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Fabulous Food for All Your Special Events! June 17, 2010

Filed under: Catering,End of summer meals,Food,Lexington MA caterers — morningstarsrising @ 1:53 am
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Somehow, we missed it.  It was early spring, and then, blammo, summer arrived.  Now we have peas blossoming in the garden, swiss chard, endive, spinach, radishes all growing like mad.  Chives are blossoming and will be featured in chive blossom vinegar and as garnishes for those yummy summer salads we love.

And it’s entertaining time…graduations, weddings, showers, celebrations galore.  Maybe just an evening with friends or family that’s casual…but always, featuring food to make your mouth water, from The Delicious Dish.  Well, we’ve got a pot of Gram’s baked lima beans staying warm in the oven, to be topped by that 100+ year-old Chili Sauce recipe.  Three-color potato salad was made this morning and is chilling, along with a summer salad of green pepper, green beans, yellow cherry tomatoes, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley and dill, and a poppy seed vinaigrette.  How about some fabulous barbecued short ribs, braised and then finished on the grill?  And perhaps my mom’s sixty year old recipe for Blitz Torte – light with layers of meringue, toasted walnut, and yellow cake with whipped cream piled on the layers – for dessert?

Yes, it’s summer for sure and The Delicious Dish is here to help you with all your entertaining needs.  Invite your friends or family, mix up some summer sangria, and get ready to kick back and celebrate this beautiful season!

Our distinct point of view is focused on providing flavorful and beautiful food, using local, fresh ingredients, at reasonable prices.  Whether it’s dinner for four when you’re too busy to cook, hors d’oeuvres for fifty, a fall celebration party to honor a wedding or a new baby, a sit-down dinner for ten, or a festive brunch, you’ll want to call The Delicious Dish!

The Delicious Dish is owned and operated by Debbie Weiner Soule, who has been cooking and catering since she was a teenager.  Deb is the co-author of the book, The Family Table:  Food on Star Island, and has contributed recipes published in Yankee Magazine.  Watch this space for more news, menu choices, and recipes – and let us know how we can help to make your next event or family meal memorable.

For all of your summer entertaining needs, The Delicious Dish can help you to offer a really wonderful meal that you don’t have to stress over — let us do the work!

Enjoy these Featured Summer Items:

Roasted Tomato-Goat Cheese Tart
Smoked Salmon spread in Endive Leaves
Kalamata Olive/Rosemary Sables (a savory shortbread)
Cherry Tomato-Mozarella-Basil Skewers
Fresh Figs wrapped with Prosciutto
Day Boat Scallops wrapped in Maple-Cured Bacon
Puff Pastry Palmiers with Fontina Cheese, fresh Rosemary, Sun Dried Tomatoes

Grilled Salmon with Mustard-Maple Glaze
Roasted Vegetable Stack with Ricotta, Tomatoes, and shaved Parmesan
Crawfish and Shrimp Etoufee over rice
Jambalaya with sausage, shrimp, and chicken
Summer Paella
Marinated Lamb Skewers with Tzatziki and Grilled Pita
Braised Barbecued Short Ribs
Summer Tart with Goat Cheese, Carmelized Onions, Goat Cheese and Rosemary
Ratatouille with Chicken Sausages

Tri-color potato salad
Wild Rice Salad with tomatoes, kalamata olives, diced jalapenos, Vidalia Onions, currants, toasted almond slivers
Artichokes with four dipping sauces
Grilled Asparagus with shaved parmesan cheese
Gram’s baked lima beans with pork belly (baked for 8 hours!)
Risotto Primavera with fresh peas, asparagus, ramps
Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Greek “Peasant” Salad:  Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Kalamata Olives, Red Onion, Green Peppers, Feta, with herbs and a light olive oil dressing
Wedge Salad with Bacon, Heirloom Tomatoes, Great Hill Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Mesclun with sweet and spicy pecans, cranberries, goat cheese, and lemon vinaigrette
Old Fashioned five-bean salad:  green, black, red, garbanzo, cannelini beans, with
artichoke hearts, red onion, green pepper, and a sweet poppy seed vinaigrette
Fennel, Blood Orange, Mesclun salad with citrus vinaigrette and pine nuts

Sweet Endings:
“Blitz” Torte ( a retro classic from the 1960’s) – yellow cake, meringue layers with toasted           walnuts, clouds of whipped cream
Pistachio-Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake (a retro delight)
Rhubarb Crisp with Strawberries
Rasberry-Strawberry Trifle
Black-Bottom Pie

Flower arrangements also available for your event – inquire for more information!

Order this and more: .  Full event service available; local deliveries may be scheduled. Bon appetit!