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Our Holiday Menus


Our holiday menus will please your palate, as well as your eyes, and each has been thoughtfully designed with a flow of tastes that builds throughout the meal, and to accompany your favorite wine or beverage of choice. As well, each menu presents wonderfully with all serving options... buffet, family-style or sit-down dining. 

Mediterranean Holiday Party Menu

~ Stationary or Passed Hors d'oeuvres ~

Eggplant, Chickpea & Tomato Petite Tarts
Chopped Chickpea, Sautéed Eggplant and Stewed Tomato

Almond & Date Rumaki
Madjool Date stuffed with a Blanched Almond
Wrapped in House Cured Bacon

Curried Pumpkin Soup
Roasted Pumpkin, Light Curry Spices, Toasted Pumpkin Seed Garnish
Served in a Demitasse Cup

Fig & Gorgonzola Crostini
Black Mission Fig, Gorgonzola Cheese
Drizzled with Flower Blossom Honey

~ Buffet, Family Style or Sit Down ~

Fall Dandelion Salad
Dandelion Greens, Pomegranate Seeds, Roasted Acorn Squash & Pine Nuts

Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Roasted Turkey
Whole Roast Turkey with a Pomegranate Molasses Glaze
Carved Tableside

Mediterranean Dressing
Bulgar Wheat, Apricot & Pine Nut Dressing

Cranberry & Persimmon Chutney

Roasted Sweet Potato
Citrus Syrup & Fresh Chive

Grilled Whole Salmon
Stuffed with fresh Mint, Roasted Tomato & Preserved Lemon

Challah Rolls
Light & Airy Yeast Bread with Herbed Honey Butter

 ~ Dessert ~

Maple Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Topped with homemade Whipped Cream

Toffee Pecan Pie

Spiced Wine Poached Pears

Cardamom Turkish Coffee

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Thanksgiving Dinner

~ Buffet, Family Style or Sit - Down ~

Roasted Beet Salad
Fresh Roasted Beets, Arugula, Bleu Cheese & Walnuts
Creamy Vinaigrette

Chestnut & Mushroom Soup with Roasted Fennel
Chestnut, Chanterelle, Oyster & Button Mushrooms
Roasted Fennel Garnish

Maple Roast Turkey
Slow Roasted Maple Syrup Basted Turkey
(Serving Option)
 Stuffed with Sage Cornbread Stuffing

Sage Cornbread Stuffing
Fresh Sage & House Made Cornbread
Traditional Seasonings

Mashed Savory Root Vegetables
Carrot, Parsnip, Turnip, Rutabaga, Fresh Rosemary,
Thyme & Chive

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potato, Toasted Pecans & Marshmallow

Tomato Braised Leeks
Fresh Leeks, Tomato & Thyme

~ Dessert ~

Pumpkin Mousse
Pumpkin, Orange, Rosemary & Cinnamon

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Gourmet Winter Menu

~ Buffet, Family Style or Sit Down ~

Tuna & Avocado Tartar
Sashimi Grade Tuna & Fresh Avocado
Garnished with California Caviar 
Sesame Wonton Crisp

Seared Foie Gras
Pino Noir Soaked Bing Cherries & Fresh Mache
Rustic Country Bread Crostini

Golden & Crimson Beet Salad
Roasted Red & Golden Beets, Tangy Orange, Fresh Fennel

Platter of Roasted Shell Fish
King Prawns, Large Sea Scallops, King Crab Legs & Lobster Tails
Trio of Sauces
Lemon Grass & Cilantro, Saffron Mayonnaise & Roasted Grape Tomato
Orange & Basil Relish

Grilled Rib Eye Steak
White Beans, Black Olive Puree, Port & Shallot Reduction

Slow Braised Pork Roast
Black Grapes & Balsamic Reduction

Spice Butter Glazed Carrots
Baked Carrots, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Clove

Roasted Sweet Potato Spears
Roasted Sweet Potato, Molasses & Horseradish

Three Potato Gratin
New, Yukon Gold & Purple Potatoes
Brie Cheese

Wild Mushroom Haricot Vert & Shallot Sauté
Fresh Green Beans, Shallots, Oyster, Portobello, Chanterelle & Cremini Mushrooms

~ Dessert ~

Champagne Poached Pears
Quince Paste & Shaved Parmesan Reggiano

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Traditional American Thanksgiving

~ Buffet, Family Style or Sit Down ~

Classic Slow Roasted Turkey

Whole Turkey ~ Marinade of Olive Oil, Lemon & Herb Seasonings
Fresh Rosemary

Traditional Stuffing
Bread Stuffing, Celery, Onion, Mushrooms & Sage
Vegetable Stock

Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Classic Russet Potatoes, Heavy Cream & Butter
Turkey Gravy

Baked Yams
Sweet Potato Yams, Brown Sugar & Honey
Marshmallow Browned Topping

Green Beans Casserole
String Green Beans sautéed in Butter & Shallots
Baked with Cream of Mushroom & White Cheddar Cheese

Green Garden Salad
Mixed Greens, Julienne Carrots, Crisp Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes
Seasoned House-Made Croutons
Herb Vinaigrette & Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Dinner Rolls

~ Dessert ~

Pumpkin Pie

Berry Pie

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Southern Comfort Holiday Dinner

~ Passed or Stationary Hors d'oeuvres ~

Classic Hush Puppy
Deep Fried Corn Meal Dumpling
Spicy Aioli

Southern Broiled Shrimp
Whole Peeled Shrimp
Secret Seasoning

Bacon Wrapped Baked Oyster
Whole Petite Oysters, Wrapped in Bacon & Baked
Served in Oyster Shell

~ Buffet, Family Style or Sit Down ~

Down Home Gumbo
Andouille Sausage, Chicken, Shrimp, Okra

Southern Greens
Combination of Mustard Greens, Kale, Swiss Chard
Simmered with Smoked Ham Hocks

Cajun Style Deep Fried Turkey
Whole Deep Fried Turkey
Cajun Seasonings

Sweet Yam Gratin
Baked Garnet Yams, Topped with Brown Sugar Honey,
Toasted Pecans & Marshmallow

Cornbread Dressing
Cornbread, Baked Ham, Roasted Chestnuts,
Fresh Sage

Louisiana Potato Salad

Oyster Gravy

Herbed Dropped Biscuit

~ Dessert ~

Sweet Potato Pie

Traditional Pecan Pie

Bourbon Bread Pudding

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Festive Christmas Dinner Menu

~ Buffet, Family Style or Sit Down ~

Wild Mushroom Soup
Oyster, Chanterelle, Cremini & Shitake Mushrooms
Dry Sherry & Fresh Thyme

Old World Style Pot Roast
New Potatoes, Carrots, Celery, Tomatoes, Red Wine, Pancetta,
 Garlic, Cinnamon, Orange Zest

Rosemary Roast Turkey
Classic Roast Turkey, Fresh Rosemary & Lemon

Fresh Cranberry Relish
Fresh Cranberries, Orange & Rosemary

Warm Arugula Salad
Fresh Arugula, Crisp Potatoes, Feta Cheese
Warm Black Olive Vinaigrette

Herbed Bread Dressing
Rustic Bread, Cured Bacon, Chestnuts & Dried Plums

Balsamic Braised Brussels Sprouts
Fresh Young Brussels Sprouts, Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Crisp Pancetta

Roast Butternut Squash
Red Grapes, Fresh Sage & Caramelized Sweet Onions

Rustic Shepherd Bread

~ Dessert ~

Festive Cranberry & Pear Tart
Fresh Pear & Cranberries ~ Walnut Shortbread Crust
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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South American Holiday Dinner

~ Buffet, Family Style or Sit Down ~

Chili Roasted Turkey
Whole Turkey
Basted with Ancho Chili Garlic Butter

Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing
Fresh Corn, Poblano Chili, Chorizo
Crispy Skillet Corn Bread

Maple Whipped Garnet Yams
Apple Cider & Maple Syrup

Crispy Pork Tenderloin with Fried Apple Rings
Baked Pork Tenderloin, Garlic, Fresh Sage & Thyme
Fried Green Apple Rings

Slow Cooked Black Kale
Fresh Black Kale, Ham, Garlic & Onion

Spinach & Cheese Grits Frittatas
Fresh Spinach, Cheddar Cheese & Grits

Fresh Herb Buttermilk Dropped Biscuits
House Made Tangy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits, Fresh Herbs

Twice Baked Potato
Russet Potatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon

~ Dessert ~

Apple Pie
 Whiskey Soaked Cherries

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Luxurious Holiday Menu

~ Buffet, Family Style or Sit Down ~

Double Corn Fritters with Dungeness Crab Crème Fraiche
Fresh Corn, Red Onion, Bell Pepper & Dungeness Crab Crème Fraiche

Pomegranate Cumin Glazed Lamb Kabobs
Cubed Leg of Lamb, Cumin & Pomegranate Glaze
Skewered with Fresh Yellow & Red Bell Peppers

Hamachi Sashimi with Lemon Chili Ice & Mango
Lemon Chili Ice & Champagne Mangos, Fresh Mint

Creamy Chestnut Soup
Fresh Chive Garnish

Grilled Veal Chops
Caramelized Shallots, Arugula Garnish

Traditional Soft Polenta
Parmesan Reggiano & Cracked Black Pepper

Honey Roasted Pear Salad
Butter Lettuce, Honey Roasted Pear
Thyme & Veau Jus Dressing

Pan Seared Sonoma Duck Breast
Beaujolais Sauce & Candied Cumquats

Whole Boneless Roasted Trout
Fennel & Preserved Lemon
Moroccan Charmoula

Crushed Potatoes
Yukon Gold Potatoes, Double Cream

Garlicky Bread Crumb Coated Broccoli
Fresh Broccoli, Rustic Toasted Bread Crumbs, Garlic & Herbs

~ Dessert ~

Cheese & Fruit Plate
Spanish Manchego, Cambozola, French Brie & Danish Bleu Cheeses
Cranberry, Shallot Dried Fruit Compote, Quince Paste
Toasted Marcona Almonds & Black Mission Figs

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