Category Archives: 0. Menus Served and Accompanying Accolades

4 dinners in August for a wonderful group of 8


Accolades first; Menu below

“Margot-You need a halo! The food is unbelievable.  Thank you! I am getting too fat!  See you Friday.  XXOO Jean”


I am so grateful for your Delicious food and feel so spoiled

Thank you-I won’t be losing weight.

The meal was beyond delicious.



Fabulous fantastic dinner!

Thank you-we are so thrilled and spoiled-


Thank You-


“And thank you!!! We are rolling home many pounds heavier and we are all 

So appreciative of your meals 

You spoiled us and I can only imagine how much work that was for you.

And that cake!!!!


Thank you!


Menus for the dinners

Dinner One:(Think Italian) Sun. Aug. 16

Oven Baked Salmon with Cashews & Spicy Yogurt Sauce and Dill Mustard Sauce

Asparagus and Prosciutto Strata

Mixed Salad with Margot’s Lemon Dressing

Margot’s Homemade No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

Buttery Italian Almond Rounds (cookies)

Melting Moments (cookies)

Chocolate Truffles

Balsamic Strawberries


Dinner Two :(Think USA) Mon. Aug. 17

Rick’s Slow Cooked Pork

Turkey Sausage and Potato Salad

Corn, Arugula and Tomato Salad


Vanilla ice cream


Dinner Three: (Think Indian) Tues. Aug. 18

Curried Cornish Chicken Thighs

Curried Pink Lentils

Roasted Coconut Carrots

Mixed Salad with Jicama and Mango

Linzer Torte

Vanilla Ice Cream


Dinner Four: (Think Louisiana) Fri. Aug. 21

Frogmore Stew with homemade Louisiana Seafood Cocktail Sauce

Pickle Back Slaw

Chocolate Dump Cake

Vanilla Ice Cream


B&B Styled Catering For the Families of Dori and Craig During Their Very Fun and Busy Wedding Event June 28,2014 through July 1,2014














Brunch-9AM—Coffee & juices @ 8am

Expected guests will be 11 for breakfast and at least 11 for appetizers and dinners

Ice Creams, home made, are of two unchurned varieties and the flavors include coffee, almond, chocolate and fresh fruit

Fresh Cookies daily




























Special Event and questions
June 25 Wed.
  • German Apple Pancake
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Everything but the kitchen sink Scrambled Eggs
  • Canadian Bacon with Rosemary
  • Lavender Lemonade
  • Sweet Mini stuffed peppers, assorted cheeses and crackers
  • BBQ at Homestead Ranch-Hamburgers, accruements buns
  • warm sausage & potato salad
  • Desert: Chocolate Truffles, Melting Moments, homemade ice cream & fresh fruit
Craig and Dori will be providing all of the delicious beef from their grass fed beef at the Double Springs in May Idaho.
June 26 Thurs.
  • Mexican Egg Casserole with sour cream, salsa and guacamole
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Sausage Links
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Mexican pastries
  • Watermelon Fresca
Margot does not cater Margot does not cater 10am hike & lunch to roundhouse
June 27 Fri.
  • Dori w/cook this pre-made overnight casserole,etc.:
  • Scrambled Egg Bake
  • Bacon
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Sweet Potato Fingerlings
  • OJ
Margot does not cater Margot does not cater 8am golf2pm mani,pedi

5pm rehearsal dinner

7pm rehearsal dinner-Cristinas

June 28 Sat.
  • French Toast a la Crème Brule
  • Strawberries
  • Ham Slices
  • Hard Boiled eggs
  • Strawberry Lemonade




Margot out by NOON

Wedding Wedding WEDDING 5pm
June 29 Sun. Judith McQueen w/do Mexican Brunch @ 11 am
  • Baklava Baked Brie
  • Assorted nuts
  • Baguette slices
  • Apple/Pear Slices
  • Oven Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce
  • Lemon Lovers Asparagus
  • Apricot Couscous
  • Red and Green Salad with Pears, Cheese & a cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Crusty Sliced Baguette
  • Linzer Torte (My treat and to celebrate the newly weds) and homemade ice cream


11am Mexican brunch by Judith McQueen 

Margot w/serve appetizers at 7pm and dinner at 8pm.

June 30 Mon.
  • Eggs Picante in ramekins
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Pan Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Sage
  • Focaccio
  • Lavender Lemonade


  • Antipasto plate
  • Flank Steak stuffed with Provolone & Prosciutto and another with Portobello mushroom,Spinach, Pesto, Parmesan and minced onion and garlic
  • Macaroni & Cheese a la Italiana
  • Roasted Broccoli Florets with Basil and Lemon
  • Fennel Salad a la Sciliana
  • Freeform Fruit Tart and homemade ice cream
July 1 Tues.
  • Scramble Egg Bake
  • Cantaloupe
  • Sausage Links
  • French Baguette Slices
  • Lavender Lemonade


  • Shrimp Bruschetta with Wine and Arugula
  • Giant Shrimp with orange Marmalade Dip
  • Fennel Roast Beef Roast with Creamy Mustard Sauce
  • Potatoes a la Provence
  • Glazed Organic Small Carrots
  • The Original Caesar Salad
  • Left over deserts but was going to make a chocolate trifle
  • Homemade ice cream




From Margot’s Table to Yours Menu for the Grand Tasting at the Sun Valley Harvest Festival (rated by Fodor as one of its Top 10 Fall Festivals)


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Margot will have her lavender recipes on her blog by Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 so be sure to check in next week.

“Let Lavender Make Your Day”

Menu Presented By

“From Margot’s Table to Yours” B&B Styled Catering

For The Sun Valley Harvest Festival Grand Tasting at Carole’s Dollar Lodge on Sunday, September 22, 2013 which benefits The Sun Valley Culinary Institute

Margot’s theme choice of Lavender is in keeping with the Sun Valley Harvest’s mission.

Lavender is regional, sustainable, healthy and delicious.


Participating with Margot will be regional Idaho lavender expert Donna Anderson

 Owner of Lavender Acres located in the heart of the Treasure Valley in

Meridian, Idaho

(Questions about lavender? Make sure to ask Donna)



Lavender Bites

Main Course

Lavender Linzer Torte


Thumb Print Cookies with Margot’s Homemade Raspberry Chocolate Lavender Jam and Other Assorted Lavender Sweet Delights


Lavender Lemonade

An Italian Inspired Dinner Catered by Margot for Milt and Pat for 8 guests


antipasto platters

Milt’s and Pat’s Menu For An Italian Inspired Dinner on Friday, August 9, 2013


Antipasto Platter featuring Hard Sonoma Jack, Almonds,  Dry Uncured Salami, Prosciutto, Hot Capocollo, Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Balls, Assorted Olives, Pickled Asparagus, Pickled Artichoke Hears, Pickled Mushrooms, Fresh Cherries, Toasted Garlic French Bread Slices and Bread Sticks


Manicotti featuring Pat’s Home Made Crepes and Margot’s Homemade Marinara Sauce and Manicotti Filling

Melange of Oven Baked Vegetables with Basil


Fresh Blueberry and Strawberry Cup with Homemade No-Churn Blueberry Ice Cream

Thumb Print Short Bread Cookies with Margot’s Homemade Raspberry, Chocolate and Lavender Jam

Catered by Margot Van Horn

“From My Table to Yours”

Offering Special B&B Styled Menus

Making It Easy for Mom to Enjoy Her Family Here in Sun Valley


linzer torte Patty's Cookies 1 Chicken Marengo melange of oven baked veggies overnight scrambled egg bake

Above, some of the dishes served

This assignment was just what I had envisioned my catering services to supply.  Mom Robin J. was here briefly with her family of 7.  She has always done it all but wanted a break from cooking so as to be able to relax and enjoy her family more.  The following is the 7 day plan she and I came up with.  It was fun for me and I think that the family really enjoyed these dishes.  I cooked them all here in my condo and Robin came over daily at about 4pm to pick them up.  I wrote out directions for her as to how to serve, etc. I also gave her a soft notebook with all of the recipes. 

Easy food serving is the name of the game!!!!

Description of Catering for 7 Performed by Margot’s Table to Yours for the Johnstons

June 28th—Complimentary pint of homemade no-churn Mango Ice Cream and 1/2 a loaf of Strawberry-Nut Quick Loaf

June 28, Friday           Planning and Grocery Shopping                         4 hours

June 29, Saturday       Grocery Shopping; Pat’s Plumped                     2 hours

Raisin Cookies;Prepping

June 30, Sunday          Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes;                          4.5 hours

Overnight Scrambled Egg Bake;

Mélange of Oven Baked Veggies

July 1, Monday          Shopping; Mac&Cheese a la Italiana;

Bouillabaisse for 8 & Rouille                                 7 hours

July 2, Tuesday      Smoked Salmon w/ Endive Platter with                4 hours

Cream Cheese Dill Sauce, Bagels, Artichokes

and it’s sauce;

Fennel& Rosemary Beef Tenderloin w/Creamy

Mustard Sauce;

Pommes de Terre a la Provence in 8 Ramekins

July 3, Wednesday      Pat’s Plumped Cookies; Linzer Torte                  2.5 hours

July 4, Thursday           Shopping                                                                   0.25 hour

July 5, Friday                Chicken Marengo; Rice                                           2 hours

Total hours spend                                                                                           26.25

NexStage Theatre’s Academy Awards Menu


The nexStage Theatre’s

Academy Awards Menu

Sunday, Feb. 24th 2013:  50 attendees starting at 6PM



Margot          Shrimp with Orange/Marmalade Sauce & Red Sauce

Margot           Smoked Salmon in endive with dill/sour cream sauce

Margot          Mushrooms with Sausage and/veggie stuffing

Renata                      Spring Rolls

Prue                          Devilled Eggs with Caviar

Prue                Sausage/slices on sticks

Renata/Prue: Crudities & dips

Renata/Prue: Cheese platter, baguette, grapes, roasted almonds

Mary Clare     Truffle honey parmesan, baguette & warm olives

MaryClare      Hors d’oeuvres with Brie, Melon and Proscuitto

Linda               Caesar Salad Lettuce cups

Linda               Chicken Terrine with baguette




Linda               Melting Moments *

Linda               Oreo Truffles*

Linda               Panacotta cups

Margot           7 Layer Magic Bar squares

Renata/Prue Profiteroles with chocolate sauce

Prue                Oange chili Popcorn




“Oscar cocktail” with sparkling wine & vodka, fresh lemonade

Sparkling water,  red & white wine & beers.



A Joyful and Happy Valentine’s Family and Friends Dinner


From Margot’s Table to Yours

Menu for the February 14th Valentine Dinner for Neil and Kathy Zusseman Family and Friends


Creamy Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Salad Spears

Jumbo Shrimp Accompanied with Marmalade/Horseradish sauce


First Course

Ginger Carrot Soup

Serve Yourself

Fennel and Rosemary Beef Tenderloin with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Mélange of Oven Baked Vegetables with Basil

Mini Macaroni and Cheese a la Italiana

Sicilian Fennel SaladLinzer Torte w petals

Piece de Resistance

Linzer Torte

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Bon Appétit


Catered by Margot Van Horn

“From My Table to Yours”

Offering Special B&B Styled Menus

(From Neil via email the next day)

“And a bigger thanks for last night—we’re still talking about how great the food was this morning. Our kids LOVED the soup….”



Plate Fun for a Valentine Catering Dinner for Eight


IMG_3241 IMG_3238Flower forward, flower back, I love to see multiple colors on a white plate. The salmon flew in (not literally of course) today–fresh and not frozen–and it was delicious.  The asparagus, not pencil thin but delicious non-the- less, roasted along with sliced Meyers lemons was excellent and so was the couscous with dried apricots. A very Indian raita like flavorful sauce finished it off perfectly.  A  colorful dish for a fun Valentine’s dinner for 8 is fun to create.

From Margot’s Table to Yours

Menu for the February 9th dinner for Pat Wilson and Milt Adam


Caesar Salad Spears

Jumbo Shrimp Accompanied with Marmalade/Horseradish sauce


Oven Baked Cashew Pacific King Salmon

 Apricot Couscous

Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Lemon Lovers Asparagus

Red and Green Salad with Pears, Cheese and a Cranberry Vinaigrette

Big Wood Bread’s Crusty Sliced Baguette


Linzer Torte

Bon Appétit

Catered by Margot Van Horn

“From My Table to Yours”

Offering Special B&B Styled Menus

From Pat in regards to my catering a future dinner and the one I did for her:


“..  Good luck on another successful dinner.  Ours was certainly wonderful” Pat

From one of the guests present at her dinner:


“Darling Pat,

Such a lovely evening with eight compatible people.  Dinner was marvelous, you and Margo created a splendid meal”

Shari and Randy

(in regards to the picture I sent her for the plating design)

“Beautiful!!!  What a masterpiece you have created, Margot…cannot wait.”


Menu for a Realtors’ Breakfast for 20 –1.13



Menu For a Sotheby’s Breakfast for 20 at 350 Big Wood Dr., Ketchum

January 22, 2013

Thank You Sue Engelmann


Mexican Egg Casserole


Peppered Corn Bread Muffins


Oven Baked Cinnamon/Sugar Corn Tortilla Strips


Poached Pears with Cinnamon and Fennel


                                               Catered by Margot Van Horn

“From My Table to Yours”

Offering Special B&B Styled Menus

From Sue via email

“Hi Margot, Thanks again for doing such a great job on Tuesday!”

A Holiday Menu to Accompany A Nice Beef Roast and/or a Pork Roast


From Margot’s Table to Yours

Menu for the December 26th Holiday Dinner for Clients (2012)


Caesar Salad Spears topped with Shredded Parmesan

Lox Salad Spears topped with Dill Sauce

Jumbo Shrimp with sides of Dill Sauce, Red Sauce and Orange Marmalade/Horseradish sauce


Braised Celery and Julienned Carrots Caribbean Style

Zucchini and Mushroom Melange


Scalloped Yams and Parsnips

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes with Chives


Red and Green Salad with Pears, Cheese and a Cranberry Vinaigrette


Cranberry, Clementine and Pumpkin Seed Conserve


Linzer Torte

Balsamic Roasted Pears with Pepper and Honey over Manchego Cheese

Bon Appétit and Happy Holidays

Ruth and Gunnar Lie—Phone Message

“Everything was just wonderful.  There wasn’t one thing we didn’t love. Our son in law said I would like to cook with her because she used ingredients that are different.  I can’t wait to do it again next year.  I love some of those dips for the shrimp.  I could eat the orange marmalade one with a spoon.”