Gourmet Dinner with Wine Pairings Prepared in your Home by Chef Antony Rodino for (10)

Bidding Supports: ACT TODAY (Thousand Oaks, CA)

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2017-12-09 00:00:00.0  –  Bid Extension


"Enjoy an exclusive private four-course dinner and wine pairing for 10 people in your home. Chef Antony Rodino will prepare a four-course gourmet California-French dinner; each course paired with a wine selection, some of which are used in the preparation of the meal. The chef will introduce each course and discuss the accompanying wine.

Dinner must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date no later than one year from event date. Dates are subject to availability, excluding holidays. Dinners located 50 miles outside of Orange County will have an additional $150 fee. Includes food and beverage for (10) people. Does NOT include tableware or decor, although if needed these can be arranged for additional cost. Chef Antony is a graduate of the famed Le Cordon Bleu and made his start at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach. He moved on to the David Wilhelm Restaurant Group “Culinary Adventures” (French 75, Chat Noir, Savannah Chop House) as well as Laguna Canyon Winery as Executive Chef. He is now a personal chef and has a successful catering business in Orange County. Whether you want to throw a dinner party for friends or business associates, host a birthday or anniversary celebration, or create a memorable event with family, what better way than to have a private chef, in the comfort of your own home? From shopping to cooking to clean up, let Chef Antony Rodino take care of the details while you entertain your guests – and enjoy yourself.

Winning bidder can customize the menu based on a choice of options offered by the chef below:

1) Rose Scented Gravlax, Juniper Creme Fraiche, Buckwheat Blinis
Chopped Salad of Wild Field Greens, Gorgonzola, Dried Cherries, Pine nuts with Cilantro-Caper Vinaigrette
Entrecote au Poivre, Baby Red Potatoes with Maytag Bleu, Shallots and Lardons, Haricots Verts with Tarragon Butter
Profiteroles filled with Hazelnut Gelato and warm Nutella Drizzle

2) Duxelle Ravioli with Noisette Butter and Caramelized Garlic
Mâche, Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad, Grilled Portobello, Heirloom Tomatoes, Warmed Chevre, Opal Basil Vinaigrette
Caramelized Short Ribs, Asparagus with Saffron Beurre Blanc, Porcini Risotto
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Caramel Drizzle, a sprinkling of Fleur d’ Sel

3) Two Colors of Melon, Serrano Ham, Sherry-Mint Vinaigrette
Pumpkin Salad with Mozzarella and Pistachio Pesto
Chicken Saltimbocca, Squash Blossoms, Truffled Root Mash
Tahitian Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée with Fresh Berries


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