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Laughing Duck Gardens & Cookery

Week-end & Vacation Cookery Packages

With our week-end package, you can hire a chef for the week or the week-end, enjoy your time off in Rappahannock County, and come home to some great meals!

Our Week-end & Vacation packages provide delicious meals for you and/or your guests for your stay, so you can spend time enjoying the outdoors, visiting art galleries and wineries, antiquing or simply with friends and family - not in the kitchen. We can either shop for, and prepare a week-end worth of breakfast, lunches and dinners (or some oft those meals only) prior to your arrival - or we can cook while you are there, depending on the dishes you choose. We can also prep dishes that you can finish effortlessly by slipping it in the oven. We take care to choose fresh, seasonal - and as much as possible local - ingredients to let you savor the taste of our beautiful countryside.

A full week-end package in summer might include:

· Friday dinner: Cantaloupe soup; gourmet mixed green field salad with homemade dressing; all the ingredients (chopped & precooked as necessary), including home made dough, and instructions for baking custom pizzas; home-made ice-cream or sorbet

· Saturday Breakfast: fresh seasonal fruit salad; pre-mixed pancakes (you cook) with blueberry sauce; herbal sausage patties.

· Saturday lunch: cold roast lemon & rosemary chicken; green bean salad with blue cheese dressing; peach cobbler (this would work for a picnic too!)

· Saturday Dinner: chilled cucumber & dill soup; sage pork roast (ready to bake with instructions, or pre-cooked); cold grilled vegetables with pesto dressing; cheeses & homemade bread; blueberry tart with walnut crust.

· Sunday Breakfast: all the ingredients for sumptuous omelets; assortment of baked goods & breads; fresh fruit or fruit salad.

· Sunday Lunch: Marinated Beef Kebab (you grill); quick-pickle red onions; cucumber & cherry tomato couscous salad; brownies & fresh berries.

The choices are almost unlimited. Contact us  for a no-obligation consultation.