Whether you are hosting a cocktail party, planning a wedding or need a studio delivery, treat your guests to a spectacular event with delicious cuisine, creativity, and impeccable service. We plan and coordinate events from 20 to 1000 people, and we provide a wide variety of services, including event planning, catering staff, florists, valet and rentals.


Nadia Pietropaolo is chef and owner. Her mother was her mentor. Nadia grew up watching her prepare divine meals for family and friends and inherited all her cooking talent. In addition to her cherished family recipes, she specializes in bringing the best of Italy's rich and varied cuisine. Antipasti, homemade pastas, and beautiful combinations of fish, meats and vegetables combined with her irresistible desserts transform any event into a memorablesdfg and elegant affair.

Cocktail Parties

Delicious passed appetizers are an excellent way to welcome your guests at cocktail parties!
Here are some of our favorite ones, send us a request and we will create a menu just for you:

Passed hot appetizers

Roasted eggplant croquettes served with an arrabiata sauce

Zucchini fritters with a fresh lemon herb sauce

Saffron risotto cakes with grilled shrimp and chile oil

Porcini mushrooms and gruyere mini tarts

Suppli, rice croquettes with mozzarella, tomato sauce, and parmesan

Lemon rosemary shrimp skewers with mint pesto

Grilled lollipop lamb chops marinated with rosemary and balsamic vinegar

Salmon cakes with chives creme fraiche

Passed cold appetizers

Parmesan crisps with ratatouille

Wild rice pancakes with Dungeness crab and creme fraiche

Grilled eggplant involini with goat cheese and thyme

Crostini with bresaola, white truffel oil, and pecorino cheese

Crostini with burrata and eggplant caponata

Bocconcini mozzarella, heirloom baby tomatoes, basil and olive oil skewers

Ahi tuna tartare served on homemade spicy crackers

Belgian endive spears with goat cheese, hazelnuts, and truffle honey

Passed sweet mini bites

Chocolate and hazelnut biscotti

Glazed lemon pine nut biscotti

Mini chocolate torte

Mini lemon tarts with berries

Homemade chocolate truffles

Pannacotta mini cups with rasberries


Quiche with wild mushroom, caramelized shallots, and gruyere
Quiche with asparagus, leeks and gruyere
House cured salmon carpaccio with lemon, capers, and micro greens
Frittata with roasted tomatoes, basil, and fontina cheese
Crepes with lemon curd and blueberry compote
Truffled Mac and cheese
Farro salad with apricots, cranberries, walnuts, and ricotta salata
Salad of mixed baby greens, cucumbers, strawberries, and goat cheese tossed in a lemon vinaigrette
Tropical fruit brochettes with a honey mascarpone dip
Assorted farmers market fresh berries
Homemade scones, muffins and breads
Selected fresh jams, artisan butter, and cream cheese

Plated Entrees

For wedding receptions, galas, birthday parties, or casual dinners, Milani Catering will create
a memorable event with the highest level of service. Whether you have 10 guests or 1,000 our
chefs will create spectacular dishes from the first to the last. Send us a request and we will
customize a menu around the season created especially for you. Here is a sample
spring platted menu:

Artichoke and rucola salad with parmesan

First Course
Ricotta Gnocchi with asparagus, pancetta, brown butter and parmesan

Second course
Slow roasted wild salmon with meyer lemon chive butter served with wheatberries salad with heirloom
radishes, sugar snap peas, walnuts and spring onions

Pannacotta with farmers market berries


Buffets are ideal for entertaining a large group of people, and Milani Catering will work
closely with you to create a memorable event. We only use the freshest ingredients from
local and organic farmers to create the most delectable seasonally influenced meals. Send
us a request and we will customize a menu around the season created especially for you.
Here is a sample spring buffet menu:

Artichokes croquettes
Spring Tart with pancetta, leeks, and gruyere
Sweet peas pancakes with Dungeness crab

Main Course
Spring lasagna with asparagus, peas pesto, and bechamel
Pan roasted halibut with pistachios, preserved meyer lemons, and capers
Grilled baby lamb chops marinated with balsamic vinegar and rosemary served with mint pomegranate pesto
Farmers market grilled artichokes with pine nuts, and shaved parmesan
Grilled eggplant with salsa verde
Salad of baby yellow beets, berries, hazelnuts, wild rucola and burrata

Strawberry balsamic tart