Bachelor Dinner

Shellfish platter with three dipping sauces: Dilled cucumber, Russian and Herbed Curry Sauce

Hearts of Palm and pepper Salad

Pita Toasts

Marinated Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Herbed Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Asparagus, Wild Rice

Chocolate Cheesecake

Football Fan-Fare

Charcuterie Platter

Cheddar Fondue with Vegetables

Chili with Dill Biscuits

Lentil Salad

Caraway Mustard Slaw

Poppy Seed Breadsticks

Roasted Fresh Ham

Pecan Carmel Tart

Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Italian Dinner

Antipasti Platter:  Carciofi Alla Romano, Melanzane Marinati, Prosciutto with Melon

 Fettuccine a Quattro Formaggi

Scaloppini al Marsala

Baby Peas with Sautéed procini mushrooms

Zuppa Inglese with Fresh Fruit

Hollywood Bowl Picnic Baskets

Prosciutto Roses with Melon and Fig slices

Rolled Italian Flank Steak with Neapolitan Gravy

Fresh Tomato sauce with Rotini

Italian Bread

Cookies with Raspberries in Grand Mariner


Leeks, Okra and Tomatoes in Creole Vinaigrette

Red Beans & Rice Hoppin' John

Crawfish Etoufee

Jalapeno Cheese Rolls

Pecan Tart


Blue Corn Tortilla Chips with Salsa

Grilled Shrimp with Ancho Chili Sauce

Poblano Quesadillas

Corn Ragout





Thai Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Beef Satay

Crisp Noodle and Shrimp Salad

Ginger, Lime, Honeydew Compote with Almond Macaroon Cookies


Aumonerie De Caviar

Cold Rare Roast Beef

Assorted Marinated Vegetables:  Tomatoes, Potatoes, Chinese Beans

French bread

Chocolate Dip Strawberries and Cookies

75th Birthday Party – Mexican Style – Buffet

Lime Chile Pistachios

Red Chile spiced Green olives

Multi colored peppers with Artichoke Jalapeno Dip


            Carne Asada

            Al Pastor

            Grilled Shrimp

Taco Condiments:  onion, cilantro, cheese, sliced olives, avocado, limes, lettuce and tomatoes,   

    Corn tortillas

Roasted Salsa

Pineapple Tomato Salsa

Mexican Chipotle Creams

Multicolored Southwest Tomato Salad

Mexican Citrus Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Black Bean Corn, and pepper Salad

Birthday Cake:  Tres Leche, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Schunke Dinner

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Butter lettuce with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Bread and Cheese Platter

Apricot Madeira Sorbet

Herb stuffed Pork Loin

Roasted new potatoes and Red Onions

Steamed Green Beans

Fresh Raspberry Tart

Rabi Dinner

Bruschetta with Sweet Red, Yellow and Orange Pepper

Tomato, Watermelon and Honey Dew Cantaloupe Stack  

    With Spinach and Basil- Oregano Vinaigrette

 BBQ Chicken Breasts

Roasted Asparagus

Corn, Black Bean and Red Pepper Salad with Cilantro

   Jalapeno Dressing

Dessert Sampler: Peach Cobbler with Puff Pastry Top

Banana Orange Sorbet with Sesame Coconut Cookie

Fudgy Brownie with Natural Cocoa Frosting and Cocoa   


Epper Dinner

Appetizer size Yorkshire puddings with rare beef and caramelized onions

Watermelon and tomato salad with herb greens, passion fruit dressing and garnished with

    Passion Fruit

Lamb Niscoise with minted carrots, and wild and brown rice with toasted almonds, cranberries,              

    and sautéed Mushrooms

Frozen Lemon Moose with Lemon sauce, Raspberry Couli and slice and Bake Lemon Crisps,

    garnished with fresh Raspberries

 Dinner for Four

Muhammara: Red Pepper and Walnut Puree with Pita Toast,

    Assorted Crackers and fresh assorted vegetables and Assorted Olives

Chopped Romaine and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Salad Dressing

Braised Short Ribs with Tomato Gravy,

   On a bed of soft Polenta with Mascarpone and Parmesan Reggiano cheese,

Roasted Rainbow baby carrots with fresh thyme and Red pepper over petite peas.

Strawberry Lavender Tart with Lavender whipped cream

Middle Eastern (Greek) Lamb Party

Hummus dip and Muhammara Dip with Vegetable crudités, homemade pita chips and lavosh


Artichoke Bottoms with Artichoke mousse

Greek Salad and Orzo Salad

Lamb with Flat bread, tomatoes, tzaticki, and lettuce

Pistachio Nut Torte with Citrus Sauce

Arabic Pot de Crème

Assorted Cookies: Sesame Cookies, Brownies

Pomegranate Punch

Spring Pork Rib Party Buffet for 20

Really Homemade Onion Dip with vegetable crudités

Chips and Salsa

Chili Cheese Squares

Orange, Avocado, Red Onion salad with Cilantro Dressing served over spinach

Blue Ribbon Baked Beans

Green Chili Corn Casserole

 Baby Back Ribs with sauce and BBQ chicken

Frozen Lemon Mousse

4th of July Cobbler

Assorted Cookies: Savanna Johns and Brownies

Christmas Open House Brunch  

Fruit Punch: Orange juice, Cranberry Juice, Guava Juice and Ginger Ale

Warm Spiced Cider with Optional Rum

Chile Rellano Casserole with Salsa

Breakfast Bread Pudding with Cranberry and Berry Sauce

Apple wood smoked Bacon

Chicken Sausage

Assorted Fruit Platter

Bran Muffins, Chocolate Muffins, Whole Wheat Crumb Coffee Cake

Starbucks Christmas Blend Coffee, Peppermint Mocha creamer

Christmas Breakfast for Eight

Orange Eggnog

Strawberry Smoothie and Cranberry Juice

Breakfast Bread Pudding with warm Berry Sauce

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Winter Salad of Fresh and Dried Fruits

Apple Smoked Bacon, French Ham and Sausage Patties


Christmas Eve Dinner

Brie in Puff Pastry

Mushroom and Shrimp Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Roasted Goose with Potato Stuffing

Broccoli with Roasted Chestnuts

Sautéed Carrots with Dill

Mincemeat Pie with Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Christmas Day Dinner

Essence of Celery Soup

Pumpernickel Parmesan Toasts

Mixed Green Salad with Vinaigrette

Roast Beef with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

Yorkshire pudding

Roasted Onions

Steamed Peas

Raspberry and Mandarin Orange Trifle

Italian New Years Eve Dinner

Tomato Bruschetta and Shrimp Bruschetta

Lentil Salad

Thyme and Parsley Herb Pasta with Brown Butter Sage Sauce and Fried Sage Leaves

Pancetta Wrapped Herbed (thyme and Rosemary) Boneless Pork Loin Roast

Steamed Asparagus

Cranberry Raisin Tart with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

90th Birthday Party for 20

Vegetable Crudités with Hummus and Muhammara Dip, Assorted Crackers


Ultimate Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Mustard Caraway Cole Slaw

Winter Spinach Salad

 BBQ chicken breasts halved

Honey Baked Ham

Roasted Carrots

Garlic Potatoes Gratin  

Birthday Cake – yellow cake with Lemon curd, Raspberry Jam and Italian Meringue Frosting

Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream and Lavender Cookies

Decaf Coffee

Croquet Dinner          

Red Pepper Pickles and Pita toasts

Eggplant Rolls

Red Bean Dip with assorted crackers

Lavender Roasted Red and Yellow Beet Salad with Avocado on a Bed of Mache

Alder wood BBQ Salmon with Fried onions, Wild rice & Lentils and Syrian Tazatki

Strawberry Short Cake, Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream and Strawberry Compote, whip cream and  

   And fresh strawberries

Colorado Memories

Elk Salami Three Ways:  Salami Melon Sticks, Salami, Herb Cheese Cones, Salami Sandwich

   with Puff Pastry,  Red Pepper, Basil, Mustard

Multicolored Southwest Tomato Salad in Butter Lettuce Cups

Assorted Breads – Corn bread with Haberano chilies and bacon, Focaccia Bread

    Flour Tortillas

Elk Chili with chopped onions, grated cheese, salsa

Apricot Clafoutis


July Birthday Celebration                  

Poached shrimp with shrimp sauce

Caesar Salad with Baby Romaine and Parmesan Tuiles

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme and Bacon

 Roasted Filet Mignon with Port Reduction Sauce, Stilton Blue Cheese and shallot rings

Steamed Haricot Verte

Birthday Cake:  yellow cake with chocolate frosting and Heath bar and chocolate coffee chips

Rancho Las Palmas Week-End Southwestern Style Menu

Friday Night late arrival:

            Zucchini Cheese Salad

            Turkey Chili

            Vegetable Cornmeal Muffins

            Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream

Saturday Breakfast

            Pineapple and Papaya

            Blue Corn Meal Pancakes, Vermont Syrup

            Canadian and Boar's Heat Bacon

Saturday Dinner

            Cheese Quesadillas

            Avocado Salad with Jalapeno Dressing

            Grilled Shrimp with Ancho Sauce

            Corn with Red Bell pepper and Green Onion

            Orange-Pecan Pie

Sunday Breakfast

            Fruit Platter

Chili Rellano

Chicken Sausage

California Breakfast Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Bran Muffins

Strawberry Margaritas           

An American Thanksgiving

Alaskan Salmon Mousse

Iowa Corn Fritters

Arizona Naval Salad

Long Island Duck with Spinach Stuffing

Minnesota Indian Wild Rice

California Steamed Carrots

Philadelphia Pumpkin Cheesecake

A Southern Thanksgiving

Creamed Smoked Oysters on Corn Sticks

Cranberry Orange Salad

BBQ Turkey with Wild Rice

Spiced Pears

Bourbon Glazed Sweet Potato, Apple and Chestnut Gratin

Green Beans with Country Ham

Biscuits and Corn Muffins

Pumpkin Maple Tartlets

Mosaic Nut Pie

Mrs. P's Thanksgiving Dinner for 20


Assorted Vegetables with Sun Dried Tomato Dip, Spinach Dip, and Baba Ghannooj



Mixed Green Salad with Fuji Apples, Grapes, Dried Cranberries and Maytag Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts and Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Winter Fruit Salad with Fuyu Persimmons, Tangerines, Ruby Grapefruit, Pomegranate seeds with Belgian Endive, Watercress and Romaine lettuce with Honey Mustard and Tarragon Dressing


Herb Roasted Turkey with Whole Grain Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Dried Cherries and Pistachio Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Sour Dough Bread Stuffing

Cranberry Chutney

Turkey Gravy

Baked and Mashed Yams

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Steamed Broccoli with Roasted Chestnuts and Shallots

Creamed Spinach

Dinner Rolls and Butter


Traditional Pumpkin Custard Pie with Chantilly Whipped Cream

Traditional Pecan Pie with Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Flourless Chocolate Cake