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Hudson Valley Catering Menus 2019

Appetizers and hors d'oeuvres

Stationary Hors d'Oeuvre Displays

Artisanal Cheese Platter
Hudson Valley's finest cheeses, a selection of imported cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, assorted crackers.

Chef’s Antipasti Selection
House-made caponata, soppressata, insalata caprese, marinated artichokes, olives, pickled peppers, and focaccia. Seafood salad (+$3.00 pp)

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

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
Catsmo locally smoked salmon, pastrami cured salmon, smoked trout, whitefish salad. Served with traditional accompaniments, assorted breads and crackers.

Raw Bar
Two varieties of oysters, Jonah crab claws, jumbo poached shrimp on ice, Bloody Mary cocktail and mignonette sauces.

Hudson Valley Harvest Table
A sumptuous display of cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, sliced meats, vegetables and dips, nuts, and a selection of Bread Alone breads and crackers.


Passed Hors d'Oeuvres

Garden

Local goat cheese, olive tapenade and tomato bruschetta
Spinach-walnut stuffed mushrooms, GF
Caprese skewers, heirloom cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, GF
Local ricotta, Tuscan truffle honey, roasted grapes, bruschetta 
Artichoke, spinach and brie crostini  
Truffled mac ’n’ cheese bites
Crispy eggplant, whipped ricotta, roasted heirloom tomatoes
Seasonal risotto cakes ....asparagus, spinach, mushroom, pumpkin
Mini falafels, creamy hummus or tzatsiki, GF
Minted watermelon-feta skewers, balsamic drizzle, GF

Land

Mini BLT on herbed buttermilk biscuit
Moroccan chicken in phyllo cup, tomato chutney  
Fig, goat cheese and prosciutto bruschetta
Truffled mousse pate, mini toasts, red onion confit with port wine
BBQ pulled pork, sweet potato crisp, jalapeno aioli, GF
Thai chicken meatballs, coconut sauce, GF
Mini "Steak Frites", beef tenderloin, potato gaufrette, truffle aioli, GF
Bacon wrapped Medjool dates, Spanish chorizo, GF
Mini dogs in puff pastry, classic mustard 

Sea

Sesame tuna tartare, avocado, wasabi rice cracker 
Salmon croquettes, green goddess dip
Citrus poached shrimp, Bloody Mary cocktail sauce, GF
Chipotle-lime shrimp and avocado tostada 
Coconut shrimp, sweet and sour sauce
Shrimp and sausage gumbo kebobs, Cajun remoulade
House-made crab cakes, Old Bay remoulade
Lemon-chive lobster rolls (+$1.00 pp)
Catsmo smoked salmon canapé, American sturgeon caviar (+$1.00 pp)


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Salads and sides

Dinner salads

Bistro Salad
Mixed greens, beets, gorgonzola, spice roasted walnuts, sherry vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Little gem lettuce, classic Caesar dressing, garlic croutons
Spinach Salad
Toasted almonds, goat cheese, fig-balsamic vinaigrette
Arugula Salad
Rocket arugula, heirloom cherry tomatoes, lemon-Parmesan vinaigrette  

Side Salads

Bean and corn salad
local corn, sweet and hot pepper confetti
Mediterranean bean salad
fava, edamame, gigande, and green beans, vinaigrette
Watermelon salad
watermelon, feta and arugula, citrus-mint dressing
Waldorf salad
kale, celery, apples, walnuts, creamy yogurt dressing
Greek salad
tomato, cucumber, red onion, chick peas, feta, vinaigrette
Spicy Asian slaw
purple and green cabbage, peppers, 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, cider vinaigrette
Old-fashioned potato salad
classic potato salad in creamy mustard dressing
Potato-green bean salad
white wine herb vinaigrette
Pasta Caprese
classic tomato, mozzarella, and basil, white balsamic vinaigrette
Sesame noodles
daikon, sprouts, cucumber and scallions, spicy peanut sauce

Accompaniments

Vegetable rice pilaf
with toasted orzo
Wild rice pilaf
with toasted pecans and currants
Golden couscous pilaf
chick peas, seasonal vegetables, fresh parsley
Oven roasted potatoes
red and/or Yukon Gold potatoes, fresh rosemary, crispy garlic
Steamed local fingerling potatoes
with parsley and sea salt, XVOO
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes
the perfect combination of rich, fluffy, and creamy
Spice roasted sweet potato wedges
soft, golden, tossed in our house-made spice blend
Savory bread puddings
butternut squash or tomato-corn
Three cheese polenta
Asiago, Parmesan, and Ricotta folded into creamy polenta
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
roasted zucchini, chayote, peppers, onion
Roasted root vegetables
carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, turnips, brussel sprouts
Haricots verts
tender green beans, sautéed mixed mushrooms and shallots

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Mains

Formal mains

*For plated dinners please consult with our chefs*

Scottish Salmon Dijonnaise herb and mustard crusted oven-poached filets

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

Cod Basquaise wild-caught Icelandic cod loin, slow-cooked tomato 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 slow-cooked and saucy, horseradish cream

Whole Roasted N.Y. Shell Steak pepper and herb-crusted Hereford steak

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

Seven Hour Leg of Lamb fork tender meat, with polenta or feta mashed potatoes

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

Informal mains

Grilled Bistro steak
pepper-herbed crusted petite tenderloin, horseradish cream

Steak Kebobs Teriyaki
marinated and grilled with fresh pineapple

Mixed Grill
skewered beef, pork and sausage with honey mustard

Barbecue Beef Brisket
house-made barbecue sauce

Tuscan Beef Brisket
slow cooked with red wine, tomato, garlic and herbs

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

Chicken Kebobs
firecracker spice rub, ancho chili aioli 

Vegetarian Mains

Spinach Risotto Cake
seasonal vegetable accompaniments, VG

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine
couscous, dates, and seven vegetables, V

Thai Rice Cake
sweet potato hash, ginger beans, V, GF

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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:
Individual little Gem lettuce Caesar salad
Spinach with goat cheese, toasted almonds, fig vinaigrette
Arugula, heirloom cherry tomatoes, lemon-Parmesan vinaigrette

Pasta Station:
Mushroom ravioli, spinach, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms
Penne alla Vodka
Orrechiette with chicken sausage, broccoli rabe, and roasted peppers

Mashed Potato Bar:
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with all the toppings... bacon, cheddar, mixed mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese, chives, etc...

Asian Station: 
Chicken potstickers, vegetable spring rolls, shrimp sui mei, dipping sauces, and sesame noodles

Slider Station - choose two, comes with all the fixin's
Grass-fed Hudson Valley beef, chicken-feta burgers, pulled pork with jalepeno aioli, vegetarian "Beyond Burgers"

Taco Bar:
Soft shell or hard shell tacos - choose two fillings
beef, pork, chicken, fish or shrimp
Served with guacamole, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, sour cream, pickled onion, and shredded lettuce

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

Carving Station (+$10):
New York Hereford strip steak with horseradish sauce, Murray's locally raised turkey breast and Berkshire pork loin, fig mustard and honey mustard

Dessert Stations

Dessert Buffet Station:
Choose 2 standard items and 2 premium items
Standard: brownies, lemon tartlets, Russian tea cakes, pecan tassies, mini cheesecakes, assorted cookies
Premium: mini cupcakes, mini eclairs, 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