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Chef Z's Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry
Coulis and cinnamon Chantilly Cream



ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO
Chef Z is your Private Gourmet Chef…and at your Service
in the Charlottesville and Richmond, VA areas.

Chef Z makes all her food components from scratch!

Looking for an unusual and memorable gift for that special someone
 to celebrate one of life's special moments?
 Consider the gift of a ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO 
in the privacy of your own home.

 Chef Z will provide a custom crafted, private dining experience for you in your home and serve it to you as if you were dining at your favorite restaurant.
Indulge in a 3 to 7 course meal suited to your casual or elegant style requests, paired with the correct wine selection,
while enjoying the company of your spouse or significant other in a
cozy and congenial atmosphere.

Romantic Dinner menus created to suit every dietary need
Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, vegan, vegetarian, wheat free, lowfat, Mexican, Indian, and Thai cuisines are all available by request.
Organic vegetables, fruits and meats used whenever available.

By reservation only
Gift certificates available - beautifully presented

Chef Z's famous Homemade Cilantro Tortillas for Two with Mango Guacamole made tableside

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4 COURSE MENU
$150 - $180 per person
first course or salad course, bread, entree', dessert
wine and gratuity not included
;
please inquire about specific travel costs
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6 COURSE MENU
Our most popular choice
$190 - $220 per person
appetizer, first course or salad course, bread course, palate cleanser, entree, dessert
wine and gratuity not included;
please inquire about specific travel costs


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8 COURSE MENU
$230 - $260 per person
appetizer, first course, salad course, bread course, palate cleanser, entree', cheese course, dessert
wine and gratuity not included;
please inquire about specific travel costs


Sample 8-course menu for SPRING 2015

Appetizer course
ASSORTED AMUSE BOUCHE ONE-BITES


First course

MINI INDIVIDUAL ANTIPASTO PLATTERS
OR
COLOSSAL SHRIMP with GRAPEFRUIT BEURRE BLANC
Grapefruit Supreme garnish
OR
SEARED COLOSSAL SCALLOP
Pea-Basil Sauce
OR
SARDINES AND HARISA
atop half Grilled Peach


Salad course
INDIVIDUAL GRILLED RATATOUILLE NAPOLEONS
with 3 Lily Bechamel drizzle

OR
MINI KALE CAESAR SALADS IN ASIAGO FRICO CUPS
Towers of Baby Kale Caesar Salad
tucked inside Asiago cups

OR
CONSTRUCTED ORGANIC SPRING MIX SALAD
Green Goddess Dressing


Bread course
BAGUETTE WITH TRUFFLE BUTTER
OR
GRILLED TURMERIC NAAN
OR
FRESH BAKED ROSEMARY & DRIED PLUM FOCCACIA
OR CLASSIC FOCCACIA

OR
HANDMADE MASECA
& CILANTRO EMBEDDED TORTILLAS


Palate Cleanser course
VODKA CITRUS GRANITA
 in hollowed out lime or lemon shell
OR
WATERMELON JUICE SHOTS
with Himalayan salt


Entree course
SHALLOT-POMEGRANATE FLANK STEAK
                      Thin strips of grilled flank steak finished in a shallot-pomegranate reduced sauce
Twice Baked Potato Towers
Caramelized Carrots
OR
RACK OF LAMB - rosemary and shallot encrusted
with Creamy Polenta drizzled with Truffle oil and Truffle Salt sprinkle

Sauteed Shallots and Greens
OR
DIJON-MARMALADE WILD CAUGHT SALMON
  Broiled Wild salmon wiped with dijon-marmalade and encrusted with pulverized pecans
Roasted Haricot Verts
Forbidden Rice Pilaf
OR
CHICKEN MICHAELANGELO
Organic Chicken Breasts rolled and stuffed with cream cheese, baby spinach, pinenuts and golden raisins, then seared and simmered in chicken au jus, cut into medallions.
Fresh Fettucini Alfredo
Roasted Haricots Verts
OR
INDIVIDUAL BEEF WELLINGTONS
Horseradish sour cream
Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes or Twice Baked Potato Towers
Grilled Asparagus

OR
FRESH FISH WITH THAI PESTO
Coconut Jasmine Rice
Sauteed Greens with Garlic and Toasted Pinenuts

Caramelized Organic Carrots
OR
GRILLED SPRING VEGETABLE NAPOLEONS
3 Lily Bechamel drizzle
Forbidden Rice Pilaf with Toasted Pinenuts and Dried Cherries
Seasonal Vegetable du jour

Cheese course

ARRAY OF 2 GOURMET CHEESES
 accompanied by sliced apples, pears, baguette and local honey


Dessert course

 POACHED BOSC PEARS STUFFED WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM
RASPBERRY COULIS SAUCE
accompanied by Chef Z's Signature Handmade Chocolate Chambord Truffles

 in hand-wrapped gold foil origami papers

OR
CLASSIC FLAMBE'D BANANAS FOSTER WITH LIME SQUEEZE

accompanied by Chef Z's Signature Handmade Chocolate Chambord Truffles
 in hand-wrapped gold foil origami papers
OR
DESSERT CREPES WITH MASCARPONE FILLING and Fresh Cherry Sauce

accompanied by Chef Z's Signature Handmade Chocolate Chambord Truffles
 in hand-wrapped gold foil origami papers
OR
ZABAGLIONE WITH FRESH SEASONAL FRUIT

accompanied by Chef Z's Signature Handmade Chocolate Chambord Truffles
 in hand-wrapped gold foil origami papers


Customized pricing is based on number of courses and menu selections

Wine, gratuity and travel not included


Please inquire about travel costs outside Albemarle County, VA or Richmond, VA