Arnold, MD

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Serving Washington, DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Alexandria County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Prince Georges County, Howard County, Charles County and the surrounding areas.

©2016 Leave Dinner to Lettie.

Fully insured and ServSafe certified with a food safety management certificate from the National Restaurant Association. 

Dinner Party Ideas

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Hors d'oeuvres


Main course

Cheese stuffed risotto cakes with fresh marinara sauce

Parmesan polenta bites topped with bruschetta

Red pepper rouille and shrimp toasts

Shrimp and avocado mousse cups
Salmon cakes with wasabi mayo

Red curry mussels

Broiled scallops and asparagus in lemon buerre blanc sauce

Sweet potato cornbread with bacon jam

Cranberry and brie puff pastry bites

Mini crab cakes with old bay remoulade

Roasted garlic and parsnip soup shooters

Flatbread with caramelized onions, olives and garlic

Smoked Gouda stuffed dates wrapped in bacon

Mushroom and blue cheese phyllo bites

Spiced potato cakes topped with shredded beef and avocado cream

Caramelized onion tart with goat cheese and anchovies

Potato nests with creme fraiche and roasted salmon

Chorizo and apple stacks with chipotle carrot puree



Grilled peach salad with goat cheese, red onion, candied pecans, and bacon balsamic dressing

Mixed greens with roasted tomatoes, fresh corn, Parmesan, pine nuts and champagne vinaigrette

Marinated tomato salad

Spinach with apples, walnuts, blue cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette

Arugula with cucumber, kalamata olives, tomatoes, red onion, and feta vinaigrette

Salad Lyonnaise

Whipped ricotta salad with roasted tomatoes, pine nuts, arugula and lemon

Roasted squash salad with pomegranate, goat cheese fritters, and roasted pepitas

Roasted carrot and radish salad with peanut-sesame mole


Braised lamb shanks with citrus gremolata with olive oil mashed potatoes and asparagus

Stuffed pork tenderloin with bacon apple Riesling sauce gratin dauphinoise and ginger carrot puree

Pan seared ribeye with Bearnaise sauce mascarpone mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus

Roasted tenderloin with blue cheese sauce, Duchess potatoes, and seasonal roasted vegetables

Clementine and sage roasted turkey breast with brown butter cranberry Brussels sprouts and brown sugar sweet potatoes

Lemon basil salmon en papillote with wild rice and brown butter zucchini

Garlic butter roasted cod with olive tapenade roasted cherry tomato topped polenta

Crispy salmon with summer succotash and salt potatoes

Maple roasted pork tenderloin with baked apples, cauliflower gratin, and herb roasted fingerling potatoes

Seared beef tenderloin over crispy polenta cakes with smoked tomato sauce and roasted brussels sprouts

Poached tuna with kumquats and jalapenos with crispy sweet potatoes