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Sample Menu Selections

Please note that all prices are quoted based on a minimum of 100 guests. Smaller groups quoted upon request.

An Affair to Remember Catering can offer menus and serving styles to meet virtually any need. Here is a small sampling of menus for the following presentations:

For more detailed menu selections, including pricing, you can contact us for the password to access the Menus and Pricing section of our web site.


Celebrations Hors d'oeuvres

A Dramatic Seasonal Fruit Display
fresh pineapples, berries, melons, grapes with lime yogurt dipping sauce, bountifully displayed with greens and florals

Middle East Filo Packages
crisp filo filled with mildly curried turkish apricots,
apples, dates and walnuts

Mixed Focaccine
(lil' bite sized pizza)
· italian salsa cruda with mozzarella
· goat cheese, basil, artichoke and kalamata olives
· roasted red onion and thyme with parmesan

Crab & Pepper Jack Quesadillas
soft flour tortillas, filled with crab, jack and cheddar cheese,
tomato & black bean salsa, grilled crisp

Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
a garden variety of vegetables, arranged in bamboo baskets sitting atop the chinese wok, with sesame-ginger-scallion dipping sauce

Southwestern Fajita Seasoned Chicken
on chipotle corn cakes
seasoned boneless chicken, with onions and sweet peppers,
with fresh lime on mild corn pancakes,
garnished with caramelized onion relish

Rich French Brie Menage èt Tröis
these toppings lift the creamy delicate cheese to new heights
· sundried tomato-roasted garlic pesto
· sweet mango chutney
· spicy red pepper jam
with assorted breads, wafers and crackers

Fit-to-be Thai-ed Steak
london broil lightly seasoned, rolled with a mint leaf, and skewered with a refreshing lime, red onion, garlic and pepper sauce

$25.50 per person
prices quoted based on a minimum of 100 guests

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The California Coast Buffet

The Hors d'oeuvres

Grilled Crostini Trilogy
· french brie with red pepper jam
· lemon, artichoke, and parmesan pesto
· sundried tomato pesto with grilled onions and mozzarella

Ahi Poke Bites
Asian slaw, wasabi, sesame oil, Island salsa with won ton cups

Grilled Polenta with Blue Cheese
Shitake Mushrooms and Toasted Pine Nuts
garlic, rosemary, sundried tomato and arribiata sauce

The Buffet

Seasonal Fresh Fruit Cascade
abundant pineapple, melon, berries, grapes and tropicals flow from high above the buffet to the table top, with toasted coconut, greens and flowers

Fresh Sonoma Spring Greens Salad
a wide variety of young lettuce and bitter greens, tossed with spicy glazed pecans, feta cheese and our own lemon-thyme vinaigrette

Tuscan Sourdough Salad
with ripe tomatoes & provolone cheese on a bed of baby lambs lettuce with sweet red onions, oregano-toasted basil vinaigrette

Oven Roasted New Red Potatoes
tossed in garlic infused olive oil with rosemary and garlic,
roasted until crisp & golden

Medallions of Roasted Stuffed Breast of Chicken
filled with mushroom pilaf with aromatic sage, garlic and balsamic vinegar, this sauce gives character to the finished medallions

Mesquite Grilled Beef Skewers
red wine and onion marinated, threaded with sweet peppers and mushrooms, with robust three peppercorn sauce

Artisan Breads & Butter

$26.95 per person

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Vegetarian Cocktail Reception

Stolichnaya Potatoes with Golden Caviar
petite red potatoes steamed in premium russian vodka, filled with a classic roasted red pepper crème friache with golden salmon roe

Bruschetta Roma
grilled semi-freddi seeded sourdough, lightly doused in garlic and basil infused olive oil, topped with a melange of porcini mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, tapenade olives, roasted garlic and pecorino parmegiano

A Trio of Mediterranean Favorites with crisp pitas….
classic hummus, babaghanoush and albacore tuna
with currants, white raisins and turkish apricots

An International Assortment of Cheese with Seasonal Fresh Fruit
jarlsberg, french brie, bleu, havarti, smoked gouda, sharp vermont cheddar with melons, berries, grapes
with breads, wafers, crackers and biscuits

Hardwood Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
garden fresh seasonal assortment,
blanched for color, bathed in garlic and herb infused olive oil,
grilled over hardwood coals,
with three sauces: curry-ginger, poppyseed-orange, & basil aioli

Aram Pinwheel Assortment
· watercress, cucumber and pecans with citrus
· grilled eggplant, sundried tomatoes, caramelized tobacco onions, avocado with southwestern flavors
· smoked gouda, sprouts, tomatoes, spring onions and wild mushrooms with grainy mustard

Sicilian Foccacia Bread
rich pizza bread with rosemary, cornmeal and olive oil, topped with ricotta, gorgonzola, garlic, basil, sundried tomatoes and parmesan

Greek Dolmas grape leaves
stuffed with an herbed rice with fresh mint, rolled, sprinkled with lemon juice and zest with tesiki sauce

$23.75 per person

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Tour the Bay with Style a "stations" buffet

The Passed Hors d'oeuvres

Artichoke Truffles
tender hearts of artichokes encased in a creamy mixture of seasoned cream cheese, goat cheese, tarragon and parmesan.
A fabulous little taste sensation!

Filo Flowers of Lightly Curried Fruit
apples, apricots, almonds and dates in a delicate filo cup

The Very California Station

Dramatic Display of Fresh Seasonal Fruit
featuring melons, berries, pineapples, grapes and tropicals

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
artfully arranged in decorative baskets and offered
with madeira bleu cheese and red pepper rouille dipping sauces

Wine & Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers
with sundried tomato and roasted garlic pesto
wrapped in hardwood smoked bacon

The South of the Border Station

Nopalitos Cactus Salad
with sweet onions, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado,
on a bed of butter lettuce with salsa vinaigrette

Mesquite Grilled Beef Fajitas
presented exhibition style
served from sizzling cast iron skillets with grilled onions, peppers, lime, tomato, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and warm flour tortillas

The North Beach Pasta Station

Sautéed Penne or Fuscilli Pasta
cooked exhibition style
offering guests a selection of sauces

· marinara rustica with plum tomatoes, fresh garlic, basil and herbs
· three peppercorn reggiano with wild mushrooms and toasted walnuts
· sundried tomato-roasted garlic pesto, black olives and toasted pinenuts

Assorted Foccacia Breads

$27.75 per person

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Sedona Sunsets

In the Beginning

Barbecued Duck
wrapped in Flour Tortillas with mango pico de gallo

Mini Crab Tostados
cabbage salad, avocado relish and tomato salsa

Maui Onion Fritters
with Pineapple Salsa

The Sunset Buffet

Orange, Jicima and Cilantro Salad
with cayenne-lime dressing

Tortilla Salad
black beans, jicima, red pepper, lime, cilantro, serrano chiles, and roasted corn-molasses vinaigrette

Vine Ripened Tomato & Cucumber Salad
with red bean vinaigrette

Grilled Barbecued Glazed Chicken
with Mansion at Turtle Creek Barbecue Spices

Santa Fe Barbecued Salmon
with pineapple-tomatillo salsa

Chipotle Pork Tenderloin
with jalapeno preserves and green apples

Corn & Wild Rice Pancakes

Southwestern Grilled New Potatoes
with thyme & rosemary

$32.95 per person

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EuroPicnic

Rich French Brie, Boursin and Chicken Paté
with apples, pears, melon & berries,
baguettes, melbas, wafers & crackers

Marinated Vegetables & Radiatorre
artichoke hearts, sweet red onions, niçoïse olives, fire roasted red peppers with fresh fennel and arugula

French Style New Red Potato Salad
small tender potatoes with spring onions, fresh basil, sweet peppers, celery, lemon and capers in a dijon balsamic vinaigrette

Roma Tomato and Fried Torpedo Onion Salad
with feta, roasted garlic, basil and parmesan croustades

Aram Cracker Bread Pinwheel Sandwiches
· smoked turkey, papaya, orange zest, glazed pecans
· grilled eggplant, mozzarella, fresh basil, caramelized onions · grilled thin sliced seasoned lamb, mint, garlic & rosemary

House Cured Fennel-Aquavit Gravlax
atlantic salmon, slow cured with our own blend of spices and bergs, served with pumpernickel and classic dill mustard

Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breast Medallions
spinach, athenian rice, toasted pinenuts, sundried tomatoes
with eggplant chutney

$24.95 per person

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Palisades Brunch

Strawberries, Grapes & Melon
with french brie and assorted tea breads

Sauté of Chicken Breasts
with classic tarragon sauce

Pecan Encrusted Salmon
oven roasted served with lemon-chardonnay sauce
dusted with golden caviar

Grilled Chicken & Turkey Sausages

Chef Prepared Omelets
(choice of 2)
· smoked fish with sour cream
· walnuts, gruyere cheese & crisp bacon
· grilled vegetables with sautéed potatoes
· chicken with sweet peppers, artichokes and gorgonzola
· seafood with chardonnay cream

Sweet Crab & Potato Pancakes
with lime-papaya salsa

Classic Ricotta Cheese Blintzes
garnished with sour cream and raspberry preserve

$27.00 per person

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Sample Formal, Served Dinner

The Butlered Hors d'oeuvres

Seared Ahi with Wasabi Cream
on crostini

Grilled Prawns Caribbean Style

Jicima & Green papaya Summer Rolls
with peanut dipping sauce

The First Course

Warm Spinach Salad
with mushrooms, sweet red onions, grated egg,
crisp bacon and warm cider dressing

The Second Course

Pumpkin Gnocchi
grilled apples, chanterelle mushrooms, sherry-sage sauce

The Entrée

Steak Giambotta
grilled porterhouse steak seasoned with garlic and herbs, finished with red bell pepper, onion, italian sausage sautéed in olive oil, garlic and oregano and deglazed with hearty red wine and beef stock
served with garlic mashed potatoes

or
Salmon Filet
baked in Banana Leaves served with a banana and sundried tomato salsa, papaya scallion pilaf
with a sauté of seasonal vegetables
Artisan Breads & Bistro Butter
French Roast Coffee
Herbal Tea

(Pricing Varies depending on entree selection)

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(415) 459-6505  Fax: (415) 459-0139



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