Fine Dining

Full Service Catering Menu

“When You Love What You Do It Shows”

Creating great food is the ultimate art, merging remarkable flavors with incredible presentation is just the beginning. We bake rustic breads from scratch, freshly roast the finest aged meats and forage for the best local ingredients. Everything we prepare is our original recipe, unique to your special event. We know that a meal should be just as delicious when prepared for very large parties as for intimate dinners. Nothing excites us more than being Sarasota’s only Five Star Caterer for over twenty years.

Chef Larry & Jamie Barrett

4783 Swift Road/Sarasota, Florida 34231
Info@SimplyGourmetCaterers.com
941 929 0066

Appetizers

Passed Butler Style

Horseradish Crema

Cognac Spritz

New Orleans Remoulade

Basil Pesto Creama

Potato Pancake/Smoked Salmon/Scallion Cream*

Won Ton Crisp/Ponzu Sauce/Vegetable Confetti

Sundried Tomato Alfredo

Garlic Butter

New Orleans Remoulade Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Sour Cream/Chives

Creole Mustard/Baguette Slice

Granny Smith Apple/Scallion

Wonton Crisp ~ Cholula Crema

Pastrami/Swiss Stuffing/ Whole Grain Mustard Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Crema

Mint Pesto

Asiago Crostini/Tomato Relish

Wild Honey/ Toasted Almonds/ Baguette Slice

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

Caribbean/Jerk*
Asian Spice*
Sicilian Marsala
Mediterranean*

American Creamy Tomato
French Potato Leek
Truffled Asparagus
Spanish Gazpacho*
Sweet Coconut Soup/Fruit Jewels*

Basil Pesto/Goat Cheese Medallions/Mozzarella Tomatoes
BBQ Chicken/Hoisin Sauce/Mozzarella/Scallion Garnish
San Marzano Tomato Sauce/Mozzarella/Tomato Dice

Appetizers

On the Table

French Brie En Croute ~ Apricot Preserves
Mediterranean Torte ~ Buttercream Layers/Basil Pesto/Sundried Tomato Pesto/Tapenade
Imported Swiss/Wisconsin Cheddar Wedges
Fresh Roasted Almonds/Cashews
Seasonal Fruit Display/Grape Medley
Garlic Crostini/Assorted Crackers

Mediterranean Cheese Torte
Muffeletta Sandwiches
Mozzarella Pearl Spedini
Marinated Kalamata/Sicilian Olives
Seasonal Fruit Medley
Garlic Crostini/Rolls/Rustic Breads

Chef’s Choice of Imported Cured Meats/Imported Cheeses
French Brie En Croute
Mediterranean Cheese Torte
Assorted Artisanal Sliced Meats
Dried Fruits/Local Honey/Stone Ground Mustard
Marinated Olive Medley
Baguette Slices/Garlic Crostini

Philly Cheesesteak Wit/Baguette
Pulled Pork ~ Caramelized Onions/Blackberry BBQ Sauce ~ Baguette
Charleston Garlic Chicken ~ Brioche Bun
Mozzarella Caprese/Basil Pesto Slider ~ Baguette
Muffaletta ~ Baguette
Blackened Chicken/Roasted Red Pepper Sauce ~ Brioche Bun

Iced Gulf Oysters ~ Classic Cocktail/Mignonette Sauces
Oysters Rockefeller
Gulf Shrimp Caribbean
Shrimp Cocktail ~ Classic Cocktail Sauce
Grouper Ceviche ~ Crispy Tortilla Triangles
Asian Tuna Tartare ~ Wonton Crisps
Jonah Crab Legs

Marinara Sauce ~ Veal Demi ~ Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Baja Fish, Red/Gold Peppers, Onions
Pork Latino/Caramelized Onions
Smokey Pulled Chicken/Caramelized Onions
Sirloin Picadillo
Garlic Marinated Flank Steak
Pico de Gallo/Cheddar Cheese/Sour Cream/Flour Tortillas
Citrus Cabbage Slaw

Asian Noodles/Fancy Cut Vegetables/Peanuts/Cilantro

Herbed Mozzarella Pearls, Marinated Herbed Tomatoes/Genoa Salami/Garlic Crostini

Horseradish Crema/Rolls

Potato Pancakes, Classic Accompaniments

Roasted Red Pepper Crema/Rolls

Toast Points/Scallion Cream Cheese/Classic Garnishes

Mountain of Garlic Crostini, Marinated Herbed Tomatoes
Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Tapenade

Crostini/Assorted Crackers

Basil / Sundried Tomato Pesto/Kalamata Olive Tapenade
Creamy Buttercream Cheese Layers, Baguette Crisps

Crostini/Assorted Crackers

Classic Sauce/Florida Citrus Garnish

Grilled Flatbread, Vegetable Fan Medley

Crispy Wonton Triangles

Crispy Flatbread, Smoked Salmon/Scallion Cream/Capers

Wonton Crisps/Cholula Crema

Spiced Shaved Pork or Chicken,Onion/Tomato/Tzatziki Sauce
Petite Pita Triangles, Dukkah Sprinkle

Salads

Baby Lettuce Medley/Caramelized Walnuts/Berry Medley, Sherry/Shallot Vinaigrette

Crispy Lettuce Medley, Chopped Vegetables/Cashews/Swiss Cheese
Garlic Ranch or Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette

Fried Green Tomato Slices, Gold/Red Tomatoes
Fresh Mozzarella, Basil/Champagne Vinaigrette

Fried Green Tomato Slices/Petite Heirloom Tomatoes, Baby Lettuce/Aged Bleu Cheese
Citrus Herb Vinaigrette

Romaine Hearts, Asiago Cheese/Garlic Croutons

Baby Lettuce Medley/Radishes/Carrot Julienne
Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Romaine Hearts, Garlic Tortilla Strips
Chipotle Caesar Dressing

Crispy Lettuce Medley, Marinated Hearts of Palm/Tomatoes, Orange Supremes/Purple
Onion, Mango Vinaigrette

Crispy Iceberg, Smokehouse Bacon/Tomato/Cucumber, Bleu Cheese Dressing

Crispy Lettuce Medley
Tomato/Cucumber/Smokehouse Bacon, Ranch Dressing

Bow Tie Pasta, Diced Vegetable Medley/Fresh Herbs/Kalamata Olives, Raspberry Vinaigrette

Crispy Lettuces, Radishes/Scallion/Cucumber/Carrot Julienne/Purple Cabbage,
Vegetable Confetti, Ginger/Roasted Sesame/ Hoisin Dressing

Crunchy Green/Purple Cabbage, Carrot/Creamy Dressing

Crunchy Green/Purple Cabbage, Carrot/Two Color Peppers Rice Wine Vinaigrette

Roma Tomato/Yellow Pepper/English Cucumber/Purple Onion
Imported Feta/Kalamata Olives, Lemon/Herb Vinaigrette

Creamer Potatoes, Leeks/Onion/Garlic/Bacon
Dijon/White Wine/Olive Oil

English Cucumbers/Purple Onions/Peanuts, Rice Wine Vinaigrette

Baby Lettuce Medley/Crisp Andouille Sausage/Fire Roasted Corn/Scallion, Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Tomato/Scallion/English Cucumber/Feta Crumbles, Italian Herb Vinaigrette

Crispy Lettuce Medley, Cucumber/Tomato/Purple Onion, Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

White/Black Sesame Crusted Seared Rare Ahi Tuna, Exotic Greens/Asparagus/Tomatoes/Purple Potatoes/Roasted Gold Peppers, Nicoise Olives
Sesame/Ginger/Garlic Dressing

Fresh Black Beans/Fire Roasted Corn/Mango/Lime Juice, Scallions/Purple Onions/Roasted Red Peppers

Entreés

Displayed as Elaborate Buffets or Individually Plated for Formal Dining

Balsamic/Garlic Marinade,Tomato/Scallion Relish, Reduced Aged Balsamic Drizzle

Roasted Cashews/Garlic Breadcrumbs, Mango Salsa

Seared Salmon, Reduced Balsamic Drizzle, Florida Citrus Garnish

Roasted Chicken Pieces, Dijon/White Wine/Garlic/Fresh Herbs
Roasted Onion Garnish/Grilled Lemons

Seared Marinated Chicken Breast
White Wine/Dijon/Fresh Herb Sauce

Creamy White Wine Sauce/Button Mushrooms/Pearl Onions

Saffron Rice ~ Cumin Chicken/Andouille Sausage/Vegetable Garnishes

Slow Cooked/Wild Flower Honey Glaze

Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast, Madeira/Forest Mushroom Sauce

Shrimp ~ Corvina ~ Cod Loins ~ Grouper ~ Red Snapper ~ Tilapia ~ Salmon ~ Sole

Andouille Crusted ~ Andouille/Onion/Breadcrumb Crust, Roasted Garlic Butter
Cashew Crusted ~ Roasted Cashew/Breadcrumb Crust, White Wine/Citrus, Mango Salsa
Spring Onion Pest ~ Scallion/Garlic/Shallot/Chives/Parsley/Lemon Zest/Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Asian ~ Sesame Crusted, Ginger Essence/Garlic/Roasted Sesame Marinade/Orange Glaze
Bistro ~ Garlic/Breadcrumbs/Lemon/Fresh Herbs/White Wine/Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pesto ~ Basil Pesto/Breadcrumb Crust
Provencal ~ Roasted Tomato/Kalamata Olive/Caper/Herb Sauce

Glazed Seared Salmon, Saki/Soy/Honey Drizzle

Jumbo Lump Crab, New Orleans Remoulade Sauce

Gulf Shrimp, Pearl Onions/Cream/White Wine/Sherry Sauce

Caramelized Sea Scallops, Cognac/White Wine Sauce

Gulf Shrimp Sauté/Fire Roasted Tomatoes/Onion/Celery/Green Pepper Sauce

Pancetta Wrapped Tiger Shrimp/White Bean Cassoulet/Basil Oil

Grilled Citrus Gulf Shrimp/White Wine Glaze/Fresh Herbs/Roasted Florida Citrus Garnish

Jumbo Garlic Shrimp Kabobs, Mango Salsa

Gulf Shrimp/Sea Scallops/Red Snapper/Mussels, Saffron/Tomatoes/Fennel Jus
Grilled Baguettes/Lemon Aioli

Gulf Shrimp/Bacon/Onion/Garlic/Butter/Fresh Herbs
Cheddar/Mascarpone Cheese Grits

Flank Steak ~ New York Strip ~ Beef Tenderloin ~ Pork Tenderloin

Spring Onion Pesto ~ Scallion/Garlic/Shallot/Chives/Parsley/Lemon Zest/Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Au Poivre ~ Two Pepper Crusted/Cognac Infused Demi
Americana ~ Herb Rubbed, Horseradish Crema
Balsamico ~ Balsamic/Garlic Marinated, Tomato/Scallion Relish
Bistro ~ Veal Demi, Forest Mushrooms/Whole Roasted Garlic Cloves/Pearl Onions
Asian ~ Three Color Peppers/Onions/Ginger

Marinated Sirloin/Latin Spice, Three Color Peppers/Onion, Tomato Julienne
Roasted Potato Wedges (Potato/Vegetable Included)

Slow Roasted Aged Prime Rib, Spice/Herb Rub, Port Au Jus

Seared Short Ribs, Veal Demi/Red Wine/Roasted Vegetables, Vegetable Dice Garnish

Apple/Cider/Calvados Brandy

Turkish Dried Apricots/Orange Marmalade, Macadamia Nut/Scallion Chutney

Caramelized Onions, Blackberry Barbeque Sauce

Baby Back Pork Ribs, Dry Spice Rub, Slow Cooked, Blackberry Barbeque Sauce

Cannellini Beans, Onions/Celery, Garlic/Rosemary
Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Breadcrumb Streusel

Roasted Vegetable Medley/Spinach, Cream/Red Sauces, Parmesan/Mozzarella Cheese

Sliced Crispy Eggplant, Ricotta/Italian Parmesan/Mozzarella Cheese
Fruity Tomato Sauce

Aromatic Black Beans/Roasted Corn/Pepper Confetti
Guacamole/Grated Monterey Jack/Sour Cream/Pico de Gallo, Flour Tortillas

Vegetable Medley/Black Bean Sauté, Corn Tortillas/Baja Sauce, Cheddar/Sour Cream/Scallion

Long Grain Rice, Fancy Cut Vegetables/Crispy Tofu, Asian Spice

Broccoli/Onion/Green Pepper Sauté, Mozzarella/Cheddar Cheese

Wild Mushrooms/Roasted Red Peppers/Onions/Peas/Caramelized Zucchini
Saffron Scented Rice

Zucchini/Eggplant/Onions/Peppers, Pesto/Feta Cheese, Ditalini Pasta

Ziti, Mozzarella/Fontina/Parmesan/Ricotta Cheeses, Tomato Sauce

Grilled Portabella, Spinach/Shallot/Goat Cheese/Mozzarella

Rice Noodles, Tofu/Carrot/Celery/Pepper/Fried Egg Shred
Bean Sprouts, Crushed Roasted Peanut/Scallion/Lime Garnish

Vegetable Medley Sauté/Coconut Milk, Granny Smith Apple Bits, Exotic Spices

Pasta

Imported Pasta/Parmesan Cheese/Fresh Herbs

Balsamic/Garlic Marinade,Tomato/Scallion Relish, Reduced Aged Balsamic Drizzle

Roasted Cashews/Garlic Breadcrumbs, Mango Salsa

Seared Salmon, Reduced Balsamic Drizzle, Florida Citrus Garnish

Roasted Chicken Pieces, Dijon/White Wine/Garlic/Fresh Herbs
Roasted Onion Garnish/Grilled Lemons

Seared Marinated Chicken Breast
White Wine/Dijon/Fresh Herb Sauce

Creamy White Wine Sauce/Button Mushrooms/Pearl Onions

Saffron Rice ~ Cumin Chicken/Andouille Sausage/Vegetable Garnishes

Slow Cooked/Wild Flower Honey Glaze

Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast, Madeira/Forest Mushroom Sauce

Shrimp ~ Corvina ~ Cod Loins ~ Grouper ~ Red Snapper ~ Tilapia ~ Salmon ~ Sole

Andouille Crusted ~ Andouille/Onion/Breadcrumb Crust, Roasted Garlic Butter
Cashew Crusted ~ Roasted Cashew/Breadcrumb Crust, White Wine/Citrus, Mango Salsa
Spring Onion Pest ~ Scallion/Garlic/Shallot/Chives/Parsley/Lemon Zest/Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Asian ~ Sesame Crusted, Ginger Essence/Garlic/Roasted Sesame Marinade/Orange Glaze
Bistro ~ Garlic/Breadcrumbs/Lemon/Fresh Herbs/White Wine/Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pesto ~ Basil Pesto/Breadcrumb Crust
Provencal ~ Roasted Tomato/Kalamata Olive/Caper/Herb Sauce

Glazed Seared Salmon, Saki/Soy/Honey Drizzle

Jumbo Lump Crab, New Orleans Remoulade Sauce

Gulf Shrimp, Pearl Onions/Cream/White Wine/Sherry Sauce

Caramelized Sea Scallops, Cognac/White Wine Sauce

Gulf Shrimp Sauté/Fire Roasted Tomatoes/Onion/Celery/Green Pepper Sauce

Pancetta Wrapped Tiger Shrimp/White Bean Cassoulet/Basil Oil

Grilled Citrus Gulf Shrimp/White Wine Glaze/Fresh Herbs/Roasted Florida Citrus Garnish

Jumbo Garlic Shrimp Kabobs, Mango Salsa

Gulf Shrimp/Sea Scallops/Red Snapper/Mussels, Saffron/Tomatoes/Fennel Jus
Grilled Baguettes/Lemon Aioli

Gulf Shrimp/Bacon/Onion/Garlic/Butter/Fresh Herbs
Cheddar/Mascarpone Cheese Grits

Flank Steak ~ New York Strip ~ Beef Tenderloin ~ Pork Tenderloin

Spring Onion Pesto ~ Scallion/Garlic/Shallot/Chives/Parsley/Lemon Zest/Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Au Poivre ~ Two Pepper Crusted/Cognac Infused Demi
Americana ~ Herb Rubbed, Horseradish Crema
Balsamico ~ Balsamic/Garlic Marinated, Tomato/Scallion Relish
Bistro ~ Veal Demi, Forest Mushrooms/Whole Roasted Garlic Cloves/Pearl Onions
Asian ~ Three Color Peppers/Onions/Ginger

Marinated Sirloin/Latin Spice, Three Color Peppers/Onion, Tomato Julienne
Roasted Potato Wedges (Potato/Vegetable Included)

Slow Roasted Aged Prime Rib, Spice/Herb Rub, Port Au Jus

Seared Short Ribs, Veal Demi/Red Wine/Roasted Vegetables, Vegetable Dice Garnish

Apple/Cider/Calvados Brandy

Turkish Dried Apricots/Orange Marmalade, Macadamia Nut/Scallion Chutney

Caramelized Onions, Blackberry Barbeque Sauce

Baby Back Pork Ribs, Dry Spice Rub, Slow Cooked, Blackberry Barbeque Sauce

Cannellini Beans, Onions/Celery, Garlic/Rosemary
Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Breadcrumb Streusel

Roasted Vegetable Medley/Spinach, Cream/Red Sauces, Parmesan/Mozzarella Cheese

Sliced Crispy Eggplant, Ricotta/Italian Parmesan/Mozzarella Cheese
Fruity Tomato Sauce

Aromatic Black Beans/Roasted Corn/Pepper Confetti
Guacamole/Grated Monterey Jack/Sour Cream/Pico de Gallo, Flour Tortillas

Vegetable Medley/Black Bean Sauté, Corn Tortillas/Baja Sauce, Cheddar/Sour Cream/Scallion

Long Grain Rice, Fancy Cut Vegetables/Crispy Tofu, Asian Spice

Broccoli/Onion/Green Pepper Sauté, Mozzarella/Cheddar Cheese

Wild Mushrooms/Roasted Red Peppers/Onions/Peas/Caramelized Zucchini
Saffron Scented Rice

Zucchini/Eggplant/Onions/Peppers, Pesto/Feta Cheese, Ditalini Pasta

Ziti, Mozzarella/Fontina/Parmesan/Ricotta Cheeses, Tomato Sauce

Grilled Portabella, Spinach/Shallot/Goat Cheese/Mozzarella

Rice Noodles, Tofu/Carrot/Celery/Pepper/Fried Egg Shred
Bean Sprouts, Crushed Roasted Peanut/Scallion/Lime Garnish

Vegetable Medley Sauté/Coconut Milk, Granny Smith Apple Bits, Exotic Spices

Accompaniments

Idaho Potato Slices/Caramelized Onion, Fresh Herbs/Garlic Broth

Saffron/Roasted Red Peppers

Green Beans/Carrots, Pearl Onions, Red/Gold Peppers, Garlic Herb Butter

Roasted Sweet/Idaho Potatoes, Root Vegetable Medley
Kale/Baby Spinach/Goat Cheese Crumbles, Citrus Vinaigrette

Roasted Corn/Red Pepper/Scallion, Herbed Crema/Cotija Cheese

Saffron Scented Rice/Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic Mushrooms/Zucchini Sauté

Desserts

Belgian Chocolate Cup
Miniature Fruit Tartlet
Petite Berry Napoleon
Pina Colada Tartlet
Key Lime Tartlet
Lemon Curd Tartlet
Coconut Custard Tartlet
Banana Brûlée Tartlet
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cup

Tiramisu
Key Lime
Chocolate Mousse
Strawberry Shortcake
Chilled Coconut Sipper

Chocolate Chunk
Oatmeal Raisin Spice
Double Chocolate Truffle Chunk
Almond Amaretti
Coconut Macaroons/Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Cakes/Cookies/Fruit

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream/Country Oatmeal Cookie Crumbles
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks/Chocolate Sauce
House Roasted Almonds/Chantilly Cream/Cherries

Chocolate Grand Marnier Truffles/Cocoa Dust, Chocolate/Hazelnut Truffles

Costa Rican Pineapple/Meyers Rum Sauté/Vanilla Essence
Vanilla Ice Cream/Shaved Coconut Garnish

Caramelized Banana Slices/Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Sauté
Butter Pecan Ice Cream/Toasted Pecan Garnish

Granny Smith Apples/Puff Pastry/Apricot Glaze
Gingered Whipped Cream

Apricot Halves/Puff Pastry/Orange Marmalade Glaze
White Chocolate Whipped Cream

Espresso Soaked Lady Fingers/Layers of Mascarpone/Whipped Cream
Dark Chocolate Shavings

Layers of Crispy Phyllo Pastry/Walnuts, Honey/Orange Glaze

New York Style/Fresh Fruit Garnishes

Tender Sugared Biscuits, Fresh Cassis Marinated Strawberries/Whipped Cream

Lemon Zest Pound Cake Triangle, Stewed Bing Cherries/Zinfandel Wine Sauce Whipped Cream

Granny Smith Apples/Spices/Walnut Oatmeal Streusel Crust
Chantilly Cream

Strawberries, Cassis/Strawberry Jam Marinade, Whipped Cream/Chiffon Cake Square

Wisconsin Cheddar/Imported Swiss/Spanish Bleu
Fresh Roasted Almonds/Cashews, Dried Apricots/Figs, Assorted Crackers

Dark Chocolate Mousse/Pastry Cream, Raspberry Essence/Flaky Puff Pastry

Vanilla Scented Bread Pudding, Crème Anglaise/Pecan Crumble

Seasonal Berry Medley/Pastry Cream/Chantilly Cream/Flaky Puff Pastry