Menu Ideas

Easter Menu Ideas

April 16, 2014

Easter Menu Ideas

Easter Menu Ideas

Breakfast

Hot Cross Buns

Ginger Scones With Crystalized Ginger

Croissants

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Pecan Sticky Buns

Fresh Fruit Salad

Ham & Gruyere Quiche

Scrambled Eggs With Bistro Ham & Cheddar Cheese

Hors D’Oeuvres, Soups & First Courses

Peking Duck In Scallion Pancakes

Coconut Shrimp With Mango Dipping Sauce

Miniature Crab Cakes

Spring Asparagus Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

Salmon With Mustard Dill Sauce

Deviled Eggs

Main Courses

Sliced Filet Mignon With Horseradish Chive Sauce

Roasted Salmon With Mango Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Roasted Chicken Breast With Mushroom Sauce

Rosemary & Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb

Spiral Cut Easter Ham With Honey Tangerine Glaze

Side Dishes

Roasted Broccoli With Lemon Zest, Pine Nuts & Sweet Garlic

Rosemary & Thyme Roasted Potatoes

Honey Roasted Baby Carrots

Oven Roasted Roma Tomatoes With Herbs de Provence

Haricots Verts With Wild Mushrooms

Asparagus, Peas, Pearl Onions & Carrots

Desserts

Strawberry Shortcake

Coconut Cream Pie

Carrot Cake

Mixed Berry Tart

Petit Fours

French Macarons

Dipped Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Coconut Cake

Mini-Lemon Tarts

Chocolate Checkerboard Cookies

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New Year’s Menu Ideas

December 30, 2013

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New Year’s Menu Ideas

If you’re having a New Year’s Eve party or just want to prepare a nice family dinner here are some tasty menu ideas that can help you plan a perfect start to the New Year!

Hors D’Oeuvres, Soups And First Courses

American Osetra Caviar

Smoked Salmon Platter (With Diced Red Onion, Egg Whites, Egg Yolks, Capers & Lemon Wedges)

Salad of Baby Greens With Candied Walnuts, Dried Cherries & Chevre

Artisan Cheese & Seasonal Fruit Platter

Roasted Winter Squash Soup

Shrimp & Crab Bisque

Baked Brie

Shrimp Cocktail With Cocktail Sauce

Pigs in a Blanket

Mini Crab Cakes With Classic Remoulade Sauce

Peking Duck Wrapped in Scallion Pancakes

Smoked Salmon On Cucumber Rounds

Coconut Shrimp With Mango Dipping Sauce

Entrees

Beef Tenderloin

Roasted Chicken Breasts With Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb

Roasted Salmon Filet With Grilled Pineapples

Individual Beef Wellington

Lobster Pot Pie

Roasted Tournedos of Filet Mignon

Side Dishes

Roasted Mushrooms and Potatoes

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Potato Gratin

Haricots Verts With Mushrooms & Shallots

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta & Balsamic Vinegar

Steamed Asparagus

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Whipped Potatoes

Butternut Squash Mash With Brown Butter & Sage

Desserts

Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Brownies

Chocolate Éclairs

French Macaroons

Petits Fours

Christmas & New Year’s Dinner Menu Ideas

December 17, 2013

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Christmas & New Year’s Dinner Menu Ideas

Whether you’re having a cocktail party or preparing dinner, the holiday season is the time to gather with friends and loved ones and reflect on the year gone by, and talk about the year to come.  Whether you plan to celebrate with a traditional menu this holiday or take a few chances, here are some great menu ideas. 

Cold Hors D’Oeuvres

Brioche Sliders (Individual Brioche Sandwiches)

Assorted Tea Sandwiches: Prosciutto & Mozzarella, Smoked Salmon With Cucumber & Butter, Grilled Vegetables With Goat Cheese

Smoked Salmon Rounds: Smoked Salmon On Top Of Cucumber, Dill, Cream Cheese & Pumpernickel

Brioche Buttons: Roast Beef & Horseradish Cream On Mini-Brioche

Asparagus, Melon, or Fresh Figs: Wrapped In Prosciutto

Poached Shrimp With Cocktail Sauce

Buttermilk Biscuits With Turkey & Chutney

Apricot & Currant Scones: With Ham & Honey Mustard

Chicken Wrap Pinwheels: With Sun-Dried Tomatoes And Basil

Gorgonzola & Black Olive Phyllo Triangles

Caviar With Brioche Toast Points

Crudité Platter

Sliced Fruit Platter

Cheese Platter

Antipasto Platter

Mediterranean Platter: Olives, Hummus, Goat Cheese, Caponata, And Red Pepper Dip

Antipasto Platter: Smoked Meats, Grilled Vegetables, Artichokes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, And Bocconcini

Tortilla Chips With Salsa, Guacamole, And Black Bean Dip

Imported Cheese Platter

Hot Hors D’Oeuvres

Tandoori Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

Buffalo Wings With Blue Cheese Dressing And Celery Sticks

Grilled Shrimp

Mini Potato Knish

Seafood Wontons With Cilantro & Green Onion Dipping Sauce

Pigs In Blankets

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Roasted Vegetable & Goat Cheese Tartlets

Bite-Size Potato Pancakes With Applesauce Or Caviar

Shrimp & Basil Wrapped In Phyllo

Duck A L’Orange Turnovers

Wild Mushroom Strudel

Smoked Southwestern Chicken Strudel

Baby Crab Cakes With Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Vegetable Wontons With Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Dinner

Roasted Free-Range Turkey

Roast Duck

Orange Glazed Cornish Hens

Whole Glazed Baked Ham

Beef Wellington

Roasted Leg Of Lamb

Crown Roast Of Pork With Cornbread & Dried Fruit Stuffing

Standing Rib Roast With Roasted Potatoes

Salmon Filet With Roasted Vegetables

Herb Crusted Filet Mignon

Red Wine Marinated London Broil

Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Herb Crusted Tuna Filets

Beef Tenderloin

Side Dishes

Winter Vegetable Medley: Mushrooms, Parsnips, Carrots, Turnips & Haricots Vert Sautéed In Butter & Herbs

Glazed Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions

Green Beans & Roasted Garlic

Sage Roasted Beets

Celery Root & Leek Puree

Creamed Spinach

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Sweet Potato Puree

Grilled Vegetables: Zucchini, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Tri-Colored Peppers & Onions On A Charcoal Grill Or Under The Broiler

Applesauce

Holiday Traditions

Buche de Noel: Rich Chocolate Cake, Panache Filling, And Buttercream Frosting All Rolled Into A Beautiful Yule Log

Fruit Cake

Stollen: Traditional German Holiday Cake, Studded With Raisins And Almond Paste

Gingerbread Loaf

Panettone: An Italian Rich And Yeasty Cross Between A Bread And A Cake. Packed With Raisins And Candied Citrus.  Have It With Coffee In The Morning Or Champagne Later In The Day.

Holiday Mini Cupcakes

Coconut Mini Cupcakes

Shortbread Cookies

Gingerbread Men

Decorated Holiday Cookies

Desserts

Lemon Meringue Pie

Fruit Pies: Apple, Blueberry Or Cherry

Pecan Pie

Almond Crust Berry Tart

Lemon Tart

Tarte Tatin: Apples Poached In Butter & Brown Sugar On Shortbread Crust

Meringue Clouds: Pistachio, Raspberry, Chocolate, Or Hazelnut

Coconut Cake: White Cake Layered With Lemon Curd With Coconut Frosting

Chocolate Cake: Single Layer Cake Frosted With Chocolate

Yellow Cake With Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cake With Vanilla Frosting

Chocolate Layer Cake With Dark Chocolate Frosting

Assortment Of Mini French Pastries

Macaroons

Sliced Fruit Platter

Cheese Tray

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