Food & Wine: Personal Chef Services


Are you interested in trying the local dishes of a variety of small regions in Italy and Spain? Would you like to learn more about the foods of North Africa, Turkey, and the eastern Mediterranean, and the cultures and landscapes that produced them? Enjoy a dinner prepared by a geographer specializing in the Mediterranean region who has spent years studying the cuisines first-hand. Or, try your hand at preparing an ethnic feast with an individual or group cooking lesson.

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DINNERS

A multi-course Mediterranean dinner with accompanying imported wines can be prepared and served at your home or at CATALPA’S beautiful home location (in the garden, weather-permitting). For 2-8 people. Contact us for more information or to discuss menus and dates.

COOKING LESSONS

Learn to prepare regional Mediterranean dishes with an individual or group cooking lesson. Cook and feast on your creations at CATALPA’S beautiful home location (in the garden, weather-permitting). For 1-6 people. Contact us for more information or to discuss menus and dates.


Custom Mediterranean Dinners in the Catalpa Gardens

You and your small group of four to eight can schedule a customized four or five course regional Mediterranean meal with specially selected wines to accompany each course. Dinners are served in the beautiful and tranquil Catalpa gardens.

A great variety of authentic Mediterranean menu options are available in a number of ethnic and regional cuisines, below are some suggestions. Menus can be created for any regional Italian cuisine, including Tuscan, Roman, Neapolitan, Venetian, Sicilian, Abbruzese, Pugliese, etc. or Italian Jewish cuisine.

Call for recommendations and to have your dishes and wine selections specially tailored to your tastes and interests.

Recipes are the unique result of years of the study, practice and eating of classic Mediterranean cookery at home and abroad. Most vegetables and herbs are grown in the Catalpa gardens, yogurts and non-imported cheeses are homemade from fresh milk from a neighboring farm, and recipes and preparations are mindful of fresh, pure and healthy eating.

Each dinner includes homemade regional bread. Many vegetarian options are available.