27, Sep, 2020
Menu Options

Menu Options

PRIVATE PARTY MENU CHOICES FOR OCTOBER, 2020

                                                  (for 4-8 participants)

 

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 during our June through our September classes.

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!  And, you will not be eating out of Styrofoam take out containers!!

You deserve a night out!!!

Dorothy  412-362-0679  chopwoktalk@msn.com

 



I am currently working on the November-December schedule which will be complete in a few days.  There will be many new options as well as our cuisines from around the world.

New Options for November/December:  (scroll down past October for menus)

Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner in various countries
Holiday brunch class (effortless…all dishes prepared in advance)
Holiday open house buffet class (effortless…most 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)


OCTOBER MENU CHOICES:

AMALFI COAST DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Tomato & lemon tart with salad of mixed greens & herbs
Scallops in a honey-basil agro dolce sauce
Cheese ravioli drenched in a brown butter-poppy seed sauce
Cassatelle (sweet fried pastries with lemon ricotta filling)
Limoncello

 

AMERICAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Butternut squash soup topped with rum cream
Butter lettuce salad with pears, bacon, blue cheese, pumpernickel croutons and a white French dressing
Pecan crusted pork tenderloin topped with a maple bourbon mustard sauce & apple chutney
Sweet potato souffle
Blueberry pie with ice cream

 

APPETIZERS AROUND THE WORLD/$80.00/BYOB:
Proveletta (Argentina) toasted baguette with melted cheese, chorizo and then topped with an arugula salad and fried egg
Tomato feta pie (Greece)
Fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese & bacon jam (USA)
Street corn nachos (Mexico)

 

*ASIAN ART OF HAND-PULLED NOODLES, DUMPLING & BAO BUNS/$85.00/BYOB:
Student will learn to pull noodles, make dumpling wrappers and yeast buns
Cold Szechuan peanut noodles
Shanghai soup dumplings
Pork potstickers
Bao baked buns with pork and apricot filling

 

CHINESE DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Sizzling rice shrimp soup
Crab rangoons with blackberry ginger sauce
Orange chicken over shredded lettuce and topped with crispy puffed noodles
Mu shu pork wrapped in Mandarin pancakes
Teriyaki beef, red peppers and cucumbers over ginger rice

 

CAJUN-CREOLE FAVORITES/$80.00/BYOB:
Chicken & sausage gumbo over rice
Heirloom tomato salad topped with shrimp remoulade
Muffuletta sandwich on Italian bread with a variety of meat, cheese, pickled jardiniera & olive relish
Beignets stuffed with chocolate morsels, fried and dusted with powdered sugar

 

DIM SUM FAVORITES/$80.00/BYOB:
Shrimp & pork egg rolls with spicy apricot sauce
Crab rangoons with blackberry ginger sauce
Fresh banh mi beef spring rolls in rice papers stuffed with herbs, jalapenos, pickled carrots and a spicy dipping sauce
Scallion pancakes with dipping sauce
Steamed chicken dumplings with lime cilantro sauce

 

FRENCH DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Red pepper soup garnished with Sambuca cream
Beet & citrus salad topped with goat cheese and pistachios
Lamb chops crusted with basil and topped with lemon vinaigrette
Potatoes Anna with a side of asparagus
Lemon souffle

 

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:
Chicken tikka masala tacos in homemade naan wraps
Homemade naan
Butter chicken with pilau rice & mixed nuts
Pear chutney and cucumber & mint riata
Rice pudding with almonds, pistachios & mango for dessert

 

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

 

MEXICAN DINNER/$80.00/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)
Date & orange salad
T’faya chicken tagine topped with onion-raisin-cinnamon sauce over couscous
Kanafeh (phyllo custard dessert)
Moroccan coffee & mint tea

 

*OKTOBERFEST/$85.00/BYOB:
Krautstrudel in phyllo topped with creamy mustard sauce
Wilted lettuce salad with bacon
Bone-in pork roast with gravy
Potato dumplings & homemade applesauce
Pear-cranberry Linzer tart with eiskaffe (cold coffee with ice cream)

 

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
Green pizza with ricotta pesto sauce, zucchini, parmesan and topped with an arugula salad
Lemon tiramisu and a sip of limoncello
Bring 2 1/2 cups “cheap” vodka (per person) in a glass jar and we’ll make limoncello

 

SOUTHERN COOKIN’/$80.00/BYOB:
Cornbread cakes with a cinnamon-honey butter
Shrimp & grits
Seven layer salad
Homemade basil kissed key lime pie

 

TAPAS AND PAELLA/$85.00/BYOB:
Hot olive mixture and marinate 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/$85.00/BYOB:
Mussels cooked in a lemongrass coconut broth with crostini
Pesto salmon with a sweet & spicy sauce
Thai fried rice with pineapple, chilies & nuts
Green mango salad
Coconut flan topped with Thai banana sauce
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:
Pici (hand rolled spaghetti) with caramelized onions, breadcrumbs and a spicy white wine butter sauce
Italian salad of mixed greens, olives, tomatoes, salami and a honey balsamic dressing
Veal saltimbocca (veal, cheese, prosciutto and a marsala sauce)
Risotto with peas, asparagus & mascarpone cheese
Affagato (iced coffee with ice cream) and delicious Italian almond cookies
Sip of limoncello


NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER MENU CHOICES

 

SOUTHERN THANKSGIVING (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 THANKSGIVING/$85.00/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 /$95.00/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/$95.00/BYOB:
Baked brie in puff pastry topped with a fig jam, honey & rosemary and served with crostini and apple slices
Mixed green salad with fresh cranberries, sliced almonds, blue cheese and a cranberry vinaigrette
Rosemary-pistachio rack of lamb topped with a red grapes in a white wine sauce
Herbed haricot verte (thin green beans)
Gratin Dauphinois (thin sliced potatoes baked with butter and crème fraiche)
Poires Belle Helene (classic poached pear with chocolate sauce and ice cream)

 

HOLIDAY BRUNCH/$80.00/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

 

*OPEN HOUSE HOLIDAY BUFFET/$95.00/BYOB: (many of these items can be made in advance/ frozen or refrigerated for a couple of days)
Bourbon apple cider hot toddy
Butternut squash soup serve in mugs/cups
Slider buns with baked ham and cranberry chutney
Crostini spread with goat cheese, topped with a piece of flank steak, roasted red pepper strip and store bought chutney
Crustless  tomato-spinach- ricotta quiche (vegetarian)
Large holiday wreath with cranberries, almonds, and vanilla icing drizzle (edible holiday centerpiece)
Holiday shortbread bites
Rum panna cotta (custard) with a salted caramel sauce
Red velvet hot chocolate with marshmallow whipped cream
You will cook/assemble all items and ‘ feast ‘during this four hour class

 

*HOLIDAY BAKING WITH YEAST DOUGH: $90.00/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: $80.00/BYOB: (you will make and sample these goodies and 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
Sole with fennel, grapefruit and orange sauce
Homemade pasta with Parmesan cream sauce, peas & asparagus
Rum panna cotta topped with salted caramel sauce and chopped hazelnuts
Sip of limoncello

 

AMERICAN DINNER:/  $85.00/BYOB
Grilled romaine salad with tomatoes, bacon, crispy shallots and homemade white French dressing
Pull apart cheesy garlic bread
Pork tenderloin with pomegranate sauce
Caramelize acorn squash with sweet and spicy apples
S’mores tart with chocolate ice cream and bruleed marshmallows in a graham cracker crust

 

ARGENTINIAN DINNER/$85.00/BYOB:
Provoleta (grilled provolone on Tuscan bread topped with chorizo, arugula salad & fried egg
Grilled sirloin steak  topped with chimichurri
Grilled seasonal vegetables
Roasted potato wedges served with a smoked paprika, black pepper and lemon dressing
Crepes stuffed with fried cinnamon sugar bananas topped with ice cream and dulce de leche sauce

 

CHINESE DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Chinese honey hoisin ribs
Shanghai fried spring rolls with dipping sauce
Pork potstickers 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 prosciutto, peas and mushroom sauce
Fettuccine carbonara (eggs, cheese & Pancetta
Pici (hand rolled spaghetti) inan almond, jalapeno & Parmesan pesto
Cheese ravioli topped with homemade tomato sauce

 

PIZZA PASTRY & LIMONCELLO/$85.00/BYOB:
Hot sausage, ricotta and provolone calzones
Panzanells 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
Bring 2 1/2 cups (per person) of “cheap” vodka in a glass jar and we’ll make limoncello!

 

SOUTHWESTERN DINNER/$80.00/BYOB:
Spicy chili con queso with tortilla chips
Texas slaw
Coffee chipotle porterhouse pork chops
Corn pudding
Bacon cheddar biscuits
Texas pecan pie

 

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 coconut shrimp over jasmine rice
Lemongrass mint 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/$80.00/BYOB:
Wedding soup
Caesar salad with homemade dressing and warm croutons
braciole (stuffed steak with roasted peppers, boccocini, golden raisins, and pine nuts) braised in a tomato-wine sauce
Homemade focaccia with black pepper and rosemary
Cannoli tart with pistachio crust
A sip of limoncello

 

DONE….but have not had a chance to proofread and correct typos!