By Caroline Gibbs, Big City Chefs Food Writer
Spring has sprung, and aren’t we all the happier for it! And with spring comes warmer weather, beautiful flowers, spring fashions, and of course, delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables. Yes, it’s finally time to say goodbye to heavy winter dishes and hello to fresh and light spring favorites! So why not make the most of spring this year and enjoy your favorite spring seasonals while enjoying the beautiful outdoors! Big City Chefs’ chef Rebecca Gruwell in New York says, “It’s popular this time of year to start bringing entertaining and dining out of doors – not only to enjoy what it feels like to be outside again, but to enjoy the best of what spring has to offer while being outside. It makes the whole experience feel really complete.” To celebrate the season right, Big City Chefs has a few ideas on how to welcome back spring in style this year.
Let Big City Chefs transport you to the sun-drenched countryside of Tuscany with this gourmet dinner party for six. With a four-course menu of seasonal and rustic old-world Italian cuisine, you and your guests will be sure to enjoy this outdoor dinner party featuring seasonal favorites such as Panzenella Bread Salad, Spring Pea Ravioli with a Lemon Cream Sauce, and Asparagus Risotto with Shaved Pecorino. Price Estimate: $425
Visit California’s beautiful Napa Valley this spring in your own home! Let Big City Chefs’ expert chefs bring you an elegant multi-course meal that captures the essence of spring and the rustic yet refined flavors of Northern California’s wine country. Possible seasonal dishes include a Spinach Salad with Warm Sherry Vinaigrette with Sonoma Goat Cheese, Cream of Asparagus Soup with Crème Fraîche and Meyer Lemon, and Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast Stuffed with Rosemary and Goat Cheese. Price Estimate: $425
Big City Chefs can create a custom picnic basket for you and your friends to celebrate spring this season. Enjoy the freedom to dine anywhere you choose out of doors this spring, and bring along a picnic basket filled with delicious seasonal dishes such as a Wild Rice Salad with Chicken and Apricots, Pancetta, Ricotta and Artichoke Frittata, and a Strawberry-Cherry Tart. Price Estimate: See BigCityChefs.com