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Hors d’ Oeuvres Ideas

Citrus Grilled Shrimp
guava-chipotle sauce, toasted coconut

Lobster Tortellini Skewer
sweet corn-tarragon salsa

Chicken Thigh Tostadas
red adobo, pickled onion, avocado crema

Mini Grilled Flatbread
caramelized fennel, pork sausage, roasted tomato, fontina

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
goat cheese, pumpkinseed pesto

Mini BLTs (inside out)
crispy bacon cylinder filled with skinned cherry tomato & herb salad

Grilled Wagyu Ribeye Cube on a Rosemary Skewer
horseradish-herb breadcrumbs, bordelaise

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
basil mayo, bruschetta tomatoes

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
pineapple rum bbq

Tandoori Chicken Crisps
mango chutney, naan, mint yogurt

Tiny Fish “Tacos”
plantain chips, blackened grouper, tropical salsa

Lobster Bruschetta
avocado puree, Maine lobster, crispy bacon, cherry tomato

Smoked Duck Quesadillas
jack cheese, cilantro crema, caramelized peppers

“Rum & Coke” Pork Shoulder Tostadas
chipotle slaw, pineapple salsa

Grilled Lamb Meatballs
wild mushroom gravy, lingonberry jam

Mini Wild Mushroom & Brie Strudels
15 yr balsamic

Red Snapper Ceviche
corn chips, cucumber pico de gallo

Devilled Eggs
Maine lobster salad, tarragon

Crispy Potato Chips
smoked salmon, jalapeno crema

Blackened Ahi Tuna Tostadas
avocado salsa, tortilla chip

Squash Blossom Spring Rolls
goat cheese, poblano pesto

Mango BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
crispy onion rings, Hawaiian buns

Thai Green Curry Chicken Salad
wonton crisps, toasted sesame

Grilled Beef Wagyu Roulades
arugula pesto, aged balsamic

Shrimp & Vegetable Spring Rolls
Szechuan dipping sauce

Duck Confit Bruschetta
cranberry mustard, toasted brioche

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
herbed goat cheese, pesto, 50 yr balsamic

Ahi Tuna Tartare
cucumber, jalapeno, pear, mint, sesame oil, pine nuts

Maine Lobster Cakes
tarragon mayo, corn salsa

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
carrot-celery salad, bleu cheese sauce

Chicken Satay Skewers
Chinese vinegar peanut sauce

Grilled Pork Belly
chocolate BBQ sauce, green mango salad

Wild Mushroom Tortellini
aged sherry vinaigrette, parmesan, herbs

“Soup & Sandwich”
tomato soup shooter, gooey grilled cheese crouton

New Zealand Lamb “lollichops”
Paonia peach & ginger jam

Shredded Chicken Thigh Tostadas
salsa roja, guacamole, jack cheese

Grilled Tenderloin Bruschetta
caramelized onions, whipped bleu cheese

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder Gyros
charred red onion-cucumber salad, tzatziki, pita

Twice Baked Fingerling Potato
braised beef short ribs, horseradish cream, chives

Alaskan KIng Crab Salad Toasts
English peas, chives, EVOO

Crispy Pork Belly Cube
cranberry mostarda, frisee, quail egg

Delicious Soups

Roasted Tomato Soup
Maine lobster grilled cheese, basil oil

Butternut Squash Soup
crispy pork belly, honey-chipotle crema

Wild Mushroom Soup
Cabrales bleu cheese, port wine syrup

Maine Lobster Bisque
porcini mushrooms, Cognac

Italian Minestrone
arugula pesto, hand-made pasta

Sweet Pea Soup
king crab, melon, gremolata

Asparagus Soup
goat cheese toast, EVOO

Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup
soft pretzel croutons, chives

Sweet Corn Soup
corn nut dusted bay scallops, micro basil

Interesting Salads

Heirloom Cherry Tomato & Watermelon
watercress, radish, aged goat cheese, poblano vinaigrette

Grilled Pear & Radicchio
Roquefort, candied walnuts, port-bleu cheese dressing

Candy Stripe & Golden Beet
pomegranates, pistachios, 6 minute egg, frisee, maple-sherry vinaigrette

Smoked Trout
arugula, green apple, celery root, creamy horseradish dressing

marinated heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, toasted bread, roasted garlic vinaigrette

Maine Lobster
crispy bacon, celery, tomato, tarragon, avocado, Dijon, mizuna

Southwestern Cobb
romaine, bacon, tomato, grilled peppers, green onion, sweet corn, avocado, blackened chicken, lime-cilantro vinaigrette

Melon & Arugula
pistachio, feta, heirloom tomato, sweet basil vinaigrette

Baby Spinach
caramelized onion & bleu cheese fritters, warm beet-bacon vinaigrette

Seafood Creations

Herb & Peppercorn Crusted Ahi Tuna
home-made tater tots, garlicky spinach, pinot noir sauce

Porcini Dusted Diver Scallops
creamed corn, asparagus, lobster sauce, basil emulsion

Pan Roasted Ruby Trout
green beans almandine, basmati rice, lemon-brown butter citronette

Grilled Mahi Mahi
avocado puree, tropical fruit salsa, crispy onion rings

Butter-Poached Maine Lobster
pistachio gnocchi, asparagus, oven roasted tomatoes, Americaine sauce

Wild Salmon Roulade
mushroom strudel, brussels sprouts, lemon pesto citronette

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
grilled ratatouille, watercress, “aqua pazza” sauce

Roasted Black Grouper
blue crab hash, crispy leeks, creole tomato sauce

Prosciutto-Wrapped Swordfish
garlicky green beans, salsify compote, port vinaigrette

Crispy Striped Bass
corn pudding, shaved fennel salad, oven roasted tomatoes

Hand-Made Lobster Tortellini
porcini mushrooms, tomato, peas, Parisienne zucchini, lobster sauce

Baked Pistachio Crusted Halibut
sweet pea farro risotto, seasonal vegetables, Meyer lemon beurre blanc

Mustard & Herb Crusted Salmon
wild rice pilaf, broccolini, beet beurre rouge

Meat & Poultry Ideas

Lemon & Herb Brined, Marinated, Grilled Chicken
fingerling potato “home fries”, seasonal vegetables, natural jus

Braised Beef Short Ribs
polenta, asparagus, sherry-Dijon jus

Veal & Wagyu Meatballs
hand-made pasta, tomato ragu, shaved parmesan

Grilled Quail
blackberry lacquer, brussels sprout leaves, roasted butternut squash, pomegranate jus

Coffee Crusted Grilled Skirt Steak
cilantro rice, chunky salsa roja, fresh tortillas

Mustard & Rosemary Marinated Grilled Veal Chops
Yukon mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, bacon bordelaise

Muscovy Duck
confit leg, crispy skinned breast, sweet potato, kale, blackberry jus

Pineapple-Rum BBQ Pork Ribs
corn bread, cole slaw

Chicken Saltimbocca
stuffed with ham, gruyere and sage; farro salad, charred lemon vinaigrette

Grilled Beef Tenderloin
roasted garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, bordelaise

Mustard & Herb Crusted Rack of Colorado Lamb
dauphinoise potatoes, green beans almandine, bordelaise

Pork Carnitas Enchiladas
coconut black beans, pickled onions, red chili sauce, avocado

My Favorite Desserts

Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding Cakes
vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce

Strawberry Shortcake
almond cake, macerated strawberries, basil syrup, whipped cream

Warm Bourbon Apple Crisp
butter pecan ice cream

Pineapple Carrot Cake
cinnamon ice cream, raisin puree, walnut streusel, carrot pudding

Cheesecake Mousse
tropical fruit, graham cracker “granola”

Warm Apple Fritters
maple anglaise dipping sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
spiced caramel sauce, crème anglaise, bourbon whipped cream

Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Colorado peaches, basil, 50 year balsamic

Warm Apple Crostada
vanilla bean ice cream, spiced caramel sauce

Coconut Cream Pie Parfait
toasted coconut, flaky pie crust, coconut whipped cream

“Banana Split”
spiced banana ice cream, bananas foster, home-made Nutella chocolate sauce

Hot Cocoa Tres Leches Cake
strawberries, chocolate sauce