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Extended Menu
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Appetizers / hors d'oeuvres

      “Gourmet”

                                                                               

  • Arancini di Riso – mini rice balls made with risotto, peas & mushrooms & fresh mozzarella
  • Shrimp Cocktail - served on skewers with cocktail dipping sauce
  • Salmon & Dill Vegetable Bites - salmon & cream cheese piped onto freshly cut vegetables
  • Caprese Skewers –  boccacini mozzarella, grape tomato & fresh basil served on decorative picks
  • Chevre Champignons - mushrooms stuffed with goat cheese, spinach, bacon, onion 
  • Figs in a Blanket (seasonal) – fresh figs with gorgonzola & prosciutto
  • Wonton Wonders – curried chicken in wonton cups
  • Asparagus Parmesan Pastry Rolls - fresh asparagus & parmesan cheese baked in puff pastry  
  • Sesame Shrimp - black & white sesame seeds coat shrimp, served with a tahini dipping sauce 
  • Cornmeal Blini - mini pancakes topped with a Tomato-Corn Salsa 
  • Cornmeal Blini - mini pancakes topped with Smoked Salmon & creme fraiche, can also be made with caviar
  • Fig & Goat Cheese Crostini - fig jam on toasted baguette with a dollop of goat cheese
  • Pork & Red Pepper Skewers - served with a Mango dipping sauce (spicey)  
  • Pepper Jack Quesadillas - wedges of pepper jack quesadillas topped with a black bean salsa 
  • Little Red Crostini – toasted bread slices topped with roasted red pepper salsa
  • Crab & Corn – Crab & corn salad served on homemade corn chips
  • Two olive Tapenade – Black & green olives, roasted red pepper &  basil  on toasted baguette
  • Wonton Wrapper Appetizers – sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, cheddar & black olives
  • Marinated Grilled Shrimp – served on decorative picks
  • Crab Potstickers – wontons filled with crabmeat, shallots & ginger
  • Veggie Potstickers - leek, cabbage, carrot, served with an Asian dipping sauce
  • Prosciutto-wrapped Grilled Scallops - imported Prosciutto, of course
  • Cambozola & Pear Skewers – mild blue cheese and caramelized pear, served on decorative picks
  • Beef Sates – served with a Southeast Asian Sauce
  • Teriyaki Pork Kabobs - teriyaki pork served on skewers with fresh pineapple
  • Tandoori Chicken – marinade of yogurt, onion, garlic and  turmeric
  • Wonton Poppers – wontons filled with cream cheese, Monterey jack cheese & jalapeno peppers
  • Prosciutto & Parmesan Pinwheels - imported prosciutto & parmesan cheese baked in puff pastry
  • Herb & Goat Cheese Toasts - fresh goat cheese & herbs served on toasted baguette
  • Steak Bites – served with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce
  • Mushroom Pesto Crostini – porcini & white mushrooms, walnuts on toasted baguette
  • Red Pepper Mousse – served on Endive leaves
  • Mini Potato Latkes - mini potato patties topped with Apple-Pear Chutney
  • Spinach-Prosciutto Palmiers – spinach, roasted red pepper, pesto, prosciutto & parmesan wrapped in puff pastry
  • Seared Shrimp – grilled shrimp served on endive leaves, topped with a parsley sauce
  • Speared Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon – imported prosciutto wrapped around cantaloupe & honeydew, served on decorative picks
  • Blue Cheese Mousse Canapes - with Radish
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon – scallops seasoned in toasted sesame oil wrapped in bacon
  • Shrimp & Prosciutto – saute’d shrimp wrapped in prosciutto & fresh basil (cooked on premises)
  • Shrimp-Spinach Bruschetta – pesto coated shrimp set on toasted baguette with a spinach & cheese tapenade
  • Filet Mignon Baguettes – grilled filet served on garlic-toasted baguette, topped with a horseradish cream
  • Fig, Prosciutto, & Gorgonzola Bruschetta - marinated figs & gorgonzola cheese on toasted baguette, topped with slivered prosciutto
  • Asparagus & Ricotta Bruschetta - grilled asparagus & ricotta on toasted baguette
  • Mini Blue Pizzas - cambozola, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomato & basil mini pizzas
  • Chipolte Meatballs - mini meatballs made in a spicy chipolte sauce with crumbled bacon
  • Turkey Meatballs - cocktail meatballs served on pics with a minted Yogurt dipping sauce
  • Chicken & Cilantro Bites - mini Asian flavored meatballs served with a soy-sesame dipping sauce

  Assorted Mini Kabob Appetizers

  • Pork & Red Pepper Skewers - served with a mango dipping sauce (spicey)
  • Marinated Grilled Shrimp - scampi style shrimp served on skewers
  • Beef Sates - served with a Southeast Asian dipping sauce
  • Teriyaki Pork Kabobs - teriyaki pork kabobs served with pineapple
  • Tandoori Chicken - chicken marinated in yogurt, onion, garlice & turmeric sauce
  • Steak Bites - tenderloin served with a spicey Bloody Mary Sauce
  • Chicken Skewers - broiled chicken served with an Asian peanu sauce
  • Shrimp Skewers - broiled shrimp served with an Asian pesto sauce made with jalapeno & mint
  • Beef Skewers - broiled tenderloin marinated in a soy & mustard sauce
  • Lamb Skewers - broiled lamb served with a yogurt dipping sauce
  • Pork Skewers - broiled pork tenderloin served with a pomegranite & orange dipping sauce
  • Vegetable Skewers - grilled vegetables served with an anchovy dipping sauce
  • Fruit Skewers - pineapples & strawberries served with a yogurt, honey & orange sauce

Simple Appetizers

  • Santa Fe Wraps – cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, spinach, olives, green chilies

  • Pigs in a Blanket - everyone's favorite

  • Parmesan Chicken Bites - chicken tenders with a parmesan & breadcrumb coating, served with a balsamic-garlic dipping sauce

  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms – spinach, bacon, bread crumb

  • Sausage Cheese Balls

  • Honey-Ginger Chicken Bites

  • Buffalo Chicken Bites

  • Cocktail Meatballs

  • Broccoli Bites

  • Jalapeno Poppers

  • Baked Potato Skins

  • Bacon Wrapped Pineapple

  • Bacon Roll Ups

  • Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

  • Baby Burgers - mini burgers, served on mini rolls, with assorted toppings

  • Brown Sugar Smokies - cocktail sausage covered in bacon and cooked in a brown sugar glaze

  • Cheddar Bacon Toasts

  • Tortilla Roll Ups

  • Sweet & Sour Chicken Nuggets

  • Stromboli Bites

  • Pizza Pinwheels

  • Mini Quiches - homemade quiches with assorted fillings

  • Mozzarella Bites - mini mozzarella en carozza served with a marinara dipping sauce

  • Emapanadas – Meat pies

  • Cranberry Chicken Empanadas - chicken, cranberries & pecan filled mini pies

  • Cheesy Zucchini Bites – blue cheese, parmesan cheese & cherry tomatoes

  • Zucchini Triangles

  • Zucchini Crab Cakes – without the crab

  • Fried Ravioli -  pecan crusted ravioli fried and served with a Marinara Cream Sauce

  • Mushroom Canapes

  • Spinach & Feta Puff Pastry Bites

  

SPECIALTY SALADS

  • Mixed Mesculin Salad – gorgonzola, candied walnuts, sliced pear & apple, crancherries, in a raspberry balsamic vinaigrette

  • Mandarin Praline Salad – romaine lettuce with Mandarins  & sweetened pecans in a sweetened vinaigrette

  • Spring Salad – spinach, salad greens, strawberries, kiwi, almonds, mushrooms, snow pea pods, mandarins in a honey orange vinaigrette

  • Spinach Salad with Honey Bell Tangerines – baby spinach, sugar-spiced walnuts & crumbled feta in a orange vinaigrette

  • Strawberry-Melon Spinach Salad – spinach, strawberries, cantaloupe & green onions in an orange-honey dressing

 

PASTA DISHES

  • Lasagna – Traditional in a light Bolognese sauce

  • Lasagna Rolls – Stuffed with prosciutto, spinach & ricotta

  • Vegetarian Lasagna – fresh vegetables in a light béchamel sauce

  • Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes & Cream

  • Key West Penne – shrimp, scallops, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes in a cream sauce topped with kalamata olives

  • Tortellini a la Carbonara – spinach tortellini with peas & bacon in a cheesy cream sauce

  • Cinnamon-Pancetta Carbonara – fettucini with bacon, pancetta, cinnamon in a cinnamon alfredo sauce

  • Tomato Rustica Penne – chicken, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, feta & ricotta cheeses

  • Chicken & Sausage with Bowties

  • Pasta with Spinach, Gorgonzola & Prosciutto Sauce

  • Chicken & Cavatappi a la Vodka

  • Sausage Bowties with Artichokes – broccoli rabe, hot sausage, artichoke hearts & roasted red peppers

  • Penne with Chicken & Asparagus

  • Cajun Shrimp Orecchiette – Cajun seasoned shrimp, tomatoes, & spinach

  • Farfalle with Spinach, Prosciutto & Blue Cheese