CATERING FOR ENCINO AREA
Next week, I'm in charge of a potluck dinner for some wonderful volunteers. They will be providing the side dishes, appetizers, desserts etc, but we wanted provide the main course.
To complicate things we have one who keeps kosher, two that don't touch alcohol (Mormon) and most are in their 50's or older, so boneless skinless chicken is a safe bet.
Other than Domingo's, can you suggest a place that I can order something like Chicken Piccata, pick it up and hold it for a couple of hours until dinnertime?
Fabrocini's in Tarzana was suggested, and that could work, but I don't know if they're any good.
Our budget is tight and please NO ASIAN food. Suggestions and feedback are welcome!
For Mediterranean, there's Carnival on Woodman. There's Zankou on Sepulveda. And I'm a fan of Pita Kitchen on Van Nuys. Agree with the above suggestion for Alcazar as well.
If Indian is acceptable, there's Simon's Cafe on Sepulveda.
To state the obvious, there's also California Chicken Cafe that could easily satisfy all around.
Thanks for the replies, but either too casual --we do CCC etc for monthly meetings, Boneyard or Gelson's are too expensive. My husband and I eat at Carnival regularly, but I can't think that there's an entree that would please all that I'd cater from there. This is from a nonprofit, where money is really tight, so we can't provide more than a main course, the remainder will be potluck.
We came up with two options. Make a nice entree with potatoes at Dream Dinners or cater in from Fabrocini in Tarzana. While I liked Dream Dinners' menu, I liked the fact that Fabrocini could be picked up hot and they'd lend me a chaffing dish! I'll let you all know how it comes out!
She's fairly observant, she definitely won't eat the chicken. But if I have a non-meat pasta or rice dish she's a happy camper. You bring up a good point about the dishware, but due to the number of guests, I'm using the "nice" plastic plates from Costco and was planning on using the matching plastic silverware.
I noticed yesterday at a potluck lunch that she insisted on covering a serving plate with tinfoil before placing the kosher meat on the plate. I'll try to make sure that all serving dishes have been washed in the dishwasher before using.