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Your Choice of items from our Hot or Cold Hors d'oeuvres Menu

Hot Hors d'Oeuvres Selection

Garlic Herb Grilled Fresh Button Mushrooms

Reuben Pastry Squares with Imported Dijon

Gourmet Pizza Triangles traditional & vegetarian
Miniature Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Quichettes-Chili and Cheese, Spinach and Cheese. Classic Lorraine, Artichoke, Bacon and Cheese
Cocktail Chicken Hors d'Oeuvres
    Traditional Wings or Boneless Medallions

    Bay: in a Sweet & Hot Glaze, Seasoned with Old Bay Seasoning

    Coconut Macadamia Nut

    Thrillers: in a Chili Pepper Glaze

    Herb: Seasoned with Herbs de Provence

    Piccata: Sautéed with White Wine, Lemon & Imported Capers
Smoked Turkey Strudel 

Quesadillas with Salsa Fresca
    Seafood Picante - Black Bean & Cheese - Smoked Chicken
Toasted Almond Brie Rounds

Hot Shrimp and Feta Mini Filo Cups

Crab Bouche's Del Mar

Breaded Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Dipping Sauce
Quattro Fromage Galettes four cheeses with pesto & pignolis

Beef and Gorgonzola Toasts

Sundried Tomato and Smoked Mozzarella Tartlets

Crab Rangoon with garlic dipping sauce

Chicken Apple Sausage on Potato Crisps served with cranberry Dijon


Sherried Gorgonzola Stuffed Mushrooms

Chicken Satay

Cocktail Size Taquitos with Cheese, Scallions and Salsa

Breaded Zucchini Sticks Parmesan, with Herb Dip

Potato Skin Strips with Bacon and Cheese, Herb Dip
Cocktail Knishes Beef or Potato

Pot Stickers with spicy rice vinegar dip

Cocktail Meatballs:
 Scandinavian, Sweet 'n Sour, Bar-B-Qued, Italian

    Middle Eastern Meatballs With Coriander Yogurt Dip
, Pork Verde Meatballs
Lumpia with Two Dips (Hot Mustard, Traditional Garlic-Vinegar)

Rosemary & Asiago Cheese Straw


Cold Hors d'oeuvres Selection

Devilicious Eggs

Shrimp Tartlets

Oriental Chicken Salad Tartlets

Tarragon Chicken Salad on French Bread Rounds

Salami Cornucopias

Premier Hors d'oeuvres
Please add $0.75 per item selected to the price below

Vegetable Quesadilla Cornucopia

Pear & Brie Almond Phyllo Purse 

Antipasto Skewers

Fresh Spring Roll with Thai Dipping Sauce

Artichoke Croustini

Bruschetta - Olive spread, fresh tomatoes, basil, scallions, olive oil, 
 Parmesan cheese on toast rounds

Lobster Bruschetta
Deviled Crab Cakes with Tomato Remoulade

Petite Potato Pancakes with Caramelized Onions & Sour Cream

Smoked Salmon & Caper Bouchee's

Rumaki with sherried teriyaki marinade

Smoked Salmon Dip with Cucumber Cups
New Potatoes with Sour Cream and Caviar
Caramelized Pear & Sage Crostini
Cornish Pasties:

    Beef and Potato; Spinach and Cheese; or Potato and Caramelized Onion
Cucumber Cups with Bleu Cheese Mousse & Crispy Bacon


Mini Street Taco Bar
Fresh Corn Tortillas with Seasoned Carne Asada and Pulled Chicken
Salsa Fresca, Chopped Cilantro, Chopped Onions.
Served with Traditional Mexican Hot Sauce.

Tender Baron of Beef
Carved on site for Cocktail Sandwiches, with Petite Rolls,
Mayonnaise, Mustard, Creamed Horseradish

Succulent Turkey (Roasted or Lightly Smoked)
Carved on site for Cocktail Sandwiches with Petite Rolls,
Mayonnaise, Whole Grain Mustard, Cranberry Relish

Combo Carving Station
Beef & Turkey, Beef & Ham, or Turkey & Ham;
Carved onsite for cocktail sandwiches with Petit Rolls,
Whole Grain Mustard, Mayonnaise, and Horseradish Cream

Salad Station
Wild Field Greens, Romaine Lettuce, Toasted Pecans,
Dried Cranberries, Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese, Grape Tomatoes,
Garlic Croutons, Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
Raspberry Vinaigrette, Caesar, Herb Ranch & Bleu Cheese Dressings
Other options available at market price or create your own salad bar

Steak Napoli
Thin slices of Top Sirloin, marinated in Olive Oil, Red Wine
Garlic, Oregano, and Basil; Grilled and served atop Italian Bread Rounds

Slider Station
Beef or Chicken Burgers, served with Cheddar Cheese, Dill Pickles,
Onions, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Ketchup and Bleu Cheese Spread

Chicken Medallions
Boneless Chicken in herb-seasoned glaze
Grilled and served with French Bread Slices

Pasta Bar
Rotelli and Linguini with your choice of three Sauces
(Basil-Marinara, Alfredo, Pesto, Gorgonzola Cream, Primavera, Roasted Red Pepper Garlic,
Marsala Mushroom, or White Clam Sauces) and Parmesan Cheese

Cocktail Crepes
Prepared on site, with your choice of two fillings:
Tarragon Chicken, Savory Seafood, Florentine, Ham and Gruyere

Fajitas Station
Seasoned Steak and Chicken stir-fried to order with Peppers,
Tomatoes, and Onions; served with Warm Flour Tortillas,
Salsa, Sour Cream, Guacamole, and Tortilla Chips

Quesadilla Station
Made to Order, with two Cheeses, Black Beans, Tortilla Chips in
a Sombrero, and Salsa

Gyros Station
Succulent slices of Marinated Beef and Lamb
Grilled and served with thick pita bread, sliced Tomatoes, Onions,
and Tzatziki sauce (tart yogurt-cucumber sauce)

Potato Skin Station
Crispy Potato Skins with build-your-own toppings of grated
Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Bits, Sour Cream, and Scallion Tops

Vegetable Tempura Station
Select Fresh Vegetables dipped in a Light Batter and cooked
on site in canola oil, served with Oriental Dipping Sauce

Gourmet Mashed Potato Station
Mounds of delicious mashed potatoes, traditional, garlic or sweet potato (choice of 2)
with topping: caviar, shredded cheese, bacon, sauteed mushrooms,
peppercorn gravy, whipped butter and scallions.

Won Ton Station
Crisp pastry filled with Vegetables & Pork
served with Hot Mustard and Traditional Garlic Sauce

Bagel Station
Cascades of fresh, assorted Bagels with Toppings:
Smoked Salmon Spread, Cream Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Carne Asada Station
Thinly sliced steak, marinated in Red Wine, Lime, Spices, and Chiles
grilled on site, served with Soft Flour Tortillas

Chicken Piccata
Boneless Chicken Medallions marinated in White Wine, Lemon Juice,
Capers and Herbs, served with French Bread Rounds

Reuben Station - grilled on site
Rye Bread with Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut and Special Sauce

Baja Fish Taco Station
Freshly battered White Fish fried in canola oil, or Grilled White Fish
served with Corn Tortillas, shredded Cabbage, Cilantro, Limes, and Sauce

Sausage Station
An assortment of continental sausages, grilled and sliced into bite-sized pieces
served with assorted Mustards, Olives, Cornichons, and French Bread

Foccacia Station
Freshly baked foccacia, served with Sun-Dried Tomato and Olivada Dips

Wild Rice Pancakes
Grilled on site, served with Salmon Madeira Topping or Sherried Chicken Topping

Tortas de Gallos
Central American tortilla sandwiches:
Soft Corn Tortillas, Black Beans, Browned Chorizo, Salsa, Cabbage

Stir-Fry Station
Chicken & Vegetable, Beef & Vegetable, or Vegetarian, stir-fried to order
Mandarin Sauce accompanied by Steamed Rice

Cascade Display
In-Season Fresh Fruit, Fresh Cut Vegetable with Herb Dill Dip & Pickled Vegetables;
A Variety of Natural Cheeses and Whole Grain Crackers

Chrentrie Display
Sliced Dry Hard Genoa Salami, Hot Sopressata, Pepper Salami
Red Seedless Grapes, Seedless Kalamata Olives, Assortment of Sweet Sliced Cherry Peppers
and Pickled Sweet Garlic Cloves
Candied Pecans, Dried Seedless Dates
Gorgonzola, French Brie and Manchego Cheese
Sliced Fresh Baguettes

Seafood Station (Market Price)
Choose from Whole Poached Salmon, Caviar Mosaic,
Large Shrimp with Sauce Assortment, Crab Claws,
Grilled Marinated Fresh Seasonal Fish, Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Hors d'Oeuvres & Station Pricing
Cocktail Party Hors d'Oeuvres
Six Hors d'Oeuvres Selections ( Hot or Cold)
and/or Cascade Display

Hors d'Oeuvres Cascade Display
Pricing starts at $9 per person

Hors d'Oeuvres Chrentrie Display
Pricing starts at $11 per person

Station Pricing starts at $13

Combined Stations & Hors d'oeuvres
Pricing starts at $17

Prices are Based on Disposable Service and are Subject to Tax and Service Charge

* Should you select our Cascade Display as one of your stations, please add $1.00 to the above Prices

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Damaris Ethen 01/05/18
Last month, I was looking for an event catering company in San Diego, CA for an anniversary celebration, but wasn't having much luck. Eventually, I cam across Top Hat Cateringread more
Helen Ofield, President, LGHS 04/07/18
Nick, dear, what a marvelous dinner! Our Annual Board Dinner, with an honoree, every March is always a lovely affair as we honor our very own. Your skill, imagination, grace, … read more
Jeannie 09/26/15
Dear Sara,

Wow, what a show! Such professional work with joy in each action. Thank you ever so much Top Hat. I had such a good time at my own party all due to your wonderful … read more

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