events

Having an office retreat?

Hello coordinators, office administrators, office workers and foodies combined,

Are you a part of a lovely office environment that is having a summer retreat or gathering to reset and plan for the final 6 months of 2019? Did you have one of these long meetings last year and caught yourself falling asleep because the food that was ordered was too heavy? Did you load up on the cookies and sweets offered to wake yourself back up? Were you just bored in general with the food options offered?

Don’t worry we won’t tell! But we do have a solution, at Mayari’s Voyage : Private chef & small events services we offer a range of options that is sure to satisfy everyone at your next office party! Contact us to receive a menu and discuss your catering needs!

Check out the picture from our latest event!

Thanks for reading, Until next time!

Interested in learning about food & drink pairings? Hang out with us once a month for seasonal dishes, recipes and drink pairings!

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food, make it

Coconut lime curried chicken

Hello Readers and Happy Monday

One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is read other chefs cook books. I found this amazing coconut lime curried chicken recipe in one of Marcus Samuelsson books Marcus off Duty: the recipes I cook at home.

If you are interested click here to check out his books or you can also find it at your local library , that is where I got mine!

Anyways, back to the chicken: coconut and stewed meats in general is always a good match. It adds a creamy, slightly sweet flavor that you can’t quite achieve with other ingredients, and compliments spicy flavors tremendously. Next, is lime; I believe lime in this case helps to brighten up the sauce,making it easy to eat this heavier dish during the summer.

In the original recipe chef Samuelsson uses chicken breasts, golden raisins and red curry paste. I did not have these ingredients and used chicken thighs, and sofrito. Sofrito is a traditional base used in latin cuisine made with cilantro, bell pepper and other ingredients giving this a major latin flare.

To make this dish:

  1. Skin 4 chicken thighs ( if you are using chicken breast you do not need to skin anything) season with salt & pepper, set aside.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil ( of choice) in a large pan/ pot big enough to hold 4 pieces of chicken and deep enough to hold 3 cups of liquid.
  3. In heated oil, add 1 medium yellow onion chopped season with salt & pepper cook until onions lose color.
  4. Add in tablespoon of minced garlic, cook for about 5 min. (If you burn it a little like I did lol it is ok, your sauce will just be darker)
  5. Reduce heat and add curry paste or sofrito about 1 large tablespoon, stir and cook for about 2 min.
  6. At this point you should move over your veg mix to the side of your pot, add another tablespoon of oil, let it heat and sear chicken about 3 mins per side and flip only once.
  7. After chicken is seared and flipped add in 1 can of coconut milk, the zest of 1 lime and its juice, 1/2 cup of water, handful of golden raisin, 4 chopped mint leaves, and 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley. Season with salt & pepper.
  8. Cook for 10 to 20 mins on medium heat.
  9. Taste liquid, add zest of second lime if you feel it needs more lime flavor
  10. Serve with starch of choice, I used white rice.

If you try this recipe please let me know! I would love to hear how it came out and if you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Until next time!

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meal prep

7 Day meal plan

Hello Readers and Happy Monday!

Today I want to share with you a meal prep package.. For those looking for 2 meals a day for 7 days , I have created a plan for you! If you are interested in viewing the menu please message us via the contact us page and we will send it your way!

This meal plan is intended to offer you delicious, nutritious, seasonal and healthy food. If you are looking to reset your body and get back on track for the last 6 months of 2019, this is the plan for you.

Click the file below to view more details!

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Private Chef Special

Looking to celebrate a special occasion and want to enjoy the comforts of home, I have a great solution!

Hiring a private chef to come in, plate, prepare, and serve a 3 course meal for 2 could be just the thing. Our summer 2019 menu is out and ready to be enjoyed at a flat rate of $165 .

This offer will expire by June 30, 2019 however, the date of the meal can be booked for after June. A deposit is mandatory to secure your date and time.

Here is the menu

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Anniversaries

Hello Readers,

How has your week been so far?

This week I wanted to share with you my shrimp salad. Made with mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, avocado and edible flowers. The dressing was made by taking the liquid I used to cook the shrimp, blended a tomato and 1/4 cup of olive oil, and finally let chill until serve.

This was one of the dishes made for a recent couple who enjoyed a night in for their first anniversary!

If you know a couple coming up on their first or fiftieth anniversary I would love the opportunity to cook an elegant meal for them.

Thank you for reading!