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.
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
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
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