Buffet Dinner Menus Spring & Summer 2013
The dinner menu buffet price per guest includes:
* Linen for one buffet table set up in theme colors and all necessary serving equipment. If more than 1 buffet set up is required, there may be additional charges for linen and chafers.
* Basic Decorations for the buffet such as seasonal greenery, votive candles, ribbon etc..
* Menu pricing is based on a minimum of 25 guests.
* Iced Tea and Coffee
Tableware is not included. Please select from our Place Settings List.
Servers are also not included in the per guest price. Please see our Set Up, Retrieval and Server Options List at the lower end of this page.
ALSO - You may review our Hot Buffet Lunches page for additional menu ideas! There is a slight up charge for dinner portions of our lunch buffet menu.
Under the Tuscan Sun $39
Herbs de Provence Roasted Beef Tenderloin
with accompaniments of artichoke & grape tomato caprese and roasted red pepper aiol(sliced and served at room temperature)
Delicately seasoned chicken breast rolled with spinach & parmesano reggiano stuffing and prosciuto served warm on a bed of Orzo and laced with a Creamy Lemon Sage Sauce
Blood Orange, Red Onion & Fennel Salad served on a bed of arugula with candied walnuts and orange poppy seed dressing
Roasted Red Potatoes & String Beans with Fresh Thyme and Rosemary
Linguini Fritatta with Asparagus & Roma Tomatoes
A creative combination of pasta, eggs & cheese complimented by fresh herbs, asparagus, & roma tomatoes
Artisan Breads with Herb infused Olive Oil
Tiramisu Trifle, Petit Cannoli, Assorted Italian Dessert Cheeses and Limencello marinated Summer Fruit
Splendor in the Kentucky Bluegrass $35
Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin (served room temperature)
with Henry Bain's Sauce and Horseradish Cream
Woodford Reserve Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon Peach Chutney (served warm)
Strawberry Salad of field greens with strawberries, golden raisins, mandarin oranges and honey toasted pecans accompanied by our Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
Gorgonzola Potato Gratin with wild mushrooms and fresh thyme topped with walnuts
Kentucky Corn Pudding
Green Beans sautéed with Rosemary & Shallots
Warm Yeast Rolls with Butter
Dessert- “Thorough-Bread” Pudding with Bourbon Sauce, Mini Pegasus Tarts, Kentucky Bourbon Truffles and Lemon Cheesecake Bars with Kiwi Berry Topping
Elegant Summer Dinner Party $29
Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin
served with Au jus and Gorgonzola Cream
Savory Spinach & Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast
sliced into Medallions and laced with a light Rosemary Sauce
Summer Berry Salad of field greens with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, feta cheese crumbles, toasted walnuts and served with a Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Summer Vegetables Tossed with Orzo Pasta in a Lemon Basil Butter Sauce
Herb Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Assorted Parisian Breads with butter
Dessert- Lemon Chiffon Cake with Kiwi Berry Sauce, Decadent Chocolate Ganache Torte and Reese's Peanut Butter Trifle
Caribbean Sunset $24
Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa
Pineapple Chutney Glazed Chicken Tenders on a bed of confetti rice
Tropical Salad with mixed greens, mandarin oranges, toasted coconut, strawberries and macadamia nuts with Papaya Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Roasted Red Pepper Smashed Red Skin Potatoes
Caribbean Vegetable Medley broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas, pineapple chunks, red bell pepper and pearl onions sautéed in a cilantro lime butter
Yeast Rolls with butter
Dessert- Banana Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce, Tropical Coconut Creme Trifle and Pineapple Mango Cheesecake Bars
Summer Southwest Fiesta $24
Southwest Chipotle Chicken & Black Bean Lasagna
Tomato flour tortillas layered with spicy chipotle chicken, black beans, tomato salsa, sour cream, spinach queso and cojak cheese and baked until bubbly
Ancho Chile Corn Bread Stuffed Pork Tenderloin topped with fresh salsa and served on a bed of cumin scented rice
Fiesta Salad of leafy greens, tomatoes, black olive, green onions and shredded cojak cheese served with a Creamy Avocado Dressing
Roasted Corn, Red Pepper and Squash Medley with a Cilantro Lime Butter Sauce
Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Bread
Dessert- Kahlua & Creme Torte, Margarita Lime Cheesecake Bars and Pound Cake with Fresh Fruit and Dulce de Leche Sauce
Summer Star Spangled Extravaganza $18
Honey Barbecued Chicken Tenders
Pulled Pork Barbecue
Festive Summer Salad made up of cucumbers, red onions, grape tomatoes and edamame all tossed in a fresh dill vinaigrette
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Potato Gratin
Southern Style Green Beans slow cooked with ham & onion
Dessert- Deep Dish Caramel Apple Cobbler, Summer Berry Trifle and Walnut Fudge Brownies
Place Setting Options for Dinner Buffet Menus
(Place setting price does not include tax, delivery or set up labor.)
Place Setting Option I= $8.25 per guest-Full China
Includes 4 Plates- Salad, Dinner, Dessert & Bread & Butter; Flatware - Salad, Dinner & Dessert Forks, Knife & Spoon; Tea Goblet; Water Goblet, Coffee Cup & Saucer; Linen Napkin
Place Setting Option II - $6.25 per guest -Buffet China
2 plates- 10" Buffet Plate & Dessert plate; Flatware - Dinner Fork, Knife, & Spoon, Linen Napkin, Dessert Fork served with Dessert, Iced Tea Glass and an Irish Coffee Mug.
Place Setting Option III- $3.95 per guest-Classicware
Stainless Steel Dinner Fork, Knife & Spoon rolled in a heavy weight paper napkin with a ribbon tied around it, Dessert fork served with Dessert. Clear Classicware 10 1/4 “ Dinner Plates and 7“Dessert Plates; Heavy Weight Clear Plastic Tumblers for Iced Tea and Plastic Mugs for Coffee.
Place Setting Option IV - $2.75 per guest -Heavy Disposable
Stainless Steel Dinner Fork, Knife & Spoon rolled in a heavy weight paper napkin with a ribbon tied around it, Dessert fork served with Dessert. Heavy- weight 10 1/4" White Plastic Dinner Plates and 6" Dessert plates; Heavy Weight Clear Plastic Tumblers for Iced Tea and Heavy Weight Paper Cups for Coffee.
Place Setting Option V - $1.75 per guest -Heavy Disposable
Faux Silver Dinner Fork, Knife & Spoon displayed in baskets on buffet, heavy weight paper napkins, Dessert forks served with Dessert. Heavy- weight 10 1/4" White Plastic Dinner Plates and 6" Dessert plates; Heavy Weight Clear Plastic Tumblers for Iced Tea and Heavy Weight Paper Cups for Coffee.
GUEST TABLE LINENS AND CENTERPIECES
*Linen prices range from $11 - $20+ for each table, depending on size of table.
*Rental and set up of tables & chairs is not included, but available
*Centerpiece pricing begins at $9.00 for a hurricane shade, taper candle and fresh greenery. We can make them as elaborate as your budget will allow!
(Menu Price + Place Setting) x Number of Guests
+ Decorations, Guest Table Linen etc....(optional)
x Sales Tax
Set Up Labor and Servers
+ Mileage (if outside our normal delivery area)
Set Up, Delivery and Server Options
Option I $100.00
Includes set up of buffet the evening of the event and retrieval of equipment the next day.
(Equipment must be washed by client and ready for pick up!)
Option II $195.00
Includes set up of buffet and retrieval of equipment that same evening. Equipment can be left soiled and TLC staff will pick it all up and take care of cleaning it at our kitchen!
Option III $100.00 for Set Up +
Server minimum of $75.00 = $175.00
Includes set up of buffet and one server for 3 hours. We do require a minimum of three hours for the server with 30 minutes allotted before the start time of the event and 30 minutes after the event for clean up. The server will take care of cleaning up the buffet, as well as assisting the guests or serving non-alcoholic beverages. (Bartenders for a full set up bar are available at $30 per hour with a three hour minimum! More information concerning the bar is outlined below.)
Set Up of a Dinner Buffet Includes:
All chafing equipment is included in the buffet and set up price. It also includes linen to the floor for one buffet table and colorful topper fabric in theme colors, fresh greenery and candles. If more than one buffet set up is required, there will be additional fees for linen.
*All prices are based on events that are held within a 15 mile radius of our shop. Depending upon where the event is located, additional delivery charges will incur.
*After hour events during the week require a $500 minimum food order. Weekend events (Friday evening and Saturday) require a $1000 minimum food order and are subject to scheduling availability. We typically DO NOT deliver, set up or provide servers for Sunday events.
*A 50% deposit may be due at booking to secure the date, with balance due the evening of the event. Any cancellations must be 10 days prior to event for full refund.
*Tableware is not included in the menu prices. For cocktail parties, heavyweight disposable plates, napkins and cups are available or we can rent glass hors d’oeuvre plates and glass bar ware. Prices for tableware with our dinner buffets are outlined on the Dinner Buffet Menu.
*Fresh floral arrangements are not included in the above prices but are available for an additional fee.
Event Amenities List
Tableware is not included in the menu price unless noted. For cocktail parties, heavyweight disposable plates, napkins and cups are available or we can rent glass hors d’oeuvre plates and glass bar ware.
We have access to an endless list of rental items. We will gladly meet with you to determine your needs and make all of the necessary arrangements. Here are just a few of the more common requested items-
Tables $8 and up
Linens $10 and up
China Plates $0.50 - $.60 each
Flatware $0.40 per piece
Glassware $0.40 per piece
Delivery and Retrieval Fee from Rental Company @ $75 and up
DECORATIONS AND FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
We can order fresh floral arrangements for your event. A large centerpiece for the food table usually starts at $100 and can go as high as desired. We use decorative serving pieces and hurricane shades in our food displays as well as fresh greenery and votive candles as part of our regular set up. Therefore, a centerpiece is not always needed. It just depends on your budget. Guest table decorations can also be provided.