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. 

Appetizers, HOT 

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Oriental water chestnuts wrapped in crisp bacon                                                                                                    

Egg Rolls

Petite, hand-rolled, vegetable and pork, oriental egg rolls

Swedish Meat Balls

Mini seasoned meatballs browned and served with brown gravy 

Stuffed Mushrooms

Large mushrooms stuffed with Italian sausage and provolone cheese

Chicken Tenders

White chicken breast strips lightly breaded and fried

Chicken Drummettes

Miniature chicken wings available with dipping sauce

Toasted Ravioli

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 Poppers

Jalapeno peppers breaded and fried, served with cool ranch dip

Spring Rolls

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

Spanakopita

Flaky fillo pastry filled with spinach and cheese

Salads, Individually Served

House Salad

Assorted fresh greens topped with ham, sliced tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella cheese, and tossed in Italian, balsamic or parmesan dressing.

Italian Salad

Assorted fresh greens complimented with black olives, ceci beans, red cabbage, matchstick carrots, and tomatoes tossed with Italian dressing.

Summer Salad

Mescaline greens complimented with freshly sliced oranges and walnuts in a vinaigrette dressing.

Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce topped with sliced Bermuda onions, home style croutons, sliced mushrooms, black olives, cheddar cheese, and Caesar dressing.

Greek Salad

Assorted fresh greens complimented with feta cheese, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, and topped with an oregano vinaigrette.

BLT Salad

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.

Chicken Caesar

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:

Beef +

Your choice of:

Poultry Or Seafood +

Your choice of:

Vegetable and Potato or Rice =

Combination Plate 

 

For Example: 

  • 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

Red Meat

Filet Mignon

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

Poultry

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

Chicken Picatta

Egg dipped boneless breast of chicken, pan sautéed with a lemon caper sauce

Chicken Marsala

Sautéed chicken breast in a savory sauce of mushrooms, garlic, and marsala wine sauce

Chicken Chardonnay

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.

Chicken Florentine

A boneless breast of tender chicken stuffed with Swiss cheese and spinach

Chicken Rustica

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 

 

Seafood

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

Tilapia filets seasoned with basil and finished with butter.

Cod Filets

Cod filets seasoned with Italian herb.

Stuffed Flounder

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

Sole Florentine

Tender filet of sole stuffed with fresh spinach dressing and complimented with sauce cardinal

Swordfish

Charbroiled swordfish with fresh fruit chutney

Herbed Sea Bass

A fresh sea bass filet herbed and seasoned with a hint of ginger

Lobster Tail 

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.

Sea Scallops

Lightly breaded sea scallops served on a bed of spinach

Potatoes or Rice

Creamy Potato 

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.

Twice-Baked Potato

Crispy potato skins stuffed with mashed creamy potatoes and sharp cheddar cheese.

Baked Potato

Large baked potato served with butter and sour cream.

Rice Pilaf

Short-grain rice and onion browned in oil, and then cooked in stock.

Risotto Rice

Creamy short-grain rice complimented with peas, roasted peppers, Italian flat-leaf parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

Vegetable Ideas

Green Beans

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

Vegetable Medley

An array of fresh vegetables including: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, yellow squash, zucchini, and corn 

Acorn Squash

Freshly steamed & sliced yellow acorn squash

Sweet Corn

Tender & sweet, whole kernel corn, lightly buttered

Zucchini

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

Turtle Cheesecake

Traditional freshly baked cheesecake topped with pecans, chocolate chips and caramel

Chocolate Fantasy

Rich chocolate cake layered with raspberry puree and dipped in chocolate ganache

Carrot Cake

Moist carrot cake topped with a rich cream cheese icing

Cheesecake

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.

Chocolate Cake

Freshly baked chocolate cake with rich chocolate icing, topped with homemade whipped cream and/or a halved strawberry.

Fruit Cup

A medley of fresh seasonal fruits.

Cream Puff 

A yellow or chocolate puff pastry. 

Tiramisu

A layered creamy dessert consisting of Mascarpone cheese, coffee, chocolate, ladyfingers, and cream.

Lemon Sorbet

A refreshing iced lemon dessert.

Crème Brule

Homemade vanilla custard with a lightly browned crust.

Apple Tart

A puff-pastry complemented with a warm caramelized apple filling.

Napoleon

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

~Homemade Chocolates

~Hungarian Apricot Kolachkies

~Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

~Cannolis

~Petit Fours

~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

~Ambrosia

~Pecan Tarts

~Cheesecake

~Double Dutch Chocolate Torte Cake with Raspberry Filling

~White Chocolate with Macadamia Nut Cookies

Beverages  

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.

Cold Drinks 

Colas, other beverages and juices & freshly brewed iced tea.

Hot Drinks

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate

Beer Selection

Wine Selection