Indulge with a one of a kind, in-home dinner party experience

Kale’s culinary team brings a fun, chef’s table experience to you and your guests. With a focus on local and seasonal ingredients, you’ll experience the freshest culinary innovations at your next dinner party. 

Our in-home dinner party services are available for intimate dinners for two and larger events. Depending on the venue, we’ll prepare all food within your kitchen.

For larger events, we’ll prepare for your dinner party at our licensed commercial kitchen. Kale’s team will take care of menu development, food, labor, event setup, serving, and cleanup.

Choose from one of our dinner party catering packages, make selections from our seasonal menu or request a custom menu. Our experienced staff are able to accommodate dietary needs and restrictions, while delivering a tantalizing meal.

Dinner Party Sample Menus

Below is a sample of our dinner party menus we’ve created for past events. We develop menus based on season, product availability, food preferences, and budget. Choose from one of the below menus or request a personalized menu for your next dinner party.

Plated Dinner - Phoenician Steakhouse

Phoenician Steakhouse

First Course (Choose One)

Grilled Romaine Salad 

grilled sweet romaine hearts topped with oven dried tomatoes, crispy capers, local pecorino, pancetta chips served with a roasted shallot and tarragon dressing

Smoked Watermelon Salad

apple smoked watermelon, black pepper feta mousse, citrus supremes, shaved fennel, toasted pistachios with a tequila-mint and lime dressing

Second Course 

Cast Iron Angus Filet Mignon with Pink Peppercorn Sauce

cast iron seared certified angus filet mignon, buttery local olive oil and herb poached fondant potatoes, seasonal vegetables, toasted pink peppercorn and beurre rouge sauce topped with crispy shaved leeks

Third Course (Choose One)

Saffron and Chocolate

citrus and saffron infused panna cotta, dark chocolate ganache, toasted pistachios, smoked sea salt

Berry Cobbler with Espresso Whipped Cream

seasonal berries topped with a warm spice crust, espresso infused whipped cream, mint 

Plated Dinner - Truffle Lobster

Truffle Lobster 

First Course (Select One)

Stuffed Pineapple Crab Cake

pineapple stuffed with our house made crab cake mix and tossed in coconut and pan fried atop of a creamy coconut, lime and rum mousse

Roasted Fennel and Citrus Salad

oven roasted fennel with citrus supremes, toasted walnuts, gorgonzola, shaved red onions, kalamata, Serrano with a spring onion and tarragon vinaigrette

Second Course

Truffle Lobster 

tender truffle poached lobster tail atop of a shaved summer squash, smoked corn and potato puree served with a sweet pea and poblano sauce

Third Course (Select One)

STRAWBERRY-ROSE SORBET

refreshing house-made strawberry-rose sorbet with creamy coconut whipped cream, candied lime and sea salt

DARK CHOCOLATE AND PORT WINE MOUSSE

dark chocolate and port wine infused mousse, orange caramel sauce, smoked sea salt

Buffet or Family Style

Buffet or Family Style Dinner

We recommend this dinner party sample menu for family gatherings, casual corporate lunches or dinners, baby showers, birthday or graduation parties.

SALADS

POMEGRANATE AND CHICKEN CURRY SALAD

diced marinated grilled chicken breast and onions with baby spinach, pomegranates, and coconut-curry dressing

MODERN CAESAR

a mix of hearts of romaine and kale with garlic-herb polenta croutons, toasted pistachio caesar dressing, parmesan crisp and grilled lemon

CHILLED MELON SALAD WITH PROSCIUTTO CRISP

seasonal melon with smoked gouda, prosciutto crisp, and arugula-lemon pesto

LOCAL BREAD PANZANELLA SALAD

local sprouted bread croutons with shaved onions, oven dried tomatoes, cucumbers, local olives and feta cheese with balsamic-fig dressing

TOASTED QUINOA SALAD WITH POACHED BEETS

toasted quinoa, poached beets, candied walnuts, citrus supremes, black truffle goat cheese with roasted orange-fennel vinaigrette

MAIN PROTEINS

MESQUITE SMOKED CHICKEN BREAST

marinated bone-in chicken breast slow smoked with mesquite, onions, green chilies, garlic, and lime

PINK PEPPERCORN CRUSTED FILET MIGNON

local filet mignon crusted with our pink peppercorn spice blend

CITRUS-GINGER MARINATED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS

grilled cauliflower steaks topped with charred scallion-miso relish

SPLIT LOBSTER TAILS

cold water lobster tails served with roasted garlic-herb maitre d’hotel butter

CHIPOTLE-LIME FILET OF HALIBUT

filet of halibut rubbed with our house made chipotle-lime spice blend

SIDES

GRILLED CAESAR SALAD

grilled hearts of romaine with garlic polenta croutons, shaved parmesan, oven-dried tomatoes, and toasted pistachio caesar dressing

TAMARI MARINATED ROASTED VEGETABLE MEDLEY

an assortment of seasonal vegetables marinated in a tamari sauce and slow roasted

ROASTED GARLIC, WHITE WINE, AND HERB POTATOES

tender roasted potatoes tossed in a roasted garlic, white wine, and herb sauce

TOASTED COUSCOUS PILAF

toasted couscous with citrus infused apricots, pomegranates, pistachios, dill and grilled lemon

JALAPENO POPPERS

flame grilled jalapenos stuffed with cumin-spiced black beans, tomatoes, and smoked cheddar

DESSERTS

ROASTED PEACHES

oven roasted peaches with madagascar vanilla whipped  cream, burnt honey and almond crumble

ICE CREAM BAR

an assortment of 3 ice cream flavors with your choice of toppings (ie. fresh fruit, toasted coconut, chocolate-espresso sauce, salted caramel sauce, berry compote, dark chocolate chips, roasted chopped peanuts, etc.)

BANANA FOSTER TRIFLE

a layered dessert with spiced graham cracker crumbles topped with banana foster, coconut mousse, and candied peanuts

APPLE CONFIT

apple confit with nut brittle and creme anglaise

DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE 

dark chocolate mousse with hazelnut whipped cream with candied chilies

Passed Hors D'ouevres with Plated Dinner

Passed Hors D’ouevres with Plated Dinner

We recommend this service style for those wanting a fine-dining experience for a corporate dinner party, corporate retreat, entertaining clients or for a glamorous at home dinner party.

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES

TOMATO CARPACCIO

tomato concasse, avocado mousse, fresh pickled ginger, toasted sesame

CRISP PORK BELLY

pan fried pork belly bites with caramelized spiced citrus and fennel fronds

FIRST COURSE

SEARED SCALLOPS

pan seared scallops, creamy cauliflower puree, toasted almond crumble

SECOND COURSE

APPLE-ENDIVE SALAD WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO

apple, endive, radicchio, watercress wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with balsamic glaze and toasted pine nuts

THIRD COURSE

FILET AND LOBSTER

cast iron seared filet (8oz), beurre blanc poached lobster tail (3-4 oz), creamed spinach, duchess potatoes, chimichurri

FOURTH COURSE

COCONUT-LIME MOUSSE

spiced graham cracker crumble, coconut-lime mousse, burnt honey sauce, blueberries, candied lime

Southwest Plated Dinner

Southwest Plated Dinner 

We recommend a Southwest inspired menu for those visiting the Southwest for the first time

FIRST COURSE

SPLIT LOBSTER TAILS WITH GREEN CHILI-CILANTRO SAUCE

cold water split lobster tails grilled and served with a green chili-cilantro sauce

SECOND COURSE

GRILLED WEDGE SALAD

grilled romaine hearts served with shaved shallots, crispy capers, smoked tomato dressing, poached egg and cilantro

THIRD COURSE

LAMB CHOPS WITH MINT SALSA VERDE

served with seasonal vegetables and creamy masa

FOURTH COURSE

ESPRESSO CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CAJETA

chocolate cake infused with espresso served with candied peanuts, cajeta, and raspberries

Cocktail Party

Cocktail Party

A cocktail party is the perfect catering solution allowing guest to socialize without having a formal sit down dinner. Our cocktail party catering fee includes the preparation of 5 hor d’eouvres

JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKES

jumbo lump crab cakes | remoulade | chives

CANTALOUPE WITH SMOKED GOUDA

cantaloupe | smoked gouda | pancetta crisps | arugula pesto

POLENTA WITH BLACKENED PRAWNS

creamy polenta | blackened prawns | lime

TUNA CARPACCIO

marinated ahi tuna (raw) | avocado mousse | Asian micros

LAMB MEATBALLS WITH MINT AND GARLIC

artisan lamb meatballs | Persian tomato sauce

HERB-TURMERIC CHICKEN WITH SUMAC AND LIME SAUCE

grilled or seared marinated chicken breasts | sumac and lime sauce

CHILE AND SAFFRON SPICED HALIBUT

chile and saffron dry rubbed halibut | lemon-dill sauce

CROSTINI WITH GRILLED EGGPLANT

crostini | grilled eggplant | romesco spread | basil-pesto

TABBOULEH STUFFED TOMATOES

couscous | cucumber | onion | lemon-herb | tomato

GRILLED ASPARAGUS

grilled asparagus | creamy goat cheese | toasted almonds

KALE CAESAR SALAD

kale and romaine mix | polenta croutons | shaved parmesan | pistachio caesar dressing

GREEK SALAD

mixed greens | sundried  tomatoes | cucumbers | kalamata | onions | greek vinaigrette

CAPRESE SKEWERS

fresh mozzarella | cherry tomatoes | basil | balsamic glaze

WEDGE SALAD

iceberg wedge | tomatoes | onions | prosciutto crisps | ranch or bleu cheese dressing

DESSERT

FRENCH MACARONS

seasonal assortment

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE TORTE CAKE

rich chocolate torte cake | berries

CHEESECAKE

an assortment of mini cheesecakes

CHOCOLATE TRIFLES

chocolate cookie crumbles | berry puree | chocolate mousse

Dinner Party Pricing 

Our in-home dinner party catering services are available for cocktail parties, buffet or family style dinners, plated dinners or for a combination. Pricing is based on your event and we have a dinner party minimum fee of $1000 plus gratuity.