Holiday Plated Dinner Catering menu

Holiday Plated Dinner Catering menu items(click through different sections)

  • cold selection
    Pomegranate Goat Cheese Bites
    with truffle honey and thyme
    Thai Pumpkin Veloute Shooters
    with caramelized pumpkin seeds
    Wild Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Toasts
    with a spiced port drizzle
    Cranberry Pecan Cheese Truffles
    with lavender honey
    BLT Cakes
    double smoked bacon, pickled roma, arugula cream
    Cranberry and Brie Bites
    candied walnuts, rosemary
    Prosciutto and Figs
    with mascarpone cheese on a designer spoon
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    House Made Smoked Salmon
    on a caper bisquit with lemon aioli
    Antipasto Sticks
    grilled squash ribbons, prosciutto, mozzarella
    Crispy Polenta Bites
    arugula olive tapenade, ninja radish
    Open Face Italian Crisps (selection of 3)
    - roasted tomato | goat cheese, basil chiffonade
    - porchetta | spiced tomato jelly, squash
    - crispy procuitto | brie cheese, grilled asparagus
    - charcuterie | genoa, ricotta, gem tomato, artichokes
    - Italian chicken | spiced hummus, olive tapenade
    Crispy Toasts (selection of 3)
    - Italian | prosciutto, radish, mascarpone ricotta, pistachio
    - avocado | grilled vegetables, asiago
    - caponata | goat cheese, green onions
    - wild mushrooms | carmelized ramps, feta mousse
    - chicken caprese | balsamic droplets
    Caramelized Onion Tartlettes
    chive, crème fraîche
    hot selection
    Cranberry and Whipped Ricotta Crisps
    with fresh basil chiffonade butler
    Turkey Dinner Stuffed Mushroom Caps
    with marjoram crumb
    Beef Wellington Bites
    with a horseradish crema
    Apple Cider Braised Beef Tartelette
    with butternut squash
    Cream Cheese Sausage Bites
    with a pecan pesto dipping sauce
    Christmas Dinner Dumplings
    with a cranberry glaze
    Chicken Arancini
    smoked tomato jam
    Lemongrass Chicken Satay
    peanut dipping sauce
    Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian Gyoza
    with japanese dipping sauce
    Tandoori Salmon Skewers
    mango chutney
    Crispy Shrimp Tempura
    bang bang sauce
    Zucchini Pakora
    indian-style vegetable fritters with yogurt dip
    Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian Samosas
    mango balsamic chutney
    BBQ Vegan Meatballs
    with caramelized onions
  • Soup selection
    Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
    brunoise of grilled mushroom and drizzle of herb infused oil
    Garlic, Parsnip, and Bean Soup
    pumpkin seeds, cardamom honey
    Sweet Potato, Pear, and Leek Soup
    spiced croutons, parsley
    Turmeric, Apple, and Carrot Soup
    candied pecans, baby thyme granules
    PASTA COURSE
    Antipasto Platter
    prosciutto, genoa salami, dried chorizo, olives, marinated artichokes, basil feta, grilled vegetables, hummus, selection of breads
    Pumpkin Ravioli
    with a brown butter sage sauce, caramelized asparagus, and pine nuts
    APPETIZER SELECTION
    Winter Greens
    shaved fennel, baby gem tomatoes, red beets, toasted almonds, quinoa crumble with a sugared lemon rind and coriander emulsion
    Grilled Baby Romaine
    grilled baby romaine hearts, crispy pancetta, shaved asiago, garlic caesar dressing, micro greens
    Roasted Winter Squash Salad
    baby spinach, arugula, goat cheese, pine nuts, and port wine vinaigrette
    Rainbow Carrot and Ginger Salad
    beet purée, roasted purple carrots, pickled yellow carrots, orange carrots, radish, daikon, pea shoots, maple lime cilantro dressing
    PALATE CLEANSER
    Cranberry Sorbet
    candied mint leaves
    Blood Orange and Champagne Sorbetto
  • ENTRÉE SELECTION
    Slow Cooker Herbed Roasted Turkey
    apple and vegetable stuffing, natural savoury gravy, house-made cranberry chutney
    Applewood Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Roulade
    sweet potato and vegetable stuffing, savoury jus, house-made cranberry chutney
    Apple, Pear and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast
    pink peppercorn saffron cream
    Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Breast
    sage and honey pan jus
    Thyme and Mustard Rubbed Beef Tenderloin
    peppercorn cipollini sauce
    Brown Sugar, Dijon Crusted Prime Rib
    port wine jus
    Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Beef Sirloin
    carrot pan demi
    Slow-Roasted Mediterranean Lamb Shank
    herb and cognac demi glace
    Tuscan Butter Salmon Fillet
    garlic tomato spinach compote
    Spinach and Zucchini Wellington
    wild mushrooms, red lentils, spiced tomato coulis
    Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash | Vegan
    white onion demi
    VEGETABLE SELECTION
    Option 1
    roasted maple marinated carrots, baked caramelized cauliflower steaks, italian spiced butternut squash
    Option 2
    ratatouille fan with roasted peppers, onions, zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes in a savoury garlic tomato jus
    Option 3
    grilled asparagus with fresh lemon gremolata, roasted herbed baby peppers, and minted green beans with maldon salt
    Option 4
    mediterranean marinated rapini, sous vide fennel bulbs, roasted baby gem tomato
    COMBO PLATED ENTRÉE
    Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Breast and Tuscan Butter Salmon Fillet
    sage and honey pan jus | garlic tomato spinach compote
    Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Beef Sirloin and Tuscan Butter Salmon Fillet
    carrot pan demi | garlic tomato spinach compote
    Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Beef Sirloin and Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Breast
    carrot pan demi | sage and honey pan jus
    Thyme and Mustard Rubbed Beef Tenderloin and Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Breast
    peppercorn cipollini sauce | sage and honey pan jus
    Thyme and Mustard Rubbed Beef Tenderloin and Tuscan Butter Salmon Fillet
    peppercorn cipollini sauce | garlic tomato spinach compote
    STARCH SELECTION
    Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes
    Roasted Garlic and Herb Baby Potatoes
    Cheesy Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
    Golden Baked Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
    Spiced Rice Pilaf with Herbs
    Potatoes Au Gratin
    add $1.00 per person
  • DESSERT SELECTION
    Baked Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Crème Brûlée
    port essence fruits
    Sherry Trifle
    vanilla sponge cake, sherry infused sour cherries, layered with chantilly cream and sweetened whipped cream served in a wine glass
    Salted Caramel Cheesecake
    salted caramel roasted nut chutney
    Pumpkin Mousse Cake
    maple glazed, toffee center
    Chocolate Praline Yule Log
    chocolate sponge cake, roasted chocolate hazelnut filled roll, covered with dark chocolate ganache and festive décor. served with raspberry coulis
    Coffee, Decaf and Fine Tea
    Festive Beverages
    Hot Chocolate
    Hot Apple Cider
    Hot Mulled Wine
    Loaded Hot Chocolate Bar
    teeped melted belgium chocolate milk served with chantilly cream, chocolate and caramel spoons, marshmallow sticks, toffee bits,
    grated chocolate, pralines, sprinkles

Plated Dinner Catering Menu Setup

The venue you select will need to have a dining hall, terrace or patio, with enough space to accommodate all the guests at tables. You should place the tables with enough space to facilitate ease of service for the serving staff, since they will need to reach each person. Keep in mind, as well, that additional courses require additional flatware, and you should avoid squeezing too many people to a table.

The main benefit of the plated dinner catering menu is the structure it provides. Unlike with other formats, you can have a strict control over the dining schedule and plated dinner can be well integrated within the event agenda, without causing disruptions or delays. Also, it leaves the chef in charge of creativity to design beautiful plates that delight the guests.

Designing the Plated Dinner Catering Menu

Organizing multiple choices can prove a challenge unless individualized place cards are pre-printed for each guest and a master list is provided for the catering manager. This will ensure each guests gets the meal they have pre-selected. A little leg-work on the part of the planner can guarantee a smoothly-run evening. Offering a maximum of three choices is best, typically chicken, a second protein (beef or fish), and a vegetarian option.

There are no limitations to what you can serve at a plated dinner. Although there is a standard set of items to choose from the plated dinner catering menu, we will do everything possible to fulfil custom requests and make your event unforgettable! A great option is to create a combination plate with more than one protein, like a surf & turf, or a chicken & pork plate. Add interesting intermediate courses – like an amuse bouche, a pasta course or a palate cleanser – to heighten the calibre of your event.

Alternatives to the Plated Dinner Catering Menu

There are several alternatives to the Holiday Plated Dinner Catering Menu, based on the event type, the allocated budget, the event facilities, table setup and number of guests. Please find several alternative menus below. Keep in mind that our catering experts are ready to assist you along the process of designing the menu for your event. Feel free to contact us at any point and we will be happy to help you!

Check our Holiday Lunch Catering Menu. It may work better for events in which the food is complementary to the agenda (e.g. business meetings, workshops).

You can also check the Holiday Buffet Catering Menu for a quick and easy service for any size of event. It may be a better option for large events, especially when the number of guests is unknown (e.g. Open Events, Fairs).

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