Wedding Reception First Courses – Appetizers, Soups, Salads, and Pastas

MENU SUGGESTIONS

Choose one of the following as a first course prior to your main course. You may choose more than one for an additional charge.


Appetizers

CHILLED MELON
with Prosciutto

RISOTTO CAKE
with Pistachio Pesto

STUFFED PORTABELLA MUSHROOM
Filled with Artichokes & Asiago Cheese Over a Fire Roasted Tomato Coulis

ASPARAGUS, ROASTED TOMATO & HERBED CHEESE TART

CHILLED SHRIMP COCKTAIL
On a Bed of Diced Cucumber and Jicama Topped with a Lime Tomato Cocktail Sauce

POLENTA CAKE
Topped with Shrimp and Tomato Corn Relish

BABY LAMB CHOPS
With Arugula Splashed with Jalapeño Mint Vinaigrette

SMOKED SALMON QUESADILLA
With Habenero Crème Fraiche

Soups

FARMHOUSE VEGETABLE

SPLIT PEA with Mint

APPLE & BUTTERNUT SQUASH

RED GAZPACHO WITH CILANTRO

LENTIL & CHORIZO

SMOKED TURKEY & CORN CHOWDER

WILD MUSHROOM WITH TRUFFLE OIL

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

Salads

HOUSE CHOPPED SALAD
Romaine and Iceberg Lettuce, Diced Tomato, Cucumber, Carrot, Red Onion & Croutons With Dijon Buttermilk or White Balsamic Dressing

CAESAR SALAD
With Homemade Croutons, Shaved Locatelli and Classic Caesar Dressing

BABY ARUGULA & ROMAINE
With Blueberries, Radish, Ricotta Salata, Toasted Pepita, Sunflower Seeds, and Champagne Vinaigrette

WATERCRESS CAESAR SALAD
With Pumpernickel Croutons And Manchego Cheese Crisps

GREEK SALAD
With Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, Kalamata Olives, Feta & Red Onion With Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette

SPINACH SALAD
With Strawberries, Candied Walnuts & Gorgonzola Drizzled with a Roasted Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette

ARUGULA & RADICCHIO
With Shaved Golden Beets, Radish, Orange Segments, Red Onion & Toasted Almonds With a Champagne Vinaigrette

SEASONAL SALAD OF BIBB LETTUCE, GRANNY SMITH APPLE SLICES, SHAVED FENNEL & GOAT CHEESE
Drizzled with Cider Vinaigrette

BABY KALE & ROMAINE SALAD
With Quinoa, Strawberries, Toasted Hazelnuts & Citrus Maple Vinaigrette

RADICCHIO AND BABY ROMAINE SALAD
With Kalamata Olives, Red Onion and Asiago Dressing

BABY SPINACH SALAD
With Citrus Wedges, Toasted Pine Nuts And Blood Orange Vinaigrette

FIELD GREEN SALAD
With Sliced Pears, Gorgonzola, Toasted Pecans and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Pastas

RIGATONI
With a Rustic Basil Marinara

PASTA PRIMAVERA
Penne Pasta and Fresh Garden Vegetables With a Lemon Garlic Sauce

TRI-COLOR TORTELLINI
With Pancetta and Sweet Peas In a Panna Romano Sauce

ORECCHIETTE
With Artichoke Hearts, Olives & Chick Peas Tossed with a Basil & Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

CAMPANELLE
With a Wild Mushroom Mélange & Pearl Onions In a Bourbon Cream

Let Us Know

Of course, you are not stuck with what we recommend. Feel free to let us know what YOU would like and we will do our best to make your event go exactly how you’re envisioning it!

Forward your favorite menu, along with your venue and estimated guest count, and we’ll be happy to create a proposal for you with pricing. Most wedding receptions run five hours. We’ll assume the same time for your event unless you tell us otherwise. All Perfect Setting proposals include the menu; all staff; linens in solid colors for bars, food stations and guest seating; china, silverware and glassware; and bar setups. Our quotes also include all fees charged to the caterer by your venue (ie “kitchen fees”).


The Wedding Guide

The Perfect Setting Wedding Guide is designed to present you with a comprehensive sampling of our menus and provide you with the details of our wedding catering services. View / download a free PDF version of our guide, and contact us with any questions you may have! The online version of our guide can be viewed below.

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