A Spring Party

April 14, 2015

Flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping… let us help you welcome this delightful season with a spring celebration.

Here’s a menu we recently created for A Spring Party. 


Artichoke Fritters with a Red Pepper Aioli
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Bacon Wrapped dates with Chevre and Almonds


Antipasti Station
Port Salut, Cambozola, Humboldt fog, Manchego, Drunken Goat, St Andre
Hot Artichoke Dip
Manchego Stuffed Olives, Gourmet Olives & Artichoke Hearts
Abundance of Grapes, Dried Fruits, Nuts, Crackers and Bread Dippers
Italian Marinade Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce


7 Layer Bars, Brown Sugar Bars, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars, Brownies
Lemon Raspberry Jam Thumbprints, Mini Canolis

Easter Fete To-Go

March 10, 2015

 Easter Take-Out:  A Catered Home Cooked Meal

To order please call us at (818) 861-7335


Traditional Deviled Eggs – $12.00/dozen
Thai Scallion Crab Cakes served with a Coriander Aioli – $24.00/dozen
Pesto Cheese Torte with Assorted Crackers (feeds 10-15) – $50.00
Toast points with Smoked Salmon Tartar (feeds 8-12) – $22.00
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Brie & Blackberry marmalade – $16.00/dozen
Maryland Crab Cakes served with an Ancho Sauce – $24.00/dozen
Hot Corn Dip served with Tortilla Chip – $18.00/qt
Hot Artichoke Dip served with Bread Dippers – $18.00/qt

Small serves 4-8/Large serves 10-16

Endive and Apple Salad tossed with Manchego Cheese                   
Candied Walnuts, Dried Cranberries and Champagne Vinaigrette
Pesto Pasta Salad with Toasted Pine nuts and Asiago Cheese
Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Sugar Snap Peas and Julienned Peppers
Pesto Chicken Salad served on a Bed of Hydroponic Watercress and Arugula Garnished with Pine Nuts and Lemon Zest
Classic Caesar Salad with Croutons, Asiago and The Spot’s Caesar Dressing 
Asparagus, Sugar Snaps, Fava Beans, and Pecorino Cheese with Champagne Vinaigrette  

1/2 pan serves 8-12 /full Pan serves 15-20

Tahoe Brunch Layered Egg Casserole – $45(1/2)/$90(full)
French toast Casserole with Strawberries and Whipped Cream – $45(1/2)/$90(full)
Egg and Cheese Soufflé served with Salsa – $36(1/2)/$75(full)
Assorted Mini Knotted Roll Sandwiches – $2.25ea
Rosemary Roasted Pee Wee Potatoes – $3.95 serving
Fresh Fruit Salad with Berries – $3.25 serving
Breakfast Crepes with Hollandaise – $3.50ea (min of 8) Choice of:

  • Scrambled Eggs, Ham, sausage, bacon or combo of two with Cheese
  • Scrambled Eggs, Spinach, Gruyere, and Onions
  • Scrambled Eggs, chorizo, scallions, jalapeño Jack, and green chilies with Chipotle hollandaise


Black Peppered Ham with Mustard Cream Sauce – $125.00 (serves 15-20)
Pesto Crusted Salmon with a Lemon Crème Sauce (2 portion minimum) – $10.95/ea
Salmon with a Mustard and Brown Sugar Glaze (2 portion minimum) – $10.95/ea
Dijon Crusted Chicken served with a White Wine Sauce (2 portion minimum) – $8.00/ea
Spinach and Wild Mushroom Lasagna (unbaked) – $45(1/2 tin)/$90.00(full tin)
The Spot’s Beef lasagna – $45(1/2 tin)/$90.00(full tin)
The Spot’s Chicken Enchilada Casserole  – $45(1/2 tin)/$90.00(full tin)
Chicken Enchiladas served with a White Sauce – $2.50ea
Spinach and Goat Cheese Enchiladas served with an Almond Mole sauce – $2.50ea

1/2 pan serves 8-12 /Full Pan serves 15-20 

Mashed Potatoes – $32(1/2)/$45(full)
Scalloped Potatoes – $36(1/2)/$75(full)
Rosemary Roasted Pee Wee Potatoes – $2.95 serving
Tarragon Roasted baby Carrots with Cognac Butter – $28 (1/2)/$45(full)
Fresh Roasted Asparagus with Truffle Butter – $28 (1/2)/$45(full)
Creamed Spinach – $24(1/2)/$40(full)


California Almond Cake with Fresh Strawberries and a Whipped Cream – $28.00/cake
Homemade Apple, Peach/blueberry, or Cherry Crisp with Fresh Vanilla Whipped Cream – $24.00(1/2 pan)
Mini Cutie Pies (cherry, Blueberry, Apple) – $2.25ea
Spring Flower Butter Cookies – $9.95/dozen
Flourless Chocolate Cake served with Crème Anglaise and Berry Puree – $38.00
Easter Egg Cupcake – $24.00/dozen
Apricot Blackberry Tart Tatin served with Fresh Vanilla Whipped Cream – $36.00ea

 For a printable version of this menu, please click here


All food will be packaged with heating instructions.  Delivery is available for $38.00 within a 30 mile radius of our Glendale Location. Deliveries will be up until 1pm on Easter day.  Pick up at our Glendale Location is until 12pm Easter day.

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Love Potion 99

January 28, 2015

For just $99, enjoy a four course meal of the freshest ingredients, made with love from our kitchen – for you and your sweetie.

Dinner includes:

Bacon-wrapped dates with chevre and almonds

Radicchio, red leaf lettuce, red endive, pomegranate seeds, red apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, and a raspberry champagne vinaigrette

Beef tenderloin served with a truffle madeira sause, heart-shaped wild mushroom risotto cake, sautè of fresh mushrooms, and braised baby vegetables

Heart-shaped double-chocolate whiskey cake served with white chocolate sauce, red raspberry purèe, and fresh raspberries

Click here to order online now.

We are taking orders until February 13th.
Available for pick-up or delivery

Super Bowl Party Menu

January 23, 2015

Menu #1

The Spot’s Hot Corn Dip
Served with Tortilla  Chips

Chili Bar
The Spot’s White Chicken Chili, Beef Chili & Veggie Chili. Served with Shredded Cheddar & Jack Cheese, Diced Onions & Scallions, Sour Cream, Frito Scoopers, Cavatappi Pasta and Tapatio Hot Sauce. 

Assorted Cookies
Decorated Football Butter Cookies & Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies.

$16.95 per person + tax 

Menu #2

The Spot’s Mac and Cheese Bar
Served with Bacon, Chipotle Sausage, BBQ Chicken, Scallions and Diced Tomatoes.

Mini BBQ Chicken Sliders
Served with Apple Celery Slaw on Hawaiian Rolls

Chopped Salad 
With Diced Tomatoes & Cucumbers, Avocado and Garbanzo Beans in a Red Wine Vinaigrette

$12.50 per person + tax 

Menu #3

The Spot’s Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Served with Salsa

Fresh Black Bean and Corn Salad

$10.00 per person + tax 

Phone in Your Order: 818-861-7335. Please allow 24 hours for pick up and delivery orders.

Click here for a printable version of this  menu.

The Spot Gourmet: 2014 Christmas Menu

December 5, 2014


Traditional Cheese Puffs
$12 per dozen

Roasted Roma Tomatoes with Pesto and Chevre
$18 per dozen

Moroccan Spiced Shrimp with a Pomegranate Aioli
$24 per dozen

Blue Cheese Walnut Terrine with Crackers 
$8.00 (serves 4)

Baked Brie en Croute with Bread Dippers
$50.00 (serves 10)

Artichoke Dip with Bread Dippers
$18.00 per quart

Creamy Cheesy Crab Dip with Bread Dippers
$20.00 per quart

Beef Empanadas with Guacamole
$18.00 per dozen

Sausage or Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
$18.00 per dozen

Chicken & Jalapeño Potsticker w/Roasted Paprika Sauce
$18.00 per dozen

Hot corn dip served with Tortilla Chips
$18.00 per quart


Butternut Squash Soup
$18.00 per quart

Tomato Provencal Soup
$18.00 per quart

Crab Bisque with Sherry
$21.00 per quart

Wild Mushroom, Apple and Fennel Soup
$18.00 per quart

Shrimp and Corn Chowder
$20.00 per quart

Celery Root Bisque
$18.00 per quart

SALAD ($3.95 per serving)

Mesclun Salad with Pears, Gorgonzola, Pomegranate Seeds, Candied Walnut, Persimmon, Pink Grapefruit, Red and Green Endive, Dried Cranberries and Chevre Tossed with a Champagne Vinaigrette

Apple and Endive Salad Tossed with Hydroponic Watercress, Citrus Segments, Dried Cranberries, Pomegranate Seeds, Candied Walnuts, and Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette

Mix Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans, Blue Cheese and a Balsamic Vinaigrette


Ancho Marinated Pork Loin with a Bourbon Ancho Sauce
$18.00 per pound

Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin with a Port Wine Sauce
$150.00 (serves 8-10)

Beef Wellington Served with a Porcini Cream Sauce
$165.00 (serves 8-10)

Beef Bourguignon with Burgundy Mushrooms
$20.00 per quart

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast with a White Wine Sauce
$7.95 per piece

Maple Glazed Turkey Breast with Gravy
$12.95 per pound

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast with Gravy
$12.95 per pound


Saffron Rice with Dried Cranberries, Dates & Apricots
$24 per 1/2 tin

Braised Fingerling with Mushrooms and Shallots
$28 per 1/2 tin

Fingerling Potatoes with a Warm Chevre Sauce
$32 per 1/2 tin

Wild Mushroom Risotto Cakes
$5.95 each

Creamy, Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes
$38 per 1/2 tin

Traditional Stuffing
$20 per 1/2 tin

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
$24 per 1/2 tin

Wild Rice Salad w/Dried Cranberries & Pecans in a Raspberry Dressing
$38 per 1/2 tin

Steamed Winter Vegetables with a Sage and Brown Butter Sauce
$3.50 per serving

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
$3.95 per serving

Cognac Glazed Baby Carrots
$4.00 per serving


Cheesecake with a Cognac Apple Topping. Served with Caramel

Upside Down Cranberry Tart with Fresh Vanilla Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie with Fresh Vanilla Whipped Cream

Decorated Holiday Cookies
$1.50 each

Mini Chocolate Mousse Shots
$2.00 each

Whole Wheat Apple Butter Cake with Whipped Cream

Gum Drop Bundt Cake w/ Brandied Crème Anglaise & Whipped Cream

Individual Chocolate Whiskey Cakes with White Chocolate Whiskey Sauce
$5.95 each


Menu #1
$185 + tax

Mix Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans, Blue Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Maple Glazed Turkey Breast with Pan Roasted Gravy

Homemade Cranberry Chutney

Mashed Potatoes

Traditional Stuffing

Green beans

California Almonds with Fresh Vanilla Whipped Cream

Menu #2
$420 + tax

Hot Corn Dip Served with Tortilla Chips

Apple and Endive Salad Tossed with Hydroponic Watercress, Citrus Segments, Dried Cranberries, Pomegranate Seeds, Candied Walnuts, and a Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette

Roasted Beef Tenderloin Served with Cabernet Sauce and Horseradish

Lemon Artichoke Chicken Served with a White Wine Sauce

Braised fingerling with Mushrooms and Shallots

Holiday Saffron Rice

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables

Rolls with butter

Assorted Holiday Cookies

Individual Chocolate whiskey Cakes with a White Chocolate Whiskey Sauce

Menu #3
$200 + tax

Artichoke Dip with Bread Dippers

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast Served with a White Wine Sauce

 Wild Mushroom Risotto Cakes

 Steamed Winter Vegetables with a Sage and Brown Butter Sauce

 Rolls with butter

Cheesecake with a Cognac Apple Topping and Served with Caramel

Please allow a minimum of 24 hours for pick up and delivery orders. Please call our Gourmet-to-Go 818.861.7335 to place your order or order online at www.thespotgourmet.com

Happy Holidays!!!

The Maxwell House: A Fall Wedding

December 3, 2014


Bacon Wrapped Dates 
Stuffed with Chevre

Avocado Spring Rolls 
Served with Coriander Aioli

Chipotle Chicken Salad 
Served on a Plantain Chip with Mango Salsa


Hot Corn Dip and Guacamole
Served with Tortilla Chips

Pork Stuffed Plantains
Spiced with Lime Juice and Chipotle


Cuban Spiced Shrimp Skewers 
Garnished with Chimichurri Sauce and a Smokey Red Pepper Sauce

Ropa de Viejo
Served with Sour Cream, Cilantro and Scallions

Fried Plantains

Basmati Rice with Petite Peas
Garnished with Cilantro and Scallions


Traditional Caesar Salad
Served with Asiago Croutons and The Spot’s Caesar Dressing

The Spot’s Mac and Cheese
Served with Bacon Bits, Diced Tomatoes and Scallions

Lemon Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Served with a Fresh Tomato Coulis

Beef Sliders

Seasonal Grilled Vegetables



Strawberries with Passion Fruit Crème

Assorted Bar Cookies

Heart Shaped Chocolate Cookies Dipped in White Chocolate

Coffee and Tea

Thanksgiving Take Out

November 4, 2014


Baked Brie en Croute with Cranberry Chutney & Bread Dippers

Smoked Gouda Cheese Puffs

Sausage or Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Artichoke Dip with Bread Dippers

Crab Dip with Tortilla Chips

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Skewers

Mini Pigs in a Blanket with Mustard

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Chevre

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Hearts of Palm


Mix Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Watercress & Endive Salad with Pears, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese in a Walnut Vinaigrette

Crab Bisque

Butternut Squash Soup

Wild Mushroom, Fennel & Apple Bisque


Maple Glazed Turkey Breast with Pan Roasted Gravy

Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin with a Red Wine Sauce

Honey Baked Ham with Maple Glaze

15 lb Whole Roasted Turkey

Chicken Stuffed with Fontina and Mushrooms with a Dijon Sauce

Vegetable Wellington with a Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce 

Beef Wellington with a Porcini Crème Sauce


Mashed Potatoes

Traditional Stuffing

Caramelized Butternut Squash

Mashed Garnet Yams with Bourbon, Brown Sugar & Butter

Haricot Vert with Cherry Tomatoes & Garlic Butter

Green Beans Casserole with Mushrooms and Crispy Onions

Macaroni and Cheese

Cognac Glazed Carrots

Roasted Butter Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze 

Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes


Homemade Cranberry Chutney

Turkey Gravy

Cheese Toast

Rustic Sourdough Loaf


Carmel Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel & Whipped Cream 

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

Deep Dish Apple Pie with Whipped Cream 

Apple Crumb Cheesecake with Caramel & Whipped Cream

Decorated Holiday Cookies

Chocolate Flourless Cake with Crème Anglaise

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Whipped Cream & Caramel

The Spot’s Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce & Whipped Cream

Cranberry Pear Apple Crisp served with Whipped Cream


Mix Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese & a Balsamic Vinaigrette

 Maple Glazed Turkey Breast with Pan Roasted Gravy

 Homemade Cranberry Chutney

Mashed Potatoes

Traditional Stuffing

Green Beans

Fresh Rolls

Pumpkin Pie with Fresh Vanilla Whipped Cream






All orders must be placed by Monday, November 24th.  Please call our Gourmet-to-Go 818.861.7335 to place your order or order online at www.thespotgourmet.com

Pickups are on Wednesday, November 26 from 11am-4pm and Thursday, November 27 from 10am-1pm

Delivery is available upon request. Wednesday delivery is a minimum of $38.00 Thursday delivery is a minimum of $50.00

Roaring 20’s Speakeasy Party

October 23, 2014

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Wild Mushroom and Spinach Potstickers
Served with a Spicy Thai Sauce

Jerk Chicken Phyllo

Smoked Gouda Quesadillas
Served with a Roasted Red Pepper Aioli


Traditional Mac and Cheese AND Truffle Mac and Cheese
Served with Bacon Bits, Sautéed Mushrooms, Peas, Diced Tomatoes, Scallions, BBQ Chicken, Asparagus Tips, Broccoli, Blue Cheese and Diced Ham.

Slow Roasted Pot Roast

Caesar Salad in Mini Cups


Thai Pineapple Fried Rice with Scallions, Cilantro, Onions, and Eggs

Pad Thai Noodles with Eggs, Bean Sprouts, Red and Yellow Bell Peppers

Red Thai Curry Beef

Yellow Curry Chicken with Potatoes, Onions and Carrots

Maggi Golden Fried Noodles

Chinese Green Bean Sauté with Garlic, Minced Onions, and Red Pepper Flakes, Mango Salsa, Coconut Curry Sauce, Teriyaki Glaze, and Sambal


Cheese Ravioli – Penne – Linguine – Artichoke Ravioli
Served with Alfredo, Marinara, Bolognese, Porcini Cream Sauce, and Puttanesca Sauces

Truffle meatballs in a Truffle Madeira Sauce

Shrimp Scampi in a White Wine Butter Sauce

Eggplant Parmesan in Roasted Tomato Sauce, Garnished with Fresh Asiago

Waldorf Salad 


Mini Homemade Canolis

Ginger Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Apple Cheese Bars

Chocolate Mousse Shots

Lemon Bars

*Photos by Luminaire Images Photography and Design by Doyle Borden

Appetizers in a Box & an Antipasti Station

October 14, 2014

Pasadena Public Library


Beef Sliders
With cheddar, caramelized onions, and garlic aioli

Grilled Portobello Fingerss with Manchego Wrapped in Basil

Coconut Shrimp
Served with a chili plum sauce

Smoked Gouda Cheese Puffs

Jerk Chicken Phyllo
Served with mango chutney


Hot Artichoke Dip
Served with bread dippers

Port Salut – Cambezola – Manchego – Humboldt Fog – Gouda – Brie

Pesto and Sundried Tomato Cheese Torta

Dried Figs, Red & Green Grapes, Fruit and Candied Nuts

Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Manchego Stuffed Olives and Gourmet Assorted Olives

Genoa, Prosciutto, Braesola, Capicola and Ham

Baguette Slices, Gourmet & Seeded Crackers 

Kidspace Museum Birthday Parties

September 15, 2014


Assorted Sandwich Platter
PB&J, Turkey and Cheese, Cheese, Ham and Cheese

Mini Burger Platter
Plain, Cheese and Veggie Burgers

Grilled Cheese Platter

Chicken Finger Platter
Served with BBQ and Ranch Dressing

Foccacia Pizzas Squares
Cheese, Pepperoni or Combo

Pigs in a Blanket Platter

Mac and Cheese


Dot’s Delight
Apple Slices, PB&J, Cheddar Cubes and Drink of Choice

Flutterby’s Feast
Chicken Fingers, Grapes, Mac and Cheese, Pigs in a Blanket, and Choice of Two Drinks

Busy Buzzy Bee’s Buffet
Mini Burgers, Grilled Cheese, Fruit, Mac and Cheese, PB&J, and Choice of Two Drinks


Birthday Cake
Choice of Flavor and Frosting

Ladybug, Bee or Spider

Dessert Tray
Homemade Assorted Cookies and Bars

Choose from a selection of kid- and adult- friendly food. To view our full menu, including the adult fare click here.