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Wedding Plated (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. A beautiful plated first course will greet guests at their table, followed by their choice of entree. 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

FIRST COURSE

Served with French Sea Salt Caraway Rolls and Vermont Creamery Butter

(Choose 1)

Heirloom Tomato Tart
Maplebrook Burrata, Purple Basil, Minus 8 Vinegar

Golden Beet Salad
Macerated Strawberries, Ash Ripened Goat Cheese, Aged Balsamic

 

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

Seafood Trio
Maryland Crab Cake with Roasted Pepper Remoulade, Seared Scallop with Sweet Corn, Poached White Shrimp with Sauce Vert

ENTREE

(Choose 3)

Seared Chilean Sea Bass
Sweet Corn Risotto, Lobster Nage, Popcorn Shoots, Bacon Crumble

Pan-Roasted Salmon
Herbed Fennel Butter, Lemon Confit, Spring Vegetables

Misoyaki Butterfish
Sauteed Baby Bok Choy, Coconut Rice

Aged NY Strip
King Oyster Mushroom Pave, Pea Emulsion, Pan Jus

Beef Tenderloin
Potatoes Anna, Gorgonzola Dolce Butter, Pan Jus

 

Aged NY Strip
King Oyster Mushroom Pave, Pea Emulsion, Pan Jus

Roasted North Star Lamb Chops
Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant & Green Peppercorn Sauce

Roasted Statler Chicken Breast
Carrot Mash, Pea Shoots, Bacon Potato Crumble, Jus

Cornbread Stuffed Chicken Breast
Sautéed Wild Mushroom & Creamed Corn

Roasted Statler Chicken Breast
Black Rice Risotto, Pickled Beech Mushrooms, Shaved Brussels, Ricotta Cream

King Oyster Mushroom “Scallops”
Creamy Asparagus & Pea Risotto

Summer Vegetable “Pot Pie”
Grilled Corn, Blistered Tomatoes, Summer Beans, Purple Potatoes, Lemon Basil Cream, Flaky Pastry Pillow

DESSERTS

Served with Coffee & Tea

(Choose 1)

Coffee & Donuts
Coffee Kahlua Pots du Creme, Warm Donut Muffins

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberries, Sugar Biscuit, White Chocolate Cream

Molten Chocolate Cake
Vanilla Bean Gelato, Fresh Raspberries

Trio of Panna Cotta
Mango, Coconut & Passion Fruit

Toasted Almond Cake
White Chocolate Mousse, Macerated Strawberries, Aged Balsamic

Summer Fruit Tart
Vanilla Bean Pavlova, Honey Mascarpone Cream, Fresh Fruit

Milk Chocolate Mousse
Hazelnut Crunch, Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream, Salted Caramel

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!

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