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(feel free to contact us for a more detailed copy of the menu)

Hors d’ oeuvres (call or email for pricing):

¨ Tuna Carpaccio on French Bread Rounds (cold)

¨ Sesame Tuna Tartar w/ Avocado & Homemade Wonton Chips (cold)

¨ Salmon Tartar on Pumpernickel Rounds (cold)

¨ Sizzling Sesame Salmon Carpaccio w/ Homemade Wonton Chips (room temp)

¨ Sherried Mixed-Mushroom Tart w/ Dill (hot/vegetarian)

¨ Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms (hot)

¨ Spinach & Cheese Spirals (hot/vegetarian)

¨ Bacon-Scented Scallops (w/ bacon aioli & bacon crunch)

¨ Baked Sesame Shrimp w/ Dipping Sauce

¨ Grandma's Shrimp Spread (cold)

¨ Shrimp Mousse Mold (in the shape of a fish... very festive - cold)

¨ Chimichurri Shrimp on Polenta Rounds (warm)

¨ Marinated/Pickled Shrimp (cold)

¨ Roasted Shrimp w/ Cocktail Sauce (room temp)

¨ Ricotta & Sweet Potato Crustini w/ Sage & a Drizzle of Honey (room temp/vegetarian)

¨ Filet Mignon Crustini w/ Béarnaise &/or Horseradish Whipped Cream (room temp)

¨ Mini Lamb Burgers w/ Yogurt-Mint Sauce (low-carb on cucumber rounds - hot)

¨ Cheese, Meat & Pate Display w/ Nuts, Dried Fruits and Crusty Bread (room temp)

Ask us for additional hors d’oeuvre selections that would complement your cocktail, birthday or holiday party!

"My Family Favorite" Entrees (see pricing below):

¨ Dilled Blanquette de Veau (silky veal stew), Egg Noodles

¨ Inside-Out Chicken Kiev w/ Sautéed Fresh Spinach (huge hit!)

¨ Chicken w/ 40 Cloves of Garlic over Herbed Mashed Potatoes

¨ Chicken Salad (lemon, curry or simple) w/ Field Greens

¨ Chicken Tonnato over Sliced Tomatoes (a summer favorite!)

¨ Turkey or Chicken Tetrazzini over Spinach Fettuccine (kids love this!)

¨ Tarragon Chicken Trieste over Rice (white or brown)

¨ Mom’s Sour Cream Mushroom Meatloaf (Dad’s favorite!), Petit Peas

¨ Beef w/ Broccoli over Sticky Gingered Rice (white or brown)

¨ Meat, Macaroni & Veggie Casserole (kids love it!)

¨ Mom’sBeef Bourguignon or Stroganoff (made w/ filet), Egg Noodles

¨ Simple Filet of Beef, ‘Best’ Béarnaise Sauce (or fondue style!)

¨ Southern (CT) Shrimp & Grits

¨ Shrimp Macaroni Salad (super summer supper…kid-friendly too!)

¨ Zucchini Lasagna w/Sausage (no pasta here), Garden Greens

“Always a Hit” Entrees (see pricing below):

¨ Bistro Roast Chicken w/ Root Veggies

¨ Chicken, Veal or Turkey Piccata, Sautéed Zucchini Coins

¨ 3-Bread Stuffed Cornish Hens, Sage Pan Sauce

¨ Chicken Paillard over Spicy Wild Arugula, Aged Balsamic & EVOO

¨ Jen’s Chicken Enchiladas, Black Beans & Cilantro Rice

¨ Chicken Bourguignon or Chicken Stroganoff, both over Egg Noodles

¨ BBQ Grilled Chicken or Ribs (homemade BBQ sauce), Corn on Cob

¨ Sesame Seed-Crusted Ahi Tuna (served very rare), Edamame

¨ Simple Pan Roasted Salmon Filet w/ Gingered Hoisin Bok Choy

¨ Today’s Fresh Fish En Papillote (in parchment pocket)

¨ Pesto Shrimp & Oven Roasted Tomatoes

¨ Scallops in Citrus Saffron Sauce w/ Asparagus Spears

¨ Champagne Beurre Blanc Filet of Sole w/ Crunchy Green Beans

¨ Coconut Curry of Chicken, Fish, Shrimp or Lamb, Cardamom Rice

¨ Pork Loin Stuffed w/ Spinach, Pancetta & Parmigiano Reggiano

¨ Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Meatballs served in Lettuce Cups

¨ Pappardelle Bolognese (of ground lamb, turkey or veal/pork/beef)

¨ Sliders (BBQ pulled pork, ground beef, lamb or turkey), Broccolini

¨ Meatballs (ground turkey or veal/pork/beef) in Marinara, Spaghetti

¨ Chimichurri Flank Steak Stuffed Tortillas w/all the Fixin’s

¨ Osso Buco Braised Veal Shanks w/ Herb-Scented Cannelloni Beans

¨ Classic Rosemary Roasted Lamb Chops & Potato Wedges

¨ Herbs de Provence Braised Lamb Shank Atop Lentils

¨ Mushroom Medley Lasagna, Classic Caesar Salad

¨ Linguine w/ White or Red Clam Sauce (w/ or w/out sausage)

¨ Spring Veggie Risotto w/ Parmigiano Reggiano

"Additional Sides (add $10/2 servings, $12/4 servings, plus the cost of groceries):

¨ Stuffed or Steamed Artichokes

¨ Southern-Style Corn Spoonbread

¨ Roasted Asparagus w/ Garlic & Lemon

¨ Steamed Asparagus w/ Saffron Aioli

¨ Asparagus w/ Crumbled Hard-Boiled Egg, Capers & Tarragon

¨ Eggplant & Zucchini Galette (rustic tart)

¨ Sautéed Mushrooms w/ Sherry & Parsley

¨ Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms w/ Goat Cheese, Spinach & Pine Nuts

¨ Spinach Au Gratin

¨ Garlic-Scented Broccolini

¨ Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts w/ Pine Nuts, Currants & Prosciutto

¨ Oven Roasted Tomatoes w/ Olive Oil, Herbs & Garlic

¨ Spicy Hoisin Green Beans w/ Peanuts (has a great kick!)

¨ Haricots Verts w/ Caramelized Onions & Toasted Slivered Almonds

¨ Herb Buttered Lima Beans, Corn or Peas

¨ Creamy Peas & Pancetta

¨ Stuffed Onion (bread crumbs, herbs & parmesan)

¨ Coconut & Coriander Infused Sticky Rice (white or brown)

¨ Dried Fruit, Nut & Feta Israeli Couscous Salad, Lemon Dressing

¨ Stovetop-Roasted Herbed Fingerling Potatoes

¨ Smash of Potato, Sweet Potato or Cauliflower

¨ Orzo w/ Leeks & Mushrooms

¨ French Lentils w/ Diced Carrots

¨ Classic Potato Salad (Mom’s is the best!)

¨ Saffron Rice (white or brown)

¨ Black Beans & Cilantro-Scented Rice (white or brown)

¨ 3-Potato Gratin (gold, Idaho, sweet)

¨ Cannelloni Beans, Tomatoes, Garlic, Herbs, & EVOO

¨ Saffron Steamed Potatoes

¨ Vidalia Onion Tart

¨ Grandma Blanch’s Waldorf Salad (best ever!)

Salads (add $12/2 servings, $14/4 servings, plus the cost of groceries):

¨ Goat Cheese, Beet & Fennel w/ Baby Arugula & Pistachios

¨ Loaded Chinatown Chicken Salad

¨ Greek Salad of Romaine, Dill Vinaigrette

¨ Sliced Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomatoes & Prosciutto, Pesto Drizzle

¨ Spicy Thai Beef Salad Cups w/ Cucumbers & Fresh Herbs

¨ Romaine Hearts, Focaccia Croutons, Parmesan Crisps, Caesar

¨ Field Greens w/ Pears, Gorgonzola, Sweet Onion & Walnuts

¨ Wilted Portobello Mushrooms & Roasted Red Peppers, Goat Cheese

¨ Taco Salad

¨ Mustard’s (of CA) Simple Butter Lettuce Salad, Dijon Vinaigrette

¨ Classic Ahi Tuna, Salmon or Shrimp Nicoise Salad

¨ Wedge of Iceberg, Bacon & Candied Pecans, Gorgonzola Dressing

¨ Shrimp or Chicken Chopped Cobb Salad, Maytag Blue Vinaigrette

Soups (add $12/2 servings, $14/4 servings, plus the cost of groceries):

¨ Gingered Asparagus (excellent hot or cold!)

¨ Lamb Lentil (a winner!)

¨ Chicken Tortilla w/ Cilantro, Sliced Avocado & Lime

¨ Curried Pumpkin (a family favorite!)

¨ Beef Barley

¨ Thai Shrimp Noodle

¨ Chicken Coconut-Lemongrass

¨ She-Crab (a bit elegant)

¨ Garden Gazpacho w/ or w/out Crab or Shrimp

¨ Butternut Squash

¨ Crab & Corn Chowdah'

¨ Tomato Basil Bisque (fat-free)

¨ White Bean & Ham (w/ or w/out cabbage)

¨ Cold Cucumber (better than it might sound!)

¨ “Award Winning” Brooker Chili (beef or turkey)

¨ Vegetarian Minestrone

Desserts (add $12/2 servings, $14/4 servings, plus the cost of groceries - individual servings unless noted):

¨ Mexican Crème Caramel (flan)

¨ Molten Chocolate Cake

¨ Seasonal Stone Fruit Tart

¨ Ann’s Zuppa Inglese w/ Rum (adults only!)

¨ Granny Smith Apple Oatmeal-Crisp

¨ Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce w/ Homemade Ice Cream

¨ Mom’s Apple Tarte Tatin (a thing of beauty)

¨ Lemon Mousse Soufflé w/ Blueberries (summer spectacular!)

¨ Macadamia Nut-Crusted Pineapple Curd w/ Coconut Meringue

¨ Vanilla Bean, Lemon or Raspberry-Rose Panna Cotta

¨ Chocolate-Orange Pot de Crème

¨ Paul’s Chocolate Mousse

¨ Tiramisu

¨ Mixed Berry Salad w/ Sweetened Leche or Grand Marnier Sabayon

¨ Hand-Dipped Chocolate Strawberries &/or Dried Fruit ($6/doz.)

¨ Carrot Cupcakes w/ Orange Cream Cheese Frosting ($24/doz.)

¨ Profiteroles (mini cream puffs) w/ Chocolate Sauce ($24/doz.)

¨ French Almond Macaroons ($12/doz.)

¨ Lavender Shortbread Cookies ($12/doz.)

¨ Lavender Cupcakes ($24/doz.)

¨ Brownies, Lemon Bars, Biscotti ($12/doz.)

¨ Chocolate Chip or Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies ($12/doz.)

¨ Key Lime Pie ($16)

¨ Fresh Peach Sour Cream Pie (to die for!) ($16)

¨ Pecan Pie (amazing!) ($16)

¨ Plum Torte (also excellent w/ morning tea or coffee) ($16)

Beverages (by the ½ gallon, plus the cost of groceries):

¨ Fresh-Brewed Decaf Hibiscus-Infused Iced Tea ($8)

¨ Red or White Wine “Ariba-Ariba” Sangria ($10)

¨ Hand-Squeezed “Fiesta” Margarita Mix ($12)

¨ Fresh Peach Bellini Mix ($12)

¨ Homemade Bloody Mary "Morning" Mix ($12)

If you’re looking for something that's not here, simply ask. Please feel free to make any special requests to alter dishes.

Tell me what would you like to eat…

are there any family favorites of yours?

Thank you,

Chef Merrill

Pricing:

  • $200 plus the cost of groceries for 3 entrees for 4-6 people (12- 18 individual servings).
  • $245 plus the cost of groceries for 4 entrees for 4-6 people (16-24 individual servings).
  • $280 plus the cost of groceries for 5 entrees for 4-6 people (20-30 individual servings).

*Sides that accompany the entrées are interchangeable, but can also vary depending on what’s seasonal at the market.

Other Pricing Specifics:

¨ 10% Referral Discount

¨ Meal packages for individuals also available

¨ Senior Citizen Discount of 10% available

¨ Ask about our Gift Certificates for your loved ones

¨ The state of Connecticut requires 6% sales tax on all services

¨ Additional Sides, Soups, Salads, and Desserts cost extra (See "Menu" above)

¨ Payment due in full the date of service (cash or check)

¨ Travel fee (applied for travel outside 25-mile radius): $25-50

¨ 1-Time storage container fee if needed (or use your own at no additional cost)

Cancellation Policy: Three (3) days’ notice is required to avoid a $50 cancellation fee

*Any produce harvested from our organic garden for your

custom meal(s) will be at no additional cost to you!