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Wedding & Special Event Menus & Services

Standard Catering Menu & Prices
Specialty Catering Services & Prices
Beverage Services
Event Staff & Rentals

Specialty Catering Menus:
Our Catering Style
Appetizer and Finger Food
Pacific Rim / Asian
Greek
Kasbah
Italian
Mexican
French/ Classic American
Main Courses
Dessert Menu


Our Catering Style

Good wedding catering menus tend to have a little bit of everything. They need some personality, some luxury and something that marries the entire thing together. These aren't restaurant menus, but carefully crafted selections that highlight the very best parts of the occasion and its meaning. At Ventana del Soul, every detail must suit the occasion, and that means we look for diversity in presentation, style and color alongside the basics such as flavor and region.

A wide variety of items are available and can be tailor-made to please any function. We can help you create a menu for your group, or you can specify which items you'd like to have. Catering prices depend on the number of guests and the food choices. Catering is available for groups of 4 to 150 guests. Our menu is separated into different cuisines from around the world. We want you to feel free to mix and match as many categories as you wish and pair your selections with the catering price package that best suits your tastes, needs and budget. If there is something you don’t see on our menu, please don’t hesitate to ask. From flavor to presentation, we take pride in providing unique hors d'oeuvres, buffets and complete formal sit-down meals. We can provide you with linen rentals, bar and liquor services, and themed menus and displays.

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Appetizers and Finger Foods

This menu consists of items that are designed to be passed by one of our servers at your event, or arranged on garnished platters.
• Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers with a Cucumber Cilantro Dipping Sauce
• Smoked Salmon, Lemon, Caper and Dill Tartare on Petite Pumpernickel
• Wild Mushroom and Herb Ragout on Baguette Rounds
• Petite Bruschetta – Tomato, Basil, Garlic and Olive Oil Relish on French Bread Medallions
• Roast Beef Roulades Arugula and Whole Grain Mustard wrapped in Roast Beef
• Baked Brie Topped with Dried Cherries and Toasted Macadamia Nuts – Served with Crackers and Crisp breads
• Imported and Domestic Cheese Platter with Berries and Served with Crackers and Crisp breads
• Lemon and Olive Poached Prawns
• White and Black Sesame Coated Prawns
• Crab and Corn Cakes with a White Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
• Basil, Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Pinwheel Sandwiches
• Assorted Petite Italian Deli Style Sandwiches on Mini Kaiser Rolls
• Mango Onion Salsa on Crispy Plantain Chips +
• Maui Chicken Skewers with a Pineapple Hoisin Glaze
• Carolina Pulled Pork on Mini Corn Bread Griddle Cakes +
• Caprese Skewers – Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil on Skewers with Olive Oil and Balsamic
• Assorted “Dim Sum” With Dipping Sauces – Won Tons, Egg Rolls, Pot stickers, Etc…
• Classic Thai Style Grilled Beef or Chicken Satay with a Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
• Assorted Flavors of Petite Mini Quiche
• Peppercorn and Sea Salt Crusted Medallions of Seared Ahi Tuna with Sun Dried Tomato Aioli on French Bread Rounds
• Classic Spinach and Feta Spanikopita
• Assorted Flavors of Mini Pizzas
• Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Marinated Maui Onions and Mascarpone
• Crab and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
• Lobster and Tomato Gazpacho “Shots” – Served in Shot Glasses
• Assorted Petite Crispy Panini Sandwiches with Our House Pesto Sauce
• Vegetable Platters with Balsamic vinaigrette and Olive Oil
• Large Fruit and Berry Display Garnished with Fresh Spearmint Leaves
• Classic Crudités Platters with Assorted Dipping Sauces
• Traditional Mezze Platters with Hummus, Babaganoush, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Hearts of Palm, Olives and Fresh Pita
• Classic “Caprese” Platters – Tomatoes topped with Basil and Fresh Mozzarella with Olive Oil and Cracked Pepper

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Appetizer Buffet Packages – Mix and Match, Add or Subtract…

These are just an idea. This section creates ideal combinations of finger foods/appetizers

The Classic Pacific Rim Menu

• Ahi Tuna, Wasabi and Black Sesame Tartare on a Won Ton Crisp
• Japanese Style Grilled Beef Skewers with a Ponzu Dipping Sauce
• Assorted “Dim Sum” With Dipping Sauces – Won Tons, Egg Rolls, Pot stickers, Etc…
• Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Roasted Water Chestnuts
• Thai Noodle Salad in Mini “To-Go” Containers with Chop Sticks

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Greek Menu

APPETIZER OPTIONS
• Baba Ghanoush w/ Pita Bread Wedges
• Greek Dolma
• Feta Cheese Slices
• Hummus dip w/ Pita Bread Wedges
• Tzatziki: Yogurt, Cucumber, and Garlic Dipping Sauce
• Olive Tapenade served w/ Pita Wedges
• Olive and Vegetable Tray w/ Tzatziki
• Traditional Platter with Babaganoush, Hummus, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Hearts of Palm, Olives and Fresh Pita

MAIN COURSE OPTIONS
• Melitzana (Eggplant) Parmesan
• Corsican Chicken
• Hummus Pitas with Mixed Veggies, Onions, Lettuce and Olive Tapenade
• Falafel Pitas with Hummus
• Mediterranean Dinner with Tabbuli, Hummus, Dolma, Falafels, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, Pepperoncinis, and Pita Bread Wedges

SIDE OPTIONS
• Tabbuli
• Dakos: Rusks with Tomatoes and Cheese
• Spanakopita
• Falafel

SALAD OPTIONS
• Greek Country Salad (Horiatiki Salata)
• Watermelon and Feta Salad

DESSERT OPTIONS
• Baklava
• Kataifi Almond Pastry
• Amygdalopita

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“Kasbah” Menu

• Traditional Mezze Platters with Babaganoush, Hummus, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Hearts of Palm, Olives and Fresh Pita
• Stuffed Grape Leaves and Spanikopita
• Grilled Baby Eggplant with Tomato Vinaigrette
• Cous Cous and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
• Harrisa Marinated Beef Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Dipping Sauce
• California Cuisine Menu
• Smoked Salmon, Lemon, Caper and Dill Tartare on Petite Pumpernickel
• Baked Brie Topped with Dried Cherries and Toasted macadamia Nuts
• Caramelized Apples with Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnuts

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Italian Menu

• Petite Bruschetta – Tomato, Basil, Garlic and Olive Oil Relish on French Bread Medallions
• Classic “Caprese” Platters – Tomatoes topped with Basil and Fresh Mozzarella with Olive Oil and Cracked Pepper
• Balsamic and Olive Oil Marinated Grilled Vegetable Platters
• Lemon and Olive Poached Prawns

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Mexican Menu

• Nachos with fresh tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef, refried beans, queso, pico de gallo, salsa roja, guacamole and sour cream
• Taquitos with seasoned beef or chicken
• Tortilla chips with queso and guacamole
• Queso Compuesto with ground beef, refried beans, avocado, tomatoes, onions and jalapeños

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French/ Classic American Menu

Salads
• Mixed Greens with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Pecans and a Balsamic Vinaigrette
• Baby Spinach Salad with Crispy Bacon, Toasted Almonds and Balsamic Vinaigrette
• Pear and Gorgonzola Salad with Mixed Greens, Walnuts and Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
• Organic Spring Mix with Dried Apricots, Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese
• Organic Garden Salad with Choice of Dressings
• Chilled Asparagus with Citrus Vinaigrette

Sides
• Pilaf of Rice, Corn and Herbs
• Rustic Mashed Potatoes (Roasted Garlic, Horseradish)
• Roasted Baby Red Potatoes with Rosemary
• Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple and Autumn Spices
• Butternut Squash with Cinnamon Butter
• Broccoli and Roasted Tomato Sautee
• Pan Roasted Organic Assorted Vegetables
• Sautéed Haricot Vert with Almonds

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Main Courses

• Halibut with Bacon and Hazelnut Butter
• Herbed Atlantic Salmon Filets
• Chilled Poached Salmon with a Lemon and Dill Cream
• Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with a Wild Mushroom Ragout
• Chicken Breasts with a Dijon, Caper and White Wine Sauce
• Coq Au Vin Pieces of Tender Chicken Cooked with Red Wine and Shallots
• Tender Beef Brisket with a Caramelized Onion Jus
• Rosemary Infused Roasted Pork Loin with a White Wine Sauce
• Lasagna Classico with meat sauce and mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan and romano cheese
• Chicken Parmesan topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
• Eggplant Parmesan with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese
• Chicken Penne Pasta with basil, black olives and parmesan
• Fajita buffet includes steak or chicken fajitas, Spanish rice, beans, flour tortillas, chips and queso, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa roja and pico de gallo, lettuce and tomatoes
• Chicken Flameante with marinated rotisserie chicken, flour tortillas, Spanish rice, beans, chips and queso, pico de gallo, limes, salsa roja
• Fajita Salad Bowls with fajita meat, fresh edible bowls, spring lettuce mix, sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, chips and queso with garlic vinaigrette and/or southwest ranch dressing.
• Cheese Enchiladas with Spanish rice, beans, flour tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, chips and queso, pico de gallo, salsa roja

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Dessert Menu

Buffet Desserts
• Mini Cheese Cakes
• Petite Éclairs
• Baklava
• Tiramisu
• Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
• Flan
• Assorted Cookies
• Bars and Brownies – Double Chocolate, Toffee Almond Crunch, Turtle Brownie, Luscious Lemon
• Cheese Cake

Smoothie Break
• Peach, Strawberry, Mandarin Orange, Passion Fruit, Accai, Mango, Pineapple Coconut, Green Apple

Chocolate Fountain Service
• Chocolate Fountain Trio Dark, Milk and White Chocolates for dipping cakes, cookies, pretzels, marshmallows, cream horns, strawberries and other fruits

Cakes
• Tiramisu
• Classic New York Cheese Cake
• Strawberry Swirl Cheese Cake
• Four Layer Carrot Cake
• Classic Five Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake
• Hazelnut Cappuccino Torte

Warm Desserts
• Hot Cobbler (Peach, Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon, Cherry)

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Services and Prices

We can accommodate special requests and substitutions. Many items can be made low fat, vegetarian, or vegan. The prices will vary according to your needs and guest count. Contact our event specialist for quotes. Prices based on 50 guests.

Cocktail Party with Appetizers – ideal for buffets
The prices vary and are based on the number of options and the specific trays requested
$9.95-24.95 per Person

Passed Appetizers (Add-on)
Add passed appetizers to any of our packages to add a sense of elegance and flair to any event. Our tailored event staff will walk the room offering Hors D’ourves to guests.
$7 per Person

Light Buffet
This selection is perfect for small parties and luncheons. Please choose 1 Entrée, 2 Side Dishes and 1 Salad.
$8.95-14.95 per Person

The Sterling Buffet
This is wonderful buffet for an afternoon or evening event. Please choose 2 Entrees, up to 4 Side Dishes and Salads, and 1 Dessert.
$13.95-19.95 per Person

Gold Service Buffet
This is our most popular buffet offering the most flexibility at an affordable price. Please choose 2 Entrees, up to 6 Side Dishes and Salads and 2 Desserts.
$18.95-27.95 per Person

The Platinum Service Buffet
When nothing less than the absolute best will do, we suggest the Platinum Service Buffet. It offers the most in choices and selections and comes complete with the Appetizers package included. Please choose 2 Entrees, 3 Side Dishes, 2 Salads, 2 Appetizer Platters, 3 Passed Appetizers, and 2 Dessert Platters.
$29.95-39.95 per Person

Box Lunches & Coffee Breaks for Outside Catering

Box lunches, pastry, cake or cookie trays, vegetable or fruit platters, coffee, tea or smoothie breaks (includes utensils, cups, napkins, etc.).
$2.50-15.95 per Person

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Beverage Services

Sterling Beer & Wine Service
You purchase the wine and beer of your choice and we supply the secure bar area, ice, disposable cups, napkins, TABC Certified Server and unlimited coffee, iced tea and water for up to 5 hours.
$300 Flat Fee

The Gold “Full” Bar Service
You purchase the liquor, wine and beer of your choice and we supply the secure bar area, ice, disposable cups, napkins, TABC Certified Bartender, fruit juices, soft drinks, and tonic and soda waters, and coffee for up to 5 hours. Package must be purchased for entire party.
$300 + $6.00 per Person

Non Alcoholic Beverage Service
A selection of ice-cold sodas and tea, water and coffee on a beverage buffet. Juices, sparkling or bottled water, hot teas, chai, and/or smoothies may also be added to this package.
$2.95-$6.00 per Person

Espresso Bar Service
A professional Barista serving espresso coffees including espresso shots, cappuccinos, lattes, americanos, breves, hot chai, hot teas, hot chocolates, frappes, bubble or juice tea. Includes entire Nonalcoholic Beverage Service with sodas, iced tea, and water on a beverage buffet.
$4.95-7.95 per Person

Beverage Service Additions
• Champagne Toast $4.95-7.95 per Person
• Coffee Service $2.95 per Person
• Tropical Drinks $4.95-$7.95 per Person
• Custom Rum Punches $3.95-5.95 per Person
• Pre-event soft drinks $3.95-$4.95 Per Person
• Espresso Bar Service $4.95-7.95

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Event Staff & Rentals

Décor for Buffet
Although you may already have a florist booked for your event, we would suggest allowing us the opportunity to decorate and arrange your buffet. We use only the freshest of flowers and greenery and will be glad to match our décor with the color theme of your event.
$175-250

Event Staff

We will be glad to assist you in figuring out just how many event professionals you need at your event. Our servers and bartenders are $25 per hour. Our Event Captains are $35 per hour. Our on site cooks are $20 per hour, and our on site chefs are $35 per hour. All of our staff is well trained, handsome and professional.

Full Service Rentals
We can arrange for just about anything under the sun to be delivered, setup and broken down at your event. Tenting, dance floors, wedding arches, special lighting, P.A. systems and red carpets are not uncommon. We can also arrange the basics, such as China, silverware, glassware, linens, tables and seating. Because of the labor involved in keeping all these items perfect and looking new, we outsource this to a third party. We will place the order, set the delivery time, make sure it is all setup for the event and ultimately make sure it all gets back to the vendor.

High Quality Disposable Accessories
We use only the highest quality polypropylene disposable service items. All colors are available upon request. We stock 6 Inch Salad/ Dessert Plates, 9 Inch Dinner Plates, Napkins, Plastic Ware, Clear Plastic Wine Glasses and Champagne Flutes as well as Hot/ Cold Cups and Coffee Cups. Depending on your exact needs, price is about
$1.50 Per Person for food service items and $1.50 Crystalline Barware

Event Production/Service Charge
Depending on the size and details of your event, there is usually a couple days of work and a team of workers that go into an event that the client never sees. This includes menu creation, walkthroughs, purchasing and stocking raw ingredients, kitchen prep and butchering as well as maintaining our main commissary kitchen to prepare the bulk of your event. Liability insurance is also a factor. This charge is automatically added to all events and can be discussed at any time with management. The basic charge is 18%.

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