Rock Creek Caterer



Sample Italian Buffet Menu

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES

GAMBERI PICCANTI ALLA GRIGLIA
Grilled Red Pepper Shrimp with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

MOZZARELLA E BASIL IN CARROZZA
Grilled Mozzarella and Basil couched in Bread

PROSCIUTTO CON MELONE
Proscuitto with Melon

BRUSCHETTA
Italian Bruschetta Bread rubbed with Garlic and
topped with Chopped Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and Parmesan Cheese

DISPLAYED HORS D'OEUVRES

CROSTINI STATION
Long Spears of Rosemary, Garlic and Olive Oil-Brushed Rusks
presented with a variety of Italian toppings to include some of the following:
Artichoke & Garlic Puree, Gaeta Olive Tapenade, Fresh Scooped Ricotta,
San Marzanos Tomato with Basil and Garlic, and Shaved Parmesan

ON THE BUFFET

ROMBO ALLA GRIGLIA
Roasted Turbot with an Almond Romesco
Served on a bed of Wilted Spinach with Garlic and Golden Raisins

POLLO CON CARCIOFI
Lemon and Thyme marinated Chicken with Artichokes
Accompanied by a Green Olive Tapenade

GNOCCHI DI PATATA (Served Warm in Copper Rechauds)
Traditional Potato Gnocchi with Sundried Tomato Cream and a Walnut Pesto
presented with Olives, Romano Cheese, Snipped Chives and Brandied Pepper

CAPONATA
Traditional Italian Antipasto with Grilled Eggplant, Tomato, Zucchini,
Peppers, Onions, Capers, Green Olives and Balsamic Vinegar
Served on Lemon Pepper Pita Triangles

PROSCUITTO CARVING STATION
Proscuitto Carved a la Minute
Accompanied by an Array of Breads, Bagnet Verd (Green Herb Sauce),
Salsa Rossa (Red Sauce), and Marinated Olives

PANZANELLA
Warm Grilled Bread Salad of Dry Peasant Bread, Fresh Mozzarella,
Eggplant, Anchovies, Radish, Artichokes, and Peppers
Tossed with Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

TALLEGIO, RICOTTA SALATA, AND AGED ASIAGO
Presented with Fig "Salami", Membrillo, Warm Roasted Olives with Fennel
and Orange, Marcona Almonds, Crisp Crackers and Baguette

DISPLAY OF FOCACCE to Include:
FOCACCIA CON LE OLIVE E FICHI (Olive and Fig Focaccia)
FOCACCIA PUGLIESE (Tomatoes, Olives, and Anchovies Focaccia)
FOCACCIA CON CIPOLLE, GORGONZOLA E NOCI
(Onion, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Foccacia)

DESSERT

TORTA DI ARANCIA E MANDORLA
A Dense Cake Scented with Fresh Orange, Almonds, and Olive Oil
offered with Almond Whipped Cream and Ripe Fruits

AN ASSORTMENT OF CARAMEL POTS DE CRÈME,
CHESTNUT PANNA COTTA
drizzled with Bitttersweet Chocolate
and HAZELNUT ARBORIO PUDDING Studded With Armagnac Prunes
and Toasted Hazelnuts (All Served in Demitasse Cups)

ITALIAN MINIATURE COOKIES to include:
Biscotti, Orange Espresso Cookies, Torta Sbrisolona Polenta Shortbread,
Pinenut Macaroons, and other Italian Miniature Sweets

CAPPUCCINO AND ESPRESSO SERVICE


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