for the LOVE! catering

serving Santa Cruz and Northern California

By Angela Blessing

Custom on-site catering for your special occasion or retreat. Full range of culinary styles to meet the discerning tastes of your guests or event. Affordable and professional. Call Angela Blessing or fill out our catering questionnaire and we will respond to your inquiry promptly! Thank you~

Sample Menus

Country Chateau Supper~ Lavendar-Infused Roasted Chicken and Pearl Onions * Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes * Carmelized Carrots and Fennel * Baby Spring Greens with Fresh Figs and Pecan-Encrusted Goat Cheese and Balsmic Vinagerette* Raw Lime Tart with Date-Coconut-Macadamia Crust or Yellow Almond Cake with Fresh Cherries and Cream

Summer Wedding~ Baby Shrimp, Avocado and Roquefort w/ a light orange-champagne dressing in Butter Lettuce Cups * Smoked Wild Salmon with Caper and Fresh Herb Tapenade * Roasted Leg of Lamb w/ Sweet Mint Sauce * Potato Salad Niscoi w/ blanched green beans, red onion and bell pepper, chopped egg, and fresh Lemon-Mustard-Dill Dressing * Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Lemon Zest and Cracked Black Pepper * Curried Cous Cous Pilaf w/ warm eastern spices, toasted almonds, currants, and fresh herbs * Organic Baby Greens, Fresh Sprouts and Honey Balsamic Dressing * Artisan breads and Cheese Platter * Fresh Local Berries in Sweet Almond Nectar with Organic Fresh Whipped Cream * Artisan Wedding Cake

Clean and Clear~ Live Sunflower-Almond Pate in Endive Cups Appetizer * Nourishing Miso Soup with Dulse, Green Onion and Root Vegetable * Freshly Marinated Kale Salad with Goji berries, Red Onion, Shredded Carrot and Lemon Vinegarette * Steamed Wild Rice and Jasmine Pilaf with Shitake and Himalayan Sea Salt * All-Raw Baby Bok Choy in Sesame Dressing w/ Julienned Red Peppers * Live Food Chocolate Brownie and Coconut Bliss Ice Cream

Mama Italiana~ Prociutto-wrapped Asaparagus Appetizer * Gourmet Pasta with Virgin Olive Oil, Chopped Ripe Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, Sweet Onions, and Green Olives and Smoked Gouda and Parmesan (served room temperature) * Marinated Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon * Garlic Roasted Zucchinis * Artisan breads w/ Herbed Fromage-Blanc plus Balsamic and Olive Oil for Dipping * Fresh Peach Cobbler with Sugar-Crusted Biscuit Crust and Good Vanilla Ice Cream

Vegan Asian Fusion~ Live Pad Thai with Tamarind-Almond Sauce in Red-Leaf Lettuce Cups * Warm Sesame Noodles with Green Onion, Waterchestnuts, and Dried Plums * Arami Seaweed Salad with Red Rice and Diakon * Coconut Milk Soup with Seasonal Vegetables, Kefir Lime and Lemongrass * Marinated and Oven Baked Tofu Steaks * Butter Lettuce Salad with Marinated Tangerines and Slivered Almonds and Fennel * Tempura Bananas or Raw Mango Mousse

Graduation Brunch~ Thick, Oven-Puffed French Toast with Maple-Banana Cream and Honey Yogurt * Free-Range Frittata with Spinach, Zucchini, Red Onion, Goat Cheese and Fresh Basil * Seasonal Fruit Platter * Coconut Crunch Muffins * Smoked Chicken Apple Sauages * Artisan Breads and Specialty Cheese Platter * Lox of Love * Indian Chai and Coffee Service

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