Catering Menus for Events in Vermont

A variety of menu experiences at a variety of price points

Catering menus are subject to change depending on the venue amenities and seasonal availability. We are happy to accommodate custom requests where possible.

Click on the tabs below to view our different menu packages. Or download our Events Program as a PDF.

Cocktail Party

Stationary Hors D’oeuvres

(Available all seasons, priced per person)

ARTISANAL VERMONT CHEESES $14

Selection of Vermont goat, sheep and cow’s milk cheeses

Artisanal charcuterie: prosciutto, sopressata, cured sausages
Red Hen Bakery baguette, seasonal preserves and jams, wildflower honey, mixed olives, mixed nuts, seeded crackers, garnished with herbs, seasonal fruits

HARVEST $10

Local seasonal vegetables //selections change with the seasons

Marinated cherry tomatoes, raw carrots, celery, shaved watermelon, radishes, chioggia beets
Radishes with lemon herb butter, roasted & spiced baby carrots with honey
Marinated beets with olive oil, sherry vinegar, fresh herbs
Charred sweet onion dip, hummus with olive oil
Mixed olives & nuts

MEZZE BOARD $12

Mediterranean dips and spreads to include:

Fresh and roasted local vegetables, marinated peppers & artichokes
Hummus & olive oil, baba ganoush, tapenade, labneh with za’atar, Turkish apricots, stone fruits, medjool dates, Maplebrook feta with cardamom, olive bread, fresh pita

RAW BAR

Two varieties of freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, tuna crudo, chilled wild shrimp

Verjus mignonette, lemon, house made cocktail sauce
Add: Lobster tails for $XX per dozen
Add: Crab cocktail for $XX per person

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Fresh / Vegetal $3

ROASTED SPICED BABY CARROTS  ricotta, honey, fig balsamic, crispy quinoa, mint (GF)
CHERRY TOMATOES & MAPLEBROOK MOZZARELLA  fresh basil pesto (GF)
VERMONT BEET SKEWERS  chèvre, salsa verde, almonds (GF)
WOOD GRILLED ASPARAGUS  sauce gribiche, fried capers (GF)
FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS  mustard crème fraîche (GF)
PEAR & ENDIVE  pear butter, Bayley Hazen blue cheese, candied walnuts, fig vinegar (GF)
CHICKPEA FRITTER  tzatziki, mint (GF)
MEXICAN STREET CORN DIP  paprika, cotija, tortilla strip
SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP  artichoke hearts, parmesan, crostini
CROSTINI

  • FIG & CHEVRE – Vermont chèvre, dried black mission figs, fig preserves
  • HEIRLOOM TOMATO BRUSCHETTA – basil, olive oil, garlic (Jul – Sept) (V)
  • EMBER ROASTED MUSHROOMS – whipped ricotta, gremolata (sub root vegetable puree for V)
  • EGGPLANT CAPONATA – pine nuts, cocoa, tomato (V)

Sea $4

SMOKED SALMON  dill, lemon, red onion, capers, chopped egg, cream cheese, crostini
CHARLESTON SHRIMP  preserved mushroom, calabresi chili, lemon, champagne vinegar
SEARED TUNA  ginger & napa cabbage slaw, sriracha mayonnaise
TUNA CRUDO  sushi grade tuna, ginger, soy, calebresi chili
MINI CRAB CAKES  tarragon aïoli, lemon, chives
GRILLED SHRIMP  beurre blanc
CRAB STUFFED CRIMINI MUSHROOM  artichoke, old bay, aioli
ROCK CRAB DIP  rock crab, old bay, lemon, crostini
SCALLOPS WRAPPED IN BACON  orange soy glaze
OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL  verjus mignonette, lemon
WOOD GRILLED SHRIMP  white bean purée, crispy prosciutto, chimichurri

Hearty & Meaty $3

BACON WRAPPED STUFFED DATE  Bayley Hazen blue cheese, local black pepper & Juniper cured bacon, tarragon
SMOKED LOCAL BRATWURST  maple mustard, pickled red onion, microgreens
MACARONI & CHEESE CUPS  herb breadcrumb crust
20-HOUR BEEF  pickled red onions, horseradish crème fraîche, microgreens, seeded crostini
BLUE CHEESE TOAST  Bayley Hazen Blue, sweet roasted garlic purée, wildflower honey, Red Hen Bakery bread
MINI CARNITAS TACO  lime crema, cilantro, radish

Crispy & Fried $3-4

FRIED VERMONT CHICKEN  salted honey butter
FRIED MOZZARELLA  tomato jam
ONION RINGS  horseradish crème fraîche
DRY RUBBED CHICKEN WINGS  Bayley Hazen blue cheese, bourbon BBQ Sauce $4
FRIED SUMMER SQUASH  buttermilk herb dressing
FRIED SHRIMP  remoulade, crispy prosciutto $4

ADD  (for snacks at the bar & scattered on cocktail tables)

CASTELVETRANO OLIVES $8/bowl
SPICED NUTS $6/bowl
BAR MIX $6/bowl

Summer Plated Menu

$38 per person

First Course

choose one

MIXED LOCAL GREENS  roasted local vegetables, spiced pepitas, sherry vinaigrette
ARUGULA SALAD  crispy quinoa, cherry tomatoes, shaved fennel, almonds, sherry vinaigrette
LOCAL GREENS, HERBS, FLOWERS  shaved vegetables, tomme, lemon vinaigrette
PANZANELLA  local tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, toasted sourdough, arugula
CAPRESE  Maplebrook mozzarella, local tomato, basil, olive oil, sea salt
GAZPACHO  cucumber, Maplebrook feta, herb salad
CHEESE PLATE  three VT cheeses, preserves, candied nuts, crackers // +2
“STREET CORN”  wood grilled sweet corn, roasted fingerling potatoes, paprika, aïoli, cotija
BABY BEETS  house ricotta, crispy coppa, herbs, fig balsamic
HERB & CHEVRE POLENTA CAKE  smoked tomato jam, mushroom duxelle, microgreens
MUSHROOM TOAST  grilled Red Hen Bread, tarragon aïoli, roasted garlic
GRILLED PEACHES  prosciutto, mint, burrata, cherry tomato

Entrées

choose two-three main dishes with matching sides

DRY RUBBED ROASTED BONE-IN VERMONT CHICKEN

  • herb jus, cheddar grits, braised greens
  • pistou, crushed potatoes, roasted garlic, arugula
  • roasted or grilled local vegetables, herb & lemon crème fraîche

WOOD GRILLED SALMON

  • fennel and arugula salad, beet purée
  • grilled zucchini & summer squashes, beurre blanc
  • heirloom tomato panzanella, summer pesto

GRILLED SHRIMP & CAST IRON SEARED SCALLOP

  • carrot ginger beurre blanc, Grilled asparagus, new potato purée
  • crispy fingerling potatoes, remoulade, grilled scallions, herbs
  • white bean, fennel, arugula salad, roasted pepper coulis
  • ADD CAST IRON SEARED CRAB CAKE $4

LOCAL SIRLOIN STEAK

  • bordelaise, charred sweet onion, buttermilk whipped potatoes
  • hand crushed potatoes, crispy rosemary, garlic confit, chimichurri
  • roasted beets, Bayley Hazen blue cheese, horseradish crème fraîche, arugula
  • SUB LOCAL BEEF TENDERLOIN $4
  • ADD CAST IRON SEARED CRAB CAKE $4

RICOTTA GNOCCHI

  • pesto, fresh cherry tomatoes, grana padano, microgreens
  • taleggio cream, roasted mushrooms, crispy kale

CREAMY POLENTA

  • roasted mushrooms, hazelnuts, salsa verde
  • grilled baby peppers & onions, smoked queso fresco, Green Goddess dressing

ROASTED EGGPLANT & CHICKPEAS

  • eggplant purée, warm & crispy chickpeas, cucumber, heirloom cherry tomatoes, Maplebrook feta, herb yogurt sauce, fresh herbs

LOCAL VEGETABLE KEBABS (V)

  • hummus, olive oil, lemon tahini vinaigrette, fresh herbs

*fresh vegetarian pasta option available upon request.

Summer Family Style Menu

$38 per person + $2 per person for Buffet

First Course

choose one

MIXED LOCAL GREENS  roasted local vegetables, spiced pepitas, sherry vinaigrette
ARUGULA SALAD  crispy quinoa, cherry tomatoes, shaved fennel, almonds, sherry vinaigrette
LOCAL GREENS, HERBS, FLOWERS  shaved vegetables, tomme, lemon vinaigrette
PANZANELLA  local tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, toasted sourdough, arugula
CAPRESE Maplebrook  mozzarella, local tomato, basil, olive oil, sea salt
CHEESE PLATE  three VT cheeses, preserves, candied nuts, crackers // +2
“STREET CORN”  wood grilled sweet corn, roasted fingerling potatoes, paprika, aioli, cotija
BABY BEETS  house ricotta, crispy coppa, herbs, fig balsamic
HERB & CHEVRE POLENTA CAKE  smoked tomato jam, mushroom duxelle, microgreens
MUSHROOM TOAST  grilled Red Hen Bread, tarragon aioli, roasted garlic

Entrées

choose up to two

DRY RUBBED ROASTED BONE-IN VERMONT CHICKEN  herb jus
WOOD GRILLED PORK LOIN  maple mustard
CAST IRON SALMON  beet purée, salsa verde
GRILLED SHRIMP & CAST IRON SEARED SCALLOP  preserved lemon remoulade, microgreens
VERMONT SIRLOIN STEAK  bordelaise, charred sweet onions
CREAMY POLENTA  roasted mushrooms, hazelnuts, salsa verde
LOCAL VEGETABLE KEBABS  hummus, olive oil, lemon tahini vinaigrette, fresh herbs (V)
+ WOOD GRILLED VT BEEF TENDERLOIN  bordelaise $4
+ CAST IRON SEARED CRAB CAKES  herb aïoli $4

Sides

choose up to three

GRILLED SUMMER SQUASH & ZUCCHINI  roasted pepper coulis, crispy quinoa
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER  dried currants, toasted pine nuts, olive oil
GRILLED ASPARAGUS  sauce gribiche
ROASTED BABY CARROTS  pesto, burrata, toasted almonds, shoots
ROASTED SWEET POTATOES  smoked pepper crème, candied pepitas
ROASTED MUSHROOMS  garlic, sherry, crispy shallots
SUCCOTASH  sweet corn, green beans, tomatoes
CRUSHED POTATOES  crispy rosemary, garlic confit
ROASTED GARLIC & BAYLEY HAZEN WHIPPED POTATOES  creme fraiche, sea salt
PENE PASTA  smoked mushrooms, spinach, roasted peppers, grana padano, herb butter
TORTELLINI  gorgonzola cream, spiced walnuts, cipollini onions, rosemary

Autumn Plated Menu

$36-40 per person

First Course

choose one

MIXED LOCAL GREENS  roasted local vegetables, spiced pepitas, sherry vinaigrette
KALE & ARUGULA  apple, Bayley Hazen blue cheese, spiced pecans, buttermilk herb vinaigrette
DELICATA SQUASH & GREENS  cranberries, chèvre, almonds, cider vinaigrette
CHEESE PLATE  three VT cheeses, preserves, candied nuts, crackers // +2
FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS  smoked maple, mustard crème fraîche
RADICCHIO & ORANGE  endive, golden raisins, pine nuts
BABY BEETS  house ricotta, crispy coppa, herbs, fig balsamic
HERB & CHEVRE POLENTA CAKE  smoked tomato jam, mushroom duxelle, microgreens
MUSHROOM TOAST  grilled Red Hen Bread, tarragon aioli, roasted garlic
MACARONI & CHEESE  herb breadcrumb crust

Entrées

choose up to three

DRY RUBBED ROASTED BONE-IN VERMONT CHICKEN

  • herb jus, cheddar grits, braised greens
  • pistou, crushed potatoes, roasted garlic, arugula
  • roasted or grilled local vegetables, herb & lemon crème fraîche

WOOD GRILLED SALMON

  • fennel and arugula salad, beet purée
  • grilled chicory salad, celery root purée
  • fingerling potato chowder

GRILLED SHRIMP & CAST IRON SEARED SCALLOP

  • carrot ginger beurre blanc, broccoli rabe, potato purée
  • crispy fingerling potatoes, remoulade, grilled scallions, herbs
  • white bean, fennel, arugula salad, roasted pepper coulis

VERMONT SIRLOIN STEAK

  • bordelaise, charred sweet onion, buttermilk whipped potatoes
  • hand crushed potatoes, crispy rosemary, garlic confit, kale, chimichurri
  • roasted beets, Bayley Hazen blue cheese, horseradish crème fraîche, arugula

RICOTTA GNOCCHI

  • butternut squash cream, roasted apple, fried sage
  • taleggio cream, roasted mushrooms, crispy kale

CREAMY POLENTA

  • roasted mushrooms, hazelnuts, salsa verde
  • grilled baby peppers & onions, smoked queso fresco, Green Goddess dressing

LOCAL VEGETABLE KEBABS (V)

  • hummus, olive oil, lemon tahini vinaigrette, fresh herbs

PASTA

  • pene, smoked mushrooms, spinach, roasted peppers, grana padano, herb butter
  • tortellini, gorgonzola cream, spiced walnuts, cipollini onions, rosemary

*fresh vegetarian pasta option available upon request

Autumn Family Style Menu

$38 per person

First Course

choose one

MIXED LOCAL GREENS  roasted local vegetables, spiced pepitas, sherry vinaigrette
KALE & ARUGULA  apple, Bayley Hazen, spiced pecans, buttermilk herb vinaigrette
DELICATA SQUASH & GREENS cranberries, chèvre, almonds, cider vinaigrette
CHEESE PLATE three VT cheeses, preserves, candied nuts, crackers // +2
FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS  smoked maple, mustard crème fraîche
RADICCHIO & ORANGE  endive, golden raisins, pine nuts
BABY BEETS  house ricotta, crispy coppa, herbs, fig balsamic
HERB & CHEVRE POLENTA CAKE  smoked tomato jam, mushroom duxelle, microgreens
MUSHROOM TOAST  grilled Red Hen Bread, tarragon aioli, roasted garlic

Entrées

choose up to two

DRY RUBBED ROASTED BONE-IN VERMONT CHICKEN  herb jus
WOOD GRILLED PORK LOIN  maple mustard
CAST IRON SALMON  beet puree, salsa verde
GRILLED SHRIMP & CAST IRON SEARED SCALLOP  preserved lemon remoulade, microgreens
VERMONT SIRLOIN STEAK  bordelaise, charred sweet onions
CREAMY POLENTA Roasted  mushrooms, hazelnuts, salsa verde
LOCAL VEGETABLE KEBABS  hummus, olive oil,  lemon tahini vinaigrette, fresh herbs (V)
+ WOOD GRILLED VT BEEF TENDERLOIN  bordelaise $4
+ CAST IRON SEARED CRAB CAKES  herb aïoli $4

Sides

choose up to three

BUTTERNUT SQUASH PURÉE  cider reduction, candied nuts, crispy sage
EMBER ROASTED MUSHROOMS  garlic, sherry, crispy shallots
HAND CRUSHED POTATOES  crispy rosemary, garlic confit
ROOT VEGETABLES  olive oil, sea salt, herbs
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER  dried currants, toasted pine nuts, olive oil
ROASTED CARROTS  pesto, burrata, toasted almonds, shoots
ROASTED SWEET POTATOES  smoked pepper crème, candied pepitas
ROASTED GARLIC & BAYLEY HAZEN WHIPPED POTATOES  crème fraîche, sea salt
PENE PASTA  smoked mushrooms, spinach, roasted peppers, grana padano, herb butter
TORTELLINI  gorgonzola cream, spiced walnuts, cipollini onions, rosemary
MACARONI & CHEESE  herb breadcrumb crust

El Cortijo Taco Bar

Salsa Bar

SALSA ROJA, TAQUERA, AND VERDE
GUACAMOLE
QUESO FUNDIDO
WARM TORTILLA CHIPS

Build Your Own Taco Buffet

FRIJOLES (Vermont Bean Crafters organic black beans)
POLLO (spice rubbed Adams Farm chicken)
CARNITAS (slow cooked Vermont Heritage Grazers pork)

Sides

choose up to two

SPANISH RICE
GREENS with citrus vinaigrette

Accompaniments

  • CHAMPLAIN VALLEY CREAMERY QUESO FRESCO
  • SHREDDED LETTUCE
  • DICED ONION
  • CILANTRO
  • SALSA ROJA
  • PICKLED JALAPEÑOS
  • SOUR CREAM
  • BLACK OLIVES
  • HOUSE MADE HOT SAUCES
Upgrade Packages

Pre-Ceremony Beverages

$2 per person

Welcome your guests with a cold beverage for them to sip on as they arrive, and mingle before your ceremony.

HOUSE MADE LEMONADE  Regular, Lavender, Mint, or Berry
HOUSE BREWED ICED TEA  Regular, Southern Sweet, Lemon, or Berry
CHILLED ICE WATER  Cucumber, Basil, or Mixed Citrus

Coffee & Tea Station

$2 per person

VERMONT COFFEE CO. Regular or Decaffeinated
VERMONT ARTISAN TEA SELECTION
ADD: CARRIER ROASTING COLDREW COFFEE
ADD: ICED TEA

Vermont milk & cream (soy or almond milk available), raw sugar cubes, Vermont clover honey

+ HOUSE MADE HOT CHOCOLATE marshmallows  $2
+ HOT MULLED VT CIDER  cinnamon sticks $2

Late Night Snacks

$4/selection per person. Recommended for 1/2 to 2/3 of your guest count

Treat your guests to some snacks during the dancing portion of your evening!

FRESHLY POPPED POPCORN  Maple Bacon, Sea Salt, or Old Bay
SOFT PRETZELS   sea salt
ASSORTED FLATBREAD PIZZA  Maplebrook mozzarella, basil, tomato sauce
MINI CIDER DONUTS & WARM CIDER
MAC N CHEESE CUPS  herb breadcrumbs
QUESO FUNDIDO  tortilla chips

S’mores Bar

$5 per person

Graham crackers, locally made marshmallows, chocolate bars

Toppings: Nutella, fruit preserves, peanut butter, VT honey, peanut butter cups, peppermint chocolates, Oreo cookies

Dessert

$8 per person

Chocolate Stout Cake // Chocolate Torte (GF) // Seasonal Cheesecakes // Seasonal Pies

Bar Program

Beer

CASH BAR  Set up $350 // Add Compostable Cups $0.25 per person
OPEN BAR  Estimated $35 per person // Charged per consumption

We assume guests will have 5 drinks during the course of the event (2 during cocktails, 1 during dinner, 2 during dancing) multiplied by an average drink price of $7 per drink. This typically covers the high end of an estimated budget.

Includes 1 round wine pour with dinner

BEER & WINE ONLY  Estimated $30 per person // Charged per consumption

We assume guests will have 5 drinks during the course of the event. (2 during cocktails, 1 during dinner, 2 during dancing) multiplied by an average drink price of $7 per drink. This typically covers the high end of an estimated budget.

Includes 1 round wine pour with dinner

+ ADD: Wine pour with dinner // additional 1-2 rounds +$6 per person
+ ADD: Champagne Toast

It’s our recommendation to do a staffed champagne table as guests enter the reception from the cocktail hour. That way those guests that would like champagne may take a glass, and those that don’t will toast with drink-in-hand. This provides less wasted champagne, and thus no wasted money.

 

Bar Selections

A standard bar package includes:

Beers  $5/beer
2 keg beers, 2 canned/bottled beers,

Cider  $7/can
1 canned/bottled cider

Wine  $25/bottle 5 selections
2 whites, 2 reds, 1 sparkling
Suggestion:  A rosé option in place of a red during warmer months

Liquor: $7 per drink well // $10+ per drink upgrade
5 selections

6+
well // upgrade


Vodka
Luksosawa // Tito’s, Grey Goose, Smuggler’s Notch*

Tequila
El Charro Blanco // Milagro, Espolon

Rum
Cruzan White // Bacardi
Sailor Jerry, Captain Morgan //

Gin
Beefeater // Tanqueray, Bombay, Barr Hill*

Whiskey
Evan Williams // Maker’s Mark, Bulliet, Whistle Pig*

*Vermont made