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international melting pot

Casual California Cuisine

  • CACurried Cheese Torte with Currants, Apricot, Mango and Almonds
  • Ginger-Orange Pork Skewers with Sweet Chili Marmalade Dipping Sauce
  • Honey-Lime marinated Chicken Skewers with Curried Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
  • Grilled Gourmet Sausage Bites with Mango Chutney
  • Jalapenos stuffed with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese, wrapped in Bacon
  • Texas Red Bean Wraps with mild Chiles, Carrot and Olives
  • Pan Griddled Salmon Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli
  • Herbed Polenta Rounds with Eggplant Mousse
  • Crostini with Goat Cheese and sweet Pepper-Olive Relish
  • Grilled California Snapper Tostaditas with Cabbage and Cilantro Crema
  • Grilled Chicken Skewers with Raspberry-Chipotle BBQ Dipping Sauce
  • Pan-Fried Yucca Pancakes with Avocado-Mango Salsa
  • Lobster Salad on a Won Ton Crisp with fresh Tarragon Aioli
  • Beef Carpaccio with Salsa Vert on a Crostini
  • Pizzettas with Caramelized Onion, Chicken Sausage and Sundried Tomato
  • California Maki Rolls with Smoked Salmon, pickled Ginger and Avocado
  • Grilled Swordfish Skewers with Wasabi Aioli
  • Steamed Green Lipped Mussels with Saffron Aioli
  • Tequila Seared Scallop Skewers with Sweet Chili Glaze
  • Cumin Lime grilled Chicken Skewers with Avocado Crema

Fiesta Food

  • Yucca Pancakes with Avocado Crema
  • Yucca and Coconut Pancakes with crunchy Peanut Sauce
  • Won Ton Crisps with Avocado and Mango Salsa
  • Grilled Jerk Chicken Skewers with Mango Dipping Sauce
  • Grilled Beef Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Grilled Pork Skewers with Pineapple and Cilantro Salsa
  • Jalapeno Cheese Squares garnished with Sweet Chili Jelly
  • Mexican Pizzettas with Tomato, Cheese, Chorizo, Olives, Scallions and Cilantro
  • Quesadillas with grilled Pineapple, mild green Chiles and Cheese
  • Grilled Fish Tartlets with shredded Cabbage and Cilantro Crema
  • Cumin-Lime griddled Prawns with Avocado Crema or Citrus-Mango Dipping Sauce
  • Tequila seared Scallops wrapped in Bacon
  • Pan griddled Salmon Cakes garnished with Jalapeno Aioli
  • Empanaditas
  • Pulled Pork Tartlet with Ancho Zinfandel Sauce       

Flavors of Asia

  • HorsGrilled Thai and Teriyaki Sausages with Mango Chutney
  • Ginger-Orange Pork Skewers with sweet Red Pepper Dipping Sauce
  • Coconut-Lime Chicken Skewers with Thai Peanut Sauce
  • Crab Cakes with Ginger or Wasabi Aioli
  • Wonton Crisps topped with Five-Spice shredded Chicken Salad
  • Wonton Crisps topped with Ginger, Date and Daikon Relish
  • Petite Red Pork Buns with Hoisin or Sweet Red Chili Sauce
  • Grilled Swordfish or Ahi Skewers with Wasabi Aioli
  • Vietnamese Fresh Rolls with Prawns, Noodles, Vegetables, Mint and Hoisin Sauce
  • Petite Shrimp Egg Rolls with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce
  • Chicken “Neginaki” Roulades with scallion, Black Sesame Seeds & sweet Chili Sauce
  •  “Bang-Bang” Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Scallions on crispy Rice Crackers
  • Spicy Asian Pork Meatballs on Snow Pea Picks
  • Pork, Shrimp and Mushroom Sho Mai
  • Korean Beef Bulgogi Skewers with Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce

Asian Display Platters and Stations

  • Ginger, Sake and Soy marinated Salmon Sashimi displayed with Pickled Ginger and Cucumbers, Black Sesame Seeds, Scallions and Butter Lettuce Leaves for wrapping
  • Display of crisp-blanched Asian Vegetables with Roasted Sesame Seed Sauce
  • Walk Away Salad Station:
  • Thai Beef Salad
  • Cucumber Salad with chopped Peanuts
  • Shrimp Salad with Wasabi Aioli
  • Beautifully displayed assortment of Sushi
  • Chef’s station with Thai Green Chicken Curry served over Rice
  • With condiments:  shredded Cabbage, Cilantro, Peanuts and Limes

GrillMediterranean Mezze and Grille

  • Mezza Platter: Grilled Vegetables with our House Specialty Hummus or Artichoke Dip garnished with Olives and Feta, and served with toasty Pita Triangles
  • Phyllo Pastry Triangles filled with Spinach, fresh Herbs and Feta Cheese
  • Grilled Lamb Skewers with Yogurt Dill or zesty Morrocan Red Dipping Sauce
  • Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Chicken Satays with Pesto Dipping Sauce
  • Crostini topped with herbed Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato
  • Thyme scented baked Polenta Rounds with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Arugula
  • Petite Tartlets filled with Ham Mousse and Mozzarella
  • Lebanese Pastry Boats filled with Ground Lamb, Mint, Pinenuts and aromatic Spices
  • Cheese Torte layered with Pesto, Sundried Tomatoes and Pinenuts
  • Skewered Almond Stuffed Dates wrapped in Bacon
  • Samosas filled with Curried Potatoes and Peas, served with Tamarind Sauce
  • Grilled Prawn Skewers with Greek Garlic Sauce
  • House Specialty Dolmas
  • Curried Cheese Torte, layered with toasted Almonds, Apricots and Currants
  • Skewered baby Tomatoes and baby fresh Mozzarella Balls drizzled with Pesto
  • Pizzettas with Artichoke Sausage, Sundried Tomatoes, caramelized Onions& Feta
  • Figs stuffed with Gorgonzola, wrapped in Prosciutto & drizzled with Balsamic Glaze

Tapas Specialties

  • Artichoke Bottoms filled with Shrimp and Ham
  • Scallop Seviche in Corn Cups
  • Figs, stuffed with Goat Cheese, wrapped in Serrano Ham with Balsamic Glaze
  • Mussels on the Half-Shell with Saffron and Sweet Pepper Aioli
  • Spanish Blue Cabrales Cheese and Black Olive Canapes
  • Tuna, Cucumber and Butter Canapes
  • Chicken Cognac Pate Canapes garnished with Cornichon
  • Baby Tomatoes stuffed with Tuna, Caper and Egg Salad
  • Smoked Chicken Mousse and Manchego Tartlets
  • Grilled Tuna Skewers with Salsa Verde
  • Veal Meatballs with Almond Sauce
  • Dates stuffed with Almonds and wrapped in Bacon
  • Chicken and Ham Croquettes
  • Spicy Lamb Brochettes with Zesty Red Dipping Sauce
  • Snails served in the Shell with Green Herb and Garlic Sauce
  • Grilled Prawns with Romesco Sauce
  • Mushroom Caps filled with Sherried Deviled Crab and Queso Anejo
  • Seared Scallops with Saffron Orange Aioli
  • Empanaditas filled with Chicken

Bites Before the Bolshoi

  • BitesCocktail Salmon Coulibac – Salmon, chopped Egg, Mushrooms and Dill with Cream wrapped in Pastry
  • Smoked Salmon with Dill and Caper Butter on dark Pumpernickle
  • Buckwheat Blini with Wild Mushroom and Celery Root Puree
  • Paterovich curried Herring and Apple Salad, served on Cucumber Rounds
  • Beef Strogonoff and Kasha Cocktails served in Martini Glasses*
  • Chicken Paprikash & Mashed Potato Cocktails served in Martini Glasses*
  • Beet Bread Pudding garnished with Horseradish Buttercream
  • Steamed Baby Potatoes with Caviar and Sour Cream
  • Piroshki with Beef, Potatoes or wild Mushrooms garnished with Caramelized Onions
  • Trio of Cold Soups:
  • Vichyssoise
  • Russian Tomato, Cucumber, Caraway and Vodka “Gazpacho”
  • Vegetarian Beet Borscht all served in tall shot glasses

French Quarter

  • Petite Tartlets with Andouille Sausage, Onions & Okra, or with Roasted Eggplant Ratattouille
  • Steamed Artichoke Leaves with spicy Catfish Mousse
  • Petit Muffalettas with Mortadella, Provlone & Olive Salad
  • Grilled Sausages with Creole Mustard Aioli
  • Petit Corn Cups with Cajun Red Beans & Beef
  • Crab Cakes with Jalapeno Aioli
  • Chilled Prawns with Bourbon Street Remoulade
  • Cajun Twice Baked Baby Red Potatoes with Gruyere
  • Jalapenos stuffed with Pimiento Cream Cheese, wrapped in Bacon
  • Fried Chicken Skewers with Honey Mustard Sauce
  • Grilled, blackened Prawn Skewers with Mango Sauce
  • Panfried Zucchini Cakes with Saffron-Sauce
  • Pate Choux Gougere with spicy Ham Mousse
  • Crab Cakes with Roasted Corn and Bell Pepper Salsa

sample menus
american melting pot
california BBQ
Fiesta Country
Flavors of Asia
Hawaiian Luau
hors d'oeuvres
Indian Thai
Salads and Sandwiches Seafood and Veggie Buffet
South of France
Tapas Specialties
Taste of New Orleans
Tuscan Italian

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