Sample Menus

Though formally trained in French and Italian cooking, Lizzie loves utilizing her skills in a wide range of cuisines and frequently includes dishes with global influences in her custom menus. She blends restaurant techniques meant for food enjoyed immediately for in-home catering with an understanding of what makes a dish last, reheat easily and even get better with time for home delivery.  With an emphasis on what's local and organic, she sources the best product possible from nearby farmers and vendors in the Southwest Montana area.

 

home delivery mainstays

Here are just a few ideas of the most requested and traditional home delivery meals Lizzie creates. Any of the mains are interchangeable with other side dishes. This is by no means a comprehensive list, as your chef loves to work with seasonal, fresh produce and discuss what each client's unique preferences are. Please don't hesitate to contact Lizzie for further discussion of what your ideal meal is.


bridger bowl     beef (or bison) stew, roasted potatoes, kale salad 


vail     slow cooked bbq pulled pork, buns or cornbread, homemade gruyere mac&cheese, coleslaw


hokkaido     korean grilled flank steak, vegetable fried rice, stir fried gingered green beans


big sky      pan seared trout, puttanesca sauce, leek laced wild rice, lemon zest green beans


plating chicken cacciatore, roasted broccoli & polenta

plating chicken cacciatore, roasted broccoli & polenta

cortina d'ampezzo     chicken cacciatore, rosemary polenta, roasted broccoli


alyeska     maple glazed wild alaskan sockeye salmon, roasted butternut squash panzanella, spinach salad


bolognese on paccheri pasta

bolognese on paccheri pasta

zermatt     pasta bolognese, homemade caesar salad with capers and roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic bread

 

in-home parties

Throw a party! Invite your friends, family and neighbors. All you have to do is relax. When your personal chef arrives, the evening is a breeze. Lizzie tailors each event based on the inclination of the patron: buffet style or plated, wine paired or casual. Depending on desires, anything can be provided to make the evening special, from plates and flatware to a server or bartender.  Any request is welcomed and will be accommodated as thoroughly as is possible. Following are a few ideas for an intimate evening in your home. As with the home delivery meals, each menu can be tailored to exactly what you want in order to ensure the most wonderful possible event.

french soirée

  • hors d'oeuvres: smoked salmon, crème fraîche, caviar, fresh herbs / bacon gougeres / roasted fingerling potatoes, tarragon aioli / charcuterie plate
  • seared sea scallops, pomegranate gastrique, braised leek rounds
  • herb crusted rack of lamb, lamb jus, parsnip puree, minted peas
  • espresso hazelnut dacquoise

 

asian evening

  • hors  d’oeuvres: korean beef tartare with asian pear / shrimp spring rolls with sweet chili sauce / chinese five spice slow braised short ribs, pomegranate / chicken satay, peanut sauce
  • miso glazed black cod, mint & sesame snap peas, aromatic basmati rice
  • marinated steak ssam, xo sauce, soba noodles
  • mango sorbet, saffron coconut ice cream

mexican fiesta

mini crab tostadas

mini crab tostadas

  • hors d'oeuvres: shrimp escabeche / mini crab tostadas / hominy fritters with roasted red pepper aioli / smoky tortilla soup shooters / guacamole / pico de gallo
  • southwestern “caesar” salad
  • taco bar or steak fajitas
  • refried black beans & rice
  • ancho chili flourless chocolate cake, tonka bean ice cream

 

an american affair

  • hors d’oeuvres: grilled baby artichokes, mint pesto / smoked duck breast canapes, dried cherry goat cheese / roasted butternut squash, pancetta, sage & balsamic glazed flatbread
  • steakhouse style chopped salad
  • roasted pork tenderloin, apple stuffed braised endive, garlic mashed potatoes
  • caramelized apple tarte tatin, salted caramel ice cream

heavy hors d'oeuvres

  • garlic and herb marinated lamb lollipops
  • beef, bison or elk sliders, caramelized onions, bleu cheese
  • oysters on the half shell, grapefruit geleé
  • shaved asparagus salad, lemon vinaigrette, pecorino
  • citrus and crab salad
  • curried chicken salad, endive
  • polenta "bites," balsamic braised radicchio, basil pesto
  • mini croque madame topped with a fried quails egg
  • seared foie gras, cherry compote
  • charcuterie, cheese or antipasto platter