APPETIZERS

HOT CHOICES

 

Meatballs: Bite-sized homemade meatballs:  flavored with ginger and garlic served either in a Teriyaki sauce with pineapple or Sweet and Sour Sauce with green pepper, carrot chunks, and pineapple; with Parmesan Cheese served in  Northern Italian Tomato Sauce with or without Italian sausage chunks;  with slightly spicy Chipotle Berry Barbecue Sauce; Spicy Thai style with ginger, lemongrass, and red curry paste served in a light peanut sauce; or traditional Swedish in a light beef flavored sauce

Tomato Provolone Crostini: Small homemade bread slices flavored with garlic butter and crisped, then topped with provolone slices and marinated tomatoes (served room temp)

Mediterranean Bruschetta: Crisp Parmesan baguette slices topped with tomatoes, fresh basil, blue cheese, Kalamata olives, roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, and balsamic vinaigrette (served room temp)

Tapenade and Goat Cheese Bruschetta:  Crisp baguette slices spread with soft Chevré and topped with Black Olive and kalamata tapenade

Chicken Wings: Tender Teriyaki Wings with Pineapple, Asian Wings in Sweet and Sour  Sauce with Green pepper, Carrot, and Pineapple, Sticky Asian Wings; Buffalo style with hot pepper sauce garnished with celery and blue cheese dressing; Crunchy Lemon Pepper Wings, Crunchy Sesame Curry Wings, Honey Barbecue Wings (mild or spicy), or spicy Chipotle Berry Barbecue Wings

Miniature Crab Cakes: Crispy crab cakes (real crabBnot imitation) served with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Tomato Ginger Dipping Sauce

Asian Chicken Patties: Chopped Chicken Breast mixed with water chestnuts, scallions, and ginger fried crisp and served with a flavorful Oriental dipping sauce.

Chinese Wontons: Traditional wontons with your choice of filling:  pork, shrimp, pork and shrimp, cream cheese, cream cheese and crab, or cream cheese and shrimp; served with sweet and sour sauce.

Miniature Egg Rolls: Hand made egg rolls with pork, shrimp, and Oriental vegetables or vegetarian with mushrooms and oriental vegetables, deep fried, and served with cocktail sauce or sweet and sour sauce.

Crunchy Thai Chicken and Peanut Cakes:  Crispy Thai-flavored patties served with sweet chili sauce

Chinese Pot Stickers: Hand rolled pasta stuffed with honey-soy flavored ground turkey and oriental vegetables; sautéed crisp on the bottom, then steamed, and served with a soy-vinegar sauce

Shanghai Dumplings: Small steamed Chinese dumplings stuffed with a pork and shrimp mixture

Hot Meat Savories: Shredded Pork and pistachio nut, Russian roast beef with sour cream and dill, or shredded beef with capers, raisins, and green olives rolled in puff pastry and baked till crisp and flaky

Stuffed Mushrooms: Large fresh mushrooms stuffed with your choice of filling:  a white wine, bacon, and bread filling; white wine, crab or shrimp and bread filling; sausage and cream cheese filling; crab and cream cheese filling; or shrimp and cream cheese filling

Chicken, Beef, or Pork Skewers: Chunks of meat marinated, grilled, and served with your choice of sauces: Traditional barbecue; Teriyaki; Parmesan Dijon; Spicy Creole; Thai Peanut Sauce; Asian Sweet and Sour Sauce,  Northern Italian Tomato Sauce; Traditional Italian Tomato Sauce; Green Chili, Jack Cheese, and Sour Cream Sauce; Moroccan Preserved Lemon sauce with olives; or Chipotle Berry Barbecue Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts: Crunchy water chestnuts wrapped in crisp bacon and served in a sweet and sour barbecue sauce

Quiche Squares: Small squares of rich quiche filled with bacon, vegetables, and Swiss cheese

Pirozki: Small boat shaped turnovers stuffed with a Russian roast beef, dill, and egg filling; can also be stuffed with potato cheese filling or cabbage filling

Miniature Onion Tartlets with Crème Fraiche: Puff paste bases with a caramelized onion filling topped with crème fraiche and chives

Russian Style Cheese Pies (Adzharuli Khachapuri): Flaky open faced boat-shaped pies filled with fresh chevre and farmer=s cheese

Empanadas: Cuban turnovers stuffed with authentic picadillo

Barbeque Sandwiches: Pulled pork, shredded chicken or shredded turkey slow-cooked and served with a barbecue sauce on freshly baked miniature buns

Chicken or Beef Fajitas: Miniature homemade flour tortillas stuffed with fajita chicken or beef with sautéed peppers and onions; served with sour cream and cheese

Sausage Puffs: Flaky puff pastry rounds filled with sausage and baked until brown and crisp

Pesto Palmiers:  Flaky puff pastry filled with either sun-dried tomato pesto or classic basil pesto

Tapenade Twists:  Puff Pastry filled with olive tapenade, twisted and baked until crisp.  Served with Greek Tomato Sauce

Merguez Bites:  Homemade Middle Eastern spicy Merguez sausage chunks served with cooling Tzaziki sauce

Crispy Sauerkraut Balls:  Breaded balls of sausage and sauerkraut fried crisp and served hot

Miniature Tartlets: filled with melted Brie cheese and herbs, or sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella

Polenta with Pine Nuts and Gorgonzola: Polenta triangles toasted until crisp and topped with a butter-Gorgonzola mixture and pine nuts, broiled until bubbly

Mexican Chile Cheese Tarts: Miniature Tartlets filled with green chilies, Monterrey Jack Cheese, and Salsa in a rich custard.

Mexican Molletes:  Miniature Bolillo rolls topped with a spicy refried bean and chorizo mixture, covered with Mexican Queso Fresco and broiled until bubbly; served with salsa

Sautéed Shrimp with Fried Garlic Vinaigrette: large sautéed shrimp served slightly warm covered with crispy fried garlic and a red-pepper vinaigrette

Cajun Barbecued Shrimp: Paul Prudhomme’s style of buttery spicy shrimp with Cajun spices

Italian Shrimp: Large shrimp covered with a garlic-Parmesan-crumb mixture and baked

Bacon Wrapped Barbecued Shrimp: Large shrimp wrapped in crisp bacon and covered with a sweet and sour barbecue sauce

Gorgonzola Bites:  Gorgonzola cheese baked into flaky puff pastry squares

Brie en croute: a full round of Brie cheese drizzled with brown sugar and pecans and covered with crust and baked-served with bread squares and crackers

Deep Fried Camembert or Brie: Crumb coated wedges of cheese fried crisp and served with a tart cranberry pear compote

Brioche Pockets stuffed with ham or turkey and cheese

Potato Slices topped with crisp bacon, cheese, sour cream, and green onions

Hot Artichoke Dip traditional or spicy; served with crackers

 

COLD CHOICES

 

Miniature Orange Muffins with Smoked turkey

Turkey, Roast Beef, and/or Ham sandwiches on freshly baked miniasture rosette rolls with Havarti cheese and Marinated Tomatoes

Open faced beef tenderloin sandwiches with Caper Mayonnaise

Miniature Muffulettas:  The classic New Orleans sandwich in miniature form:  crisp freshly baked miniature French rolls with olive salad, ham, salami, and provolone cheese.

Chicken Salad with Cashews on Croissants, in choux shells, or freshly baked buns

English Coronation Chicken in choux shells, on crusty bread rounds, in miniature pie shells, or on miniature rosette rolls

Tikka Masala Chicken Salad on miniature Naan wedges

Tea Sandwiches:  assorted open faced sandwiches with pimento cheese, egg salad, cream cheese and cucumber, cream cheese and watercress, tapenade and goat cheese, smoked salmon, dill cream cheese and shrimp

Potato Slices with crème fraiche and caviar

Smoked Salmon roses or slices with horseradish cream, lemon, and pumpernickel squares

Cucumber rounds with smoked salmon or trout mousse, or with marinated shrimp

Fresh Jumbo Shrimp served with cocktail sauce or marinated in a spicy dressing

Chicken liver pâté with toast and condiments

Country French pork and chicken pâté with fresh baguette slices and fig confit

Pâté in Phyllo Cups: Classic French chicken pâté piped into miniature phyllo cups and garnished with chopped pistachios

Caviar (on ice) with homemade toast and condiments

Chestnut and Gorgonzola Pâté served with Melba Toast and Crackers

Italian Antipasto Platter with roasted peppers, Marinated Mozzarella with basil and tomatoes, kalamata olives, and pepperocini

Hummus Platter (Middle Eastern Chick Pea Dip) with homemade pita chips

Sesame Sherry Sticks, Spicy Cheese Straws, or Traditional Pastry Cheese Rounds

Black Olive Tapenade with homemade bread squares

Pear slices with Gorgonzola butter

Cherry Tomatoes stuffed with Gorgonzola or Herb Cream Cheese

Marinated Asparagus with cream cheese wrapped in thinly sliced ham

Snow Peas stuffed with cream cheese and herbs

Assorted Crudités piped with herbed cream cheese

Chipotle Chicken Salad on toasted Jalapeno Cornbread Triangles

Miniature Tartlets filled with Oriental Chicken Salad, artichoke hearts, or crab salad

Choux Puffs filled with Fruited Chicken Salad or Crab Salad

Apple Slices with Chicken Liver Pâté

Pesto and Sun-dried Tomato Torta with homemade rye and pumpernickel squares

Almond/Onion cheese ball with crackers; Blue Cheese Ball with crackers and apple slices; Crab and Cheddar Cheese Ball with crackers; or Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball with crackers

Curried Holiday Cheeseball (Seasonal):  mild curry flavored cheeseball with golden raisins, coconut, and chopped peanuts shaped into a coconut covered snowman served with Major Grey’s Chutney

Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa (Seasonal):  Hot and sweet salsa served over whipped cream cheese with crackers

Crudité Display with or without Spinach Dip

Fresh Apple Wedges with Blue Cheese Dip

Fresh Fruit Display with or without Creamy Fruit Dip