Plated Sit Down Dinner

The traditional sit-down dinner service has always been the most popular type of dinner service, irrespective of the event type.

Most plated dinner service menus include three courses separately served by waitstaff that are experienced in this type of service. Guests can usually make a choice from two to three entrees, stating their preference when they RSVP to attend the event.

Plated dinner service is formal and elegant, and suitable for most high end events – from wedding receptions to political fundraisers.

Contact Us at 858-488-1725 to create your exceptional Sit Down Plated Dinner Party Menu.

PROS – Guests are served at the same time, allowing you to better manage the time allotted for dinner service. You can also collaborate with our catering staff over menus, giving you greater control over food costs.

CONS – Plated dinner service requires more servers, increasing the labor costs associated with your event. With a pre-set menu, food choices are inherently more limited so guests with special dietary needs may find the menu options don’t accommodate them.

Plated Dinner Sample Menu


Served with baguette & butter

Mozzarella Tomato Caprese Ensalata
Sliced yellow and red tomatoes layered with Mozzarella cheese, arugula & Bibb lettuces drizzled with Balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil

Spinach Salad Strawberry Vinaigrette
Tender leaves of young spinach with mandarin orange, Belgian endive, served with a strawberry poppyseed vinaigrette and garnished with candied walnuts

Elario’s Salad
Mixed baby greens, spinach, endive, sun-dried cranberries, candied pecans, Gorgonzola cheese, sliced apples, and champagne vinaigrette


Your guests will enjoy 2 items as a main course served in the style of a surf and turf.

Grilled Flat Iron Steak, served Fanned with Frizzled onions
Lean and tender flat iron steak, seasoned with Montreal spices grilled and served sliced with peppercorn sauce

Shrimp Scampi
Large shrimp sautéed with garlic butter, white wine and a touch of cream

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Grilled vegetables
Sweet spiced squash in a delicate homemade pasta, served with fresh sage beurre blanc

Potatoes Au Gratin Timbale
Sliced potatoes baked in cream, seasoned with onion, hint of garlic, nutmeg & topped with Swiss cheese

Grilled Asparagus, Squash, Red Bell Pepper
Grilled Asparagus, Squash, Red Bell Pepper, seasoned with garlic, olive oil and herbs


Wedding Cake 3 tier CMC, SB, CMC
The French Gourmet uses only fresh, natural ingredients in all of its delicious cakes. Our classic wedding cakes are finished with whipped cream and shaved white chocolate. Traditionally, this finish has allowed the bride to use her color scheme of fresh flowers to beautifully decorate the cake


Chocolate Crepe Station
Thin pancake finished with our delicious Ganache chocolate sauce. with your guest’s choice of sabayon sauce, cut strawberries, Nutellla, and a dust of powdered sugar

Coffee Station with Silver Urn
Our premium blends of regular and decaffeinated coffee served with freshly whipped sabayon cream and dark chocolate shavings

Ice Water w/ Sliced Lemon

Catering Quote

    Wedding, Memorial, Birthday, Grand Opening, Office Party, Dinner at home...

    Location name such as Home , Business or Venue

    Beverage Set Up, Beer, Wine Bar, Full Bar...

    Bakery Hours Of Operation:

    • Monday – Tuesday: 7AM – 7PM
    • Wednesday to Sunday: 7AM – 9PM

    Restaurant Hours Of Operation:

    • Monday and Tuesday: 9AM – 3PM
    • Wednesday to Sunday: 9AM – Close
    • Brunch: 9AM – 3PM – view menu
    • Dinner Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 4PM – 9PM view menu
    • Happy Hour: 3:PM – 6PM

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