Summer Vegan Menu

Summer Vegan Menu

Tray passed

Zucchini blossoms tempura – cashew “cheese” – blackened tomato salsa – cilantro

Shiitake Ginger Seitan Dumplings – Soy Lime Dipping Sauce

Potato and English Pea Filo Samosas

Served Courses

Avocado and Cucumber Soup – Fresh Corn – Crispy Leek

Grilled Black Plum Salad – Radicchio – Butter Lettuce – Serrano – Lime Vin

Hand Made Rustic Tagliatelle – Basil “ricotta” – Zucchini Ribbons – Mint Pesto

“Chicken” Scallopini – Heirloom Tomatoes – Olives – Black Garlic
Grilled Baby Eggplant – Rosemary Oil
Chickpea Polenta Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlettes – Bourbon Peach “Ice Cream”

Southern style wedding….what do you think ?

I put together this menu for a good friends October wedding, did I cover all the bases ?

Southern Wedding

Biscuit sliders – BBQ pulled pork and/or Ham and Swiss with country mustard

Fried Green tomato with applewood smoked bacon and melted sharp cheddar

Crawfish Etouffee served in a Chinese soup spoon

“Local Habit” house made andouille sausage skewer with grilled bell pepper, charred tomato and black garlic aioli

Fried Okra with Cajun Ranch

Oyster Rockefeller served in a Chinese soup spoon

Fried Catfish nuggets and Hushpuppies with remoulade

Southern deviled eggs dusted with Cajun spice and crispy bacon

Entrée (buffet) single or duo
Cornmeal and Buttermilk fried chicken breast

Blackened salmon with parsley aioli

Cheesy Cheddar Southern grits

Holy trinity penne pasta “primavera”– sautéed multicolored bell peppers, celery, onions, green tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, baby kale and green beans in a roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil

Red beans and rice – (traditional with ham and “Local Habit” andouille sausage or vegetarian)

Crispy topped baked mac and cheese, herb bread crumbs, 3 cheese sauce

Bourbon candied yams with molasses, orange zest and brown sugar

Black eyed peas with ham hocks

Sweet tea and house squeezed lemonade

Mini bourbon pecan tarts

Individual banana pudding terrines

Fruit hand pies

Wedding Cake ??? … 

California Cuisine Does Vegan

artichoke soup hummus grape leaf composed salad summer stone fruit and melon salad with minted syrup vegan skewers plated salad vegan books quinoa hand rolls salad rollI’m always up for a challenge and vegan cuisine was certainly that for me! Had the fortune of having a couple of VIP clients that want restaurant quality vegan food and with the help of the internet and a few vegan cook books I think I’ve made some serious progress. Enjoy these photos