Dinner Parties - intimately inviting

Next time you're planning on booking a large group out at a restaurant, consider hosting a dinner party. Whether in your home or at your office, dinner parties are designed for an intimate, upscale, relaxed atmosphere. Each menu is custom designed based on your specific tastes and preferences. This style really gives us an opportunity to showcase our culinary talent and get our creative juices flowing. Most of our new menu ideas come from these intimate gatherings.

Hiring The FoodSmiths is as much a gift to yourselves as it is to your guests. We'll do all the hard work and clean up in the kitchen. After booking the event, all you have to do is relax and spend time with your guests.

Below, you'll find menus of previous dinner parties to give you ideas. Chef Gretchen personally designs each menu to exceed your expectations. For basic concepts to build your menu on, click here to view our Formal Events Menu. We can also help you choose wines to pair with the courses.

Welcome to Dinner at The Reeds'

Hors D'ouerves

Grilled Morels skewered with bay scallops
Fresh Brie topped with dried fruit and caramel

Salad

Mixed greens tossed in a raspberry champagne vinaigrette with granny smith apples, candied pecans, toasted goat cheese

Seafood Pasta

Whole-wheat spaghetti tossed with mussels, crab meat, and clams in a spicy tomato cream sauce

Entrée

Grilled Pork Tenderloin served with a port wine reduction and sautéed asparagus

Dessert

Homemade New York Style Cheesecake with strawberry coulis

Welcome to Dinner with the Evans

First Course

Lemon Sorbet Fizz with fresh Raspberries

Salad

Shrimp & Scallop Avocado Salad

Pasta Course

Salmon Pici tossed in sundried tomato cream with portobellas

Main Entrée

Beef Tenderloin slow roasted and serve with our blackberry chipotle glaze

Dessert

Dark Chocolate Mousse topped with fresh whipped cream and fresh raspberries & hazelnut Pirouette

Welcome to dinner

Thank you to all our clients and associates. Happy Holidays!

Starters

Proscuuitto Wrapped Asparagus
Cheese Plate... Gorgonzola, smoked gouda, asiago, and sharp cheddar garnished with fresh fruit

Soup

Tomato Bisque
Creamy Potato

Salad

Strawberry Mista... field greens, fresh strawberries, goat cheese and toasted pine nuts in our balsamic vinaigrette

Main Courses

Pan Seared Scallop one large sea scallop served atop sautéed greens with citrus aioli & carrots
Sautéed Chicken & Wild Mushrooms with artichokes and lemon caper sauce
Beef Tenderloin slow-roasted Bourbon Butter sauce, bacon, bell pepper sauté

Dessert

Mini Dessert Platters presented to each table...classic cheesecake, pumpkin swirl cheesecakes, apple crisp, brownie bites, and streusel cookies

Beverages

Ice Wine (provided by host) & sugared red grapes Coffee Service with mocha, hazelnut, and caramel syrups

Welcome to Dinner at The Fox's

Starters

Smoked Trout Mousse served on parmesan croustades with cucumber & black caviar garnish

Sesame Seared Tuna over Asian vegetables drizzled with wasabi cream sauce

Fresh Calamari Salad… lightly steamed and tossed with fresh herbs, Jarlsberg cheese and garlic white wine vinaigrette

Beef Carpaccio with mesculin greens in a light mustard vinaigrette

Soup

Shrimp Bisque served simply with creme fraiche

Salad

Tomato Caprese Salad sliced tomatoes layered with fresh mozzarella topped with fresh greens tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette

Main Course

Beef Tenderloin peppercorn crusted and grilled, finished with a flambed bourbon reduction paired with broiled asparagus

Dessert

Creme Brulée with caramelized sugar and a side of raspberry coulis