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Catering & Event Planning:

Holiday

 

Call (203) 655-2077 and Press 1 to be connected directly with our catering team.  Or send us an email at events@palmersdarien.com

Please note:  We are sold out every weekend in December.  We still have openings during the weekdays and throughout January.  Booking in advance will help secure your requested dates.

Sample Menus

HORS D’OEUVRES
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
WINTER PLATED DINNER
HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY
WINTER BUFFET

VEGETARIAN
Papas Bravas | Olive Oil Confit Potato Cups, Bravas Sauce, Smoked Paprika & Orange Aioli
Avocado Toasts | Smashed Avocado, Blood Orange, Basil
Parmesan Risotto Cake | Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
Warm Gruyères | Cheesy Bread Balls topped with Sea Salt & Thyme
Pimento Cheese Biscuit | Cream Cheese, Red Pepper Jelly
Crispy Falafels | Fava Bean Hummus

SEAFOOD
Blue Crab Poppers | Cream Crab & Corn Custard, Crispy Panko Breading, Old Bay Sea Salt
Smoked Salmon Tartar | Housemade Potato Chip, Creme Fraiche, Capers & Dill
Tuna Napoleon | Soy Glazed Tuna, Sushi Rice, Sriracha Aioli
Shrimp Toast | Thai Chili Shrimp Spread, Sesame Seeds, Lemongrass Dipping Sauce
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes | Créme Fraîche, American Sturgeon Caviar
Oysters Rocky | Blue Point Oysters, Pernod Cream, Spinach, Bacon Panko Crumble

BEEF
Spaghetti & Meatballs | Capellini Pasta Nests, Parmesan Bechamel, Mini Meatballs, Melted Mozzarella
Beef Carpaccio | Seared Filet Mignon, Baby Arugula, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Olive Oil Crostini
Classic Beef Sliders | Angus Beef, Vermont Cheddar, Wickles Pickles & Ketchup
Bacon & Blue Sliders | Angus Beef, Bacon & Caramelized Onion Jam, Blue Cheese & Secret Sauce
Five Peppercorn Filet Skewers | Horseradish Cream & Micro Arugula
Short Rib Spoons | Potato Parsnip Puree, Gremolata

POULTRY
Korean Fried Chicken | Gochujang BBQ Glaze, Peanuts, Buttermilk Dipping Sauce
Duck Quesadilla | Duck Confit, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese
Chipotle Chicken Cornbread Cakes | Chipotle Aioli & Cilantro
Tater Tot Poutine | Crispy Duck Fat Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Foie Gras, Madeira Gravy
Chicken Pot Pie Bites | Chicken & Veggies, Creamy Veloute, Flaky Pastry Crust

PORK
Caramelized Onion Croquettes | Chorizo Aioli
Bacon Wrapped Dates | Medjool Dates, Nueske’s Bacon, Gorgonzola Dolce
Cuban Empanada | Slow-Roasted Pork, Swiss Cheese, Ham, Pickles, Dijon
Spanish Tortilla Bites | Caramelized Onion, Crispy Chorizo, Paprika Aioli

UPON ARRIVAL
› Mistletoe Martini | Tito’s Vodka, St. Germaine, Cranberry Juice, Frozen Cranberries, Mint

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
› Chicken Pot Pie Bites | Chicken & Veggies, Creamy Veloute, Flaky Pastry Crust
› Roasted Fingerling Potatoes | Créme Fraîche, American Sturgeon Caviar
› Smoked Salmon Tartar | Herbed Potato Chip, Creme Fraiche, Dill
› Bacon Wrapped Dates | Medjool Dates, Neuske’s Bacon, Gorgonzola Dolce
› Parmesan Risotto Cake | Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad, Black Truffle

SPIRAL HAM STATION
› Neuske’s Ham | Praline Mustard Glaze
› Condiments | Dijon Mustard, Honey Mustard, Fruit Chutney
› Rolls | Buttermilk Biscuits, Cornbread Muffins

RAW BAR
› Raw Seafood | Copps Island Oysters, Little Neck Clams
› Cooked Seafood | Poached Jumbo White Shrimp, Cocktail Crab Claws, Lobster Tails
› Sauces | Lemon Horseradish Cocktail Sauce, Creamy Mustard Remoulade, Mignonette, Lemon & Tabasco

MAC &CHEESE SKILLET STATION
› Mac | Vermont Cheddar, White Truffle, BBQ Chicken, Lobster
› Toppings | Crispy Bacon, Frizzled Onions, Diced Tomatoes, Broccoli, Jalapenos, Sautéed Mushrooms, Cheddar Cheese, Scallions, Sriracha

DIPPING STATION
› Chicken Satay | Thai Peanut Dressing
› Peppercorn Filet | Horseradish Sauce
› Poached Shrimp | Lemon Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
› Roasted Veggies | Green Goddess Sauce

HOLIDAY DESSERT BAR
› Deluxe Tiramisu Cups | Marsala Mascarpone Cream, Kahlua Coffee Syrup, Lady Fingers
› Mini Pear Almond Tarts | Vanilla Bean Poached Pears, Almond Frangipane, Apricot Jam
› White Chocolate Raspberry Trifles | Vanilla Sponge, White Chocolate Mousse, Framboise Syrup, Fresh Raspberries
› Linzer Bars | Pecan Cookie Crust & Raspberry Preserves
› Miniature Bouche de Noels | Chocolate Flourless Cake, Chantilly Cream, Chocolate Ganache

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
› Gruyere Cheese Puffs | Toasted Brioche, Melty Cheese, Sea Salt & Chives
› Spicy Tuna Tartar | Crispy Sushi Rice, Sriracha Aioli, Toasted Sesame Seeds
› Beef Carpaccio | Baby Arugula, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Olive Oil Crostini

PLATED FIRST COURSE
› Brussels Sprout Caesar | Wave Hill Croutons, Shaved Pecorino

PLATED FIRST COURSE
› Orecchiette | Bolognese Sauce, Whipped Ricotta, Basil, EVOO
› Amy’s Parmesan Twist Rolls | Salted Vermont Creamery Butter

GUEST’S CHOICE OF PLATED ENTREE
› Chicken Saltimbocca | Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken, Fig Balsamic, Olive Oil Poached Potatoes
› Maple Glazed Salmon | Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato Puree, Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
› Salt & Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon | Melted Onions, Roaring 40’s Blue, Potato Parsnip Puree

PLATED DESSERT
› Coffee & Donuts |Coffee Cardamom Pots du Crème, Warm Donut Muffins

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
› Bacon & Blue Sliders | Angus Beef, Bacon & Caramelized Onion Jam, Blue Cheese, Secret Sauce
› Mini Lobster Grilled Cheese | Maine Lobster, Hatch Chilies, 3 Cheese Blend, Sourdough
› Korean Fried Chicken | Gochujang BBQ Glaze, Peanuts, Buttermilk Dipping Sauce
› Cuban Empanadas | Slow Roasted Pork, Swiss Cheese, Ham, Pickles & Dijon. Served with an Avocado Chimmichurri Dipping Sauce
› Avocado Toast | Smashed Avocado, Blood Orange & Basil

BACON BAR
This fun station features 3 flavors of candied bacon suspended from clothespins on a vertical food wall
› Vermont Maple & Bulleit Bourbon Bacon
› Brown Sugar & Ghost Pepper Bacon
› Dark Chocolate & Caramel Bacon

ASIAN STATION
› Rolls | California, Tuna Lover, Philly, Rainbow, Avocado Cucumber, Crazy
› Noodle Boxes | Cold Sesame Noodles
› Dumplings | Edamame Lemon Grass, Pork Ginger
› Condiments | Soy Sauce, Wasabi, Pickled Ginger, Sriracha, Ponzu

MAC & CHEESE SKILLET STATION
› Mac| Vermont Cheddar, White Truffle, BBQ Chicken, Lobster
› Toppings | Crispy Bacon, Frizzled Onions, Diced Tomatoes, Broccoli, Jalapenos, Sautéed Mushrooms, Cheddar Cheese, Scallions, Sriracha

PLATED DESSERT
› Warm Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Milk Shooters
› Passed Mini Milkshakes | Pumpkin Spice, Nutella, Coffee Caramel or Peppermint

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
› Parmesan Risotto Cake | Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
› Smoked Salmon Tartar | House Made Potato Chip, Creme Fraiche, Capers & Dill
› Bacon Wrapped Dates | Medjool Dates, Nueske’s Bacon, Gorgonzola Dolce
› Chicken Pot Pie Bites | Chicken & Veggies, Creamy Veloute, Flaky Pastry Crust
› Oysters Rocky | Blue Point Oysters, Pernod Cream, Spinach, Bacon Panko Crumble

STATIONARY HORS D’OEUVRES
› Poached Jumbo White Shrimp | Lemon Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
› Baked Brie en Croute | Pear Cranberry Chutney, Flaky Puff Pastry
› Crispy Roasted Asparagus | Prosciutto Wrapped, Lemon Aioli

BUFFET DINNER
› Beef Wellington | Seared Filet of Beef, Wild Mushroom Duxelle, Flaky Puff Pastry
› Pancetta Wrapped Pork Loin | Apricot & Prune Stuffing, Sweet Mustard Glaze
› Pan-Seared Salmon | Maple Glaze, Celery Root Apple Remoulade
› Pumpkin Ravioli | Pecans, Root Veg Hash, Calvados Cream
› Frisee Salad | Butternut Squash ‘Croutons’, Pomegranate Seeds, Shaved Gouda, Warm Maple Bacon Vinaigrette
› Creamy Potato Gratin | Caramelized Onions, Créme Fraiche, Thyme
› Classic Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Lemon, Olive Oil
› Assorted Artisan Rolls | Salted Vermont Creamery Butter

DESSERT SHOOTERS
› Boozy Tiramisu | Marsala Mascarpone Cream, Kaluha Coffee Syrup, Ladyfingers
› Chocolate Raspberry Trifle | Deviled Food Cake, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Fresh Raspberries
› Caramel Budino | Salted Caramel Pudding, Pretzel Crumble, Dulce de Leche, Whipped Cream
› Lemon Meringue | Fresh Lemon Curd, Graham Cracker Crumble, Toasted Meringue

HOT CHOCOLATE STATION
› Rich Dark Chocolate | served with Whipped Cream, House-Made Marshmallows, Caramel & Chocolate Sauce, Peppermint Sticks & Chocolate Wafer Sticks

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