A Birthday in the Hills

Yesterday we found ourselves up in the (West) Hollywood Hills for an intimate birthday party.  Nestled up in the bird streets, this modern concrete house looked like it was taken right out of an architecture spread.  With a glistening pool surrounded by plush lounge furniture and twinkling candles, the scene was set for a fifty person cocktail party for the books.


Guests were greeted by glasses of champagne and a variety of tray passed appetizers, included our Cochinita Pibil Shredded Pork Tacos topped with a crisp Market Slaw and Radish and our BBQ Scented Mary’s Chicken on a crisp Plantain Chip topped with our tangy Pineapple Salsa.  As partygoers left the pool area and ventured into the abode, a full Charcuterie and Cheese spread awaited them.  After an hour and a half, the station switched over and to our Stuffed Mushrooms with a Whipped Lemon Wasabi Ricotta and Chives, our Panko Encrusted Chicken with a Chive Aioli, and our Chipotle Glazed Tiger Prawn Taco and Radish, Market Slaw and Chimichurri drizzle.  Finally we switched over one last time to our desserts and a client provided birthday cake with an impressive sparkler send-off. 


See you at the dinner table,

CBC Team




BBQ Scented Mary’s Chicken | Plantain Chip | Crisp Pineapple Salsa

Cochinita Pibil Shredded Pork Taco | Crisp Market Slaw | Radish

Slow Braised Short Rib Arancini | Shaved Asiago | Bordelaise Jus | Micro Herbs

Mini Sirloin Sliders | Aged Cheddar | Brioche Buns

Spicy Ahi Tuna Wonton Cup | Ginger | Jalapeno | Avocado Mousse Wasabi Dust



Prosciutto | Salami

Creamy Brie | Aged Cheddar | Gorgonzola

Roasted Red Peppers | Marinated Olives

Mustard | Cornichons | Dried Fruit | Jams

Assorted Crackers



Stuffed Mushroom | Whipped Lemon Wasabi Ricotta | Chives

Panko Crusted Chicken | | Chive Aioli

Chipotle Glazed Tiger Prawn Taco | Crisp Market Slaw | Radish | Chimichurri



Bittersweet Chocolate Glazed Espresso Brownie Bites | Salted Caramel

Mini Seasonal Fruit Tarts | Sweet Whipped Cream





Cocktail 1 | Margarita | Tequila | Cointreau | Lime Juice | Light Simple Syrup

Cocktail 2 | Vodka | St. Germaine | White Cranberry Juice | Lime Juice | Edible Flowers

Tequila | Vodka | Cointreau | St. Germaine

Champagne | White Wine | Beer

Tonic Water | Club Soda | White Cranberry Juice | Lime Juice

Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite  | Flat Water | Sparkling Water