My first question for creating the menu was, "What is Mamma Q's favorite food?" The response: lobster. The task: How do I feed 20 people lobster without it costing an arm and a claw? Mission accomplished. Here is what the menu entailed:
Lobster Bruschetta: fresh tomatoes, corn, shallots, avocado, lemon juice, and steamed lobster chunks on toasted bread.
Arugula Salad: arugula, roasted fennel, carmelized shallots, tomatoes, and radishses with a light vinaigrette dresssing.
Ratatouille: eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, fresh herbs served with polenta squares.
Dark Chocolate Ice Cream: made with agave and Green & Black organic dark chocolate served with fresh fruit.
I was honored to be among this great group of people. Happy birthday, Mamma Q!
Mamma Q and Jonathan