Happy Holidays!

Thank you for Trusting 2Taste with your wonderful holiday plans!  I look forward to customizing a fantastic menu with you.

Passed & Set Appetizer Menu Ideas

 

The Holiday Classics

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes – “Baja Sauce” Roasted Jalapeno Aioli

Classic Shrimp Cocktail – Spiced Cocktail Sauce, Old Bay, Lemon

Charbroiled Spring Lamb Chops – Orange-Fig Glaze

Lobster Mac n Cheese Bites – Maine Lobster, Mascarpone Cream

Balsamic Braised Beef Short Rib – Roasted Pumpkin Risotto, Mascarpone Cheese, Pepitas, Maple

 

Its Taco Tuesday Somewhere!

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos - Chipotle Dressing, Crisp Slaw, Cotija Cheese, Avocado, Corn Tortilla

Roasted Sweet Potato Taco – Honey Crisp Apple Slaw, Cotija Cheese, Citrus Crème, Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Corn Tortilla

Shaved Beef Sirloin Taco - Crisp Slaw, Tomatillo Salsa, Aji Verde, Cotija Cheese, Corn Tortilla

Vegetarian Roasted Corn-Mushroom Taco - Pickled Red Onion, Tomatillo Salsa, Roasted Jalapeno Aioli, Crisp Slaw, Queso Fresco, Corn Tortilla

Blackened Shrimp Taco – Crisp Slaw, Avocado, Habanero-Pineapple Salsa, Flour Tortilla

Big Eye Tuna Tostadas - Crisp Slaw, Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Roasted Jalapeno Aioli

Charred Corn Bites - Hatche Chili Butter, Cotija Cheese, Lime-Maldon Sea Salt

Big Eye Tuna Taco – Crisp Slaw, Roasted Jalapeno Aioli, Pineapple Salsa

Lobster Quesadilla – Mixed Cheeses, Roasted Jalapeno, Habanero Pineapple Salsa

 

It’s on a Bun

Mini Black Bean Sliders – Cilantro, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Butter Bun

Beef Tenderloin Sliders – Hatche Chili Aioli, Leaf Lettuce, Mini Bun

Mini Cubano Sandwiches – Whole Grain Mustard Aioli, Swiss, Pickles

Mini Meatball Parms – Pork, Veal, & Beef, Basil Marinara, & Parmesan Reggiano

Prosciutto-Fontina Panini Bites – Lemon-Garlic Aioli, Arugula, Marcona Almond, Balsamic Glaze

12 Hour Pulled Pork Sliders – 3-Pepper BBQ, Spicy Slaw, Roasted Jalapeno Aioli, Mini Sesame Seed Buns

Asian Style Pork Sliders – Shredded Bahn Mi Style Pork, Crisp Miso Peanut Slaw, Hawaiian Buns

Mini Lobster Rolls – Lemon-Herb Mayo, Celery, Buttery Soft Roll

Holiday Turkey Sliders - Cranberry Aioli, Honey Crisp Apple Slaw, Leaf Lettuce

Apple Brie Panini – Triple Cream Brie, Apple Jam, Sourdough

 

 

Stuff on a Stick

Beer Brat Bites - Whole Grain Mustard, Homemade Kraut, Pretzel Crumble

Brazilian Marinated Beef Sirloin or Chicken Skewers - Chimichurri, Aji Verde

Charred Beef or Chicken Skewers – Apple Pear Soy Glaze, Sesame

Pickled Shiitake Skewer – Avocado Crema, Roasted Sesame Dressing

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bites – Bread & Butter Pickles, Whole Grain Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Roasted Turkey Meatballs – Chipotle Cranberry BBQ Glaze

Italian Meatballs – Pork, Veal, & Beef, Basil Marinara, & Parmesan Reggiano

Roasted Lamb Meatballs– Roasted Red Pepper-Tomato Glaze, Manchego Cheese

Asian Inspired Beef Tenderloin Meatballs – Spicy Sesame Glaze

Caprese Skewer – Baby Heirloom Tomato, Olive, Basil, Lemon-Red Pepper Vinaigrette, Aged Balsamic

 

Asian

Ahi Tuna Poke Cups – Sunumono, Yuzu Ponzu, Macadamia, Radish, Spicy Pepper

Pan Fried Pork Gyoza – Sesame Vinaigrette

Ginger Seared Ahi Tuna - Red Slaw, Sriracha Aioli, Wasabi Cracker

Pickled Shiitake Skewer – Avocado Crema, Roasted Sesame Dressing

Asian Style Pork Sliders – Shredded Bahn Mi Style Pork, Crisp Miso Peanut Slaw, Hawaiian Buns

Charred Beef or Chicken Skewers – Apple Pear Soy Glaze, Sesame

Asian Inspired Beef Tenderloin Meatballs – Spicy Sesame Glaze

Hour Braised St-Louis Style Ribs – Spare-Rib Style Marinade, & Finished on the grill with Pepper-Garlic Glaze

Asian Style Street Corn – Togorashi, Siracha Aioli, Lime, Queso Fresco

Ginger-Soy Chicken Lettuce Cups

Crisp Vegetable Slaw, Miso Dressing, Togorashi Peanuts, & Roasted Mushroom Mix

Siracha Aioli, Lime, Cotija Cheese

 

Vegetarian/Vegan

Truffle White Bean & Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta - Manchego Cheese & Arugula

Tandoori Spiced Filo Cups – Eggplant, Roasted Red Onion, Pepper, Mint Yogurt

Apple Brie Panini – Triple Cream Brie, Apple Jam, Sourdough

Roasted Sweet Potato Taco – Honey Crisp Apple Slaw, Cotija Cheese, Citrus Crème, Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Corn Tortilla

Creamy Artichoke Croquettes – Roasted Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Caprese Skewer – Baby Heirloom Tomato, Olive, Basil, Lemon-Red Pepper Vinaigrette, Aged Balsamic

Burrata Spoons - Heirloom Tomato, Green Olive, Baguette Crisp, Basil, Aged Balsamic

Pumpkin Risotto Spoons – Pecan, Maple, Manchego Cheese, Pepitas

Southwestern Black Bean Cakes – Tempeh, Spicy Peppers, Cilantro, Roasted Jalapeno Aioli

Crispy or Grilled Artichoke Hearts - Marcona Almond Pesto, Lemon Garlic Aioli, Manchego Cheese

Vegetarian Roasted Corn-Mushroom Taco - Pickled Red Onion, Tomatillo Salsa, Roasted Jalapeno Aioli, Crisp Slaw, Corn Tortilla

Sweet Corn Fritters – Pan Fried & served with Basil Pesto Aioli

Pickled Shiitake Skewer – Avocado Crema, Roasted Sesame Dressing

Mini Black Bean Sliders – Cilantro, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Sesame Seed Bun

Burrata Cheese-Roasted Tomato Panini Bites – Lemon-Garlic Aioli, Arugula, Aged Balsamic

Roasted Butternut Squash Bruschetta - Peppered Fig Jam, Candied Pecan, Goats Cheese, Grape, Arugula

Artichoke Risotto Spoons – Aquerello Carnaroli Rice, Aged Gruyere, Herb Pangratatto

Zucchini Goats Cheese Fritters – Pan Fried & served with Basil Pesto Aioli

 

The Fancy Stuff! “Recommended for Smaller Events”

Colossal Shrimp Cocktail – Lemon-White Wine Poach, Spiced Cocktail Sauce, Lemon

“Limited Availability-approximately $10.00 per Shrimp”

Buffalo Tartare – Dijon, Truffle, Cured Egg Yolk, Pumpernickel Crunch

Lobster Stuffed Rigatoni’s – Lemon-Peppered-Pecorino Gratin

Crispy Duck Confit Taquitos – Oaxaco Cheese Fondue

Crispy Duck Confit Spring Roll – Pomegranate Orange Chili Pepper Dipping Sauce

Ahi Tuna Tataki - Scallion, Avocado Aioli, Smoked Black Sesame Vinaigrette

Waygu Beef Skewers - Maldon Sea Salt, Bagna Cauda

Horseradish-Beet Cured Skuna Bay Salmon – Caviar, Crème Fraiche, Buckwheat Crisp

 

 

Set Appetizer Display's

Local & Imported Cheese & Charcuterie Board

Fresh Fruits, Dried Fruits, Assorted Crisps, Nuts, & Marinated Olives

Burrata Cheese Display

Heirloom Tomato, Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Basil, Marcona Almond, & Apple-Balsamic Reduction

Baked Double Cream Brie Display

Baked until Golden Brown & served with Crisp French Bread, & Assorted Berries

Mezze Bar

Traditional Hummus, Babba Ganoush, Israeli Cous Cous Salad

Grilled Long Stem Artichokes, Flat Breads, Assorted Olives, Feta, & Assorted Crisps

 

  

Sweet Treats

 

Holiday Cookie & Petit Four Display – Assortment of Holiday Cookies & Sweet Treats

Double Chocolate Brownies & Lemon Bars – Fresh Berries

Mini Roasted Pistachio & Valrohna Milk Chocolate Cannoli’s – Sicilian Cannoli Shells & Imported Liuzzi Angeloni Ricotta Cheese

Baked Apple Crisp or Peach Blackberry Crisp – Candied Nuts, Vanilla Ice Cream

Mini Nothing Bundt Cakes – Assorted Flavors

Mini Chocolate Mousse Cups – Strawberry, Vanilla Chantilly Cream, & Shaved Chocolate

Roasted Pistachio Mousse Cups – Italian Cookie, Pistachio Dust

 

 

Family Style Buffet Dinners

 

Family Style Buffet Salads

 

Seasonal Winter Salad

Honey Crisp Apple, Quinoa, Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Shallots, Local Goats Cheese,

Toasted Walnut, Baby Kale-Spinach Blend & Pomegranate-Honey Vinaigrette

 

Vanilla Bourbon Poached Pear

Parsnip Chips, Tart Dried Cherries, Candied Pecan, Balsamic Roasted Red Onions, Shaved Fennel, Petite Greens, & Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

 

Family Style Buffet Entrees

 

Whole Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Choice of Mushroom Demi, Beef Au Jus, Peruvian Aji Verde “Green Sauce” & Horseradish Cream

 

Winter Rigatoni

Mushroom, Kale, Pecorino, Fennel, Pumpkin Sage Mascarpone Butter Sauce

 

Chicken Picatta

Egg Battered Chicken Cutlets, Lemon-Herb Butter

“This can be served with a side of pasta”

 

Whole Roasted Pork Loin

Bourbon Vanilla Honey Glaze

 

Roasted Whole Sides of Shetland Salmon

Herb Pangrattato, Caper, & Lemon-Champagne Buerre Blanc

Or

Ancho Chili Glazed with Black Bean Charred Corn Salsa

 

Pistachio Encrusted Rack of Lamb

Orange Fig Glaze​ & Pistachio Crust

Long Stem Artichoke Manicotti  

Imported Ricotta & Mozzarella, Fennel, Roasted Tomato Mascarpone Butter

Family Style Buffet Sides

 

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Candied Shallots & Rosemary

Crème Fraiche Whipped Yukon Potatoes

Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes Agro Dulce

Citrus Wild Rice Pilaf with Apricot & Pistachios

Lemon-Roasted Garlic-Basil Rice Pilaf

Charbroiled Asparagus

Sautéed Green Beans & Mushrooms

Chefs Choice Roasted Winter Squash Display

 

All Buffets served with Locally Sourced Fresh Bread Display

Imported French Butter

 

Dessert Displays

Holiday Cookie Platter – Assortment of Holiday Cookies & Treats

Gateaux Bakery – Assorted Petite Dessert Bites

Double Chocolate Brownies & Lemon Bars – Fresh Berries

Chefs Selection of Assorted Macarons 

Mini Roasted Pistachio & Valrohna Milk Chocolate Cannoli’s – Sicilian Cannoli Shells & Imported Liuzzi Angeloni Ricotta Cheese

Baked Apple Crisp or Peach Blackberry Crisp – Candied Nuts, Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Plated Dinner Menu Ideas

Plated Starters

 

Big Eye Tuna Sashimi

Yuzu Shoyu, Smoked Black Sesame, Pickled Mushroom, Radish, Red Chili

 

Roasted Mushroom & Leek Soup

Mini Grilled Triple Brie Crostini, Truffle, Caramelized Onion

 Traditional French Onion Soup

Rich Veal Broth, Sherry, & Gruyere Crouton

 

Arancini

Creamy Artichoke Parmesan Stuffing – Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Sauce

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque

Honey Crisp Apple - Coconut Granola - Walnut

 Pan-Seared Sea Scallop

Roasted Fall Squash, Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Smoked Maple-Sage Butter

 

Lobster “Chowda”

Main Lobster Meat – Yukon Potato – Celery – Truffle Cream

Roasted Beet Salad

Parsnip Chip - Grape - Golden Raisin - Local Goats Cheese - Pistachio - Petite Greens -

Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette

Tri-Color Roasted Carrot Salad

Grape, Apricot - Shallot - Pistachio - Rye Crisp - Arugula -

Candied Ginger Orange Vinaigrette

 

Long Stem Artichoke Manicotti  

Imported Ricotta & Mozzarella, Fennel, Roasted Tomato Mascarpone Butter

 

Plated Entrees

 

Crispy Breast of Duck

Pomegranate Chili Glaze - Sweet Potato Gnocchi - Brussel Sprout Salad

 

Slow Cooked NY Strip Steak

Hatche Chili Potato Au Gratin - Charred Broccolini - Caramelized Shallot Veal Glace

 

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Crème Fraiche Whipped Yukon Potato – Charbroiled Asparagus – Braised Mushroom

Candied Shallot Veal Glace

Pan Roasted Shetland Salmon

Pumpkin Risotto - Charred Asparagus - Burnt Vanilla Buerre Blanc

 

Pan Roasted Sea Bass

Coconut Lime Jasmine Rice Pilaf – Crisp Vegetables – Charred Asparagus –

Thai Peanut Butter Sauce

Coffee Rubbed Berkshire Pork Loin

Creamy Mascarpone Cheese Grits – Roasted Brussels Sprouts Agro Dulce – Brandied Apple Glace

 

Vegan Chic Pea-Mushroom Masala

Lime Scented Jasmine Rice – Garlic Flat Bread

 

Plated Desserts

 

Espresso-Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee

Honey Soaked Berries & Mint

 

Valrhona Dark Chocolate Ganache

Roasted Pistachio - White Chocolate Mousse – Honey Soaked Berries - Mint

 

Flourless Chocolate Espresso Torte

Peppered Strawberry - Pine Nut Brittle - Chantilly Cream

Butternut Squash Cake

Mascarpone – Blackberry – Pecan Crumble - Salted Caramel

Individually Baked Apple Crisp or Peach Blackberry Crisp 

Candied Nuts - Vanilla Ice Cream