Menu

Spring and Summer Inspired Menu Items from Chef for Hire LLC

 

Call your friends! Time have a party. We are ready to feed you this spring and summer!

Appetizers:


Tempura rock shrimp with sriracha garlic mayo (can be made vegetarian with vegetable)
Antipasto plate with mixed cheeses and meats, olives and crusty bread

Shrimp, spicy capicola and goat cheese turnovers
Spicy chilled gazpacho soup shot with avocado crema
Summer sweet pea  soup with mint with cashew cream

Tomato and fennel soup shot with parmesan cracker

Goat cheese filled dates wrapped in bacon (can be done without bacon too) dusted with pistachio

Curried deviled eggs with fig

Mini cucumber sandwiches with dill and red onion 

Pork and ginger dumplings with chili spiked plum sauce

Skewered beef kabob with creamy garlic tahini sauce

Grilled vegetable platter with summer squash, eggplant, colored peppers, zucchini, asparagus with balsamic dressing

Thai corn fritters with mango sweet chili sauce

Parisian flat bread with caramelized onions, roasted garlic, rosemary and Kalamata olives

Honey dipped pork bites with toasted cashews

Native tomato bruschetta with fresh mozzarella and basil

Arugula with Asiago cheese wrapped with prosciutto

Cajun inspired mini crab cakes with spicy remoulade

Shrimp three ways with three sauces

Pesto scallops wrapped with bacon

Indonesian coconut chicken skewers with cucumber sauce

Salads:


Arugula salad with shaved parmesan dry cured olives with polenta croutons grilled lemons and olive oil
Mixed baby green with apricots, candied pecans and asiago with apricot vinaigrette
Grilled radicchio salad with grilled pears and walnuts soft farmers cheese sherry mustard vinaigrette
Spinach salad topped with Boursin stuffed Portobello with fig reduction and truffle oil
Strawberry spinach salad with red onions, toasted pine nuts and feta with orange poppy seed dressing
All American mixed greens with carrots, red cabbage, colored peppers, cucumbers, red onions with avocado ranch dressing

Wedge cobb salad with romaine lettuce, bacon crumbles, radishes, avocado, cherry tomatoes with buttermilk ranch dressing

 

Entrées:


(All entrees can be paired up with a vegetable of your choosing)
Petite Filet of beef with bourbon Gorgonzola butter, roasted baby new potatoes
Slow roasted Latin style fresh pork shoulder with spicy citrus cilantro sauce
Coffee crusted New York strip with brandied peppercorn sauce

Chili marinated flank steak with chimichurri sauce
Thai spiced sea bass with curried coconut cream with scented basmati rice

Pan seared steel head trout with maple wasabi crust
Stuffed Portobello mushroom with herbed Boursin cheese sautéed Swiss chard and navy beans

Pan seared halibut with Tarragon butter and white wine sauce
Pan roasted Atlantic cod w/ eggplant caponata over herbed orzo or quinoa
Pink pepper crusted sea bass with saffron and tomato cream

Wild mushrooms with creamy pappardelle pasta and Pecorino Romano
Grilled vegetable and Asiago puff pastry strudel with wilted baby kale and sunflower seeds
Sesame crusted chicken with spicy sweet chili apricot sauce
 Pan seared Stonington sea scallops and/or Cajun shrimp with cheesy corn grits spicy red pepper coulis

Red curry chicken with mango sauce and pineapple fried rice

Lemon and herb chicken with blistered grape tomatoes, white wine and caper berries
Spanakopita: Spinach walnut and feta phyllo turnover

 

Vegetables:


 Sautéed summer vegetable medley with fresh herbs
Casablanca carrots with coriander and cumin
Layered squashes, peppers and eggplant Napoleon with garlic oil and parmesan
Confetti spaghetti squash with pesto and diced colored peppers
Wilted swiss chard with roasted garlic 
Grilled sweet potatoes smoked paprika
Sautéed garlic string beans with sesame and sunflower seeds
Roasted new  potatoes  with fresh herbs
Sautéed asparagus with garlic and lemon
Roasted garlic whipped potatoes

 

Desserts:


Flourless chocolate cake raspberry coulis
Lemon poppy seed cheese cake with fresh berries 
Plum torte with fresh whipped cream

Dark chocolate pudding cake with salted caramel drizzle

Cherry vanilla marscapone cheese cake with chocolate crust
Caramel peach pecan tarts with vanilla gelato
Lemon ricotta pound cake with fresh strawberries and n
Almond and orange semi-freddo ice cream with chocolate wafer
Three berry crisp with vanilla ice cream

Need a fancy Cake?  I got have a baker for that, just ask!

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