We are now happy to announce our ability to offer a special evening right here at the Casitas! No need to drive—you can enjoy your wine in the heart of the Central Coast Edna Valley region right here. With a minimum one week advance notice, we will schedule the services of Certified Executive Chef and caterer extraordinaire, Rochelle Harringer. Rochelle formerly owned and operated Inn Paradiso in Paso Robles and was the Executive Food Director of the Santa Monica Beach Club. With more than 25 years of experience, Rochelle has catered weddings here and now partners with us to offer special dinners, customized for you. Using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, Rochelle can pair wines you bring for the occasion or have picked up locally during your stay.
Many of our guests hate leaving their Casitas once they arrive, with the serenity and natural beauty, as well as the comfort and coziness of their own private cottage. And small dinner parties are also available as well.
Sample courses prepared by Rochelle in the past, again based on seasonality and your tastes:
Smoked salmon Carpaccio, or
Fresh gazpacho, or
Hog Island Oysters on the half shell presented with three sauces
Watercress salad with pear, walnuts and Dijon vinaigrette with passion fruit, or
Salad of grilled spaghetti squash, wild California cactus pears and Cacique cheese with guava cilantro vinaigrette, or
Salad of endive and Fennel with caramelized spicy nuts, blue cheese and mango vinaigrette
Portobello mushroom roasted and stuffed with caramelized yam, shallots, spinach and broccoli rabbi in a moonshine cream sauce, or
Roasted tenderloin of beef with roasted fingerling potatoes and green peppercorn sauce, or
Wild king salmon with asparagus and balsamic reduction
Vanilla bean panna cotta with a rhubarb and stone fruit compote, or
Chocolate mousse cake with berry coulis and fresh berries, or
English triffle with crème anglaise and raspberry coulis
Cost: $125 per person
Contact Tony to confirm availability and coordinate the menu decision making with Rochelle at least one week prior to your stay. (We may be able to accommodate with three days notice after checking with Rochelle.)
Consider treating that special someone to this additional gastronomic event the next time you visit The Casitas of Arroyo Grande!
Note: alcoholic beverages are not included with the meal, no liquor license on premise.