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Steamed Mussels in Saffron Tomato Broth

Chef Cain’s sophisticated and satisfying dishes are inspired by leading-edge nouvelle cuisine, and by the best-loved regional home cooking. Served in the relaxed atmosphere and comfort of your own home, complemented by the wine, the flowers, everything that makes it your personal style of entertaining!

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Spring

(Feel free to choose from any season depending on availability of ingredients.)

Salads

  • Butter Lettuce Salad with Honey-Sunflower Brittle, Strawberry Mostarda Dressing, Fresh Strawberries and Goat Cheese
  • Bibb Lettuce Wedge Salad with Green Goddess Dressing, Cucumbers, Tomato and Avocado and Lemon
  • Bibb Lettuce Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, Tarragon, Chives, Parsley and Shallots
  • Goat Cheese Galette with Herb Mixed Greens, Belgian Endive and Lavender Vinaigrette
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Tartar Sauce, Romaine, Bacon, and Green Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Herb Spring Mix Salad with Avocado, Grapefruit, Basil, Radish, Feta and Balsamic-Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Entrees

  • Salmon with Crispy Yukon Gold Potato Cake, Shiitake Wilted Spinach, Oven-Cured Tomato and Lemon Buerre Blanc
  • Halibut with Spring Garlic-Tomato Vinaigrette and Herb Roasted New Potatoes
  • Braised Beef Short Ribs with Spring Vegetable Risotto
  • Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with Caramelized Onions, Watercress Sauce, and Jarlsberg Potato Cake
  • Beef Tenderloin with Tarragon Herb Butter, Lobster Risotto and English Peas
  • Lamb Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto, Salsa Verde and Lemon-Caper Bread Crumbs
  • Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Chops with Butter Bean and Mint Pilaf
  • Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens with Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette, Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus
  • Chicken Saltimbocca with Sage, Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Peas and Grilled Polenta

Desserts

  • Chocolate Cherry Shortcakes with Vanilla Gelato and Cherries Jubilee Sauce
  • Meyer Lemon Tart with Pine Nut Crust and Mascarpone Whipped Cream
  • Strawberry and Champagne Terrine with Sweetened Crème Fraîche
  • Strawberry Sorbet Shortcakes with Sweetened Crème Fraîche Sauce
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse with Espresso Whipped Cream

Summer

Salads

  • Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Shrimp, Fresh Thyme Vinaigrette and Roasted Corn Relish
  • Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Watercress, Baby Greens and Cilantro Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese Croutons and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Warm Basil Gnocchi Salad with Carpaccio of Tomatoes, Baby Arugula & Spinach, Lemon Vinaigrette and Shaved Parmesan
  • Burrata Caprese Salad with Summer Tomatoes, Basil Vinaigrette and Balsamic “Caviar”
  • Summer Panzanella Salad with Baby Arugula and Feta Cheese
  • Baby Arugula Salad with Watermelon, Mint, Feta Cheese, Sweet Onions and Champagne Vinaigrette

Entrees

  • Hot and Crunchy Trout with Mango-Jalapeño Sauce and Poblano Corn Pudding
    (Shrimp or chicken can be substituted for the trout.)
  • Sea Bass with Sweet Corn-Fresh Shell Pea Succotash and Lemon-Dill Buerre Blanc
  • Red Snapper with Provencal Tomato Sauce, Fingerling Potatoes and Fennel
  • Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Madeira Sauce, Eggplant Gratin and Garlic & Thyme Roasted Potatoes
  • (New York strip steak or ribeye can be substituted for the tenderloin.)
  • Italian Beef Short Ribs with Tomatoes, Fennel, Capers, Polenta and Parmesan
  • Rack of Lamb with Summer Panzanella Salad
  • (Tomatoes, basil, arugula, olives, parmesan and roasted garlic croutons)
  • Rack of Lamb with Tomato-Basil Marmalade and Fried Corn Grits
  • Grilled Yucatecan Spiced Chicken with Papaya-Tomatillo Salsa and Grilled Vegetable Wild Rice
  • Sautéed Chicken Breasts Crusted in Fresh Bread Crumbs with Lemon-Caper Buerre Blanc, Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Rosemary & Lemon Salt Roasted Chicken with Grilled Vegetables and New Potatoes
  • Grilled Basil Pesto Chicken with Summer Succotash
  • Buttermilk Brined Fried Little Chickens with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Cream Biscuits
  • Honey-Glazed, Bacon-Wrapped Quail with Summer Vegetable Slaw
  • Pork Tenderloin Schnitzel with Lemon-Caper Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach

Desserts

  • Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Vanilla Gelato and Caramel Sauce
  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Black Pepper Biscuits and Buttermilk-Honey Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Panna Cotta with Strawberry Sauce
  • Texas Peaches with Warm Balsamic Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Gelato
  • Lemon Sabayon Meringues Nests with Summer Berries and Strawberry Sauce

Fall

Salads

  • Spinach Salad with Apple Wood Smoked Bacon Vinaigrette and Blue Cheese
  • Bibb Lettuce Salad with Roasted Beets, Fennel and Candied Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Mixed Green Salad with Spiced Walnuts, Honeycrisp Apples, Celery Leaves and Apple Cider Dressing (Updated Waldorf salad)
  • Mixed Greens with Honey-Cilantro Dressing, Shaved Manchego Cheese and a Panko-Crusted Tomato Stuffed with Goat Cheese
  • Baby Spinach Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Crispy Fried Artichokes, Olives and Lemons

Entrees

  • Roasted Salmon with Pinot Noir Sauce, Scallions and Mashed Potatoes
  • Beef Tenderloin with Potato Gnocchi, Spinach, Pine Nuts and Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
  • Whole-Roasted, Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Three Sauces: Salsa Verde, Green Peppercorn-Dijon Sauce, Horseradish Crème Fraîche. (Served with garlic & thyme roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables.)
  • Rack of Lamb with Autumn Panzanella Salad (Wild mushrooms, arugula, parmesan, roasted garlic croutons, fresh herbs, celery and caramelized onion vinaigrette)
  • Rack of Lamb with Herb Jus and Goat Cheese-Eggplant “Lasagna”
  • Almond-Crusted Chicken Breast with Sautéed Spinach, Roasted New Potatoes and Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Duck Breast with Sourdough Bread Stuffing, Apple & Sweet Potato Puree and Sun Dried Cherry Sauce

Desserts

  • Caramel Custard Tart with Chocolate Glaze and Praline Whipped Cream
  • “Coffee and Doughnuts” (Old Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnut Bread Pudding with Espresso Whipped Cream)
  • Crepes with Caramel Gelato and Chocolate Sauce
  • Chocolate Terrine with Crème Anglaise and Toasted Pistachios
  • Molten Chocolate Truffle Cake with Hazelnut Gelato
  • Warm Apple Blueberry Cake with Hot Cream Sauce
  • Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Caramel Corn Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Winter

Salads

  • Mixed Greens Salad with Frisée, Spiced Walnuts, Pears, Blue Cheese and Port Wine Vinaigrette
  • Baby Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese-Artichoke Spring Roll, Tomatoes, Olives and Whole-Grain Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Blue Cheese Caesar Salad with Roasted Garlic Flatbread
  • Radicchio Salad with Parmesan-Balsamic Vinaigrette and Roasted Garlic Croutons
  • Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing, Tomatoes, Bacon and Brioche Croutons

Entrees

  • Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs with Potato Puree, Sautéed Spinach, Roasted Pearl Onions and Horseradish Crème Fraîche
  • Rack of Lamb with Fennel, Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette and Fontina Cheese Polenta
  • Goat’s Milk Braised Lamb Shanks with Carrot, Onion and Eggplant Caponata
  • Chicken Piccata with Fresh Corn Polenta and Salsa Verde-Brown Butter Sauce
  • Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens with Chardonnay-Tarragon Buerre Blanc and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Seared Duck Breast with Grapefruit Cream Sauce and Grilled Vegetable Wild Rice
  • Grilled Duck Breast with Wild Mushroom Risotto and Pinot Noir Essence
  • Pork Tenderloin Schnitzel with Apple Cider Brandy Sauce, Julienned Apples and Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Pomegranate and Pistachio Relish, Brussels Sprouts and Cider Jus

Desserts

  • Maple Bread Pudding with Maple-Bourbon Hard Sauce
  • Hazelnut Semifreddo Cappuccino with Cocoa Biscotti (Warm espresso poured over hazelnut gelato with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and a splash of Frangelico liqueur.)
  • Coffee Panna Cotta with Kahlúa Chocolate Sauce
  • Sautéed Strawberries in Cabernet Sauvignon and Black Pepper Sauce with Vanilla Gelato and Chocolate-Hazelnut Pirouette Cookie
  • Chocolate Bread Pudding with Cognac Soaked Dry Cherries and Crème Fraîche
  • Chilled Lemon Soufflé with Raspberry Sauce
  • Warm Apple Crostata with Almond Frangipane and Vanilla Gelato

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