#ChefElVel

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  • Choose a date and make your own menu from below or choose one of our themed dinner party menus

  • Invite 6-20 of your best friends

  • We shop and prep and arrive at your house one hour before your guests arrive to set up

  • I will cook, serve and make sure kitchen is as clean as we found it, additional charge for server and dishwasher

  • We will be at your house a total of 3-4 hours depending on the menu

  • Pricing $90 per person + hourly charge for chef, assistant and dishwasher, if needed. 

Dinner Parties

Hors D'oeuvres
(PLEASE CHOOSE TWO)
  • Tuna Tartare on potato chips (GF, DF)

  • Mini Cheeseburgers (*GF, *DF)

  • Pulled pork sliders (*GF, *DF)

  • Mini crabcakes (DF)

  • Honey-chipotle glazed pork tenderloin with pickled onions on crostini (*GF, DF)

  • Truffled popcorn (GF, DF, V, VG)

  • Shrimp ceviche on tortilla chip (GF, DF)

  • Mini wild mushroom tarts (V)

  • Mini Lobster rolls (DF, $3 sup pp)

  • Greek chicken skewers with tatziki (GF, *DF)

  • Gruyere gougeres

  • Mac and cheese cups (V)

  • Sared tuna on cucumbers with Japanese sauce (GF, DF)

  • BLT crostini

  • Chicken sates with peanut sauce (GF, DF)

  • Minted lamb burgers with yogurt sauce (*GF, *DF

  • Pesto shrimp skewers (GF, DF)

  • Bruschetta with fresh mozzarella (V)

  • Guacamole with chips (GF, DF, V, VG)

  • Caponata with crostini (DF, V, VG)

  • Deviled eggs (GF, DF, V)

  • Smoked salmon puffs

  • Gazpacho shots GF, DF, V, VG)

  • Potato leek soup shots (GF, DF, V, VG)

  • Fig and olive tapenade with goat cheese crostini (VG, V)

  • Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with vinaigrette (GF, DF)

  • Crudite platter with hummus

  • Cheese platter

Soup, Salad  & Pasta
(PLEASE CHOOSE TWO)
  • Roasted garlic Caesar salad (*GF, V)

  • Baby Arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette and shaved parmesan (GF, *DF, V)

  • Beet Salad with arugula, goat cheese and lemon-mustard vinaigrette (GF, *DF, V)

  • Mesclun salad with strawberries, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette (GF, *DF, V)

  • Mesclun, shrimp, orange supremes and spiced pistachios (GF, DF, V)

  • Mesclun with blue cheese, candied walnuts, pears and shallot vinaigrette (GF, *DF, V)

  • Caesar salad (GF)

  • Crabcakes over mesclun with Old Bay mustard vinaigrette (DF)

  • Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and olives with a lemon caper vinaigrette (GF, *DF)

  • Wild mushroom soup with creme fraiche and chives (GF, V)

  • Potato-leek soup with bacon and chives (GF, DF)

  • Roasted butternut squash soup with ginger and crispy pancetta (GF, DF)

  • Curried lentil soup with lemon (GF, DF, V, VG)

  • New England clam chowder (*GF)

  • Pasta with roasted tomato sauce and shrimp

  • Pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe

  • Linguini with clam sauce

  • Bolognese with paparadelle

  • Pesto pasta with shredded chicken

Entrees
(PLEASE CHOOSE ONE)
  • Beef tenderloin with red wine reduction, gruyere potato au gratin and sauteed spinach with shallots (*GF, $5 supplemental pp)

  • Beef Bourgignon with risotto cakes

  • Grilled strip steaks with garlic-herb butter, potato gratin

  • Crispy skin wild salmon with rice and sauteed Asian vegetables (*GF, DF)

  • Roasted cod with ratatouille (GF, DF)

  • Prosciutto wrapped sea bass with lemon caper sauce over smokey bean ragout (GF, *DF, $5 supplemental pp)

  • Pan seared halibut over mushroom risotto and mushroom broth (GF, $5 supplemental pp)

  • Crispy skinned salmon with sauteed kale and chic peas with caper vinaigrette (GF)

  • Coq au Vin with carrots, mushrooms and pearl onions over mashed potatoes (*GF)

  • Thick cut grilled pork chops with apple marmalade, braised kale and sour cream mashed potatoes (GF)

  • risotto and sauteed spinach (GF)

  • Vegetarian stuffed peppers with marinara sauce (GF, DF)

  • Vegetarian manicotti with marinara sauce and veggie (V)

  • Vegan sauteed kale with chic peas and lemon caper viaigrette, roasted cumin carrots and roasted cauliflower (GF, V, VG, DF)

Desserts
(PLEASE CHOOSE ONE)
  • Flourless chocolate cake with raspberry coulis (GF)

  • Chocolate cherry bread pudding with vanilla creme anglaise

  • Cinnamon-chocolate chunk skillet cookie

  • Apple tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream

  • Warm cocoa pudding with candied pecans

  • Individual chocolate cakes with ice cream

  • Mixed berry crumble with oats and almonds (*GF, *DF)

  • Carrot cake (*GF, *DF)

  • Black forest cake

  • Salted chocolate caramel tart

  • Warm chocolate chip cookies

  • Raspberry cheesecake jars

  • Mixed berries with creme anglaise (GF)

IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE AND WANT MORE THAN THE REQUESTED AMOUNT OR WANT TO ADD A COURSE, WE'D BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU A CUSTOMIZED MENU AND QUOTE.

GF=GLUTEN FREE

DF=DAIRY FREE

V=VEGETARIAN

VG=VEGAN

* MEANS CAN BE MADE THAT WAY AND THERE MAY BE AN UPCHARGE.