The items on the catering menu represent my clients’ and family’s favorites. There are many other dishes I can offer to make your party shine. Please contact me directly to craft a menu that meets your needs perfectly. I have catered numerous cocktail parties and have found that a formula of 5 choices works well: Cheese, Seafood, Meat, Vegetable/Vegetarian, and Dessert.
Appetizers and Snacks
Crispy baked wontons stuffed with your choice of fillings with a savory dipping sauce. Perfect finger food.
Choose a simple cheese slate with one wedge of beautiful cheese, crostini, and accompaniments; baked Brie with seasonal fruit, or fresh mozzarella skewered with grape tomatoes and basil, or fruit.
Traditional beef, pork-turkey-quinoa, or spicy chicken meatballs accompanied by dipping sauce.
Traditional, garlic-sun-dried tomato, or carrot served with crisp vegetables and whole grain pita crackers.
Choose chilled cocktail shrimp; mini crab or salmon cakes; crab, shrimp or lobster salad rolls.
Soups and Salads
Avocado Corn Tomato Salad
Avocado, sweet corn, grape tomatoes, red onion, crispy lettuce, lime, and cilantro.
Butternut Pasta Fagioli
Traditional pasta fagioli updated with whole grain pasta, butternut squash and sage pesto.
1 quart serves 4 to 6
1 quart serves 4 to 6
Mushroom Tarragon Soup
A creamy (but non-dairy) selection made with 3 kinds of mushrooms, fresh thyme, and tarragon. 1 quart serves 4 to 6.
Seafood Asparagus Salad
Julienne asparagus, sweet onions, roasted salmon, or grilled shrimp, finished with Old Bay and lemon vinaigrette, basil, and tarragon. A client favorite.
Vegan Asparagus Salad
Roasted asparagus and cauliflower, greens and quinoa, rainbow carrots and lemon vinaigrette. Serves 2.
Vegan and gluten-free. Black beans, black-eyed peas, 7 vegetables plus quinoa. Mildly spicy. 1 quart feeds 4.
Sautéed chicken breast with the traditional flavors of garlic, lemons, capers and herbs de Provence.
Salmon is best when it is simple. Roasted with olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh rosemary.
What is your favorite breakfast treat? Donuts, scones, muffins, Danish, coffee cake. I have them all.
Name your cake — pound cake, layer cake, tea cake, gluten-free or vegan. All fresh and made from scratch the way your grandmother made them (if Granny was a very good baker).
Cookies and Brownies
Classic chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, molasses spice, melt-in-your-mouth sugar. Tea cookies. Fudge brownies. I have something to delight everyone.
Pies and Tarts
A pie or tart for every season. Apple, pumpkin, pecan, strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry. Flourless chocolate — deliciously decadent!