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Blue Mountain Bistro
Hudson Valley Catering Menus 2019

Appetizers and hors d'oeuvres

Appetizers stations

Cheese Display
Selections of cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, nuts, crackers and biscuits

Artisanal Cheese Platter
A slection of Hudson Valley cow, goat, and sheep's milk cheeses with accompaniments.

Chef’s Antipasti Selection
Caponata, soppressatta, insalata caprese, marinated artichokes, olives, and seasonal inspirations from our kitchen, focaccia and flatbreads (seafood salad additional charge)

Mediterranean Mezze
Creamy hummus and baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, marinated feta, assorted olives, and flatbreads and za'atar grilled pitas

Dip Bar
Choose four: miso edamame hummus, roasted red pepper hummus, artichoke-spinach dip, layered black bean dip, yogurt-feta dip, French onion, white bean brandade, guacamole, whipped goat cheese-beet dip, warm pepper jack dip, accompanied by assorted chips, crackers, and crostinis.

Vegetable Garden Crudite Display
Assorted fresh, colorful, seasonal vegetables with your choice of two house-made dips - gorgonzola-herb dip, red pepper aioli, or our house-made hummus

Smoked Fish Display
Gold label smoked salmon, pastrami smoked salmon or gravlaks, smoked trout, and whitefish salad - all locally smoked by Catsmo. Served with traditional accompaniments, assorted breads and crackers.

Raw Bar
Two varieties of oysters, crab claws, jumbo poached shrimp on ice, freshly shucked and lavishly displayed with Bloody Mary cocktail and mignonette sauces.

Passed hors d'oeuvres

Cold/Room Temp
Mini latkes, smoked salmon, crème frâiche 
Sesame tuna tartare, avocado, wasabi rice cracker 
Citrus poached shrimp, Bloody Mary cocktail sauce
Tequila-lime shrimp and avocado in phyllo 
Maine lobster rolls  + $1.50 pp 
Fois gras terrine, mini toasts, red onion jam +$1.50 pp 
Sweet potato biscuits, honeycup mustard, Black Forest ham 
Moroccan spiced chicken in phyllo cups, tomato chutney  
Caprese skewers, tomato, mozzarella and basil
Minted watermelon and feta, balsamic drizzle
Goat cheese crostini, fig-olive tapenade
Local ricotta and truffled honey bruschetta 

Hot/Warm
House-made crab cakes, Old Bay tartar sauce
Coconut shrimp, sweet and sour sauce
Hoisin-glazed pork skewers, pineapple, 5-spice 
BBQ pulled pork, cheddar corn cakes, jalapeño aioli 
Bacon wrapped Medjool dates, Spanish chorizo
House-made lamb Merguez skewers, minted yogurt 
Puff pastry franks, old-fashioned mustard 
Thai chicken meatballs, sweet chili sauce 
Mushroom risotto cakes with truffle cheese 
Spinach-walnut stuffed mushrooms
Truffled mac ’n’ cheese pops
Artichoke, spinach and brie crostini  
Spicy vegetable potstickers, sweet and sour dipping sauce
Mini falafels with hummus

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Salads and sides

Dinner salads

Bistro Salad
Local mesclun, beets, gorgonzola, spice roasted walnuts, sherry shallot vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Hearts of romaine, shaved Parmesan, garlic croutons, classic Caesar dressing
Spinach Salad
toasted almonds, goat cheese, balsamic fig vinaigrette
Arugula Salad
Rocket arugula, cherry tomatoes, lemon-Parmesan vinaigrette  

Side Salads

Bean and corn salad
black beans, corn, sweet and hot pepper confetti
Four bean salad
fava, edamamae, gigande, and green beans, vinaigrette
Watermelon salad
watermelon and feta salad with arugula, citrus-mint dressing
Waldorf salad
kale, apples, walnuts, creamy yogurt dressing
Mediterranean salad
tomato, cucumber, red onion, chick peas, sheep's milk feta, vinaigrette
Spicy Asian slaw
purple cabbage, carrots, red onion, sesame-chili dressing
Apple-radish slaw
white cabbage, green apple, daikon radish, creamy dressing
Quinoa tabouli
lemon, cucumber, red onion, parsley, mint
Farro kale salad
currants, apples, red onion, seasonal vegetables, cider vinaigrette
Old-fashioned potato salad
classic potato salad in creamy mustard dressing
Potato and green bean salad
potatoes and green beans in herbed vinaigrette
Pasta Caprese
pasta, tomato, mozzarella, basil, vinaigrette
Sesame noodles
spicy peanut sauce with daikon, sprouts, cucumber, scallions

Accompaniments

Vegetable rice pilaf
with toasted orzo
Wild rice pilaf
dried fruit, seasonal vegetables
Golden couscous pilaf
chick peas, seasonal vegetables, fresh parsley
Oven roasted potatoes
red and Yukon Gold potatoes, fresh rosemary, crispy garlic
Steamed New York State fingerling potatoes
simple and delicious, with fresh herbs and fine olive oil
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes
the perfect combination of rich, fluffy, and creamy
Spice roasted sweet potato wedges
soft and golden, tossed in a house-made 11 spice blend
Savory bread puddings
butternut squash OR tomato-corn
Three cheese polenta
Asiago, Parmesan, and Ricotta folded into creamy polenta
Mac'n'cheese
delicious baked mac 'n' cheese, "au gratin"

Vegetables

Roasted cauliflower
sun-dried tomatoes, celery, capers, black olives, anchovies
Roasted squash and brussel sprouts
butternut squash, garlic oil
Vegetable medley
green beans, rainbow carrots
Summer squash medley
zucchini, chayote, peppers, onion
Roasted root vegetables
carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, turnips, brussel sprouts
Haricots with mushrooms
haricots verts, sautéed mushrooms

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Mains

Formal mains

*For plated dinners please consult with our chefs*

Scottish Salmon Dijonnaise
oven-poached filets, mustard dill sauce

Spice-Rubbed Scottish Salmon 
pan-seared, seasonal fruit salsa

Filet of Sole
bouillabaisse shellfish sauce

Cod Basquaise
wild-caught Icelandic cod loin, Spanish mixed red pepper sauce

Chicken Marsala
exotic mushrooms, imported Marsala, rich homemade stock  

Herb-roasted Lemon Chicken
locally raised, lovingly cooked, roasted garlic-herb jus

Short Ribs of Beef
boneless, slow-cooked in red wine, horseradish cream

Whole Roasted N.Y. Shell Steak
pepper and herb-crusted Hereford steak, sliced and served with natural jus

Beef Tenderloin
black pepper and herb-crusted beef filet, au poivre sauce

Seven Hour Leg of Lamb
slow-braised, fork tender, served with feta mashed potatoes

Porchetta
Italian-style slow-cooked pork stuffed with fennel, garlic and rosemary

Informal mains

Grilled Bistro steak
pepper and herbed shoulder tender, horseradish cream

Barbecue Beef Brisket
house-made barbecue sauce, slow cooked Hereford beef 

Tuscan Beef Brisket
Hereford beef, slow cooked in red wine with garlic and herbs

St. Louis-style Ribs
house-made barbecue sauce, meaty pork ribs

Angus Beef Sliders
cheddar, oven-roasted tomato, brioche bun 

Pulled Pork Sliders
house-made barbecue sauce, brioche bun, jalapeño aioli 

Mediterranean Chicken Sliders
feta-olive chicken burger, brioche bun, basil-balsamic aioli 

Moroccan Chicken
braised with preserved lemon, olives, ginger, cinnamon, and saffron 

Chicken Kebobs
firecracker spice rub, ancho chili aoili 

Thai Spiced Shrimp
spicy sautéed shrimp, curried vegetables, coconut rice noodles

Orecchiette Pasta
broccoli rabe, white beans, red peppers, chicken sausage 

Seasonal Ravioli
local ravioli from La Bella Pasta, consult our chefs for preparation options 

Vegetarian Mains

Spinach Risotto Cake
grilled, roasted and steamed, vegetable accompaniments 

Stir-fried shitake mushrooms, bok choy and tofu
ginger, sesame, and soy, vegan 

Thai Rice Cake
arborio rice, lemon grass, ginger, coconut milk - with sweet potato hash, ginger beans 

Sweet Potato Cake
brown rice, chick peas, kale, ginger, curry - with braised tomato and cabbage, kale, date chutney 

Seasonal Ravioli
local ravioli from La Bella Pasta, consult our chefts for preparation options

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Dinner Station menu

This menu is intended for an extended cocktail hour style of party, with no sit down dinner. All stations are dinner stations, not appetizers stations.

Standard Stations

Salad Station:
Caesar bites on mini romaine spears, local mixed greens or spinach with goat cheese, toasted almonds, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic or fig vinaigrette 

Pasta Station:
spinach and egg tortellini or three-cheese ravioli, penne, marinara, basil pesto, vodka sauce,  roasted peppers, broccoli rabe, chicken or Italian sausage 

Mac 'n' Cheese Bar:
"au gratin" accompanied by your choice of 5 toppings: broccoli, bacon, pulled pork, buffalo chicken, jalapeños, peas and carrots, fried onions, a selection of hot sauces

Mashed Potato Bar:
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes accompanied by your choice of five toppings: bacon, Adirondack cheddar, sour cream, mixed mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese, roasted garlic, chives, broccoli, etc...

Asian Station: 
Assorted dumplings, spring rolls, dim sum, dipping sauces and sesame noodles 

Premium Stations

Slider Station:
Choose two slider options: Angus beef sliders with cheddar and roasted tomato, Chicken-feta sliders with basil-balsamic aioli, classic pulled pork with caramelized onions and jalapeño aioli, Korean BBQ pulled pork with kim chi.

Taco Bar:
Soft shell or hard shell tacos - choose three fillings: beef, pork, chicken, fish, or tofu sofrito scramble. Served with summer fruit salsa or guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa verde; cheddar cheese or queso fresco, sour cream, pickled onion, and shredded lettuce

Seafood Station:
Whole side of poached salmon; cod cakes Basquaise OR mini crab cakes with Old Bay tartar sauce; shrimp and gigande beans OR shirmp salad rolls

Southern Station:
Buttermilk fried chicken, smothered greens, stewed black-eyed peas, choice of corn bread or buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, honey-butter, and red pepper jelly.

Carving Station:
New York Hereford strip steak or beef short ribs with horseradish sauce, Murray's locally raised turkey breast with apricot mustard and mostarda di fruita

Dessert Stations

Dessert Buffet Station:
Includes 2 standard items and 2 premium items, additional choices charged per person.
Standard: brownies, magic bars, lemon tartlets, Russian tea cakes, macaroons, assorted cookies
Premium: mini cupcakes, mini cheesecakes, mini eclairs, pecan tassies, seasonal fruit tartlets, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate mousse shots, chocolate truffles

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Cakes and more

The standard wedding cake is three tiered, layered and filled with buttercream frosting.


Cake flavors: vanilla, chocolate, marble, lemon, red velvet, or carrot
Fillings: buttercream (vanilla, chocolate, lemon, mocha, coconut), vanilla pastry cream, fruit preserves, lemon curd, chocolate or raspberry mousse, whipped ganache, or fresh fruit
Frostings: buttercream (same as above), cream cheese frosting (orange or plain), whipped cream, or whipped ganache (additional charge)

Dessert Buffet:
As an add-on to the wedding cake:
This option is an additional $2.50 per person, and includes one piece of each choice per two guests. Select 3 from the Standard list below, and 1 from the Premium list. You may add additional choices, priced as noted below. "

As a replacement for the wedding cake: This option is the same price as a wedding cake, and includes one piece of each choice per guest. Select 3 from the Standard list below, and 1 from the Premium list. You may add additional choices, priced as noted below.

Standard items, $1.00:
brownies, lemon tartlet bites, cheesecake bites, pecan tassies, assorted cookies

Premium items, $1.50:
mini cupcakes, mini eclairs, seasonal fruit tartlets, chocolate mousse shots, chocolate truffles, chocolate covered strawberries (seasonal)

Pie buffets, cupcakes, and seasonal fruit crisps are also available

8" Cutting Cake $60