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With every bite just as delicious as the next, our menu is indeed a feast for the eyes! Whether catering a pharmaceutical luncheon, buffet dinner or designing a sit-down meal, our event planning experts will help you to decide the perfect menu for your extraordinary event. Below you will find our most-requested specialties but we are happy to create custom catering menus for your special occasion.

Download our Catering Menu in in PDF form here.

FOR FINE DINING, CHEF BARRETT SUGGESTS . . .

 

 

APPETIZERS

Our Appetizers are a Feast for the Eyes~Dazzling and Delicious.
Passed Butler Style on Fresh Herbs or Presented as Artfully Decorated Displays.



Gulf Shrimp Caribbean

Cantonese Shrimp Mousse Springroll

Thai Cashew/Vegetable/Rice Noodle Springroll

Aged Tenderloin Garlic Lollipop/Horseradish Cream

Jumbo Lump Crispy Crab Cakes

Sarasota Conch Fritters/Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Crispy Idaho Potato Pancake/Sour Cream/Chives

Tiger Shrimp Wrapped in Smokehouse Bacon/Roasted Sesame Essence

Belgioso Fontina Stuffed Risotto Cakes

Wisconsin Smoked Gouda Quesadillas/Apple/Scallion

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, Garlic Crisp, Wasabi

Roasted Mushroom/Vegetable Crostini Parmesan

Scottish Smoked Salmon Napoleon/Scallion Cream

Vermouth Glazed Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushroom

Firecracker Garlic Shrimp

Pesto/Goat Cheese/Grilled Flatbread Triangles

Sante Fe Blackbean Cakes/Lime Zest Crema

Alsatian Tart/Onion Saut�/Bacon/Swiss/Puff Pastry

Bangkok Grilled Chicken Satay, Coconut/Peanut Sauce

Atlantic Grilled Salmon/Remoulade/Garlic Crisp/Herbs

Asparagus/Smithfield Ham Wrap, Honey/Dijon Sauce

Vegetable Confetti/Herb Cream/Olive Pinwheel

Sesame Chicken/Vegetable Confetti/Ponzu Sauce/Wonton Crisp

Peruvian Ceviche Spoons

Scottish Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

BBQ Chicken/Hoisin/Mozzarella/Grilled Flatbread

Tuscan Bruschetta/Feta/Crostini

Gulf Shrimp Louie Canap�/Garlic Crisp/Cognac Cream

Coach Farms Goat Cheese/Roasted Tomato/Puff Pastry Purse

Bacon & Eggs~Creamy Deviled Egg/Bacon Garnish

Basil Pesto Goat Cheese Pillows

Smokey Andouille Slice/Baguette Slice/Creole Mustard

Miniature Steak House Potatoes, Pesto/Sour Cream

Smokehouse BLT Canap�

Petite Beef Wellington
Tenderloin/Roasted Mushroom Duxelle/Puff Pastry Wrap

Lower East Side Dim Sum
Pastrami/Swiss Cheese/Waterchestnut/Scallion
Crispy Wrap

Charleston Chicken & Waffles
Fried Chicken/Crispy Waffles, Maple/Bacon/Chipotle Syrup

Brie Wedding Purse
French Brie/Roasted Pear/Apricot Preserves, Puff Pastry Wrap

Cordon Bleu Croquette
Southern Ham/Imported Swiss, Creamy Arborio Rice

Ahi Tuna Tartare
Ahi Tuna Dice, Roasted Sesame/Scallion/Garlic/Ginger/Chili Sauce
Crispy Wonton Triangles

Prosciutto Melon Squared
Melon Medley Square, Prosciutto Bundle/Mint Leaf

Shrimp Margarita Canape
Aromatic Poached Shrimp
Puff Pastry Round/Tequila Spritz

Retro Miniature Sandwiches
Grilled Cheddar Triangles
Second Avenue Deli Rueben
Havana Cuban
Big Easy Muffaletta
Aged Black Angus Sliders
Pulled Pork Po Boy

Chicken Medallions
Chicken Roma
Asian Spice/Sesame Crusted
Sicilian Marsala/Mushroom
Mediterranean/Fresh Herb
Thai/Coconut Curry

Dim Sum - Ponzu Sauce
Pork/Vegetable Potstickers
Shrimp Shu Mai Dumplings

Crispy Phyllo Stars
Athenian Spanakopita
Smoked Salmon Mousse
Southwest Black Bean/Corn/Vegetable Confetti

Passport Soup Sippers
American Creamy Tomato
French Potato Leek
Italian Truffled Asparagus
Floribbean Crab Bisque
Spanish Gazpacho Seville

PRESENTATIONS
Specialty Cheese, Fruit, Nut Presentation
French Brie En Croute/House Roasted Almonds
Imported Swiss/Wisconsin Cheddar Wedges/Spiced Cashew Nuts
Montrachet Medallions/Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Fresh Thyme
Seasonal Fruit Display/Grape Medley
Baguette Crisps/Assorted Crackers

Mediterranean Torte
Basil Pesto/California Sundried Tomato Pesto/Greek Kalamata Olive Tapanade
Savory Buttercream Layers

A Taste of Provence ~ Crostini Bar
Local Roma Tomatoes/Purple Onion Confetti/Herbs, Minted Artichoke Hearts
Tapanade Provencal, Garlic Crostini

Pan Seared Herb Crusted Aged Beef Tenderloin/Horseradish Cream/Parisian Rolls

Aromatic Poached Jumbo Tiger Shrimp Cocktail/Classic Sauce/Citrus Garnish

Roasted Sides of Salmon Balsamico

Caspian Sea Osetra Caviar ~ Idaho Potato Chips/Sour Cream/Chives

Bronzed All Natural Chicken Breast/Roasted Red Pepper Cream/Parisian Rolls

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Antipasto

Hummus/Vegetable Fan Medley/Kalamata Olives, Crispy Flour Tortilla Triangles

French Brie En Croute/Apricot Stuffing/Enrobed in Decorative Puff Pastry/Roasted Almonds

Norwegian Smoked Salmon Board/Scallion Cream Cheese/Toast Points/Classic Garnish

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display/Berry Garnish

Scandinavian Citrus Cured Gravlax/Dilled Cucumber Salad/Toast Points

Singapore Noodle Bar/Fancy Cut Vegetables/Lime Wedges/Peanuts
Roasted Sesame Dressing

Mozzatini Bar/Mozzarella Fresca Pearls/Herbed Tomatoes
Marinated Artichokes/Genoa Salami

Meatball Station
Wonderful Meatballs/Roasted Sirloin Meatballs
The Hero~Marinara Sauce
The Bistro~Veal Demi/Red Wine Reduction, Fresh Herbs
The Asian~Sweet/Sour Glaze


SALADS
Gourmet
Cahaba Farms Lettuce Medley/Seasonal Berries/Candied Walnuts
Spanish Sherry/Shallot Vinaigrette

Chef Barrett's Chopped Cobb Salad
Local Crisp Lettuce Medley/Assorted Vegetable Confetti/Imported Swiss/Cashews
Garlic Buttermilk Ranch, Spanish Sherry/Shallot Vinaigrette

Caesar
Romaine Hearts/Classic Creamy Dressing/Italian Parmesan Shavings
Roasted Garlic Croutons

Island
Marinated Fresh Hearts of Palm, Herbed Tomatoes, Orange Supremes
Cahaba Farms Baby Lettuces, Purple Onion Slivers, Mango Vinaigrette

Sarasota Wedge
Crispy Iceberg, Applewood Bacon/Tomato Dice/Scallion
Maytag Blue Cheese/Chive Dressing

Greek Country
Local Roma Tomatoes/English Cucumbers/Purple Onion/Three Color Peppers/Bulgarian Feta
Greek Kalamata Olives/Lemon Vinaigrette

Roasted New Potato
Smokehouse Bacon/Chopped Vegetables/Fresh Herbs, Leek/Onion Saut�

BLT
Smokehouse Bacon/Local Lettuce Medley/Tomatoes/English Cucumbers
Buttermilk/Chive Dressing

Asian
Lettuce Medley/Snow Peas/Scallions/Carrot Julienne/English Cucumber/Vegetable Confetti
Roasted Sesame/Ginger/Garlic Dressing


ENTRÉES
Displayed as Elaborate Buffets or Individually Plated for Formal Dining

All Natural Poultry
Chicken Orleans
Chicken Breast, Andouille/Garlic/Vegetable/Herb/Italian
Parmesan/Breadcrumb Stuffing

Cashew Crusted Chicken
Citrus Marinated/Roasted Cashew Crust, Mango Salsa
Chicken Victoria
Roasted Mushroom/Vegetable Duxelle Stuffing
Garlic/Roasted Shallot Demi

Chicken Florentine
Spinach/Basil/Ricotta/Italian Parmesan Stuffing
Roasted Red Pepper Cream

Paella Valencia
Saffron Rice/Cumin Scented Chicken, Tiger Shrimp
Vermouth Saut�/Pimento/Pearl Onions/Peas

Chicken Provencal
Chicken Breast Saut�/Roasted Tomatoes/Kalamata
Olives/Capers/Mushrooms

Bistro Chicken Dijon
White Wine/Garlic/Dijon/Herbs, Garlic Breadcrumb Crust

Chicken Roma
Chicken Breast Saut�/Artichoke Hearts/Onions/Mushrooms
Lemon/Caper Sauce

Chicken Ragout
Sliced Chicken Saut�/Wild Forest Mushrooms/Baby Onions
Roasted Garlic Sauce

Sesame Ginger Chicken
Black/White Sesame Crusted Chicken Breast, Citrus Thai Chili Sauce

Sicilian Chicken Marsala
Seared Chicken Breast, Florio Marsala Wine Reduction, Veal Demi, Crimini Mushrooms/Garlic/Onions

Dixie Land Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Bathed, Country Herbed/Spiced

Big Easy Chicken Jambalaya
Spice Rubbed Chicken Saut�, Smokey Andouille Half Moons
Caramelized Peppers/Onions, Long Grain Rice

Crisped Maple Leaf Duck
Slow Cooked Split Duck, Wild Flower Honey Glaze

Turkey Madeira
Handcarved Turkey Breast, Madeira/Wild Mushroom Sauce


Beef/Pork
Herbed New York Strip Loin
Roasted Aged Sirloin, Garlic Studded, Mushroom Demi

Flank Steak Balsamico
Chianti/Garlic Marinated, Reduced Balsamic Glaze
(Can Also Be Served with Horseradish Crema)

Parisian Style Sirloin Slices
Grilled Aged Sirloin Slices, Whole Roasted Garlic Cloves Veal Glaze

Tenderloin Fantasico
Seared Aged Beef Tenderloin/Julienne Vegetable Stuffing
Port Jus

Bistro Beef Burgundy
Aged Tenderloin/Mushrooms/Pearl Onions/Pinot Noir
Wine Sauce

Tenderloin au Poivre
Whole Roasted Two Pepper Crusted Tenderloin Cognac Infused Demi

Aged Angus Roast Beef
Premium Inside Round, Garlic Studded, Chianti Demi

Beef Short Ribs Napa
Braised Cabernet Marinated Short Ribs
Roasted Vegetable Reduction

Korean Style Barbeque Sirloin
Grilled Aged Sirloin Slices, Soy/Honey/Rice Wine
Marinated /Grilled Scallions

New Zealand Rack of Lamb Provencal
Fresh Herb/Garlic/Dijon/Toasted Breadcrumb Crust

Veal Scaloppini
Tender Veal Slices, Tomato/Onion/Mushroom Sauce

Ham Georgia
Orange Marmalade/Bourbon Glaze

Glazed Corned Beef Brisket
Apricot/Whole Grain Mustard Glaze

Memphis Ribs
Dry Spice Rubbed, Housemade Barbeque Sauce

Pork Medallion Normandy
Apple Cider Brined Pork Loin, French Apple Brandy Sauce

Pork Tenderloin Evelyn
Slow Roasted Spice Rubbed, Turkish Apricot/Macadamia
Onion/Orange Chutney


Seafood
Snapper Orleans~Andouille Crusted Gulf Snapper/Roasted Garlic Butter

Island Corvina Filet~Red/Gold Tomatoes, Purple Onion/Lime/Fresh Herb Salsa

Salmon Persillade~Grilled Salmon/Fresh Herbs/Garlic/Lemon Zest/Capers/Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salmon Balsamico~Roasted Garlic Salmon/Reduced Balsamic Drizzle

Mediterranean Salmon~Basil Pesto Breadcrumb Crust

Baja Mahi~Grilled Pacific Mahi Mahi, Mango/Scallion/Sake/Ginger

Peruvian Grouper~Gulf Grouper/Three Color Peppers, Purple Onion/Tomato Julienne, Lime

Sole Oreganata~Flounder Filet/Fresh Herb/Garlic Breadcrumb Crust

Key West Shrimp~Grilled Citrus Shrimp/Tequila Glaze/Fresh Herbs/Roasted Citrus Garnish

Sizzling Garlic Shrimp~Tiger Shrimp/White Wine/Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Garlic/Fresh Herbs

New England Crab Cakes~Jumbo Lump Crab/Remoulade Sauce

Tropical Skewers~Jumbo Gulf Shrimp/Sea Scallop Kabobs, Mango/Ginger Coulis

Shrimp Creole~Shrimp Saut�/Fire Roasted Tomatoes/Onion/Celery/Green Pepper Sauce

Tuna Monaco~Peppered Tuna Loin/Tapenade Crust

Seafood Imperial~Tiger Shrimp/Sea Scallops, Mushrooms/Pearl Onions/Cream/White Wine/Sherry Sauce

Asian Red Snapper~Orange/Ginger/Roasted Sesame Infused Gulf Snapper

Cod Madison~Atlantic Cod Loin/Thyme Infused Olive Oil, Vegetable/Herb Saut�

Shrimp Rollatini~Pancetta Wrapped Tiger Shrimp/White Bean Cassoulet/Basil Oil

Sarasota Bouillabaisse~Shrimp/Sea Scallops/Snapper/Clams, Saffron/Tomato/Fennel Jus

Charleston Shrimp & Grits~Gulf Shrimp/Smokehouse Bacon/Onions/Herbs~Cheddar/Mascarpone Grits

Gulf Cashew Snapper~Roasted Cashew/Garlic/Breadcrumb Crust, White Wine/Florida Citrus



PASTA
Served with Italian Parmesan Cheese
LaBella Pasta


Mediterranean
Rigatoni/Shrimp Saut�/Julienne Vegetables, Vermouth/Garlic/Herbs

Smoked Chicken
Penne/Smoked Chicken/Asparagus/Cremini Mushrooms/Tomato Glaze

Mushroom
Orecchiette/Button Mushrooms/White Wine Saut�, Onions/Herbed Tomato Dice

Imported Four Cheese Baked Ziti Ricotta
Ziti, Mozzarella/Fontina/Parmesan/Ricotta Cheeses

Action Pasta Station~Chef Attended
Penne/Orecchiette Pastas~Choice of Three Sauces

Northern Italian
Alfredo
Cream/Butter/Italian Parmesan/Cracked Black Pepper
Pesto Alfredo
Basil Pesto/Butter/Cream/Italian Parmesan/Cracked Black Pepper
Carbonara
Cream/Butter/Italian Parmesan/Bacon/Peas/Scallions
Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce
California Sundried Tomatoes, Cream/Butter/Italian Parmesan/Cracked Black Pepper

Southern Italian
Housemade Marinara
San Marzano Tomatoes, Onion/Fresh Torn Basil
Sicilian
Housemade Tomato Sauce/Capers/Greek Kalamata Olives
Vodka
Housemade Tomato Sauce/Absolute Vodka Reduction
All�Aglio
Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Butter, Garlic/Basil/Oregano/Cracked Black Pepper

Pasta Station Additions
Grilled Chicken Julienne (Northern or Southern)
Shrimp Vermouth Saut� (Northern or Southern)
Norwegian Smoked Salmon Slivers (Northern)


ACCOMPANIMENTS
Potatoes/Pasta/Rice
Roasted Rosemary Idaho Potato Wedges
Yukon Gold Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes au Gratin
Greek Potatoes, Lemon/Oregano
Lemon/Thyme Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potato Bar/Martini Glass Presentation
Bacon/Sour Cream/Scallions/Cheddar Cheese
Orzo Primavera
Wild Rice Pilaf/Vegetable Confetti
Pineapple Fried Rice


Vegetables
Smokey Grilled Asparagus Spears
Green Beans Almandine
Zucchini, Carrot, Gold/Red Pepper, Onion Saut�
Delmonico Vegetable Medley French Green Beans/Carrot Julienne, Gold/Red Peppers, Pearl Onions/Herb Butter Glaze
Grilled Vegetable Antipasto
Creamed Spinach Boursin
Creole Roasted Corn/Peppers/Onions/Tomatoes
Herbed Peas/Pearl Onions/Mushrooms
Tomatoes Oreganata
Maple Glazed Carrots
French Beans/Carrot Batonnet/Herb Glaze


DESSERTS
Petits Fours Flight
Dark Belgian Chocolate Cups/Chocolate Mousse/Toasted Almonds
Miniature Fruit Tartlets /White Chocolate Mousse/Glazed Seasonal Fruit
Petite Berry Napoleon
Miniature Cream Puffs
Pina Colada Tartlet
Key Lime Tartlet
Lemon Curd Tartlet
Coconut Custard Tartlet
Peanut Butter Mousse/Dark Belgian Chocolate Cup
Coconut Macaroons/Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Chocolate Fondue Grand Marnier
European Chocolate/Grand Marnier/Cream
Miniature Cream Puffs, Strawberries/Costa Rican Pineapple
Grown Up Sundae Bar
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Country Oatmeal Cookie Crumbles/Belgian Brownie Bits
Caramel Sauce/Chocolate Sauce, House Roasted Almonds, Chantilly Cream

Chocolate Truffle Medley
Chocolate Rum Truffles/Cocoa Dust, Chocolate/Hazelnut Truffles

Miniature Dessert Parfaits
Parfait Presentation

Key Lime~Lime Custard/Spiced Graham Crackers/White Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Mousse~Dark Chocolate Mousse/Espresso Soaked Chiffon Cake, Chocolate/Almond Garnish
Strawberry Shortcake~Local Berries/Framboise Soaked Chiffon Cake/Chantilly Cream

Plantation Style Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate Mousse Napoleon
Old Fashion Apple Crisp/Chantilly Cream
Bananas Fosters/Vanilla Ice Cream/Pecans
Casis Marinated Strawberries Romanoff
European Cheeses/Nuts/Dried Fruits
French Apple Tart/Gingered Whipped Cream
Chocolate/Espresso Tiramisu
Citrus Pound Cake/Stewed Zinfandel Cherries
Berry Napoleon/Mascarpone Cream
Bread Pudding Souffl�/Bourbon Sauce
Chef Barrett�s Cookie Collection

 

 

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