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 ITALIAN

 

*EXTREME CHEFS NOTE: Try subbing spiced snake meats, agretti grass spaghetti with sheep bolognese, and limoncello almond feta to replenish yourself after a refreshing dip in Capri's Blue Lagoon

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- Sliced and Fried Eggplant Topped with Roasted Tomatoes and Juicy Buffalo Mozzarella dressed with balsamic reduction glaze and served on a bed of Arugula 

 

- A Trio of Toasted Bread with Homemade Bruschetta, Olive Tapenade, and Fig Jam topped with prosciutto, gorgonzola cheese, and caramelized onions 

 

- A Duo of Meatballs, one beef stuffed with Parmigiano and the other a spicy Italian sausage drizzled over with of a deep marinara sauce

MAINS

- Sliced Tenderloin served with fried homemade gnocchi and stuffed Artichokes

 

- Five Cheese Lasagna (ricotta, fresh mozzarella, provolone, asiago, and Parmesan) with Hot Italian Sausage and Ground Beef, served with a Caprese Salad

 

- Chicken Cacciatore, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmesan, or Chicken Piccata with sliced and fried Polenta; In Italy, alla cacciatora, as it's called there, describes a dish prepared "hunter-style." It can be made with other meats, like rabbit and pheasant, though chicken is one of the most common choices today. Most versions include tomato, red bell pepper, mushrooms, and onions.

 

- Thick-Crust Sicilian-Style Pizza or Thin-Crust Neapolitan-Style Pizza Neapolitan-style has a charred crust, sparse topping application, a raised border. The trademark of a Sicilian is that it is baked in a rectangular pan and cut into squares.

 

- Shrimp Scampi with Cheesy Garlic Bread or Focaccia; Shrimp are served with linguine pasta in a white wine-and-butter sauce flecked with fresh parsley for an impressive main dish

 DESSERTS

- Tiramisu mascarpone custard layered with whipped cream and rum and coffee soaked ladyfingers

 

- Cannoli consists of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough filled with a sweet and creamy filling

 

- Panna Cotta sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded. The cream may be aromatized with rum, coffee, vanilla, or other flavorings

 

- Assorted Italian Cookies these are the perfect bites of sweetness and the perfect choice for any cookie platter, holiday or otherwise

 GREEK

*EXTREME CHEFS NOTE: Try subbing crusted goat shavings, fried octopus ink sack, or grappa olives whilst picnicking atop a stark white roof over looking the Mediterranean and absorbing the magic of the gods

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- Marinated Greek chicken, beef, or pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce served with homemade Pita Bread.

- Spanakopita a tasty blend of spinach, onion, feta cheese, eggs and basil in flaky filo pastry

- Crispy and delicious traditional-style Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce and Pita Bread

MAINS

- Zesty Grecian Pork Tenderloin served with Traditional Greek Salad

 

- Greek style garlic Chicken Breast with Tzatziki sauce side

 

- Gryo-spiced meat mixture of lamb and beef, formed into little patties, grilled, and topped with tzatziki and pickled pepperoncini to make one tasty sandwich

DESSERTS

- Baklava a rich Greek pastry consisting of sheets of phyllo layered with chopped nuts, butter, and cinnamon, baked, and soaked in a honey or sugar syrup

 

- Koulourakia fluffiest and crunchiest Greek Easter cookies you have ever tasted! Serve with hot coffee for a match made in heaven.

 

- Kataifi Golden, crispy and amazingly moist! An amazing dessert made with roughly chopped walnuts (and sometimes other nuts), scented with ground clove and cinnamon, wrapped into buttered cripsy kataifi dough and bathed in lemon scented syrup 

 FRENCH

*EXTREME CHEFS NOTE: Try subbing snail eggs, beef brain broth, or champagne almond cheese after strolling the vineyards and cobble stone streets atop the Eiffel Tower or even apres atop the Alps

STARTERS

- Classic French Onion Soup with Baguette Is there anything more comforting on a chilly day than a hot bowl of French onion soup? Especially with a thick slice of toasted bread loaded with melty Gruyere cheese and lots of caramelized onions

 

- Cheese Soufflé a glorious combination of a simple thickened white sauce paired with a light puffy burst of flavorful cheese

- Summer Vegetable Gratin we love this veggie gratin so much because it’s one of those awesome dishes that’s hearty enough to be eaten alone or as a side. Delicious and colorful, this is one of our favorite summer vegetable recipes, and perfect for bringing to that next potluck!

- Potatoes Lyonnaise or Pommes Anna named after a mid-19th-century Parisian beauty, this crispy, buttery potato cake with a creamy center is special occasion fare

MAINS

- Chicken Fricassee or Provençal with Rice, Baguette, or soft Polenta; Long on flavor, this classic French dish makes for the perfect dinner. Bright with tarragon, it's a great way to welcome spring

 

- Beef Burgundy The finished stew is filled with tender chunks of meat and mushroom, along with plump onions and carrots and a deeply rich red-wine base. It's what Burgundy might taste like...if Burgundy had a land made of mushroom, pork, and onion, and rivers flowing with vin rouge

 

- Steak Au Poivre with Brandied Cream Sauce with Potatoes Gratin and Vegetables; According to French steak specialist Francis Marie, steak au poivre originated in the 19th century in the bistros of Normandy, where noted figures took their female companions for late suppers, and where pepper's purported aphrodisiac properties may have proved most useful

 

- Fish Meuniére with Browned Butter Lemon Sauce and Vegetables; the fish is dusted with flour before cooking. The fish is then sautéed in clarified butter until it’s crisped and golden, and then it’s finished with a bit of brown butter, as well as lemon and parsley

DESSERTS

- Créme Brûlée a French classic with vanilla bean and caramelized sugar​

 

- Crêpe traditionally made with buttery, orange-flavored sauce for this famous dessert​

 

- Mousse is the lighter, fluffier cousin of pudding. Sweet mousse is typically flavored with chocolate, coffee, or fruit

 MEXICAN

*EXTREME CHEFS NOTE: Try subbing grasshopper bites, worm salt, or cactus flower ice cream whilst people watching from the steps of an ancient architectural digest worthy front step

STARTERS

- Cheesy Nachos with Guacamole and Salsa Crunchy chips, savory meat and beans, fresh toppings like salsa and guacamole, and of course, smothering it all with a thick layer of melted cheese. This party food is shareable, easy customizable to your personal tastes, and just so hard to turn down

 

- Quesadilla The flavor combinations of these cheesy treats may come from all over the globe, but the quesadilla concept is pure Mexican. Your choice of proteins, veggies, and cheeses

 

- Tortilla or Black Bean Soup a hearty and flavorful soup with a bit of a kick. Can be made Vegan by omitting sour cream

MAINS

- Beef, Steak, Fish, or Chicken Tacos with Mexican Rice and Beans; Tacos bring everyone to the table, because they're not only tasty but also fun to eat and full of Mexican flair

- Chicken or Steak Fajitas with Mexican Rice and Beans; a do-it-yourself dish with sizzling meats and fresh tortillas

- Chicken or Steak Enchiladas with Red or Green Chile Sauce served with Mexican Rice and Beans; An enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled around a filling and covered with a chile pepper sauce

- Spicy Mexican Shredded Pork Tostadas with Mexican Rice and Beans; If there’s anything that comes close to a Mexican version of an open-faced sandwich, the tostada is it

DESSERTS

- Sopapilla Cheese Cake inspired by the popular Mexican pastry, these cinnamon sugar cheesecake bars—with their sweet cream cheese filling, crunchy topping and flaky crescent crust—are dangerously good

 

- Apple Enchilada; flour tortillas filled with apple pie filling and smothered in a simple syrup are baked until sweet and golden

 

- Margarita Cake this desert combines the elements of rich pound cake with flavors of a margarita; all topped off with a lime zest, sugar and salt. Your favorite drink is now a cake!

 

- Tres Leches you'll savor a very moist cake that's been soaked in three full-flavored milks 

 ASIAN

*EXTREME CHEFS NOTE: Try subbing sea urchin tarantula dip, iced radish pasta, or roasted cinnamon purple taro root smoking dry ice cream to refresh yourself whilst lounging around the base of a waterfall along the rice paddies 

STARTERS

- Vegetable, Pork, or Cricket Gyoza Classic Japanese-style pork and cabbage dumplings with a juicy, moist filling and a crisp-chewy wrapper

 

- Edamame the perfect little pick-me-up snack, young soybeans sprinkled with salt

 

- Chicken Negimaki a Japanese food consisting of broiled strips of chicken marinated in a tangy teriyaki sauce and rolled with scallions

 

- Ribeye Steak Tataki; Tataki refers to beef or fish that is quickly seared over high heat, leaving the center very rare

 

- Rainbow Sashimi thinly sliced Rainbow Fin tuna, served raw

MAINS

- Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, or Salmon Teriyaki with Miso Soup and White or Fried Rice; Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar

 

- Drunken Noodles or Pad Thai with Miso Soup and White or Brown Rice; a rice noodle dish dressed with a deliciously savory, spicy sauce and tossed with crispy tofu

 

- Caterpillar, Rainbow, Lobster Tempura, Volcano, Ninja, or Dragon Sushi Roll raw or cooked proteins(usually fish, octopus, squid, crab, or lobster) wrapped in rice and seaweed

 

- Thai, Red, Green, or Masanman Curry with Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Scallop, Fish, Mussel, or Seafood Combo; featuring potatoes, peanuts and five-spice powder— this dish invokes a flavorful combination of heat and spice

DESSERTS

- Waffle Sushi Rolls with Strawberries, Bananas, Pineapples, and whipped cream. Served with Maple Syrup

- Hanami Dango a Japanese sweet rice Mochi dessert, where 3 different Dango balls, pink, white, and green, are skewered on a stick

- Sago Coconut Milk Cake Sago in coconut milk and also known as “Sai Mai Lo” in Cantonese. You'll find it on the dessert in every Chinese restaurant. This is a twist on a classic, taking the Sago in coconut milk and making it into beautifully mouth-watering bite-sized cakes

 
 
 
 
 

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