Our Cuisine

  • Brunch Buffet Luncheon
    • Hot Breakfast Buffet

      Assorted gourmet Danish & muffins

      Assorted bagels
      cream cheese, fruit preserves & butter

      Fresh sliced fruit platter

      Scrambled eggs

      Bacon & sausage

      Home fries

      Orange juice

      Coffee & tea service
      freshly brewed La Colombe coffee &
      Harney & Son’s herbal teas with accoutrements


      Breakfast Enhancements

      Sticky buns
      Butter croissants
      Assorted donuts
      Yogurt & granola
      Hot oatmeal with assorted toppings
      Pancakes or French toast
      Belgian waffles
      Eggs benedict
      Smoked salmon & whitefish salad

  • Luncheon Menu - Hot
    • Luncheon entrees include a choice of soup, fruit plate or salad selection,
      two vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert and a beverage


      Deep Dish Quiche
      your choice of: lorraine, broccoli & cheddar, ham & brie, or garden vegetable served with a side garden salad

      Chicken Crepes
      white breast of chicken with sauteed fresh mushrooms & onions served in a chardonnay cream sauce

      Seafood Crepes
      shrimp, crab & scallops, chardonnay cream sauce

      Chicken Francaise
      lightly breaded chicken breast served with a white wine-butter sauce, topped with two grilled prawns

      Chicken Picatta
      sauteed chicken breast served with a white-wine butter sauce, fresh lemons & capers

      Chicken Saltimbocca
      tender breast of chicken layered with fresh sage, prosciutto & mozzarella cheese then drizzled with a white wine - butter sauce

      Roasted Turkey
      hand carved turkey breast served over cornbread with mashed potatoes, giblet gravy & cranberry sauce

      Duet of Petite Maryland Crab Cakes
      served with coleslaw & creamy caper dressing

      Skewered Shrimp
      char-grilled & finished with a lemon-pepper sauce & served over saffron rice

      Atlantic Salmon
      broiled to perfection & served with a dill beurre blanc

      Petite Filet Mignon
      4 ounce center cut tenderloin, broiled to medium-rare, served over a mirror of bordelaise & accompanied with creamy bearnaise sauce

      Beef Stroganoff
      strips of tenderloin sautéed in a creamy mushroom sauce, served over egg noodles

      Farfalle Crab Primavera
      bow-tie pasta & seasonal vegetables in a light garlic & oil sauce with a touch of cream, topped with diced tomatoes & jumbo lump crab meat

      Campanelle & Grilled Vegetables
      al dente campanelli pasta tossed with oil & fresh herbs, topped with seasonal grilled vegetables & served with grated parmesan cheese

      Vegetable Risotto
      creamy Arborio rice with seasonal vegetables, topped with crumbled goat cheese

      Vegetarian Napoleon
      seasonal grilled vegetables, layers of crisp phyllo, roasted tomato sauce

      Stuffed Peppers
      bell pepper filled with rice & sauteed seasonal vegetables then baked & sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Luncheon Menu - Cold
    • Luncheon Salads include a choice of soup or fruit plate, rolls and butter, dessert and a beverage

      Tuna Nicoise
      marinated grilled tuna steak, served over an assortment of mixed greens, warm potatoes, green beans & a red wine vinaigrette

      Tenderloin Salad
      mixed tender greens topped with sliced filet of beer, crumbled bleu cheese, crispy onions & house-made balsamic vinaigrette

      Chicken Caesar Salad
      crisp Romaine lettuce tossed with homemade creamy caesar dressing, parmesan cheese & garlic croutons
      Substitute: shrimp, salmon

      Chicken Cobb Salad
      all breast meat chicken salad served on a bed of greens with sliced tomato, avocado, hard-boiled egg & olives

      Chicken Salad Platter
      served atop green leaf lettuce with tomatoes, avocado, black olives & cole slaw

      Chicken Salad & "Chicken-Fried" Oysters
      served atop green leaf lettuce with tomatoes, avocado, black olives & cole slaw

      Tuscany Salad
      crisp romaine lettuce tossed with goat cheese, roasted red peppers, artichokes & a rosemary vinaigrette
      Choice of: roasted chicken, shrimp

      Greek Lamb Salad
      mixed baby greens, goat cheese, calamata olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers tossed with lemon vinaigrette
      Substitute: chicken, shrimp

      Chef Salad
      crisp romaine lettuce topped with hard-boiled egg, diced ham & turkey, shredded cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes & fresh cucumber

      Asian Chicken Salad
      sesame & soy marinated chicken breast over greens with snow peas, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage & tossed with an orange-sesame dressing


  • Deli Luncheon Buffet
    • Please select one of the following...
      Soup du Jour
      Philadelphia Snapper Soup
      French Onion Soup
      Traditional Caesar salad
      Baby Field Greens Salad
      crumbled bleu cheese, crispy bacon crumbles, balsamic vinaigrette

      Buffet Includes...
      Assorted Sliced Meats & Cheeses
      Assorted Fresh Rolls & Condiments
      Choice of: Tuna or Chicken Salad
      Cold Pasta Salad & Cole Slaw
      Fresh Fruit Salad
      Assorted Homemade Cookies & Brownies
      Iced Tea, Coffee, Hot Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee

      Sandwich Board Buffet
      *a minimum of 20 guests is required*
      Includes potato chips, pickles & a selection of three of the following
      Italian Hoagie
      Turkey Hoagie
      Roast Beef Hoagie
      Shrimp Salad, Tuna Salad or Chicken Salad on Wheat Bread
      Corned Beef Special on Rye Bread
      Jr. Turkey Club on White Toast
      Crab Cake on Toasted Italian Roll
      Salmon B.L.T. on White Toast
      Chicken Caesar in a Spinach Wrap
      Vegetarian Wheat Wrap
      Buffalo Chicken in a Flour Tortilla Wrap
      Iced Tea, Coffee, Hot Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee

      Salad Bar Buffet
      *a minimum of 10 guests is required*

      Buffet includes
      Crisp Romaine Lettuce
      Baby Spinach & Mixed Greens
      Assorted Toppings to Include:
      diced tomato, sliced cucumber, shredded carrots, black olives, julienne peppers, crispy bacon bits, crumbled bleu cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, sun-dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, garlic croutons, hard-boiled egg, diced grilled chicken
      Fresh Rolls & Butter
      Iced Tea, Coffee, Hot Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee

      Suggested Luncheon Enhancements
      Soup or Salad
      Fresh Fruit Bowl
      Homemade Cookies & Brownies
      Assorted Sodas
      Assorted Juices




  • Executive Buffet Luncheon
    • Choose one of the following

      Soup du Jour
      Baby Field Greens
      with crumbled blue cheese,
      bacon bits and balsamic vinaigrette

      Philadelphia Snapper Soup
      French Onion Traditional Caesar

      HOT ENTREES


      Choose two of the following:

      SAUTÉED CHICKEN AND WILD MUSHROOMS
      Boneless chicken breast sautéed with exotic mushrooms and finished with a sherry chicken glaze


      HAM AND ASPARAGUS CREPES
      Two crepes filled with sliced ham and crisp asparagus finished with a voulte sauce


      BROILED ATLANTIC SALMON
      Broiled to perfection and served with a dill cream sauce


      BEEF STROGANOFF

      Tender filet beef tips simmered in a rich beef demi with mushrooms and onions served over egg noodles with a dollop of sour cream

      ACCOMPANIMENTS


      Choose two of the following:

      Green Beans Almondine
      Roasted Red Bliss Potato
      Seasoned Grilled Vegetables
       
      Broiled Herb Tomato
      Wild Rice

      DESSERT


      Assorted homemade cookies and brownies


      Ice tea, Coffee, Hot Tea and Decaf included

  • Dinner Selections
    • Entrees include a choice of soup or fresh fruit plate, salad, two vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert and a beverage

      Chicken & Wild Mushrooms
      boneless breast of chicken sauteed with exotic mushrooms, finished with a sherry chicken glaze

      Chicken Francaise
      lightly breaded chicken breast served with a white wine-butter sauce, topped with two grilled prawns

      Chicken Picatta
      sauteed chicken breast served with a white-wine butter sauce, fresh lemons & capers

      Atlantic Salmon
      6 ounce fillet broiled to perfection & served with a dill beurre blanc

      Maryland Crab Cakes
      a duet of petite jumbo lump Maryland crab cakes served with a creamy caper dressing

      Shrimp Imperial
      jumbo Gulf Coast shrimp stuffed with lump crabmeat & served with an orange citrus beurre blanc

      Striped Bass
      pan-seared, white wine, fresh lemon & tomato concasse

      Potato encrusted Sea Bass
      pan-seared fillet of fresh sea bass, crispy shredded potato crust, beurre blanc

      Baked Branzino
      orange chervil beurre blanc

      Cold Water Lobster Tail
      broiled 8 ounce cold water lobster tail broiled,  drawn butter & fresh lemon

      Filet Mignon
      6 ounce center cut tenderloin, broiled to medium-rare, topped with exotic mushrooms & finished with a Bordeaux reduction; served with bearnaise sauce

      Beef Wellington
      filet of beef tenderloin, coated with mushroom duxelles, wrapped in flaky puff pastry & baked

      Roasted Beef Tenderloin
      lightly seasoned, roasted & sliced medium-rare, served with both bordelaise & bearnaise sauce

      Prime Rib of Beef
      slow roasted beef, served with au jus & a creamy horseradish sauce

      Braised Short Ribs
      succulent beef short ribs marinated & slowly cooked with fresh herbs & dry red wine

      NY Strip
      12 oz steak grilled to medium rare & topped with burgundy butter & onion straws

      Grilled Rib-Eye
      12 oz. grilled to medium rare & topped with sauteed mushrooms

      Veal Chop
      center cut, broiled to perfection with fresh herbs, shiitake mushrooms, finished with a veal demi glace

      Veal Picatta
      tender milk fed veal medallions, sauteed & served in a lemon-caper sauce

      Rack of Lamb
      roasted with a light rosemary - Dijon crust, finished with a lamb glaze

      Lamb Loin
      roasted loin of lamb with garlic & rosemary, served with natural lamb jus

      Campanelli & Grilled Vegetables
      al dente campanelli pasta tossed with oil & fresh herbs, topped with seasonal grilled vegetables & served with grated parmesan cheese

      Vegetable Risotto
      creamy Arborio rice with seasonal vegetables, topped with crumbled goat cheese

      Stuffed Peppers
      bell pepper filled with rice & sauteed seasonal vegetables then baked & sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese

      ~SURF & TURF~


      Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail
      a duet of petite filet mignon & South African cold water lobster tail, accompanied by bearnaise sauce, drawn butter & fresh lemon

      Filet Mignon & Maryland Crab Cake
      a duet of petite filet mignon & one petite Maryland Crab Cake, accompanied by bearnaise sauce & creamy caper dressing

      Filet Mignon & Shrimp Imperial
      a duet of petite filet mignon & two jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab imperial, accompanied by bearnaise sauce & orange citrus beurre blanc

      Filet Mignon & Atlantic Salmon
      a duet of petite filet mignon & broiled salmon fillet, accompanied by bearnaise sauce & dill beurre blanc

      Baby Lamb Chops & Crab Imperial
      a duet of three lollipop lamb chops topped with creamy crab imperial, accompanied by minted jelly

      NY Strip & Grilled Shrimp
      a duet of grilled strip steak & two jumbo shrimp, accompanied by garlic-herb butter


  • Food Stations
    • CARVING STATIONS


      Roast Turkey Breast


      Roast Beef Top Round

      Baked Honey Ham
      Roast Pork Tenderloin
      Lollipop Lamb Chops
      Roast Tenderloin Filet


      PASTA STATION


      Spinach Tortellini
      Stuffed with ricotta cheese & tossed with a parmesan cream sauce & garnished with freshly grated parmesan cheese

      Wild Mushroom Ravioli
      Mixed with a variety of sautéed exotic mushrooms & finished in a marsala-veal demi glace

      Penne Pasta
      Tossed with an assortment of roasted vegetables, goat cheese & a roasted red pepper sauce, garnished with fresh basil

      Four Cheese Agnolotti
      Tossed with fresh basil pesto & parmesan cream sauce, garnished with crispy pancetta

      Six Cheese Purses
      Mixed with our house made vodka blush sauce freshly grated parmesan cheese

      Farfalle & Chicken
      Bowtie pasta tossed in a creamy gorgonzola sauce

      Campanelle & Scallops
      julienne snow peas, pancetta & olive oil

      Fusilli & Shrimp
      olive oil & garlic



      SALAD STATION


      your choice of one of the following salads

      Traditional Caesar Salad
      Crisp romaine, homemade garlic croutons, fresh grated parmesan cheese

      Tossed Garden Salad
      Assorted fresh vegetables, your choice of dressing

      Baby Field Greens
      Crumbled bleu cheese, crispy bacon bits, balsamic vinaigrette

      Baby Field Greens
      Crumbled goat cheese, julienne pears, raspberry vinaigrette

      Mixed Greens
      Granny Smith apples, toasted pecans, crumbled bleu cheese, balsamic vinaigrette

      Baby Spinach & Greens
      Bleu cheese crumbles, sun-dried cranberries, walnuts, white balsamic vinaigrette


  • Cocktail Reception Package
    • 4 ½ Hour Package Plan
      minimum 100 people

      4 1/2 Hour Package Includes:
      4 1/2 hour Open Bar
      Champagne Toast
      Choice of 7 butlered Hors d’oeuvres
      Food Stations
      Wedding Cake

      All taxes, service charges, room fees, bartender fees & valet parking

      Carving Station
      roasted beef tenderloin served with rolls &
      condiments, potato & salad selection

      Pasta Station
      choice of two pasta & sauce selections, Caesar
      salad & fresh plum tomato & basil bruschetta
      with garlic crostini

      Asian Stir-Fry Station
      assortment of sauteed vegetables with chicken
      & shrimp, two sauces, fried rice & lo mein noodles

      Dessert Station
      to accompany your wedding cake, chocolate
      fondue with fresh fruit & our silver tea service

      Final Count ~ 72 hours prior * Menu Selections ~ 30 days prior
      Package plans must adhere to time schedule
      * * *
      Floral arrangements, entertainment & photography are not included in our packages
      A complete list of recommended vendors is available upon request

  • Seated Reception Package
    • 5 Hour Package Plan
      minimum of 100 people


      ~ PACKAGE INCLUDES ~


      1 hour & 15 minute cocktail period
      *Bar will close for 1 hour during dinner & reopen for remaining 2 3/4 hours*
      Choice of 5 Butlered Hors d'oeuvres
      Champagne Toast
      Four Course Dinner
      Wedding Cake
      all taxes, service charges, room fees, bartender fees & valet parking

      Entree Selections


      Roast Tenderloin of Beef
      Potato encrusted Sea Bass
      Broiled Filet Mignon
      Broiled Atlantic Salmon
      Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

      Chicken & Wild Mushrooms
      Chicken Francaise
      Shrimp Imperial

      Final Count ~ 72 hours prior * Menu Selections ~ 30 days prior
      Package plans must adhere to time schedule
      * * *
      Floral arrangements, entertainment & photography are not included in our packages
      A complete list of recommended vendors is available upon request

  • Hors d'oeuvres
    • COLD HORS D'OEUVRES


      Beef Carpaccio Canape
      shaved, aged provolone

      Sirloin au Poivre
      grilled foccacia, port onions

      Scallop Ceviche
      toasted corn cup

      Ahi Tuna
      wasabi cracker

      Stuffed Endive
      boursin cheese or crab salad

      Salmon Tartar
      crispy brown toast, crème fraische 
      Crab & Mango
      brioche crouton

      Seasonal Melon
      wrapped with prosciutto

      Artichoke Hearts
      gorgonzola cheese

      Caprese Canape
      tomato, basil & fresh mozzarella

      Garden Gazpacho Shooter


      HOT HORS D'OEUVRES


      Cocktail Franks
      puff pastry
      Smoked Salmon Gougère
      Stuffed Mushrooms
      sausage, spinach & goat cheese
      Chicken & Waffles
      maple-thyme glaze
      Crispy Artichokes
      lemon aioli

      Baked Brie en Croute
      raspberry coulis
      Quiche Lorraine
      bacon & cheese

      Shrimp & Bacon 
      honey mustard glaze
      Kale & Ricotta Tartlet Jerk Chicken
      plantain crisp
      Italian Scallops
      wrapped with prosciutto
      Mini Beef Wellington
      mushroom duxelle
      Mini Crab Cakes
      caper dressing
      Pork Pot Sticker
      hoisin sauce
      Sesame Chicken
      teriyaki sauce
      Seared Filet
      polenta cake with horseradish creme fraische
      Skewered Beef
      peppers & onions
      Coconut Shrimp
      Thai plum dipping sauce
      Vegetable Spring Rolls
      duck sauce
       

      Butlered Hors d’oeuvres Enhancements


      Crispy Oysters
      spicy remoulade

      Lollipop Lamb Chops
      mint jelly

      Tomato-Basil Demitasse
      mini grilled cheese panini

      Cream of Mushroom Demitasse

      goat cheese crostini

      Shrimp Cocktail Shooter
      house made cocktail sauce, fresh lemon


  • Appetizer Stations
    • SEAFOOD & FAVORITES


      Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
      cocktail sauce & fresh lemon
      Crab Claws
      creamy mustard sauce
         
      Oysters on the Half Shell
      cocktail, mignonette & Tabasco sauces,
      horseradish & fresh lemon
      Clams on the Half Shell
      cocktail sauce, fresh lemon & Tabasco sauce
         
      Clams Casino
      stuffed with sauteed bacon,
      onion & peppers then baked
      Oysters Rockefeller
      stuffed with spinach, bacon & pernod cream
      then baked

      International Cheese Board & Fresh Vegetable Crudites
      garnished with fresh fruit, fig preserves, champagne mustard, dips & assorted gourmet crackers

      Hummus Trio
      pesto, roasted red pepper & garlic accompanied by toasted pita chips

      Plum Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
      garlic crostini

      Spinach & Artichoke Dip
      served warm, with black bread & assorted gourmet crackers

      Eastern Shore Crab Dip
      served warm, accompanied by baguette chips & assorted gourmet crackers

      Antipasto Display
      soppressota, capicolla, prosciutto & mortadella paired with assorted cheese, marinated olives & mushrooms, herb-infused olive oil & flatbreads

      Atlantic Smoked Salmon
      plain or black pepper crusted served with black bread, black caviar, chopped egg white, chopped egg yolk, capers, red onion & sour cream

      Assorted Sushi & Sashimi
      *25 person minimum*
      California vegetable, tuna, salmon, & shrimp or crab accompanied by fresh pickled ginger, wasabi & club
      made special soy sauce

      Petite Maryland Crab Cakes
      Merion's famous jumbo lump crab cakes served with creamy caper dressing, cocktail sauce & fresh lemon

      Grilled Chilled Atlantic Salmon
      creamy yogurt dill sauce

      Raw Bar
      Clams & oysters on the half shell, jumbo shrimp cocktail, crab claws & oyster shooters, all accompanied by cocktail sauce, mignonette sauce, creamy mustard sauce, Tabasco sauce & fresh lemon

      Edible Martini Bar
      served up in martini glasses; choose one or more of the following:
      lobster cocktail
      crab & avocado cocktail
      shrimp with crispy pancetta
      crab & mango
      smoked salmon tartar with creme fraische
      Mashed Potato Bar
      whipped Yukon Gold & sweet potatoes served up in martini glasses with assorted toppings to include...
      garlic butter, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, bleu cheese crumbles, crispy bacon bits, broccoli florets, chives, frizzled onions, cinnamon butter, brown sugar, maple syrup
      Add: lump crab meat, lobster, baby shrimp

      Petite Open-face Sandwich Board
      Shaved tenderloin with sharp provolone on baguette, Italian vegetable Panini on focaccia, poached salmon with dill mayo & thinly sliced cucumber on black bread, & grilled Reuben on rye


  • Accompaniments & Side Dishes
    • Hot Soups...
      Cream of Wild Mushroom
      Tomato Basil
      Roasted Butternut Squash
      Italian Wedding
      Cream of Asparagus
      Consommé
      Seafood Chowder
      Loaded Potato
      New England Clam Chowder
      Manhattan Clam Chowder
      Hearty Garden Vegetable
      Split Pea & Ham
      Corn Chowder
      Shrimp or Crab Bisque
      Lobster Bisque


      Chilled Soups...
      Garden Gazpacho
      Peach Buttermilk
      Cucumber Dill
      Vichyssoise


      Vegetables...
      Broiled Herb Tomato
      Steamed Asparagus
      Haricot Verts
      Grilled Zucchini
      Green Beans Almondine
      Spinach Sauté
      Julienne Medley
      Broccolini
      Carrot Mousse
      Whipped Turnips
      Sautéed Mushrooms
      Creamed Corn
      Broccoli
      Orange-Glazed Carrots
      Peas
      Grilled Eggplant
      Broccoli Rabe
      Bok Choy
      Butter & Brown Sugar Carrots
      Creamed Spinach
      String Bean Casserole
      Cauliflower Polonaise
      Grilled Marinated Asparagus
      with roasted red peppers
      Salads...
      Tossed Garden
      crisp vegetables, choice of dressing
      Traditional Caesar
      homemade herbed croutons
      Baby Greens & Bacon
      bleu cheese, crispy bacon bits, balsamic vinaigrette
      Baby Spinach & Greens
      bleu cheese, sun-dried cranberries, walnuts, white balsamic vinaigrette
      Baby Kale & Arugula
      shaved parmesean, garlic croutons, lemon-tarragon vinaigrette
      Baby Greens & Pears
      goat cheese, julienned pears, raspberry vinaigrette
      Mixed Greens
      granny smith apples, pecans, bleu cheese, balsamic vinaigrette
      Classic Wedge
      iceberg, crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes, Maytag bleu cheese
      Arugula & Spinach
      fried goat cheese, pine nuts, fresh herb vinaigrette
      Boston Bibb
      mandarin oranges, strawberries, slivered almonds, citrus vinaigrette
      Classic Spinach
      baby spinach, mushrooms, onion, hard-boiled egg, warm bacon dressing
      Caprese
      sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil
      Baby Beet & Goat Cheese
      mache, frisee, pears, guava nectar vinaigrette


      Starches...
      Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
      Potatoes au Gratin
      Baked Potato
      Twice Baked Potato
      Whipped Potatoes
      Duchess Potatoes
      French Fries
      Dauphine Potatoes
      Stuffed Red Bliss Potatoes
      Wild Rice
      Jasmine Rice
      Saffron Rice
      Rice Pilaf
      Fresh Herb Risotto
      Wild Mushroom Risotto
      Broiled Herb Tomato
      Asparagus 
      Haricots Vert
      Green Beans Almondine
      Spinach Sauté
      Seasonal Julienne Medley
      Broccoli
      Carrots
      Sautéed Mushrooms
      Creamed Spinach
      Cauliflower Polonaise

  • Tea Menu
    • Assorted Traditional Tea Sandwiches
      including, tomato, cucumber, asparagus, watercress, egg salad, chicken salad, shrimp salad
      **all sandwiches accompanied by deviled eggs & asparagus divan

      Fresh Driscoll Strawberries
      homemade whipped cream & brown sugar

      Miniature Homemade Scones
      whipped butter, marmalade & assorted preserves

      Assorted Miniature French Pastries
      napoleons, lemon squares, cream puffs & petit fours

      Tea & Coffee
      traditional brewed hot tea, assorted herbal teas, coffee & decaffeinated coffee accompanied by milk, cream, lump sugar, assorted sweeteners, honey & sliced lemons

      **tea is served from a traditional silver tea set by a uniformed attendant