Having a family reunion vacation? Let the Valley Gourmet do the cooking!
Special Dinner For Two...or A Few
Grilled Peach, Burrata & Watermelon Salad
Cajun Seasoned Crab Stuffed Dover Sole with Summer Succotash
Strawberry & Rhubarb Crumble Marscapone Whipped Cream & Candied Orange
Oysters Rockefeller with Zambuca
Filet Mignon with Shrimp and Pancetta Confetti, Truffled Risotto, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Pistachio Cups with Chocolate Espresso Mousse
Summer Vegetable Stuffed Pastry
Quinoa, Tarragon Zucchini Ribbons
Key Lime Napoleon with Blackberry Coulis
Cucumber, Kale & Pomegranate Salad
Macadamia Nut Encrusted Salmon with Sugar Snap Pea & Pearl Couscous
Port Poached Pear with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Cherry Reduction
Red Beet, Apple & Goat Cheese Napoleon with Balsamic Pearls
Duck Confit with Sweet Potato Hash & Huckleberry Sauce, Sauteed Kale
Mixed Berry Crumble with Marscapone Espuma
Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms
Cumin & Garlic Encrusted Rack of Lamb, Saffron, Leek & Garlic Cauliflower Mash, Seared Asparagus Tips
Baklava with Vanilla Bean Crema and Pomegranate Honey
** These can be offered from 2 to 12 people for a fine dining experience at home. Contact Chef Sue for additional menu options.**
A Family Affair
Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Cornish Hens with Avocado, Roasted Red Pepper, Melon & Mint Couscous Salad
Black Bean & Quinoa Burger with Pepper Jack Cheese & Tomatillo Chimichurri with Grilled Corn, Tomato, Cucumber & Arugula Salad
Key Lime Bar Bites
Roasted Vegetable & Chicken Pot Pie with Filo
Spaghetti Bolognese with Parmesan Crisps, Cherry Almond Biscotti & Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings
3 Cheese Orecchietti with Prosciutto & Leeks
Toffee Brittle Ice Cream Cakes
BBQ Chicken, Bacon, Smoked Mozzarella & Jalapeno Flatbread Pizza
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Turkey Sloppy Joes with Smoked Provolone on Pretzel Rolls, Bacon & Ranch Cole Slaw
Ice Cream Tacos
3 Cheese & Grilled Corn & Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado, Spanish Rice, Corn Bread
Chili Cinnamon Spiced Brownies
Watermelon & Tomato Gazpacho
Tuscan White Bean, Kale & Sausage Soup
Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup
Scallop, Bacon & Leek Chowder
Crab & Roasted Red Pepper Bisque
Chicken Vegetable & Egg Noodle Soup
** Meals can be prepped as Heat & Eat Prepared Dinners, or served. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options available. Contact Chef Sue for more menu options and family friendly meal ideas. **
Mix & Mingle
Crab & Saffron Stuffed Mushrooms
Crispy Prosciutto & Bruschetta Flatbreads
3 Cheese & Sausage Empanadas
Salmon & Dill Mousse Cucumber Cups
Grilled Corn, Jalapeno, Tomatillo Tortilla Rolls
Spicy Coconut Crab Cakes with Key Lime Dipping Sauce
5 Spiced Duck, Pear & Fig Pastry
Artisan Cheeses, Crackers, Fruits
Ahi Tuna with Rice Wrapped Grape Leaves, Cucumber and Sesame Wasabi Cream
Vegetable, Feta & Pesto Parcels
Seafood & Chive Beggars Purses
Herbed Goat Cheese & Almond Fritters
Brie Crostinis with Lavender Honey
Thai Beef & Veggie Noodles
Chorizo & Seafood Paella
Eggplant, Artichoke, Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Rigatoni
Chicken Marsala with Wild Mushrooms over Fusilli
Feta, Capers & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Red Pepper Cream Sauce
Pesto Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Black Olives
Kale, Spinach & Roasted Squash Salad
Caprese & Arugula Salad
Red & Gold Beet Salad with Kale & Pecans
Mesculin Greens with Pear, Walnuts & Gorganzola
Black Bean, Tomatillo & Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
**For variations of any of the menu items, contact Chef Sue for more menu options.**
Below are dishes that are oven-ready. Perfect for seniors, those rehabilitating after hospitals stays, or those who just don't want to cook! These can be tailored to be vegetarian, gluten-free. Ask for customized dishes too.
Teriyaki & Sesame Seed Salmon with Wild Rice and Zucchini & Squash Medley
Herbed Encrusted Cornish Hen with Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Brussel Sprouts
Savory Texas BBQ Meatloaf, Creamy Cheddar & Bacon Potato Mash & Blistered Green Beans
Chicken Penne, Artichokes, Red Peppers, Shaved Parmesan & Pesto
Thai Beef Noodles with Cauliflower, Carrots, Bell Peppers, Snow Peas
Turkey & Vegetable Pot Pie
Crab Stuffed Haddock with Wild Rice & Quinoa & Garlic - Lemon Asparagus
Chicken Marsala with Pappardelle Noodles, Asparagus Tips
5 Bean & Lentil Chili with Cornbread
Keeping fit and enjoying warm summer days can life one's spirits, and eating healthy keeps us motivated.
Seafood is a great healthy food choice, and one fish that I love is Chilean Sea Bass. If you can't get it, you can substitute haddock, sole, cod, even tilapia but you'll need to pay attention to cook time and it's color to ensure it doesn't get over cooked.
Click below for one of the most requested dishes:
Cajun Spiced Chilean Sea Bass over Succotash
Our family is renting for the week. How will you prepare meals at our vacation rental?
Cookware, utensils, and all food ingredients will be brought to your rental property. Meals can be prepared while you're out playing and have Heat & Eat Meals ready upon your return. Or if you'd rather, meals can be cooked and served to your family and friends. It's up to you!
What are your fees? How much will it cost?
Fees are itemized by time/labor and food costs. Depending on type ingredients, (example: wagyu beef vs chicken, organic vs non-organic) food costs will vary and chef fees will be either by day or hourly rate.
When considering a party, having a budget in mind is essential in menu preparation. For example, a dinner party can range from $20 pp up to $100pp or more, (not including alcohol) but it's all dependent upon the client's desires and budget. Contact Chef Sue to discuss menu ideas that can suit your budget.
Can wine and beer be included in food costs?
No. Valley Gourmet does not have a liquor license and cannot resell alcohol. Wine and spirits pairings can be suggested, but purchasing and delivery of alcohol will be arranged by the client. Keep in mind alcohol costs when planning your party, as this can be a large line item in your overall budget.
How do we pay you?
All major credit cards are accepted through PayPal. Deposits are required to secure dates and to cover costs of food.
What do I do if I need to cancel?
48 hour cancellation notice is required. Full refund will be given if more than 48 hrs. If less than 48hrs, deposits will not be refunded. Upon cancellation, every effort will be made to return food if possible. If after 48 hours, food already purchased will be billed to client.