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An Evening to Remember

This menu highlights the best of Virginia cuisine. From the stationary appetizers to the ‘midnight snacks,’ guests at this unforgettable wedding reception were treated to the traditional flavors of the Old Dominion, stylishly and abundantly presented by the Catering Company’s own team of professional event coordinators.

 

The Menu

 

Starters

Virginia’s Wine Country Spread
A lavish display featuring artfully prepared fruit and vegetable crudités with a variety of sauces and dips, and whole blocks of boutique style cheeses with assorted crackers and seasonal mixed berries, all presented on authentic wine barrels from a Virginia winery

‘Create-Your-Own’ Virginia Ham Biscuits
Featuring slices of traditional Virginia ham, honey-baked ham, and smoked ham. Presented with assorted petite biscuits and gourmet mustards
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Salad

Warm Spinach Salad
(pre-set on guest tables)
Baby spinach leaves topped with caramelized onions, southern-fried apple slices, crispy bacon bits, and a mustard vinaigrette dressing
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Northern Neck Seafood Station

Raw Bar
Oysters, clams, jumbo steeped shrimp, and crab claws offered with sliced lemons, hot sauce, and homemade cocktail sauce

Low Country Blue Crab Cakes
Our locally-famous ‘no filler’ crab cakes sautéed by a uniformed chef attendant

Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad
With grilled seasonal vegetables in a light balsamic vinaigrette

Tomato and Vidalia Onion Salad
Ripe tomato wedges with sweet Vidalia onions in a spicy bloody mary style dressing

Freshly Baked Corn Muffins
With whipped honey butter
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The Old Dominion Carving Station

Pecan Smoked Turkey
Served with petite multi-grain rolls and assorted gourmet mustards

Peppered Prime Rib of Beef
Served with petite pumpernickel rolls and horseradish cream

Sautéed Asparagus
With red pepper garnish

Marinated Mushrooms

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
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The Grand Finale

Individual Wedding Cakes
Miniature flourless chocolate cakes filled with dark chocolate mousse and fresh raspberry sauce
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Midnight Snacks

Mini Bacon Cheeseburgers
‘Slider’-sized angus beef patties topped with cheddar cheese and crisp bacon slices, served on toasted buns

Mini Barbeque Sandwiches
Our signature smoked pulled-pork barbeque and spicy confetti coleslaw served on miniature toasted buns

Loaded Potato Skins
Idaho potato skins topped with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, scallions, and sour cream

Vegetable and Crab Potsticker Dumplings
Served with plum sauce

Fresh Glazed Doughnuts
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Full Bar Service

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Modern Tapas Reception

This interactive, exciting reception menu suits the thoroughly modern couple that wants to surprise and delight their guests. Guest tables are preset with a variety of exotic cheeses, marinated vegetables, and dips. Waiters present different menu items on small plates throughout the evening to encourage tasting and sharing. This unique style of service is perfect for couples that want their guests to have an evening of great food and great conversation!

 

The Menu

Ready to Eat
(pre-set on guest tables)
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Assorted Olives and Manchego Cheese

Cheesy Crab Cobbler
Served with rustic sliced breads

Marinated Grilled Asparagus
With a lemon vinaigrette

Hummus
Served with toasted pita triangles
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The Ultimate Salad Experience
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Assorted Seasonal Salad Greens
Including hearts of romaine, baby spinach, watercress, and field greens, individually tossed with a choice of toppings and dressings

Roasted vegetables (including beets, tomatoes, wild mushrooms,
and caramelized onions)
Pine nuts, sunflower seeds,
focaccia croutons, toasted almonds,
and candied pecans
Crumbled bacon, country ham,
and smoked turkey
Marinated artichokes, roasted red peppers, and assorted olives
Avocados, cucumber chips, sliced red onion, and vine-ripened tomatoes
Danish bleu cheese, shaved Parmiggiano-Reggiano, and bocconcini mozzarella balls
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Tapas Dishes
(to be served at guest tables throughout the evening)
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Vegetable Spring Rolls
With citrus-infused duck sauce

Petite Crab Cakes
With a spicy remoulade sauce

Mini Beef Wellingtons
Chunks of seared beef tenderloin topped with a wild mushroom duxelle
and wrapped in golden puff pastry

Spanikopita
Spinach and feta cheese in puff pastry triangles

Vegetarian Quesadillas
With black bean salsa and sour cream

Pork Potsticker Dumplings
With plum-hoisin dipping sauce

Baked Brie
With an apricot glaze

Roasted Vegetable Cous Cous

Roasted New Potatoes
Topped with firecracker sauce

Seasonal Fresh Fruit
Including ripe strawberries, red and green grapes, granny smith apple slices, melon chunks, and pineapple wedges, offered with homemade caramel and dark chocolate dipping sauces
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A Formal Affair

A menu fit for a truly special occasion, this served dinner suits both large and small wedding receptions. The couple that selected this menu carefully chose each part of the menu to set the stage for an elegant, unforgettable event. Hors d’oeurves passed on gleaming silver trays during the cocktail hour were followed by an elegant, served meal of beef tenderloin and crab cakes. Even the wedding cake was a notch above the ordinary, served to guests on plates decorated with mixed berries and delicate chantilly cream. Very chic!


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Passed Hors D’Oeuvres
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Seared Ahi Tuna
Served on a sesame cracker and garnished with gingered carrot slaw and wasabi mayonnaise

Petite Virginia Ham Biscuits
Served on our signature sweet potato biscuits and topped with sweet and spicy mustard

Individual Baked Brie
Topped with raspberry preserves and wrapped in puff pastry
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Dean and Deluca Cheese Board
Blocks of international and domestic cheese, presented with assorted gourmet crackers, flatbreads, and seasonal berries
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Salad
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Field Greens with Poached Pears
Garnished with gorgonzola cheese and candied pecans and tossed with a fruity vinaigrette
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First Course
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Jumbo Steeped Shrimp
A modern twist on the classic shrimp cocktail – jumbo shrimp steeped with
Old Bay seasoning and fresh herbs
 and presented on chilled plates with horseradish-spiked tomato jam
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Main Course
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Pan-Seared Tenderloin of Beef
served with
A Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Cake

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Roasted Vine-Ripened Tomatoes
Stuffed with roasted vegetable risotto (vegetarian selection)

Grilled Asparagus
With brown butter sauce

Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes

Freshly Baked Rolls and Flatbread
Offered with whipped butter
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Old World Whimsy

This menu was created for a late autumn wedding at a historic winery. The bride and groom wanted something hearty and rustic, presented with elegance and charm. Our chef’s solution? A European-style charcuterie board for the cocktail hour, followed by a buffet of sizzling meats presented on skewers and carved for guests by chef attendants. After dinner, guests enjoyed our signature s'mores station and caramel apple fondue on the patio overlooking the vineyards. The bride and groom report that guests are still talking about this unforgettable wedding celebration!

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Modern Market Display
Broccoli and cauliflower spears, carrot spikes, button mushrooms, zucchini and yellow squash chips, cucumber disks, and cherry tomatoes, served with assorted dips, including creamy buttermilk ranch, honey-raspberry vinaigrette, and caramelized onion aioli

Charcuterie Display
Presented on rustic iron-banded cutting boards, this lavish display of meats, rustic flatbreads, and marinated vegetables will ‘wow’ guests. Includes assorted sausages, Spanish olives, peppers, and much more
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Gaucho-Style Carving Board
Sirloin (seasoned with sea salt and garlic), beef tenderloin, leg of lamb, and chicken breasts and drumsticks (herb-marinated and wrapped with bacon) are presented ‘Gaucho-style’ on skewers and carved to order by our chef attendants

Roasted Garlic ‘Smashed’ Potato Bar
Our signature ‘smashed’ redskin potatoes seasoned with roasted garlic and presented with assorted toppings, including shredded cheddar and Monterrey jack cheeses, sour cream, chopped scallions, snipped chives, Spanish olives, roasted red pepper salsa, crumbled bacon, capers, and more

Grilled Autumn Vegetables
Including eggplant, tomatoes, red peppers, acorn squash, zucchini, and onions, seasoned with herbs and grilled to perfection

Indian Summer Corn Pudding
Creamy corn pudding studded with corn kernels, topped with cheddar cheese, and baked golden brown

Herb-Topped Focaccia
Presented with whipped butter and herb-infused olive oil for dipping        
    
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S’Mores Station
All the fun you remember in an interactive station your guests will love– graham crackers, milk and dark chocolate bars, and skewered marshmallows, presented alongside a 'campfire' contained in an elegant copper fire pit

Caramel Apple Fondue
Granny Smith apple slices offered with melted caramel and a variety of toppings, including chopped roasted peanuts, chocolate sprinkles, toasted coconut, and crumbled cookies.


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'Kicked-Up' Southern Charm

This unusual menu suits either a casual or a more formal reception. After a cocktail hour featuring lavish and exotic passed and stationary hors d’oeurves, guests at this event enjoyed four unique dishes, presented in small, appetizer-sized portions, highlighting the best of Southern regional cuisine. Customize the small-plate selections to make this menu uniquely yours!



* The Menu *

Passed Hors D’Oeuvres
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Pan Seared Scallops on a Silver Spoon
With Thai mayonnaise & a julienne of shiitake mushrooms
Garnished with salmon caviar

Endive Spears with Boursin Cheese
Garnished with a clover sprout

Tasting Size Portions of:
She Crab Soup
With a lump crab garnish

Fire Roasted Red Pepper Bisque

Wild Mushroom Chowder
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Sushi Bar
Assorted hand-rolled sushi presented with traditional accompaniments

Bruschetta Bar
Toasted crostini rounds presented with assorted fresh vegetable toppings, including traditional tomato and basil, sweet Vidalia onion and portabella mushroom, and roasted eggplant
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Interactive Stations
(serving plated appetizer-sized portions of the following menu items)
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Low Country Crab Cakes
Topped with spicy remoulade sauce and presented with a colorful cranberry and orange slaw
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Char-Grilled Baby Lamb Chops
Prepared with a garlic and herb marinade and accompanied by creamy risotto with wild mushrooms, asparagus, and fresh herbs
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Thinly-Sliced Pittsburgh Rare Tenderloin
Presented with Yukon gold smashed potatoes and topped with a burgundy reduction
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Kicked-Up Creamy Stone Ground Grits
Garnished with pan-seared jumbo shrimp and topped with leek cream
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Sweet Treats

Chocolate Fondue
Decadent melted chocolate presented with skewered strawberries, pineapple chunks, red and green grapes, pound cake slices, pretzel rods, skewered marshmallows, and much more!

Wedding Cake


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'Cheeseburgers In Paradise' Rehearsal Dinner

For the couple who wants an interactive, relaxed, and fun rehearsal dinner experience, this menu fits the bill! Summery, tropical flavors accent more traditional, cook-out style offerings like cheeseburgers and grilled chicken. Dessert features delicious summer fruits grilled over an open flame to bring out their natural sweetness and served over fresh vanilla ice cream.


* The Menu *

Coconut Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp coated with flaked coconut and flash-fried, served with an orange-chile marmalade for dipping

Vegetarian Potstickers
Stuffed with cabbage, shredded carrots, scallions, and tofu and served with hoisin-plum dipping sauce
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Cheeseburgers in Paradise
Our gourmet 1/3 pound burgers, freshly grilled and served on Kaiser rolls.
Presented with a deluxe topping bar that includes:
green leaf lettuce, sliced beefsteak tomatoes, thinly-sliced fresh red onions, homemade pickle chips, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, green olives, roasted red peppers, Vermont cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, Danish bleu cheese crumbles, feta cheese crumbles, crispy applewood-smoked bacon strips, barbeque sauce, ketchup, assorted gourmet mustards, grilled pineapple rings, and more!

Jerk-Style Grilled Chicken
Rubbed with flavorful Jamaican spices and char-grilled

Island Cole Slaw
Shredded cabbage, scallions, and carrots tossed in a spicy, Thai-style peanut dressing and topped with chopped peanuts

Kettle-Cooked Yukon Gold Potato Chips and Sweet Potato Chips
Lightly tossed with sea salt and chopped parsley

Spicy Plantain Chips
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Grilled Summer Fruit
Pineapple chunks, nectarines, white peaches, and plums tossed with rum and brown sugar and grilled until tender and extra-sweet. Served with vanilla ice cream
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Rum Punch, Frozen Margaritas, and Fresh Fruit ‘Slushies’ for the kids

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Pig Pickin' Rehearsal Dinner

North met South at this fun pre-wedding get together. The bride and groom wanted to give their northern guests a taste of Virginia and the South before their more formal wedding reception the next day, so we helped them design this casual but elegant barbeque menu with Tex-Mex accents. The event scored rave reviews from the happy couple’s family and friends!


* The Menu *

Red, White and Blue Tortilla Chips with Craig’s ‘Almost-Famous’ Salsa

Seven Layer Dip
A spicy Southwestern favorite - artful layers of refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese, diced tomatoes, black olives, and scallions, served with corn tortilla chips for dipping
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Home-Smoked Pulled Pork Barbeque
Voted some of the best in Williamsburg, the Catering Company’s barbequed pork is prepared with our secret dry rub before spending plenty of time in our hickory smokers. A spicy and sweet sauce adds the finishing touch

Herb-Marinated Rotisserie Chicken

Assorted Kaiser Rolls

Confetti Cole Slaw
Shredded red and green cabbage, carrots, and diced red bell peppers, tossed in a tangy, creamy dressing

Classic Potato Salad
Idaho potatoes, diced celery, hard-boiled eggs, crispy bacon bits, and red and yellow peppers, in a classic mayonnaise and mustard dressing

Wagon-Wheel Pasta Salad
With sweet corn niblets, diced tomatoes, and black beans in a cilantro-chile vinaigrette
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Grandma’s Cookie Jar
An assortment of our gourmet, oversized cookies (varieties include chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and double chocolate), displayed in large glass apothecary jars

Double Chocolate Brownies
Offered with vanilla ice cream and sundae toppings for 'build-your-own' brownie sundaes


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An Anniversary Brunch

This intimate brunch for 50 guests was held at a private home in Williamsburg to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary. The elegant menu would work well for a casual daytime wedding, as well as for a post-wedding brunch or a bridesmaids’ luncheon.

* The Menu *

Smoked Salmon Display
Served with assorted miniature bagels, cream cheese, thinly sliced red onions, fresh dill sprigs, capers, and lemon wedges
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The Williamsburg Manor Mile-High Egg Soufflé
Creamy egg custard with assorted vegetable, meat, and cheese fillings, including:
Egg Soufflé Florentine (with spinach and shredded Gruyere cheese)
Old Dominion Egg Soufflé (with Virginia ham, sausage, and sharp cheddar cheese) Wild Mushroom Egg Soufflé (with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and a variety of exotic wild mushrooms)
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Brown-Sugar Glazed Bacon
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Sliced Fruit Breads
Apricot almond bread, banana walnut bread, and apple cinnamon bread accompanied by assorted jams and fruit-infused butters
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Fresh Fruit Salad
Ripe strawberries, red and green grapes, cantaloupe, and sliced pineapple, tossed with bowtie pasta in a lightly-sweetened poppy seed dressing
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Carrot Cupcake Tower
Moist carrot cake cupcakes, frosted with luscious cream cheese frosting, decorated with fresh, edible flowers, and arranged in tiers
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Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar
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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
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Gourmet Coffee Bar
French-roasted coffee served with a variety of flavorings and toppings


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Beverage Options

The Catering Company holds a Virginia ABC License and can offer you beverages 
on a consumption or cash basis.  The Catering Company carries an expanded liquor liability insurance policy
Often social clients choose to provide there own alcoholic beverages and have us take care of all the setups and bartenders.   
We will be happy to assist you with the quantities of alcoholic beverages you will need to provide.
 
Full Bar Service
This service includes all non alcoholic beverages (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Tonic Water, Club Soda,
Orange & Cranberry Juice), glassware, ice, all bar equipment, beverages cooling containers and one trained bartender.
We will be happy to assist you with the quantities of alcoholic beverages you will need to provide.
The fee for an additional bartender/bar setup is $250.00
The cost of this service is $4.75 per person
The Service Fee is 20.5%.  The State and Local Tax Rate is 9%.
 
Beer and Wine Service
This service includes all non alcoholic beverages (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite)
glassware, ice, all bar equipment, beverage cooling containers and one trained bartender
We will be happy to assist you with the quantities of alcoholic beverages you will need to provide.
The fee for an additional bartender/bar setup is $250.00
The cost of this service is $4.25 per person
The Service Fee is 20.5%.  The State and Local Tax Rate is 9%.


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Pricing and Inclusions

The following items and services are included in the per-person price of each of the Catering Company’s menus (unless otherwise specified):

 

  • buffet table linens
  • china, flatware, and glassware
  • formally-attired wait staff and chef attendants
  • set-up and clean-up of the event space
  • buffet décor and thematic design

 

The Catering Company will happily provide the following items for your event – please contact us directly to discuss pricing:

guest table linens to complement your event space or décor

specialty rental items (dance floors, non-standard tables or chairs, chair covers, arches, candelabras, etc.)

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