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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

 

Our Favorite Holiday Classics

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

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

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

Lobster Mac n Cheese Bites – Maine Lobster, Mascarpone Cream

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

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

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

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, Cotija Cheese, Salsa, Aji Verde, Corn Tortilla

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

Blackened Shrimp Taco – Crisp Slaw, Queso Freso, 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, Fresh Lime

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

Sautéed Garlic Shrimp Skewers - Saffron Lobster Butter, Crushed Almond, Pepitas, Basil

Mediterranean Chicken Skewer - Citrus-Garlic Yogurt Marinade, Harissa Sauce

 Local BEEF Rib Eye Skewers - Italian Chimichurri

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

 4 Hour Pork Belly Bites - Sparerib Style Marinade, Finished on the grill with Pepper Garlic Glazem Crushed Peanuts, & Scallion

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

Whipped Feta Bites - Roasted Winter Squash, Date Syrup, Pumpkin Seeds, Mint

 

The Fancy Stuff! “Recommended for Smaller Events”

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

“Limited Availability”

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

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

 Tete de Moine Display

Local Honeycomb, Pear, Marcona Almond, Baguette

  

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, Curry Roasted Acorn Squash Candied Walnut, Tart Red Cherries, Pepitas, Apricot, Petite Greens, & 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 Skuna Bay 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 Skuna Bay 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

Fresh Berry Tart

Caramel  ~ White Chocolate Pistachio Mousse ~ 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

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