Catering Connection’s Hors D’oeuvres

Catering-Connection-Menu

Hors D’oeuvres Butler Style

Vegetarian

Crunchy Belgian Endive with Gorgonzola, Candied Walnuts, Cranberries

Caprese Skewer with Balsamic Reduction Drizzle

Crispy Spring Roll with Rich Plum Dipping Sauce

Homemade Crostini with Herb Pesto, Mozzarella & Confetti of Bell Pepper

Seasonal Figs & Honey Pecans, Fresh Goat Cheese on Belgian Endive

Homemade Three Cheese Wonton with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Pear, Brie & Roasted Walnut Quesadilla

Roasted Sweet Tomato Tart with Pine Nut Crush & Warm Goat Cheese

Kumquat, Goat Cheese on Belgian Endive Honey Drizzle (seasonal)

Savory Artichoke Fritter with Béarnaise Sauce

Soup Shot (tomato, butternut squash, mushroom, gazpacho, spring pea and mint)

Sweet Potato Sticks with Fiery Chipotle Dip

CC’s Panko-Crusted Mac & Cheese Ball

Warm Brie and Dried Apricot Filo Tartlets with Toasted Almonds

Fresh Watermelon Salad, White Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, Mint Leaf

Caramelized Polenta Round with Tomato Jam and Goat Cheese

3 Cheeses and Confetti of Bell Pepper Quesadilla

 

Chicken & Duck, Pork, Beef, Lamb

Seared Beef Tenderloin Steak Bite with Blue Cheese & Cilantro Pesto Dips

Miniature Beef Wellington in Puff Pastry

Ribbons of Beef Tenderloin on Garlic Crostini with Horseradish

Chicken & Waffle with Warm Vermont Maple Syrup

Zesty Orange Chicken Bite

Southwestern Chicken Empanada with Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Fresh Garlic Marinated Chicken Skewer with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce

Grilled Chicken Quesadilla with Creamy Queso Fresco & Cilantro

Grilled Chicken, Beef or Pork Sate with Dipping Sauces

Hickory Bacon-Wrapped Almond-Stuffed Date

Grilled Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Mini Pork Tostada, Black Bean Mash, Queso Fresco and Fresh Cilantro

Ripe Cantaloupe & Honeydew Melon Wrapped with Prosciutto

Handmade Thai-Spiced Pork Dumpling with Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers Stuffed with Cream Cheese

CC’s Panko Crusted Mac & Cheese Ball with Ham

Smoked Muscovy Duck Breast on Mini Corn Muffin with Cherry Relish

Curried Lamb Samosas with Apricot Chutney

Mini Lamb Kebabs with Cucumber Yogurt, Mint Flakes and Kosher Salt

 

Seafood

Fresh Local Ahi Tuna Poke on Wonton Crisp with Wasabi Cream

Hickory-Smoked Bacon Wrapped Local Scallops

Basil Crusted Scallops with Citrus Aioli

Coconut Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange-Ginger Dip

Jumbo Cajun Shrimp

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Spicy Bloody-Mary Shot

Grilled Shrimp & Scallion Skewer with Thai Dipping Sauce

Crab Wontons with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Mini Crab Cake with Tartar Sauce

Crisp Calamari with Lemon Aioli

Miniature Salmon Wellington in Puff Pastry

Ginger Glazed Salmon Sate

Smoked Salmon Lollypop with Bagel Dust

Mini Halibut Ceviche Tostada

Oyster Rockefeller

CC’s Panko Crusted Mac & Cheese Ball with Crab or Lobster

Oyster Shooter with Thai Spicy Sauce

 


Hors D’oeuvres – Tapas Style

Small Plates/Tapas

Grilled Angus Beef Slider with Gorgonzola Cheese and Grilled Onion on Homemade Brioche Buns

Casuela de Pulpo – Spicy Calamari Tomato Caper Stew

Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese (Plain, Ham, Crab, Lobster)

New-Zealand Dijon Herb-Crusted Seared Lamb Chop
with Mashed Potatoes

Flaky Chicken Pot Pie

Mexican Rock-Shrimp Ceviche Tostada with Lime, Fresh Avocado & Pico de Gallo

Mouth-Watering Beef Short Ribs Braised in Cabernet Reduction
with Creamy Polenta

Roasted Seasonal and Organic Vegetable Salad,
Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Seasonal Soup Shot
(Sweet Tomato & Basil, Chilled Vichyssoise with Crispy Leeks,
English Spring Pea with Fresh Mint, Butternut Squash, etc…)

Zesty Rock Shrimp Risotto with Citrus Sauce

Fresh Local Ahi Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad

Garlic Fries in Bamboo Cone

Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Dip

Soft Potato Pillows (Gnocchi) with Red Pepper Cream Sauce

or Gorgonzola Walnut Cream Sauce

Selections of Flatbreads

Whole Wheat Crust with Candied Tomatoes and Onions,
Crisp Pancetta and “Chêvre” Cheese

Parmesan Crust with Sautéed Mushrooms, Caramelized Red Onions, Fresh Rosemary and Grilled Sausage

Herb Crust with Roasted Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Fresh Arugula and Bufala Mozzarella

 


Hors D’oeuvres – Stationary

International & Domestic Cheese Board

Gourmet Cheeses from around the World, Garnished with Cubes of

Cheddar and Pepper-Jack Cheese, Bunches of Farmer’s Market Grapes and Strawberries. Baskets of Crackers, French Breads & Baguette

 

Artisan Cheese Board

Artisan Cheeses with Seasonal and Dried Fruits, Walnuts, Fig Preserve,
Local Honey, Served with Crusty Breads & Lavosh Crackers

 

Flaky Baked Brie Cheese

French Brie Baked in Puff Pastry with Apricots,
Farmer’s Market Grapes and Strawberries.

Served with Baskets of French Baguettes and Crackers

 

Antipasti Platter

Generous Portions of Hand-Sliced Italian Salamis, Prosciutto and Capicola Ham, Fresh Mozzarella, Cubed Mild Feta Cheese, Local and Imported Olives, Marinated Mushrooms, Cocktail Onions, and Large Stuffed Grape Leaves. Served with Freshly Baked Artisan Breads

 

Charcuterie Display

Cured Meats, Salamis and Paté, Served with Crisp Cornichons,

Kalamata Olives and Dates, Dijon Mustard, Salted Butter, and Crusty French Breads

 

Tapenade Trio

Olive and Sun-dried Tomato – Fresh Mozzarella, Basil & Tomato

White Bean and Rosemary

Served with Baskets of Freshly Baked Garlic and Herb Crostini

 

Hand-Rolled Sushi Tray

Our Fresh Homemade California Rolls, Smoked Salmon,

Ahi Tuna and Vegetable Rolls.

Served with Wasabi, Pickled Ginger and Soy Sauce

 

Hummus & Tzatziki Dips, Crudité & Pita Chips

Choice of Homemade Classic Hummus or Red Pepper Hummus and Yogurt Tzatziki Dip. Vegetable Crudités & Baked Herb Pita Chips

 

Seafood Bar

Fresh Oysters, Crab Claws, Jumbo Shrimp & Clams

Cocktail Sauce, Lemons, Horseradish & French Mignonette

 

Santa Barbara Salsa and Guacamole Bar

Our Homemade Spicy Guacamole – Traditional Pico de Gallo

Corn & Black Bean Salsa – Pineapple & Mango Salsa

Tomatillo & Apple Salsa

Served with Tri-Color Tortilla Chips

 

Ceviche Station

Fresh Halibut Ceviche & Mexican Rock Shrimp Ceviche

Fresh Limes, Avocados and Pico de Gallo

Tri-Color Tortilla Chips