Cooking for Luv: Vegetarian + Vegan Cooking Lessons & Personal Chef Services in West LA
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Party Menus

Some Sample Party Menus

 
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Taste of Fall (Plated or Family Style)

Creamy Chestnut Soup with Apple Chips

Butternut Squash Polenta with Fennel “Sausage” and Caramelized Onions

Shaved Apple, Fennel, and Brussels Sprout Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette

Pumpkin Gingersnap Trifle

 

Italian Feast (Plated or Family Style)

Tuscan White Bean Soup with Kale Puree

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan with Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella, and Roasted Campari Tomatoes

Shredded Lacinato Kale Salad with Parmesan Crisps, Rosemary Blistered Almonds, and Lemon Vinaigrette

Mascarpone Tart with Rosemary Cornmeal Crust

 

Taco Night (Family Style)

Tortilla Soup Shooters

Taco Trio

Crispy Papas Tacos with Guacamole;  Fried Avocado Tacos with Chipotle Aioli and Pickled Onions; Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Pepita Sauce

Dippings

Salsa Verde & Mango Salsa with Tortilla Chips

Street Corn Cups

Roasted Corn, Cojita, Mayo, Chili, and Lime

Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

 

Vegetable Bounty (Plated or Family Style)

Chili Roasted Date, Almond, Apple, Farmhouse White Cheddar and Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Za’atar Roasted Chantenay Carrots with Feta Greek Yogurt Sauce

Tomato Tarts with White Wine Mustard Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

Quinoa Risotto with English Peas and Lemon Yogurt Parmesan Sauce

Blackberry Graham Tarts with Lemon Curd

 

Southern Belle (Family Style)

Corn and Black Eyed Pea Creole Succotash Salad

Stovetop “Bacon” and Chive White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese (Vegan Option Available and Delicious)

Long Stewed Green Beans with Red Bliss Potatoes

Southern Style Buttered Cornbread

Apple Cheddar Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

 

Pure Romance (Plated)

Roasted Beet and Ricotta Ravioli with Poppy Seed Brown Butter

Wild Mushroom Polenta Rounds with Goat Cheese Sauce and Asparagus Spears

Mache and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Midnight Bourbon Chocolate Mousse Pies

 

Tapas Night (Family Style)

Montaditos de Escalivada con Queso Cabra
(Pepper and Eggplant Toasts with Aged Goat Cheese)

Tortilla Española con Mojo Verde
(Spanish Omelette Bites with Herb Puree)

Papas Canarias con Aioli
(Salt Cured Wrinkled Baby Potatoes with Garlic Aioli)

Espárragos en Romesco
(Roasted Asparagus in Romesco Sauce)

Dátiles Rellenos con Almendras y Membrillo
(Manchego, Quince, and Almond Stuffed Dates Baked in Chili Oil)

 

Ladies (or Gents) Who Lunch (Family Style)

Assorted Tea Sandwiches

Egg Salad with Herb Crust on Soft White; Watercress, Radish and Salted Butter on Pumpernickle; Vegan Faux Gras Sourdough Toasts with Blossoms & Microgreens; Honeyed Ricotta Wheat Toasts with Roasted Grapes

Delicate Greens Salad

Mixed greens, seasonal produce, various accouterments

Mini Lemon Cakes

Bite Sized Lemon Zest Cakes with Macerated Berries

 

 

* Substitutions may be necessary based on seasonality and availability