Hi Michelle! I would be delighted and honored to cook this meal for such a special occasion! The options below are some of my customer's favorite dishes, but please let me know if you (or your aunt/guests) have any specific cravings. I have a bag full of tricks and would love to pamper your palates.

Charcuterie Board
I will assemble a delightful assortment of salumi and cheeses from Salumeria Rosi, Murray´s Cheese and Buon Italia (my favorite purveyors)

1st-course (choose one)

Schiuma di Asparagi
airy asparagus foam, garnished with pomegranate, crispy prosciutto & crispy leeks

Beef Carpaccio
shaved parmigiano reggiano, crunchy capers, dijonnaise, arugula, picual EVOO, black pepper

Charred Octopus
EVOO, lemon, oregano, roasted potatoes

2nd-course

Burrata Salad
mixed baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, walnuts, blackberries, crispy leeks, crispy prosciutto, EVOO-meyer lemon citronette

Main/Entrée (choose one)

Sous-vide Bistecca alla Fiorentina
porterhouse steak, picual EVOO, potato purée, roasted asparagus

Butternut Squash Ravioli
yolk-only fresh pasta, cambozola, brown-butter, sage, walnuts, asian pear, parmigiano reggiano

Tagliatelle Carbonara
yolk-only fresh pasta, guanciale, parmigiano reggiano, perfect sous-vide egg yolk, black pepper

Papardelle Alfredo
yolk-only fresh pasta, organic cream, parmigiano reggiano, black pepper

Linguine Puttanesca
san marzano tomatoes, white wine, capers, kalamata olives, anchovies, EVOO, fresh basil, parmigiano reggiano

Spaghetti al Pesto di Pistacchi e Gamberi
yolk-only fresh pasta, pistachio pesto, sautéed prawns in EVOO and garlic

Dessert (choose one):

Yuzu-lemon Tart

Warm Apple Tart

Madagascar Vanilla Crème Brulée

Tarta de Santiago
moist and gooey almond cake, lemon zest, vanilla bean ice-cream

Mascarpone Cheesecake
touch of lemon, pistachios, raspberry coulis
Other Infomation

I know you said you want a low-dairy dessert, but I included my mascarpone cheesecake because it is to die for. Anyways regarding the main, we can also do the steak with a side of any of those pastas + the asparagus or any other veggie. Please hit the message button if you have any questions or want to discuss other options. I didn't want to overwhelm you, but there are a million things we could do. Please check out my profile if you have time and thanks for checking out my proposal ;-)

Meal for 6 on 21 September 2019