Dinner Parties

While everybody loves inviting friends or family over for a good meal and good conversation, it’s sometimes difficult in our busy lives to find the time and energy to plan, shop, cook, serve and clean for a dinner party. That’s precisely what Laughing Duck Gardens & Cookery does for you, letting you focus on your guests. We are your personal chef and we entertaining easier and more fun.

As of April 2020, we have been working with clients to provide dinners for small gatherings (less than 10 people) while minimizing contacts. The menus are designed to be prepared ahead in your kitchen (generally the day before). Some dishes are to be served cold or at room temperatures. Others are to be reheated (instructions provided). In a nutshell: I shop, I cook the day before; you reheat/assemble, serve & clear the day of your dinner.

Browse our pictures to give you a sense of what we do. Just remember, all our menus are custom!

Salads – appetizer or lunch

Soups, Tasty Soups

Savory tarts, grain and pasta

A vegetarian June feast on the porch



Cooking Chicken a la Basque


Searing rib-eye steaks


Blueberry mousse cake