30, Nov, 2020
Menu Options

Menu Options

PRIVATE PARTY MENU CHOICES FOR DECEMBER- FEBRUARY, 2021

                                                  (for 4-8 participants/ prices are per person)

 

Chop, WOK & Talk! Is offering something ‘to do’ during the pandemic. Because eating is ‘essential ‘and most restaurants are closed/limited we are offering the option of private parties for groups that know each other extremely well/relatives/co-workers.  This gives everyone involved a comfort level and gives you a chance to socialize, learn some new cooking skills and enjoy a restaurant quality meal.  Most classes are 3 hours long with a few 4-hour classes indicated by an *.  All safety and sanitation measures are in place and there were no problems since we began classes in late June.  The private party scenario will continue until the pandemic is under control.

IF interested please call for a list of available dates, let us know of allergies/dietary restrictions, choose a menu and come hungry!!  BTW, all classes are BYOB!  

You deserve a night out!!!

Dorothy  412-362-0679  chopwoktalk@msn.com

 



New Options for December:  

Christmas dinner in various countries
Holiday brunch class (effortless…all dishes prepared in advance)
Edible gifts for the holidays plus lunch (easy recipes but great for gift giving)
Holiday Baking with Yeast Doughs plus lunch (recipes can be used for breakfast/dinner, the holiday table/gift giving)

 

DECEMBER MENU CHOICES….January/February choices follow December.

SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS DINNER (riff on chicken & waffles)/$80.00/BYOB  
Mac n’cheese soup
Real turkey slices over a ‘stuffing’ waffle topped with buttermilk mashed potatoes & gravy
Cranberry compote
Sweet potato-pecan pie with whipped cream

 

GERMAN CHRISTMAS DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Bratwurst appetizer bites with a sauerkraut dipping sauce
Apple stuffed pork chops with gravy
Baked cheese spaetzle
Grilled tipsy plums (boozy)
Ricotta crepes with a cranberry topping and eiskaffe (cold coffee with ice cream)

 

*AMERICAN CHRISTMAS DINNER/$90.00/BYOB
Roasted red pepper soup with Sambuca cream
Holiday Salad (variety of citrus, arugula, radicchio, fried prosciutto goat cheese packet topped with a pomegranate dressing)
Steak au poivre (black peppercorns) in a cognac sauce
Roasted garlic Duchess potatoes with truffle oil (optional)
Green beans Polonaise
Red velvet souffle with whipped cream cheese topping

 

*ITALIAN FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES /$90.00/BYOB:
Ahi tuna bruschetta topped with tapanade, arugula and roasted tomatoes
Grilled calamari salad with mixed greens, citrus segments, fennel and a pink grapefruit dressing
Homemade Asiago foccacia
Cioppino (shrimp, mussels, fish, scallops & logistino cooked in a red sauce)
Zuppa Inglese for dessert (layers of cake, rum & jam, vanilla and chocolate pastry cream, whipped cream and fruit)
Limoncello

 

*FRENCH CHRISTMAS DINNER/$90.00/BYOB:
Baked brie topped with a jam, walnuts, rum, honey & rosemary and served with crostini and apple slices
Arugula/frisee salad with poached egg and bacon lardons
Rosemary-pistachio rack of lamb topped with a red grapes in a white wine sauce
Haricot verte (thin green beans) with a Meyer lemon dressing
Gratin Dauphinois (thin sliced potatoes baked with butter and cream)
Salted caramel molten lava cakes for dessert

 

HOLIDAY BRUNCH/$85.00/BYOB: (all recipes can be made in advance)
Spiced chocolate eggnog punch with whipped cream
Overnight loaded breakfast casserole (bacon, sausage, eggs, bread and cheese)
Dulce de leche French toast casserole sprinkled with powder sugar and garnished with berries
Citrus salad with honey-lime dressing (oranges, red & white grapefruit, avocado and pomegranates)
Pumpkin pie tartlets in a pecan crust
Fleur de sel caramels and almond cookies

 

*HOLIDAY BAKING WITH YEAST DOUGH: $85.00/BYOB (goodies will be sampled then taken home and you will be served soup and sandwich during this  four hour class)
German cherry almond paste stollen
Yukon gold cinnamon rolls
Mini nut rolls
Holiday breakfast wreath with cranberries, almonds & vanilla icing (delicious and can be used for a centerpiece)

 

*HOLIDAY GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: $85.00/BYOB: (you will make and sample these goodies then take the remainder home.  Soup and sandwich will be served during this four hour class)
Pecan pie monkey bread
Italian almond cookies
Holiday shortbread bites
Cinnamon palmiers made with puff pastry
Pumpkin pie tartlets with a pecan crust
Lime, gin and white chocolate macaroons

 

AMALFI COAST DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Bruschetta topped with caponata (sweet & sour vegetable mixture) and creamy goat cheese
Orange and Belgium endive salad with kalamata olives and roasted hazelnuts
Sole with fennel, grapefruit and citrus sauce
Homemade pasta with Alfredo sauce
Rum panna cotta topped with salted caramel sauce and chopped hazelnuts
Sip of limoncello

 

CHINESE DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Chinese honey hoisin ribs
Scallion pancakes
Pork pot stickers with dipping sauce
General Tso’s shrimp with broccoli
Ginger pineapple chicken with almonds over rice

 

GREEK DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Greek avgolemono soup with orzo (lemon soup)
Spanakopetia appetizers (phyllo dough) with lemon sauce
Greek panzanella salad with vegetables, feta and homemade croutons
Moussaka (eggplant, ground beef )
Baklava

 

MOROCCAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
B’stilla (sweet chicken and nut pie in phyllo dough)
Butter lettuce salad with tangerines & Kalamata olives
Lamb and apricot tagine (stew) over couscous and topped with a lemon yogurt sauce
Moroccan coconut cookies
Moroccan coffee and mint tea will be served

 

PASTA GRANNIES/$80.00/BYOB:
Caesar salad with homemade Caesar dressing and warm croutons
Ricotta cavatelli with homemade red sauce
Fettuccine carbonara (eggs, cheese & pancetta)
Pici (hand rolled spaghetti) in an almond, jalapeno & Parmesan pesto
Butternut squash ravioli in a brown butter sage sauce topped with toasted hazelnuts

 

*PIZZA PASTRY & LIMONCELLO/$85.00/BYOB:
Hot sausage, ricotta and provolone calzones
Panzanella salad
Meat lover’s pizza with red sauce and mozzarella
Pizza with goat cheese, fig jam sliced pears, prosciutto and then topped with an arugula salad
Pizza with ricotta sauce, caramelized onions, thinly sliced pancetta and a sprinkling of rosemary
Warm grape cake for dessert
Bring 2 1/2 cups (per person) of “cheap” vodka in a glass jar and we’ll make limoncello!

 

TAPAS  OF MADRID/$85.00/BYOB:
Hot olives with crostini
Shrimp fritters with piquillo pepper and marcona almond sauce
Flank steak on crostini smeared with goat cheese and topped with chutney
Grilled sweet onions topped with blue cheese, chives, roasted almonds and a balsamic drizzle
Tortilla Espanola (potato omelet, sweet bell peppers, onions and ham)
Meatballs of Madrid cooked in a red sauce with peas
Crema Catalan (Spanish version of crème brulee)

 

THAI DINNER/$80.00/BYOB
Spicy chicken coconut soup
Fried pork spring rolls with a spicy cherry dipping sauce
Green mango salad with coconut, scallions, sprouts and cashews
Red curry shrimp with a variety of vegetables and pineapple over jasmine rice
Lemongrass  tea

 

THAI & VIETNAMESE FAVORITES/$85.00/BYOB:
Meatball lettuce wraps with herbs, cucumber and peanut sauce
Pad see ew with fresh rice noodles, beef, bok choy, sprouts and chilies
Chicken banh mi sandwich with spicy mayo, a variety of herbs, cucumbers, chilies and pickled carrots and pears
Red curry with pork, pineapple, red peppers and peas over jasmine rice

 

TUSCAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Wedding soup
Antipasto salad with a variety of salamis, tomatoes, cheese,garbanzo beans, sugared walnuts, warm croutons and a balsamic drizzle
Braciole (stuffed steak with roasted peppers, bocconcini, golden raisins, and pine nuts) braised in a tomato-wine sauce
Homemade focaccia with black pepper and rosemary
Cannoli tart with pistachio crust drizzled with chocolate and topped with whipped cream
A sip of limoncello

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JANUARY MENU OPTIONS, 2021:

APPERIZERS AROUND THE WORLD/$80.00/BYOB:
Raviolo which is a 4 inch cheese ravioli with an egg yolk inside and sauteed in a sage brown butter sauce (Italy)
Steak burritos with pickled onions, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato and feta cheese (Greek style)
Lemongrass mussels in a coconut broth (Thai)
Southern arancini (creamy grits rolled into a ball, stuffed with ham and pimento cheese and deep fried)

 

ARGENTINIAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Fry bread with grilled provolone cheese & chorizo and topped with salad & fried egg
Grilled sirloin steak with a red chimmichurri sauce
Grilled Yukon gold potatoes topped with a mustard lemon sauce
Grilled multi colored carrots tossed with arugula, parsley and topped with warm goat cheese and fried garlic chips
Tres leche cake drizzled with a bourbon dulce de leche sauce

 

 

CAJUN-CREOLE FAVORITES/$85.00/BYOB:
Chicken & sausage gumbo over rice
Lettuce and tomato salad topped with shrimp remoulade
Muffuletta sandwich on Italian bread with a variety of meat, cheese, pickled jardinière & olive relish
Beignets stuffed with nutella, fried and dusted with powdered sugar

 

CHINESE/$80.00/BYOB:
Sizzling rice shrimp soup
Mu shu pancakes with hoisin sauce
Kung Pao Pork with water chestnuts, baby corn, sweet red and green peppers over rice
General Tso’s chicken with broccoli

 

DIM SUM FAVORITES/$85.00/BYOB:
Shrimp & pork egg rolls with spicy apricot sauce
Crab rangoons with blackberry ginger sauce
Chicken dumplings with a lime cilantro sauce
Scallion pancakes with dipping sauce
Baked pork bao buns

 

FRENCH DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
French onion soup topped with croutons and gruyere cheese
Arugula salad with poached egg and bacon lardons
Pork tenderloins with pears in a brandy cream sauce
Celery root, potato and pear gratin
Salted caramel molten lava cakes for dessert

 

GERMAN/$85.00/BYOB:
Krautstrudel in phyllo topped with creamy mustard sauce
Red cabbage
Spätzle
Pork schnitzel with lemon wedges
Bee sting cake (light and airy cake filled with custard and topped with sugared almonds)

 

GREEK DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Greek lemon soup with orzo
Lamb gyro dumplings topped with tzatziki
Panzanella salad with feta, vegetables and homemade croutons
Pastitsio (Greek lasagna with beef filling)
Kaitifi for dessert (very similar to baklava)

 

INDIAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Homemade naan
Turkey kathi rolls topped with a mint & date sauce
Chicken pistachio korma
Apricot biryani (rice casserole)
Pear chutney and cucumber & mint riata
Kheer (rice puddling with nuts and topped with mango)

 

* ITALIAN DINNER/$90.00/BYOB:
 Antipasti platter of meats, cheese, olives, and grilled crostini
 Roasted winter pear stuffed with goat cheese on a bed of arugula drizzled with balsamic syrup and topped with candied hazelnuts
 Pork loin with blood oranges and mostarda (candied fruit in a mustard sauce)
 Lemon risotto with peas and pancetta
 Zabaglione (light Marsala egg custard) with blueberries and Italian almond cookies
 Sip of limoncello

 

KOREAN DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Shrimp and udon noodle soup
Mandu (dumplings)
Scallion pancakes with dipping sauce
Bimimbap (mixture of pork, veggies, rice and hot sauce in a bowl topped with a fried egg)

 

MEXICAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Tortilla soup with chicken and fried tortilla strips
Street corn salad
Tamarind glazed pork chops with pear pico de gallo
Chipotle cheddar scalloped potatoes
Sopapilla cheesecake pie for dessert

 

MOROCCAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
B’stilla appetizer (sweet chicken & nut pie in phyllo)
Moroccan citrus salad with vanilla sauce
Chicken tagine with pears and cinnamon
Couscous with lemon, herbs & olives
Kanafeh (phyllo custard dessert)
Moroccan coffee & mint tea

 

PASTA GRANNIES/$80.00/BYOB:
Panzanella salad with seasonal vegetables & homemade croutons
Cheese ravioli with red sauce
Cavatelli rigate with fig-rosemary-pancetta sauce
Fettuccine with carbonara (egg, cheese & pancetta) sauce
Pici  (hand-rolled spaghetti) with a tomato-almond pesto

 

*PIZZA, PASTRY & LIMONCELLO/$85.00/BYOB:
Mini calzones filled with hot sausage, ricotta & provolone cheese
Caesar salad from scratch and homemade croutons
Meat lover’s pizza with red sauce and mozzarella
Pizza with goat cheese, fig jam sliced pears, prosciutto and then topped with an arugula salad
Pizza with ricotta sauce, caramelized onions, thinly sliced pancetta and a sprinkling of rosemary
Warm grape cake
Bring 2 1/2 cups “cheap” vodka (per person) in a glass jar and we’ll make limoncello

 

SOUTHERN COOKIN’/$85.00/BYOB:
Cornbread cakes with a cinnamon-honey butter
Sweet tea pork chop over pimento cheesy grits topped with bourbon apple cider jus
Molasses glazed green beans
Tequila spiked fried peach hand pies with ice cream

 

SOUTHWESTERN/$85.00/BYOB: 
Spicy chili con queso with tortilla chips
Grilled confetti Texas slaw
Grilled coffee chipotle porterhouse pork chops
Corn pudding
Bacon cheddar biscuits
Texas pecan pie

 

TAPAS AND PAELLA/$85.00/BYOB:
Hot olive mixture and marinated Manchego cheese
Fig and Serrano ham phyllo rolls
Grilled zucchini with salsa verde
Pork tenderloin on crostini with a mild blue cheese sauce
Paella (saffron rice, chicken, chorizo, shrimp and mussels)
Spanish almond cake (GF)

 

THAI DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Tom yum spicy shrimp soup
Fried pork spring rolls with sweet and spicy dipping sauce
Thai winter salad with napa cabbage, grapefruit, cashews basil, chilies, and crispy fried onions
Pad see ew with  beef, bok choy and fresh rice noodles
Lemongrass tea

 

THAI & VIETNAMESE FAVORITES/$80.00/BYOB:
Bang bang shrimp
Banh mi sandwiches with beef, herbs, jalapenos, pickled carrots and a spicy sauce
Red curry chicken with root vegetables
Vietnamese coffee sundae

 

TUSCAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Fig and onion caramelle (candy wrapper pasta shape) with a gorganzola dolce fonduta (Cheese sauce)
Caesar salad with homemade warm croutons
Spatchcocked Cornish game hen with a rosemary garlic rub, pancetta and a white wine sauce
Cavatelli with a sage-walnut butter sauce
Tuscan biscotti (cantucci) with hazelnuts and almonds accompanied by a hot affagato (coffee with ice cream)
Sip of limoncello

 

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FEBRURARY MENU OPTIONS:  (featuring Chinese New Year, Valentine Day Dinner and a Mardi Gras Celebration plus a Hawaiian dinner, Hungarian dinner and Perogie class) :

 (This is a work in progress and not written in stone….yet)

 

*CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION/$90.00/BYOB: (red clothing preferred….black/ white means BAD LUCK!)
Shanghai soup dumplings
Crab rangoons with a blackberry ginger sauce
Szechuan peanut noodles with bean sprouts, egg skins and scallions in a delicious peanut sauce
Lovebird’s shrimp on a bird’s nest of puffed rice noodles with salt & sugar snap peas and rice
Volcano (flaming) pork stir fry of fresh pineapple, sweet red peppers, lichees & snow peas in a sweet & sour sauce with rice
Spun apple wedges (similar to candied apples)on a stick with sesame seeds and five spice powder

 

*NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION/$90.00/BYOB: (masques and beads encouraged)
Cajun shrimp and corn chowder
Fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and spicy bacon jam
Nola’s muffuletta sandwich with a variety of meats, cheese, and a pickled relish
Andouille sausage, chicken and shrimp jambalaya
Brennan’s famous Banana’s Foster flambeed in rum & banana liqueur over vanilla ice cream
You will decorate King cake cupcakes for you to take home

 

*VALENTINE DAY CELEBRATION/$90.00/BYOB:
Baked brie topped with a raspberry-rum-walnut topping  accompanied by crostini and apples
Honey roasted pear salad on Bibb lettuce with blue cheese (optional) and candied hazelnuts
Dried fruit stuffed pork loin topped with a cherry-cranberry compote
Duchess sweet potato (piped)
Honey-Balsamic glazed Brussel sprouts, figs, grapes & pancetta
Strawberries Arnaud (vanilla ice cream and sliced strawberries floating  in a ruby port and burgundy sauce topped with homemade whipped cream)

 

APPETIZERS AROUND THE WORLD/$85.00/BYOB:
Coconut shrimp with a sweet and spicy fig dipping sauce (China)
Spanakopita with lemon sauce (Greece)
Bruschetta topped with pesto, ricotta cream, roasted red peppers and a balsamic drizzle (Italy)
Flautas (fried meat filled tortillas) with an avocado cream
Corn fritters topped with a spicy cucumber peanut salsa (Thailand)

 

ARGENTINIAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Proveleta (grilled provolone on Tuscan bread topped with chorizo, arugula salad & fried egg)
Grilled sirloin steak and  chicken skewers  topped with chimichurri
Grilled seasonal vegetables
Roasted potato wedges served with a smoked paprika, black pepper & lemon dressing
Dulce de leche bread pudding with ice cream

 

 

BRUNCH,  LUNCH or  DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Bellini cocktail
Yogurt crème brulee with granola and berries
Croque Madame (grilled ham and cheese sandwich topped with béchamel sauce and a fried egg)
Side of asparagus
Citrus segments sprinkled with mint sugar
Blueberry lemon crepes in a brown butter sauce for dessert

 

*YOUR JUST DESSERT!/$85.00/BYOB: (salad and sandwich will be served….bring a few containers to take home goodies)
Yukon Gold Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese frosting
Apple Dumplings
Coconut Cream Tarts
Chocolate raspberry torte
Salted caramel molten lava cakes (this dessert will be served with lunch)

 

DIM SUM FAVORITES/$85.00/BYOB:
Shrimp & pork egg rolls with spicy apricot sauce
Crab rangoons with blackberry ginger sauce
Chicken dumplings with a lime cilantro sauce
Fried seafood and mango spring rolls with a sweet & spicy sauce
Baked pork bao buns

 

FRENCH DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
French onion soup with croutons smothered in gruyere cheese
Mild blue cheese soufflé topped with a fig compote over a French greens & herb salad
Provencal beef stew (red wine, rosemary, onions, carrots, porcini mushrooms & pancetta) served over homemade pappardelle 
Crepe Suzettes flambeed in a Grand Marnier orange butter sauce and topped with vanilla ice cream

 

GERMAN/$85.00/BYOB:
Krautstrudel in phyllo topped with creamy mustard sauce
Red cabbage
Spätzle
Pork schnitzel with lemon wedges
Bee sting cake (light and airy cake filled with custard and topped with sugared almonds

 

 

HAWAIIAN DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Poke (ahi tuna) with avocado mousse and citrus pico piled on crunchy wonton wrappers
Hawaiian grilled chicken
Mixed green salad with macadamia nuts, bacon and pineapple vinaigrette
Coconut rice stir fry with ginger, ham, eggs, pineapple and scallions
Pineapple cheesecake bars with a buttery coconut topping

 

KOREAN DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Shrimp and udon noodle soup
Mandu (dumplings)
Scallion pancakes with dipping sauce
Bimimbap (mixture of pork, veggies, rice and hot sauce in a bowl topped with a fried egg)

 

MEXICAN FAVORITES/$80.00/BYOB:
Crazy nachos supreme
Jalapeno popper empanadas with a lemon aioli
Chipotle pepper grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers and avocado dipping sauce
Tamale pie
Churros and Mexican hot chocolate

 

PASTA GRANNIES/$85.00/BYOB:
Pici with tomato almond pesto
Roasted butternut squash salad with apples, grapes, candied hazelnuts and a balsamic dressing
Alla Familia Restaurant’s Bolognese sauce over fettuccini
Cheese ravioli with a creamy Meyer lemon sauce & pistachios
Cavatelli in a wild mushroom sauce

 

*PIZZA, PASTRY & LIMONCELLO/$85.00/BYOB:
Mini calzones filled with hot sausage, ricotta & provolone cheese
Caesar salad from scratch and homemade croutons
Meat lover’s pizza with red sauce and mozzarella
Pizza with goat cheese, fig jam sliced pears, prosciutto and then topped with an arugula salad
Pizza with ricotta sauce, caramelized onions, thinly sliced pancetta and a sprinkling of rosemary
Warm grape cake for dessert
Bring 2 1/2 cups “cheap” vodka (per person) in a glass jar and we’ll make limoncello

 

SOUTHERN COOKIN’/$80.00/BYOB:
Hush puppies with homemade tomato jam
Nashville hot chicken sandwiches
Fried pickles with ranch dressing
Seven layer salad
Tequila spiked fried peach hand pies with ice cream

 

TAPAS OF MADRID/$85.00/BYOB:
Hot olives and marinated Manchego cheese
Mussels of Madrid with a green sauce
Goat cheese croquettes with spiced membrillo (quince) sauce
Shrimp fritters with a piquillo (sweet red peppers) pesto
Roasted cauliflower with capers & raisins
Flank steak on crostini topped with goat cheese & chutney
Crema Catalan (Spanish version of creme brulee)

 

THAI DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Kao soi (Chiang Mai chicken curry noodle soup)
Fried pork spring rolls with a plum sauce
Thai winter salad with grapefruit, cashews, napa cabbage, basil and crispy fried onions
Shrimp & pineapple red curry with peas and red peppers over Jasmine rice

 

THAI & VIETNAMESE FAVORITES/$80.00/BYOB:
Chicken Pho with rice noodles, herbs and chilies
Pork Banh mi sandwich with Asian mayo, pear slaw, a variety of herbs and cucumbers on grilled bread
Shrimp Pad Thai
Sticky rice with mangoes

 

TUSCAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Pasta e fagioli
Italian mixed greens with olives, artichokes and frico chips (Parmesan crisps)
Roasted Tuscan Meyer lemon chicken over croutons
Baked zucchini and pancetta casserole
Upside down semolina blood orange cake for dessert
Sip of limoncello