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June 18th 2016 Pop Up Dinner at Local-vore in Elgin

Come visit us at Local-vore in Elgin for a 9 course tasting/wine pairing event.  Tickets are available now at tarragoncatering.vpweb.com.

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Another satisfied customer!

Hi Doug and Jaimie of Tarragon Catering.

You both did a Super Amazing job @ my Niece Rachel Becker's HS graduation party on May 24th 2014. I keep thinking about your delicious food , beautiful presentation, friendliness, organization over the whole experience . I will tell you that None of the other Graduation parties I attended compared at all with the quality and taste of your food and beverages. Gosh, Thank you for that experience!!! I shall never forget the whole day. I wish you the Very Best with your Catering. It was superb. Well done . Take good care.


Paula Becker's sinister in Milwaukee. Carla Dee


Dawn/Salisbury Wedding

Tarragon Catering had the opportunity to help make a young couples wedding day that much more special. 
 
 
Enjoy a few photos of the amazing food we served!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarragon Caterings Executive Chef Douglas Yeomans perched proudly over his latest creations overseeing every last detail...with a smile.  (Nothing makes me happier than a successful event...After 21 yrs I still absolutely love what I do and Im grateful for every guest I can share my passion for food with!  You'll taste the passion in every bite!
Tarragon Caterings Executive Chef Douglas Yeomans perched proudly over his latest creations overseeing every last detail...with a smile.  Nothing makes me happier than a successful event...and after 21 yrs Im still absolutely in love with what I do and Im grateful for every guest I can share my passion for food with!  You'll taste that passion in every bite...I guarantee it!
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was a full house (or tent as the case may be) of wedding guests, family and friends and the feedback was unanimous...truely amazing food!!
It was a full house (or tent as the case may be) of wedding guests, family and friends and the feedback was unanimous...truely amazing food!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
My staff at attention ready and waiting to wet your whistle with an icy cold beverage of your choice on a hot summer day.
My staff at attention ready and waiting to wet your whistle with an icy cold beverage of your choice on a hot summer day. (Thats the photographer leaning in the corner...at Tarragon we dont rest until the work is done.) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roast Tenderoin Carving Station with Cherry Port Wine Demi-Glace and Horseradish Cream before the dinner service began  (Once the customers are being served its all hands on deck ensuring the service is perfect and no time for photos)
Roast Tenderoin Carving Station with Cherry Port Wine Demi-Glace and Horseradish Cream before the dinner service began  (Once the customers are being served its all hands on deck ensuring the service is perfect and no time for photos)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charcuterie platter with my own homemade pate' de champagne, assorted cured meats and 4 different mustards including my own stone ground apricot mustard and centerpiece in the background
Charcuterie platters with my own homemade pate' de champagne, assorted artisanal cured meats and 4 different mustards including my own stone ground apricot mustard and menu centerpiece in the background
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheeseboard presented with four homemade jams and chutneys to pair with your favorites  (Pear and Meyer Lemon, Champagne Berry Compote, Quince and Fig with Pomegranete and Spice Cranberry Apple)
Cheeseboard presented with four homemade jams and chutneys to pair with your favorites  (Pear and Meyer Lemon, Champagne Berry Compote, Quince and Fig with Pomegranete and Spiced Apple & Cranberry)
 
 
 
 
 
Cheeseboard with an assortment of aged, veined, rined riped cheese and my own rosemary pepper crusted goat cheese up front
Cheeseboard with an assortment of aged, veined, rined riped cheese and my own rosemary pepper crusted goat cheese up front
 
 
 
 
 
Crudite platter with grilled vegetables accompanied by 12 yr balsamic vinegar, organic cold pressed olive oil and a lemon tarragon aioli
Crudite platter with grilled vegetables accompanied by 12 yr balsamic vinegar, organic cold pressed olive oil and a lemon tarragon aioli.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarragon Catering is grateful to be a part of your wedding, graduation party, retirement, shower or whatever event you may have upcoming.  We take the same pride in our level of service and quality of food for each and every event, no matter what the size! 
 
 
As always...you'll taste the passion in every bite!!!
 
 
 
Douglas Yeomans
Executive Chef
 
 

Fox Valley Repertory Fundraiser

Posted by Tamara Sims of Something 2 Dance 2 
 
Chef Doug Yeomans of Tarragon Catering created an amazing menu for Fox Valley Repertory's Fundraiser.
This beautiful weather makes me think of weddings, backyard barbecues and cocktail parties with friends. But many of us are so busy during the summer months that it becomes difficult to plan a party, create the menu, shop for menu items and of course cook all of the food. It becomes increasingly difficult if you are a baker (like me) and not a cook! Luckily I found the perfect caterer who has delighted our guests throughout the years with his culinary expertise and outgoing personality. Chef Doug Yeomans of Tarragon Catering has provided the food for several of our fundraisers for Fox Valley Rep in St. Charles. Not only is his food amazing, but his personality is one of no other chef I have encountered. Doug’s thoughtfully prepared food and gorgeous presentation made our fundraisers a huge success. He uses the freshest highest quality ingredients (many are from his own garden!) that you can taste in every single bite.
And the public agrees: Tarragon Catering was recently named Best Caterer in The Fox Valley by The Kane County Chronicle! Way to go Doug!
So if you are planning a wedding reception or summer party we would highly recommend Chef Doug to anyone looking for an amazing culinary experience. 
 
For sample menu ideas and to learn how you can have Chef Doug at your next event, please visit him at: http://tarragoncatering.vpweb.com/
A closer look at Chef Doug's culinary creations!
 
Thank you so much fo your warm words Tamara and Im grateful everyday I can share my passion for food with as many people as possible! 
 
 
 
 

Culinary Class Featuring Seafood and Sauces

 
 
Seafood and Sauces Culinary Class
 
 
I had the opportunity to share my culinary passion and love for cooking with Todd Bergeron, who appreciates the importance of great food as much as I do!!!    
 
 
Enjoy a peek at some of the amazing food Todd mastered that evening
(As always: Tarragon catering isnt responsible for any keyboards or mouses damaged do to excessive drooling)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baked Cod Enpapiotte topped with lemon and Tarragon before we laced it with Olive Oil and sealed it up to lock the flavors in and than it was served with a Crab Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Butter Poached Scallop with Tobika Caviara and moistened with a Citrus Sherry Vinaigrette and Chive Wands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Todd and myself discussing the subtle nuances between a good dish and an amazing one!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pan Seared Wild Caught Atlantic Salmon stuffed with an Herb Shrimp Mousse wrapped in Prosciutto and served with a Roasted Red Sauce and a drizzle of Basil Oil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The finished Plate!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roasting peppers for the sauce...the right way
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks again Todd and Michelle for having me over to work in your lovely home and kitchen. I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as I did.  If Todd keeps practicing in the kitchen I'm gonna have to continue working on my skills because one day the students going to surpasses the teacher...
 
 
 
Happy Cooking!!
 
Chef Doug
Tarragon Catering
 
 
 
 
 

Wedding and Pig Roast for 200 Guests

Tarragon Catering has the Opportunity to Wow the Crowd at a Wedding for 200
 
 
 
 August 13th Tarragon Catering had the opportunity to make a special someones special day that much more special .
The service was a succulent pig roast service which started with a beautiful cheeseboard and beautifully presented appetizers to get the guests ready for an evening of great food and fun  Than the pig was served with a variety of homemade BBQ sauces additional entrees and a selection of fresh and flavorful side dishes.  Take a look at some of the photos...and dont drool on your keyboard!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The pig slow roasting late morning the day of the wedding. We started it at 5 am and stuffed it with apples and rosemary and let it spin and smoke til it was juicy and succulent 12 hours later.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our beautifully presented cheese board with a selection of Brie, Stilton Blue, Jarlsburg Swiss, Gorgonzola, Tillamook Cheddar and aged New York White Cheddar accompanied by an array of Artisanal Mustards and garnished with a bounty of Fresh Fruit 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Tarragon Catering Staff ready to ensure every detail is attended too during your next event!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarragon Catering callaborated with the bride, groom and their family to design a wedding cake and display that was totally origanal while still being elegant and most important flavorful!!  This is a display of assorted petit for secs, homemade cupcakes provided by the brides family and a Flourless Chocolate Mousse Tart garnished with Gold Leaf provided by Tarragon.  Absolutely stunning!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarragon thanks you for letting us join you for one of the biggest nights of your life!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kane County Chronicle Photos

 
 
Enjoy a quick look at the photo from a successful St. Charles Chamber of Commerce after-hours event, hosted by Alex Chaney of Alex Chaney Photography. Although you cant taste the wonderful appetizers provided that evening I'm guessing reading this menu will make you salivate just as much as the guests did that night. Call us for your next event so you can taste the next amazing custom menu for yourself instead of just reading about it!!
 
 
 
 
 
Smokey Creole Spiced Shrimp Salad Toasts on sourdough with Chive Spiked Crème Fraiche
 
 
Strawberry Conserve &Prosciutto Crostini with Goat Cheese and finished with a Homemade Balsamic Fig Syrup
 
 
Mini Ratatouille stuffed Eggplant Rollotini with Imported Ricotta, Fresh Basil and Roasted Heirloom Red Peppers laced with a Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks Alex for the opportunity to make your chamber event a memorable one!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Italian Dinner for St Mark's Choir

 
 
 
A huge thank you to the St Marks choir group for giving Tarragon Catering the opportunity to make their last meal before their trip to Italy a special one!!
 
 
 
 
 
Jill....one of Tarragons star servers!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grilled Chicken & Eggplant Parmesan Stacks & Spinach Portabella Stuffed Shells
 
 
 
A quick view of the spread of some of the hot items!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grilled Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan Stacks with Homemade Marinara accompanied by Spinach Portabella Stuffed Shells in a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Than there was grilled Zucchini Tomato Bruschetta and an Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese salad with my own Homemade Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette, and for dessert.....can you say homemade Cannoli's, Chocolate dipped Strawberries, and over 10 different choices of petit for secs to sweeten the experience!!!
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks again for giving Tarragon the opportunity to send you off to Italy in style and what was even better was you serenaded us with songs at the end....a wonderful experience for everyone !!!
 
 
T

Bat Mitzvah for 180 People

Tarragon Catering had the wonderful opportunity to cater a Bat MItzvah for 180 people last weekend.  We made sure me to make it unforgettableWith over 20 tasty options to choose from there wasnt an empty plate in the building!!
 
 
A look at savory side of the service
 
 
My own smoked whitefish....moist smokey perfection!!
 
 
 
Homemade Cheese Blintzes served with a Cherry Compote
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 types of Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Homemade Smoked Whitefish, Apple Cinnamon Kugel and Homemade Cheese Blintzes with a Cherry Compote!!
 
 
Thanks Janet for the opportunity to make Sarah's special day, that much more special!!
 
 
Chef Doug
 

Girls Just Wanna Stay Young Fundraiser, April 12th 2011

Girls Just Wanna Stay Young Event!! 
 
 
 
On April 10th Tarragon Catering supported a hugely successful fund raising extravaganza for over 70 ladies.  It was in support of Tri City Health in St. Charles, IL.  There was nothing but rants and raves about the amazing appetizers provided to help support this great cause. Take a look at our dishes served and presentation and see why Tarragon is always such a hit!!
 
 
 
Crostini of Marinated Grilled Ratatouille Vegetables over Whipped Goat Cheese than  laced with a Basil Pistou Sauce
 
Herb Roasted Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches with Watercress and Caramelized Shallots, moistened with a Mayer Lemon Aioli on Artisanal Sourdough
 
Classic Bruschetta topped with a drizzle of 12 yr. Balsamic Reduction and shaved Incanstronto Parmesano
 
 
Call us now to schedule your own event and you'll Taste the Passion in everything we do!!!