APPETIZER MENU

 

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRE SELECTIONS

 

(Please be advised that some items are seasonal and some items will require an oven on site for quality and presentation of appetizer)

Seafood

Ahi tuna tartare on crispy wonton "taco" with wasabi aioli

 Mini fried fish taco with spicy slaw and salsa verde

Smoked salmon mousse rosette on Belgian endive

Mini potato pancakes topped with smoked salmon, sour cream and chives

Jumbo poached prawn in mini shot glass with cocktail sauce

Andouille sausage and shrimp skewers with Creole mustard sauce

Asian marinated prawn wrapped in snow peas

Achiote and chipotle marinated and grilled prawns wrapped in smoky bacon

Shrimp scampi filled mushroom tops

Polenta canapé with Pesto and scampi style prawn

Mini Maryland style crab cakes with caper remoulade

Dungeness crab wontons

Thai Dungeness crab salad in a filo cup

Dungeness crab filled mushroom tops with Havarti gratin

 Seared Day Boat scallop on roasted potato canapé with pea puree and fresh mint

 Apple wood smoked bacon wrapped Day Boat scallops

 

Vegetarian

 

Baby new potato filled with French goat’s cheese and sun dried tomato mousse

 Twice baked “loaded” baby new potato

 Mini poblano chili and Cotija cheese relleno tartlet

Wild mushroom ragout tartlet with fresh herbs

Goat cheese stuffed artichoke hearts in Parmesan crust, Meyer lemon aioli

Black olive tapenade in filo cup with feta cheese

“Caprese” tomato, fresh Ciliegine mozzarella and fresh basil skewer, aged balsamic syrup

Watermelon and feta cheese bites en skewer with mint leaf chiffonade

​Poached pear with arugula, English Stilton and walnut on toasty bread round

​Spinach and feta filled mushroom tops

Potato and pea samosa with cilantro-mint chutney

Goat’s cheese and fresh fig tartlet (seasonal)

Petit grilled vegetable, pesto and Fontina quiche

Petit spinach and feta quiche

Mini grilled cheese sandwich fingers grilled Panini style with Tuscan tomato bisque soup shot

 

Poultry

Tandoori chicken in filo cups with lightly curried crème fraîche and mango garnis

Duck confit a l’ orange in mini filo cups with citrus crème fraîche

Fried chicken nuggets on Belgian waffle canapé with Sriracha-maple syrup drizzle

Mini flat bread rounds with hummus and Moroccan chicken, tahini puree

Petite chicken satay bites in shot glass with peanut sauce

Mini chicken Wellington bites

Crostini with grilled chicken, Gorgonzola cheese, caramelized onions and walnuts

Mini flat bread rounds with Tandoori chicken, mango chutney and fresh ginger-cilantro yogurt

Achiote and chipotle marinated and grilled chicken bites wrapped in smoky bacon

Mini all American chicken pot pies with puff pastry top hat

Chicken-apple sausage “in a blanket-on a pick” with apple chutney


Pork

Barbecued pulled pork on crispy tortilla round with green apple slaw

Prosciutto di Parma picks with drunken melon, mint chiffonade

Spanish chorizo and golden potato empanadas

Serrano ham wrapped Mission figs filled with Manchego cheese

Andouille sausage and shrimp skewers with Creole mustard sauce

Smoked sausage skewer with raspberry –jalapeno dipping sauce

Grilled fennel, Italian sausage, goat cheese and sun dried tomato flatbread pizzettas

Twice baked “loaded” baby new potato (with bacon)

 

Italian sausage and Parmesan filled mushroom tops

Petit quiche Lorraine with smoky bacon and caramelized onions

Beef/Lamb

 

Red chili seared tri tip on mini tostada round with mango salsa

Cuban shredded beef and golden raisin empanadas

Mini beef Wellington bites

Beef Bourguignon pot pies with herb de Provence streusel

Petite shepherd’s pie with ground lamb, peas, carrot and onions topped with white cheddar mash

Mini flatbread rounds with baba ghannoj, Greek marinated lamb and tzatziki

 Rack of lamb “lollipops” Persillade

 

Seared New York Steak Bites (Choose Your Own Sauce)


Cambozola Cheese Fondue, Brandy Cream Demi-Glace, Béarnaise, Tomato-Tarragon Cream, N’awlins Creole, Zinfandel Demi-Glace, Jack Daniels Wild Mushroom, Caribbean Jerk BBQ, Creamy Marsala with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Guinness and Gruyere Fondue 

 

 

 

 

BUFFET HORS D’OEUVRE SELECTIONS

 

 

- LARGE PRESENTATIONS, DIPS, FONDUES & SPREADS -


*Beautiful cascading sliced seasonal fresh fruit presentation


Flowing display of fresh vegetable crudite with Romesco dipping sauce


Imported and Domestic cheese display with crackers and baguette


Gourmet antipasti display of cured meats, grilled and roasted vegetables and relishes

 

Scottish smoked salmon accompanied by rye breads, honey mustard and classic garnishing

 

Deluxe seafood bar with oysters, prawns, and snow crab w/ mignonette and cocktail sauces

 

Jumbo prawn cocktail display with cocktail sauce and fresh lemon


*Balsamic marinated fresh asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma


*Halved baby artichokes with rosette of garlic aioli


Hot artichoke and three-cheese fondue served with sourdough squares


Guinness dark beer and Gruyere cheese fondue with chunky bread squares


Hot crab and cheese fondue with chunky bread squares


Shrimp Newburg fondue with chunky bread squares


Chunky chili con queso dip with tri-colored tortilla chips


Hummus dip with pita wedges


Baba Ghannoj (smoked eggplant) with pita wedges


Spinach and jicama dip accompanied by baguette rounds


Caramelized onion and shallot dip accompanied by baguette rounds

Fire roasted salsa and chunky fresh guacamole with tri-colored tortilla chips

 

- MULTI-LAYERED DIPS -

 

Multi Layered Mexican Dip


Fresh cilantro, radish and olives

Cheddar-jack cheese

Fire Roasted Salsa

Sour Cream

Guacamole

Refried Beans

 

Multi Layered Greek Dip

Fresh oregano, diced fresh red peppers and scallions

Chopped Kalamata olives

Feta Cheese

Chopped marinated Artichoke hearts

Diced avocado with roasted red peppers

Tzatziki yogurt

Thick Hummus

 

Multi Layered Indian Dip

 

Fresh cilantro, radish and scallions

Pickled red onion with black mustard seed

Grated Paneer Cheese

Eggplant Curry

Tomato Chutney

Coriander Raita

Thick Lentil Dal

 

Multi Layered Italian Dip

 

Fresh Basil, Red pepper and scallions

Diced Giardiniera

Grated Parmesan Cheese

Eggplant Caponata

Tomato Pomodori

Roasted Garlic sour cream aioli

Thick Cannellini bean dip

 

 

- CROSTINI BAR -

 

The following dips are accompanied by baskets of fresh baked toasty garlic and herb baguette rounds

Black olive tapenade


French goat’s cheese and sun dried tomato mousse


Classic tomato pomodoro with shallots, garlic and fresh basil

 

Exotic mushroom ragout

 

Eggplant caponata

 

Confit of tri colored sweet bell peppers in a spicy sweet and sour gastrique

 

Pesto of Artichokes, Walnuts and Parmesan

 

Minced artichoke heart with three-cheese crème fraiche

 

Classic Southern pimento cheese


Grilled chicken with Gorgonzola cheese, caramelized onions and walnuts


Smoked Salmon with shallots, capers and Mascarpone mousse

 

Pureed Tuscan white bean with roasted garlic, rosemary and white truffle oil

 

Roasted red pepper with smoked paprika and imported Greek feta

 

 

 

 

- SLIDERS AND MINI SANDWICHES -

 

 

*Angus burger sliders with aged cheddar and caramelized onion confit

 

*Angus bleu cheese sliders with crispy fried onions


*French dip sliders with tender beef, creamed horseradish and au jus

 

*Chopped BBQ beef sliders with roasted garlic-jalapeno aioli


*Teriyaki burger slider with grilled pineapple relish


*Meatball slider with marinara and melted Provolone


*Pomegranate glazed Kofta burger, with grilled red onions, minted cucumber yogurt

 

*Carne Asada slider with grilled peppers and onions, avocado-chipotle spread

 

*Rueben slider with pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and 1000 island

 

*Lamb-burger slider with crumbled feta and Kalamata-Tzatziki yogurt

 

*Hawaiian Kalua pulled pork slider with mango slaw


*Carolina pulled pork sliders with green apple slaw


*House made Italian sausage sliders with peppers, onions, marinara and Parmesan

 

*Cubano slider with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles


*Grilled Portobello slider with roasted red peppers, baby spinach, crumbled feta and sundried tomato-Kalamata olive aioli


*Vegetarian Mushroom Burger slider with Havarti and caramelized onion confit

 

*Falafel slider with minted cucumber salad and hummus spread


*Fried chicken slider with fried pickles and honey Dijon


*Pollo Asada slider with grilled peppers and onions, avocado-chipotle spread

 

*Chicken Parmesana slider with provolone and marinara


*Tandoori chicken slider with mango chutney, fresh ginger-cilantro yogurt

 

*Salmon burger slider with cucumber-avocado relish, honey-mustard

 

*Vietnamese sugarcane prawn slider with Asian slaw, sweet soy aioli


*Sushi grade Albacore tuna slider, Asian slaw, wasabi aioli


*Maryland crab cake slider with caper remoulade

 

Served chilled mini sandwiches

In dinner roll, biscuit and cream puff: Tri-tip with arugula and creamed horseradish on soft roll, Virginia ham with honey mustard on mini cheddar biscuit, Crab, roasted chicken or almond tuna salad in cream puff

Crustless tea sandwiches: *Crab, roasted chicken, curried egg or almond tuna salad, *PB&J, *smoked salmon, *goat cheese-wild mushroom,* turkey- cranberry, *pimento cheese, *minced country ham - artichoke


Pinwheel Sandwiches: Mexican vegetable, grilled veggie, smoked salmon- asparagus, Greek chicken-olive, and Tandoori chicken with Basmati, mango chutney 

 

 

 

 

- ACTION STATIONS -

 

Let our Chefs prepare these items to order for your guests 

 

 

The Carvery


Your selection of meats, Chef carved to order
The Carvery always includes silver dollar rolls and gourmet sauces

 

Whole Roast Tenderloin of Beef
 

Herb Crusted New York Strip


Grilled Tender Tri-Tip of Beef


Whole Roast Pork Loin


Whole Roast Pork Tenderloin


Greek Marinated Leg of Lamb


Roast Breast of Turkey


Smoked Sausage Encased in Puff Pastry


Filet of Salmon Encased in Puff Pastry with Wild Mushroom Duxelles

 

Spiral Sliced “on the bone” Brown Sugar and Honey Baked Ham 

"Chef" Manned Stations

Fajita Station, Beef, Chicken, Shrimp and Vegetarian


Yukon Gold Mashed Potato “Martini Bar” with endless toppings

 

Pasta Station, Penne Pasta or Tortellini with guest’s choice of three sauces

 

Quesadilla Station, several fillings, custom made


Stir-fry Station, Beef, Chicken, Shrimp, Vegetarian


Salad Station, “choose your own perfect salad, Chef tossed”


Sushi Bar, All your favorites with professional Chefs


Crepe Station, several fillings, custom made, sweet or savory

 

Crème Brulee Station, Chef “Torched” to order

 

Flambé Station, Bananas Foster, Cherries Jubilee, Crepe Suzette 

 

 

 

 

- SOUTH OF THE BORDER AND ASIAN FAVORITES -

 

 

Beef or chicken Taquito’s


Brie and mango filled quesadilla wedges


Green chili and cheese quesadilla wedges


Mexican Pork or chicken lettuce cups


Mexican corn and crab fritters with chipotle créma


True Mexican style street tacos, Carne asada, pollo, or grilled veggie

 

Chili relleno tarts with corn masa topping


Carnitas in tortilla cups with cilantro avocado slaw and orange salsa

 

Nachos with cheese sauce and jalapeno rings

Vegetarian pot stickers with chili-mint dipping sauce


Pork pot stickers with fresh ginger-tamari sauce


Shrimp Sui mai


Thai crab salad in wonton cups


BBQ steamed pork buns with Hoisin sauce


Asian Pork or chicken lettuce cups


Assorted tray display of fresh made sushi


Vietnamese crab and fresh herb summer rolls

 

Vietnamese prawn and fresh herb summer rolls

 

Vietnamese vegetable and fresh herb summer rolls 

 

 

 

 

- SKEWERED FAVORITES -

 

 

Malaysian chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce


Teriyaki chicken and grilled pineapple skewer


Chicken skewer with chipotle aioli and red chili tortilla crust

 

Coconut shrimp skewer with Pina Colada dipping sauce

 

Fajita grilled chicken, onion and sweet pepper skewers

 

Fajita grilled carne asada (beef), onion and sweet pepper skewers

 

Szechwan beef and pepper skewers


Jamaican “jerked” chicken skewers


Moroccan saffron chicken skewers


Smoked sausage skewer with BBQ apricot Dijon dipping sauce

 

Pork tenderloin satay with red Thai coconut curry dipping sauce

 

Portobello mushroom, red pepper and grilled zucchini skewer

 

Teardrop tomato, Ciliegine mozzarella and fresh basil skewer

 

Andouille sausage and shrimp skewers with Creole mustard sauce

 

Seasonal fresh fruit skewers 

 

 

 

 

- MEATBALLS WINGS AND MEATY THINGS -

 

 

Cocktail meatballs, Stroganoff style with sour cream demi-glace

 

Cocktail meatballs in our house smoky BBQ sauce


Italian cocktail meatballs marinara


Italian meatballs in pesto cream


Mexican cocktail meatballs in a chili Colorado mole


Swedish meatballs with loganberry jam


Cocktail meatballs in our house secret BBQ grape jelly sauce

 

Sweet and sour meatballs with pineapple and peppers


Grilled chicken wings in our smoky BBQ sauce


Teriyaki chicken wings


Jamaican “jerked chicken wings


Chili and lime marinated chicken wings


Classic Hot wings with Bleu cheese dipping sauce


Grilled smoked sausage rings in sweet and sour sauce with pineapple

 

Italian sausage rings with onions and peppers in marinara


Mini Asian marinated riblets


Mini BBQ riblets


Smoked sausage wrapped in puff pastry with whole grain mustard

 

All Beef Hot dog bites in a blanket


House made chicken nuggets with assorted sauces


Fried macaroni and cheese balls


Deep dish pepperoni pizza puffs

 

 

 

 

- SOUP SHOTS -

 

 

Served Hot: Wild mushroom; Tuscan tomato bisque; Lobster bisque; Butternut squash bisque; Creamy asparagus with crispy pancetta; Cuban black bean


Served Chilled: Gazpacho; Potato Leek; Minted Honeydew melon; Creamy avocado; Curried carrot; Cantaloupe basil; Roasted red pepper w/ pesto crème fraîche

 

 

 

 

- SWEET ENDINGS -

 

 

Assorted elegant pick-up pastries which may include:


Mini cream puffs and éclairs, Mini fresh fruit tarts,
Chocolate dipped strawberries, Mini nut tarts, Petit fours,
Mini Cupcakes, Mini assorted truffles, Chocolate dipped Madeleine’s, Mini lemon meringue pies and other delectable mini treats

 

 

 

 

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