Cocktail & Dinner Party Menus

On a Table

Crudité with 3 interesting dips, big and beautiful with some of the usual suspects and some surprises


Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Parmesan Crusted Risotto Fritters with Fresh Mozzarella, Rosemary, Chives, and Parsley

Sweet Potato Slices with Fresh Mozzarella and Black Olive Tapenade

Crabmeat Parmesan Canapés

Fillet of Beef on Béarnaise Bread Garnished with Fresh Herbs

Tiny Phyllo cups filled with Curried Walnut Chicken

Polenta Sticks with Blue Cheese Fondue

Mango and Crab Napoleons on Brioche


Stationary Foods

Pan Seared Diver Sea Scallops

plated on top of Fresh Corn and White Bean Salad with Baby Arugula Tomato Emulsion and Basil Oil


Grilled Fillet of Beef Carving Station

with Tiny Artisan Rolls, Horseradish Cream, Slow Roasted Tomato Condiment, and Assorted Mustards

Passed Hors d'Oeuvres

Asian Meatballs on Snow Pea Picks

Thai Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Filet of Beef, grilled, thinly sliced, on Béarnaise Bread

Toasted Brioche Rounds with Crabmeat Salad, fresh Mango, and Wasabi Aioli

Miniature Angel Biscuits with Ham, Honey Mustard, and Arugula

Tequila Glazed Shrimp with Avocado Cream on Tostados

Smoked Salmon Rosettes on Black Bread with Dill Butter, Red Onion, Lemon Zest, and Frisée

Cucumber and Watercress Tea Sandwiches with Parsley Edges

A wonderful selection of fresh Fruit and Cheeses including Grafton Black Label Cheddar, Moriber, Brie, and Asiago with assorted Crackers


A crisp and colorful Crudite with Red and Yellow Pear Tomatoes, barely blanched Asparagus, Jicama, Carrots, and Peppers with Lemon Aioli


Cheese Straws—our own butter Puff Pastry, four Cheeses, twisted and baked until golden

Miniature Hot Dogs in Puff Pastry with Dijon Mustard



Miniature Key Lime Tarts

Fresh Fruit Tartlets

Chocolate Mousse Cups with Chocolate Shavings

Menu for a Cocktail Party

A Suggested Menu for a Cocktail Reception

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A Suggested Menu for an Autumn Dinner Party

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Maryland Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli

Grilled Shrimp Bruschetta with fresh Mozzarella, Sun-dried Tomato and Basil

Mushrooms stuffed with Sausage and Parsley

Sweet Potato Dim Sum with Pecan Brown Butter Sauce



Grilled Filet of Beef with Wild Mushroom Demi-glace


Chicken Roulade with Apricot Cranberry Stuffing

and a Ginger, Honey, Apricot, and Cranberry Pan Reduction


Applewood Bacon and Chive Potato Cakes


Pear Salad with Mesclun Greens, Great Hill Blue Cheese, toasted Walnuts and Champagne Vinaigrette

Artisan Breads and Sweet Butter



Rustic Apple Galettes with Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream

Assorted house made Chocolate Truffles including Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel, and Halzlenut

Freshly Brewed Colombian Coffee and Tea