Sample Menus

Thank you for considering Catering by Michael Aprea to cater your upcoming event.
Our carefully-tailored menus, exquisite cuisine, and relentless attention to detail guarantee success.
Please enjoy browsing our sample "tried-and-true" menus to gather ideas. Please keep in mind that, as extensive as our menus are, they are never limited!

We welcome all ideas and suggestions to truly contrive a menu to meet your exact needs.
We look forward to tailoring your menu and guiding you through every step of the planning process.


AUTUMN SUPPER WITH FRIENDS

Hors d’Oeuvres to be passed

Smoked Pork Tenderloin Crostini, Warm Spiced Apples, Quick Pickled Cabbage
Miniature Arancini stuffed with Sausage, Olives and Fontina, Citrus-Thyme Vinaigrette
Butternut and Fennel Bisque Shooters
Sweet and Sour Cranberry Compote, Pepitas

At The Bar

St. André Display
Fig, Orange and Pink Pepper Jam, Toasted Hazelnuts, Crostini

Buffet Dinner

Mixed Green Salad with Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Citrus, Toasted Walnuts, Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette
7-Hour Cabernet Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Natural Jus, Horseradish Gremolata
Caramelized Onion and Chive Whipped Potatoes
Roasted Root Vegetables with Olive Oil and Thyme
Assorted Warm Dinner Breads, Sweet Butter, Tapenade and Olive Oil

Dessert

Pear and Gingerbread Upside Down Cake, Cognac Ice Cream, Persimmon Syrup


BUSINESS MEETING SUPPER

Hors d’Oeuvre to be passed

Pan Seared Chicken Pot Stickers, Sweet Soy Reduction
Sweet potato pancakes, espresso rubbed lamb loin, sour cherry compote
Miniature Deviled Salmon Cakes, Horseradish-Grain Mustard Aioli

At The Bar

Bombay Cashews
 

Seated First Course

Mixed Green Salad with Port Poached Pears, Toasted Pecans, Dried Cherries and Goat Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette
Assorted Warm Artisan Dinner Rolls, Sweet Butter, Olive Oil, Tapenade

Seated Dinner

Pan Seared Filet Mignon, Chunky Lobster Béarnaise
Individual Potato and Wild Mushroom Gratin
Lemony Asparagus Bundles

Dessert

Classic Crème Brûlée, Macerated Berries
Assorted Chocolate Truffles
Colombian Roast Coffee, Decaffeinated and Tea


VEGAN DINNER

Mixed Green Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Pecans, Shredded Carrots, Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberry Vinaigrette

Wild Mushroom Lasagna
Layers of rich sautéed wild mushrooms layered with wilted baby spinach, caramelized onions, pasta and cauliflower-parsnip "bechamel"

French Green Beans with Citrus and Shallots

Assorted Artisan Dinner Rolls

Dessert

Vegan Coconut Churros with Warm Dipping Chocolate

Frothy Almond Milk Lattes

 


Seated Wedding

Hors d’Oeuvre to be passed
Steamed Shrimp Har Gow Spoon Dumplings, Ponzu, Tobiko
 Mini Chicken and Waffles with Southern Pepper Jelly Syrup
 Swiss Chard, Corn and Ricotta Fritters, Pickled Beet Cream
 Braised Beef Short Rib Crostini, Gorgonzola, Red Onion-Balsamic Marmalade
White Cheddar Johnnycake, Crispy Pork Belly, Blackberry Marmalata

Seated First Course
Grilled Nectarine Salad
Mixed Greens, Grilled Nectarines, Glazed Pecans, Ricotta Salata,
Cornbread Croutons, Basil-Mint Vinaigrette
Assorted Warm Dinner Breads, Sweet Butter and Tapenade Olive Oil

Seated Dinner
Guests will pre-choose from:

Horseradish and Herb Rubbed Beef Tenderloin
Cabernet-Demi Glace and Mustard-Cognac Béarnaise Aioli
Baby Fingerling Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic
Medley of Fresh Grilled and Roasted Summer Vegetables with Olive Oil and Fresh Thyme

- or -

Marinated Grilled Chicken with Lemon-Herb Salsa Verde and Oven Roasted Baby Tomatoes
Ten Grain Pilaf with Caramelized Onions and Fresh Herbs
Medley of Fresh Grilled and Roasted Summer Vegetables with Olive Oil and Fresh Thyme

- or -

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Cap Stuffed with Creamy Asparagus Risotto
Medley of Fresh Grilled and Roasted Summer Vegetables with Olive Oil and Fresh Thyme
 

Dessert Buffet
Wedding Cake
(supplied by client)
Colombian Roast Coffee, Decaffeinated and Tea


Wedding Stations

Salad Station
Classic Caesar Salad with Garlic-Parmesan Croutons
Mixed Greens with Fresh Garden Vegetables
Baby Greens with Toasted Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds and Goat Cheese
Honey Balsamic, Creamy Gorgonzola and Cranberry Salad Dressings

Assorted Warm Artisan Dinner Rolls
Sweet Butter, Olive Oil, Tapenade

Mashed Potato Martini Bar
Mashed skin on Red Bliss Potatoes
Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar, Garlic Butter, Blue Cheese, Crumbled Bacon, Gravy,
Chives, Sautéed Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

Slider Station
Grilled Angus Cheeseburgers
Grilled Cheddar Cheese Burgers on Soft Brioche Slider Buns
Catsup, Mustard, Special Sauce, Bacon, Shredded Lettuce, Pickles and Onion
Sautéed Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions
Seven Hour Braised Pulled BBQ Pork, Brioche Slider Buns, Creamy Cole Slaw

Chef-Attended Sauté Station
Shrimp, Calamari, Grilled Chicken and Italian Sausage
Marinara Sauce rich with Fresh Garlic and Basil
Light Bianco Sauce Cream, Wine and Garlic
Scampi Sauce Garlic Butter, Wine and Lemon
Aglio Olio EVOO and Garlic and Vodka
Penne and Linguini Pastas
Roasted Red Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, Scallions, Garlic, Broccoli, Artichoke Hearts, Baby Spinach, Diced Fresh Tomato, Mushrooms. Chili Flakes
Pecorino and Parmesan Cheeses

Carving Station
Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Horseradish Cream, Dijon-Horseradish Bistro Sauce, Red Onion-Balsamic Jam, Petite Rolls


cocktail hour stations

Carving Stations
Porcini Crusted Tenderloin of Beef
Balsamic Glazed Onions, Mustard Cognac Béarnaise Aioli and Horseradish Sauce, Petite Rolls

Garlic and Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb
Sour Cherry-Mint Compote and Pommey Mustard Aioli

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Cranberry-Pear Chutney, Pommery Mustard, Petite Rolls

Peking Duck
Five Spice Grilled Duck Breast, Hoisin Sauce, Scallions, Moo-shi pancakes

Rosemary and Honey Glazed Boneless Breast of Turkey
Cranberry-Pear Chutney, Pommery Mustard, Petite Rolls

Salmon Coulibiac
Pastry Wrapped Salmon with Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms, Warm Lobster Sauce

Cold Poached Salmon Chaud de Froid
Caper-Lemon Aioli

Sesame Crusted, Seared Saku Prime Tuna
Wasabi Aioli, Ponzu, Pickled Ginger, Wonton Crisps

Action Stations
The Orient Express
A selection of Asian Dim Sum to include but not limited to:
Spicy Duck Spring Rolls, Shrimp Shui Mai, Pork Dumplings, Chicken Pot Stickers, Sesame Noodles, Scallop Wontons, Shrimp Chips and Assorted Dipping Sauces  

Tapas Station
Marinated Spanish Olives
Scallop Fritters with Red Pepper Aioli
Baby Fresh Artichokes filled with Ham and Manchego, Fried,
Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato and Basil, Crostini, Garlic and Olive Oil, Marinated
Grilled Shrimp, Manchego and Cabrales Cheeses, Membrillo

Hand-Rolled Sushi Station
Sashimi Quality Salmon, Tuna and Poached Shrimp
Nori and Sticky Rice
Ponzu, Soy, Wasabi, Spicy Japanese Mayonnaise and Pickled Ginger

Casual Stations
Slider Station
Grilled Angus Cheeseburgers
Grilled Cheddar Cheese Burgers on Soft Brioche Slider Buns
Catsup, Mustard, Special Sauce, Bacon, Shredded Lettuce, Pickles and Onion

Seven Hour Braised Pulled BBQ Pork
Brioche Slider Buns, Creamy Cole Slaw
House Made Potato Chips, Black Pepper, Parmesan, Chives

Quesadilla Station
Plain, Grilled Chicken, Pulled Pork and Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas
Sour Cream, Salsa Roja, Salsa Verde and Guacamole

Nacho Station
House Fried Corn Tortilla Chips
Pulled Pork, Chili Con Carne, Grilled Chicken
Sour Cream, Salsa Roja, Salsa Verde and Guacamole
Warm Cheese Sauce, Jalapeños, Black Olives and Black Beans

Pizza/Flatbread Station
Four Cheese, Pepperoni and Vegetable Pizzas
Grilled Chicken, BBQ, Cheddar
Wild Mushroom, Gorgonzola, Balsamic, Arugula
Smoked Chicken, Caramelized Onion and Fontina, Peach Vinaigrette, Arugula
Greek – Feta, Mozzarella, Kalamata, Banana Peppers, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Tomato
Prosciutto and Burrata, Green Olive Vinaigrette
(and many more to be discussed)