Dinner & Cocktail Party Menu Ideas

Simple Cocktail Party

  • Cheese Tray with Assorted Cheeses, Grapes, Strawberries & Crackers
  • Crudité Tray & Dip
  • Bruschetta - Fresh Mozzarella with Tomato & Basil Served on Fresh Crostini
  • Franks in a Blanket – served with Spicy Mustard Sauce
  • Mushrooms Topped with Creamy Baby Spinach
  • Teriyaki Petite London Broil
  • Chicken Cilantro Dumplings – served with Asian Sauce
  • Flatbread Topped with Spinach, Mushrooms, Olives, & Mozzarella Cheese
  • Almond Chicken with Apricot Wine Sauce

Deluxe Cocktail Party

Passed & Stationary Appetizers

  • Cheese Tray with Assorted Cheeses, Grapes, Strawberries & Crackers
  • Brie with Fresh Berry Topping
  • Crudité Tray & Dip
  • Bruschetta - Fresh Mozzarella with Tomato & Basil Served on Fresh Crostini
  • Challah Grilled Cheese Triangles
  • Tomato Soup Shots
  • Franks in a Blanket – served with Spicy Mustard Sauce
  • Grilled Petite Lamb Chops with a Hoisin Sauce
  • Teriyaki Petite London Broil
  • Mini Cheese Burger Slider topped with Caramelized Onion & Pickle
  • Crispy Chicken Sliders on Hawaiian Roll with BBQ Sauce
  • Chicken Cilantro Dumplings – served with Asian Sauce
  • Almond Chicken with Apricot Wine Sauce
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon with an Onion Horseradish Sauce
  • Shrimp Cocktail with Cocktail Sauce
  • Lemon Wine Shrimp with Panko
  • Homemade Mini Crab Cakes with Onion Horseradish Sauce
  • Pistachio Salmon Nuggets Drizzle with Balsamic Reduction
  • Dancing Ebi Roll (Cooked Crab and Shrimp Sushi)
  • Vegetarian Roll with Mango
  • Flatbread Topped with Spinach, Mushrooms, Olives, & Mozzarella Cheese

Food Stations Buffet Style

Appetizer Station

  • Cheese Tray with Grapes & Strawberries
  • Brie & Berries Skewer
  • Assorted Crackers
  • Gluten Free Crackers
  • Vegetable Trays with Dips
  • Broccoli cranberry shots
  • Franks n Blanket w/ Spicy Mustard
  • Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese filo
  • Bruschetta with Fresh Basil, tomato & Basil

Pasta Station

  • Penne Pasta, Spaghetti Squash, Rose Sauce, Marinara, Cream Sauce, Baby Spinach, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Onions, Garlic, Peppers, Salt, Parsley Pepper, Oil, Parmesan
  • French Bread, angle sliced

Soup & Grilled Cheese Station

  • Grilled Cheese Triangles
  • Tomato Bisque Shots

Mashed Potato Bar Station

  • Gravy, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Chives, Sour Cream, Salt & Pepper

Philly Cheese Steak Station

  • Cheese Steak ~ Plain Beef Steak ~ Chicken Steak
  • Mini Steak Rolls ~ Hot Peppers ~ Ketchup ~ Caramelized Onions
  • Sautéed Mushrooms ~ Hot Sauce

Mac & Cheese Station

  • Toppings ~ Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Chives, Salt & Pepper

Carving Station

  • Filet ~ Ham ~Roasted Turkey Breast

Slider Station

Choice of 2:

  • Mini Cheeseburger, ~
  • Mini Crispy Chicken Sandwiches
  • Mini BBQ Pulled Chicken
  • Mini Crab Cakes

Dessert Station

Simple Dinner Party

  • Caesar Salad
  • Grilled Chicken with Spinach,
  • Mushrooms, Provolone, Fresh Tomatoes & Basil
  • Crab Cakes with Cocktail or Sherry Cream Sauce
  • Penne Pasta with Rose Sauce
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Assorted Rolls & Butter
  • Homemade Cookies & Brownies

Complete Dinner Party

  • Crudités with Dip
  • Mushrooms with Vegetables & Cheese Spanakopita
  • London Broil Teriyaki on Skewers
  • Grilled Scallops with Balsamic Reduction
  • Salad of Mixed Greens, Strawberries, Grapes, Caramelized Walnuts & Goat Cheese with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Bowtie Pasta with Baby Spinach, Mushrooms, Roasted Garlic & Parmesan
  • Filet Mignon
  • Crab Cakes with Cocktail or Sherry Cream Sauce
  • String Bean Sautéed with Shallots

Shiva Dinner

  • Tossed Salad
  • Chicken Marsala, Lemon Chicken, Cashew Apricot Chicken or Roasted Chicken
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Herbed Roasted Potatoes or Kasha & Bowties
  • Roasted Vegetables or Sugar Snap with Shallots
  • Challah, Rolls or French Bread

Buffet Dinner with Appetizers

Appetizers (Choice of 10)

  • Grilled Petite Lamb Chops with a Hoisin Sauce
  • Shrimp Cocktail with Cocktail Sauce
  • Lemon Wine Shrimp with Panko
  • Dancing Ebi Roll (Cooked Crab and Shrimp Sushi)
  • Homemade Mini Crab Cakes with Onion Horseradish Sauce
  • Chicken Cilantro Dumplings – Served with Asian Sauce
  • Franks in a Blanket – Served with Mustard Sauce
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon with an Onion Horseradish Sauce
  • Pistachio Salmon Nuggets Drizzled with Balsamic Reduction
  • Almond Chicken with Apricot Wine Sauce
  • Cheese Steak Egg Rolls served with Marinara Sauce
  • Homemade Salmon Cakes with Onion Horseradish Sauce

Plated Salad ~ Adults

  • Mixed Green Salad – with Sugared Pecans, Apples, English Cucumber, Asiago Cheese - Tossed in a Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Buffet Dinner ~ Adults Entrée ~ Choice of 1:

  • Filet Mignon Roasted ~ Served with Mushroom Shallot Madeira Sauce
  • Braised Beef Short Ribs
  • Cashew Chicken filled with Roasted Peppers, Baby Spinach, & Feta, Topped with a Light Wine Marinara Sauce
  • Pistachio Salmon topped with Balsamic Reduction
  • Artichoke Lemon Wine Salmon

Chicken ~ Choice of 1:

  • Cashew Chicken served with Apricot Dipping sauce
  • Chicken Francaise
  • Chicken Marsala with a Medley of Mushrooms

Sides ~ Choice of 2:

  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Parsley Scallion Potatoes
  • White and Wild Rice with Shallots and Craisins
  • Mushroom Risotto with Shallots
  • String Beans Gremolata

Includes ~ Mini Challah Rolls & Butter

Create Your Own Sundae Bar

  • Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream~ Chocolate Syrup ~ Caramel ~ Cherries ~ Banana ~ Strawberries~ Whipped Cream ~ Sprinkles ~ M&Ms ~ Oreos

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Pasta Buffet Dinner with Stationary & Passed Appetizers

Appetizers ~ Choice of 5

  • Cheese Tray with Assorted Cubed Cheeses with Grapes & Strawberries
  • Cracker Tray
  • Crudité Tray & Dip
  • Bruschetta - Fresh Mozzarella with Tomato & Basil Served on Fresh Crostini
  • Franks in a Blanket – served with Mustard Sauce
  • Spanakopita – Spinach, Feta & Filo Dough
  • Chicken Cilantro Dumplings – served with Asian Sauce
  • Teriyaki Petite London Broil
  • Almond Chicken with Apricot Wine Sauce

Buffet Dinner

Salad ~ Choice of 1:

  • Caesar Salad – Crisp Romaine, Croutons, Asiago, Tossed with Caesar Dressing
  • Mixed Green Salad –with Sugared Pecans, Apples, English Cucumber, Asiago Cheese -Tossed in a Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Pasta ~ Choice of 1:

  • Baby Penne Pasta ~ Sauce & Grated Cheese on the Side: Marinara, Rosa, Alfredo
  • Bow Tie Pasta with Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic, Sautéed Spinach, Shallots, Roasted Tomatoes, Sautéed Mushrooms

Entrée ~ Choice of 1:

  • Chicken Marsala with a Medley of Mushrooms
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Chicken Francaise Vegetable ~ Choice of 1:
  • Vegetable Medley or String Beans with Shallots

Rolls & Butter

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Buffet Dinner with Passed & Stationary Appetizers

 Appetizers ~ Choice of 5

  • Cheese Tray with Assorted Cheeses, Grapes, Strawberries & Crackers
  • Brie with Fresh Berry Topping
  • Crudité Tray & Dip
  • Bruschetta - Fresh Mozzarella with Tomato & Basil Served on Fresh Crostini
  • Chicken Cilantro Dumplings – served with Asian Sauce
  • Franks in a Blanket – served with Spicy Mustard Sauce
  • Almond Chicken with Apricot Wine Sauce
  • Teriyaki Petite London Broil
  • Scallops Wrapped in Bacon with an Onion Horseradish Sauce
  • Shrimp Cocktail with Cocktail Sauce
  • Pistachio Salmon Nuggets Drizzled with Balsamic Reduction

Buffet Dinner

Salad ~ Choice of 1:

  • Caesar Salad – Crisp Romaine, Croutons, Asiago, Tossed with Caesar Dressing
  • Mixed Green Salad –with Sugared Pecans, Apples, English Cucumber, Asiago Cheese -Tossed in a Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Entrée ~ Choice of 2:

  • Apricot Almond Chicken
  • Chicken Marsala with a Medley of Mushrooms
  • Chicken Franchise in a Lemon Wine Sauce
  • Chicken with Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Provolone Cheese, topped with White Wine
  • Artichoke Lemon Wine Salmon

Side ~ Choice of 2:

  • Penne Rosa
  • Parslied Scallion Potatoes
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • White & Wild Rice with Shallots & Craisins
  • String beans & Sweet Baby Carrots R

Rolls & Butter

Adult Sit Down Dinner

Salad ~ Choice of 1

  • Mixed Green Salad – with Sugared Pecans, Apples, English Cucumber, Asiago Cheese Tossed in a Homemade Balsamic Dressing
  • Mixed Green Salad – with Blueberries, Strawberries, English Cucumber, Feta Cheese Tossed in a Cider Vinaigrette

Entrée ~ Choice of 1 per Guest

  • Filet Mignon Roasted ~ Served with Mushroom Shallot Madeira Sauce
  • Portabella Mushroom topped with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Béchamel
  • Cashew Chicken filled with Roasted Peppers, Baby Spinach, & Feta, Topped with a Light Wine Marinara Sauce
  • Chicken with Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Provolone Cheese, topped with White Wine
  • Pistachio Salmon topped with Balsamic Reduction
  • Artichoke Lemon Wine Salmon
  • Homemade Crab Cakes

Potato ~ Choice of 1

  • Garlic or Regular Mashed Potatoes
  • Parsley Scallion Potatoes

Vegetable~ Choice of 1

  • Vegetable Medley
  • Green Bean Gremolata

Dessert

  • Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, with Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries, and a Homemade Berry Sauce

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