MODERN WORLD CUISINE

Modern World Cuisine

COCKTAIL PARTY DINNER

Stationary Appetizer Platter
Artisanal Assorted Cheese Platter, House Cured Basturma with Fresh and Dried Fruits, Roasted Nuts, Sliced Breads and Crackers

Tray Passed Appetizers
Caponata in Cucumber Cup
Mini Phyllo Tart with Fresh Burrata Cheese, Confit of Shallots, Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sweet and Sour Cabbage
Spicy Falafel with Smokey Babaganoush Dip
Wild Rice Pancakes with Avocado-Lime Salsa

Dinner Buffet
Salad of Mixed Baby Greens, Hearts of Palm, Sweet 100 Tomatoes, Toasted Hazelnuts, Champagne Vinaigrette
Roasted Salmon Filet with Salsa Verde
Grilled Herb Marinated Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Figs and Caramelized Maui Onions
Quinoa Tossed with Fresh Herbs, Summer Corn Niblets, Red Pepper and Zucchini
Grilled Asparagus with Pine-Nut Dijon Vinaigrette

Dessert
Sweet Shortcake Biscuits with Fresh Summer Strawberries, Lemon Curd and Whipped Cream

 

PAN MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE & DINNER STATIONS

Assorted Crostini: (Cold)
Zucchini Butter with Ricotta and Lemon Zest
Artichoke and White Bean with Crispy Prosciutto
Caponata
Lamb and Feta Meatballs with Minted Yogurt Dip (hot)
Lump Crab Cakes with Lemon-Caper Aioli (hot)
Leek, Onion and Gruyere Tartlets (hot)

On the Buffet

Italian Station
Lollipop Lamb Chops with Roasted Garlic, Mint, Caper Sauce
Cauliflower Puree with Pecorino and White Truffle Oil
Orzo Pasta Salad with Sweet Peas, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Ricotta Salata, Herbs
Wild Arugula, Pears, Manchego, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon and Sea Salt
and

Middle Eastern Station
Free Range Chicken Shawarma with Turmeric and Spices
Smokey Eggplant Babaganoush
Chickpea Falafel with Tahini Sauce
Fatoush Salad with Romaine, Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Radish, Bell Pepper, Mint, Baby Celery, Sumac and Pita Chips with Lemon-Oregano Dressing
Fried Cauliflower w/ Toasted Egyptian Dukkah, Tahini and Cilantro
Stinging Nettle Feta Pie in Phyllo
and

Dessert Station
Fudge Brownies with Warm Caramel and Sea Salt
Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Curd with Fresh Raspberries

 

A BREAKFAST & BRUNCH GATHERING

House Made Granola,Yogurt and House Made Jam Parfait Cups
Fingerling Potato, Gruyere, Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Frittata
Flaky Puff Pastry Breakfast Tartines topped with Crispy Kale, Fresh Greens, Goat and Fontina Cheeses, Scallions and Herbes de Provence
Savory Vegetarian Breakfast Bread Pudding Layered with Eggs, Mushrooms, Spinach, Thyme, Parmesan and Caramelized Shallots
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Assorted Breakfast Pastries
Seasonal Farmers Market Fresh Fruit Salad

 

LIGHT CALIFORNIA COLD LUNCH

Romaine Spears with Free Range Chicken Shawarma, Tabouleh and House Made Tahini Sauces
Lettuce Cups with Sliced Flank Steak, Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Chimichurri Sauce
Lettuce Cups with Sliced Portabella Mushrooms, Chopped Greens, Quinoa, Ricotta Salata, Chopped Red Onions and Cashew Pesto
Lettuce Cups with Spicy Roasted Potato and Cauliflower, Sumac and Labneh
Farro Salad with Asparagus, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Sweet Red and Yellow Peppers, Green Onions and Toasted Hazelnuts and Mustard Vinaigrette
Baby Arugula Salad with Shaved Manchego Cheese, Avocado, Grapefruit, Sweet and Spicy Pecans , Citrus Vinaigrette
Wild and Brown Rice Salad with Marcona Almonds, Feta, Chopped Persian Cucumbers and Dried Turkish Apricots
Orecchiette Salad with Rapini, Lemon, Chives, Red Pepper Flakes and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sea Salt
Assorted Artisanal Bread

 

LUXE ITALIAN BUFFET

Grilled Country Bread with Olive Oil and Garlic
Bitter Greens Salad (Endive, Wild Arugula, Radicchio, Candied Walnuts, Market Apples & Gorgonzola)
Penne Alla Vodka with Sweet and Spicy Italian Sausage & Grana Padano (creamy tomato sauce)
Orecchiette with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Caramelized Leeks, Asparagus, Artichokes, Olive Oil and Herbs
House Made Ravioli stuffed with Stinging Nettle Puree and Ricotta
Old School NYC Meatballs with Beef, Pork & Ricotta in Arrabiata Sauce
Sauteed Broccoli with Garlic, Lemon and Olive Oil

 

GOURMET MEXICAN FIESTA PARTY

Taqueria Bar
Barbacoa – Slow cooked spicy beef Brisket with Chiles, Spices, toasted Sesame Shaved Tilamook Cheddar
Carne Asada – Marinated Sirloin in Tomato and Spices, queso Fresco, Habanero Relish
Al Pastor- Mediterranean Inspirted Citrus Marinated and Charred Pork
Cochinita Pibil – Pork, Citrus, Guajillo Chiles and Anchiote Pesto
Carnitas En Salsa Verde – Braised Tender Pork with Herbs, Cilantro, Onions and Salsa Verde Crudo
Pescado Grilled or Fried – Mahi Mahi Chipotle Crema, pickled Shallots, Cabbage Slal and Lime
Pollo Tinga – Slow cooked Chicken with Chipotle Citrus, spices avocado Cilantro and Onions
Higado de Pollo – Mexican Cart Tradition of Chicken liver
Calabacitas- Squash Toasted Poblano, Corn and Queso Fresco
Hongos- Mushroom, Cilantro and Queso Fresco
Chocolate Bread Pudding with Mascarpone
Vanilla Flan

 

MIDDLE EASTERN ACTION STATIONS MENU

To Start
Middle Eastern Vegetarian / Vegan Mezze Bar with Fresh House Baked Pita roasted on site in Saj Bread Domes

Main Course Stations
Assorted Shishkatori–Savory Middle Eastern Seasoned Shish Kebobs cooked and served in Traditional Japanese Yakitori Style over Hardwood Binchotan Coals.
Shishkatori- Spiced Beef Tenderloin
Shishkatori- Chicken Tawook
Shishkatori- Crispy Chicken Skin
Shishkatori- Smoked Pork Belly with Fenugreek
Shishkatori- Shrimp with Aleppo
Shishkatori – Beef Merguez Kefta
Caja Box Roasted Whole Lamb or Suckling Pig

 

DINNER BY THE BITE PARTY

Roasted Chicken Apple Sausage and Bell pepper skewers
Phyllo Tarts with fresh Mozzarella pesto roasted baby tomatoes
Smoked turkey quesadilla with roasted tomato salsa
Fontina and herbed mushrooms on mini polenta cakes
Crostini topped with caponata
Crostini topped with zucchini butter and lemon zest
Crostini topped with artichoke,white bean puree and pancetta
Endive leaves stuffed with caramelized pears, Gorgonzola and candied pecans
Mini crab cakes topped with lemon caper aioli
Mini short rib sliders with spicy coleslaw
Mini reuben sliders
Mini Lebanese lamb Meatballs with minted yogurt dipping sauce
Olive Wood smoked lamb belly skewers with pistachio salsa
Mideast Spiced Baby Back Ribs
Old school Italian meatballs with marinara dipping sauce
Italian bread pudding bites
Assorted flatbreads (Margarita, fresh basil, butternut squash, lemon zest, mascarpone and pomegranates, Caramelized onions, figs, balsamic reduction, pancetta and shaved manchego)
Caprese, tomato and basil skewers
Indian spiced tandoori shrimp skewers
Leek Onion and gruyere tartlets
Mini Shortbread cakes topped with grilled peaches, lemon curd and whipped cream
Brownies topped with sea salted caramel
Lemon bar bites
Orange curd and blueberry tartlets
Chocolate pots de creme topped with halva crackle

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