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19 Jul

Lunch and Learn in the Paradise Lounge!

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / July 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Do you love cooking classes? Do you enjoy drinking great wine?! How about doing both this Thursday at our first ever “Lunch and Learn” in the Paradise Lounge! Details below, limited space and tickets are selling fast!

 

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17 Apr

Craving Paradise – Wine and Dinner Series – South Africa

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / April 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Last week Team Crave had the pleasure to create a wine and dinner pairing for another Craving Paradise event. This event’s theme provided a culinary journey through South Africa’s cuisine and wine selection. Take a look on the menu and save the date for the next Craving Paradise event on May 16th.

First Course
Chilled Caramelized Pumpkin Velouté
Petite “Kataifi Tumbleweed,” Leek Oil and Pepita Chantilly
wine: Paul Culver Gewürztraminer 2014

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Second Course
Rock Lobster “Bobotie”
Savory Shellfish “Flan,” Compressed Parsley Brioche and Major Grey’s Beurre Blanc
A.A.Badenhorst Swartland Chenin Blanc Secateurs 2015

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Third Course
Cape Malay Curried Ostrich “Boerewors”
Ginger Twizza Cured and Grilled Ostrich Sausage, Braised Greens, Coriander Biriyani,
Poire Williams Gastrique, Madras Jus
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Sultanas, Toasted Almond, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Rose Water
Kanonkop Pinotage 2013

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Fourth Course
Berkshire Pork Tenderloin “Shisa Nyama”
Tomato Chakalaka, Creamy Boerenkaas Pap, Scorched Baby Eggplant and Cauliflower
Crimson Pepper Emulsion
Anwilka Red Blend 2008 

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Sweet Cravings
Apricot Malva Pudding
Steamy Vanilla “Anglaise,” Candied Pecans, Citrus Lace Tuile and Mascarpone Ice Cream
Klein Constantia Vin Constance 2009

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27 Mar

Craving Paradise Event – A Wine and Dinner Series

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / March 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Last week’s Craving Paradise back to back events were a huge success.
It was an extraordinary opportunity to pair food with some of the best Champagne in the world, Charles Heidsieck Champagne! Stay tuned because our next Craving Paradise event will come in April!

First Course
Warm Aerated Salmorejo Cordobés Velouté 
Key West Pink Shrimp, Heirloom Tomato Confit, Savory Cèpe-Egg “Crêpe,” Amontillado Syrup, Ibérico Ham, Micro Cilantro
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

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Second Course
Spiced Sweet Vermouth Glazed Florida Grouper
Orange Polenta “Gateaux,” Seared Ruby Chard, EVOO Melted Leek, Saffron-Mussel Broth
Charles Heidsieck Rose Reserve

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Third Course
Crispy Fennel Pollen Ris de Veau “Grenobloise”
Manchego-Capellini Pavè, Fried Savoy Cabbage, Pickled Caper Berries, Meyer Lemon Beurre Noisette
Charles Heidsieck Vintage 05

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Fourth Course
Jurgielewicz Farm Duck Breast
Savory Cauliflower-Mascarpone “Clafoutis,” Pistachio-Vidalia Onion Soubise, Honey Braised Lacinto, Burnt Rosemary Emulsion
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995

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Sweet Cravings
Saffron – Cardamom Cheesecake
Caramel Drizzle, Toasted Almond Chantilly, Spiced Pear Chips, Gingersnap Crust
Belle de Brillet Liqueur Pear

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14 Feb

Happy Chinese New Year – Team Crave’s special event catering

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / February 14, 2016 / 0 Comments

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Monkey and our chefs were pleased to provide a “Crave-Style” Traditional Chinese Cuisine for an elegant plated dinner.

Passed Hors d’oeuvres:

catering naplesCrispy Wok-fried Vegetable & Tofu Spring Rolls
Curried – Coconut Aioli

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Caramelized Sweet Soy Seared Chicken & Daikon Cake –
Chinese Lap Cheong Sausage, Ginger – Herbed Soy Drizzle, Micro Cilantro

First Course:

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Braised Shiitakes and Baby Bok Choy –
Toasted Shiro Sesame Seeds, Cantonese Oyster Sauce, Fried Cilantro, Aromatic Jasmine Rice

Second Course:

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Sake – Ginger Steamed Seabass-
Black Bean with Chinese Broccoli, Charred Scallion, Pickled Burdock, Maifun Vermicelli, Lemongrass and Shrimp Broth

Third Course:

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Seared 7 Spice Chicken & Sui Choy Cabbage Dumplings-
Stir Fried Chinese Long Beans & Snap Peas, Rice Wine Poached Mung Bean Sprouts, Roasted Carrots, Sweet Honey & Spicy Chili Natural Glaze

Dessert:

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Eight Treasure Rice –
Soaked Lotus, Date, Lychee, Plum, Ginger, Lemon, Apricot, Sour Cherry
and Sweet Mango Ice Cream

17 Jan

Foie Gras made by Crave Culinaire

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / January 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Foie gras is a popular  French delicacy made of duck or goose liver. The flavor is rich, delicate and buttery and can vary between the methods used to cook them. Foie Gras can either be mi-cuit (half-cooked) or semi-conserve (in conserve). It is sold whole, or is prepared into mousse, parfait, or pâté, and may also be served as an accompaniment to another food item, such as steak.

Team Crave showcased its own versions of the Foie Gras through its “Menage a Foie”:

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  • Foie Gras Torchon – Goat Cheese Panna Cotta, Tomato Jam, Fleur de Sel
  • Seared Foie Gras – Toasted Almond -Brioche French Toast, Mirabelle Plum, Honey Powder
  • Foie Gras Mousse Stuffed Figs – Crispy Prosciutto, Quince, Brie Bruleé, Olive Oil – Cocoa Dust

 

10 Jan

Judge Judy enjoying Crave Culinaire’s delights

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / January 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

Family court judge, book author and CBS TV Judge Judy assigned team Crave to create a special menu at her private residence in Southwest Florida. Her final verdict on Crave Culinaire’s creations: Guilty as charged for deliciousness!

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05 Dec

Indian Food by Team Crave

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / December 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

Executing Indian food for an Indian client….an exciting challenge for Team Crave. Our client was happy and chef Joshua Cook’s Paneer was on point!

The menu:

Punjabi Baingan Bharta
Charcoal Roasted Eggplant, Bhuno Tomato, Onion, Chilies and Fresh Coriander
Traditional Naan
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Crispy Fried Paneer Pakora
Spiced Mint Chutney, Scallions
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Kachumbar Salad
English Cucumber, Ripe Tomato, Shaved Radish, Red Onion, Preserved Lemon,
Honey-Lime Yogurt
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Basmati Rice
Cumin, Cinnamon, Cardamom
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Chicken Tikka Masala
Yogurt, Lemon, Tomato & Spices
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Palak Paneer
Fresh Indian Cheese in a sauce of Puréed Spinach,
Tomato, Garlic, Garam Masala,
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Chana Masala
Stewed Chickpeas with Garam Masala, Turmeric,
Ginger, Lemon & Cilantro

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18 Oct

Birthday Party by Crave Culinaire

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / October 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

If you are looking to make a certain birthday party special through some culinary delights, Team Crave might be able to help you with that. No matter if you are looking for buffet style, sit down dinner or passed appetizers, we will provide what your senses crave. Last week we had the pleasure of being part of a lovely birthday celebration with 30 guests. Take a look at team crave’s creations for this special occasion.

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25 Sep

Taste of Nations

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / September 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

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Silverspot Cinema, 9118 Strada Place at Mercato, has launched a monthly chef tasting series, “Taste of Nations,” featuring notable area chefs and international cuisine, starting Tuesday, September 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Tickets are $65 per person.

Team Crave  will tempt your palate with flavors of Spain (Please see below the menu), including a variety of Tapas, a Buffet and Sweet Cravings.

Tickets include two beverages per person (a selection of domestic and import brews, house wine and select cocktails).  Additional beverages may be purchased at Happy Hour prices.  Space is limited. For Ticket purchase click here or call 239-592-0300, ext. 126.

 

MENU:

Variety of Tapas

Buffet

Catalonian Patatas Bravas con Jamón Serran – Fried Yukon Gold, Spanish Ham, Smoked Tomato Aïoli

Cabrales Tarta de Queso – Savory “Cheesecake,” Artisanal Blue Cheese, Balsamic Syrup, White Truffle Cream

Red Snapper Crudo en Escabèche- Jerez Gran Reserva Vinegar, Roasted Fennel and Sweet Pepper, Smoked Paprika Tortilla Crisp

Action Stations

Tortilla de Papas, Queso de Cabra- Spanish Omelet, Purple Potatoes, Bell Pepper, Spinach, Goat Cheese, Reggianito Cloud, Micro Cilantro

Salmon a la Plancha- Cast Ironed Scorched Confit of Salmon, Sweet Corn Cake, Crema de Rucula

Sweet Cravings

Burnt Orange Flan- Dulce de Leche Creme, Basil Crystals

Churro Bites- Mexican Hot Chocolate & Mixed Berry Powder

Mini Manchego Cheesecakes- Caramel Popcorn, Cinnamon – Graham Cracker Crust

23 Aug

Last weeks events

In Uncategorized by Crave Culinaire / August 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

Although we are are in the middle of the summer, we have been quite busy the past week. One of our catering events in Naples was a fun birthday lunch party with some amazing women.

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catering naples fl The Entree for this birthday party was Grilled Gulf Shrimp with Tarragon Scented Goat Cheese, Orchard Persimmon & Avocado Napoleon Cracked Pepper Fillo, Grapefruit Brulée, Mâché, Black Lava Salt, Tart Apple Purée.

Team Crave was also excited to serve new clients with a fun variety of food at a dinner party:

catering naples fl crave culinaireCrispy Poached Quail Egg -Lemon Aioli Cloud, Truffle Caviar, Lardons, Micro Chive

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Ahi Tuna Wontons – Avocado / Lime Mousse, Sesame, Cucumber, Yuzu Cream,
Sweet and Spicy Drizzle

Chef Brian Roland and his team were again part of this year’s Celebrity Chef event at Rumrunners in Cape Coral, benefitting The Golisano Children’s Hospital! Together with all other participants we were able to raise over $150,ooo. With this added to the past Celebrity Chefs events this charity event series put it over the 1 million dollar mark since Rumrunners opened in 2003 (Click here for full article in the news).

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