Private Event Sample Menu

Dinner Event Menu

Two, three, four, or five courses…

Following you will find selections that give an indication of the type of dishes available to you. This list is meant as a suggestion only. The final menu depends on the season and your personal wishes. Each menu is individually created by You, the Event Coordinator and our Chef.

Passed Hors D’Oeuvres Type one/$ 2.00 Each – Type two/$2.50-$2.75

Type one

  • Assorted white & yellow polenta squares [basil, oven tomato, pecorino]
  • caramelized onion and blue cheese tarts
  • crudités [served on platter/priced according to size]
  • duxelle stuffed mushroom caps
  • duxelle stuffed pativiers [puff pastry]
  • spanikopita baskets
  • square deviled eggs

Type two

  • chicken sate with spicy peanut sauce- skewered
  • crab filled shu mai dumplings with dipping sauce
  • duck confit quesadilla triangles
  • fried curried oysters in the shell
  • garlicky grilled shrimp- skewered
  • individual rosemary grilled “lollipop” lamb chops
  • mahogany chicken wings
  • mini lamb cheeseburgers
  • scallop wrapped in apple-wood smoked bacon- skewered
  • shrimp cocktail [platters also available]
  • smoked ham with mini buttermilk biscuits & horseradish
  • spicy chicken wings
  • spicy grilled shrimp- skewered
  • tuna tare-tare on crostini

Soup/bisque $6.00-$8.00/per person offer one choice

  • butternut squash bisque
  • tomato, fennel, and seafood cioppino
  • pasta e’ fagioli extra virgin olive oil, pecorino
  • english spring pea soup, crispy bacon, crème rouile
  • fish and potato chowder

Green salad $ 5.00 /per person

  • this course may also be served after entree

Appetizers $8.00-$10.00/per person offer one choice

  • franklin caesar salad hearts of romaine, croutons, pecorinio
  • summer romaine salad, dice vegetables, herbs, smoked gouda
  • baby spinach salad crisp bacon, ricotta salata, tomato vinaigrette
  • crisp local ice burg smoked bacon, buttermilk dressing, beets
  • homemade mozzarella & native tomato basil oil, olive tapenade
  • warm napa cabbage salad with wood smoked bacon and blue cheese
  • warm matchsticks of zucchini with toasted almonds and pecorino
  • grilled semi-boneless stuffed quail in raison sauce
  • crispy duck confit country cabbage, beets, orange oil
  • duck quesadilla queso fresco, tamarind-chipotle glaze
  • traditional beef carpaccio sea salt, spicy walnuts, pecorino, evoo
  • braised boneless short rib celery root puree, cherry-port sauce
  • grilled beef tenderloin chop fennel and radicchio salad
  • parma prosciutto with melon, green apple, and dried fig relish
  • fresh chicken and shrimp spring rolls peanut sauce and spicy soy dip
  • cold spiced shrimp cocktail with two dipping sauces
  • sashimi grade tuna carpaccio sesame vinaigrette and field greens
  • baked salt cod and truffle brandade with herbs and crostini

Entrees $18.00-$27.00 /per person offer three choices

  • Creamy penne with chicken smoked ham, fresh peas, garlic
  • tuscan farfalle mint, fennel sausage, oven tomato, eggplant, chevre
  • creste di gallo mint, fennel sausage, oven tomato, eggplant, mascarpone
  • perciatelli pasta spicy red sauce, shrimp, chorizo, garlic
  • cappellini salsa fresca fresh tomato, garlic, basil
  • pan seared atlantic cod oyster mushrooms, scallion, ginger, lobster vin
  • pecan crusted catfish frothy tarragon-mustard sauce, braised greens
  • black pepper seared “sashimi” tuna loin with citron blanc, field greens
  • lavender honey basted sterling salmon on red wine baby french lentils
  • lavender & honey basted salmon sweet potato salad
  • swordfish milanese carrot risotto, basil sauce
  • panko crusted local scallops= sautéed spinach, garlic en brodo
  • bistro chicken balsamic glazed semi-boneless halved chicken
  • cafe chicken with roasted garlic, fresh thyme, lemon, soft polenta
  • jerk chicken with sweet potato mash and black beer gravy
  • orange glazed chicken with roast fennel, tomato-saffron basmati rice
  • 14 oz boneless chicken breast marsala capers, thyme, mash
  • roasted turkey meatloaf with spiced fig gravy and chive mash potato
  • slow braised pork shoulder with orzo, olives, tomato, herbs
  • herb marinated pork tenderloin with mash, caramelized onion, madeira
  • roast pork tenderloin macaroni and cheese, port wine sauce
  • slow braised lamb shoulder crispy eggplant, mint-yogurt aoili
  • baked lamb moussaka cucumber-yogurt raita
  • slow oven braised lamb shank spinach orzo, orange gremolata
  • grilled veal rib chop with mashed potato and sage brown butter
  • slow oven braised veal “osso bucco” with risotto milanese
  • baked filet mignon with dried fruit in brandy and shallot cream
  • marinated prime sirloin steak red onion rings, black steak sauce
  • marinated prime sirloin steak with chive mash and beefsteak tomato
  • marinated prime sirloin steak baked idaho potato, hoisin-pepper butter
  • venison and smoked sausage chili corn sticks, chipotle, mascarpone

Dessert $7.00-$10.00/per person offer one choice

  • Warm chocolate cake
  • Orange crème caramel
  • Poached pear in cider

Brunch Event Menu

Please select two or three choices…

Brunch $20.00/per person offer two or three choices

  • Eggs benedict with choice of;
    Smoked salmon, smoked bacon, fresh tomato or grilled mushroom
  • huevos ranchero with red sauce, salsa fresca, 2 eggs, cheese, tortilla
  • two eggs any style served with home fries, thomas’ english muffins
  • prime sirloin club steak with eggs and home fries
  • homemade corned beef hash with two eggs
  • blueberry pancakes served with bacon or homemade sausage
  • homemade strawberry belgium waffles served with bacon or sausage
  • omelet or frittata choices;
    Western with ham, chopped vegetable Beefsteak tomato, fresh mozzarella, herbs Apple-wood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese Smoked salmon, dill, capers
  • sandwich choices;
    Fried egg, cheddar, apple-wood smoked bacon Grilled cheddar cheese with tomato or bacon Grilled vegetable and fresh mozzarella sandwich Grilled prime sirloin with caramelized onion

Served with sandwiches: tomato, shaved onion, lettuce, mayo, dijon, cheese All sandwiches served with fries

Dessert $6.00-$10.00/per person offer one choice

  • Warm chocolate cake
  • orange crème caramel
  • poached pear in cider

Sample Five Course Meal with Wine Pairing

To Start – 2003 Regaleali Bianco

Pepper Seared Tuna Carpaccio With Olive Oil Braised Baby Artichokes & Sea Salt-Lemon Granita

Second Course – 2002 Nozze D’ Oro

Pan Seared Atlantic Halibut With Citron Blanc And Steamed Organic Spinach

Third Course – 2002 Regaleali Nero D’ Avola

Cumin Rubbed Lamb Tenderloin With Fennel Panelle And Balsamic Reduction

Main Course – 2001 Rosso Del Conte

Grilled Prime Blade Steak With A Fava, Sweet Corn And Bell Pepper Succotash –Porto Demi Reduction

Dessert – 2002 Cygnius

Brescianella Stagionata Cheese With Blackberry Tart & Caramelized Onion Tart.

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