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Herb and garlic marinated shrimp- shrimp marinated in a spicy garlic, skewered and grilled to perfection


Stuffed garlic mushrooms with prosciutto- a tender mushroom cap stuffed with breadcrumbs and accented with a slice of prosciutto


Romas and Goats- tender vine-ripe tomatoes filled with a goat cheese and topped with a pesto drizzle


Prosciutto-wrapped shrimp- a tiger prawn wrapped in prosciutto with a hint of rosemary


Red pepper and Boursin tarts- roasted red pepper accented with a creamy herb cheese on puff pastry


Grilled swordfish on ginger-jalapeno rice cakes- a chili lime marinated swordfish atop a crispy cake finished with a cilantro aioli


Creamy sautéed wild mushrooms with toast- assorted wild mushrooms in a cream and Marsala reduction served on toasted baguettes


Chicken Satay skewers with a spicy peanut dipping sauce- skewered pieces of breast meat with a spicy Thai peanut sauce

Fried artichokes with a chipotle ranch sauce- lightly breaded and fried artichoke hearts with a tangy but slightly sweet sauce


Roasted garlic mushrooms with blue cheese- tender crimini mushrooms marinated and baked in a garlic sauce and mixed with creamy blue cheese


Crispy asparagus straws- tender asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and baked in a crispy phyllo dough crust


Baked Brie with cherries and roasted pecans- a baked brie filled with dried cherries and roasted pecans wrapped in a puff pastry shell and served with baguette slices


Cruisin crab dip with root vegetable chips- a spicy crab dip served with garlic croutons


Blue cheese stuffed polenta bites with bacon and a red pepper aioli- a bite size cheese filled cup topped with bacon and a red pepper aioli


Beef Rolls with a scallion-soy dipping sauce- beef rolled with crisp scallions and peppers and topped with a slightly sweet scallion-soy sauce





Ceasar Salad Prosciutto Rolls- fresh romaine tossed with a classic caesar dressing and croutons wrapped in prosciutto for a stunning presentation.


Caprese Bites- Tomatoes layered with fresh Bocchini mozarella, basil and a light vinaigrette.

Ahi tuna and avocado tartare-  a delicate blend of seared ahi with creamy chunks of avocado atop a crispy sesame wonton triangle


Roast beef and arugula crostini with olive-red pepper relish- a medium rare roast beef atop a crisp baguette with goat cheese and finished with a red pepper relish


Herbed Chicken-Chutney salad on lettuce leaves-  a slightly sweet chicken salad atop a crisp lettuce leaf


Parmesan baskets with fennel-spiced prawns- a basket of baked parmesan filled with a citrus mesclun salad and topped with a fennel spiced prawn


Mango shrimp spring rolls with dipping sauce- a combination of shrimp, mango and rice-stick noodles wrapped in a rice paper and served with a dipping sauce


Endive with smoked salmon and herbed cream cheese- crisp endive spears topped with a herbed cheese and smoked salmon


Roasted shrimp with artichokes and fennel- artichoke leaves cradle shrimp stacked on top of marinated fennel and topped with a crumbled feta


Brochettes of tri-color tortellini and bocchini- pesto marinated tortellini with a bocchini ball


Mojo chicken and black beans in corn tortilla cups- diced chicken and beans with a cilantro mojo marinade in crispy tortilla cups


Rosemary Shrimp with mint pesto-  grilled shrimp with a mint pesto presented on a rosemary skewer


Fruit and cheese display- an elegant display of both domestic and imported cheeses with seasonal fruit and crackers


Herbed shrimp dip with pitas- a blend of shrimp and  herbs in a creamy dip served with crisp lemon herb pita chips


Crudités with blue cheese pecan dip- assorted in season vegetables with a creamy blue cheese dip


Feta pepper dip and sesame breadsticks- a creamy dip with a bit of a zip served with sesame encrusted breadsticks


Black and White Hummus with pita crisps- a black bean and traditional hummus with cilantro-jalapeno pita crisps


Assorted olives and nuts trays- a variety of Mediterranean olives paired with Fire-n-Spice nuts

Sample Menus



Penne with tomatoes, Kalmata olives and two cheeses


Sun-dried tomato and basil bread-strips

Mesclun Salad with feta, red peppers, cucumbers and Italian vinaigrette

Elegant Seafood


Salmon Phyllo Pillows with Spinach–dill sauce


Saffron Orzo with asparagus and peppers

Iceberg Wedge salad with blue cheese, crumbled bacon and chives

Sophisticated Chicken


Chicken Valdostana with Prosciutto and Fontina in a Sun-dried tomato cream


Buttered Fusilli with parmesan shavings


Classic Caesar Salad with sourdough croutons

Meat Lover's

Rib Eye steaks with peppers and gorgonzola butter

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus bundles

Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans, Blue Cheese,  grapes and red onion

Asian Fusion

Glazed Halibut with a Ginger Butter sauce

Coconut- Curry Basmati Rice

Sugar snap peas with toasted sesame oil and chives

Garden Salad with Chili-Garlic Shrimp

Steak Night

Pan Roasted Filet Mignon with shallot-bacon beurre blanc sauce

Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Green beans with red peppers and pine nuts

Spinach Salad with warm feta-shallot dressing and Applewood smoked bacon


Italian Fresco

Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

Chicken Breasts with Fennel-Mustard Butter and Radicchio

Orzo Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Herbs

Grilled to Perfection

Grilled Sea Bass with Walnut crumb crust and lemon-dill sauce

Herb risotto

Grilled seasonal vegetables

Mesclun salad with grilled veggies, cous-cous and balsamic vinaigrette

Eco-Chic Buffet

Grilled Flatbreads with Caramelized onions, sausage and Manchego cheese

Artichoke, cherry tomato and feta salad

Artichoke-Pesto Crostini

Classy Chicken

Brie-stuffed chicken breasts with herb breadcrumbs

Rosemary roasted red bliss potatoes

Sauteed Summer Squash with Roasted Peppers

Stunning Seafood

Salmon Pillows with Dijon Cream


Saffron Orzo with spring vegetables

Green beans with red peppers and pine nuts

Hearts of Palm Salad with Prawns and Mango



All items on appetizer and sample menus can be made in any combination that suits your taste.  

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