Malibu Seaside Chef

Menu Ideas

Here are sample menus with many choices. It is recommended that you pick what kind of event your planning first, and then let the menus guide the rest. We are also happy to assist with any questions or recommendations.
Cocktail Reception
For a more informal and relaxed experience, all items are stationary unless a
tray passed style of service is requested. Please note this is not designed for a dinner service.

Crudité Platter
assorted market vegetables / buttermilk herb dip

Grass Fed Beef Sliders
arugula / brie / bacon-apple compote

Artisanal Cheese Platter  *
dried fruit & nuts / crackers / jam

Pearl Couscous Salad
sundried tomatoes / chick peas / chevre / herb oil

Market Greens
shaved parmesan / cherry tomatoes / Maui onions / sunflower seeds

Vietnamese Spring Rolls
shrimp / mint / noodles / sweet chili dipping sauce

Lettuce Cups
chicken / ginger/ lemon grass / hoisin dipping sauce

Assorted Satay
chicken / beef / shrimp 

Gazpacho Shooter
cilantro / avocado

Crispy Crab Cakes *

Tomato Bruschetta
basil / red onion / balsamic

Deviled Eggs

White Bean Crostini
thyme / olive oil / garlic

Lime Ceviche Spoons
seafood / cilantro / red onion

Assorted Olives Platter

Chips and Dip
guacamole / pico de gallo

Middle Eastern Platter
pita chips / hummus / tabouli

Simply Grilled Vegetables
balsamic / olive oil / herbs

Classic Shrimp Cocktail *

Lobster Sliders *

Sesame Tuna Tartar *
wonton crisp / seaweed

Crudité Platter
assorted market vegetables / buttermilk herb dip

Grass Fed Beef Sliders
arugula / brie / bacon-apple compote

Beef Tartar *
crostini / Dijon / capers

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño
cream cheese / maple bacon

Custom Made Sushi Platters *

Warm Butternut Squash Shooters

Casual Dining
All items are presented on platters and displayed for guest family style. Buffet style service is a great way to have your guests interact with the chef and each other, and help themselves to create there own experience.

Cocktail Reception
 Upon request only, pick items from cocktail reception menu
please note a supplementary charge will be applied for this addition

Stationary Salads

Simply Grilled Vegetables
balsamic / olive  oil / herbs

Pearl Couscous Salad
sundried tomatoes / chick peas / chevre / herb oil

Market Greens
shaved parmesan / cherry tomatoes / arugula / Maui onions / sunflower seeds

Crudité Platter
assorted market vegetables / buttermilk herb dip

Classic Chopped Salad
bacon / eggs / avocado / bibb lettuce/ blue cheese

Tomato and Burratta Cheese
torn basil / balsamic / virgin olive oil

Chinese Chicken Salad
bean sprouts / cabbage / sesame / peppers /peanuts

Spinach Salad
bacon / goat cheese / red onions

Seasonal Market Fruit Platter

Raw Bar **
Supplementary Costs at Market Price

Seasonal Oysters / Mignonette / Cocktail Sauce / Lemon

Prawn Cocktail / Lemon Remoulade

Crab Louie Salad Cocktail / Served Individual in Shot Glasses

Clams on the Half Shell

Alaskan King or Snow Crab Claws

Flat Bread / Pizza Station **
Supplementary Cost Applied

Classic Marghaerita / Heirloom Tomato / Torn Basil

Pepperoni Pizza

Spicy Chicken / Carmelized Onions

Market Vegetables / Basil pesto

Feel Free to Customize you own Pizza

Sides

Butternut Squash  / Thyme

Potatoes / Rosemary / Maui Onions

Beets / Feta / Mint

Bok Choy / Sesame Oil

Spanish Rice / Peas

Quinoa / Roasted Peppers

Wild Rice / Black Pepper

Cherry Tomatoes / Basil / Garlic

Wild Mushrooms/ Roasted Garlic

Brussels Sprouts / Bacon

Smashed Potatoes / Scallions

Baked Potatoes / Chive Cream

Broccolini / Chili Flakes / Garlic

Carrots / Ginger / Honey

Herb Crusted Roma Tomatoes


Main Courses

Filet Mignon/ Pepper-Coffee Rub *

Chicken Breast / Rosemary / Garlic

Whole Roasted Chicken / Lemon  / Thyme

Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib / Gremoulata

Whole Roasted Leg of Lamb / Mint

Whole Roasted Pork Shoulder/ Sweet Chili Glaze

Cedar Plank Salmon

Herb Crusted Sole Fillet

Grass Fed Beef Sliders

Miso Glazed Black Cod *

Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb *

Veal Osso Bucco Braised in Tomatoes *

Caramelized Sea Scallops *

Shrimp and Seafood Paella

Veal Bolognaise Lasagna

Chicken Masala / Wild Mushrooms

Grilled Sausage / Onion & Pepper Compote

 

 Vegetarian Alternative Entrees

Vegetable Lasagna

Paella Stuffed Peppers

Wild Mushroom Risotto


Desserts

Warm Apple Crisp

Seasonal Fruit with Sorbet

Berry and Yogurt Parfait / Biscotti Crust

Fresh Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baked Lava Cakes

Tiramisu

Brownies

Formal Dinner
A great way to impress your guests with a touch of elegance. A multi-course sit down dinner with four star touch, with a focus on service and composed dishes. Feel free to customize your evening with a personal menu and wine pairing, with help from the Chef.

Cocktail Reception
 Upon request only, pick items from cocktail reception menu
please note a supplementary charge will be applied for this additional touch

Appetizers

Mille Fuille of Tuna Tartar
seaweed / avocado / yuzu-soy drizzle

Heirloom Tomato Salad
mozzarella / torn basil /balsamic/ virgin olive oil

Lump Crab Salad
Belgian endive / avocado / tomato

Potato Leek Soup
chive / crème fraiche

Wild Mushroom Risotto
parmesan / truffle essence

Butter Lettuce Salad
pecan / apples / chevre / champagne vinaigrette

Market Beet Salad
feta / mint / pistachios / arugula

Crispy Crab Cake
siracha aioli / shaved vegetable salad

Main Course

Veal Osso Bucco
mascarpone polenta / broccolini /gremoulata  

Roasted Chicken Breast
butternut squash / thyme / blistered tomatoes

Filet Mignon with Pepper-Coffee Rub
roasted fingerlings / parsley oil / green onions

Rack of Lamb *
roasted garlic / couscous / sun dried tomatoes

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
basil scented risotto / lemon zest compote

Salmon Filet 
herb crusted tomato / pesto paste / herb infused rice

Bass
cherry tomatoes / garlic oil / broccolini

Sole
spinach / bacon / scalloped potatoes

Wild Mushroom Risotto
parmesan/truffle essence

Dessert
Warm Apple Crisp
cinnamon essence / vanilla bean ice cream 

Seasonal Fruit with Sorbet

Berry and Yogurt Parfait
biscotti crumble / honey

Baked Lava Cakes
caramel ice cream / cocoa soil

Tiramisu

All Pricing is upon Request

OR I CAN CUSTOMIZE A MENU JUST FOR YOU!

Malibu Seaside Chef
Malibu, CA  90265gina@malibuseasidechef.com