Main Event

ENTREES

We love creating a main dish to compliment your style.

Main dishes are often done as buffets, stations, or sit-down dinners. Sometimes a combination of plated first course or salad and dinner service on buffet is a good plan. Others prefer plattered or Family Style service with the menu arriving at each table on beautiful white Italian pottery.

We're experts at quickly serving large groups in an off premise environment. Choose individually plated preselected dinners, or consider a duet of entrees, perhaps coupling a beef with a chicken or seafood item on the same plate or in courses. The latter is a little easier on the hostess planning, and the guests love it.

 
Poultry

Somer’s Farm Blood Orange Chicken

marmalade glazed & oven roasted 

Pecan Whiskey Chicken

bourbon onion marmalade  

Chicken Roulade

breasts of chicken rolled with spinach, goat cheese and toasted pine nuts with a mushroom and fresh herb sauce

Braised Chicken Provencal

deeply braised plum tomatoes, onions, orange zest, olives, colorful bells & madeira

Chicken Chardonnay 

lemon caper pan juice  

Tender Char Grilled Chipotle Rubbed Chicken Breasts

caramelized green apples & honey mustard drizzle 

Mesquite BBQ Chicken

house made sauce  

Juicy Fire Grilled Chicken

marinated rosemary, lemon & olive oil 

Mesquite Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

with mild roasted tomato chili sauce

Apricot Glazed Cornish Game Hens

golden grilled apricots & chutney 

Chicken & Waffles

scratch-made waffles & crisp buttermilk fried chicken, drizzled with pure maple syrup butter & frank’s hot sauce...all made on site!   

Juicy Jasmine Tea Smoked Chicken

scallion ginger sauce

Seafood
 
 

Oven Roasted Salmon

sun dried tomato & pine nut crust, topped with preserved lemon gremolata

Grilled Salmon with Uva Rosso

fresh pressed grape juice reduction & caramelized shallot sauce 

Beef, Lamb, Pork

Grilled Sea Bass

fresh local arugula pesto  

Pan Sautéed Blue Sea Cobia

lemon beurre blanc with heirloom tomato basil slaw

Paella 

world-class dish with fresh seafood, shellfish, lobster & saffron

Prawn Coconut Curry

chef's favorite; fragrant and superbly flavored with house made fresh ginger curry, on couscous

Mediterranean Halibut

cherry tomatoes, chardonnay, garlic, fresh herbs, sweet onions & capers

Mahi Mahi

lemon basil butter

Grilled Salmon Filet

fresh sorrel sauce

Seared Ahi Tower

grilled farmer’s market veggies & polenta, basil oil, roasted tomato sauce & prawn garnish 

Pistachio Crusted Fish en Papillote

 parchment enveloped local organic pistachio-crusted tilapia with fresh mint sauce

Miso Glazed Sea Bass

frizzled ginger & mango chop chop

Medium Rare Tri Tip

madeira green peppercorn sauce or mango salsa

Char Grilled Bistecca Florentina

whole new york or sirloin marinated in fine chianti, rosemary and garlic marinade & served with chianti jus

Crusted Tenderloin

country dijon crusted medium rare beef tenderloin roasted & served with mustard cream

Tenderloin

roasted medium rare, red wine mushroom bordelaise & horseradish sauce

Local Natural New York Strip

pasture to plate; from watkin's ranch in ojai, fire grilled & carved to order with fresh thyme & butter sautéed mushrooms

Mesquite Flank Steak

chimichurri or persimmon salsa

Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

classic fresh made salsa    

Sirloin   

red wine mushroom bordelaise

Mojo Marinated Tri Tip

hot & mild roasted salsa 

BBQ Brisket

spice rubbed slow roasted / pickled red onions

Lasagna Bolognese

heavenly lasagna with slow-simmered deeply flavored beef sauce

Prime Rib

au jus and horseradish sauce

Short Ribs

slow braised 

Fanned Loin of Lamb

artichoke puree & roasted garlic au jus

Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb

pinot noir mustard reduction   

Lemon Rosemary Pork Loin

confetti of garlic, parsley, lemon zest & balsamic glazed cipollini onions

 
Vegetarian & Vegan

Portobello Mushroom Raviolis

browned sage butter

Veggie Tower (we do this Vegan or Vegetarian)

rosemary speared grilled vegetable & polenta on basil cream and roasted tomato pasilla sauce

Gluten Free Vegan Pasta 

vegan sausage, kalamata olives, capers & savory plum tomatoes

Tomato Tart

heirloom tomato, caramelized onion and goat cheese tarts baked in a parmigiano pepper crust 

V Fava Tomato Tart

heirloom tomato, caramelized onion and fava bean tarts baked in a parmigiano pepper crust 

Homemade Vegetable Lasagna

grilled eggplant & spinach    

V Chorizo & Potato Enchiladas 

salsa verde   

Savory Mushroom Ragout

penne on a bed of local organic greens

Manicotti

crepes & herbed fresh ricotta, basil & market tomato sauce

Grilled Portobella Mushroom 

loaded with vegan chorizo & potato 

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