Sautéed Chicken with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Crispy Pancetta Served in Homemade Port Wine Reduction Sauce Roasted Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Medley Freshly Baked Miniature Lemon, Lime and Raspberry Bars $12.50 per person
Assorted Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter Homemade Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese and Fresh Basil Tender Almond Crusted Chicken in Fresh Chive Beurre Blanc Roasted Red Potatoes Seasoned with Chopped Garlic & Parmesan Miniature Mocha Crème Filled Barquettes $12.95 per person
Maple Glazed Turkey Wraps with Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, Fontina Cheese and Orange Cranberry Compote Homemade Gemelli Pasta Salad with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad Assorted Freshly Baked Cookies $10.95 per person
Shredded Beef or Chicken Sandwiches with Homemade Whiskey Barbecue Sauce and Freshly Baked Kaiser Rolls Homemade Red Bliss Potato Salad with Green Onions and Tarragon Mayo Tropical Fruit Salad with Papaya, Pineapple, Mango and Kiwi Homemade Warm Peach Cobbler Served with Bourbon Whipped Cream 12.50 per person
Read MoreApril 22, 2011 9:02 pm - Posted by admin
Well this is a fun time of year for foodies! While we are definitely moving away from items that are typically connected to the winter, it is most certainly cold in the rest of the country, but locally, we are moving quickly towards spring! Spring bounty offers us an early peek at some of the culinary fare that we will be featuring for the next several months. While we will make some modifications as some foods become less available and others, more so, the next few months will feature varieties of fresh spring lettuces, wonderful fruits and berries and even a few surprises that, perhaps, you may not be as familiar with like Meyer lemons and watermelon radishes! All of us at Seasons Gourmet Catering would also like to welcome Lauren Grant to our team this spring! Some of you already know Lauren from some of the work we’ve been doing for you recently. For those of you not familiar, Lauren is our new account manager. She has been a long standing friend of the company now for many years and has recently joined us on a more permanent basis. Lauren’s excellent customer service and talent for writing will be seen in our soon to be released news letter as well as on Facebook, where we will soon be venturing as well. We hope that all of you will enjoy our new spring fare! As always, we are all very grateful for your continued business and support and we look forward to serving you in the days and months ahead. All the best, The Seasons Gourmet Catering Team
Read MoreMarch 1, 2011 8:54 pm - Posted by publisher
By the time you read this, most of you will be preparing for a festive New Year’s celebration, or perhaps, recovering from too much holiday festivities, or perhaps suffering from post holiday stress disorder and mild to extreme shock like symptoms when the credit card bills start to roll in. As we close the books on what has been our 15th year in business and look ahead to the New Year, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all of you who continue to support us in what we do and afford us a canvas on which to express our love and passion for food. As many of you know, for the past few months of this year, Stuart has been on the road less, in the office less, and more firmly entrenched in our kitchen. While he has always liked to have a direct impact on the foods we serve, over the years, our business has evolved and his responsibilities took him out of the kitchen more often. However, having spent so much of his time recently back in the kitchen, he has rediscovered his roots and the sincere pleasure he derives from cooking comforting, tasty and, (occasionally) inspired foods! This is where he feels he can do the most good for you, our valued customers, and where, along with our talented staff, he will work to produce culinary treats for you in the year to come. Please enjoy our new featured menus to help usher in the New Year. They are rich with seasonal fare! As always, Stuart has offered a few conservative suggestions and others that are more whimsical. All of which are delicious and perfect for your next catered meeting or event. Once again, please accept our thanks and gratitude for all of your continued support! All of us at Seasons Gourmet Catering wish you a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous new year. All the best, The Seasons Gourmet Catering Team
Read MoreJanuary 1, 2011 9:16 pm - Posted by publisher