Peter Rabbit Luncheon

Vegetarian feast straight from Mr. McGregor’s garden. Sandwiches (cheese, compound butter, and veggies) Radish spring garden salad- Radishes… not something that I prefer but perfect for a crisp crunchy and slightly spicy aspect of the meal. I’m sure it helped Peter too as his little belly became fuller and fuller. Brussels sprouts leek and potato…

The Secret Garden High Tea

Set in the Yorkshire Moorlands, this afternoon tea menu i modeled after Yorkshire’s top tea house, Betty’s. Lovely for a ladies’ tea party followed by the local college’s musical production of The Secret Garden, on e of the best musicals ever created! A little information on a traditional afternoon tea: “Afternoon tea, that most quintessential…

Downtown Abbey- A Downstairs Affair

Mini Cornish Pasties Branson Colcannon Chicken, Leek, and Caerphilly Cheese Pie for St. David’s Day Walnut and Celery Salad with Pecorino Treacle Tart

Evening at Wayne Manor

Bruce Wayne, the notorious playboy and his butler Alfred were (I’m sure) well known for their extravagant parties. I’ve decided to base this cocktail party menu on some of the Oscar’s Menus as designed by Wolfgang Puck. Apparently, there is a tradition to have a Mac and Cheese and a Chicken Pot Pie (at least…

Royal Roman Holiday

It’s the classics for tomorrow night. I haven’t ever seen the Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck but I had a friend in town who wanted a fun Classics Dinner. So I went with a formal Italian dinner, 9 courses of wonderful Italian food. Apertivo- Bubbly something or other (non alcoholic drink) with…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  Kreacher’s French Onion Stuffed Meatballs 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 onions, halved and thinly sliced 1/2 Tablespoon fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup beef broth 1/4 cup red wine 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 1/4 cup bread crumbs or ground oats (gluten free, if needed)…

Neverland

Many of these ideas came from the original Peter Pan book and others are inspired by the Island/Caribbean tradition and standard British nursery food. Lost boys’ tea time Cheese board with nuts, savory and sweet biscuits- Teatime with Nana would have been a daily affair and could have easily transferred to Neverland as the island…

Hunger Games- Apocalypse

A Meal from the Hob Appetizers Blackberry, goat cheese, basil, honey on crostini Sourdough Baguette Toasted Goat’s Cheese mixed with Honey spread on crostini Whole Blackberries Basil Leaves as garnish             Main course Dandelion Greens and Citrus Salad 1 bunch dandelion greens, washed, dried and trimmed 1 pink grapefruit, segmented…

Hunger Games- Oppulent Feast

Appetizers Roasted Pork with apple chutney and sweet potato chips Meat, Cheese and Nut trays                     Main Course Lamb Stew with plum sauce 5 lbs. lamb fillet, shoulder or leg, cut into 2″ pieces 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 c. flour 2…

Fantastic Beasts- The Blind Pig

I actually did a bit of research for this. Turns out, food in the speakeasies were not documented considering…. well they were illegal. I did get the 21 Club’s cookbook so many of the recipes were taken from there. I have read in a few places that the food in the speakeasies was not necessarily…

Fantastic Beast’s Tina and Queenie’s Flat

Appetizers- Mini hot dogs All that’s needed is mini hot dogs and crescent rolls (maybe a bit of mustard for the upper lip) Main course- Beef filets- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 3/4 cup finely chopped shallots, from 2-3 large shallots 1-1/4 cups red wine 3 cups beef broth 6 fresh thyme sprigs 1/4 teaspoon…

Arthur Curry’s Maine Eats

Arthur Curry (or more commonly known as Aquaman) is one of the least appreciated superheroes and there are many rants on the subject. I am not about to go on one of these rants however, suffice to say, a man who grew up on the surface world and is literally in charge of 70% of…