© 2018 by Carly Hartman.

#ChefMelissa 

Tel: 818.665.6632  |  Email: chefmelissa7@gmail.com

 

Menus

Menu Suggestions – Plus…Plenty More!  Just know that I work with a variety of diets and allergies. Together we can plan the ideal menu for you, your family or event.   

Hors d’ Oeuvres  -  Appetizers

Ahi Tuna Tartare on Crisp Wontons

 

Spicy Tuna on Fried Rice Cakes

 

Ahi Tuna OR Wild Salmon Poke on Rice in Spoons

 

Smoked Salmon Tart w/Lemon Aioli & Caviar

 

Smoked Salmon Crostini w/Dill Cream, Capers,

Pickled Red Onion

 

Coconut Shrimp Skewers w/Lime-Cilantro Sauce

 

Poached Shrimp w/Gazpacho Soup Sips

 

Prawns in Lemon/Garlic Marinade Topped on

Crostini & Mixed Olive Tapenade

 

Grilled Shrimp Skewers w/Almond Pesto

 

Classic Crab Cakes w/Roasted Pablano Remoulade

Sauce

 

Itty Bitty Lobster Rolls w/Lemon

 

Lobster-Potato Petit Fours

Creamy Mushroom Tartlets

 

Wild Mushroom & Tomato Jam on Crostini

 

Button Mushroom Bites Stuffed w/Veggies & Herbs

 

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto & Mascarpone

Cheese-Balsamic Reduction

 

Garlic Rosemary Polenta w/Spinach & Brie

 

Eggplant Caponata in Puff Pastry Cups 

 

Brie, Brown Sugar & Grape Crostini

 

Mini Goat Cheese Quesadillas w/Sundried Tomato Jam

 

Cheesy Potato Pancakes w/Avocado Aioli 

 

Grilled Cheese Bites w/Roasted Tomato Soup Sips

Southern Fried Chicken Bites on Silver Dollar

 

Pancakes Drizzled w/Honey

 

Curry Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cups Or Endive Cups

 

Topped w/Cashews

 

Classic Chicken Satay Skewers w/ Peanut Sauce

 

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Cups

Flank Steak, Roasted Red Pepper & Feta on Focaccia 

Miso Glazed Beef in Lettuce Cups 

 

Grilled Fillet on Potato Rafts w/Arugula &

 

Horseradish Crème 

 

Spaghetti & Meatballs Bites

 

Short Rib Sliders w/Onion Ring

Kosher Beef Franks in Puff Pastry w/English Mustard

 

Monte Cristo Triangles

 

Lamb & Mint Pesto Lollipops

Seafood

Seared Salmon w/Avocado Puree w/ Tri-Color

 

Cauliflower Steaks and Black Rice 

Macadamia Crusted Sea Bass w/Mango Sauce,

 

Lemon Scented Basmati Rice, Sugar Snap Peas

 

Spice Crusted Ahi Tuna sliced on Soba Noodle,

 

Julienne Steamed Vegetables Drizzled with a Miso-

Ginger -Soy Glaze

 

Sole Meuniere w/Lemon Aioli, Angel Hair w/Herbs, Roasted Tomatoes

 

Swordfish w/Olives, Tomatoes & Capers, Shredded Napa Cabbage Salad, Vegetable/Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

 

Blackened Cod w/Pineapple Salsa, Vegetable Kabob, Farro Pilaf

 

Baked Halibut w/Green Sauce, Couscous w/Parsley & Shallots, Grilled Asparagus

Meat

 

N.Y Strip Steak w/Mushroom Ragout, Tomato-Basil Bread Pudding, Haricot Vert

 

Grilled Lamb Chops w/ Moroccan Spiced Jam, Bacon/Walnut Brussels Sprouts, Fingerling Potatoes

Spice Rubbed Fillet Mignon w/Shallot Demi-Glaze, Potatoes au Gratin,  Steamed Asparagus

 

Cabernet Braised Short Ribs, Potato/Celery Root Creamy Mash, Porcini Mushrooms & Maple Glazed Carrots

 

Porterhouse Steak w/Chunky Bleu Cheese Sauce & Crispy Onions, Potato Wedges, Sauteed Spinach

Pan Seared Veal w/Marsala & Fennel, Parmesan Gnocchi, Grilled Zucchini

Sample Dinner Menus

Poultry

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast w/Tarragon-Mustard Sauce, Mushroom-Parmesan Risotto, Petite Peas

 

Panko Crusted Chicken Breast w/Caper/Lemon/Wine Reduction, Seared Polenta Cakes w/Mozzarella & Sun-Dried Tomato Jam, Broccolini

 

Bone-In Pork Chops w/Stone Ground Mustard Cream Sauce, Pan Seared Apple & Pears, Potato Duchess, Eggplant w/Tomatoes, Capers & Feta

 

Tuscan Fried Chicken w/Lemon, Mustard Green Pesto Pasta, Broccoli

 

Sunday Roast Whole Chicken, Roasted Carrots, New Potatoes w/Parlsey

 

Chicken Stuffed Roulade w/White Sauce, Sauteed Zucchini & Corn, Garlic French Fries

Vegetarian

Tofu Rice Paper Roll-ups w/Peanut Sauce and Vegetable Stir-Fry 

 

Linguine w/Kale, Sage, & Walnut Pesto, Herbed Zucchini Cakes w/Roasted Tomato Jam

 

Roasted Cumin Butternut Squash & Parsnip w/Hummus Dressing, Farro Salad

 

Portobello Bruschetta w/Grilled Bell Pepper Sauce, Zucchini Boats

 

Swiss Chard, Ricotta & Porcini Filo Stacks, Roasted Herb Tomatoes

 

Veggie Curry Pies, Moroccan Pumpkin & Chickpea Salad

 
 
Sample Dessert Menu

Melissa’s Very Own Over -The -Top - Banana Sundae

Pear Tart

Apple Crisps 

Pecan Tart 

 

Brownies (many combinations)

 

Butternut Squash Pie

 

Rhubarb & Strawberry Galette

 

Double Chocolate Cake w/Orange Essence Ganache

 

Lemon Bars

Panna Cotta 

 

Bread Pudding or Chocolate Bread Pudding

 

Rainbow Mini Cakes w/White Frosting

 

Strawberry Short Cake 

 

Cakes with Fondant or Butter Cream Frosting

 

Peach Cobbler

 

Nutmeg Spiced Carrot Cake

 

Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

 

Brown Butter, Miso & Walnut Dark Chocolate

Blondies