Dinner Party Menu


Dinner and Cocktail Party Menu Suggestions

Appetizer Selections

Buttermilk Herb Pancakes Topped With Caviar

French Onion Bites

Mini Beef Wellingtons

Goat Cheese Crostini with a Tangle of Marinated Roasted Peppers

Shrimp & Scallop Cakes with Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce

Asian Beef in Crisp Wonton Cups

Spiced Shrimp & Avocado Crosti

Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls

Crostini with Beef Tartare and White Truffle Oil

Brie and Caramelized Onion Tartlets

Seared Tuna with Tropical Salsa

Tuna Tartar on Won Ton Crisps

Crostini of Beef Filet and Caper Mayonnaise

Crab and Parmesan Canapés

BLT Canapés

Seared Scallops with Crème Fraiche and Caviar

Prosciutto Roasted Figs

Grape and Blue Cheese Truffles

Marinated Raw Tuna w/ Edame Puree & Won Ton Crisps

Dates Wrapped in Bacon with Green Olive Sauce

Chilled Pea Shots with Spicy Crab

Wild Mushroom Crostini

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Brushetta

Artisan Cheese Selections with Fresh Fruits, Crackers and Flatbreads

Warm Brie with Chipotle Cranberry Currant Marmalade

Roasted Chilled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Tomato and Basil Brushetta

Crudités with Dips

Shrimp BLTs

Crab and Corn Beignets

Smoked Salmon Spirals

Brie and Almond Tartlets with Red Currant

Baby Potatoes or Potato Pancakes topped with Caviar and Crème Fraiche

Polenta Cups with Bacon and Bleu Cheese

Apricot Almond and Brie Brushetta

Dried Apricots Stuffed with Gorgonzola and Pecan

Blue Cheese and Walnut Shortbread with Chutney

Filo Cups with Lamb, Mint and Feta

Toasted Pecan and English Stilton Napoleons

Mushrooms Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Spinach and Bacon

Ground Pork with Hoisin, Mint and Basil Wrapped in Rice Paper

New Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Green Olives, and Pine Nuts

Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Caviar on Quail Eggs

Bacon Wrapped Ginger Soy Scallops

Caramelized Onion & Thyme Tarts

Salads and First Courses

Baby Greens, Avocado and Sundried Tomatoes Topped with Pistachio Encrusted Warm Goat Cheese

Caramelized Fennel & Red Onion Salad with Raisins & Pistachios

Frisee with Walnuts, Apples, Grapes, and Blue Cheese

Spinach and Arugula salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese

Tomato, Avocado and Roasted Corn Salad

BLT Salad with Buttermilk Chive Dressing

Orange and Fennel Salad

Spinach Salad with Tangerines and Mango

Roasted Beet Salad

Frisse with Goat Cheese Soufflés

Mixed Green Salad with Pears, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Romaine and Grapefruit Salad with Walnuts and Stilton

Lobster and Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Nicoise-Style Grilled Tuna

Raspberry, Avocado and Watercress Salad

Fig, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Salad

Asparagus Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Mixed Baby Greens with Orange Vinaigrette and Candied Pecans

Grilled Vegetable Stacks with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Crab and Avocado Salad

Broccoli, Avocado, and Pistachios with Pistachio Oil

Seafood Cocktail- Shrimp, Crab and Scallops in a Creamy Tarragon Cocktail Sauce

Tuna Carpaccio with Watercress Salad and Balsamic Dressing

Tuna Sashimi with Coconut-Green Curry Vinaigrette and Ginger

Salad of Ahi Tuna Seared with Lavender and Pepper



Beef Tenderloin with Vanilla Béarnaise Sauce


Lyonnaise Potatoes

Roast Prime Rib of Beef w/ Horseradish Crust and Wild Mushrooms

Roasted Asparagus

Gorgonzola Polenta

Tenderloin of Beef w/ Wine Sauce and Gorgonzola Crumbles

Creamed Spinach

Roasted New Potatoes

Balsamic Glazed Short Ribs

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Garlic Green Beans

Shrimp Stuffed Filet Mignon

Spinach and Madeira

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Spinach and Gorgonzola Stuffed Filet Mignon

Roasted Vegetables

Potato Gratin

Individual Beef Wellingtons-

Filet of Beef with Mushroom Duxelles and Pate in Puff Pastry

Haricot Verts  with Bacon and Shallots

Provencal Stuffed Tomato

Surf and Turf- A Prime NY Strip Steak and a Broiled Lobster Tail 

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus with Truffles

Lyonnaise Potatoes


Osso Bucco 

Saffron and Parmesan Risotto 

Veal Scaloppini with Lemon, Mushroom and Caper Sauce

Grilled Polenta

Veal Piccatta

Garlic Haricot Verts

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Veal Marsala

Egg Noodles

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

Veal with Leek and Roquefort Sauce

Walnut Risotto

Roasted Asparagus

Veal Chops with Roasted Shallots


Soft Polenta


Sage Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Dried Plum Sauce

Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes

Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Port Sauce

Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Garlic Green Beans

Roasted Pork Loin with Apricot Armagnac Compote

Sautéed Swiss Chard

Roasted Potatoes

Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Pears and Pear-Brandy Cream Sauce

Baby Carrots

Buttered Egg Noodles

Pork Tenderloin with Cider Jus 

Rutabaga Puree

Sautéed Greens


Braised Lamb Shanks 

White Beans

Butterflied Leg of Lamb Marinated with Rosemary and Garlic


Orzo with Parmesan

Herb Crusted Rack Of Lamb with a Minted Demi Glace

Roasted Asparagus

Potato Gratin

Mustard-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Pomegranate Sauce

Butternut Squash Gratin

Haricot Verts

Slow-Braised Lamb Shanks with Guajillo-Pineapple Sauce

Roasted Vegetables

Coconut Tamales


Sautéed Duck Breast with Figs and Port

Wild Rice Pilaf

Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables

Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto and Sage in a Marsala Cream Sauce

Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Parmesan Orzo

Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Mango Chutney

Herbed Basmati Rice

Sautéed Duck Breast with a Pinot Noir Sauce

Broccoli Rabe with Toasted Pine Nuts

Potato Puree

Sautéed Chicken Cutlets with a White Wine and Herb Pan Sauce

Rice Pilaf with Peas and Red Peppers

Chicken in a Cherry Marsala Sauce

Wild Rice Pilaf


Grilled Duck Breast with Gran Marnier Peach Sauce

Basmati Rice Pilaf

Sugar Snap Peas


Snapper Veracruz Style (With Tomatoes and Olives)

Saffron Rice

Sea bass with a Pineapple, Chili and Basil Glaze

Coconut Rice with Cilantro

Roasted Asparagus

Spicy Asian Grilled Shrimp

Broccoli with Orange Sesame sauce

Asian Rice Pilaf

Sea bass with a Smoked Tomato Butter

Steamed Asparagus

Potato Parsnip Puree

Thai Fish Cakes with Sweet 

Hot Green Beans

Jasmine Rice

Seared Sesame Tuna

Sautéed Vegetables 

Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Grilled Swordfish with a Mediterranean Salsa

Steamed New Potatoes

Almond-Crusted Salmon with Leek and Lemon Cream

Mushroom Barley Pilaf

Macadamia Crusted  Mahi Mahi with Tropical Fruit Salsa

Rice and Black Beans


Mango Ginger Crème Brulee

Coconut Panna Cotta

Bananas Foster over Black Walnut Ice Cream

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Espresso Whipped Cream

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream

Crème Brulee with Fresh Raspberries

Chocolate Orange Pots De Crème

Fresh Berries with a Trio of Sorbets

Individual Tiramisus

Chocolate Mousse

Fresh Fruit Sabayon

Fresh Berry Napoleon

Chocolate Malted Panna Cotta

Brown Sugar Glazed Pears served with Gingered Mascarpone

Portuguese Custard Tartlets with Berry Garnish

Berry Tapioca Trifle

Chocolate Pate with Raspberry Sauce

Strawberries Romanoff

Butterscotch Pudding with Whipped Cream and Crushed English Toffee

Cheese Flan

Caramelized Fresh Pineapple Tiramisu

Mango Meringue Tartlets

Tropical Fruit Crepes with Vanilla Bean and Rum Butter Sauce

Banana and Mango Spring Rolls with Coconut-Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Walnuts and Chocolate Chips

Bread Pudding Soufflé with Whiskey Sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Whipped Cream