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Wedding Buffet (Spring/Summer)

Sample Menu

Fresh flavors, vibrant colors, and endless ways to customize your taste!
We wrote this menu with the season in mind. Start off with a fabulous cocktail hour featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and your choice of stationary table. For dinner, a bountiful buffet and an artisan bread station. For dessert, the options are endless—wedding cake, cupcakes, dessert bars—we do it all!

Contact us at weddings@palmersdarien.com to set-up your private consultation and cake tasting.

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES

(Choose 6)

Watermelon & Tomato Salad
Mozzarella Pearls, Basil Oil, Balsamic Reduction

Mexican Street Corn
Grilled Baby Corn, Creamy Elote Sauce, Queso Fresco, Lime

New England Lobster Roll
Preserved Lemon, Herbed Mayo, Buttered Brioche

Tuna Napoleon
Soy Glazed Tuna, Sushi Rice, Sriracha Aioli

Corn & Crab Fritters
Jalapeño Remoulade

Angus Beef Sliders
Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Caramelized Onions & Secret Sauce

Five Peppercorn Filet Skewers
Horseradish Cream & Micro Arugula

Korean Fried Chicken
Gochujang BBQ Glaze, Peanuts, Buttermilk Dipping Sauce

Chipotle Chicken Cornbread Cakes
Chipotle Aioli & Cilantro

Duck Quesadillas
Duck Confit, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Dates
Medjool Dates, Nueske’s Bacon, Gorgonzola Dolce

Cuban Empanadas
Slow-Roasted Pork, Swiss Cheese, Ham, Pickles, Dijon

STATIONARY TABLES

(Select 1 to 2)

HEIRLOOM TOMATO
& MOZZARELLA STATION

This Caprese Station features our favorite summer vegetable, the tomato! Heirloom tomatoes in all shapes and colors are sliced to order alongside fresh mozzarella. Top off your crostini with a trip to the Olive Oil, Vinegar & Salt Bars. With 17 different toppings to choose from, your guests will keep coming back to try new flavor combinations.

Base: Salt & Pepper Crostini

Toppings: Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Pesto

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Tuscan Olive Oil, Greek Olive Oil, Spanish Olive Oil, California Olive Oil

Vinegars: Classic Balsamic, Aged Balsamic, Red Wine Vinegar, Sherry Vinegar, Basil Vinegar, Raspberry Vinegar, Pomegranate Vinegar

Salt: Fleur de Sel, Maldon, Hawaiian Red Salt, Black Salt, Truffle Salt, Lemon Salt

SUMMER SEAFOOD BAR

At this incredible raw bar, silver shell bowls are filled with ice and topped with an incredible selection of fresh seafood. The bar is completely customizable so you can pick which selections you want.

Raw Seafood: Kumamoto & Blue Point Oysters, Little Neck Clams

Cooked Seafood: Poached Jumbo White Shrimp, Cocktail Crab Claws, Lobster Tails

Sauces: Lemon Horseradish Cocktail Sauce, Creamy Mustard Remoulade, Trio of Mignonettes, Lemon & Tabasco

ARTISANAL CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE STATION

This gorgeous station features rustic wooden cheese boards, baskets of breads & crackers and silver pedestals overflowing with bunches of grapes and fresh berries.

Cheeses: Humboldt Fog, Oma, Beecher’s Clothbound Cheddar, Harbison, Point Reyes Bay Blue

Accompaniments: Red Bee Honey Comb, Imported Olives, Red Table Salami, Grapes, Dried Fruits, Fresh Berries

Breads: Assorted Crackers, Salt & Pepper Crostini, Flatbreads

CROSTINI STATION

This rustic tablescape features wooden crates and boards, chalkboard signage and seasonally inspired crostini.

› Heirloom Tomato, Basil & Burrata
› Peach, Prosciutto & Local Honey
› Grilled Corn, Mexican Crema, Cilantro
› Maine Lobster, Lemon Aioli & Herbs
› Filet Mignon, Horseradish Chive Cream & Brioche

SUSHI STATION

A gorgeous selection of rolls and nigiri are elegantly displayed on mirrored trays. Guests can “paint their plate” with fun sauces and condiments.

Maki: California, Spicy Tuna, Philly, Rainbow, Veggie

Nigiri: Yellowfin, Hamachi, Salmon, Shrimp, Tamago

Soy Sauce: Classic, Low Sodium, Tamari (GF)

Condiments: Wasabi, Pickled Ginger, Tobiko, Salmon Roe

Sauces: Soy Glaze, Sriracha Aioli, Avocado Mayo, Sweet Mango Chili

BUFFET ENTREES

(Choose 3)

Herb Rubbed Filet Mignon
Horseradish Sauce

Braised Beef Short Ribs
Horseradish Gremolata

Salt & Pepper NY Strip
Frizzled Onions, Gorgonzola Cream

Grilled Skirt Steak
Spring Succotash, Avocado Chimichurri

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder
Salsa Verde

Pancetta Wrapped Pork Loin
Peach Chutney

Roasted Free Range Chicken
Crumbled Feta & Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette

Crispy Chicken Paillards
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Roasted Statler Chicken Breasts
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms

Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Creamy Cabbage Slaw, Sweet & Spicy Pickles

Pan-Seared Diver Scallops
Corn & Tomato Salad

Grilled Wild Salmon
Avocado Citrus Salad

Panko Crusted Halibut
Lemon Beurre Blanc, Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad

Butter-Roasted Lobster Tails
Blue Crab Stuffing

BUFFET SIDES

(Choose 3)

Grilled Vegetable Primavera
Fregola Sarda Pasta & Basil Vinaigrette

Seasonal Risotto
Sautéed to order

Truffle Marinated Potatoes
Parsley, Celery & Radish

Buttery Roasted Potatoes
Garlic & Parsley

Crispy Oven-Roasted Broccoli
Lemon, Chili, Shaved Parmesan

Summer Vegetable Salad
Grilled Veggies, Torn Basil, Sherry Vinaigrette

Crispy Eggplant Towers
Sautéed Spinach, Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Pepper Goat Cheese

Corn & Manchego
Jalapeño & Lime

Grilled Asparagus
Lemon Vinaigrette

Grilled Panzanella Salad
Grilled Sourdough, Peaches, Corn, Baby Romaine, Basil Vinaigrette

Individual Red Endive Salads
Roasted Beets, Pistachios & Goat Cheese

Spinach & Strawberry Salad
Goat Cheese, Almonds, Red Onion, Avocado, Poppy Seed Dressing

Little Gem Lettuce
Cucumber, Radish, Spring Peas, Light Buttermilk Dressing

Artisan Bread Display
Mini Sea Salt Caraway Batards, Cheddar Brioche Rolls, Cornbread Muffins, Sliced Sourdough & Raisin Walnut Baguettes served with Vermont Creamery Butter, Honey Butter, and Whipped Herbed Ricotta

WEDDING CAKE & DESSERT BARS

Our bakery is renowned for desserts that “taste as good as they look”! Whether you’re looking for a classic tiered cake, a cupcake tower or a decadent dessert bar, we can create the perfect dessert for your special day.

Take a look at all of our fabulous reviews on Wedding Wire!

COFFEE
& TEA STATION

COFFEE:
› Regular
› Decaf

TEAS:
› English Breakfast
› Earl Grey
› Jasmine Green Tea
› Darjeeling
› White Ginger Peach

CONDIMENTS:
› Rock Candy Stirrers
› Sugar Cubes
› Local Honey
› Lemons
› Splenda
› Milk
› Cream

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