Summer is a great time to celebrate special occasions, so we were thrilled when we were asked to host a private birthday party in Walnut Creek!
Chef Jodi flew up to Northern California last weekend to prepare an unforgettable feast for 14 guests, and her expertise was put to the test, as she customized the menu to accommodate the group’s various food restrictions.
The evening kicked off with three passed appetizers, which included Grilled Tajin Corn with Shiitake Mushrooms and Arugula Salad, Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta with Parmesan Crostinis, and Fig and Olive Chutney with Labne Cheese and Naan.
Next, were the main courses. In order to accommodate each guest, Chef Jodi selected and prepared four different entrees to satisfy the group’s different palates and preferences. The entrees consisted of Seared Swordfish with Tomato Saffron Sauce, Grilled Herb-Crusted Prime Rib Roast, Roasted Salmon with Herb Dijon Sauce, and Roasted Cauliflower Steaks for the vegans and vegetarians. Last, the group was served a variety of desserts to choose from, which included Chocolate Covered Grapes, and Grilled Peaches with Grand Marnier and Goat Cheese Mousse, as well as an amazing cake shaped like an Amazon box (the only food item not prepared by Chef Jodi!).
It was an incredibly night with spectacular food, and Chef Jodi left feeling like a celebrity chef, as the group was filled with praise for her food throughout the evening.
The birthday girl wrote, “If you’re visiting San Diego, definitely try to book a group event or consider hiring Chef Jodi for your own special occasion. You won’t be disappointed!”
Another guest wrote, “Absolute five-star dinner. A challenging group comprised of vegans, gluten sensitive and food allergies, but Chef Jodi handled it all superbly. Amazing talent!”, while another said, “Jodi is a remarkably creative chef and everything she prepared was outstanding! I am still overwhelmed and cannot say enough good things about this incredible feast.”
With our Private Cooking Parties, everything is completely customized according to your preferences – right down to the menu, budget and location. We can bring the party to you or we can host at our stunning venue overlooking La Jolla. To book your next special occasion, visit www.lajollacooks4u.com.