Dining & Menu Ideas
Our Dinner Suggestions Come From Decades of Experience Serving the Most Delicious Meals, Prepared by Chefs that Specialize in Making Your Wedding Experience Unique and Forever Memorable. We can prepare ANYTHING you like....whether you find it in the typical suggestions below, or not. Ask us for a sample of your favorite meal!
(Suggestion - Consider lowering your costs by only serving a brunch or late luncheon to your most intimate friends or family (not more than 65...) earlier in the day, followed by your "big" beach wedding. Your wedding can then have an almost unlimited number of guests...all on the beach. That way, you can save the cost of feeding everyone an expensive meal, reduce your rental time of the mansion, and still serve beverages, sandwiches and dessert in the pavilion above the beach, after the wedding.)
Appetizers, Cold Vegetable Display
Variety of fresh and/or grilled vegetables.
International Cheese Display
Various international cheeses such as sharp cheddar, Munster, Swiss, and Colby jack, cut into bite-size pieces.
International Meat Display
Turkey, ham and salami thinly sliced.
International Gourmet Salads
Various gourmet salads such as Greek salad, German potato salad, tomato and cucumber salad, marinated mushrooms, cold steak tip salad, pasta salads such as tri-color tortellini, Shrimp and pasta & linguine with clam sauce.
Gourmet Style Pizza
Slices of traditional red sauce pizza and garlic and oil white sauce pizza topped with fresh meats and vegetables, and baked on fresh bread dough.
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Oriental water chestnuts wrapped in crisp bacon
Petite, hand-rolled, vegetable and pork, oriental egg rolls
Swedish Meat Balls
Mini seasoned meatballs browned and served with brown gravy
Large mushrooms stuffed with Italian sausage and provolone cheese
White chicken breast strips lightly breaded and fried
Miniature chicken wings available with dipping sauce
Italian Ravioli stuffed with beef or cheese and lightly deep-fried
Italian Sausage with Pepper & Onions
Mini Italian sausage browned and served with sautéed peppers and onions
Jalapeno peppers breaded and fried, served with cool ranch dip
A mixture of shredded carrots, chopped Chinese celery cabbage, and fresh bean sprouts with or without minced pork, wrapped in a flaky Shanghai roll skin and lightly fried.
Mussels in Marinara
Fresh steamed mussels smothered in our homemade crushed tomato sauce with garlic and oil
Flaky fillo pastry filled with spinach and cheese
Salads, Individually Served
Assorted fresh greens topped with ham, sliced tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella cheese, and tossed in Italian, balsamic or parmesan dressing.
Assorted fresh greens complimented with black olives, ceci beans, red cabbage, matchstick carrots, and tomatoes tossed with Italian dressing.
Mescaline greens complimented with freshly sliced oranges and walnuts in a vinaigrette dressing.
Romaine lettuce topped with sliced Bermuda onions, home style croutons, sliced mushrooms, black olives, cheddar cheese, and Caesar dressing.
Assorted fresh greens complimented with feta cheese, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, and topped with an oregano vinaigrette.
Fresh lettuce tossed with tomatoes, olives, bacon, cheese and a Picante dressing.
Green Bean Salad
Green beans topped with corn and basil, tossed with an olive oil balsamic vinaigrette and lemon juice.
Mixed Greens & Roasted Walnuts
Fresh, mescaline greens, tossed with roasted walnuts, chunks of Gorgonzola cheese, olive oil, and tarragon vinegar
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella, and cucumbers, tossed in Italian vinaigrette, and topped with fresh parsley.
Bocconcini and Tomato Salad
Slices of fresh Mozzarella cheese and red, ripe tomatoes tossed with garlic and basil.
Fuchsia Flower Salad
Wild baby lettuce and shredded red cabbage garnished with edible fuchsia flowers and finished in a vinaigrette dressing.
Marinated charbroiled chicken breast atop crisp romaine lettuce garnished with tomatoes and black olives with Caesar dressing served on the side.
Salad Trio Plate
Tuna and seafood salad set upon crisp gourmet lettuces served with pasta salad and fresh seasonal fruit.
Main Entrée - Combination Plate Ideas
Offer a choice of:
Your choice of:
Poultry Or Seafood +
Your choice of:
Vegetable and Potato or Rice =
- Filet Mignon & Crusted Romano Chicken
- Roast Tenderloin of Beef & Chicken Chardonnay
- Filet Mignon & Filet of Salmon
- Roast Tenderloin of Beef & Signature Chicken
- Filet Mignon & LaMalfa Signature Stuffed Chicken
Center cut of beef filet drizzled with a mushroom burgundy sauce.
Roast Tenderloin of Beef
Slow roasted tenderloin of beef finished in a demi-glace & mushroom sauce.
Boston Strip Steak
Charbroiled 8oz. club cut strip steak finished in a mushroom demi-glace sauce. This entrée can also be marinated overnight and finished with grilled peppers and mushrooms and caramelized onions.
Broiled Sirloin Steak
Served with a mushroom demi-glace sauce
Filet Mignon with Herbed Red Skinned Potato and Sugar Snap Peas with whole baby carrots
A Signature Stuffed Chicken
Airline breast of chicken stuffed with Italian ham & provolone cheese, topped with herbed bread crumbs, drizzled with a light sauce, and garnished with mushrooms & parsley
A Signature Chicken Dish
Marinated airline breast of chicken topped with lemon and herbs, drizzled with a light velout'e sauce garnished with mushrooms and parsley
Egg dipped boneless breast of chicken, pan sautéed with a lemon caper sauce
Sautéed chicken breast in a savory sauce of mushrooms, garlic, and marsala wine sauce
Boneless breast of chicken rolled with spinach, roasted red pepper and Swiss cheese. Baked, sliced and drizzled with Chardonnay sauce
Crusted Romano Chicken
Tender chicken breast, lightly breaded with Romano cheese, sautéed with broccoli and mushrooms, in a creamy white wine sauce
Oven Roasted Turkey
A breast of oven roasted turkey seasoned and cooked to perfection
Chicken Alfredo with Artichokes
Boneless breast of chicken, artichoke hearts, red bell peppers & spinach, finished in rich and creamy cheese sauce.
A boneless breast of tender chicken stuffed with Swiss cheese and spinach
A boneless breast of tender chicken stuffed with bacon, bread crumbs, assorted vegetables and cheese
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
A boneless breast of tender chicken stuffed with apples, cranberries and pecan
Broiled Filet of Salmon
Citrus broiled Alaska salmon filet sprinkled with fresh green onions, cracked pepper, and vinegar.
Baked Orange Roughy
Tender filet of roughy topped with a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese topping.
Fresh Broiled Boston Scrod
Marinated and broiled fresh Boston scrod
Filet of Sole
Tender filet of sole seasoned to perfection
Tilapia filets seasoned with basil and finished with butter.
Cod filets seasoned with Italian herb.
Flounder filets stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat
Grilled Shrimp on the Skewer
Fresh jumbo shrimp grilled to perfection on a kabob stick
Grilled Tuna Steak
Fresh Yellowfin tuna steak grilled to perfection and drizzled with butter
Tender filet of sole stuffed with fresh spinach dressing and complimented with sauce cardinal
Charbroiled swordfish with fresh fruit chutney
Herbed Sea Bass
A fresh sea bass filet herbed and seasoned with a hint of ginger
A 4-6 oz. cold-water lobster tail served with lemon and drawn butter
Stuffed Crab Shells
Selected seafood mixed with herbs and breadcrumbs served with a butter sauce
Tequila & Lime Shrimp
Fresh, raw shrimp sautéed in Tequila olive oil, fresh herbs and finished with a light lime butter sauce.
Lightly breaded sea scallops served on a bed of spinach
Potatoes or Rice
Hash brown potatoes in cream sauce with bacon bits, cheese and garnished with chives
Red Skin Potatoes
Halved red skin potatoes baked in a butter and herb sauce
Dutchess Potato Rosette
Creamy mashed potatoes baked into exquisite rosettes.
Crispy potato skins stuffed with mashed creamy potatoes and sharp cheddar cheese.
Large baked potato served with butter and sour cream.
Short-grain rice and onion browned in oil, and then cooked in stock.
Creamy short-grain rice complimented with peas, roasted peppers, Italian flat-leaf parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.
Fresh, crisp green beans delicately seasoned with diced red bell pepper added for color
Sugar Snap Peas and Baby Whole Carrots
Crisp, bright green sugar snap pea pods complimented with fresh baby whole carrots
An array of fresh vegetables including: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, yellow squash, zucchini, and corn
Freshly steamed & sliced yellow acorn squash
Tender & sweet, whole kernel corn, lightly buttered
Freshly steamed and sliced zucchini seasoned with lemon pepper
Italian Style Broccoli
Steamed fresh broccoli florets sautéed in garlic and oil
Haricots Verts Green Beans
Freshly picked, small French green beans, sautéed in butter and herbs
Jack Straw Vegetables
Julienned seasonal vegetables such as zucchini and carrots, steamed and buttered
Asparagus Carrot Wrap
Steamed baby whole carrots and asparagus spears sprinkled with lemon juice and lemon pepper.
Grilled Mixed Vegetables
An array of fresh vegetables including: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, yellow squash, zucchini, and corn complimented with herb seasonings.
Sweet Endings, Individually Served -
(Consider arranging for and bringing your own desserts...to save money.)
Deluxe Assorted Pastry & Cookie Platter
Assortment of home baked cookies and pastries such as canolies, kolachkies, & cream puffs.
Chocolate Mousse Cup
Chocolate cup filled with rich and creamy chocolate mousse with a touch of Bailey's Irish Cream garnished with seasonal berries and whipped cream
Traditional freshly baked cheesecake topped with pecans, chocolate chips and caramel
Rich chocolate cake layered with raspberry puree and dipped in chocolate ganache
Moist carrot cake topped with a rich cream cheese icing
Freshly baked, homemade, New York-style cheesecake drizzled with raspberry sauce.
Ice Cream or Sherbet
Choice of Ice Cream or Sherbet garnished with a rolled cookie wafer, drizzled with maple syrup.
Freshly baked chocolate cake with rich chocolate icing, topped with homemade whipped cream and/or a halved strawberry.
A medley of fresh seasonal fruits.
A yellow or chocolate puff pastry.
A layered creamy dessert consisting of Mascarpone cheese, coffee, chocolate, ladyfingers, and cream.
A refreshing iced lemon dessert.
Homemade vanilla custard with a lightly browned crust.
A puff-pastry complemented with a warm caramelized apple filling.
A flaky, pastry crust with chocolate and custard filling and topped with whipped cream
Pastry Table Ideas From Your Local Bakery - Eliminates Plated Dessert
~Chewy Layered delights filled with Nuts
~Chocolate cups with Bavarian Cream
~Cheese & Pineapple Kolachkies
~Hungarian Apricot Kolachkies
~Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake
~Flaky Cherry, Apple, and Cheese Strudel
~Walnut Torte Cake with Raspberry Filling
~Chocolate Covered Bananas
~Chocolate Mouse Parfaits
~Raspberry, Chocolate, and Apricot Rugala
~Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
~Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
~Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies
~German Chocolate Torte Cake
~Bavarian Cream Puffs
~Butter Brickle Cookies
~Double Dutch Chocolate Torte Cake with Raspberry Filling
~White Chocolate with Macadamia Nut Cookies
NOTE- Serving alcoholic beverages requires purchase of a local alcohol permit ($75) that funds a city requirement that a police officer, a member of the local police force, can be hired to remain on duty during the event. However, only beer and wine are permissible.
Colas, other beverages and juices & freshly brewed iced tea.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate