Surf n Turf Mexican Menu for Guests from the Midwest

Last week I cooked for an intimate dinner party in San Marcos.  The setting could not have been more perfect and the clients could not have ben more generous towards me & my staff and towards their guests!  Hors d’Oeuvres were served with Margaritas on the veranda in the back yard, set on a hill w/ a view of the sunset around a fire pit.  The dinner party was hosted by a business man and his wife for guests who were visiting from the Midwest for a Business Convention in San Diego.  It was a relaxed atmosphere w/ lots of laughing and clinging of glasses. An exquisite setting and meal to enjoy one another away from the daily schedule of business as usual.

The hosts wanted an elegant Surf n Turf Mexican Menu to treat their guest to a bit of San Diego cuisine at it’s best.

I love creating recipes  and menus to suit the mood and tastes of my clients and their event.  Voila! The menu for the evening:              First Course:  Mexican Ceviche w/Sashimi Grade Halibut & Baby Shrimp

Salsa Fresca, Guacamole & Organic Tortilla Chips

Served w/Margaritas Wine & Beer

Second Course:   Beer Battered & Breaded Jumbo Scampi w/ a Sweet Chili Crema Sauce

Served w/ more Margaritas, Wine & Beer

Third Course:     Carne Asada & Grilled Halibut Tacos w/ Salsa Fresca,

Shredded Cabbage, Mexican Crema Sauce & Avocado w/ Cuban Black Beans & Spanish Rice

Served w/ Wine & Beer

Fourth Course:      Mexican Chocolate Turtle Minks drizzled w/ Cajeta (a Mexican caramel sauce)  topped w/ McDonnel’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (best Organic Creamery around in these here parts!) & Toasted Pecans



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