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PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE SINCE 2007 ON LAKE COMO FOR INTERNATIONAL GUESTS AND VIP

 

 

 

CHEF’S MENU “À LA CARTE” FOR SINGLE LUNCH OR DINNER

PERSONAL CHEF’S MENU - ITALIAN ROMANCE MENU - PEAR OF LAKE COMO MENU

 

 

 

 

 

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STARTERS/HORS D’OEUVRES

 

The extra charges shown on the chef’s menu, refer to the prices indicated on the page: Personal chef service for single brunch, lunch or dinner click here

 

 

 

VEGETARIAN

 

Tuscany Panzanella

Bread, assorted tomatoes, basil, grilled red bell peppers

Cantabric anchovies, red onions, garlic served aside

 

Caprese salad

Assorted tomatoes, raw milk buffalo mozzarella & basil

 

Grilled Vegetables

Chef’s pesto sauce, raw milk buffalo mozzarella

Balsamic caramel vinegar, roasted pine nuts

 

Minestrone

Summer vegetables cold soup, croutons & parmesan cheese

(No Vegetarian Version on Request: with chicken stock and smoked bacon)

 

 

FISH & SEAFOOD

 

Chef’s Specialty

Grilled Prawns on Chickpea Purée & Spicy Salami

Organic lemon, toasted sesame, Italian parsley, sweet paprika

(Vegetarian version on Request)

 

Salt Cod

Fried Croquette served with salad & hot arrabbiata tomato Sauce

 

Octopus Salad

Little Potatoes, roasted fennel & tuna cream

 

 

MEATS

 

Quail Paté in Crust

Braulio liquor from Valtellina & cocoa (chef’s specialty)

 

Antipasto Misto

Mixed hors d’oeuvres/starters created by the chef + € 4.-pp

 

Rabbit in “Porchetta

Smoked bacon, pistachio, rosemary, cucumber, lentils snack, carrots

 

Vitello tonnato

Roasted veal carpaccio with tuna mayonnaise

 

 

LOCAL

 

Carpione

Trout cooked & marinated in sweet and sour white wine sauce

 

Cheese & Salumi Board

Selection of Local cured meats and Local Cheese

from the Valtellina Valley farms.Served with honey and local jam

+ € 3.-pp

 

Buckwheat Crȇpe

Crȇpe roll stuffed with mushroom, casera cheese, local beef bresaola

Baked in the oven. (Vegetarian version on Request)

 

Bresaola

Valtellina Air Dried Beef Carpaccio

Raw vegetables rémoulade, black olive & Grana cheese

 

Taroz

Mashed potatoes with string beans, local cheese, onions, butter

Served with deer and wild boar salami

(Vegetarian version on Request)

 

 

 

 

At your disposal, our wines selection to pairing at your menu. (optional)

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PASTA & CO

 

 

PASTA/MACCHERONI

 

La Norma

Tomato sauce, fried eggplants, dried ricotta cheese, basil (Vegetarian)

 

Tuna Bottarga

Lemon and orange zest, breadcrumbs, tomatoes “confit”, origan

 

Amatriciana Sauce

Rustic tomato sauce, pork cheek, white wine from Lazio, sheep’s cheese

 

Pizzoccheri

Local Buckwheat Pasta from Valtellina with potatoes, spinach beets

& local casera cheese (Vegetarian)

 

Carbonara

Pork cheek, smoked lardons, eggs & pecorino cheese sauce, ground pepper

 

 

GNOCCHI/ POTATO DUMPLING

 

Meats Stew “Tuscany Style”

Vegetables soffritto, beef, veal, local sausage, chianti red wine, dried herbs

 

Peperonata

Bell pepper stew with basil, red onions & tomatoes

Cooked slowly in extra virgin olive oil (Vegetarian)

 

 

RAVIOLI

 

Walnuts Ravioli

Gorgonzola creamy sauce & basil

 

Artichoke Ravioli

Smoked bacon, pine nuts, white wine sauce with thyme & soffritto

(Vegetarian version on Request)

 

 

 

RISOTTO

 

Milan style

Saffron & summer vegetables (Vegetarian)

 

Salamella

Italian sausage, local red wine nebbiolo

Arugula, mushroom & black pepper

 

Typical from Lake Como

Fish of the lake, sage & lemon butter

 

Italian Flag Risotto

Arugula, burrata cheese & Tomato sauce, (Vegetarian)

 

 

BAKED/ GRATIN

 

Bolognese Cannelloni

Stuffed roll pasta with beef stew, soffritto, tomato sauce

Béchamel sauce & gratinated mountain cheese

 

Grandmother lasagna

Beef stew, Italian sausage, eggs, vegetables, tomato sauce with basil

Béchamel sauce, fior di latte, onions “confit

 

Vegetarian lasagna

Sautéed seasoned vegetables, rustic tomato sauce, béchamel & cheese

 

Baked Penne Rigate

Ricotta sauce and fresh spinach (Vegetarian)

 

Buckwheat Polenta “Rossa

Pan roasted local red polenta Stuffed with mountain Cheese (Vegetarian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At your disposal, our wines selection to pairing at your menu. (optional)

Click here

 

 

 

MAIN COURSES/HOT ENTREES

VEGETARIAN, FISH AND/OR MEAT

 

For all the main course, the chef will prepare a side dish and seasonal vegetables suitable for your choice

For some recipes, vegetables can be presented directly in the dish

 

 

VEGETARIAN

 

Peperonata

Bell pepper stew with basil, red onions & tomatoes

Cooked slowly in extra virgin olive oil (Vegetarian)

 

Parmigiana Aubergine/Eggplant

Tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, smoked mozzarella

 

Zucchini Cream

Ricotta cheese dumpling, taggiasche olives & basil

 

 

FISH AND SEAFOOD

 

All the fish we serve come from my fishmonger to trust

The fish is served without bones

 

Sea bass

Stuffed and breaded sea bass fillet like a cordon-bleu + € 3.-pp

 

Mackerel

Fillet cooked unilaterally, saffron & potato rouille mayonnaise

 

Salmon

Fillet cooked unilaterally, cream of scampi

 

Gilthead

Grilled with mussel & saffron Sauce + € 4.-pp

 

Trout

Cooked “meunière with almonds & spinach croquette

 

Tuna

Sweet Bell Pepper “confit” with taggiasche olive, cherry tomatoes

Cappers, basil, organic herbs from Provence & balsamic vinegar reduction

+ € 4.-pp

 

Swordfish

Cantabric anchovies, caper butter & Grilled red-leave-chicory

+ € 4.-pp

 

 

MEATS

 

All meats are sourced from my butcher

Except *

 

BEEF

Braised beef “brasato” in Chianti red wine sauce

 

Local beef tenderloin, gribiche sauce

+ € 4.-pp

 

Local sliced beef “Tagliata” with extra virgin olive oil from Liguria

+ € 3.-pp

 

Chicken

Chicken breast with parmesan cheese crust

 

*Cornish Hen

Devil Sauce

 

*Duck

Breast duck in Oranges and Marsala Sicilian wine Sauce

 

Horse

Local sliced Horse “Tagliata” with rosemary & thyme

+ € 3.-pp

 

Lamb

Lamb thigh cooked slowly in oven, pistachio & origan sauce

 

Mondeghili

Delicious & special typical meatballs from Milano

 

Pork & Local Spices

Slow roasted pork loin with local Pesteda Valtellina spices

 

VEAL

 

Breaded veal chop Milan Style with rosemary

 

Veal ossobuco with gremolada & brown sauce

 

 

 

 

 

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DESSERT

 

BIRTHDAY CAKE ON REQUEST + € 5.-pp

 

 

Ice cream paired with your dessert+ € 2.-pp

 

 

Cappuccino Panna Cotta

Cream cooked with coffee, whipped cream sprinkle with cocoa

 

False Strudel

Apple, apricot, cinnamon, raisins, pine nuts, orange zest, anise

 

Minestrone

Spring/Summer fresh fruits salad

 

Summer Tagliatelle

Crêpe cut like tagliatelle, apricot & raspberries coulis

Mascarpone and almonds

 

Mini Black Forest Cake

Chocolate cake, whipped cream, cherry liquor, amarena cherries, almonds

 

Sweet Pineapple Carpaccio

Red fruits, maraschino liquor, biscuit

 

 

 

Salami

Chocolate roll with biscuit & local grappa flavor

 

Tarte Tatin

Upside-down apple tart with caramel sauce

 

Tiramisu

Classic recipe with mascarpone cheese, coffee & Marsala wine

 

Sbrisolona

Almonds crunchy tart with chocolate topping (Local from Lombardy)

 

Miascia

Typical pudding with red fruits coulis (Local from Como)

Stale bread, milk, eggs, apple, amaretti biscuits, liquor, raisins, lemon zest

 

 

Ice cream paired with your dessert+ € 2.-pp

 

 

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

 

 

 

Terms and conditions of deposit refund in the event of event cancellation, lunch or dinner.

 

Cancellation by the customer:

 

From 7 days and more it will be refunded 100% of the deposit.

From 6 days to 4 days it will be refunded 50% of the deposit.

72 hours before the event it will be refunded 30% of the deposit.

48 hours before the event it will be refunded 20% of the deposit.

24 hours before the event, it will not be returned the deposit.

 

Cancellation of our personal chef service:

 

Repayment of 100%.

 

The following cancellation penalties will apply for reservations from 2 persons.

 

We do not carry a service without having received a deposit of 40% up to 15 people and 50% for more than 15 people.

The deposit must be paid via bank transfer or PayPal at the latest 15 days before the event, lunch or dinner.

The reservation will be confirmed only after receipt of the deposit.

The lunch or dinner balance must be paid in cash at the beginning or end of the meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Personal Chef Johann Desnoues

Service available 7/7 365/365

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