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SPECIAL EVENTS MENU



“DISPLAY” HORS D’OEUVRES"
All displays are created cascading from Silver Trays, Marble Tiles and Ornate Baskets, on a bed of fresh garden kale. All displays include the Table, Linens, Food Service Equipment, Large Buffet Floral and Acrylic Plates, Knives, Forks and Napkins.

 
FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CASCADE
An Elegant Display of Seasonal Fresh Cut Fruits displayed on Marble Risers and Green & Purple Kale to include Pineapple, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Strawberries, Red and Green Grapes, Kiwi and Fresh Oranges. With a Colorful Selection of Vegetables both Domestic and Exotic to include Yellow Squash, Cucumber, Carrots, Celery, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Italian Zucchini, Mushrooms, Snow Peas and Baby Vegetables accompanied by both Spinach and Ranch Dips.
$5.50 per person for 100 Guests and $6.50 per person for 50 Guests


Add Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Vegetable, Country and Mousse Pates

Sugar Walnut Whole Baked Brie served with toast rounds and crackers
$6.95 per person for 100 Guests and $7.95 per person for 50 Guests

 

MEDITERANEAN DISPLAY
Marinated Antipasto Selection with: Artichoke Hearts ~ Mushrooms ~ Baby Corn ~ Salami ~ Pepperoncinis ~ Dill Pickles – Provolone Vinaigrette ~ Green Olives ~ Kalamata Olives ~ Feta Cheese ~ Bruschetta, Humus and Pita Triangles and Couscous Salad
$6.95 per person for 100 Guests and $7.95 per person for 50 Guests

 

SANTE FE STATION
Tri-colored Tortilla Chips with Fresh Salsa and Guacamole ~ Five Layer Dip ~ Mexican Egg Rolls ~ Habanera Hot Wings and Chicken Quesadillas with Fresh Pineapple Salsa.
$12.95 per person



CALIFORNIAN ASIA DISPLAY
Thai Chicken Skewers ~ Assorted Sushi ~ Seared Ahi Skewers ~ Steamed Pot Stickers with Plum Sauce ~

Crispy Chicken Wontons and Rice Paper Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
$14.95 - Six pieces per person – chef’s choice.
$18.95 - Eight pieces per person – chef’s choice.

 

GOURMET SEAFOOD DISPLAY
Seared Sea Scallops ~ Oysters on the Half Shell ~ Two Jumbo Shrimp ~ Crab Claws and Steamed Clams. 

Served with our Spicy Cocktail Sauce and Lemon Wedges.
$18.95 per person

 

 
DIM SUM STATION
A very popular alternative Display Station offering Authentic Assorted Dim Sum (Asian Appetizers) which include Steamed,

Sautéed, Flash Grilled and Deep Fried Selections.

Chicken Pot Stickers (Gyoza)           Shrimp Shu Mai Dumplings

Chicken Won Tons                            Crab Shu Mai Dumplings

BBQ Pork Bun                                   Vegetable Spring Roll

Coconut Shrimp                                BBQ Honey Spare Ribs

 Accompanied with Chili Water Dip, Honey Teriyaki Sauce, Ponzu Sauce, Mango Sauce and Soy.

$13.95 for Six pieces per person
$16.95 for Eight pieces per person

 




SUSHI STATION
Traditional Fresh Cut Rolls and the Freshest Nigiri Sushi accompanied with Pickled Ginger,

Regular and Low Sodium Soy Sauce and Wasabi.

 California Rolls, Crunch Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls and Rainbow Rolls.

Tuna Nigiri, Shrimp Nigiri, Unagi Nigiri (Eel), Salmon Nigiri and Yellowtail Nigiri.

$14.95 - Six pieces per person – chef’s choice.

$18.95 - Eight pieces per person – chef’s choice.



Make the event even more spectacular with an onsite Sushi Chef preparing your favorite selections.

Add $295.00 for Sushi Chef and Sushi Case.





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 " TRAY PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES "

 HOT SELECTIONS
Asian Dumplings with Plum Sauce


Baked Brie Crustini with Fresh Basil

Beef Wellingtons with Béarnaise

Beef Skewers (Teriyaki, Peppercorn, Thai Satay)

Brie Quesadillas with Papaya Salsa

Caviar Potatoes with Chive Cream

Chicken Empanadas with Tomato & Sweet corn Puree

Chicken Skewers (Thai Peanut, Teriyaki, Parmesan, Tarragon Béarnaise)

Chicken Lettuce Rice Paper Wraps with Tamarind Dip

Chicken & Feta Wontons with Citrus Dip

Chicken Spring Rolls with Teriyaki Plum Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Salsa

Crab Cakes with Tomato Compote

Lobster & Wild Mushroom Phyllo

Pizza Roulades (Shrimp & Pesto, Thai Chicken and Tomato Basil)

Parmesan Artichoke Hearts

Pineapple Rumaki

Potato Pancakes with Cranberry

Spanakopita with Fresh Spinach & Pine Nuts

Spicy Chicken Phyllo

 

COLD SELECTIONS

Asparagus and Proscuitto with Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise

Belgian Endive with Seafood Mousse

Beggars Purses with Caviar and Crème Sauce

Bruschetta on Sourdough Toast

California Rolls

Jumbo Shrimp with Spiced Cocktail Sauce

Jumbo Shrimp wrapped with Blanched Snow Pea

Rare Sirloin Canapé with Horseradish Cream

Seared Ahi Canapé with Caviar and Soy Wasabi Cream

Smoked Salmon on Delicate Melba Toast

Smoked Trout Mousse Canapé with Roasted Peppers

Tempura Shrimp Nori Rolls

 
We suggest 3 Hors d’oeuvres per person for the first hour of your event

OR

6-8 plus a Dessert & Coffee Station if your event is an Hors d’oeuvre reception

Above Hors d’oeuvres are $2.50 per piece.
This includes all Food Service Equipment, Napkins and Floral Accents for Tray Passing


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GOURMET BUFFETS

SILVER SIT-DOWN SERVICE 

The following A La Carte menu allows you to create your own special menu for an Elegant Buffet Dinner

Or a Silver Service Sit Down Reception.

 

FIRST COURSE SALADS

Please Choose One:

Gourmet Tossed Herb Salad

Caprese Salad with Fresh Basil

Field Of Greens with Cranberries, Feta and Walnuts

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing

Mandarin Orange Salad with Papaya Salsa Vinaigrette

Classic Caesar Salad with Shaved Parmesan


 

ENTREES
Please Choose One:

Alaskan Halibut

California Chicken Breast

Carved Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce & Gravy

Carved Sirloin of Beef

Chicken Parmesan with Sun dried Marinara

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Picatta

Crab & Asparagus Stuffed Chicken

Cranberry\Walnut Loin of Pork

Honey Baked Ham with Fresh Apple Sauce

Roast Herb Crusted Tri-Tip

Rosemary Chicken Béarnaise

Lemon Herb Chicken

Maui Teriyaki Chicken

Swordfish with Chardonnay Butter

Salmon Wellington with Artichoke and Lemon Wine Butter

Salmon with Fresh Leek Sauce

Veal Escalope
 

The following selections are an additional $10.00 - $15.00 per person:

Carved Whole Leg of Lamb

Carved Prime Rib

Chateaubriand

Filet Mignon with Truffle Bordeaux Sauce

Individual Beef Wellington

 

ACCOMPANIMENTS

Please Choose Two:

Almond Rice Pilaf

Asparagus Hollandaise

Broccoli & Red Peppers

Glazed Baby Carrots

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garden Wild Rice

Green Beans with Herb Butter

Italian Squash

Julienne Vegetables with Herb Butter

Rosemary Potatoes

Roast Garlic Dill Potatoes

Potatoes Au Gratin

Tomato Basil Pasta

Fettuccini Alfredo

 

BREAD DISPLAY

Please choose one:


Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls and Softened Butter

Sliced French Baguettes with Chive Butter

Garlic Bread and Italian Breadsticks

Foccacia Bread with Parmesan Tomato

Golden Corn Bread with Whipped Honey Butter

 

DESSERT STATION

Please Choose One:

Assorted Mini Pastries and Petite Fours

Assorted Dessert Bars and Tuxedo Dipped Strawberries

Fruit Cobbler & Ice Cream

Flaming Bananas Foster

Fresh Fruit Crepes

Gourmet Cakes and Torte Display

Gourmet Cheesecake Display

Ice Cream Sundae Bar

 

SILVER COFFEE SERVICE
Starbuck’s Colombian Regular Coffee, Starbuck’s Vanilla Nut Decaffeinated Coffee, fresh
Devonshire Cream, Raw Sugar, Sweet n Low, Cinnamon Sticks And Shaved Chocolate

 


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INTERNATIONAL FOOD STATIONS
Multiple Food Stations decorated with a Beautiful Floral, 
Coordinating colors and elegant displays of table props and accents.

 Choose THREE Entree Stations plus ONE Dessert Station with Coffee Service



STATION ONE

Carved Turkey Breast

Carved Top Sirloin

Roast Red Potatoes

Gourmet Green Salad


STATION TWO

Salmon Wellington

Roast Pecan Wild Rice

Asparagus and Roasted Red Peppers



STATION THREE
California Rolls

Assorted Nigiri Sushi

Sashimi


STATION FOUR
Exhibition Pasta Bar
Caesar Salad
Focaccia Bread



 STATION FIVE
Chicken Paella
Garlic Shrimp Salad
Tomato Basil Bruschetta



STATION SIX
Baja Taco Bar
Carnitas, Baked Fish
Fresh Tortillas
Salsas and Condiments

 
STATION SEVEN
Chicken & Beef Fajitas
Spanish Rice
Southwestern Black Beans



STATION EIGHT
Gourmet Sausages
Grilled Peppers & Onions
Fresh Sauerkraut


STATION NINE

Louisiana Jambalaya
Creole Shrimp
Cajun Corn Fritters

 
STATION TEN
Field Of Greens Salad
Exhibition Crepes
Chicken Divan
Vegetable Hollandaise
Seafood Newburg



 STATION ELEVEN
Grilled Swordfish
Chardonnay Beurre Blanc
Roast Red Pepper
Mesculin Herb Salad
Cilantro Lime Rice


STATION TWELVE
Greek Salad
Herb Crusted Tri Tip
Chicken Kebabs
Wild Rice
 
STATION THIRTEEN
Martini Mashed Potato Bar
Garlic, Parsnip & Sweet Potato
Shrimp, Curried Chicken,
Bacon Bits, Duet of Peppers,
Kalamta Olives, Green Onion, Assorted Cheese and Basil


  
STATION FOURTEEN
Antipasto Salad
Gourmet Pizzas:
BBQ & Thai Chicken
Italian Meat Trio

  
 
STATION FIFTEEN
Fresh Fruit Display
Vegetable & Cheese Display
Baked Walnut Brie
Garlic Toast Rounds
Crackers



 

DESSERT STATION

Please Choose One:

Assorted Mini Pastries and Petite Fours

Assorted Dessert Bars and Tuxedo Dipped Strawberries

Fruit Cobbler & Ice Cream

Flaming Bananas Foster

Fresh Fruit Crepes

Gourmet Cakes and Torte Display

Gourmet Cheesecake Display

Ice Cream Sundae Bar

 

 

SILVER COFFEE SERVICE
Starbuck’s Colombian Regular Coffee, Starbuck’s Vanilla Nut Decaffeinated Coffee,

Fresh Devonshire Cream, Raw Sugar, Sweet n Low, Cinnamon Sticks and Shaved Chocolate







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COLD BUFFET LUNCHEON

 

SUMMER SALADS

Please Choose Two:

Artichoke Rice Salad

Basil Herb Salad with Edible Flowers

Garden Mushroom Salad

Italian Pasta Salad with Julienne Vegetables

Caesar Salad with Fresh Parmesan

Spinach Salad with Roma Tomatoes

Baked Potato Salad

Fresh Fruit Ambrosia

Marinated Cucumber & Onions

 
 
FRESH FRUIT BASKET
A beautiful arrangement of fresh seasonal fruits to include, Kiwi, Grapes, Strawberries, Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe and Pineapple.

 
FRESH VEGETABLE BASKET
Over flowing with Fresh decoratively cut vegetables such as Jumbo Carrots, Jicama, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Celery, Red Cherry Tomatoes, Baby Corn, Mushrooms and Green Onion.  Accompanied with a tasty Peppercorn Ranch Dressing.

 
HIGH ROLLER SANDWICHES
An attractive display of Turkey and Ham and Vegetarian Sandwich Wraps prepared with Lavosh flat Bread,

Cream Cheese, Fresh Sliced Tomato, Cucumber and Lettuce.

  
ASSORTED MINI SANDWICH PLATTER
Freshly Baked Bowknot Rolls of Black Forest Baked Ham, Roast Turkey, and Rare Roast Beef with a Light Dijon and Mayonnaise Spread.
 


SILVER COFFEE SERVICE
Starbuck’s Colombian Regular Coffee, Starbuck’s Vanilla Nut Decaffeinated Coffee, Fresh Devonshire Cream,

Raw Sugar, Sweet n Low, Cinnamon Sticks and Shaved Chocolate




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ITALIAN BUFFET


 

CAESAR SALAD
Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese and Seasoned Croutons,

Tossed in an unforgettable Caesar Salad Dressing.

 

CHICKEN PARMESAN
Tender Boneless Chicken Breast breaded with Oregano and Sweet Basil and prepared with

Fresh Parmesan and an Italian Marinara Sauce.

  

EXHIBITION PASTA BAR
An impressive exhibition Station decorated with Fresh Herbs with Chefs preparing your selection from Two Pastas & Three Sauces:
Penne and Spinach Fettuccini Noodles
Sun dried Tomato Marinara, Fresh Basil Pesto and Rosemary Romano
Served with Freshly Grated Black Pepper and Shredded Parmesan Cheese.

 

FOCCACCIA BREAD
Traditional Italian Flat Bread prepared with Virgin Olive Oil, Mixed Herbs,
Garlic and Tomato Basil.

  

DESSERT STATION

Please Choose One:
Classic Tiramisu
Italian Cannoli with Vanilla Cream
Italian Ice Cream with Fresh Mint
Pizza Fresh Fruit Torte with Cheesecake Base




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FIESTA BUFFET

 

TORTILLA CHIPS & FRESH DISPLAY
Multi Colored Corn Chips
Pineapple Salsa
Pico De Gallo
Habanera Salsa
Tomatillo Verde Salsa

 

TOSSED MEXICAN TORTILLA SALAD
Crispy Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce, Mixed with Fresh Garden Vegetables and Crunchy Corn Tortilla Chips,

Dressed with our Sonora Salsa Ranch or Mexican Caesar Dressing

 

SOUTHWESTERN FAJITAS
Chicken and Beef Fajitas with Green Peppers, Onions and Tomatoes, grilled to order by our chefs.
Served with Guacamole, Sour Cream, Shredded Lettuce, Sliced Olives, Limes, Grated Cheddar and Fresh Salsa.

  

CHEESE ENCHILADAS
Cheddar Cheese, Red Onion and Green Chilies wrapped in a delicate Corn Tortilla and then topped with a Mexican Tomatillo Sauce

 
CILANTRO LIME RICE
With Fresh Spanish Herbs

  

SOUTHWESTERN BLACK BEANS

 

 CRÈME CATALANA
Traditional Spanish Flan Dessert



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 SUNDAY  BRUNCH MENU

 


FRESH FRUIT CASCADE
An impressive selection of Freshly Cut Fruits to include:
Strawberries, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Red and Green Grapes.
Displayed on a bed of Fresh Garden Kale.

 

 

FRESH BAKERY TREATS
A Large selection of Freshly Baked Muffins:
Blueberry, Banana Nut, Orange Cranberry & Oat Bran.
Assorted Danish & Fruit Filled Croissants
Served with Whipped Butter, Fresh Jams and Jellies.

 

 

POACHED SALMON
Fresh Whole Salmon Poached and Decorated by our chefs.  

Served with Herb Cream Cheese, Dill Sauce and Mini Bagels.

 

 
GOURMET OMELETTE BAR
Prepared at the table for your Guests with an impressive display of fillings:
Crab Meat, Avocado, Bacon Bits, Chopped Green Onion, Black Olives, Salsa,

Shredded Swiss and Cheddar, Bay Shrimp, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and Steamed Broccoli.

 
 

BRUNCH BEVERAGE TABLE
Displayed in clear drink dispensers or glass carafes

Fresh Orange Juice

Cranberry Juice

Tomato Juice

Apple Juice

 
SILVER COFFEE SERVICE
Your guests will enjoy freshly brewed French Roast Gourmet Coffee & Vanilla Nut Decaffeinated Gourmet Coffee.  Served with Shaved Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Sticks, and Whipped Cream, Fresh Cream, Sweetener, and Sugar.



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WINTER BUFFET

 
 
TOSSED WINTER SALAD
Iceberg, Raddicchio, Baby Lettuce, Romaine, Fresh Herbs, Carrots, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Cucumber and Red Cabbage.

Served with a choice of Raspberry Walnut Dressing, Peppercorn Ranch or Italian Vinaigrette.

 

MAIN ENTRÉE
Please Choose Two of the Following Entrees:

 

CARVED WHOLE TURKEY
Whole Turkey Breast oven roasted to perfection and carved at the table by our chefs.

Served with fresh Cranberry Sauce

 
HONEY BAKED HAM

Our Home Made Honey Glazed Ham carved at the table by our chefs accompanied with Honey Mustard,

Apple Sauce, Fresh Pineapple slices.

 

WHOLE SIRLOIN OF BEEF
Oven Roasted and Carved at the table by our chefs accompanied with Au Jus,

Horseradish Cream and Dijon Mustard

  

FRESH BAKED DINNER ROLLS AND BUTTER

  

CORN BREAD STUFFING
Fresh baked Stuffing with fresh Herbs and mouth watering Seasoned Croutons.

  

HONEY GLAZED CARROTS
Baby Carrots prepared in an Orange Honey Sauce and steamed until tender.

 

PUMPKIN PIE
Topped with Fresh Whipped Cream
 

 GOURMET COFFEE SERVICE
Your guests will enjoy freshly brewed French Roast Gourmet Coffee & Vanilla Nut Decaffeinated Gourmet Coffee.

Served with Shaved Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Sticks, and Whipped Cream,

Sweetener, and Sugars


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BAR AND BEVERAGE SERVICES

 

FULL BAR SET
Well drinks to include: Vodka, Gin, Scotch, Canadian Whiskey, Bourbon, Rum, Tequila, Sweet & Dry Vermouth, Domestic Regular and Light Beers, Chardonnay, White Zinfandel and Merlot. Assorted Sodas, Mineral Waters and Juices.  Lemons, Limes, Onions, Cherries, Cubed Bar Ice and Plastic Glasses.

$14.00 per person for four hours

$18.00 per person for five hours

 

FULL PREMIUM BAR
Well Drinks to include: Absolute Vodka, Bombay Gin, J.B. Scotch, Seagrams V.O., Jack Daniels, Light and Dark Bacardi Rum, Cuevo Gold Tequila, Christian Brothers Brandy, Kaluha, Baileys, Amaretto, Sweet & Dry Vermouth, Domestic and Imported Beers.  Kendall Jackson Chardonnay and Merlot , California White Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon Assorted Sodas, Mineral Waters and Juices. Lemons, Limes, Onions, Cherries, Cubed Bar Ice and Plastic Glasses.

$18.00 per person for four hours

$21.00 per person for five hours

 

BEER WINE AND SODA BAR
Regular and Lite Beer, California White Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Assorted Regular and Diet Sodas, Assorted Flavored Mineral Waters, Limes and Cubed Bar Ice and Plastic Glasses

$12.00 Per Person for four hours

$15.00 Per Person for five hours

 

PREMIUM BEER WINE AND SODA BAR

Corona, Samuel Adams, Stella and Amstel Light

Premium Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

Sparkling Water Assorted regular and Diet Sodas and Bottled Water Limes, Lemons

$14.00 Per Person for four hours

  $17.00 Per Person for Five hours

 

ENHANCEMENTS TO ANY BAR

Regular, Mango or Strawberry Margaritas, Salt, Limes

$4.00 per person

Pina Coladas, Mai Tai, Mango Daiquiri, Fruit Garnish, Cocktail Umbrellas

$4.00 per person

Glass Wine Glasses, Water Goblets, Tall and Double Old Fashioned Tumblers

$3.00 per person


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SPECIAL EVENTS MENU PRICES AND TERMS

 All Menu prices include Buffet Tables, Linens, Buffet Florals, Food Service Equipment,
Plastic Goods with Silver Plastic Utensils, Napkins and Cups.
China and Guest Tables and Chairs are additional.

 

                                                                               50-100 Guests                         100 Guests or more

Gourmet Buffet (One Entrée)                             $26.95                                                $23.95

Gourmet Buffet (Two Entrées)                          $31.95                                                $27.95

Sit Down Service (One Entrée)                                                                                         $24.95

Sit Down Service (Two Entrées)                                                                                      $28.95

 

International Food Stations                                                                                           $36.95

Cold Buffet                                                              $21.95                                                $18.95

Italian Buffet                                                           $25.95                                                $22.95

Fiesta Buffet                                                            $25.95                                                $22.95

Corporate Brunch                                                 $28.95                                                $22.95

Winter Buffet                                                          $25.95                                                $22.95

 

General Terms and Conditions

(For a 4 hour event)

PERSONNEL

Head Server                                           $225.00           $35.00 per hour overtime

Food Servers and Bartenders         $200.00           $25.00 per hour overtime

Prices for service personnel from Top Hat Productions are based on a three-hour set up, a four-hour event and a one hour breakdown. Overtime is additional after those eight hours

 
TRAVEL TIME
Events located more than an hour from Top Hat Productions in Irvine will be billed at $15.00 per hour per server
 

CHINA SERVICE
The Price for substituting China Service will depend on the style of China and pieces selected

 
SERVICE CHARGE
A service charge of 18% will be added to all contracts.  

Payment received in the form of check or money order will reduce the service charge by 3%

 
GRATUITY

A Gratuity for the staff is appreciated if you are pleased with our service

 
California State Sales Tax will be added to all Prices. A non-refundable 50% Deposit is required to confirm our services and reserve the date