Sample Wedding Reception Menu

Santa Barbara Wedding Catering

Family Style Menu #1

Passed Hors d’oeuvre

Caprese Trio
Tomato, mozzarella, basil, lavender balsamic syrup

Chip & Dip
Caramelized onion jam, house made potato chip, parmesan cheese

Shrimp Skewer 
Citrus and garlic marinaded shrimp on a lemon wheel

Salad Course

Tuscan White Bean & Young Spinach Salad 

Family Style

Santa Barbara Seasoned Tri-tip, sliced and served with grilled onions

Local Snapper Filete with lemon caper dill sauce, preserved lemon

Farmer’s Summer Vegetable Risotto

Garlic Whipped Potatoes w/white cheddar and chive

Family Style Menu #2

Passed Hors d’oeuvre

Duo of Bruschetta
Wild mushroom with fresh herbs, heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella & basil

Date & Stuff
Pistachio, mascarpone, spice

Crab Cakes
Dungeness crab with red pepper aioli

Salad Course

Arugula Salad, pomegranate, goat cheese, champagne vin

Family Style

Slow-braised Short Rib with red wine demi

Santa Barbara Citrus & Herb Sliced Chicken Breast

Skuna Bay Salmon in a lemon beurre blanc

Platter of Grilled Summer Vegetables

Parmesan or Gorgonzola Creamy Polenta

Family Style Menu #3

Passed Hors d’oeuvre

Selection of Artisanal Flatbreads
w/ market vegetables, cured meats, imported and domestic cheeses

Vegetable Straws
in a personal cup w/ house made buttermilk dip, red pepper oil

S.S Chicken Bites
sweet and spicy chipotle marinade, sesame seed

Salad Course

Chopped Romaine Salad with a parmesan vin, house made crouton

Family Style

Slow Roasted Portabello Mushroom w/spaghetti squash, roasted baby heriloom tomatoes, garlic, herb oil

Coriander Crusted Chicken Breast w/ savory red wine mushroom sauce

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes w/ fresh herbs

Shaved Brussel Sprouts & Kale in brown butter

 

Family Style Menu #4

Passed Hors d’oeuvre

Chilled Gazpacho Shooter
in a shot glass w/ tomato, onion, celery, garlic, pepper

Rajas y Queso Quesadilla
roasted pasilla chile, three cheeses, avocado salsa, micro-green

Ceviche Mixto
local rockfish, shrimp, calamari, tomato, onion, jalapeno, citrus juice, house made tortilla chip

Salad Course

Mexican Caesar Salad, hearts of Romaine, avocado, tomato, tortilla strips, house made dressing

Family Style

Slow Roasted Portabello Mushroom w/spaghetti squash, roasted baby heriloom tomatoes, garlic, herb oil

Coriander Crusted Chicken Breast w/ savory red wine mushroom sauce

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes w/ fresh herbs

Shaved Brussel Sprouts & Kale in brown butter

Plated Menu #1

Passed Hors d’oeuvre

Oysters on the Half-shell
champagne mignonette

Pistachio Stuffed Dates
marscapone, balsamic reduction

Tuna Tartare
wonton crisp, sesame-soy dressing

Lobster Salad Roll
caviar, brioche

Caprese Trio
heirloom tomato, mozzarella, basil, lavender balsamic

Dinner

1st Course

The Wedge
iceburg lettuce, blue cheese dress, tomato, red onion, bacon, Rocquefort blue cheese

2nd Course

Maine Lobster
scalloped potatoes, sautéed spinach, drawn butter

or

Wild Mushroom Risotto
chantrelle, shiitake, king trumpet mushrooms, sautéed asparagus, preserved lemon, cioppino onion

Plated Menu #2

Passed Hors d’oeuvre

Silky Smooth Lobster Bisque
served in shooter glass w/ chive

Tempura Artichoke Heart
citrus, beurre blanc

Rustic Bruschetta
heirloom tomato, herbed crostini

Seared Scallop
citrus, cilantro, sesame

Crab Cake
micro slaw, spicy red pepper aioli

Dinner

1st Course

Spinach Salad
Kalamata olive, tomato, goat cheese, tomato-basil vin

2nd Course

Beef Tenderloin
garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed asparagus, shaved pecorino

or

Eggplant Parmesan
fried, slow roasted marinara, mozzarella, broccolini

Dessert Station

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Miniature Crème Brulee
Chocolate-dipped Strawberries