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
Strawberry Mousse Fresh ginger cake with garden berries A bowl of blackberry sherbet June pavlova Almond chocolate cake with wine cranberry sorbet Strawberry trio Rhubarb ginger cobbler Almond chocolate cake Fresh ginger & sorghum cake, with ginger mascarpone cream Tricolor parfait Peach sorbet, poached peaches, blackberries Chestnut & chocolate buce de noel Ginger Bread Pudding Chocolate pudding Blackberry “jelly” Walnut carrot cake Petite rustic peach tart Roasted rhubarb cream cheese tart Basque cherry cake Mini Basque cherry cakes Beet & chocolate cakes Lemon ricotta tart
with macerated fresh currants
Individual rhubarb strawberry cobblers