02, Mar, 2024
Menus for Private Parties/Corporate Events of 6-10 People

Menus for Private Parties/Corporate Events of 6-10 People


Most  hands-on classes/dinners are 3  hours long with a few 4-hour classes.  All safety and sanitation measures are in place. All that we ask is please do not come if you have any Covid symptoms or have been near someone who has tested positive/has Covid. Masks required if you are not vaccinated. 

The private party scenario has become extremely popular in these uncertain times and will always be available. If you need a weekend party date we suggest registering as soon as possible.  We book 3-4 months in advance!

IF interested  in our “hands-on ” classes 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!

GIFT CERTIFICATES ALWAYS AVAILABLE….CALL 412-362-0679

OUR 2024  CULINARY EXCURSION (begins August 22)  to Italy is SOLD OUT!!!

 

MENU OPTIONS FOR PRIVATE  PARTIES/ CORPORATE EVENTS FOR MARCH, 2024   ….Working on April-June now.

Price is per person and does not include my assistant’s gratuity.

 

1.  AMALFI COAST DINNER/$100/BYOB 6-8 people only/ 4 hour class
Cacio e pepe appetizer (pasta in Parmesan and black pepper sauce)
Mixed greens and herb salad with artichokes , olives, cucumbers and Frico chips (Parmesan crisps)
Southern Italian Style short ribs braised in a spicy red wine sauce with onions, fennel, raisins, cloves, orange zest & parsley
Homemade focaccia for mopping up the sauce
Individual chocolate hazelnut tart with gelato
Sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

2.  AMALFI COAST DINNER/$90/BYOB
Citrus segments over arugula topped with fennel, candied hazelnuts and a balsamic dressing
Breaded chicken cutlets covered with a decadent  fresh cherry tomato vodka cream sauce over homemade fettuccine
Vanilla panna cotta topped with mixed berries in a red wine and black pepper sauce
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

 

3.  AMALFI COAST DINNER/ $95/BYOB
Fried calamari with lemon aioli
Grilled pear half over an arugula and prosciutto salad  topped with burrata and a balsamic drizzle
Creamy rosy chicken piccata over homemade fettuccine
Lemon mousse and delicious almond cookies for dessert
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

4.  AMALFI COAST DINNER/$95/BYOB
Appetizer of ricotta dumplings in a lemon sauce topped with pistachios
Salad of arugula, tomatoes, oranges, fennel and olives
Braciole (sirloin steak rolls) stuffed with cheese, roasted red peppers, basil and pine nuts then braised in a flavorful red sauce and served over cheesy polenta
Kahlua brownie tiramisu
Sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

 

CAJUN-CREOLE DINNER/$90/BYOB
Fried green tomatoes with bacon jam and  pimento cheese
Shrimp and grits  hush puppies
Andouille sausage, chicken and shrimp jambalaya with rice
Fried beignets dusted with powdered sugar accompanied by nutella dipping sauce

 

1.  CHINESE DINNER/$90/BYOB
Wonton soup made with homemade wontons
Honey hoisin BBQ ribs
Scallion pancakes with a spicy sauce
Ground beef ramen noodle bowl with a soy hoisin sauce, baby corn, water chestnuts, scallions, snap peas and topped with sesame seeds, chopped peanuts and red chile flakes and cilantro
Plum tea will be served

 

2.  CHINESE DINNER/$95/BYOB
Hot and sour soup
Rice paper spring rolls filled with buckwheat noodles, a variety of vegetables and served with a lime cilantro sauce
General Tso shrimp with white rice and  steamed broccoli
Kung Pao pork with red and green sweet peppers, water chestnuts and baby corn in a flavorful and spicy brown sauce
Plum tea will be served

 

 

3.  CHINESE DINNER/$95/BYOB
Egg drop soup
Pork potstickers with a spicy dipping sauce
Lemon chicken served over a bed of lettuce and  garnished with crispy rice sticks
Shrimp fried rice with pineapple, onions, water chestnuts, golden raisins, scallions, peanuts, chilies and sprouts
Deep fried banana-mango dessert rolls with ice cream
Plum tea will be served

 

CHINESE DIM SUM/$95/BYOB
Tomato and shrimp sizzling rice soup
Shrimp swallows with a cherry lemon sauce
Mu shu pork and vegetables wrapped in a pancake spread with hoisin sauce
Steamed chicken dumplings with a lime cilantro sauce
Crab rangoons with a blackberry sauce
Plum tea will be served

 

1  DATE NIGHT DINING/$95/BYOB…….CELEBRATION DINNER
Spinach and arugula salad with pears, prosciutto, and walnuts
Bone in pork roast au jus with roasted apples and potatoes
Rainbow carrots  garnished with honey, pickled chilies, parsley, golden raisins, goat cheese and pistachios
Pineapple upside down carrot cake topped with a rum pecan sauce

 

2.  DATE NIGHT DINING/$90/BYOB…..ASIAN DINNER
Egg drop soup
Crab rangoons  dipped in a fig ginger sauce
Sesame crusted tuna over a warm peanut noodle salad
Peanut noodle salad consists of  wheat noodles, rainbow bell peppers, scallions, carrots and sprouts with a peanut sauce
Banana mango and peanut dessert roll fried and topped with chocolate sauce

 

3.  DATE NIGHT DINING/$95/BYOB…..ITALIAN DINNER
Eggplant rollatini stuffed with a ricotta filling smothered in a red sauce and bubbly mozzarella cheese
Beef Milanese (pounded, breaded and fried) topped with a salad of radicchio, arugula, fennel, parsley and a lemon vinaigrette
Homemade grilled focaccia spread with whipped ricotta,  sea salt and fresh herbs
Olive oil cake with gelato
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

4.  DATE NIGHT DINING/$95/BYOB…..WINTER  DINNER
Roasted tomato bisque with Sambuca
Porterhouse pork chops (reverse seared method) then browned in a skillet with butter and herbs
Roasted sweet potato casserole with pecan streusel
Side salad of arugula and oranges with a fig bacon dressing
Apple strudel topped with ice cream and a cider sauce

 

 

5.  DATE NIGHT DINING/$95.00/…..ITALIAN 
Beans and greens
Caesar salad from scratch with warm croutons
Pomegranate molasses beef short ribs
Short ribs served with a cheesy polenta
Hazelnut and chocolate tart with a shortbread crust served with gelato
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

 

1. FRENCH DINNER/$95/BYOB
Salad of mixed greens, a wedge of warm brie. sliced apples, pistachios,  and a dressing of honey and a balsamic drizzle plus grilled baguette slices
Beef bourguignon (stew) with carrots, onions and bacon lardons braised in a red wine sauce
The stew will be served over homemade pappardelle and garnished with gruyere cheese and parsley
Flambeed crepe suzettes with ice cream

 

 

2. FRENCH DINNER/$95/BYOB
Mussels Normandy style (cooked in a brandy cream sauce with apples, mushrooms and bacon) and accompanied by charred baguette slices
Grilled lamb chops marinated in a paste of garlic, rosemary and orange zest then served with charred orange halves and smoldering rosemary branches
Lamb chops will have a side salad of mixed greens, herbs, citrus segments with a balsamic drizzle
Lemon  creme brulee garnished with blackberries

 

 

3.  FRENCH DINNER/$95/BYOB
French onion soup with gruyere croutons
Pork tenderloin medallions and sauteed pears in a pear brandy sauce
Duchess potatoes piped in a mound and a spinach roulade
Apple tarte tatin (French apple pie)

 

 

GERMAN DINNER/$95/BYOB
Potato pancakes with sour cream and homemade applesauce
Weiner schnitzel (veal) a la Holstein in a caper sauce topped with a fried egg (optional)
Warm German potato salad and braised red cabbage
Black Forest brownie  topped with kirsch cherry sauce and whipped cream

 

GERMAN DINNER/$95/BYOB
Homemade Bavarian pretzels with a sweet mustard sauce
Wilted lettuce salad with a hot bacon dressing
Pork roast with knodels (potato stuffing balls with au jus)
Homemade applesauce
A seasonal fruit kuchen for dessert

 

 

GREEK DINNER/$95/BYOB
Avgolemono (Greek lemon soup with orzo)
Appetizer of honey-thyme feta cheese dredged in Panko, fried and served with roasted cherry tomatoes. Kalamata olives & grilled crostini
Traditional Greek  salad with tomatoes, feta, green peppers, kalamata olives and a Greek vinaigrette
Moussaka casserole made with ground beef and topped with a thick bechamel sauce
Homemade baklava

 

HUNGARIAN DINNER/$90/BYOB
Hungarian mushroom soup
Chicken paprikash over homemade dumplings
Cucumbers in sour cream
Cherry strudel made with phyllo dough and served warm with vanilla ice cream

 

INDIAN DINNER/$95/BYOB
Turkey Kathi rolls with a date & mint sauce
Butter chicken with pilau rice with mixed nuts
Homemade naan
Tomato and date chutney and cucumber riata
Kheer (rice pudding) for dessert
Chai tea will be served

 

 

KOREAN FAVORITES/$90/BYOB
Pork and Kimchi dumplings with dipping sauce
Fried beef spring rolls with dipping sauce
Scallion and kimchi pancakes spread with a spicy fruit sauce
Bibimbap (rice, chicken and vegetables in a bowl topped with a gochujang sauce and fried egg)

 

 

 

MOROCCAN DINNER/$90/ BYOB
Beef shish kabobs, grilled and served in a pita  pocket and garnished with a fresh tomato salsa
Chicken tagine with pears and cinnamon
Couscous with  preserved lemon, olives and herbs
Kanafeh   (phyllo dessert filled with pastry cream) topped with almonds and garnished with seasonal berries
Mint tea and Moroccan coffee

 

 

 

MOROCCAN DINNER/$95/BYOB
B’stilla (sweet cinnamon and chicken tart) encased in phyllo dough
Green olive and ruby grapefruit salad
Fresanjan  (Chicken in a pomegranate walnut sauce) served with lemon couscous with pine nuts
Moroccan style coconut cookies
Mint tea and Moroccan coffee will be served

 

PIE AND TART CLASS/ $100.00/limited to 6 people/ 4 hr. class
All pie crusts, tart shells, fillings and toppings will be made from scratch
Mile high lemon meringue tarts in a hazelnut crust
Key lime pie with a graham cracker crust
Cherry pie made with  a lattice crust using the famous 3-2-1 crust
Southern bourbon pecan pie made with a famous 3-2-1 crust
Apple crostata (free form pie) with a sweet crostata dough
Lunch will be creamy tomato basil soup with grilled cheese, bacon and apple sandwich plus a sampling of the goodies for dessert
Please bring containers to take home your slices of pies and tarts

 

 

1.  PASTA GRANNIES/$85/BYOB …..limited to 8 participants
Ricotta cavatelli in a Marsala mushroom sauce
Caesar salad with warm croutons
Pappardelle in A la Famiglia’s bolognese sauce (meat sauce)
Potato gnocchi in a basil pesto sauce
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

2.  PASTA GRANNIES ($85/BYOB)…..limited to 8 participants
Pici (hand rolled spaghetti) with pancetta, figs and rosemary
Panzanella salad with rainbow colored sweet peppers, tomatoes, fennel, cucumber, olives , capers and warm croutons in a vinaigrette
Butternut squash ravioli in a brown butter sage sauce
Fettuccine in vodka sauce with  homemade meatballs
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

3.  PASTA GRANNIES/$90/BYOB…..limited to 8 participants
Homemade farfalle (bow ties) in a lemon cream sauce topped with lemon slices and pistachios
Ricotta manicotti made with crepes smothered in a tomato butter sauce and topped with a béchamel (white sauce)
Salad of mixed greens, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, raisins,  pancetta and candied walnuts in a vinaigrette with blue cheese crumbles (optional) plus a balsamic drizzle
Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

4.  PASTA GRANNIES/$90/BYOB…..limited to 8 participants
Raviolo (extra large ravioli stuffed with ricotta and a whole egg yolk) served in a brown butter sage sauce
Lasagna with ground beef, ricotta cheese and pepperoni in a tomato sauce topped with bechamel sauce
Antipasti salad  with a variety of meat, cheese, tomatoes, beans and sugared walnuts
Fettuccine carbonara (pancetta, eggs and black pepper)
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

POLISH FAVORITES/$100/BYOB ...This is a 4 hour class with maximum of 6 people
Porcini mushroom soup
Homemade perogies filled with cheese, onions, potatoes and sauerkraut
Stuffed cabbage with red sauce
Haluski (cabbage and noodles)
Please bring a few small containers to take home some goodies

 

 

TAPAS & PAELLA CLASS/$100/BYOB
Warm olives and marinated Manchego cheese
Flank steak, goat cheese & chutney on crostini
Manchego croquettes with quince sauce
Roasted Sweet onions sprinkled with Cabrales/Gorgonzola cheese, chives and a balsamic drizzle
Stuffed Medjool dates in a piquillo pepper sauce
Paella with chicken, chorizo, shrimp and mussels in a flavorful saffron  rice

 

 

1.  THAI DINNER/$90/BYOB
Tom Kha Gai soup (chicken, mushrooms and coconut milk)
Thai grapefruit salad with shrimp, coconut, cucumber, chilies, scallions and herbs
Pork fried spring rolls with a spicy cherry sauce
Red curry chicken with root vegetables (butternut squash, yams and carrots) served over jasmine rice
Lemongrass tea will be served

 

2.  THAI DINNER/$90/BYOB
Tom yum spicy shrimp soup
Pork sates over an Asian pear salad
Spicy red curry ramen bowls (chicken, mushrooms, chilies, ginger,ramen noodles, baby bok choy, peanuts, basil and lime wedges)
Lemongrass tea will be served

 

 

3.  THAI DINNER/$90/BYOB
Bang, bang, shrimp in a lettuce cup
Lemongrass salad with nuts, Napa cabbage, fried coconut, green beans, chilies and a lemongrass dressing
Chiang Mai sweet corn fritters with a cucumber-shallot and peanut relish
Red curry pork with bok choy, chilies, green beans, onions and herbs
Lemongrass tea will be served

 

 

4.  THAI DINNER/$95/BYOB
Green curry and lemongrass mussels/shrimp in a coconut chili broth with tomatoes, basil and grilled crostini
Pesto salmon topped with a sweet, sour, and spicy cherry sauce
Green mango salad with sprouts, nuts, chilies and basil
Pineapple fried rice with fried shallots cashews, eggs, scallions, chilies and grapes/currants
Lemongrass tea will be served

 

 

5.  THAI DINNER/$90/BYOB
Tom yum soup with shrimp
Beef sates with peanut sauce
Larb salad with ground chicken and green beans served with Bibb lettuce leaves and topped with cucumbers and pineapple
Green curry with pork, Thai eggplants, chilies, peas, bok choy, red peppers and bamboo shoots over jasmine rice

 

THAI & VIETNAMESE fAVORITES/$95/BYOB
Pho with chicken, rice noodles, chilies and a variety of herbs
Thai fried  pork spring rolls with a spicy sauce
Bahn mi lemongrass beef sandwich  with Asian mayo, pickled carrots and pears, cucumbers, and a variety of herbs
Green curry with cod, roasted peanuts and fruit over jasmine rice

 

1.  TUSCAN DINNER/$95.00/BYOB
Escarole, cannellini beans and sausage soup
Grilled veal chop caponata (mixture of artichokes, olives, tomatoes, pine nuts, raisins and celery in a sweet and sour sauce)
Veal chop served with sea salt and rosemary focaccia (homemade) and a spicy ricotta mascarpone dip
Olive oil cake and gelato for dessert
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

 

 2.  TUSCAN DINNER/$95/BYOB
Piada (street sandwich) grilled homemade dough stuffed with prosciutto, basil pesto,  provolone cheese, roasted red peppers  and salami
Mixed greens, artichokes and olive salad with Parmesan crisps
Milanese chicken with a sage lemon butter sauce an a side of  homemade cheese ravioli
Vanilla zabaglione with brandied cherries
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

 

3.  TUSCAN DINNER/$95/BYOB
Beans and greens
Radicchio and pear salad  tossed with a honey basil vinaigrette and garnished  with crispy pancetta
Tuscan pot roast in a San Marzano Calabrian chili  sauce with root vegetables and a garnished of gremolata and served over homemade ricotta cavatelli
Salted caramel affogato (coffee with ice cream) and homemade cantucci (biscotti with almonds and hazelnuts) for dessert
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

4.  TUSCAN DINNER/$95/BYOB
Lasagna soup
Panzanella salad with homemade croutons, tri colored sweet bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, fennel, olives and a delicious vinaigrette
Homemade cannelloni made with a meat filling rolled in homemade crepes and baked with a red , white, and basil sauce
Lemon mousse with delicious almond cookies for dessert
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

VIETNAMESE DINNER /$90.00/BYOB
Fisherman’s soup (sweet and sour shrimp and pineapple soup) with tomatoes, sprouts and chilies
Green papaya salad (might have to substitute green mango) with scallions, carrots, mint, basil, sprouts and crushed peanuts
Cha goi (finger size fried pork spring rolls) served with nuoc cham dipping sauce
Banh mi rice bowl (Vietnamese flavored ground beef over lemongrass-coconut rice with a cucumber herb salad topped with avocado, pickled carrots and jalapenos, sesame seeds and peanuts
Warm Vietnamese coffee will be served with condensed milk and a cinnamon stick

 

VIETNAMESE DINNER/$95/BYOB
Beef pho (beef and rice noodle soup with herbs, chilies, sprouts and a flavorful broth
Crispy shrimp fingers with fresh herbs and rolled in a lettuce leaf and served with nuoc Cham dipping sauce
Vietnamese caramelized chicken with red and green  sweet peppers, scallions, peanuts plus a cilantro garnish served over jasmine rice
Sweet gingered rice garnished with peanuts, coconut and mango
Warm Vietnamese coffee will be served

 

MENU SELECTIONS FOR PRIVATE & CORPORATE PARTIES FROM APRIL – JUNE, 2024

Prices are per person (no sales tax) but the price does not include my assistant’s gratuity.

 

AMALFI COAST DINNER/$90.00/BYOB
Caprese salad with tomatoes, burrata, blackberries, raspberries and a balsamic drizzle
Breaded chicken cutlets covered with a decadent  fresh cherry tomato vodka cream sauce over homemade fettuccine
Vanilla panna cotta topped with mixed berries in a red wine and black pepper sauce
A sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

 

AMALFI COAST DINNER/$100/BYOB 6-8 people only/ 4 hour class
Cacio e pepe appetizer (pasta in a Parmesan and black pepper sauce)
Mixed greens and herb salad with artichokes , olives, cucumbers and Frico chips with sopressata (Parmesan crisps)
Southern Italian Style short ribs braised in a spicy red wine sauce with onions, fennel, raisins, cloves, orange zest & parsley
Homemade  black pepper & rosemary focaccia for mopping up the sauce
Zabaglione (warm egg custard) with seasonal fruit
Sip of limoncello and the recipe

 

AMALFI COAST DINNER/$95/BYOB
Swordfish with a lemon caper sauce over  homemade ricotta cavatelli with basil pesto

 

 

 

AMALFI COAST DINNER/$90.00
Bruschetta with creamy ricotta, prosciutto, roasted grapes. arugula and topped with a balsamic syrup
Homemade meatloaf topped with provolone and a fresh cherry tomato sauce over polenta