South Riding – Ladies night out (at home) Party of 7 with a Personal Chef

Tropical salad
Tropical salad – Light and Flavorful – No Dressing

A wonderful time last night in South Riding, Virginia – where the ladies took some time to celebrate a very special birthday. (I think it was her 20th!)

The setting was very nice and everyone came together to celebrate the day, have a few drinks and eat some good food.

Once again – the guests made everything great for me. I hope I was successful in returning the same good time.






Shopping list for party of 7


Pan Seared Chicken Picatta:

1 ¾ to 2lbs. Chicken breast – 4 Large or 7 small breast

1 small bag of flour

2 sticks of butter (this is for the potatoes too)

Small bottle olive oil

1 small bottle capers

1 head flat leaf parsley

1 container Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Culinary Stock, Chicken

2 lemons (make sure they are soft for juicing and not rock hard)

Roasted Corn Salsa with Garden Tomato

7 nice ears of corn

1 large red onion

I will bring the tomatoes from my garden.


Roasted Rosemary Red Skin Potatoes

approximately 3 to 4 lbs of medium to small redskin potatoes

1 bunch rosemary


Tropical Salad

1 bag triple-washed spinach

1 medium bunch strawberries

1 bunch fresh radish

4 navel oranges

1 large red onion

4 or 5 ripe yellow mangoes. (remember that a little mushy is good – just no spots or noticeable smell of spoilage.

Place setting for the party
Place setting for the party







4 responses to “South Riding – Ladies night out (at home) Party of 7 with a Personal Chef”

  1. Pam Avatar

    Chef Michael far exceeded our expectations! The food was not only delicious, but creative and beautiful in presentation. Your professionalism made our dinner party a success! I highly recommend you to anyone who wants quality food at an affordable price. Again, thank you for making our dinner party a night to remember!

  2. Lisa Smith Avatar
    Lisa Smith

    Amazing evening, great drinks, appetizers, three course meal designed to perfection and artfully displayed, and finished off with Sweet Harmony desserts. The table decor and lighting was out of a style magazine!! You all outdid yourselves. I agree, this was a great evening, the food couldn’t have been better! Great job Chef Michael, I will recommend you to everyone I know! Cheers

  3. The Chef Avatar

    Wow – thank you so much for the kind words. It really was a pleasure for me as well.

  4. The Chef Avatar

    Thank you Lisa. It really does mean a lot.

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