Continuous Cocktail Wedding Menu

Cocktail-styled wedding receptions have been increasing in popularity over the past few years with couples opting to create more of a “party” atmosphere for their reception, encouraging guests to mingle and relax.  Over and over, we hear guests comment that the best part of a wedding reception is the cocktail hour and couples who select a cocktail-styled reception are actually choosing a reception that encourages their guests to dance, mingle and dine at their own pace.

The Continuous Cocktail Wedding Menu is one of our deluxe menus and is priced from $90 to $130 per person plus 20% administrative fee plus tax.

The couple who selects a cocktail-styled reception wants a less traditional reception and is confident that this type of event will make an impression on their guests.  There are many different types of cocktail-styled receptions and if you opt for this type of a reception, you can design a menu to reflect your vision.

This menu is a five hour cocktail menu with the first hour styled after a traditional cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres, hot and cold stations.  Following the cocktail hour, guests are welcomed into the ballroom for a four hour reception that begins with the champagne toast and passed hors d’oeuvres.  Then, as the guests are mingling and dancing, different stations open in the Ballroom. Station options include Italian, Seafood, Continental and Asian, as well as traditional stations such as Carving, Wok, Mexican and Sushi.  There are also whimsical selections including the Gourmet Burger Bar, the All American Station and the Smashed Potato Martini Bar.

With this menu, guests are always left amazed because the food just keeps coming.   The Continuous Cocktail Menu offers an upscale alternative to a traditional sit-down reception and is certainly a trend that is here to stay.

Continuous Cocktail Menu

Your reception will begin in our intimate lobby where we greet your guests with:

Sparkling Champagne with Fresh Raspberries

&

Chardonnay Wine

Cocktails in the Atrium

For the first hour of your reception, your guests will enjoy cocktails, butler style and stationary hors d’ouevres in the Atrium and Gardens.

As your guests stroll to the Atrium for your Cocktail Hour,

our white-gloved staff welcomes them with

Flavored Martinis, Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris, Frozen Pina Coladas

and hors d’oeuvres presented butler-style.

Butlered Hors d’oeuvres

  Select eight types of passed hors d’oeuvres  

Fried Calamari

Coconut Shrimp

Sesame Chicken

Cajun Crab Cakes

Beef-ka-bobs

Mini Beef Wellington

Shrimp Cakes

Fritto Misto Vegitali

Spanakopita

Vegetable Tempura

Chicken-ke-bobs

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Red Bliss Potato Skins with Cheddar and Bacon

Filet Mignon Tips & Horseradish on Garlic Crostini

Chicken Saté with Peanut Sauce

Beef Saté Spicy Szechuan Sauce

Empanadas

Shrimp Tempura

Bruschetta

Tostones

Petit New Potatoes with Caviar & Sour Cream

Proscuitto & Asparagus Wraps

Fontina & Rice Balls

Shrimp, Dill, Cucumber Canapé

Baked Gorgonzola & Pear in Phyllo

Coney Island Pigs in a Blanket

Blue Cheese Popovers

Grilled Beef Rolls, Scallion Soy Sauce

Melon & Proscuitto Pops

Stationary Hors d’oeuvres Presentation

Miniature Vegetable Garden

Beds of Baby Carrots, Miniature Squash and Zucchini, Baby Bok Choy,

Red and Yellow Tear Drop Tomatoes

Skewered and Displayed on a Bed of Wheat Grass

With Flower Pots of Ranch and Blue Cheese Dip

Tuscan Table

Homemade Buffalo Mozzarella & Ripe Plum Tomato Topped with Fresh Basil

and Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Marinated Artichoke Hearts,

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables including Eggplant, Squash, Asparagus,

Portobello Mushroom, Tri-Color Peppers and Zucchini, Marinated Mushrooms,

Imported & Domestic Cheeses, Cured Hams, Sliced Prosciutto, Sweet & Spicy Sopressata,

and Homemade Focaccia Bread.  Presented with fresh brick oven breads,

Italian Bread Sticks and Flat Breads.

Gourmet Pasta Station

  Select two from the following  

Farfalle with Garlic & Oil

Penne á la Vodka

Linguini with White Clam Sauce

Rotelle Prima Vera

Penne Siciliano

Tortellini Pesto

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fussili Marinara

Mezza Rigatoni Bolognese

Spaghettini Carbonara

Chicken Sauté

Chicken Breast Medallions sautéed tableside

in two classic sauces, Francaise and Marsala

Reception

Sparkling Champagne Toast Presented by our White-Gloved Staff

as your Guests Enter the Grand Ballroom

After the formalities have been completed and the festivities are underway,

our staff will continue to pass butler style

hors d’oeuvres in the Grand Ballroom for an additional half-hour

from the selections provided below.

Stations will be set up throughout the Grand Ballroom and will open soon after the toast

and will remain available for your guests for ninety minutes.

Select a total of four stations (two international stations and two specialty stations).

Butlered Hors d’ouevres

To be passed from the time the formalities have been completed

until the stations open.

  Please select three 

Steak Oscar on a Crostini

Maryland Crabmeat and Apple Salad on Endive Spear

Filet Mignon on French Bread with Horseradish Sauce

Lobster and Mango Salad on Brioche

Spicy Chorizo in Mustard Phyllo Crust

Stuffed Mushrooms Florentine Topped with Mozzarella

Clams Casino

California Rolls

Chicken & Asparagus Beggar’s Purse

Crispy Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Bites

Lobster Bisque in Demitasse

Shot Glass Shrimp Cocktail with Bloody Mary Sauce (add’l charge)

Baby Lamb Chops (add’l charge)

International Stations

  Select two International Stations  

From the Seafood, Italian, Asian and Continental Stations

Seafood Station

Cold Poached Salmon

Shredded Crabmeat, Grain Mustard Sauce

Seafood Salad

Shrimp, Scungilli & Calamari with Fresh Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Hot Seafood Chaffing Dishes

  Please select three 

Zuppa di Pesce

Shrimp, Clams, Mussels and Calamari, Poached in a Fresh Tomato Wine Sauce

Seafood Newburgh

House Special Made with Shrimp, Crab, Scallops and

Assorted Fresh White Fish in a Lobster Cream Sauce

Mussels Bianco or Marinara

Steamed in a Delicate Garlic and White Wine or with Marinara Sauce

Calamari & Scungilli Fra Diavolo

White Wine, Garlic and Basil in a Hot Spicy Plum Tomato Sauce

Baked Stuffed Clams with Crabmeat Stuffing

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms with Crabmeat Stuffing or Florentine Style

Jumbo Gulf Shrimp with Crabmeat Stuffing and Seafood Sauce

Baked Stuffed Filet of Sole

Crabmeat Stuffing or Florentine Style

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Shrimp Salsa

or with Sweet Bananas, Macadamia Nuts and Citrus Sauce

Italian Station

Antipasto Italiano

Italy’s Finest Sliced Prosciutto di Parma, Genoa Dilusso Salami, Sweet Sopressata, Mortadella, Roasted Turkey and Spicy Cappacola with Pepperoni Wrapped in Imported Auricchio Provolone, Stuffed Hot Cherry Peppers, Pepperocini and Sicilian Cured Olives

Traditional Caesar Salad

Homemade Fresh Strombolli and Pizza Breads

Hot Italian Chaffing Dishes

  Please select three 

Steak Pizzaiola

Sliced Sirloin, Plum Tomato, Garlic, Mushrooms and Wine

Beef Braciola

Rolled with Mushrooms, Cheese, Bread Crumbs

Chicken Scarpariello

On the Bone with Italian Sausage, Bell Peppers, Garlic, Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Mini Chicken Italiano

Stuffed Breast of Chicken with Ricotta, Feta, Mozzarella and Proscuitto, Filetto di Pomodoro

Chicken Scampi

Boneless Chicken, Broccoli and Garlic in Lemon, Butter and White Wine

Veal á la Marsala

Veal Melanesia

Melted Mozzarella Cheese on Top of Tender Veal Medallions, Delicate Wine and Tomato Sauce

Orecchiette, Broccoli Rabe & Chorizo

“Little Ears” Pasta, Bitter Italian Broccoli, Sweet Sausage, Garlic and Oil

Risotto Milanese

Seasoned Saffron, Bread Crumbs, Parmesan Cheese

Broccoli Rabe and Italian Sausage

Sautéed in Garlic and Olive Oil

Continental Station

Country Style Greek Salad

Ripe Tomato, Feta Cheese and Stuffed Grape Leaves

Giovanni Especial

Mixed Field Greens with Granny Smith Apples, Gorgonzola Cheese

and Roasted Walnuts in a Champagne Vinaigrette

Imported & Domestic Cheeses

A Magnificent Array of Monterrey Pepper Jack, Aurecchio Provolone, Switzerland’s Finest Swiss, Herb Brie de Meaux, Holland’s Gouda, Vermont Cheddar and American Muenster

Fresh Baked Breads

Rosemary, Rye, Pumpernickel, Cranberry Walnut,

Brick Oven Round and Italian Tuscan Bread

Hot Continental Chaffing Dishes

  Please select three  

Beef à la Bourguignon

Beef Tips, Shallots in a Burgundy Wine Sauce

Beef and Broccoli

Sliced Steak and Broccoli Florets Sautéed in a Soy and Teriyaki Sauce

Hawaiian Chicken

Boneless with Pineapple Chunks in a Tangy Sweet and Sour Sauce

Pollo Cacciatore

Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers in a White Wine Marinara Sauce

General Tso’s Chicken

Tender Chicken Chunks Enveloped in a Light Blend of Special Ingredients

Chicken Maison

Thin Rolled Breast of Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Fontina Cheese

Traditional Paella

Spanish Style Saffron Rice Accompanied by

Shrimp, Clams, Scallops, Mussels, Chicken and Chorizo Sausage

Moussaka

Sliced Eggplant, Potatoes and Ground Beef Layered then Baked with a Béchamel Sauce

Zuppa di Pesce

Shrimp, Clams, Mussels and Calamari, Poached in a Fresh Tomato Wine Sauce

Seafood Newburgh

House Special Made with Shrimp, Crab, Scallops and

Assorted Fresh White Fish in a Lobster Cream Sauce

Pecan and Mustard Crusted Mediterranean Tilapia

Grilled Salmon with Tomato-Basil Salsa

Asian Station

Thai Noodle Salad

Thai Noodles with Shrimp, Jalapeno Peppers, Scallions and Onions

Asian Shrimp Balls

Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce

Choice of Wok or Peking Duck

Stir-Fried in an Authentic Asian Wok Before your Guests and Presented in Traditional Asian Take-Out Containers with Chop Sticks and Fortune Cookies

Cashew Chicken & Beef Teriyaki

or

Made to Order Peking Duck with your choice of Mandarin Oranges, Mushrooms, Minced Onions and Peppers with Hoisin Sauce wrapped in a Moo Shoo Pancake

Specialty Stations

  Please select two Specialty Stations  

Chef’s Carving Board

  Select two from the following  

Stuffed Loin of Roasted Pork

Tender Sliced Steak Teriyaki

Pernil de Cerdo

Honey Dijon Glazed Corned Beef

Oven Roasted Breast of Turkey

Grilled Leg of Spring Lamb

Honey-Baked Virginia Ham

Glazed Pastrami with Pineapples

Grilled London Broil with Garlic Toast

A Touch of the Orient

Stir-Fried in an Authentic Asian Wok Before your Guests and Presented in Traditional Asian Take-Out Containers with Chop Sticks and Fortune Cookies

Cashew Chicken & Beef Teriyaki

Mushroom, Pea Pods, Bok Choy, Water Chestnuts, Bean Sprouts

Sautéed in Hoisin Sauce

Japanese Sushi Display

Selection of Fresh Fish or California Rolls Served with Pickled Ginger, Wasabi,

Soy Sauce and Hot Mustard

Smashed Potato Martini Bar

Garlic Smashed Potatoes served in a Fancy Martini Glass with all the Toppings

Beef Bourguignon, Broccoli & Cheddar and Chili

Taste of the Mediterranean

Spanakopita, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Greek Olives and Seasoned Grilled Lamb

served with Pita Bread and Traditional Tsatsiki Sauce,

Ouzo and Metaxa Liquors

The All American

Baby Cheeseburgers, Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, and Mini Corned Beef Reubens

Served with French Fry Cones

Hawaiian Grill

Macadamia Chicken with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce

Teriyaki Beef and Pineapple-kebabs

Fresh Fruit Skewers and Polynesian Rice

Risotto Station

Italian Arborio Rice sautéed with your choice of two preparations:

Saffron & Peas, Wild Mushrooms, Prosciutto & Artichokes,

Portobello Mushroom & Asparagus,

or Shrimp and Baby Spinach

Clam and Oyster Raw Bar

Oysters and Clams Accompanied by our Home-Made Sauces and Dips

Gremolata, Bloody Mary, Mignonette, Sake Lime Sauce

and Fresh Beet Horseradish

Dessert and Drinks

Served Butler Style

Desserts

Passed on Silver Trays to your Guests

  Select two desserts  

Cheesecake Martinis

Scoop of Cheesecake Topped with Warm Strawberries

Chocolate Mousse Tartlets

S’mores Skewers

Marshmallows Dipped in Chocolate and rolled in Crushed Graham Crackers

Strawberries Stuffed with Cheesecake

Fresh Berries in Chocolate Cup

Bananas and Strawberries Flambé

Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream Topped with Strawberries and Bananas

Flambéed in Grand Marnier

Fresh Fruit Skewers

Wedding Cake

Beautiful Wedding Cake

Tiered or Stacked with a Choice of Designs and Fillings

After-Dinner Drinks and Coffees

Passed on Silver Trays to your Guests

  Select two after-dinner drinks  

Shake-it-Up

Kahlua, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and Heavy Cream

French Kiss

Chambord, Vodka, Cream de Cacao and Cream

Milky Way

Vanilla Vodka, Chocolate Liqueur and Irish Cream

Toasted Almond

Coffee Liqueur, Amaretto and Cream

Mini Chocolate Martini

Mini Espresso Martini

Cappuccino, Espresso and Coffee Station

Cappuccino with Cinnamon and Fresh Whipped Cream

Espresso served with Fresh Lemon Rind

Columbian Coffee and Tea, Regular or Decaffeinated

“Buon Notte”

As your guests depart, we wish them a Good Night and Safe Journey Home

and invite them to enjoy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Displayed in our Lobby

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