Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kitchen Kriminal Dinner Nov. 14, 2009

Thank you Robin for hosting Kitchen Kriminal & bringing together a wonderful group of people!

Potato Bisque
Truffle & Shiitake Mushrooms - Croque Monsieur

Roasted Salmon
Braised Celery, Roasted Celery Root, Orange Sections

Sweet Potato & Caramelized Onion Tart
Arugula, Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Spicy Garlic Shrimp
White Beans, Slow Cooked Ham, Sun dried Tomatoes

Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin
Polenta Cake, Bacon Frisee Salad

Chocolate Cake
Italian Meringue, Passion Fruit Sauce

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thanks Cindy and Kevin for opening your home to Kitchen Kriminal
Thanks Sacha for getting such a wonderful group of people together.
Happy Birthday!

Crab Cake
Ginger Cranberry Chutney, Orange Sections & Tarragon

Leek & Mushroom Pie
Saffron & Toasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Pan Seared Salmon Pave
Confit of Celery, Sauce Soubise, Truffle Brown Butter

Paprika Braised Rabbit
Sautéed Gnocchi, Roasted Red Pepper Puree
Baby Arugula & Prosciutto

Braised Short Ribs
Brussel Sprouts & Bacon Ragout, Roasted Parsnips
Garlic Mustard Sauce

Many Moons Cheese Platter

Spiced Brown Butter Apple Cake
Candied Pecans, Sour Cherries & Ginger Compote
Whipped Cream

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kitchen Kriminal July 31, 2009

Thanks to Joy and Eric for hosting a great dinner with wonderful friends!

Smoked Salmon
Shaved Fennel & Arugula Salad, Orange Sections, Couscous Cake

Summer Tart
Roasted Summer Squash, Roasted Red Onions

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken
Warm Frisse Salad, Candied Walnuts, Basil Kalamata Vinaigrette

Cardamom Roasted Shrimp
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Cilantro and Butter Beans
with Garlic Red Pepper Puree

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs
Roasted Yellow Corn, Portobella Mushroom and Truffle Ragout, Crisp Bacon, Sauce Soubise

Roasted Peach Crisp
Italian Meringue

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 17th 2009 Kitchen Kriminal Dinner

Thanks Kelly and Steve for hosting. We had a wonderful time! What a wonderful group of friends.

Iceberg Lettuce Wedge
Crisp Pancetta, Sliced Radish, Olive Oil & Russian Dressing

Roasted Sole
Shaved Asparagus, Smashed Potato

Seared Prawns
Braised Fennel, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Piparade Chicken Breast
Bacon Lardon with Stewed Peppers & Basil

Roasted Sundried Tomato New York Steak
Basil Purée, Arugula & Balsamic Roasted Red Onions

Strawberry Soup
Strawberry & Candied Ginger Salad, French Meringue

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yes - Saturday June 6th 2009 !!!!!


Not sure if the Kitchen Kriminal needs more or less of these - but the dinner will be held on Saturday June 6th, 2009.
Thanks for everyone who let me know about the error.
Hope we see you there.

Monday, May 18, 2009


What is Kitchen Kriminal?
Kitchen Kriminal is a dinner party which started as a way to bring people together for a fun and adventurous meal. Originally a 6 course, chefs choice meal. The dinner menu was a secret until guests arrived at the location. Allergies and dietary restrictions are always accommodated.

Who is the Kitchen Kriminal?
Chef Stefen Janke is our main Kriminal. He is aided and abetted by his wife, Julie Van Dam. Together they own a catering company, Gourmet Solutionz Catering.

Why is it called Kitchen Kriminal?
Mostly it was our attempt at being clever. We started having dinner parties as an underground restaurant - very edgy.

Can anyone come?
You must be invited or come with someone who is invited. If someone under 18 comes, they must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Back by popular demand!

~~Saturday, June 6th, 2009~~
Julie and I have found a new kitchen in Woodland for our ever growing catering company. The new kitchen has a dining room that we have turned into a stage for Kitchen Kriminal dinner parties. Kitchen Kriminal is going to continue cooking fun and innovative food sourced locally. With our new space we are going to make a few changes to have how dinner is served and priced. The new format is going to flow in the following format for the most part.

~Stage one: Creative and very unique Canapés served during cocktail hour
~Stage two: Plated first course
~Stage three: Family style entrée served on platters
~Stage four: Cheese course
~Stage Five: Plated or a family style desert.


--For those people who would like to have a Kitchen Kriminal held in you own home. Prices would start at $60 per person. --