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Life Is Better With J&L

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Thank you for being a client of Jessie et Laurent. We appreciate your business very much.

Just spread the word about our service with friends, and ask them to mention your name with their first order. In return, we’ll send you a special gift from our kitchen. 

It’s our way of saying thanks for being part of the J&L family! 

Merci Beaucoup and Bon Appétit! 

You are life savers – I have tried half a dozen other services, and your quality and consistency are simply the best! We are so happy with the service! Adrienne B. Long in Berkeley

Bringing families around the dinner table for the past 39 years

Help us spread the joy of Jessie et Laurent

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Thank you for being a client of Jessie et Laurent. We appreciate your business very much.

Just spread the word about our service with friends, and ask them to mention your name with their first order. In return, we’ll send you a special gift from our kitchen. It’s our way of saying thanks for a great year! 

Merci Beaucoup! 

Happy New Year from all of us at Jessie et Laurent

“I used to be a food critic in SF…and your food is delicious. This was a gift from our friend that had found about my husband’s illness. I have spread the word, as I have been impressed with your food. It is absolutely fabulous.”         –Carol P., San Francisco

Bringing families around the dinner table for 38 years. 


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Christmas and New Year’s Day are on Tuesday which cause a bit of an issue for scheduling. Our solution is:

Tuesday clients will have delivery on MONDAY and Wednesday clients will have delivery on THURSDAY.

Unfortunately, our website programming will not automatically change the day when ordering… so if this affects you, we will notify you confirming the day change after we receive your order.

Thanks in advance for your understanding!

Thanksgiving Supper Already on Your Mind?

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Not to worry! Planning ahead is our style too.

And we will be delivering as usual that week…even on Thursday. There are a few items that must be ordered well in advance, like pies and turkeys… so order early if you can!

The special menu is ready for you to order. There are traditional offerings as well as lovely heart warming family favorites.

Just click here for your dream come true Thanksgiving dinner!


“It is not an exaggeration to say that  Jessie et Laurent’s food made a difference to my Thanksgiving.  The turkey was the best I have ever eaten.  I realize this is quite a statement.  It is a reflection of how much I enjoyed it and the difference it made to my Thanksgiving.  BRAVO!!”  Michael A. 

Indian Summer Nights…

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We have many offerings that are prefect for warm weather and outdoor dining.

Throughout the warm Indian Summer don’t miss out on these amazing delights…

Grilled Chicken Brochettes with Mango Papaya Salsa

Grilled Thai Flank Steak with Green Sriracha Pesto

Roasted Pork Loin with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Marinated Flat Iron Steak with Bacon Chimichurri

Grilled Tri-Tip with Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Spiced Rubbed Salmon with Chipotle Mayonnaise


just to name a few….


Flavorful Dressings for Summer Salads

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You know that moment when you bite into something and your taste buds burst into life? When the flavors sing in such perfect harmony they create a magical moment in your mouth? That’s how excited I feel when I encounter a truly delicious salad.

Sometimes it’s a simple mix of heirloom lettuces, or a composed dish like our Vietnamese 5-Spice Chicken Salad, but when they’re matched with a perfectly balanced dressing, all the flavors synchronize in that one bite. And contrary to what you may think, it’s not hard to make delicious dressings at home!

As the weather warms up, I’ll often start adding fruit to my salads – sliced strawberries in a spinach salad or grilled peaches tossed with our romaine and arugula blend. While you could make a simple dressing of red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, and a dash of maple syrup (for sweetness!), there are some wonderful fruit-friendly dressings readily available on grocery store shelves. And to turn your salad into a complete meal, simply add our cold, sliced, Niman Ranch Tri-Tip or leftover Harrisa Chicken, and you have a filling summer supper!

As you may know from past blog entries, my travels often inspire my own cooking as well as menu items at Jessie et Laurent. In Tahiti, for example, we loved the bright flavors of lime and coconut milk and replicated that idea for a cold Ahi tuna salad. In fact, a dressing of lime juice, honey and fresh ginger would work well on a variety of tropical fruit salads.

Here’s an idea: Next time you’re asked to bring a fruit salad to a potluck or dinner party, consider branching out from your usual and really make those flavors sing with an unexpected fruit salad “dressing”. Personally, I love this tangy poppyseed dressing from Bobby Flay, which is heaven when paired with a mix of strawberry, blueberry, honeydew and papaya! Plus, this recipe makes enough to have extra on hand for other fruit combinations.

Citrus Poppyseed Vinaigrette 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon low-fat mayonnaise 1 teaspoon honey 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon mild salad oil (like canola) 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

In a bowl, whisk the lime, orange and grapefruit juices with the mustard, mayonnaise and honey. Slowly whisk in the oil until the dressing is creamy. Stir in the poppy seeds and season with salt and pepper. Combine approximately ½ cup of dressing with 4-6 cups of fruit, depending on taste.

And the next time you’re wondering how to use your Jessie et Laurent leftovers – especially salmon, chicken or grilled meats – consider adding them to a summer salad of crunchy greens, fresh or grilled fruit, and this Citrus Poppyseed Vinaigrette. It’s a combination that will make your taste buds smile.