Pick Up Or Drop Off Holiday Menus

Cold Appetizer Platters
10 person minimum

Cheeses and Pâtés

International cheese platter — Port wine and toasted nut cheese ball, surrounded by sharp Canadian cheddar, creamy Danish havarti, aged Dutch gouda, and mild Italian provolone, with toasted natural almonds, dried apricots, and seedless grapes, served with a basket of crackers

Deluxe French cheese platter — mimolette, bleu de bresse, epoisse, selles-sur-Cher and port salut, simply presented with seedless grapes and a basket of plain water crackers

Artisan cheese platter — a selection of three hand crafted cheeses simply presented with seedless grapes and a basket of plain water crackers — selections depends on current availability

Layered chèvre torte — with pesto & sundried tomato, topped with crisp onion ‘hay’, served with a basket of crackers

Our house port and thyme pâté — an addictive, smooth, buttery chicken liver pâté, redolent of sweet port and apples, served in a cranberry bread wreath, surrounded by sliced cranberry focaccia

Smoked salmon pâté, blended with chives, lemon and cream cheese, served with crispy bagel crisps & tart caper berries

Breads and Such

Holiday Stromboli — a hand made braided loaf stuffed with asiago, roasted peppers, roasted garlic, fresh arugula, feta, black forest ham, green olives and pepperoni, fresh baked and sliced

Kaleidoscope of mini wraps

smoked salmon

jerk chicken

pacific rim grilled beef balsamic veggies

channa & potato

Boule and dip

Your choice of spinach and artichoke dip, roasted red pepper & feta dip, or aged gouda dip served in a pumpernickel bowl, surround with fresh sliced pumpernickel and baguette

Addictive bar nuts — toasted almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts and pecans tossed with a special blend of fresh rosemary, and spices, with a Cajun edge

Seafood

Vegetable and seafood maki sushi rolls, with pickled ginger and a soya-wasabi dip with toasted sesame seeds, wooden chopsticks

Big Kahuna — 40 jumbo shrimp, 30 crab claws and 500 ml of creamy seafood dip with classic cocktail sauce, fresh lemon wedges, and a basket of crackers

Smoked salmon platter — Sliced smoked salmon, with minced red onion, capers, dilled cream cheese and fresh lemon served with a basket of our house made red river pumpernickel loaf

Classic shrimp cocktail — lemon poached jumbo shrimp, with fresh lemon wedges, hot and smoky salsa roja, creamy brandy and traditional cocktail dipping sauces

Snacking Trays

Italian antipasto— Marinated ricotta salta (fresh cheese), asiago, pepperoncini hot peppers, Genoa salami, proscuitto, pepperoni and grape tomatoes with a basket of crusty bread

Mediterranean Meze — Hommus, kopanisti (roasted red pepper & feta) white bean rosemary dip and tapanade with a basket of grilled pita bread wedges

Flavour burst Meze — Smoked tomato, aged gouda and spicy crab dips with a basket of crackers

Latino Meze — a basket of blue corn chips & homemade spicy flour tortilla crisps With spicy salsa roja, mild pico de gallo, black bean dip and crème fraîche

Spanish Tapas — sherried garlic mushrooms, roasted pablano and sweet peppers, manchego cheese, grilled & sliced sausages, wine baked olives and garlicky aioli with a basket of crusty bread

Meat Trays

Whole beef tenderloin, rosemary-pepper grilled to medium rare, sliced and served with homemade spicy horseradish, tomato béarnaise dip, Dijon aioli, and a basket of small rolls for making sandwiches

Deli tray — sliced black forest ham, salami, smoked turkey, roast beef, havarti, cheddar, provolone, grape tomatoes, dill pickles, mustards, and a basket of rolls

Old fashioned bone-in smoked ham, decorated with golden pineapple and sour cherries, then glazed with dijon & maple syrup, presented 1⁄2 pre-sliced, and 1⁄2 whole, with mustards and a basket of sweet potato scones

Cold Dessert Platters
10 person minimum

Fresh fruit platter

— cantaloupe, watermelon & golden pineapple, strawberries, red and green grapes

Fruit kebobs

— strawberry, pineapple & cantaloupe with chocolate and maple mascarpone dips

Mini festive finger desserts, including cookies, tartlettes and squares

Whole caramelized brie wheel

— topped with toasted pecans and almonds, then covered in a crispy caramel crust, served with seedless grapes and a basket of crackers

Small wheel serves 15 - 30

Large wheel serves 30 - 60

Warm Appetizers (heat before serving)

Cranberry almond cheese dip — a decadent warm dip served with a basket of crackers

Queso fundido — an addictive Mexican cheese fondue, with blue corn chips and veggies for dipping

Creamy, spicy crab dip, served with a basket of crackers

1 litre of any of the above, with accompaniments, serves 15 - 20

Savoury brie en croûte — baked in pastry with roasted garlic, fresh rosemary, and roasted red pepper

Small wheel serves 15 - 30

Large wheel serves 30 - 60

Warm Desserts (heat before serving)

Brie en croûte — whole brie wheel baked in pastry with brown sugar and toasted nuts, served with seedless grapes & basket of crackers

Small wheel serves 15 - 30

Large wheel serves 30 - 60

Choice of milk or dark chocolate fondue with an array of traditional and eclectic dippers

1 litre, serves 15 - 20

Holiday Buffet Suggestions
Shipped in foil pans, ready to heat and serve

Autumn Feast

Breaded breast of chicken, stuffed with brie, apples and cranberries

Vegan grilled portabella, cognac infused mushroom, green lentil & brown rice stuffing

Whipped sweet potatoes blended with Yukon golds

Homemade honey-orange cranberry sauce

A mosaic of seasonal vegetables, with chives

Autumn salad greens with shallot dressing

Fresh breads with butter

White chocolate cranberry cheesecake with cranberry maple syrup drizzle

Vegetarian Pasta Party

Roasted squash & ricotta manicotti with spinach & toasted pine nuts, sage brown butter sauce

Pesto lasagne, layered with mozzarella & feta, savoury grilled veggies, and a light, garlic cream sauce

Penne Matriciana, with a spicy mushroom & red wine laced tomato sauce

Chef’s salad with julienne vegetables, balsamic vinaigrette

Tomato bruschetta served with crusty Italian bread

Tiramisu with chocolate, praline, and raspberry sauces

Winter in Paris

Poulet sauté à la Marengo — created for Napoleon, this classic chicken casserole is baked with tomato, garlic and white wine, laced with a touch of brandy, and scattered with garlic sautéed button mushrooms —

Fillet of tilapia, pan fried and served a la meunière, with capers, parsley and lemon

Rice pilaf — blended with petit pois a la Française

Tarbais — a decadent white bean dish braised with leeks, roasted garlic and cream

Haricot vert (delicate french beans) with shallots and bacon lardon

Salad Landaise topped with mini croutons, minced fresh & roasted veggies, shallot dressing

French baguette, with butter and fresh radishes

Mini Croquembouche — pyramids of custard filled pastries, with chocolate & raspberry sauces

Atlantic Surf and Pacific Turf

Rosemary seared Atlantic salmon, with a lemony caper jus

Pepper crusted fillet of Alberta beef tenderloin, sliced and drizzled with a merlot wine sauce

Scalloped potatoes

Slow roasted caramelized winter vegetables

Harvest greens, proscuitto, toasted hazelnuts, pomegranate vinaigrette

Apple cinnamon bread pudding with apple brandy sauce

Festive finger desserts

Like Mom Used to Make (... almost)

Slow roasted turkey breast with classic sage and onion stuffing, sherry infused gravy & cranberry sauce

Carved roast beef with Yorkshire pudding muffins, red wine sauce, fresh horseradish and béarnaise

Roasted garlic whipped potatoes

Caramelized roasted veggies — carrots, squash, rutabaga, parsnips, elephant garlic

A mosaic of steamed emerald veggies with fresh chives

Autumn salad greens with Asian pear, crumbled chèvre & toasted pecans, balsamic dressing

Fresh rolls with whipped butter

Muskoka chocolate mudslide cake — Caramelized orange trifle with Madeira

Asian Persuasion

Asian five spice crusted beef tenderloin served with a Thai basil & lime béarnaise

Sexy Duck — braised duck legs and breasts with a mandarin & sweet chilli demi glace

Spicy jumbo shrimp stirfry, with sweet red and yellow peppers, and crisp snow peas

Thick and chewy Chinese noodles, with shitake mushrooms, sprouts and sesame

Steamed basmati rice with chopped tender Chinese greens

Refreshing edamame and celery slaw with fresh mint and honey

Marinated orange segments with a light Chantilly cream

Miniature double chocolate brownie squares

Handmade fortune cookies, inserted with your own customized message

Reception Platters
Small serves 10 - 15
Large serves 20 - 25

Market fresh crudités ~ small $44 large $79

Fresh, crisp and colourful vegetable spears, slices and florets
Served with roasted red pepper dip

Dips & Crisps ~ small $39 large $69

Edamame hummus, truffled roasted cauliflower & parmesan, and rosemary roasted butternut squash dips with a selection of unique crackers

International cheese board ~ small $79 large $145

Hand crafted Canadian and European cheeses, with crackers, toasted natural almonds, fresh & dried fruit and unique crackers. Our chef sources your cheeses from at least three cheese mongers, for the most unique experience

Antipasto platter ~ small $89 large $159

Grilled and sliced sausages, chunked parmesan, wine baked olives, dijon aioli, port pate, cherry tomatoes and herbed olive oil, served with fresh baked baguette

Tropical fruit platter ~ small $44 large $79

Fresh melons, golden pineapple, grapes and seasonal berries, fresh cut and arranged with floral garnish

Holiday dessert platter ~ small $44 large $79

Adorable strawberry Santa hats with mini squares ~ cheesecake brownies, pecan and lemon cranberry

Instant Cocktail Party!
Mixed Hors d’oeuvre Trays
Small platter 60 pieces
Large platter 120 pieces

Room temperature, hand crafted hors d’oeuvre, ready to serve on garnished platters

Planning an instant cocktail party? Some guidelines ~
Between meals 6 pc per guest / After work 8 pc per guest
Making a meal entirely of hors d’oeuvre? about 12 per guest

Vegetarian hors d’oeuvre tray ~ small $150 large $210

Asparagus roasted in a crispy parmesan crust
Wild mushroom, caramelized onion & mascarpone flatbread fingers
Spiced cheddar shortbreads with pecans

Shrimp lovers hors d’oeuvre tray ~ small $165 large $235

Spicy Ethiopian grilled Berbere shrimp skewers with yogurt
Lemon shrimp roasted with fresh basil and prosciutto
Garlic herb grilled shrimp with spring onion aioli

Chicken satay tray ~ small $165 large $235

Bombay chicken with cumin raita dip
Thai chicken with cashew lemon grass dip
Jerk chicken skewers with honey tamarind dip

International appetizer tray ~ small $165 large $235

Madeira laced wild mushrooms in crispy filo pouches
Malaysian turmeric, lemon grass and lime leaf chicken satay, with ginger dip
Mini grilled Reuben’s ~ corned beef & swiss with Russian dressing on dark rye

Meat lovers hors d’oeuvre tray ~ small $165 large $235

Beef tenderloin on mini Yorkshire puddings, with horseradish and crispy onions
Lemon oregano chicken souvlaki skewers with Lebanese 'super garlic' dip
Taco beef turnovers, with cheddar & jalapeños

Elegant three bite sandwiches ~ small $225 large $315

Old fashioned baked ham with brie and cherry mustard on ciabatta rolls
Sliced beef tenderloin with truffled spring onion aioli on mini onion buns
Buffalo chicken slider with angel hair blue cheese celery slaw

Gourmet devilled eggs, one size 30 pieces ~ $75

Lobster bacon
French tarragon, caper and chive
Lightly curried with toasted cumin

Hot Hors d’oeuvres, a la carte
Packed in disposable trays ready for heating

Priced per dozen at $33
Minimum 2 dozen of any one type

Mini wine pastry tartlets filled with melting leeks and brie fondue

Wild mushroom, caramelized onion and mascarpone flatbread fingers

Mini potato latkes, watercress crème fraiche

Swiss cheese fritters with tart raspberry coulis

Mushroom and leek bread pudding souffles

Crispy asiago hush puppies with pesto aioli

Madiera laced mushrooms in crispy filo bundles

Lemon shrimp with fresh basil and proscuitto

Sweet potato, spinach & black bean baby cakes with saffron aioli

Steamed shrimp and lobster dumplings with ginger sauce

Lobster with lemon tarragon cream in crispy pastry triangles

Lightly curried shrimp & corn cakes with mango dip

Lobster fritters with spicy avocado

Petit fillet mignon (beef tenderloin wrapped with bacon) with béarnaise dipping sauce

Golden butterflies – Asian flavoured sesame chicken & water chestnut fritters with sweet chili dip

African beef tenderloin satay marinated with lime, cumin and shallots

Mediterranean beef kofta forks with Lebanese garlic sauce

Jerk chicken spring rolls with lemon grass cashew dip

Turkey baby cakes with feta and cilantro, cumin yogurt

Smoked chicken & roasted squash empanaditas turnovers

Five spice beef spring rolls with Thai sweet chili dip

Chicken and asiago empanaditas turnovers

Holiday Luncheons
Perfect for office gatherings

Please note – pricing is based on lunch portions, add $4 pp for dinner portions

Casual Holiday Luncheon ~ $18

Sunburst salad, chock full of lettuces, veggies, edamame, sunflower seeds, cranberry
Shepherd’s Pie OR Chicken Pot Pie
Four cheese mac and cheese
Fresh bread with butter
Holiday pick up desserts

Elegant Holiday Luncheon ~ $23

Holiday kale & brussel salad with veggies, dried cherries, sunflower seed, Dijon vinaigrette
Boneless breast of chicken stuffed with apples and brie
Mushroom & leek bread pudding soufflés
Mashed roasted sweet potatoes with maple butter
Homemade tangerine cranberry sauce
Fresh bread with butter
Moist dark chocolate cupcakes with milk chocolate butter cream frosting

Classic Turkey Luncheon #1 ~ $25

Roast turkey with pan gravy
Sage and onion stuffing with celery & bacon
Buttery mashed potatoes
Roasted carrots with orange zest and Italian parsley
Autumn salad greens with julienne veggies and citrus vinaigrette
Homemade tangerine cranberry sauce
Fresh bread with butter
Honey crisp apple and fresh cranberry crumble

Classic Turkey Luncheon #2 ~ $27

Roast turkey with pan gravy
Sage and onion stuffing, with apples, pecans and dried cranberries
Mashed roasted sweet potatoes & Yukon gold potatoes
Olive oil seared green beans with mushrooms & garlic
Tomato salad with dollops of pesto, crumbled feta, crispy onions
Mixed greens with julienne veggies & balsamic Caesar dressing
Homemade tangerine cranberry sauce
Sticky English Toffee cake with custard sauce
Fresh bread with butter

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