Taste of Summer offers hors d’oeuvres catering for all of your events.

Unique menus and years of experience mean we know what catering appetizers, pre-event parties and cocktail hours are all about. Our hors d’oeuvres and appetizers catering menu has something for everyone and will help you make your event one to remember.

A diverse and extensive list of hors d’oeuvres menu options will make your event a standout and leave your guest’s mouths watering for more. Our professional event catering staff will not miss a detail and will provide the special experience you and your guests are looking for.

Seafood Hors d’oeuvres

  • Grilled Oyster Topped with Basil Pesto*
  • Fingerling Potato Cup with Poached Lobster & Drizzled with a Tarragon Aioli*
  • Petite Maine Lobster Salad Roll
  • Lobster Bisque with Roasted Corn Garnish
  • Maine Lobster Salad Tossed with Lemon Aioli Served on a Belgian Endive Leaf*
  • Crispy Lobster and Corn Quesadillas Served with Avocado Salsa
  • Tuna Carpaccio Tossed with Capers, Olives in Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Served with Arugula on a Toasted Focaccia Triangle
  • Crispy Sesame Crusted Tuna Globe with a Ginger-Wasabi Aioli*
  • Tuna Tartare & Cucumber Salad on a Crispy Wonton or Homemade Corn Tortilla
  • Tuna Ceviche on a Homemade Crispy Corn Tortilla*
  • Black & White Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna with Asian Slaw on a Crispy Wonton
  • Shrimp Scampi or Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish Cocktail Sauce and Lemon Wedges*
  • Petite Bao Bun with Crispy Shrimp, Green Mango, Thai Basil, Cilantro & Chili-Garlic Sauce
  • Coconut Shrimp with a Tamarind-Ginger Dip
  • Sweet and Spicy Raspberry Habanero Glazed Grilled Shrimp Skewer*
  • Chilled Spicy Shrimp Ceviche in Spoons*
  • Nantucket Sea Scallops Wrapped in Apple Wood Smoked Bacon*
  • Sesame Seared Diver Scallops on a Crispy Tortilla Chip Topped with Gremolata*
  • Duck Trap Farm Smoked Salmon on a Toasted Pumpernickel Triangle
  • Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Cucumber Bite*
  • New England Clam Chowder Bites Served in Mini Bread Bowls or Demitasse Cup
  • Assorted Maki Rolls with Wasabi, Pickled Ginger and Tamari
  • Mini Maine Lump Crab Cake with Chipotle Rémoulade
  • Cod Cake Topped with a Roasted Pepper & Sundried Tomato Relish
  • Mojo Marinated Swordfish Bite with Lime-Cilantro Aioli*
  • Mini Fish Tacos with a Cabbage Slaw & Tomato-Avocado Salsa*

*Gluten Free Hors D’oeuvres

Meat Hors d’oeuvres

  • Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Stilton Bleu Cheese on Crostini
  • Braised Short Rib Tartlet with Goat Cheese
  • Beef Sliders, Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions & Roasted Tomato Ketchup
  • Mini Cheeseburgers in Paradise Complete with Mini Gherkins
  • Beef Carpaccio Crostini with Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Shaved Parmesan
  • Mongolian Beef Sticks with Tangerine Dipping Sauce
  • Cocktail “Pigs” in a Blanket
  • Savory Beef Knish
  • BBQ Beef or Pork Taquitos Served with a Roasted Tomatillo Dip*
  • Dijon Encrusted Baby Denver Lamb Chops with Mint-Parsley Pesto Sauce*
  • Mini Lamb Kebobs Rubbed with Rosemary & Dijon Mustard*
  • Petite Lamb & Feta Meatballs Served with a Tzatziki Dip
  • Moroccan Curried Mini Lamb Kebobs with a Mint Chimichurri Dip*
  • Petite Bao Bun with Pork Belly, Shaved Scallions, Pickled Cucumbers & Hoisin Sauce
  • 5 Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Skewer with Mango Chutney*
  • Pulled Pork Sliders with Cole Slaw
  • Petite Pork Bun with Braised Beef Topped with a Sriracha Aioli, Vietnamese Slaw and Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Figs with Gorgonzola Wrapped with Prosciutto*
  • Sweet Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Caps*
  • Southwestern Egg Roll with Black Beans, Pork & Avocado Crème
  • Smokey North Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork & Sweet Onion Marmalade on Crostini
  • Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Manchego Cheese*
  • Pork Shumai Shooters with Sesame-Soy Puddle on Asian Spoons
  • Crispy Pork Spring Rolls with Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Dip
  • Pulled Pork Taco*
  • Wedge Salad on a Pipette filled with Blue Cheese Dressing*

*Gluten Free Hors D’oeuvres

Poultry Hors d’oeuvres

  • 5 Spice Rubbed Seared Duck Breast Crostini with a Hoisin Aioli
  • Sliced Smoked Duck on Cranberry Crostini with Kumquat Chutney
  • Duck Bao Bun with Hoisin & Asian Pickles
  • Mini Chicken & Waffles Drizzled with Lavender Honey
  • Crispy Chicken Lollipops Tossed in a Sweet & Spicy Glaze*
  • Mini Chicken Pot Pies
  • Curried Chicken Stuffed Medjool Dates
  • Lime Marinated Chicken Tostada Topped with Avocado Salsa*
  • Crispy Coconut Chicken Bites with Costa Rican Golden Pineapple Ketchup
  • Chicken Sate Skewers with Thai Peanut Sauce *
  • Chicken Meatball with Harissa
  • Buffalo Chicken Bites
  • Tuscan Chicken Liver Pâté Crostini
  • Pistachio Crusted Chicken Bites Served on a Pipette with Curry Broth
  • Greek Grilled Chicken, Spinach and Feta Cheese in a Phyllo Tartlet
  • Chicken Shu Mai Shooters with a Sesame-Soy Puddle on Asian Spoons
  • Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers with Creamy Mango Sauce*
  • Hickory Smoked Chicken with Black Bean & Corn Salsa in a Corn Tortilla Cup*
  • Southwestern Black Beans & Chicken Egg Roll with Avocado Crème
  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast*
  • Curried Chicken Salad with Flame Red Grapes on a Crispy Pita Chip
  • Mini Chicken Empanada
  • Smoked Chicken Quesadilla with a Creamy Salsa

*Gluten Free Hors D’oeuvres

Vegetarian Hors d’oeuvres

  • Caprese Salad Skewered on a Pipette Filled with Basil Pesto Oil*
  • Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls with Spicy Dipping Sauce*
  • Creamy Burrata Served with Oven Roasted Tomatoes & Basil on Spoon
    Traditional Potato Latkes Served with Apple Sauce
  • Vegetable Ceviche Served in Spoons*
  • Polenta Fries Sprinkled with Pecorino and Drizzled with Chipotle Aioli*
  • Tostones with Grilled Fruit Salsa*
  • Crispy Pita Triangles with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Baba Ghanoush & Fresh Tabbouleh
  • Grilled Flat Bread with Fresh Mozzarella, Sliced Plum Tomatoes, Fresh Basil & Balsamic Glaze
  • Roasted Figs, Caramelized Onion, Gorgonzola & Parmesan Pizzette with Balsamic Glaze
  • Gazpacho Shooter Served in a Cucumber Cup or Shot Glass*
  • Individual Crudités Towers Served with Onion Dip in Bamboo Cups*
  • Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla with Monterey Jack Cheese & Creamy Salsa
  • Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Mushroom Caps*
  • Southern Style Scallion & Jalapeño Hush Puppy with Maple Cream
  • Spinach & Feta Phyllo Spanakopita
  • Grilled Cheese Bites & Tomato Bisque Shooters
  • Cheddar Rice Fritters with a Chipotle Aioli
  • Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls with Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Dip
  • Spinach and Boursin Stuffed Mushroom Caps with a Hint of White Wine*
  • Wild Mushroom & Boursin Cheese Phyllo Tart
  • Sweet Potato Pancakes Served with Vermont Maple Cream
  • Baked Anjou Pear, Brie & Almond Purses
  • Baked Local Figs Topped with Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese*
  • Stuffed Grape Leaves*
  • Cucumber Gazpacho with Watermelon and Pepitas*
  • Avocado, Cucumber Stack on Jicama Chip with Olive Tapenade*
  • Spicy Black Bean Cakes with a Chipotle Aioli
  • Cornmeal Pancake with a Roasted Tomato-Corn Salsa
  • Watermelon Cups with Shaved Parmesan or Feta & Fresh Mint Drizzled with a Balsamic Glaze*
  • Crispy Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Turnover
  • Cheddar Polenta Cakes with a Wild Mushroom Ragout*
  • Parmesan Tuiles with Heirloom Tomato Salad*
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque with Black Thai Rice*
  • Summer Strawberry and Cantaloupe Soup with Fresh Mint*

*Gluten Free Hors D’oeuvres

STATIONARY HORS D’OEUVRES

  • Traditional Garden Fresh Vegetable Crudités with Your Choice of Herb, Artichoke Parmesan, Caramelized Onion or Asian Style Dip – Also available with Grilled Vegetables
  • International & Domestic Cheese Display Garnished with Fresh Fruit & Served with Assorted Crackers & Sliced French Baguettes
  • Middle Eastern Display -Traditional Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Fresh Tabbouleh, Accompanied by Roasted Red Peppers & Onions, Grilled Eggplant & Kalamata Olives, Served with Fresh Pita Triangles & Crisp Pita Chips
  • Bountiful Antipasto – Imported Sharp Provolone, Sweet & Hot Capicola, Genoa Salami, Marinated Mushrooms & Artichoke Hearts, Fire Roasted Red Peppers, Basil Tomatoes, and Black Kalamata Olives, Served over Mesclun Greens
  • Fresh French Farm House Cheese Board – Imported, Domestic & Small Batch Cheese Accompanied by a Selection of Cascading Crackers, Crusty French Breads
  • Hearty Tuscan Bread Board – a Variety of Crusty Freshly Baked Breads Served on a Cutting Board with Toppings of Pureed Roasted Garlic, Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, White Bean and Rosemary Ragoút, a & Grilled Eggplant Caponata
  • Artfully Arranged Seasonal Fruit Display with Accents of Exotic Fruits and Fresh Berries
  • Crispy Tri-colored Tortilla Chips with Fresh Toppings of Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Refried Beans, Warm Queso Dip, Salsa Fresca, Salsa Verde, Pineapple Mango Salsa, Fresh Chunky Guacamole, Sliced Black Olives, Our Own Sliced Pickled Jalapeños and Sliced Scallions

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