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Served Dinner Suggestions

First Course (select one)
Soups:
Corn Chowder, Potato Fennel Leek, Curried Butternut Squash, Hearty Vegetable or Lentil with Turkey Bacon, Cantaloupe Soup with Berries, Tomato Gazpacho, Shrimp Bisque, Clam Chowder

Starters:
Basil-Oregano Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes
Individual Flatbread with Feta, Kalamatas, Braised Fennel and Roasted Grape Tomatoes
Indonesian Green Beans, Potatoes and Curried Cauliflower and Peanut Lime Dressing
Mussels Rockefeller with Parsley and Parmesan
Red Pepper Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Feta and Truffle Oil
Scallop Skewer with Green Papaya, Tomatoes, Mango and Sweet Onions
Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Butter and Sage Caper Sauce
Trio of Three Bruschetta: Red Pepper Chutney, Caramelized Onion, Kalamata Tapenade
Wild Mushroom, Artichoke and Pea Risotto

Grilled Shrimp Skewered on Rosemary Stem, Pinapple Chile Salsa and Tri-color Tortilla Chips (add $4)

Salads:
Arugula, Cilantro marinated Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts
Caesar with Rosemary-grilled Shrimp and Parmesan Croutons
Chardonnay Poached Pear, Baby Greens, Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Peppercorn Vinaigrette
Fried Cornmeal-crusted Oysters, Baby Spinach, Feta, Pistachios and Lemon Sauce
Frisee, Sugar-glazed Cranberries, Pears, Roasted Hazelnuts and Ginger Dressing
Lentil Salad Stuffed Beefsteak Tomatoes
Lettuce Wedge, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Fried Shallots and Buttermilk Dressing
Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Manchego Cheese and Peppercorn Vinaigrette
Southwestern Black Bean Corn Salad, Chipotle Roasted Vegetables, Sour Cream Dressing
Spinach, Drunk Raisins and Pepper Almond-dusted Goat Cheese

Half Avocado Salad with Crabmeat, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Peppers and Red Onion (add $4)
Spiced Lobster Tail with Toasted Orzo and Fresh Greens (add $4)

Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, and Dijon Vinaigrette (warm weather seasonal)
Melon, Prosciutto, and Blueberries with Fresh Figs (warm weather seasonal)
Apples, Walnuts, Celery and Cranberries with Waldorf Dressing (cold weather seasonal)
Arugula with Roasted Carrots, Beets, Oranges & Pepper Dressing (cold weather seasonal)

Main Course (select one)

Meats $67
Caramelized Pork Loin stuffed with Brandied Fruit, Chive Mashed Potatoes and Cider Reduction
Chipotle Glazed NY Strip Steak, Scallion Mashed Potato Cake and Swiss Chard
Filet Mignon au Poivre, Butternut Squash Gratin, Peas and Roasted Corn
Grilled Filet or NY Strip Steak, Rosemary Cream Sauce, Chive Potatoes, Sauteed Spinach
Roasted Rack of Lamb Chops, Fingerling Potatoes, Fried Green Tomatoes, Sauteed Leeks
Sliced, Marinated Hanger Steak, Cracked Pepper, Double Stuffed Potato and Spinach

Poultry $58
Chicken Piccata, Mushroom Risotto and Ginger-Garlic Feta Green Beans
Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast with Olive Oil, Fresh Herbs, Lemon and Saffron Couscous
Leek and Spinach stuffed Chicken Breast, Coconut Mango Rice and Vegetable Terrine
Parmesan-crusted Boneless Chicken, Hush Puppies, Sweet Potato Gratin and Cranberry Relish
Peruvian Roasted Chicken with Purple Potatoes, Black Beans and Yucca Crisp
Spanish Spice-rubbed Chicken, Olives, Dates, Lentils and Mustard Spring Onion Sauce
Stuffed Half Cornish Game Hen, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Smoky Greens & Shiitake Mushrooms

Vegetarian $58
Vegan Modification available on all Vegetarian Options
Acorn Squash with Wild Rice, Cranberries, Apricots and Pecans, Apple Jack Reduction
Cauliflower Curry, Coconut Rice, Spicy Indian Green Beans, Chutneys and Pickle
Eggplant Parmigiana, Mozzarella, Fresh Tomatoes and Ricotta
Falafel, Moutabel/Baba Ganoush, Hummus, Cous Cous and Tahini Sauce
Fiery Marinated Tofu Stir-fry, Sesame Spinach, Ginger Broccoli and Rice Pilaf
Mushroom Risotto, Red Pepper Sauce, Italian Zucchini and Yellow Squash Saute
Shepard's Pie with Toasted Barley, Braised Spinach, and Roasted Tomatoes
Squash and Corn Enchiladas, Tostones and Tomatillo Sauce
Three Mushroom Lasagna with Marinara and Green Beans Almandine

Seafood $65
Selections in season may be substituted for Fish indicated below
Butter seared Red Snapper, Artichokes and Lemon Risotto, Zucchini with Chickpeas
Creole Shrimp with Garlic Grits, Braised Greens and Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
Salmon Napoleon, Leek Wrap, Chive Mashed Potatoes and Fiery Carrots
Lobster Risotto with Farm Fresh Vegetable Primavera Saute and Carrot Mousse
Rockfish, New Potatoes, Kalamata Olive Sauce and Roasted Zucchini
Sauteed Fresh Halibut, Ginger-Carrot Sauce and Corn-Shiitake Fritters
Skewered Grilled Sea Scallops, Celery Root Mashed Potatoes and Spinach
Soy-glazed Sea Bass, Stir-Fry Vegetables, Confetti Rice, Cliantro Pesto Sauce

Duet Options $75
Butter Sauteed Halibut, Blue Cheese Flatiron Steak and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Boneless NY Strip with Grilled Salmon, Red Pepper Polenta, Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes
Chipotle Potato Crusted Salmon and Lamb Porterhouse, Vegetable Risotto and Spiced Ginger Pears
Feta Stuffed Shrimp and Grilled Hangar Steak, Arugula Mashed Potatoes and Buttered Fennel
Filet Mignon and Seasonal Fish (Rockfish, Grouper, or Mahi Mahi) Artichoke Risotto and Crispy Kale
Grilled Sirloin Steak, Lobster Risotto, Mushroom Tart and Crispy Fennel
Japanese-crusted Flounder and Thai Grilled Chicken with Basmati Rice and Asian Mixed Vegetables
Petit Filet Mignon and Grilled Shrimp with a Beurre Blanc and European Pomme Galette
Seared Sea Scallops and Veal Porterhouse, Rosemary Gratin and Roasted Cauliflower
Spicy Roasted Chicken and Rockfish with Beurre Blanc and Pasta Primavera

Dessert Course (select one)
Cheesecake Singles: New York Style Orange Truffle or Pumpkin
French Tarts: Citron Meringue, Fresh Apple or Pear
Fruit Tarts: Strawberries with Custard, Passion Fruit, Rhubarb Pear or Key Lime
Miniature Pecan Pie
Fresh Berry Short Cake
Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake
Dark Chocolate "Slouch" Bag with Chocolate Mousse
Bittersweet Chocolate Raspberry Torte
Opera Cake
Trio of Caramel Profiteroles with Whipped or Pastry Creme
Pear, Apple or Peach Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream
Coconut Creme Brulee with Chocolate Sauce
Red Wine Poached Pear with Fresh Berry Consomme
Fruit and Berries
Selection of Artisanal Cheese with Biscuits (Maytag Blue, Manchego, & Brie)
Cookies and Brownies
Miniature French Pastries
Flourless Chocolate Torte with Hazelnut Sauce
Old Fashion Chocolate Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Tres Leches Cake
Yellow Cake with Buttercream Icing
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Red Velvet Cake
Apple, Cherry, or Blueberry Pie

Applicable to all selections above:

  • selections include Artisanal Bread or Rolls, Coffee Service and Dessert Options of Brownies & Cookies or Mini-French Pastry Platter
  • selections may be modified to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies such as gluten and nuts
  • $5 Surcharge per person if more than one entree per event is selected

Prices are subject to change.