Appetizer Station Ideas

 

Artisan Fruit & Cheese Station

A gourmet assortment of Domestic & Imported Cheeses

Assorted cured meats

Condiments of golden raisin chutney, aleppo pepper jelly, wildflower honey, dried fruits & toasted nuts,

Summer stone fruit, berries & figs

Sliced baguettes & crackers

  

Pacific Seafood Tasting

So Many fun options here. . .pick 3 or 4

Hog Island oysters on the half shell with cucumber granita and all the classic accoutrements

Avocado mango ceviche with house made chips

Monterey Bay Rock Cod Cakes with Cajun remoulade

Smoked salmon and cream cheese on mini bagels with fresh dill

Fresh dungeness crab cakes with remoulade sauce

Side of poached Salmon with pickled onions & capers, crusty baguettes

Grilled octopus & chorizo salad on baby spinach in bebe mason jars

Smooth & spicy heirloom tomato gazpacho with pimentón grilled shrimp

Monterey bay calamari and chips in bamboo cones

Prawn & pineapple skewers with house teriyaki drizzle 

 

Fall Heirloom Tomato Tasting (avail August-Nov)

Petite Caprese salad on thick sliced farm baguette

Gourmet brioche, gruyere & yellow taxi tomato grilled cheese with roasted yellow tomato soup shots

Margherita pizza triangles with goat cheese

Fried green tomatoes with spicy remoulade 

 

Southeast Asia Station

Shrimp pad Thai with peanuts & lime,

Burmese potato samosas with sweet chile dipping sauce,

Malay chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce,

Vietnamese fresh herb spring rolls with 2 dips 

 

Dim Sum Station

Won ton chips

Ginger sesame tofu

Assorted Dim Sum Served in Bamboo Steamers

Pork Buns

Chicken Dumplings

Pork Shu Mai

Fried Prawns

Sweet & sour, hot mustard, soy sauce, and sesame chile dipping sauce

 

The Paris Station

Gruyere cheese gougères

Pommes frites with classic béarnaise sauce

Lobster bisque shots with petite croque-monsieur

Artichoke, mushroom & brie on garlic toast

 

Taste of Italy

Burrata, aged Parmesan & Asiago

Prosciutto, Coppa & Salumi & Pistacho Mortadella

Calabrese tuna antipasto

Platters of classic caprese

Marinated Olives & Peppers

Fresh Baked sun dried tomato and herb focaccia & sourdough baggettes

Garnished with grapes and strawberries

 

Spanish Tapas

Classic tortilla espanola

Picadillo beef emapandas

Bouquerones with artichoke vinaigrette and manchego on farm toast

Jamon de Serrano and grilled asparagus

Cured olives, marinated mushrooms and pepper salad

 

Mediterranean Mezze Bar

So Many fun options here. . .pick 3 or 4 

Skewered beef keftedes

Spanakopita with cucumber tzatziki

Falafel with spicy garlic sauce

Marinated artichokes & olives

Minted tabouli

Hummus & traditonal flat breads

Chick pea salad with lemon

Walnut & sweet red pepper dip

Roasted eggplant spread and traditional flat breads

Abondigas with spicy tomato sauce

Short rib picadillo emapanadas

Polenta fries with tomato garlic aioli

Fresh mozzarella, tomato & prosciutto on farm toast  

 

Deep Fry Station (also great as a late night station!)

Shoestring French, sweet potato fries, and tater tots fried fresh

Warm cheddar cheese & chile sauce, brown gravy, sour cream or chives

ketchup, ranch dressing, BBQ sauce

 

The Southern Belle Station

Crudités of Fresh Market Vegetables with English pea & herb “hummus”,

Shrimp & grits served in ceramic spoons

Pulled pork sliders on skwooshy buns with southern slaw

Deviled Eggs, fresh local farm eggs, traditionally prepared

 

French Cheeses & Crudités

Brie de Meaux, fresh Chèvre and aged Mimolette

Baguettes & crackers

Crisp market vegetables with dips of spring pea “hummus”, classic aïoli & creamy Roquefort

Fresh fruits of the season

 

Tapas & Small Bites Bar with Prosciutto

La Quercia prosciutto carved to order

Seasonal arancini

Braised beef picadillo empanadas

Burrata, tomato & arugula petite salads in mason jars

Marinated mushrooms & olives, roasted pepper salad, rustic breads & grissini

 

Nachos Martini Bar

Beef bistec ranchero, pork carnitas,

Grilled peppers & onions, cumin black beans,

Salsa fresca, taqueria style salsa roja, tomatillo & cilantro salsa verde

House made blue & gold tortilla chips

Shredded jack & cheddar cheeses, crema fresca

 

Indian Station

Petite beef Seekh kebabs

Lemon-coriander chicken with basmati rice

Petite potato & pea samosas

Freshly baked naan, cucumber raita, crispy cumin papadums

Tamarind-date and cilantro-mint chutneys

Unbleached take out containers 

 

Bangers & Mash Martini Bar

English pork sausage and mashed potatoes served in martini glasses

Traditional onion gravy, crumbled bacon, scallions, sautéed mushrooms, crème fraiche,

Classic condiments HP sauce and Coleman’s mustard

 

The Curry Bar

Yellow chicken curry with potato, scallions, chili peppers

Vegetable curry with chick peas and cauliflower

Lemon grass basmati rice

Vegetarian samosas with honey mint yogurt sauce

Apple mango chutney, toasted coconut, cashews and scallions

 

And last but not least. . .

The Grilled Bruschetta Station is a great cost saving station that we often pair with live

stations and/or passed appetizers.

It is a beautiful station- guests love it and you get a lot of bang for your buck! 

 

Grilled Bruschetta Station

Classic Sicilian caponata

Heirloom tomato & Castroville artichoke tapenade

Fresh basil pesto

Toasted pine nuts

Shaved parmigiano reggiano

Herbed ricotta cheese

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