Passed and displayed hors d'oeuvres

Bites Menu

Over the years, we have catered many cocktail parties and company events in San Diego. Catering cocktail receptions has become one of our specialties. We recommend to keep these events to 2 hours for food service with a minimum of three displayed appetizers and four passed hors d’oeuvres. Our appetizers are extremely popular because we cook them on site and serve them right away. Most items on this menu are not appropriate for drop-off service.

A minimum order of 30 guests is required. Labor cost (chefs and wait staff) is not included in this price.

V=Vegetarian, Vg=Vegan, Gf=Gluten-free

Display Party Bites

Assorted Sushi Rolls

Delivery fee applies. Onsite Sushi Chef $100/hr.
$1.25/Piece (min. 40 ppl) – Shrimp Rolls, California, Spicy Tuna and Vegetable Rolls

Grilled Sausage and Charred Onionsgluten free

$4 pp – Assorted Sausages, Grilled Peppers and Red Onion, Cornichons, Mustard

Fruit and Cheese Plattervegetarian

$6 pp – Imported and Domestic Cheeses served with Crackers, Artisan Bread and Fruit Garnish

Seared Ahi Tunagluten free

$3 pp – Wasabi Mayo, Sweet Chili Sauce, Pea Sprouts

Pork Steam Buns

$4.50 pp – Panko Crusted Smoked Pork Belly, Tagarashi, Sriracha Kewpie, Cucumber, Slaw, Green Onion

Antipasto Skewersgluten free

$2.50 each – Marinated Mozzarella, Artichoke, Salami, Sun Dried Tomato, Basil

Chicken Lettuce Wrap

$4 pp – Ginger, Garlic, Onions, Cilantro, Scallions, Boston Lettuce Cups

Antipasto Trayvegetarian

$4 pp – Assorted Salamis, Marinated Artichoke, Olives, Pepperoncini, Peppedew served with Artisan Bread

San Diego Farmer’s Marketvegetarian

$4 pp – Purple Cauliflower, Baby Heirloom Tomato, Persian Cucumber, Baby Carrots, Cherry Peppers, Endives, Radish, Ranch, Chipotle Feta Dip

Antipasto Tray

$4 pp – Assorted Salamis, Marinated Artichoke, Olives, Pepperoncini, Peppedew, Artisan Bread

Indian Red Lentil Dipgluten freevegan

$2.75 pp – Red Lentils Simmered In Onions, Garlic, Ginger and a Blend of Spices

Chips & Dipsgluten freevegan

$8 pp – Corn Tortilla Chips served with Guacamole, Plantain Chips served with Cuban Black Bean Hummus, Tarro Chips served with Heart of Palm Ceviche

Asian Chicken Meatballs

$4 pp – Glazed with Sweet Soy Sauce

Mezze Dipsgluten freevegan

$7 pp – Istaeli Style Hummus, Armenian Eggplant Dip, Greek Tzatziki served with Pita Triangles

Warm Spinach Artichoke Dipvegetarian

$4 pp – Served with Artisan Bread

Build Your Own Bruschettavegan

$6 pp – 4 Crostini’s per person.
Classic Tomato and Basil Bruschetta, Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Salad, Avocado Mashed, Burrata, Basil Pesto, Sliced Mozzarella, Arugula, Hard Boiled Eggs, Radish, Fig Balsamic Vinegar. Served with Grilled Ciabatta Crostinis

Shrimp Cocktailgluten free

$4.25 pp – 3 Shrimp per person. Poached Shrimp served with Homemade Orange Cocktail Sauce and Lemon Wedges

Passed Bites

Mini Kobe Sliders

$3.75/ea – Tillamook Extra Sharp White Cheddar, Truffle Aioli, Homemade Miniature Brioche Buns

Italian BLT

$2.50/ea – Smoked Prosciutto, Basil Mayo, Heirloom Tomato, Micro Arugula, Brioche

Smoked Troutgluten free

$2.50/ea – Served On Fingerling Potato Chips, Dill

Beef Tenderloin Crostini

$2.50/ea – Tarragon Remoulade, Shaved Manchego Cheese and Truffle-Oil

Sams Famous Quesadillas

$1.50/ea – Smoked Turkey, Brie, Mango, Cilantro and Jalapenos

Pork Tonkatsu Lollipop

$2.25/ea – Smoked Pork Belly, Tonkatsu Sauce, Sriracha Kewpie

Argentinian Beef Skewersgluten free

$3/ea – Beef Filet served with Cilantro-Chimichurri

Grilled Spanish Octopusgluten free

$4/ea – Spanish Chorizo, Caper Berry, Romesco Sauce

Grilled Lamb Chopsgluten free

$5/ea – Cilantro-Chimichurri Sauce

Smoked Salmon Mousse

$3/ea – Black Sesame Cones, Finger Lime Caviar

Wild Mushroom Pizzettevegetarian

$3/ea – Fontina Cheese, Truffle Oil

Grilled Rosemary Shrimpgluten free

$2.50/ea – Meyer Lemon Aioli

Spicy Ahi Poke Salad

$2.50/ea – Marinated Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna, Served On Crispy Wontons

Classic Maryland Crab Cakes

$5/ea – Kaffir Lime Aoli

Curried Butternut Squash Soup Shootersvegetariangluten free

$3/ea – Served In Demitasse with Creme Fraiche

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisquevegetarian

$3.50/ea – Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Served with Tomato Bisque In Shot Glass

Crispy Japanese Eggplantvegetarian

$2.50/ea – Cilantro Mayo, Cherry Tomato, Feta, Micro Cilantro

Camambert & Truffle Honeyvegetarian

$3/ea – Served on Mini Edible Spoons

Cilantro-Sesame Chicken Cups

$2/ea – Asian Chicken Salad served on Crispy Wonton Cup

Mini Pork Or Chicken Tamalesgluten free

$3/ea – Tomatillo Salsa, Crema Con Sal

Mac and Cheesevegetarian

$4.75/ea – Italian Truffle Cheese, Truffle Oil

Mini Asian Duck Tacos

$1.75/ea – Asian Slaw, Crispy Wonton Taco Shell

Caprese Skewersvegetariangluten free

$2.50/ea – Basil Marinated Ciliegines, Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic Reduction

Bacon Wrapped Datesgluten free

$2.50/ea – Blue Cheese, Smoked Paprika Maple

Buffalo Chicken Lollipop

$2/ea – Fried Chicken, Cucumber Ranch

Mini Fish Tacos

$2.50/ea – Local & Seasonal White Fish, Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Mini Lobster Roll

$4/ea – Wild Caught Lobster, Lemon, Dill, Butter Lettuce, Local Brioche Roll

Strawberry Crostini

$3/ea – Homemade Ricotta, Local Honey, Strawberry, Thai Basil, Grilled Ciabatta

Watermelon & Feta

$2.50/ea – Feta Mousse, Lemon Infused Olive Oil, Mint

Sweet Finale

Seasonal Fruit Platter

$3 pp

Assorted Mini Desserts

$86 For 43 pc – Green Apple Cake, Raspberry Tartlets, Tiramisu Cake, Apple Crumble Tartlets, Pineapple Coconut Cake, Lemon Meringue Tartlets, Strawberry Mascarpone

Assorted Mini Eclairs

$108 For 54 pc – Chocolate, Coffee, Vanilla

Mini Shots (Verrines)

$110 For 49 Shots – Lemoncello, Tiramisu, Chocolate Duo or Redberry Panna Cotta

Mini Cupcakes

$2.60 pp – Almond, Chocolate, Lemon, Red Velvet and Vanilla

Dessert and Coffee

Wedding Cake

We are happy to recommend a bakery for your wedding cake. We will slice and serve the cake at no additional fee.

Coffee Station

Coffee, Creamer, Sweeteners. Add Decaf and/or Tea for extra cost.

Dessert Stations

S'mores

Graham Crackers, Marshmallows and Chocolate. $5 per person.

Ice Cream Sundaes/Sandwiches

Local third generation Gelato maker, flavors include Italian Vanilla, Chocolate & Pistachio Gelato with traditional sundae toppings: Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Sprinkles, Peanuts, Strawberries, Crumbled Oreo Cookies, Marshmallow. $4.50 per person.

Cinnamon Churros

Chocolate Sauce. $3 per person.

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookies

Served with Vanilla Ice Cream. $4.50 per person.

Mini Dessert Station

(2 dozen minimum order per flavor and 100 pieces minimum order)

Mini Pies and Tarts

$2.50 ea

Sparkling Fruit Tarts. Filled with Lemon, Mango or Passion Fruit, topped with Torched Meringue.

Cream Fruit Tarts. Filled with Cream and topped with fresh berries (Available April-Sept).

Crumble Pies. Apple (Available Sep – Feb) or Berry (Available March – Aug) Crumb with Sugar Snow.

Cake-Based Desserts and Shots

$3.00 ea

Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Pumpkin cake with Latte Cream Cheese and Cinnamon Spiced Buttercream, topped with cinnamon and sugar snow. Available Sep – Feb.

Strawberry Fields Forever. Vanilla Bean cake with Fresh Strawberry Compote and Whipped Cream, topped with Fresh Sliced Strawberries. Available Mar – Aug.

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee. Tiramisu cake with a Kahlua infused, latte cream cheese and Italian buttercream, topped with a cocoa dust and coffee beans.

Mini Dessert Station (Cont)

(2 dozen minimum order per flavor and 100 pieces minimum order)

Classics

Mini Cupcakes $2 ea
Lemon Bars $2.50 ea

Presidential Pecan Diamonds. Recipe direct from the White House, crunchy Pecan Pie style mini. $3.00 ea.

Classic 1 oz Cookies. Chocolate Chip, PB Munster, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip, Flavored Shortbreads. $1.25 ea.