Multi-Birthday Celebration – Gainesville, VA – In-Home Chef Dinner

It’s the small things – that make big memories – and great times…

Memories. It’s all about memories.

Memories of the smiles, the laughter, the gracious hospitality, the feelings of being family, the wonderfully polite, curious children drawing with crayons just a few feet away – keeping eyes on what you’re doing.

Memories of the food, the multiple courses, the wonderfully equipped kitchen, the jovial atmosphere… Memories of watching a family get together and celebrate after what can only be described as a very strange and stressful 2020/2021.

It felt good to be back in the saddle again. And I’m so happy to have been a part of this wonderful event.

Thank you so much for choosing me!


Chevre Goat Cheese and Mascarpone stuffed dates wrapped in Prosciutto

Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Burrata with Balsamic Reduction

Green Lentil Salad with Gorgonzola and Roasted Root Vegetables

Strip Steak with Dijon Horseradish Creme Sauce

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Roasted Summer Squash with Pecorino Romano

Blistered Asparagus

And wine… Lots of wine… and bubbly stuff…





One response to “Multi-Birthday Celebration – Gainesville, VA – In-Home Chef Dinner”

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    Terry Tebbe

    Chef Michael, if my family were voting for the best birthday dinner ever, you would win hands-down! The food was delicious, but even better was the chance we all had to talk, to reconnect, to laugh, and to celebrate the five “birthday girls” ranging from 6 years old to 70. We also loved interacting with you and it was such a pleasure to watch you work your magic – and then to eat it! You left the kitchen in great shape and made for the most relaxed, enjoyable event this hostess has ever had!

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