CONTACT:
All year round e-mail:
christine@sonomarcella.com

November-April:
Sono Marcella
Christine Y. Hickman
690 Gonzales Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

May-October:
Sono Marcella
Christine Y. Hickman
Via Volte della Pace 17/A
06122 Perugia Italia

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Catered Italian Dinners
Appetizer/Cocktail Party Suggestions
Cooking Class Menus

 

CATERED ITALIAN DINNERS

MENU I
Crostini with Fig-Orange Jam and Creamy Gorgonzola
Artichoke Crusted Salmon Fillets with Mint-Tomato Vinaigrette
Lemon-Saffron Couscous
Braised Asparagus
Winter Greens, Pomegranate, Walnut & Ricotta Salata Salad
Pear & Almond Tart with Clementine Mascarpone Cream


MENU II
Sicilian Baked Ricotta with Crostini, Grapes, Sapa & Olives
Chestnut & Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Sauce
Fig & Walnut Focaccia
Seared Pork Bocconcini with Mostarda
Sautéed Winter Greens with Pancetta & Almonds
Rosemary Pear "Pizza" with Gorgonzola Mousse

MENU III
Artichoke Custards with Fava Bean Puree on Baby Greens
Pea, Mint & Lemon Risotto
Herbed Flatbreads
Braised Lamb Shanks with Rosemary & Capers
Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes & Fennel with Fried Shallots
Sweet Ricotta & Coffee Mousse with Orange-Hazelnut Olive Oil Biscotti

MENU IV
Rosemary & Orange Roasted Olives
Torta al Testo (Perugia flatbread)
Arugula & Goat Cheese Ravioli with Piñon & Lemon Butter
Pan-Roasted Game Hens in Pomegranate Sauce
Green Beans with Pancetta & Mint
Chocolate-Pistachio Torte with Warm Chocolate Ganache & Cinnamon Mascarpone

 

APPETIZER/COCKTAIL PARTY SUGGESTIONS

MENU I
Hazelnuts, Roasted with Thyme
Cashews with Crispy Sage & Garlic
Warm Spiced Olives with Ricotta Salata
Crisp Rosemary Flatbreads
Parmigiano Biscotti
Asiago Gougère Puffs
Frittata Pinwheels with Goat Cheese, Sun-dried Tomato & Olives
Citrus-Mint Marinated Shrimp
Sautéed Shrimp with Artichoke Pesto
Roast Pork Tenderloin with Citrus Mostardo
Pancetta Wrapped & Broiled Asparagus with Herbed Mustard
Mini Focaccia Sandwiches with Sautéed Rapini & Mozzarella
Baby Pizzas-various
Blue Cheese Caramelized Onion Squares
Figs in Balsamic Glaze with Mozzarella Bocconcini
Fried Mozzarella with Prosciutto & Arugula
Broiled Ricotta Bruschette with Olives & Sun-Dried Tomato
Fava Bean and Rapini Bruschette
Mascarpone-Pecan Stuffed Dates
Frosted Grapes & Honeyed Mascarpone
Sweet Herbed Shortbreads
 

COOKING CLASS MENUS

MEAT & POTATOES-UMBRIAN STYLE
Mozzarella Bocconcini with Herb Sauce
Torta al Testo
Potato Gnocchi with Oven-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce
Beef Tagliata on Arugula Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano Shavings
Champagne Zabaglione & Seasonal Fruit


STUFFED GNOCCHI WORKSHOP
Wild Mushroom-Filled Potato "Ravioli" with Brown Butter
Sausage-Stuffed Polenta Gnocchi in Marinara Sauce
Apricot-Filled Potato Gnocchi in Cinnamon Sugar Crumbs
Mixed Greens Salad with Plum & Parmigiano-Reggiano Shavings
Oranges in Red Wine with Rosemary Shortbread


TUTTO PESCE
Olive Oil Fried Almonds
Zucchini-Stuffed Calamari on Spring Greens
Wilted Greens with Garlic & Anchovies
Cioppino (Ligurian Fish Stew)
Polenta, Almond & Lemon Torte with Mascarpone Cream & Fresh Berries


ABRUZZO
Bruschette with Fava Bean Puree & Sautéed Greens
Prosecco & Strawberry Risotto
Lamb Stew Agrodolce with Olive Salsa
Artichokes in Marsala
White Chocolate-Coated Grapes with Orange Mascarpone & Poppyseed Shortbread

CUCINA UMBRA
Zucchini Rolls stuffed with Ricotta
Umbricelli with Chopped Herb Pesto
Grilled Lemon Chicken Breasts with Arugula Sauce
Grilled and Marinated Red Bell Peppers
Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries


CUCINA VEGETARIANA
Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Parmigiano-Reggiano
Chilled Cream of Green Tomato Soup with Bruschette
Potato Gnocchi with Black Truffle
Grilled Red Bell Pepper Salad with Hazelnuts & Aged Pecorino
Ricotta Pudding with Roasted Grapes


GUSTI d’ITALIA-Spring in Perugia
Olive Oil-Fried Almonds
Fava Bean & Prosciutto Crostini
Artichoke Risotto
Crusty Bread & Local Olive Oil
Pork Loin Medallions with Olive- Mint Pesto
Asparagus, Parmigiano & Pistachio Salad
Lemon Verbena Tart with Mascarpone & Fresh Strawberries


PRANZO a PERUGIA
Prosciutto & Arugula Frittata Wheels
Garganelli Pasta with Pear, Mascarpone & Pecorino
Pork Medallions with Spinach, Raisins & Pine Nuts
Mixed Greens with Fennel, Apple & Walnuts
Dried Plum Galette with Thyme Cream


MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORS
Herb Jam with Olives & Preserved Lemons
Syrian Pita Bread
Arugula & Goat Cheese Ravioli
Salmon Fillet Poached in Olive Oil with Aioli & Pomegranate Molasses
Mixed Greens, Shaved Fennel & Grapefruit Salad with Toasted Walnuts
Lemon Brûlée Tart with Honey-Glazed Figs

MOROCCAN KITCHEN
Kefta (ground meat) on Skewers
Moroccan Bread
Eggplant Salad, Rabat Style
Lamb Tagine with Apricots & Almonds
Pumpkin Couscous
Sesame Seed, Almond & Honey Cone
Moroccan Tea


INDIAN CURRY
Oven-Grilled Naan
Sautéed Spinach Raita
Chicken in Fried Masala
Roasted Eggplant with Mustard Oil
Saffron Basmati Rice
Fresh Fruit in Rose-Flavored Cream
Spicy Chai Tea


LEMONGRASS & GINGER
Ginger-Spiced Cucumber
Imperial Shrimp Rolls with Coriander & Peanuts
Chicken Lemongrass Curry on Cellophane Noodles
Green Papaya Salad with Pork
Jackfruit Ice Cream



For more information, contact
christine@sonomarcella.com