Pagani Event

Pagani Huayra at the Petersen Museum
Pagani Huayra at the Petersen Museum
Pagani Huayra – Auto Gallery Event at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, Catering by LA Spice


We’re very excited to share some photos and a video from the Pagani event catered by LA Spice last week. Held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, the event showcased the rare Italian “bespoke” Pagani Huayra. The catering reflected the Italian, hand-crafted theme through a luxurious Italian Crudo Bar with action chefs creating small plates, made to order, and sleek, modern décor adorning the room. Car enthusiasts were also served delicious appetizers as they enjoyed the sights and as they traveled around the room, they could indulge in desserts at a beautiful, decadent chocolate station and even have freshly rolled cigars. You can relive this elegant night through this video created by Pagani or through pictures of the event here:

Video Link:

The Italian Crudo Bar
“Bespoke” Italian Crudo Bar

Party Scenes from the Pagani & Auto Gallery Event at the Petersen Museum



Pagani Party Scenes
Pagani & The Auto Gallery Party Scenes
Hand Rolled Cigars for the Guests


For more fun party pictures, supplied by The Auto Gallery, please check out the link below…….

Our Party and Event Holiday Menu Suggestions

Los Angeles Event Planners for holidays

Los Angeles Event Planners for holidays

 Ooh the Holidays…

It’s our favorite excuse to throw a party & celebrate. 

From elegantly plated Christmas and Hanukkah dinners, a Holiday Brunch, to a “Cool Yule” Holiday Cocktail Party, we’re excited to cater for you this Holiday season. 

Call us for a quote today, we’d love to chat about your Holiday plans! 


Here’s a list of our 2013 Holiday Menu Suggestions – 

Cool Yule Cocktail Party

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres 

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup, Chipotle, Achiote

Fried Butternut Squash Pumpkin Risotto Ball with Cinnamon Swirl, Crushed Pecans 

Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich, Cranberry Walnut Olivada 

Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Caprese Skewer with Basil and Balsamic Reduction 

Flame Grilled Tri Tip on Crostini with Peperonata 

Curried Chicken in Phyllo Cups 

Smoked Salmon on Crostini with Crème Fraiche and Chives 

Three Mushroom Tapenade with Parmesan and Thyme in Phyllo Cup 

Thyme and Rosemary Scented Root Vegetable Tartlets with Lemon Vinaigrette

Medium Rare Herb Grilled New York Steak, Pumpkin Bread Bruschetta, Fig Chutney

Holiday Spice Marinated Beef Skewer with Gorgonzola Drizzle and Pear Relish

Mini Short Rib Sliders, LA Spice’s Intense Horseradish Sauce

Holiday Spice Crusted Lamb Skewers, Pumpkin-Orange Chutney

Balinese Chicken Satay, Peanut-Hoisin Dipping Sauce

Spiced Ground Turkey Meatballs with Sour Cherry Dipping Sauce

Tuscan Kale-Mascarpone Artichoke Tartlets

Crispy Duck Quesadilla, Cherry-Canella Dipping Sauce, Crema Mexicana

Pacific Salmon Skewer, Cranberry Mustard Drizzle

Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese Shots

Mini Maple Glazed Turkey Sandwiches, Cranberry Ketchup, Lettuce,

Star Anise Poached Pear, Robiola Cheese

Sweet Potato Pancakes, American Sturgeon Caviar, Sour Cream, Chives

Grilled Bourbon Marinated Tiger Shrimp with Pumpkin Curry Sauce

Traditional Hanukkah Dinner

Oven Baked Salmon with Ginger Beurre Blanc

Cabernet Braised Boneless Short Ribs, Onion Gravy, Celery Root Puree

Chive Potato Latkes with Sour Cream and Chunky Apple Sauce

Grilled Green Asparagus with Mint and Toasted Hazelnut Gremolata

Endive and Arugula Salad, Autumn Dried Fruit,

Assorted Caramelized Nuts, Creamy Stilton Dressing

Artisan Rolls, Challah and Sweet Butter

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Almond Macaroons

Additional Hanukkah Dessert Ideas

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

Green Apple Compote or Creamy Milk Chocolate Sauce

Port Wine Stewed Cherry & Apricot Strudel with Almond Flour, Muscovado Sugar,

Port Wine Sauce and Whipped Cinnamon Cream


Sumptuous Holiday Brunch

Corn Flake Crusted and Banana stuffed French Toast

Market Vegetable Scramble, Gruyere Cheese, Charred Scallion

Smoked Salmon Frittata, Crème Fraiche, Fresh Dill

Red Bliss Roasted Potatoes, Sweet Shallots

Thick Slab Nueske Bacon, Brown Sugar, Banyuls Vinegar

Chicken-Apple Sausage

Persimmon and Pomegranate Arugula Salad

LA Spice Signature Orange Cranberry and Rosemary Strawberry Scones

Outrageous Chocolate Brownie Bites

Holiday Catering Los Angeles

Warm Winter Gatherings

An Open House Buffet

Boneless Beef Short Ribs Skewers, LA Spice’s Intense Horseradish Sauce,

Pearl Onion, Red Wine Gravy

Fennel Crusted Salmon Skewers, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Grilled Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches

Applewood Smoked Bacon, Apples and Roasted Red Onions

Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Mini Quiche

Tuscan Kale-Mascarpone Artichoke Tartlets

Spiced Potato & Cheese Samosas, Minted Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Barley and Mushroom Salad with Radicchio, Green Peas, Champagne Vinaigrette

Winter Pear Salad, Mixed Greens, Point Reyes Blue Cheese,

Candied Pecans, Roasted Pear Dressing


Glorious Christmas Tree Trimming

Open-faced Herb Roasted Turkey Bites, Chipotle Aioli, Cranberry Sauce,

Butter Lettuce on Portuguese Roll

Maple Glazed Ham, Vanilla Scented Kabocha Pumpkin Puree,

Spiked Cider Sauce on Mini Brioche

Mushroom Risotto Balls with Pumpkin Aioli

Toasted Corn Bread topped with Sausage and Maple Pecan Crema

Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Hazelnut Vinaigrette

24 Hour Marinated Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries, and Butternut Squash

Autumn Greens, Warm Root Vegetables, Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Baked Pita Chips with Trio Dip

Roasted Cauliflower and Golden Raisin Dip,

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus,

Basil Pesto and Mascarpone Dip


Mini Latkes Station

Delicious Mini Latkes – Made to Order!

Yukon Gold Potato, Sweet Potato, and Winter Root Vegetable

Served with Assorted Toppings

Toppings Include:

Braised Short Rib & Horseradish, Smoked Salmon Tartare, Wild Mushroom Ragout

Ginger-Cranberry-Orange Chutney, Crème Fraiche, Homemade Apple Salsa

Sugar Plum Sweets

Dessert Buffet

LA Spice’s Turtle Cake, Decadent Layers of Chocolate, Caramel and Pecans

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Bourbon Vanilla Sauce

Peppermint White Chocolate Cheesecake Lollipops

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Chantilly Cream

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars with Chantilly Cream

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Hard Sauce

Rich Chocolate Bread Pudding

Fire Roasted Apple Pear Trifle Shots with Caramel Sauce

Baileys and Cream Shots with White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Maple Pots de Crème with Almond Praline

Freshly Baked Mini Holiday Cookies

Fresh Gingerbread with Warm Apple Compote and Calvados Whipped Cream

Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese with Oranges and Balsamic Caramel

Manchego Cheese with Quince Paste, Grapes and Slices of Crusty French Bread

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Mini Oreo Cookies with Red and Green Butter Cream

Mini Cinnamon Apple Tarts with Salted Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Pecan Streusel

Butterscotch Pudding with Maple Crumble

Holiday Catering Los Angeles

Elegant Plated Dinners

Passed Hors d’hoeuvres

Choose Three Appetizers from our Hors d’hoeuvres Menu

First Course

Choose One

Roasted Parsnip-Apple Soup, Bourbon and Pain D’epices Croutons

Curried Kabocha Pumpkin Soup, Garam Masala Scented Cream

Winter Pear Salad, Mixed Greens, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Candied Pecans, Roasted Pear Dressing

Red and Golden Beet Salad with Orange and Fennel, Anise Vinaigrette


Main Course

Choose One

Pan-Seared Angus Beef Filet au Poivre

Yukon Gold Potato-Yam Puree, Sauteed Baby Spinach, Candied Yam

Neiman Ranch Pork Medallions

Cider Braised Red Cabbage, Brandy Glazed Fuji Apples, Pomme Boulangere, Hard Cider Sauce

Maple Glazed Organic Chicken Breast

Riesling Braised Mission Figs, Brioche Pudding, Balsamic-Fig Reduction

Rosemary Crusted Colorado Lamb Chops

Quince-Pear Chutney, Wild Rice Pilaf, Grilled Asparagus

Oven Baked Sea Bass

Cranberry Mustard Sauce, Crispy Shallots, Maple Celery Root Puree

Grilled Pacific Salmon

Cauliflower Puree, Saffron Sauce, Oyster Mushrooms

Dessert Course

Choose One

LA Spice’s Individual Turtle Cake with Layered Chocolate, Caramel and Pecans

Individual Rustic Apple Galette with Salted Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust

Holiday Cocktail Suggestions

The Elf

Midori, Champagne, Red Sugar Rim on Glass

Holiday Cheer

Champagne, Cranberry Juice, Lime

Champagne Mint

Champagne, Green Crème de Menthe, Green Sugar Rim

Holiday in Spain

Cider Spiked Sangria

Snowdrift Sleigh Ride

Pomegranate and Tequila Cocktail 

White Christmas

Vodka, Amaretto, Heavy Whipping Cream, Nutmeg

“The Grinch” Martini

Vodka, Midori Melon Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup,

Maraschino Cherry for Garnish

“The Rudolph”

Vodka, Orange Curacao, Cinnamon Schnapps, Cranberry Juice

Candy Cane Lane

Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, White Crème De Cacao, Grenadine,

Half & Half, Soda Water, Candy Cane Garnish

Eggnog Cocktail

Rum, Eggnog, Grated Nutmeg & Cinnamon for Garnish

Gingerbread Martini

Vodka, Kahlúa, Bailey’s Irish Cream

Rebel with a Claus

Calvados Spiced Apple Cider with Vanilla, Cloves and Allspice

Snow Bark

Kahlua, Absolut Vanilla, Hot Chocolate and Whipped Cream

The Peppermint Paddy

 Brandy, Crème De Menthe, Dark Rum, White Hot Chocolate,

Chocolate Whipped Crème and Crushed Peppermint Pieces For Garnish

Call us for a quote today!  


Crisp Alert

  This has been a hot topic in the office today:

“What is an easy and delicious something to bring to the 4th of July Party I’m attending tomorrow?” 


 We say easy as pie! Or should we say, easy as crisp

 Crisps are simple. 

All you need is some fruit, butter, flour, oats, sugar, and an oven. 

And you can even use red and blue berries and serve it with vanilla ice cream to make it patriotic

Executive Chef Joachim and Cafe Manager Chiara from LA Spice Cafe recommend some easy crisps you can make for the 4th, or any time of the year. 


Cafe Manager Chiara recommends her grandmother Carolyn’s Crisp Recipe.

“I’ve used this recipe a lot, especially back when my husband and I started dating and we wanted a sugar-free and gluten-free easy and delicious recipe. The sugar can be subbed with honey, agave syrup, stevia, or brown sugar. The oats and flour can be gluten free.  I’ve found that stone fruit, apples, and berries work best. ” 

 Grandma Carolyn’s Crisp Recipe 

  • -4 lb fruit (cored, sliced in 1-2″thick chunks) or whole berries
  • -1/2 cup sugar (can sub sugar alternative, like honey, agave, brown sugar, stevia)
  • -1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Optional:  Add 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed orange/lemon juice & 1tsp orange/lemon zest


  • -1 cup old fashioned oats (can substitute Gluten Free Oats)
  • -1 cup all-purpose flour (can substitute Gluten Free Flour Mix)
  • -1 tsp cinnamon
  • -1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • -1/2 cup brown sugar
  • -2 sticks unsalted butter, diced

Once fruit has been washed and sliced, put it in a bowl.  Sprinkle fruit with 1/2 cup sugar and mix.  Once mixed, pour fruit into a 9×13 casserole dish.
Mix all dry topping ingredients (not butter) in a bowl.  Then add in the butter and mix until you have large crumbles of dough. Sprinkle the top of the fruit with the crust mix, covering evenly and lightly pad it down.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until crust on top is golden-brown and the fruit is bubbly.  Let it cool for 1 hour.
Best served warm with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Vanilla Bean Freshly Whipped Cream and sprinkle each serving with a little powdered sugar.  Enjoy!

Executive Chef Joachim recommends a crisp recipe such as Bon Appetit’s Nectarine-Raspberry Crisp with Spiced-Oatmeal Crumb Topping

“Crisps should be made with two types of fruit, for added color and texture. I like to add something special that combines well with the fruits, such as lavender, or the cardamon used in this recipe. This is a recipe that always impresses. I like to add Raspberry Schnapps, for added color and aroma. ” 

Nectarine-Raspberry Crisp with Spiced-Oatmeal Crumb Topping 

  • -2 lb or 5 cups of nectarines (halved, pitted, cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices)
  • -1 1/2-pint container fresh raspberries
  • -1/4 cup sugar
  • -2 tbsp cornstarch

  • -3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • -3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • -1/4 cup sugar
  • -1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • -1/4 teaspoon (generous) ground cinnamon
  • -1/4 teaspoon salt
  • -1/8 teaspoon (generous) ground cardamom
  • -6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly


Mix flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cardamom in medium bowl. Add melted butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture comes together in small clumps. Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375ºF. Butter 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish. Combine nectarines, raspberries, sugar, and cornstarch in large bowl; toss to blend. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle topping evenly over fruit. Bake until fruit mixture is bubbling thickly and topping is golden brown, about 50 minutes. Cool 20 minutes
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Drop us a line – did these crisps work out for you?


President's Day Pie...Pops!

America has been celebrating President’s Day since 1885, but lets make this year extra special. Enjoy apple, cherry and blueberry-filled pie pops with your family and friends. Just fill two small circular pie crusts with your favorite filling, brush each layer of crust with egg wash and press between a cake pop stick (which you can find at your local cake decoration store or Michaels). Bake them and sprinkle powdered sugar over the tops then serve. So fun and so patriotic!

Happy President’s Day from LA Spice