Tortellini Skewers
Asian Nachos

COCKTAIL MENU SELECTIONS

These “sample” menus represent some of my favorite cocktail offerings. Since these are just a small selection of what we offer please email us at minda@loveanddishescatering.com,  or call us at 240-372-7400 for a description of our services and to discuss custom menus.

Menus may be customized and substitutions are welcome. These menus are designed for either drop off or limited staff assist on site. Menus are priced with a minimum count of 40 guests.

We truly look forward to working with you!

Minda


 

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ITALIAN TABLE

Tortellini Skewers

A TRIO OF ITALIAN “SLIDERS” ON MINI CIABATTA ROLLS

Muffaletta with Salami, Capicola, roast Tuscan style pork roll, greens and heirloom tomato with roasted red pepper aioli

Rare roast beef with thinly shaved red onion, Provolone, greens and tapenade vinaigrette

Caprese with Buffalo mozzarella, pesto, roasted marinated tomato

SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH CRISP BRUSCHETTA TOASTS

Served warm with toasted garlic, Italian parsley, red chili flake

TORTELLINI SKEWERS WITH PROSCUITTO AND ARUGULA

Served with Meyer lemon caper aioli for dipping

A TRIP OF ANTIPASTI PLATES

Marinated grilled sweet red and golden peppers with Lebherz Italian balsamic

Ricotta and Risotto Filled Eggplant Involtini with Arrabiata Sauce

Pan roasted asparagus with gremolata breadcrumbs and lemon zest

$21.95 PER PERSON

LATIN TABLE

A TRIO OF TACOS WITH MIX AND MATCH SALSA’S AND TOPPINGS

Pick three:

Shredded Chili rubbed Coca Cola braised Short Ribs, Ancho spiced shredded pork

Spice dusted flash sautéed Mahi Mahi, Firecracker shrimp

Shredded fajita spiced chicken, Grilled winter vegetables

Accompanied By:

Pico De Gallo, guacamole salsa, pineapple mango salsa

Finely chopped greens, crumbled Queso Blanco

Cilantro crema, corn and flour tortillas

CHILI CON QUESO CHORIZO

With thin crisp tortilla chips and roasted jalapeno salsa

FIESTA RICE CUPS

Little eco friendly bamboo cups filled with turmeric laced fiesta

Style rice salad with fresh cilantro, red pepper, black bean and scallion

SAVORY LATIN BITES

Bite size wedges of sweet corn chive quiche

Tiny grilled rainbow sweet peppers filled with

Buttered crab and creamy Oaxaca cheese

$25.95 PER PERSON

ASIAN TABLE

Asian Nachos

 BITE SIZE KOREAN BBQ PORK BUNS

In rice flour taco style buns, ginger laced hoisin glazed shredded pork BBQ topped with scallion, shredded carrot and cilantro

THAI SATE SHRIMP PICKS

Big shrimp rubbed with brown sugar, garlic, coriander, ginger, paprika, lemongrass and more are lightly grilled then skewered with sweet chili Sriracha aioli for dipping

ASIAN NOODLE BAR

Three styles of cool Asian noodles with vegetables and chop sticks

Sesame ginger with sugar snap pea, scallion, red pepper, Black sesame seed

Chinese egg noodle ramen, broccoli, carrot, mushroom, soy honey

Pad Thai rice noodle with peanut coconut dressing, basil, mint, crushed peanuts, cilantro

KOREAN SEOUL FOOD NACHOS

Crisp wonton chips smothered in Gochuchang hot sauce Nacho cheese sauce

Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, a sprinkling of shredded Kimchi, cilantro, scallions, and lime sour cream

$24.95 PER PERSON

MEDITERRANEAN TABLE

KEFTE “SLIDER” BAR

A trio of Middle Eastern inspired “sliders”

Cumin and coriander spiced Kefte lamb sliders on brioche rolls with greens, baby tomato and tahini

Shredded lemon and z’atar spiced chicken on brioche roll with pickles, greens and tahini sauce

Salmon Cakes on brioche roll with greens, baby tomato, dill aioli

TOASTED ISRAELI COUSCOUS CUPS

Little eco friendly bamboo cups filled with toasted couscous

Salad laced with blush orange vinaigrette, a mira poix of sweet onion and celery

Pomegranate seed, chopped apricot and sliced almond

HUMMUS AND PITA

Creamy lemon and toasted garlic chick pea hummus with cucumber tzadiki

Toasted cumin, sesame seed

Crisp house made whole wheat and white pita chips

GRILLED MEDITERRANEAN VEGETABLE PLATTER

Picture perfect array of seasonal lightly grilled vegetables such as squashes, eggplant, heirloom rainbow carrot

Artichoke heart, sweet peppers and more brushed with herbed olive oil, pink sea salt, cracked white pepper

With herbed sea salts and sun dried tomato aioli for dipping

$25.95 PER PERSON

REGIONAL AMERICAN MID ATLANTIC SEABOARD TABLE

SLICED PRIME ROAST BEEF ON BABY YORKSHIRE PUDDING

Drizzled with horseradish crema, topped with crispy garlic onions and chives

MINI CRAB CAKE SLIDERS

Our classic crab cake on a baby potato roll with greens, tomato and Old Bay aioli

ROASTED SHREDDED TURKEY ON CORNBREAD PUDDING

Savory cornbread stuffing with sweet Italian sausage, sage, parsley, onion

Baked ala bread pudding – squared and topped with shredded white meat turkey

Rich thyme marsala gravy and cranberry compote

MAC N CHEESE CUPCAKES

Elbow pasta laced with creamy cheddar cheese béchamel

Baked in lasagna noodle cups and topped with brown butter rosemary bread crumbs

LORD BYRON BRUSSEL SPROUT SKEWERS

Roasted honey and balsamic drizzled Brussel sprouts

Skewered and topped with lavender balsamic and crushed pistachio

THE WEDGE BOATS

Eco friendly bamboo boats filled with a bite size portion of crisp romaine heart, sizzled pancetta, chive, Amish blue cheese crumbles and served with buttermilk blue cheese dressing

$29.95 PER PERSON

REGIONAL AMERICAN SOUTHERN TABLE

A TRIO OF SOUTHERN STYLE TEA SANDWICHES KICKED UP

Little white cheddar biscuits filled with peppered turkey and cranberry orange jam

Little sweet potato biscuits filled with honey ham, cream cheese and sweet hot pepper jam

Little waffles filled with buttermilk fried chicken tenders with apple bacon and whipped maple thyme honey

BBQ SHRIMP AND CHEDDAR GRIT CAKES

Two bite white cheddar grit cakes with Gulf shrimp in worcestershire, cajun hot sauce, Abita turbo dog, butter sauce

With eco friendly bamboo cups and mini forks for serving

SEAFOOD GUMBO SHOOTERS

Holy trinity slow cooked, rich seafood, andouille and herb stock

Nutty brown roux and lump crab, scallion served in shooter cups with mini spoons

SWEET CORN SUCCOTASH CUPS

Shucked blanched Fresh sweet corn, heirloom rainbow tomato, steamed baby green beans, scallion, jalapeno, cilantro and basil laced with lemon balsamic vinaigrette and served in eco friendly bamboo cups

SOUTHERN STYLE RELISH AND PIMIENTO CHEESE SPREAD

McCutcheon’s Relish sampler

Pickled cauliflower, cucumbers, red pepper and banana pepper rings

House made Pimiento cheese spread with crackers and simple crudite

$26.95 PER PERSON

ALA CARTE ADD ON'S

ARTISAN CHEESE, FRUIT, CRACKER AND BAGUETTE SLICE TRAY

Five cheese selection including a triple crème, Boursin, Italian Merlot and two of your favorites – may be customized

Fig Walnut preserves, Caramelized Pecans

Seasonal Fresh Fruit

$175.00 for 40 guests

ARTISAN CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE TRAY

Four Cheese selection

Salami, capicola, genoa, mortadella and more

Grain stout mustard

Olives, marinated cippolini onion, artichoke heart

Baguette slices, crackers

$225.00 for 40 guests

NATURES COLOR WHEEL CRUDITE TRAY

Lightly grilled or blanched seasonal vegetables such as Japanese eggplant, squashes, rainbow carrot, beet, sweet peppers, broccolini, cauliflower, radicchio

And more – served with roasted tomato aioli and herbed pink sea salt for dipping

$175.00 for 40 guests

SINFUL SWEET ENDINGS

HOLIDAY TREAT TRAY

A selection of bite size brownies, bars, cookies, whoopie pies and sandwich cookies – all themed for the holiday

$75.95 serves 40

DESSERT “SHOOTER” TRAY

A trio of shooters with flavors ranging from Tiramisu, Banana Split, Key Lime Pie, Cherry Cheesecake, Butterscotch Pudding Crunch, Peanut Butter Cup, Strawberry Shortcake, Death By Chocolate, Apple Streusel, Lemon Blueberry Shortcake

With mini spoons

$85.95 serves 40

PETITE FRENCH TARTLETS TRAY

A selection of mini tarts – Spiced Apple Crunch, Salted Caramel Ganache, Key Lime, Smores, Lemon Crunch, Twix Bar, Fruit Custard, Macaroon, Pumpkin Kiss, Chocolate Silk

$85.95 serves 40

NATURES COLOR WHEEL FRESH FRUIT TRAY

A selection of seasonal fruit cut in bite size pieces – melons, star fruit, fresh berries, pineapple, stone fruit, grapes, mango and more

Served with Skewers or Shooter cups and mini spoons

 And a choice of two sauces:

Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Whipped cream, Crème Anglaise, Lemon Curd, Triple Berry Coulis, Salted Caramel, Bourbon Butterscotch

$135.95 for 40

SHOCK AND AWE DESSERT TABLE

A selection of bite size brownies, bars, shortbread sandwich cookies, whoopie pies, painted sugar cookies, dessert shooters, mini tarts, chocolate dipped strawberries and more

$135.95 for 40 guests