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CHEF’S MENUS

OUR BUFFET

MINIMUM 16 PEOPLE

PRIVATE CHEF SERVICE

MINIMUM 1 WEEK

DROP-OFF ITALIAN

FINE FOOD DELIVERY

YOUR WEDDING

WITH US

FUNDRAISER

DONATE

 

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PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE JOHANN DESNOUES

 

SINCE 2007 ON LAKE COMO ITALY

 

FOR INTERNATIONAL GUESTS AND V.I.P

 

 

 

 

 

IF YOU ARE A GROUP

 

OF MORE THAN 15 PEOPLE

 

CONSULT THE PAGE

 

OF OUR BUFFETS.

 

CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

CONFIGURATION MENU

 

AND CHEF’S DISHES

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD PDF CHEF’S DISHES

 

WITH CONFIGURATION

 

CLICK HERE

 

 

 

For all menus, dishes can be presented

 

on plates and others presented in family style.

 

 

For all the main courses, the chef will prepare

 

a side dish with seasonal vegetables suitable for your choice.

 

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

 

 

THE PRICE INCLUDE UP TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PEOPLE

 

ASK FOR A QUOTE

 

Food, service, bread, cutlery, tablecloth, napkins and glasses.

 

 

THE PRICE NOT INCLUDE

 

Beverage: wine, mineral water, coffee, soda. On request.

 

 

Artisanal and local chocolates “ChocoAlpi”

 

and coffee on request + € 2 per person.

 

 

Wine pairing for your menu (optional) CLICK HERE

 

 

Expensive dishes with a price supplement for person to add to

 

the approximate price of the configurations. Example: (+ € 3 pp)

 

 

Do not hesitate to contact me by email for a quote.

 

we will reply quickly.

 

 

When you ask for a quote by email

 

it’s better if you communicate the choice of dishes.

 

 

Prices quoted in euro and per person.

 

 

VVOR: vegetarian version on request

 

(V) vegetarian dishes

 

 

 

 

GUESTS APPRECIATIONS click here

 

 

 

 

BOOK AT LEAST 2 MEALS DURING YOUR STAY

 

WE WILL GIVE YOU A 10% DISCOUNT

 

ON THE SECOND MEAL.

 

(EXCEPT FOR BUFFETS)

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIGURATION 1

 

PERSONAL CHEF MENU

 

IDEAL FOR WELCOME MENU

 

OR FAREWELL MENU

 

If it’s possible

 

same choice of dishes

 

for all the guests

 

1 STARTER OR 1 PASTA DISH

+

1 MAIN COURSE

 

VEGETARIAN OR FISH OR MEAT

+

1 DESSERT

 

8/+ people: 45

 

Less people ask for a quote

 

 

If you are more than 15 people

 

You can ask a standing buffet

 

CLICK HERE

 

 

 

CONFIGURATION 2

 

ITALIAN ROMANCE MENU

 

IT DOES NOT TAKE ALWAYS

 

A SPECIAL OCCASION TO PLEASE US

 

THIS MENU IS FOR YOU!

 

This menu allows all guests table

 

taste the 2 starters and 2 desserts.

 

2 STARTERS

+

1 PASTA DISH

+

1 MAIN COURSE

 

VEGETARIAN OR FISH OR MEAT

+

2 DESSERTS

 

8/+people: 55

 

Less people ask for a quote

 

 

If you are more than 15 people

 

You can ask a standing buffet

 

CLICK HERE

 

 

 

CONFIGURATION 3

 

PEARL OF LAKE COMO MENU

 

THE IDEAL MENU FOR GOURMETS

 

AND GREAT TIME AS A BIRTHDAY

 

This menu allows all guests table

 

taste the 8 dishes.

 

2 STARTERS

+

2 PASTA DISHES

+

2 MAIN COURSES

+

2 DESSERTS

 

8/+people: 65

 

Less people ask for a quote

 

 

If you are more than 15 people

 

You can ask a standing buffet

 

CLICK HERE

 

 

 

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WINE PAIRING (optional) CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

STARTERS

 

 

 

 

VEGETARIAN STARTERS

 

CAPRESE SALAD

 

Tomatoes medley, buffalo mozzarella & basil

 

 

GREAT GRILLED VEGETABLES MEDLEY

 

Chef’s pesto sauce, balsamic caramel vinegar

 

Roasted pine nuts Arugula salad

 

Crispy parmesan cheese

 

 

HUMMUS OF CANNELLINI BEANS

 

Grilled zucchini, tomato confit, French beans,

 

olives, Greek feta cheese

 

 

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA HUMMUS

 

Sesame, parsley, organic lemon

 

Sweet paprika, Chickpea “Farinata”

 

 

SEASONAL VEGETABLE STRUDEL

 

Basil and mountain mozzarella

 

 

TOMATO CREAM

 

Basil flavor, chili pepper

 

Stracciatella cheese from Puglia

 

 

ZUCCHINI’S PANNA COTTA

 

Vegetarian carbonara style

 

 

SALADS FOR STARTERS

 

BELLAGIO’S SALAD

 

Sea fish and lake fish salad

 

and many other carefully selected ingredients

 

(subject to availability from my fishmonger to trust)

 

+ € 4 pp

 

 

CAESAR SALAD SALAD

 

Roman salad, croutons, shaved parmesan cheese

 

Chicken, anchovies and artisanal bacon VVOR

 

 

GRILLED & ROASTED CHICKEN SALAD

 

Mayonnaise, pickled cucumbers

 

Celery, potato, fontina cheese, chives

 

 

NIÇOISE SALAD

 

Tuna, anchovies hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes

 

Bell peppers, artichokes, olives, salad VVOR

 

 

TUSCANY PANZANELLA SALAD

 

Bread, assorted tomatoes

 

Grilled red bell peppers, basil

 

Cantabric anchovies (red onions, garlic) VVOR

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTIFY

 

IN CASE OF ALLERGY

 

 

 

 

OUR FAMOUS GOURMETS

 

CUTTING BOARDS

 

FOR STARTERS

 

CHEESES BOARD

 

of local farms from Valtellina

 

 

SALAMI BOARD

 

from our trusted butcher and local farms

 

 

GREAT MIX BOARD

 

Assorted salami and cheeses from local farms

 

 

FISH STARTERS

 

ANCHOVIES AND MARINATED SARDINES

 

Potato and tomato confit with oregano from Sicily

 

 

CHEF’S SPECIALTY

 

Grilled Prawns

 

Mediterranean chickpea/carrot purée (hummus)

 

Spicy Salami, lemon, Italian parsley

 

+ € 2 pp

 

 

LAKE COMO FRESH TROUT PATÉ

 

Artisanal smoked fish (local from Lenno).

 

Seasonal vegetable salad and croutons

 

 

LOCAL “CARPIONE”

 

Marinated trout in local white wine

 

& vegetables

 

 

OCTOPUS SALAD

 

Little Potatoes, string beans & tuna cream

 

+ € 3 pp

 

 

SALMON IN TWO WAYS

 

Parisian style & Gravlax style.

 

Vegetables in green mayonnaise

 

 

MEAT STARTERS

 

DUCK CARPACCIO

 

Eggplant caviar, melon

 

Spicy gorgonzola dressing

 

 

QUAIL PATÉ

 

Brandy flavor, seasonal salad

 

Vegetables & red fruit

 

 

LOCAL AIR-DRIED BEEF CARPACCIO

 

Bresaola, parmesan cheese

 

Assorted tomatoes & arugula salad

 

 

RABBIT IN “PORCHETTA”

 

Smoked bacon, pistachio, rosemary

 

Cucumber, lentils snack, carrots

 

+ € 3 pp

 

 

ROAST-BEEF CARPACCIO

 

Raw vegetables rémoulade

 

Black olive & Grana cheese

 

 

 

 

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WINE PAIRING (optional) CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

PASTA & CO

 

 

 

PASTA DISHES

 

RAVIOLI

 

ARTICHOKE RAVIOLI

 

Soffritto, artisanal smoked bacon

 

Pine nuts, white wine sauce with thyme

 

VVOR

 

 

WALNUTS RAVIOLI

 

Gorgonzola creamy sauce & basil (V)

 

 

PASTA

 

MARTELLI • TUSCANY

 

AMATRICIANA SAUCE

 

Rustic tomato sauce, pork cheek

 

White wine from Lazio, sheep’s cheese

 

 

CARBONARA (chef’s version)

 

Pork cheek, smoked lardons, eggs

 

Pecorino cheese sauce, ground pepper

 

 

CHEF’S PASTA

 

Roasted eggplant/aubergine, fonduta cheese

 

Crumbs of pizza and speck (V)

 

 

LA NORMA

 

Tomato sauce, fried eggplants

 

Dried ricotta cheese, basil (V)

 

 

LIGURIAN PASTA

 

String beans, potatoes, basil pesto sauce

 

Parmesan cheese (V)

 

 

LOCAL BUCKWHEAT PASTA

 

FROM VALTELLINA VALLEY

 

Potatoes, savoy cabbage, local casera cheese

 

Butter, garlic and sage (V)

 

 

TUNA BOTTARGA

 

Lemon and orange zest, breadcrumbs

 

Tomatoes “confit”, origan

 

 

GNOCCHI / DUMPLING

 

MEATS STEW “TUSCANY STYLE”

 

Vegetables soffritto, Chianti red wine sauce

 

 

FROM THE SEA

 

Red bell pepper sauce

 

mussels and calamaries (squids)

 

+ € 5 pp

 

 

RICOTTA CHEESE GNOCCHI

 

Tomato sauce and basil (without potato) (V)

 

 

BAKED PASTA* & CO

 

*of which one baked

 

BOLOGNESE CANNELLONI

 

Stuffed roll pasta with beef stew

 

Vegetables soffritto, tomato sauce

 

Béchamel, gratinated mountain cheese

 

 

GRANDMOTHER LASAGNA

 

Beef stew, Italian sausage, vegetables

 

Tomato sauce with basil, Béchamel sauce

 

Fior di latte, onions “confit”

 

 

SEAFOOD LASAGNA

 

+ € 5 pp

 

 

LOCAL BUCKWHEAT CRȆPE

 

Crêpe roll stuffed with mushroom, local cheeses

 

Local air-dried beef bresaola

 

VVOR

 

 

LOCAL RED BUCKWHEAT POLENTA

 

(limited production)

 

Garlic and sage butter, local mountain cheeses

 

Speck smoked raw ham and walnuts

 

VVOR

 

 

LOCAL TAROZ

 

Mashed potatoes with string beans

 

Local cheese, onions, butter

 

Served with deer and wild boar salami

 

VVOR

 

 

VEGETARIAN LASAGNA

 

WITH MEDLEY OF SEASONAL VEGETABLES

 

Tomato sauce, rosemary

 

Stracciatella cheese from Puglia

 

 

RISOTTO CARNAROLI

 

ACQUERELLO®

 

LAKE COMO STYLE

 

Como lake fish risotto

 

with sage (breaded fish) (V)

 

+ € 3 pp

 

 

MILAN STYLE

 

Local saffron stigmas

 

(+ seasonal vegetables) (V)

 

+ € 4 pp

 

 

LUXURY RISOTTO

 

Champagne, prawns, grilled almonds

 

+ € 5 pp

 

 

RUSTIC RISOTTO

 

Prosecco, shallot, cooked ham

 

Smoked raw ham and grana cheese

 

PLEASE NOTIFY

 

IN CASE OF ALLERGY

 

 

 

 

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WINE PAIRING (optional) CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN COURSES

 

 

 

 

MAIN COURSES FISH

 

The fish is served without bones.

I buy the fish from my trusted fishmonger.

It’s wild fish or organic breeding

 

 

GILTHEAD

 

Grilled with organic saffron sauce

 

+ € 4 pp

 

 

MACKEREL

 

Fillet cooked unilaterally

 

Saffron & potato rouille mayonnaise

 

 

SALMON

 

Fillet in fresh and smoked pancetta crust

 

Chianti red wine sauce

 

 

SEA BASS “LIGURIAN STYLE”

 

Olive Taggiasche, pine nuts and thyme

 

Potatoes, cherry tomatoes and rosemary

 

+ € 3 pp

 

 

SWORDFISH

 

Radicchio salad, orange, olive & caper

 

+ € 4 pp

 

 

TROUT

Fillet cooked meunière with almonds

 

 

TUNA

 

Sweet bell pepper “confit” with taggiasche olive

 

Cherry tomatoes, Cappers, basil

 

+ € 5 pp

 

 

PLEASE NOTIFY

 

IN CASE OF ALLERGY

 

 

VEGETARIAN MAIN COURSES

 

PEPERONATA

 

Bell pepper stew with potatoes, basil

 

red onions & tomatoes cooked slowly

 

in extra virgin olive oil (V)

 

 

PARMIGIANA AUBERGINE/EGGPLANT

 

Tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella

 

parmesan cheese, smoked mozzarella (V)

 

 

ZUCCHINI CREAM

 

Ricotta cheese dumpling

 

Taggiasche olives & basil (V)

 

 

MAIN COURSES MEAT

 

All meat is bought from

 

my artisan butcher

 

and/or local farms, except*

 

For ethical reasons

 

I cook only adult animals

 

and not from intensive farming.

 

 

BEEF

 

Braised beef “brasato-stracotto”

 

in Chianti red wine sauce

 

(shoulder and tail)

 

 

BEEF

 

Local sliced beef “Tagliata”

 

with extra virgin olive oil from Liguria

 

+ € 3 pp

 

 

CHICKEN

 

Fricassee “Como style” with brandy

 

Mushrooms, white wine, crème fraiche

 

 

CHICKEN FRICASSÉ

 

Olives, pine nuts, lemons, thyme

 

 

*DUCK

 

Breast duck in oranges

 

and Marsala Sicilian wine sauce

 

+ € 3 pp

 

 

MONDEGHILI

 

Delicious & special typical

 

meatballs from Milan

 

Beef, pork, chicken

 

and many other carefully

 

selected ingredients

 

 

PORK

 

BOMBETTE FROM PUGLIA

 

Stuffed pork with dried tomatoes

 

Almonds, pancetta, rosemary

 

Pecorino, smoked cheese

 

 

PORK

 

Pork fillet in balsamic vinegar sauce

 

and sour cherries

 

 

PLEASE NOTIFY

 

IN CASE OF ALLERGY

 

 

 

 

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WINE PAIRING (optional) CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

DESSERTS

 

BIRTHDAY CAKE ON REQUEST + € 3,50 pp

 

 

 

 

Artisanal ice cream paired

 

with your dessert + € 2 pp

 

BISCIOLA

 

Typical stuffed brioche

 

with dried fruits, mascarpone cream

 

Served with red fruits

 

 

LEMON & BASIL PESTO

 

Cream cooked with natural lemon

 

Meringue and strawberries

 

 

WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

 

Meringue, wild berries

 

& passion fruit coulis

 

 

MINI BLACK FOREST CAKE

 

Chocolate cake, whipped cream

 

cherry liquor, amarena cherries, almonds

 

 

PEACHES & RASPBERRY

 

Melba cup * (in summer)

 

 

SALAMI

 

Chocolate roll with biscuit

 

dried fruit & local grappa flavor

 

 

 

STRAWBERRIES

 

in local red wine syrup and spices

 

 

STRUDEL

 

Apple, apricot, cinnamon, raisins

 

Pine nuts, orange zest, anise, etc.

 

 

SWEET PINEAPPLE TARTARE

 

Red fruits, maraschino liquor, biscuit

 

 

TARTE TATIN

 

Upside-down apple tart

 

Apple compote and Pink Lady juice

 

 

TIRAMISU

 

Classic recipe with mascarpone cheese

 

Coffee & Marsala wine

 

 

TIRAMISU

 

Tiramisu with limoncello

 

and raspberries

 

 

PLEASE NOTIFY

 

IN CASE OF ALLERGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL CHEF

 

JOHANN DESNOUES

 

ON LAKE COMO ITALY

 

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