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What to choose?

There are as many different foods and flavors in the world as there are stars in the sky. Choosing a menu can be a daunting task, however we start by asking our clients about their likes and preferences, along with any dietary or religious considerations, and build from there. Our favorites will become yours too! We also can create menus that reflect your individual style and flavor, so feel free to make suggestions and ask questions. We are excited about preparing your food!

We are passionate about selecting sustainable, quality ingredients and offering excellent catering service. Sophisticated hors d'oeuvres parties are our specialty and we pride ourselves on attention to detail, so that you can enjoy your guests and the party, and leave the work to us!

 

Rave Review Sample Menus

Dinner Menu 1    Dinner Menu 2    American Favorites    A Spanish Meal    Now That's Italian!

These are but some sample menus provided for your viewing. Of course, we can mix and match items at your discretion, and are more than capable of handling any special request you'd need to make your event perfet.

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Dinner Menu 1

Passed Appetizers

Maryland Style Crabcakes with
Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce

Spicy Curried Chicken Skewers with
 Red Potato and Onion with
Mint Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Shrimp Beggar's Purse
Tender White Shrimp with Dilled Boursin Cheese
in Phyllo Pouch

Alsatian Onion Tartlet
Caramelized Onion with Savory Cheese in Light Pastry Shell

Bacon & Parmesan Toast
With aged Parmesan Cheese
& Garden Fresh Herbs

First Course

French Goat Cheese & Roasted Vegetable Timbale
with Tomato Concasse over Mixed Greens
with Toasted Garlic Crostini and Black Truffle Oil

Second Course

Shrimp & Crab Bisque with
Dressed with Roasted Corn & Herbed Croutons

Third Course

Sauteed Jumbo Shrimp & Scallops Scampi  
 Black Pepper & Molasses crusted Beef Tenderloin
with Truffled Mashed Potatoes & Baby Vegetables

Dessert

Chocolate Tulip Cup with
Fresh Pineapple & Whipped Cream
with Apricot Coconut Sauce

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Dinner Menu 2

Passed Appetizers

Manchego & Chorizo Stuffed Dates
wrapped with Serrano Ham

Gazpacho Soup "Shooters"
 with Garnished with Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

Miniature Panini
with Pear & Fontina Cheese

Mango, Poblano & Havarti Quesadillas
with Avocado Chipotle Sauce

Wild Mushroom Crostini
with Gruyere Cheese & Fresh Herbs

Appetizer

Salmon Roulade with Fresh Herbs & Coarse Mustard
with Pitted Kalamata Olives,
Heirloom Tomatoes & Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

Salad Course

Grilled Asparagus Salad with Shredded Manchego Cheese,
Fresh Basil, Hearts of Palm, Red Leaf Lettuce and
Toasted Marcona Almonds with Sherry Vinaigrette

Entrée

Medallions of Pork in Black Cherry Pepper Sauce
With Herbed White Cheddar Spaetzle & Braised Fennel

Dessert

Tarte Flambee with Fresh Peaches,
Crème Fraiche with Lavender Honey
& Grand Marnier

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American Favorites

Hors d' Oeuvres

Maryland Style Crab Cakes
with Zesty Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Scallops
 with Brown Sugar & Teriyaki Glaze

Southwest Corn Pancakes with Grilled Flank Steak 
Topped with Roasted Sweet Bell Pepper Coulis & Cilantro Sprig

Soup

New England Clam Chowder with
Roasted Corn Relish

Salad

Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Bermuda Onions
Bibb Lettuce & Fresh Radishes
Served with Homemade Green Goddess Dressing

Entrée

Grilled Bone In Rib Eye marinated with Steak Sam Adam's Stout
 Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with Toasted Barley & Pearl Onions

Dessert Duet

Individual Peach Blueberry Crisp with Jack Daniel's Whipped Cream
Strawberry & Rhubarb Tart with Real Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 

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A Spanish Meal

Hors d' Oeuvres

Lightly Battered Fried Artichoke Hearts with Sweet Pepper Aioli
Stuffed Dates with Manchego Cheese wrapped with Serrano Ham on skewers
Chicken Croquettes with Garlic Aioli Dip

Soup

Andalusian Chunky Style Gazpacho with
Sun Ripened Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sweet Onion & Garlic

Salad

Fresh Blanched Asparagus Salad
with Shredded Manchego Cheese, Fresh Oranges, Fresh Basil and
Toasted Marcona Almonds with Sherry Vinaigrette

Entrée

Paprika Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Sauteed Eggplant, Pine Nuts & Roasted
Fennel with Marjoram Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Infused Spanish Olive Oil

Dessert

Caramelized Pear Almond Cake
with Orange Essence served with
Honey Nutmeg Whipped Cream

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Now That's Italian!

Hors d' Oeuvres

Succulent Ripe Cantaloupe wrapped with Prosciutto di Parma

Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes, Onion & Garlic with Extra Virgin Olive Oil  topped with
Fresh Shaved Parmigiana Regiano

Eggplant Caponata with Imported Black Olives, Capers, Onion &
Fresh Basil on Crostini

Soup

Escarole Soup
 with Cheese Tortellini & Fresh Grated Parmesan
served with Hearty Italian Bread with Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil

Salad

Salad Caprese
Succulent Heirloom Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella, Shaved Red Onion,
Fresh Basil with Aged Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Entrée

Chicken Francese with Sauteed Mushrooms,
 Sauteed Baby Spinach with Toasted Garlic and,
 Rosemary Roasted Potato Wedges

Fresh Radiatore Pasta with Roasted Pepper Cream Sauce
With House Made Italian Sausage, Peas, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Fresh Basil
& Fresh Grated Grana Padano Cheese

Dessert

"Torta Rustica di Mandorle"
Almond Torte
with Fresh Berries & Mint Garnish

Homemade Dark Chocolate Biscotti

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