I am the co-owner of Mon Petit Cafe on 62nd and lex in Manhattan. I'm a private chef to New York City, Connecticut and the hamptons. I'm enthusiastic, happy, professional and discreet.  I offer complete menu flexibility and can work with the host to create the perfect meal. I cater events from 2-350 guests. Hope to work together in the near future. -Chef Aless

Dinner Party $95/person 

Appetizers

Butternut squash soup

Endive salad with roquefort, walnuts and shaved apple 

Mussels with chorizo and spicy tomatoes provencal

Pan-seared scallops with cognac reduction


Main Course

Grilled lamb loin with chimichurri and lemon-almond orzo

Wild striped bass, red-pepper coulis 

Moqueca: brazilian stew with shrimp, turnips, red-peppers and plantains in a base of tomato and coconut milk

Conghiglie pasta with sweet Italian sausage, tomato and cream

Bouillabaisse: French seafood stew 

Coq au Vin: red-wine braised chicken with mushrooms

Cassoulet: Duck confit over a white bean stew with slab bacon, sausage and pork

Grilled rib-eye au poivre or bearnaise

Boeuf Bourguignon: Beef stew with red wine, mushrooms and pearl onions

Sides

Truffled mashed potatoes

Brussel sprouts with lardons

Haricots vert almandine

Caramelized root vegetables: sweet potatoes, parsnips and carrots

Butternut squash mashed

Lemon-almond orzo

Broccoli with butter and shallots 

                                   Desserts

 Chocolate mousse

Tarte tatin

Carrot Cake

Lemon Meringue pie

Lunch $75/person

Split pea soup with croutons and lardons

Crepes forestier: crepes with wild mushrooms topped with bechamel

Salade Nicoise

Croque Monsieur

Warm grilled vegetable pesto pasta salad

Haricots vert almandine

Truffled sweet potato french fries




Cocktail Party $75/person

Thyme-cranberry and brie crostini

Tri-color tomatoes BLT

Duck taquitos with plum sauce and celery remoulade

Pesto pizzettes topped with zucchini and arugula

Warm heirloom tomato and cheese tart 

Mini mushroom and goat cheese tartlettes

Truffle mushroom tartes with gruyere

Tuna tartar cucumber bites

Wild mushroom risotto balls with red pepper sauce

Grilled paprika shrimp on an avocado dill crema

Merguez and pepper skewers with harissa mayonnaise

Shrimp and mango ceviche bites

Chicken pot pie puffs with butternut squash

Cassoulet Puffs: Duck and white-bean stew

Filet mignon and zucchinni wrapped in bacon with horseradish mayonnaise

Filet mignon sliders with Aless's special sauce

Cuban sliders

Truffled french fries with herbs