There are certain occasions when you just want to celebrate and not be anchored to the kitchen through your entire event. For most people this means that the entire group goes out to a restaurant. Restaurants will definitely keep you out of the kitchen, but they are also loud, crowded and want to turn your table over as quickly as possible to get more people into the seats.

When you call Dinner, then Dessert to handle your dinner party we arrive early in the day and prep your meals, create the food fresh and clean up after ourselves at the end of the evening.

We are happy to be a part of your celebration! Dinner, then Dessert can accommodate sit down dinner parties of up to 12 people, or buffet gatherings for up to 50.

Service rates vary depending on types of food and number of people, so please just email or call us and we will be happy to get a quote to you within 24 hours.


Most Popular Dinner Party Menu


    Antipasto Platter

    Crispy Polenta with Caramelized Mushrooms

    Panzanella Caprese

    Shrimp Scampi in a Wine Butter Sauce with homemade pasta

    Roasted Garlic Bread with fresh shaved parmesan

    Italian Classic Tiramisu


The Dinner Parties menu is completely custom and pulls from a database of over 1000 recipes. Because of this, its impossible to provide a complete list of available entrees.

In an effort to get your brain and your stomach thinking, we are listing ten choices for each course.


Top Ten Ordered Appetizers:


                Apple & Goat Cheese Crostini with Honeyed Walnuts and Crisp Bacon

                Corn Fritters with Jalapeno Marmalade

                Feta Cheese Truffles with Mediterranean Antipasto Platter

                Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry

                Mini French Onion Gruyere Tarts

                Peach and Blue Cheese Bites 

                Polenta Bites with Caramelized Mushrooms

                Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed With Gouda Cheese and Salami

                Spanish Chorizo Meatballs

                Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts



Top Ten Ordered Salads:

            Beet Salad with Almond Butter and Gorgonzola Bomboloni

            Chicken Cobb with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette

            Chinese Chicken Salad with Fresh Miso Dressing

            Dandelion Salad with Lardons and Goat Cheese Phyllo Blossoms

            Endive-Radicchio Salad with Pancetta and Gorgonzola

            Feta cheese salad with prosciutto, figs, and toasted pistachios

            Homemade Caesar with Parmesan Crisps           

            Mixed Greens grapes, apples, celery, walnuts creamy blue cheese dressing

            Panzanella Caprese

            Roasted Bell Pepper and Warm Goat Cheese Salad



Top Ten Ordered Main Courses:

            Duck Breasts with Citrus Port Cherry Sauce with Steamed Seasonal Vegetables

            Filet of Beef Au Poivre with Souffléed Macaroni and Cheese

            Grilled Lamb Chops with Curried Couscous and Zucchini Raita

            Grilled Ribeye with Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce with Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash

            Honey Soy Broiled Salmon with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and Ginger Roasted Carrots

            Miso-Glazed Sea Bass with Roasted Asparagus

            Peppercorn Roasted Pork with Vermouth Pan Sauce and Buttermilk Shallot Mashed Potatoes

            Provencal Rack of Lamb with Roasted Tomatoes

            Short Ribs Braised in Coffee Ancho Chile Sauce

            Veal Scallopini with Brown Butter and Capers with German Spaetzle



Top Ten Ordered Desserts:

                Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Cheesecake with Chocolate Whipped Cream

                Green Tea White Chocolate Ice Cream with Genoise

                Italian Classic Tiramisu

                Mexican Chocolate Pots de Crème Cinnamon Whipped Cream

                Mixed Berry Bread Pudding with Lemon Whipped Cream

                Mocha Mousse Cups with Marinated Berries

                Neapolitan Cheesecake with brûléed bananas 

                Nutella, Strawberry and Fresh Whipped Cream Crepes

                Pound Cake with Carrot Cake Ice Cream and Cream Cheese Icing

                Stracciatella Tortoni Cake with Espresso Fudge Sauce


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