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To Order Barbara Riley's Homemade Food Baskets: Just call, write or fax
Barbara Riley at
Riley to the Rescue Catering
475 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Riley to the Rescue's Unique Gift Baskets

Honeymoon Basket
Pink Pate (velvet chicken mousse with pink Peppercorns, rose wine and truffles), Hearts of Palm served with Peppered Miniature Heart Brioches, Tenderloins of Beef served at room temperature with Tomato Béarnaise and Black Caviar. For dessert, White Chocolate Truffles pampered in
gold leaf and served with a kiss of Raspberry Puree. $55

VIP Brunch

Beluga Caviar, Smoked Salmon, Pumpernickel Hearts with Peppered Butter, Russian Tea Eggs, Strawberries and Raspberries Romanoff.
Champagne* $40

Moonlight Soiree
Endive with Truffled Cream Cheese, Tofu with Shrimp and Scallops in Shimmering Black Bean Sauce, Quail with Kiwi Butter, Plum Kuchen with Ice Cream Butter. $50

Red Riding Hood Basket
Rabbit Escabeche, Fresh Noodles with Paprika in Sour Cream Sauce, Pheasant pate, Cream of Artichoke Soup with Red Pepper Pesto, Sourdough Brown Bread and Mango Fool. $60

Nautical Basket
Fruits of the Sea (poached seafood in a tarragon vinaigrette), Curry Bread Whimsy (assorted breads in shapes of fishes and sea horses), Cookie Shells brushed with Chocolate and served with Pebble Candies. $40

Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler Basket
(Strictly from the pages of Gone with the Wind!) Southern Fried Chicken drizzled with Bourbon and Pecan Butter, Buttermilk Biscuits, Pickled Okra and Corn Salad, Peach Turnovers, and Mississippi Mud Pies. $35

Bon Voyage Fiesta Basket
Margarita Dip with Crudites, Shrimp and Scallop Seviche with Riley to the Rescue's own Salsa, Blue Cornmeal Bread with two Cheeses and individual Mocha Flans served with Chocolate Chips. $40

Water Ski Celebration
Spiced Tropical Fruits served in Wonton Baskets, Minced Chicken Mandarin served in Lettuce Cups with Hoisin Sauce, Shrimp Skewers with Peking Ravioli and Chinese Confections. $45

Welcome to New England Basket
Aged Cheddar Cheese with Maple Spiced Crackers, Homemade Beans with Poached Knockwurst in Beer, Red Cabbage Coleslaw in Cranberry Vinaigrette and Sweet Potato Pie with Vanilla Pecans. $30

Pub Grub Basket
Scotch Eggs, Game Hens with Brandied Peaches, Whiskey Scones, and Blackwell Tarts $30

Thank You Basket
Riley to the Rescue Gift Certificate for a Catered Dinner for Four, Menu, and an autographed Riley To the Rescue Cookbook of Barbara's Homemade Recipes (call for pricing)

Hugs & Kisses Basket
Chocolate Kisses, Hugable "Bread" Bears & Honey Pot Popcorn. $25

Thanksgiving Basket
Wild Mushroom Caviar, Sun Dried Tomato Spread, Smoked Trout Pate, Country Veal and Duck Pate with Crackers & Condiments Included. $45

Easter Basket
Carrot pate, Ham & Pecan Spread or Smoked Turkey & Walnut Spread, Toast Points, and Jelly Bean Sour Cream Poundcake. $30

Happy Birthday Pet Basket
Pet Pate, Chocolate Mousse Cake, KIT KAT Caramel Lady Bug Truffles, and Hoot Owl Cookies. $50

Video Brunch
Smoked Turkey Boursin Roll Ups, Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Mustard, Grilled Onion & Potato Salad, Amaretto Caramel Corn, Cashew Brittle. $35

Chocolate Fantasy
Chocolate Pecan Chunk Tart, Grand Marnier Brownie Bon Bons, Coffee Chocolate Whoopie Cushions, Bailey's Toffee White Chocolate Cheesecake. $55

 At least 24 hours advance notice would be greatly appreciated.
(We can customize your order upon request.) All prices quoted are subject to change due to food cost fluctuations. All baskets will serve two people and will come complete with all the necessary serving utensils. An additional cost for champagne may vary depending on availability.