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Catering Menu

Minimum 40 people

This menu is to serve as a guide with clear cut per person pricing to simplify your budgeting needs. All selections are priced person so that you can build your event according to your budget and individual needs. Choose entrée only or build an entire dinner buffet. We are happy to customize a menu for you though pricing may fluctuate.

All catered buffet menu prices include pan holders, heating fuel, delivery & Set Up.

For an additional fee, china, linen napkins, beautiful flatware, table cloths and beautiful chafing dishes can be arranged and set up for an additional fee.

Fully catered events that require plating & service staff are designed and priced on an individual basis. Menu below can be used as a guide but many more options available.

Chef/Proprietor: Marc Laurin 941-544-5925
Website: www.personalchefsarasota.com
Email: marc@personalchefsarasota.com

Cold Hors d’oeuvres (Priced based on two pieces per person)

Curry chicken pate in phyllo cups with dried cranberry garni $1.75

Smoked salmon Mousse on marbled rye toast rounds with dill garnish $2.00

Prosciutto di Parma sliced paper thin with arugula, shaved parmesan and extra virgin olive oil on a crostini $2.00

Fig and goat cheese crostini garnished with toasted walnuts $2.00

Tomato Bruschetta crostini $1.75

Prosciutto Di Parma wrapped asparagus tips with roasted garlic aioli $2.00

Smoked Salmon wrapped asparagus tips with dill sour cream $2.00

Blue Crab Salad on a sesame wafer cracker $2.00

Deviled Eggs $1.50

Assorted Pin Wheels $1.50

Peppered Beef with carmelized onions $1.50

Hot Hors d’oeuvres (Priced based on two pieces per person)

Assorted Mini Quiche $1.50 3 pp

Mushrooms, cheese and caramelized onion in mini phyllo cup $2.00

Pork pot sticker served with sweet soy glaze $1.75

Blue crab stuffed mushrooms with sauce Mornay $2.25

Parmesan Cheese Puffs $1.75

Brie raspberry and almond wrapped in phyllo $2.00

Mini Swedish meatballs in a creamy mushroom sauce or sweet chili glaze $2.00 4-5 pp

Chicken Satay with peanut sauce $2.00

Spanakopitas – spinach and feta in flakey phyllo $1.75

Chicken spring rolls served crisp with plum sauce $2.00

Kielbasa in Puff Pastry $1.75

Spinach, arugula and goat cheese tartlets $2.00

Coconut shrimp – lightly coated and served with mango chutney $2.50

Mini blue crab cakes with Creole mustard remoulade $2.75

Wild mushroom and brie tartlet in a mini phyllo with caramelized onion $2.00

Sausage stuffed mushrooms with parmesan cream sauce $1.75

Pigs in a Blanket $1.75

Grand Displays & Platters

Crudite - Vegetables Artistically Arranged with Maytag Blue Cheese dressing and Buttermilk $1.75 pp

Domestic Cheese Display - An array of hand selected domestic cheeses artistically arranged $2.00 pp

International & Domestic Fruit & Cheese display - An array of imported and domestic cheeses and seasonal fruits artistically arranged $3.00 pp  

Smoked Salmon Platter - Slow smoked Norwegian salmon, capers, diced Bermuda onion, chopped egg, fresh dill and cream cheese artistically arranged. Served with marbled rye toast points $4.00 pp

Chilled Shrimp Cocktail - Large gulf caught shrimp perfectly poached, served chilled with fresh lemon and island cocktail cauce $2.00 Per Piece

Mediterranean Platter - Baba Ganoush, Hummus, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Assorted Olives, Minted Greek yogurt, Pita bread and Chips served with Fresh lemon, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar $2.75 pp

Buffet Menu

Salad Selections $1.75 Per Person

Caesar Salad: Romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan cheese, house made garlic croutons, and house made Caesar dressing.

Asian Pineapple Slaw: Napa cabbage, fresh pineapple, peppers, green onion in a sweet chili, cilantro lime vinaigrette.

Southern Style Potato Salad

Old Fashion Macaroni Salad

Creamy Cole Slaw

Caprese Salad add $1.00: Vine ripe pear tomatoes and fresh mozzarella in basil vinaigrette.

Traditional Tossed Salad: A mixture of romaine leaf and iceberg lettuce’s with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and carrots served with two dressings of your choice.

Mediterranean Vegetable Salad add $1.00: Herb roasted vegetable salad with aged parmesan, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil.

Cool Summer Cucumber Salad add $1.00: Tomato, onion and Cucumbers with Italian vinaigrette.

Italian Penne Pasta Salad: Roasted peppers, red onion & tomato & penne pasta with aged balsamic vinaigrette.

Florida Strawberry Salad add $1.50: Romaine lettuce, strawberries, toasted almonds with honey-lemon poppy seed vinaigrette.

Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad: An array of fresh roasted vegetables with perfectly seasoned couscous.

Roma Salad add $1.50: Fresh sliced Roma tomatoes, cannellini beans, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, red onion tossed in a herb vinaigrette.

Vegetable Selections $1.50 Per Person

Roasted Spaghetti Squash - Maple & Cinnamon Glazed Carrots - Broccoli with Garlic & Olive Oil

Zucchini Provencal - Roasted Garden Vegetable Medley - Spicy Green beans with sweet soy

Green beans with almandine - Collard Greens - Corn on Cobb - Cajun Style Creamy Corn

Steamed Asparagus with Fresh Herbs & Butter (Add $1.00)

Asparagus with roasted peppers and shallots (Add $1.00)

Starch Selections $1.50 Per Person

Sami’s Famous Garlic Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes Add $1.00 - Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Traditional Mashed Potatoes - Roasted garlic mashed potatoes - Whipped Sweet Potato

Fresh Herb Roasted Potatoes - Coconut Pineapple Rice Pilaf - Spanish Rice & Red Beans

Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf - Brown Sugar Baked Beans – Black beans & steamed long grain rice

Old Fashion Mac & Cheese  - Sweet Potato Casserole W/ Pecan Streusel Crust Add $1.00

Side Pasta Selections $3

Baked Ziti: Ziti baked with homemade tomato sauce, ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.

Penne Alfredo: Parmesan and asiago cheeses, garlic and cream

Pasta Carbonara: Bacon, peas, red pepper flakes, parmesan and cream. Add $1.00

Tortellini Ala Roma: Oven roasted tomato, garlic, fresh herbs and cream.

Penne Ala Pesto: Homemade basil pesto and cream.

Pasta Marinara: House made Tomato Basil Sauce

Entrée Pasta Selections $5.50 Per Person

Linguini with Clams Add $2.00: Red or White Clam Sauce.

Three Cheese Ravioli: With your choice of Bolognese, marinara, pesto cream or roma.

Baked Manicotti: Rolled lasagna noodles stuffed with herb ricotta cheese and baked with marinara and mozzarella.

Blackened Chicken Fettuccine Add $1.00: with garlic, parmesan cream sauce.

Tortellini ala Roma: Cheese tortellini, bacon, mushrooms, pepperoncini in a fresh tomato basil cream.

Pasta ala Sami’s Add $1.00: Penne Pasta with tender chicken breast, mushrooms, toasted walnuts, fresh spinach in a sherry cream sauce.

Shrimp Fra Diavlo Add $3.00: Gulf shrimp tossed in a spicy tomato sauce.

Rigatoni Bolognese: Al dente rigatoni tossed in our famous house made meat sauce.

4 Layer Meat Lasagne: Bolognese sauce, béchamel, and parmesan, mozzarella and ricotta cheeses

4 Cheese Lasagne: Marinara sauce and for Italian cheeses

Pasta Primavera: Spring vegetables, bowtie pasta and sherry cream sauce.

Chicken & Eggplant Rigatoni: Tossed with marinara & cream

Shrimp Scampi over linguini Add $3.00

Spaghetti with Meatballs or Italian Sausage

Vegetarian Selections $6.00 Per Person

Vegetable Lasagne: Seasoned vegetables layered with three cheeses and marinara sauce.

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: Quinoa and black beans stuffed in red peppers with marinara and mozzarella cheese.

Eggplant Parmesan: Fresh Eggplant layered with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and marinara

Poultry Entrée Selection $6.50

Chicken Marsala: Sautéed with Marsala wine, demy glace and mushrooms.

Chicken Piccata: Sautéed with white wine, capers, butter and lemon.

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta: Marinated chicken breast grilled and topped with fresh tomato, basil, Garlic and olive oil.

Slow Roasted Turkey: Sami’s in house roasted turkey breast served with caramelized onions pecan cranberry relish and fresh sage gravy.

Chicken Cacciatore: Boneless chicken breast braised with peppers, onion, capers, tomato and fresh herbs.

Bronzed chicken with Sun Dried Tomato & Avocado add $1.00: blackened chicken breast with a fresh avocado and sun dried tomato cream sauce.

Chicken Cordon Bleu: Crispy boneless chicken breast stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese

Chicken Kiev: Crispy boneless chicken breast stuffed with a fresh herb butter.

Pork Entrée Selection $6.50 Per Person

Italian Sausage & Peppers: Grilled sausage peppers, onion & marinara

BBQ Pulled Pork

Sliced Glazed Pit Ham: With bourbon brown sugar glaze.

Roasted Pork Loin: Tender Slow Roasted Pork Loin served with sweet chili glaze, rosemary Dijon sauce, bourbon apricot glaze or caramelized apples.( Apples add $1.00)

Pan Seared Center Cut Pork Chops add $1.00: Your choice of caramelized apples (add $.50 cents), Dijon rosemary sauce, bourbon peach glace or Marsala.

Pork Loin Florentine add $1.50: Tender Pork loin served with a creamy Prosciutto, spinach, mushrooms & fresh herb sauce.

Fall off the Bone Baby Back Ribs add $2.00: Dry rubbed slow smoked with sweet and zesty BBQ sauce or mustard BBQ sauce.

Beef Entrée Selections $7.50 Per Person

Red Wine Braised Beef: tips braised tender with fresh herbs

Slow Roasted Beef: USDA Top round sliced thin with a mushroom Pinot Noir brown sauce.

Sami’s Granny’s Meatloaf: Delectable home style meatloaf with brown gravy.

Slow Roasted Prime Rib (Chef Fee Applies) (Add $3.00 Per Person): Tender USDA choice prime rib sliced to order and served with horseradish cream & au jus.

Tender Slow Braised Pot Roast: Served with traditional gravy

NY Whole Strip Loin (Chef Fee applies) Add $3.00 Per Person): Roasted to perfection and sliced to order, served with mushroom red wine demi glace.

Tender BBQ Beef Brisket Add $.50 cents

Seafood Entrees $8.50 Per Person

Poached Atlantic Salmon: Served with cool cucumber dill cream sauce.

Island Mahi Mahi: Bronzed with tropical fruit salsa. Market Price

Cozumel Mahi Mahi: Spice rubbed pan seared Mahi Mahi with tequila lime salsa. Market Price

Sautéed Tilapia: Sautéed with lemon chardonnay sauce.

Seafood Stuffed Filet of Flounder (add $2.00 Per Person): Served with lemon basil butter sauce.

Fresh Roasted Atlantic Salmon: Served with your choice of: Raspberry Ginger Glaze, Spicy Key Lime sauce, Teriyaki, Dijon dill cream Sauce, Chive butter sauce, and Chardonnay Sauce

Bronzed Tilapia: Lightly blackened fresh Tilapia with a sun dried tomato avocado cream sauce.

Dessert Selection Price Per Person

Apple Lattice Pie $1.50 - Key Lime Pie $2.00 - Strawberry Cheese Cake $2.50

Theme Sheet Cake or Cup Cakes $1.00 - Carrot Cake $2.25 – Red Velvet Layer Cake $1.75

Cream Puffs with Espresso Chocolate Sauce $1.50 – Assorted Fruit Cobblers $2.00

Fresh Baked Brownies $1.25 Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies .75 cents each

Tiramisu $2.50 – Canola $2.50 – Chocolate Tower Cake $2.50

Pines and Palms Famous Pina Colada Cake. Moist White Cake Layered with Pineapple, Coconut, Rum and Real Cream White Chocolate Mousse Frosting $3.00

Pines and Palms Famous Zebra Cake. Moist Chocolate Cake layered With Orange, Real Cream White Chocolate Mousse and Dark Chocolate Shavings $3.00

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