Love wine? So do we!
We are experts in food and wine pairing! Simply choose your tasting format, and we will handle the rest.
- Fabulous wines under $25 (or any specific dollar amount)
- Specific countries, regions or varietals
- Highlight local wineries
- Girls night in-home wine tasting
- Jack and Jill bridal showers
- Rehearsal Dinners -A great way to mingle two newly introduced families!
Casual Wine Tasting: This is a fun way to keep folks mingling and chatting while enjoying the wines and custom menu. Guests can saunter from station-to-station to taste specifically paired wines, cheeses and hors d’oeuvres.
Formal Tasting Dinner: Wines are carefully paired with each course of the meal to enhance your dining experience. Have some bottles you are itching to uncork? Let’s make an event out of opening those bottles from the cellar!!
Autumn Wine Dinner
As the leaves start to fall, and Summer comes to an end, we celebrate the flavors that autumn offers us!
Appetizer Baked Black forest ham and gruyere dip served with Crostini
Salad Baby Spinach, pears, walnuts and goat cheese with warm bacon vinaigrette
Entree Baked Salmon with Buerre Rouge Sauce accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetable and Mashed Potatoes topped with Truffle Butter
Dessert Crème Brulee
East Meets West Food & Wine Pairing
Enjoy and evening of West Coast wines paired with local produce and delicacies from the East coast! So relax and enjoy, we got this!
Appetizer Sweet Potato and Crab Cake with lemon-sage aioli
Salad Panko fried goat cheese medallions atop fresh local greens with Homemade Lemon- Honey-Thyme vinaigrette and candied Pecans
First Course Mushroom and black pepper risotto finished with crispy prosciutto and parmesan cheese
Second Course Cherry Cabernet Glazed Lamb Chops served with quinoa, roasted brussel sprouts and butternut squash
Dessert Chocolate ganache mini “martinis” topped with fresh berries, zabaglione and amaretto cookies
An Evening in Italy
Ciao! Enjoy an evening of Italian cuisine paired with fantastic wines that Italy has to offer! Buon Appetito!
Antipasti Sweet bay scallops swimming in a fragrant warm tomato –fennel-herb dressing laced with flavors of toasted cardamom and fennel spices, fresh basil and tarragon.
Insalata Seasonal mixed greens and grilled radicchio garnished with blood orange supremes, caramelized onions, grated soppressata (Anne’s family recipe) and polenta croutons tossed with a blood orange vinaigrette.
~Palate Cleanser – Red Grapefruit-Campari Granita ~
Prima Piatti Heavenly, light pillows of ricotta-based spinach gnocchi with tomato-cream pink vodka sauce with leeks, tender prosciutto and grated parmigiano reggiano.
Secondi Piatti Succulent Porchetta – Rollatini of pork seasoned with fennel, salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika accompanied friggione – a Bolognese dish of potatoes, tomatoes and onions.
Dolce Vanilla panna cotta drizzled with Cara Cara orange sauce and an almond cookie.
Winter Warmer Dinner Party
This is a great way to get folks together on a cold Connecticut evening. Tell me your not hungry after reading this menu!
Appetizer Seafood Cocktail – This light and bright seafood cocktail offers a white wine and lemon poached shrimp and bay scallops adorned with a zippy Lemon Horseradish Sauce and garnished with fresh chives.
Soup Wild Mushroom Soup – A wonderful mix of mushrooms sautéed with pancetta served in a broth infused with thyme, finished with sherry and drizzled with crème fraiche. Accompanied by a crispy, melted Arethusa Camembert crostini for dunking.
Salad Mixed greens and arugula with Champagne Vinaigrette -tossed together with spring asparagus, red onion, dried cranberries, ricotta salata and toasted pistachios drizzled with homemade Champagne Vinaigrette.
~ Palate Cleanser – Lemon Granita ~
Entree Braised Short Rib – Red wine and root vegetable braised beef short ribs accompanied by Pommes Duchesse .
Dessert Chocolate Tart –Decadent dark chocolate tart in a spiced pecan crust with drizzles of crème anglaise and fresh strawberry coulis.
Spanish Wine Tasting & Tapas
This tapas style format will give your taste buds a diverse tour of Spanish cuisine and selected Spanish wine varietals.
First Course Shrimp Escabeche & Avocado Puree– Shrimp cooked and marinated in infused oil, vinegar and red onion. Accompanied by creamy avocado puree.
Second Course Chorizo Fideo Cakes with Lemon-Garlic Aioli – Fideo (toasted vermicelli pasta) combined with spicy chorizo, pan-fried until crispy and topped with lemon-garlic aioli.
Third Course Chicken with Catalan Picada – This Catalan dish, reminiscent of Mexican mole, gets its complexity from spices and bittersweet chocolate. This flavorful sauce is thickened with a Picada – a blend of toasted bread, toasted almonds, herbs and garlic.
Fourth Course Bacon Wrapped Dates with Cabrales Blue Cheese – Sweet dates delicately stuffed with Cabrales cheese and wrapped in bacon.
Fifth Course Smoked Paprika Rubbed Steak with Valdeon Butter– Flank steak seasoned with a smoky garlic marinade, grilled and topped with a Valdeon cheese and shallot compound butter. Served with Pisto (Spanish Ratatouille) drizzled with a sherry reduction.
Sixth Course Tarte de Santiago and Lemony Whipped Cream – A traditional Spanish almond cake topped with a refreshing lemon whipped cream.
What clients are saying!
I would highly recommend Anne as a personal chef and caterer. She catered a wonderful picnic for me and met every detail with professionalism. Her experience and expertise was demonstrated in assisting with a great menu and very tasty food. She is a delight to work with and very flexible with food requests. The quality of the ingredients she used was excellent. I have now had the best Creme Brulee ever.
What was so wonderful about Anne, is that she covers all the details regarding entertaining. The menu selection was surprisingly large and I had vegetarian restrictions, which Anne was so good about accommodating. I simply chose the menu and she did the rest including wine recommendations and taking care of clean up. The food was amazing; I recommend the chocolate dessert- Anne's specialty. As a hostess, rarely can you simply sit back and enjoy the evening, but with Anne at work I worried about nothing!
We so enjoyed your great cooking skills!! I feel blessed to of found you.
I will definitely call next time I have a party! Thanks again for all of your work! You are truly gifted!!
You were a hit! I look forward to eating your food again in the future. My husband has his management group to our house at least once a year and we will be in touch to have you cater it.
Thank you for your help in making our party one to remember!! Everyone was so impressed and had such a great time. We really appreciate all of your help and staying longer than you anticipated.