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5 Course Buffet

Buffet includes choice of 2 entrees, 1 vegetable, 1 starch, and 1 salad with dinner rolls.  

All buffets include china, silverware and linen napkins

Salad – Choice of One

Includes assorted dinner rolls and butter

Taste Signature Salad

Spring greens & green leaf lettuce with mandarin oranges, sliced almonds and sweet red onions.
Choose two dressings – Balsamic vinaigrette, raspberry walnut vinaigrette, buttermilk ranch, blue cheese, or Italian.

Caesar Salad

Crisp romaine, sweet red onions, grated parmesan & housemade croutons.
Fusilli Pasta Salad
Tri-colored spring-shaped pasta with diced cheddar cheese, red peppers, capers & black olives with Italian vinaigrette.

Penne Pasta Salad

With diced red peppers, English cucumbers and sweet red onion in tangy dill sauce.
Fruit Salad
Assorted fresh seasonal fruits, lightly sweetened.  Colorful and delicious.

Caprese Salad

Fresh basil, sweet grape tomatoes and pearl mozzarella with olive oil, sea salt and balsamic glaze. * $1 Walnut & Goat Cheese Salad
Spring greens, sweet red onions, candied walnuts & creamy goat cheese. *$1

Greek Salad

Crisp Romaine with sweet red onions, cucumbers,

kalamata olives, feta cheese and tangy pepper slices. *$1

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

Crisp cucumbers, sweet onions, roma tomatoes, parsley,

vinegar medley and olive oil. $1

Lombard Salad

Spring greens with candied pecans, dried cranberries and rich gorgonzola crumbles. *$1

Broccoli Salad

Fresh broccoli crowns, candied walnuts, golden raisins, sunflower kernels and chopped bacon. $1.5
Tomato & Basil
Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, sea salt & olive oil. * $1

*Additional

 

Entree – Choice of Two

Panko Chicken

Oven roasted, Panko encrusted chicken breast with pan style gravy.
Marsala Chicken
Roasted chicken breast with sweet marsala cream and sautéed mushrooms.

Rotisserie Chicken

Brined & spice rubbed rotisserie style chicken.

Beef Tips

Tender beef cubes in savory red wine sauce with onions, carrots & celery.

Beef Brisket
Braised beef brisket with your choice of Guinness au jus or KC style bbq.

Pork Tenderloin

Roasted pork tenderloin with granny smith apple glaze.

Vegetarian Lasagna

Pasta sheets & marinara with grilled zucchini, squash, mushrooms & cheeses.

Paella
Saffron rice with assorted vegetables, smoked sausage and salad shrimp. (Also available as an action station.)

Chicken & Dumplings

Tender chicken pieces, baby peas, cubed carrots and large dumplings in pan style gravy.
Vegetarian Dumplings
Baby peas, cubed carrots and large dumplings in vegetable pan style gravy. (Can also be served vegan.)

Shepherd’s Pie

Ground beef & lamb with peas, carrots, onions and parmesan mashed potatoes.

Vegetarian Shepherd’s pie
Peas, carrots, onions and sautéed mushrooms with parmesan mashed potatoes.

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Marinated artichokes, baby spinach and pan style gravy. *$1

Raspberry Pecan Chicken
Raspberry and asiago stuffed chicken thigh with crushed pecans and raspberry Dijon glaze. *$1

Orange Chicken

Almond encrusted chicken breast with pan style marmalade gravy. *$1

Chicken Parmesan

Italian breaded chicken breast with sweet marinara and creamy mozzarella. *$1
Berkshire Pork Ragu
Slow cooked Berkshire pork with grated carrots, sweet onions and roma tomatoes. *$2

Pan Seared Salmon

Marinated and pan seared 6oz salmon fillet with sweet molasses glaze. $2
Marsala Beef
Braised beef tips and mushrooms in sweet and savory marsala cream and sweet onions.

Beef Tip Ragu

Braised beef tips with roasted peppers & roma tomatoes.

Braised Short Ribs

Slow cooked in Guinness, red wine and magic. *$2.5

Chef’s Recipe Meatloaf

Ground beef & pork. The rest is a secret. Available in gluten free.
Caribbean Spiced Rotisserie Chicken

Rubbed and roasted to perfection.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Marinated chicken breast with cilantro lime sauce.

Sundried Tomato Chicken

Pan seared chicken breast with sundried tomato cream.

Chicken Cassoulet

Tender chicken thighs, sautéed celery & onions with savory white beans.

BBQ Spareribs

Dry rubbed, smoked and glazed with your favorite bbq sauce. *$3
Cumin Spareribs
A Chinese favorite and one we’ve perfected in house. *$3

Cranberry & Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

Onions, celery, apples and dried cranberries stuffed and rolled in a seasoned pork loin. *$1.50
Caribbean Jerk Pork Loin
Marinated, rubbed and roasted then topped with pineapple chutney. *$1.50

Smoked Pulled Pork

Six hours in the smoker and another three in the oven makes this rubbed pork perfect. *$2

Parmesan Encrusted Tilapia
Seasoned, covered in Parmesan and pan seared. *$1

Herb Seared Salmon

Herbs de Provence and lavender rubbed salmon fillet. Pan seared and brushed with smoked sweet cream butter. *$2

Seafood Jambalaya
Shrimp, crab & lobster with rice in a spicy tomato ragu. *$2

 

Starch – Choice of One

Mashed Potatoes

Parmesan & garlic or traditional. Goat cheese. *$1

Oven roasted new potatoes

Garlic & rosemary or O’Brien (peppers & onions).

Penne Pasta

With sweet marinara & grated parmesan.

Long grain & wild rice pilaf 

With herbs & mushrooms.

Saffron Rice with Herbs
Red Beans & Rice
Creole Rice
*Add cocktail shrimp & andouille sausage for $1.

Spanish Rice

With black beans and roasted corn.

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cajun Sweet Potatoes.

Au Gratin Potatoes

Scalloped with onion & cheese sauce.

Rigatoni

With tender beef slices and a hint of vanilla. *$1

Cavatappi

Corkscrew pasta with sweet marinara and pan seared pancetta. *$1
Twice Bake
Mashed potatoes with cheese, bacon, chives, butter & sour cream. *$1

Sweet Buttered Rice

Tender white rice with sugar, butter and herbs.

Caribbean Jerk Rice

Vegetarian rice pilaf with Caribbean jerk seasoning.

Fingerling Potatoes

Herb roasted with kosher salt and butter *$1 5 Cheese Mac & Cheese *

 

Vegetable – Choice of One

Roasted Italian vegetables

Amaretto & rosemary glazed carrots

Green beans amandine

BBQ baked beans

Green bean casserole

Corn & roasted red peppers

 

Upgrade Options

 

Hors D’oeuvres

$3.00 Per Person

Caprese Skewers

  – Grape tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, balsamic cream and sea salt.

Mini Vegetable Egg Rolls

  – Bite size vegetable egg rolls with sweet and sour dipping sauce.

Italian Herbed Meatballs

  – Bite sized Italian meatballs, baked and topped with warm, sweet marinara or zesty BBQ sauce.

Sliders

  – Miniature BBQ brisket, chicken carnitas or cuban pork on Farm to Market egg rolls.

Asian Style Meatballs

  – Bite sized herbed meatballs with spicy Asian sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  – Smoky, roasted red peppers, garbanzo beans and tahini blended together with our

secret spices and served with toasted ciabatta.

Two Pepper and Cucumber Bruschetta

  – Diced red and yellow peppers, cucumbers, minced prosciutto, garlic and cold pressed olive oil served with toasted ciabatta.

Roma Tomato & English Cucumber Bruschetta

  – Plum tomatoes and English cucumbers with garlic and basil pesto. Served with toasted ciabatta slices.

Domestic Cheese Platter

  – Assorted cubed domestic cheeses with gourmet crackers.

Vegetable Crudités

  – Assorted sliced vegetables with creamy french dip.

Mushroom Caviar

  – Minced, marinated mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and olive oil served with toasted ciabatta.

Dill Crème Fraiche

  – With dark pumpernickel rye and fresh crudite

Focaccia Pizza

  – Sweet marinara, mozzarella cheese & your choice of toppings.

          * Pepperoni

          * Thai Chicken

          * Shrimp & Andouille ($4.00 per person)

          * Spinach, Artichokes & Blue Cheese

          * Margherita

          * Three Cheese

 

$4.00 Per Person

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

  – One bite BLT with cherry tomatoes, lettuce, applewood smoked bacon, shredded cheese & garlic aioli.

Blue & Cream Cheese Stuffed New Potatoes

  – Miniature potatoes, baked and stuffed with blue and cream cheese filling.

Twice Baked New Potatoes

  – Baked and stuffed with cheese, bacon, butter & chives.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

  – Large Gulf shrimp wrapped in apple wood bacon and tossed in sweet chile glaze.

Shrimp Shooters

  – Medium peeled and chilled shrimp individually served with zesty, bloody mary cocktail sauce.

Marinated Artichoke Dip

  – Tangy marinated artichoke hearts with parmesan, Dijon mustard & fresh dill aioli.  Served chilled with toasted ciabatta.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

  – Zesty spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips & crudite. Served warm.

Chicken Satay

  – Marinated and roasted chicken skewers served with Asian peanut glaze.

Black Angus Roast Beef Canapés

  – Sliced, tender roast beef on thin sliced sourdough toasts with sundried tomato & horseradish aioli.

Spring Rolls

  – Fresh, crisp vegetables in a spring roll wrapper. Served with hoisin sauce.

Crab & Lobster Wontons

  – Crab & lobster mix with sweet chile & cognac cream cheese

Banh Mi Spring Rolls

  – Braised pork with carrot & daikon pickles, fresh cilantro & chile glaze

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

  – Baked button mushroom caps stuffed with crab, bacon, herbed bread crumbs, and cream cheese.

Smoked Salmon Canapés

  – Tender slices of smoked Atlantic salmon on pumpernickel rounds with lemon and dill crème fraiche.

Antipasti Platter

  – Assorted salami with roasted and pickled vegetables & select cheeses.

Sundried Tomato & Goat Cheese Torte

  – Sundried tomatoes, fresh garlic, olive oil & parsley layered with goat cheese & cream cheese and covered with sliced almonds. Served with peppered ciabatta.

Fruit Kebabs

  – Fresh pineapple, strawberries, honey dew melon, and cantaloupe skewered. Topped with milk chocolate.

Fresh Fruit Platter

  – Seasonal fruits in a generous arrangement.

 

$6.00 Per Person

Chilled Peel and Eat Shrimp

  – Medium Gulf shrimp seasoned and simmered. Served with zesty, bloody mary cocktail sauce.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

  – Tender sea scallops wrapped in aged prosciutto and pan seared.

Miniature Crab Cakes

  – Lump crab with roasted peppers, scallions and tangy remoulade

Gourmet Cheese Platter

  – Assorted regional cheeses with gourmet crackers.

 

Other

Whole Smoked Salmon

  – Whole hickory smoked salmon with assorted gourmet crackers and cream cheese dip.  Served cold. 10-12 lb average, market price (approx. $250)

 

 

Carving Stations With Farm to Market Rolls
Roast Beef with au jus and horseradish $1/$5. Spiral Cut Ham $1/$5. Whole Smoked Pork Loin station only $4. Beef Tenderloin station only $10. Prime Rib station only $8. Turkey Breast $3 Grilled Strip Loin $6

Action Stations & Self Serve Bars

Pasta Station Choice of penne, cavatappi, bowtie, rigatoni and two sauces. *$5 Add chicken or meatballs $1
Mac & Cheese Bar Our 5 cheese Mac & Cheese with 6 toppings. *$5
Gyro Bar Gyro slices from our grill, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, tzatziki and warm pita. *$5
Burrito Bar Choice of beef, pork or chicken with a variety of toppings and warm flavored tortilla. *$5
Street Taco Bar Corn tortillas with choice of two meats (chipotle chicken, pork al pastor or beef carnitas), fresh pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, jalapenos, limes, diced onion, cilantro and sauces. *$5
Quesadilla Bar Chicken, beef or cheese quesadillas made on the spot with choice of toppings. *$4
Nacho Bar Fresh fried chips with chicken, ground beef, cheese sauce and a variety of toppings. *$5

Bruschetta Bar Crisp ciabatta toasts with chilled art dip, hummus (any flavor), cucumber & tomato Bruschetta. *$5

Quotes Available Upon Request

Plated Meals. Dessert Table – Cheesecake, Cupcakes, Crème Brulee or any other desserts requested. Vegetarian and Gluten Free Dishes.

Outside Catering Kitchen Charge$750

– Packages will be deducted by $18 for outside caterers after the kitchen charge

– Outside caterers are required to help with the room flip and set the tables with china, flatware, and linen napkins.  They also must provide staffing for bussing for the entire event.

– Wedding cakes and desserts are NOT considered an outside catering and will not have an additional charge.

 

Quotes Available Upon Request

– Plated Meals

– Dessert Table – Cheesecake, Cupcakes, Crème Brulee or any other desserts requested

– Vegetarian and Gluten Free Dishes

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