Summer BBQ Menu

Hors d’oeuvres • Main Course • Side Dishes and Salads • Main Course Salads • Summer Desserts

Summer Menu Suggestions

All food is presented on our unique pottery, hand carved Alaskan Wood, tiered Brushed Aluminum, Antique Baskets & Lacquer Trays. Each platter is decorated with hand carved vegetables, Fresh Herbs, Flowers & Beautiful Greens from the Farmers Market. The Buffet Table has flowers, potted plants and food intertwined throughout at various heights. “First you eat with your eyes, then with your mouth!”

Hors d’oeuvre suggestions

  • Crudite; antique basket of 15 hand carved vegetables
  • Arranged to look like a basket of flowers, served with Chipotle dip
  • Bruschetta; Red & Yellow Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic & Olive Oil On Herbed Crostini Toasts
  • Chicken Sate (spicy Thai Peanut Sauce) skewered
  • Tabbouleh Salad on iced Endive
  • Mediterranean Eggplant Spread with Herbed Pita Crisps

Main Course Suggestions…choose 2 to 4 items

  • BBQ Pork Ribs, meltingly tender with our smoky, homemade BBQ sauce, you’ll love’em!
  • BBQ Chicken pieces: same great sauce!
  • Teriyaki glazed Flank Steak [marinated in Hoisin, garlic, sesame & Ginger]
  • Blackened Salmon Filet [Atlantic or Farmed]
  • Pecan or Cajun Crusted Chicken Cutlet with our Honey Mustard Sauce
  • Hot Wraps: Burritos…Beef or Chicken
  • Fajitas….Chicken or Steak. Served with Salsa & Sour Cream
  • Cajun Catfish with our homemade Tartar Sauce
  • Burgers and Hot dogs with all the fixin’s
  • And of course…we can always throw LOBSTERS in the pot & SIRLOIN STEAK on the grill

Side Dishes and Salads

  • Wild rice & wheat berry pilaf with sweet onions & dried cranberries
  • Cous Cous Salad with currants, carrots, celery & aromatic spices
  • Roasted New Potatoes in warm vinaigrette with parsley, scallions & celery
  • Rotelle Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, Olive Oil & Pine Nuts
  • Rice Salad with Baby Peas, Red Peppers, Carrots & Scallions
  • Assorted Grilled Vegetable Plate: Portabella, Roma Tomato, Eggplant, Zucchini, Peppers
  • New Red Potato Salad with warm Red Wine Vinaigrette, scallions, celery & parsley
  • Field Green Salad with baby tomatoes, cucumbers & balsamic dressing
  • Caesar Salad with parmesan, croutons & our homemade, low fat dressing
  • Pasta Salad with Fresh Tomato Dressing, olive oil, garlic & parmesan
  • Seasonal Mixed Vegetable Salad with Teriyaki-Sesame dipping sauce
  • Sesame Slaw with Rice Vinegar, Mirrin & Black Sesame
  • Dijon Potato Salad with Celery & Scallions
  • Green Beans, Roasted Red Peppers & Balsamic grilled Portabella
  • Homemade Tri Color Cole Slaw with our low fat dressing
  • Orzo Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Pine Nuts
  • Seasonal Mixed Vegetables in Citrus & Rice Wine Vinaigrette
  • Pasta Salad with Mixed Fresh Vegetables & low fat homemade Caesar Dressing

Assorted Main Course Salads

  • Waldorf Chicken Salad with low fat mayonnaise, crisp Apples, Toasted Walnuts, Dried Cranberries
  • Thai Chicken with Bean Sprouts, Red Pepper, Broccoli & Snow Peas, Sesame-Ginger dressing
  • Cajun grilled Chicken Salad with Celery & Red Peppers in low fat Chipotle Mayonnaise
  • Cobb Salad: moist chunks of chicken breast, bacon, broccoli, cheddar & egg
  • Seafood Salad of Shrimp, Sea Legs, Jicama, low fat Chipotle Dressing, with Corn & Scallions
  • Blackened Chicken Cutlet on Caesar Salad, Croutons, Parmesan, low fat Caesar dressing
  • Albacore Tuna Salad with low fat Mayonnaise, Celery, Pickle Relish, Julienne Carrot, Tomato
  • Fresh Salmon Filet Salad with our low fat Tartar Sauce, Sliced Tomatoes & Lemon Wedge
  • Teriyaki Chicken Salad with our low fat Tofu, Ginger & Sesame Dressing
  • Vegetarian Middle Eastern Hummus, Babaghannouj, Tabbouleh & crisp Vegetables
  • Vegetarian Cipriani Plate: Fresh Mozzarella, grilled seasonal Vegetables, artichokes
  • Terriyaki -Ginger marinated Flank Steak on crisp Asian Greens, Snow Peas, Julienne Carrots, Red Peppers with low fat Sesame Dressing [$2 pp. surcharge for this item]

Summer Desserts

  • Apple Rhubarb Crisp with Buttery Cinnamon-Oat Topping, served with
  • Cinnamon Whipped Cream or Ice Cream
  • Traditional Apple Pie with Ice Cream
  • Ice Cold Slices of Watermelon
  • Strawberry Shortcake or Three Fruit Biscuit Shortcake
  • Ice Cold Fruit Melange: 3 melons, berries, peaches, plums, mango, kiwi, grapes & fresh mint
  • Assorted rich bar cookies: Cheesecake Brownie, Raspberry Linzer Square, Pecan Pie, Double Chocolate Brownie, Lemon Shortbread, Magic Bar [everything!]
  • Homemade Swedish Apple Walnut Cake
  • Pound Cakes: Café Ole & Lemon Glazed

Deserts

We make our own deserts, using only sweet butter, fresh fruits, butter crusts & lots of love!

  • Our finger sweet platter includes at least 6 of the following: Double Chocolate Brownies, Caramel Walnut Squares, Molasses Spice Cookies, Almond Shortbread cookies,  Oatmeal butter cookies, Lemon Bars, German Chocolate Squares, Pear-Orange-Walnut Cake, Lavender Pound Cake, fresh fruit & mint garnish
  • Our Iced Lemon Soufflé with Whipped Cream, fresh Strawberries, Mint & Candied Lemon Shreds is dessert not available anywhere else.  It is stunningly presented in large silver bowls or individual portions.
  • Lavender Pound Cake [also not found elsewhere] with fresh seasonal berries, mint & lavender
  • Pear or Apple Frangipane tarts
  • Swedish Apple Walnut Cake  with Lemon Curd & Greek Yogurt Cream sauce

These desserts we make.   They are outstanding.  We can purchase many pies & cakes that are available to caterers.  The Cheesecakes are really good, which is why I don’t make them.