Holiday Mix & Match Menus from Around the World

If you have an adventurous spirit and an inquisitive palette, or a case of wanderlust but no airplane ticket, we have an eclectic, worldly selection, just for you. With these holiday mix and match menus from around the world, you can bring the marvels of travel to your table, without even needing a passport.

Wanderlust: A Very Strong or Irresistible Impulse to Travel

One of the best delights of traveling is being able to sample the different foods that the region has to offer, like enjoying various types of olive oil in Italy, or sinking your teeth into juicy barbecue in the southern parts of the United States, or wiping your sweaty brow after biting into spicy, authentic chicken enchiladas in Mexico.

With Chef’d holiday offerings, you can save yourself the trip, and savor in the flavors of worldly cuisines. Don’t pack your bags—pack your plates!

Eat, Devour, Love — (Dinner for 4 People)

On this foodie adventure, we begin in Italy. Enjoy appetizers like a Burrata and Fig Jam Crostini, and Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta.

Fun Fact: Crostini is Italian for “little toast.”

The sweet fig jam plays well with the savoriness of the prosciutto. With some fresh arugula and creamy burrata cheese, on top of demi baguettes with drizzled balsamic, your guests will lick their fingers and ask for more. Introduce them then to the Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta, and you’ll satisfy their cravings with even more delicious burrata cheese, but this time with basil, cherry tomatoes, and Marcona almond pesto.

We’ll then take a long layover in China, where we’ll indulge in a zesty entrée of Fire Pepper Chicken, by P.F. Chang’s. You can adjust the spice level, depending on how much “fire” you can handle.

After the main dish, make sure that you leave room in your appetite for when we travel back to the United States for dessert, to finish our dinner up with the Decadent Chocolate Lava Cake with glazed strawberries. By cooking this cake in ultra high heat, the edges will crisp, while the middle remains melty and gooey.

Traveling Light — (Dinner for 2 People)

Satisfy the itch from that travel bug with this three-course dinner, made for two people, for only $51 per person.

We begin in Greece, with legendary Greg Norman’s Salmon Pistachio Triangles. Similar to the traditional Greek spanakopita, or “spinach pie,” these appetizers are stuffed with fresh spinach but also baked salmon and lovely pistachio. Dip these babies in herb yogurt and prepare for liftoff onto our next adventure.

From Greece, we travel to France, where you and your dinner partner can reap the ambiance of a gourmet French meal of Filet Mignon with Black Truffle Butter.

This juicy piece of meat takes just 15 minutes to prepare and cook. Place it on top of roasted garlic mashed potatoes and the truffle butter seasonings will drip down, making it a pleasure for you to scoop up.

We’ll stamp our foodie passport in Italy, next. Here, you can have Not Your Nonna’s Tiramisu, a play on one of Italy’s most popular desserts. Pair it with a dessert liquor, close your eyes, and you might feel like you’re in Europe.

Vegetarian Journeys — (Dinner for Four)

In this vegetarian journey, we begin in Switzerland, where Gruyère cheese is king. The Garlic & Gruyère Stuffed Mushrooms appetizer is a mouthful of flavor, with parsley and sage, and a little bit of crunch, with panko breadcrumbs.

We’ll quickly travel to Italy, to take part in a delicious Spinach and Artichoke Dip appetizer with Italian blended cheeses, artichoke hearts, and baby spinach, with a side of garlic naan to dip.

We’ll stay in Italy for a bit longer to indulge in the main dish, Portobello and Asparagus Farfalle, by Executive chef and marathoner Philippe Forcioli, of Runner’s World.

The bowtie shaped pasta perfectly encapsulates the savory basil pesto and parmesan cheese, guaranteeing that each bite packs a flavorful punch.

For dessert, make sure to bring a jacket, because we’re going to Santa’s the North Pole, where we will dig into a scrumptious and festive Peppermint Chocolate Layer Cake, with Good Housekeeping. No matter how nice you were this year, this rich cake will challenge all good intentions.

Stamp Your Passport with Chef’d

How would you like to have worldly cuisines in your own home? Is there a place where you would love to travel? What region do you think has the best food? We always love to hear from you. Leave a comment or a question and we’ll get back to you!