Menu

Taste for the Senses is a full service boutique catering company dedicated to providing a menu and cuisine that not only appeals to your palate but also your budgetary considerations. Owner and Chef, Arturo Vargas prefers to speak with each client prior to giving a final price quote to understand their menu preference and budget. After speaking with you, Owner and Chef, Arturo Vargas will provide a tasting to secure your confidence, business and A Taste for Your Senses! Get in touch with us.




Appetizers

CHEF ARTURO’S AUTHENTIC APPETIZERS

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VEGETARIAN AND MEAT SOPES (Photo by Elise Bauer)

BANANA LEAF WRAPPED OAXACA STYLE VEGETARIAN, CHICKEN, PORK TAMALITOS
Garlic, Red Onions, Carrots, Tomato, Spinach, Mozzarella Cheese New Mexico Mole and Signature Salsas.

VEGETARIAN AND MEAT SOPES (Corn Boats)
Choice of Meat: Pork, Chicken or Beef, Black Beans, Herbs, Mushrooms, Garlic, Onion Zucchini and Red Bell Peppers garnished with Signature Salsa and Queso Fresco.

SIGNATURE CEVICHE ON TOSTADAS OR IN A MARTINI GLASS
Halibut, Tiger Prawns, Clams, Crab Sauce, Tomato, Lime, Cilantro and Avocado.

FRESH SPRING ROLLS/CABBAGE WRAPS
Wrapped with Red Cabbage, Mint, Basil, Cilantro served with Peanut Sauce.

BBQ ON SITE GRILLED LIME MARINATED TRI TIP, CHICKEN AND PORK SLIDERS

A TASTE OF AUTHENTIC COASTAL CUISINE

SMOKED SALMON CANAPE ON A CROSTINI

SMOKED SALMON CANAPE ON A CROSTINI

SIGNATURE CRAB/SALMON CAKES WITH SHERRY CAYENNE MAYO

SMOKED SALMON WITH COLD PRAWNS SERVED WITH DIJON MUSTARD & CRÈME FRAICHE

SMOKED SALMON CANAPE SERVED WITH HEART HEALTH ALMOND HUMMUS ON A CROSTINI

VEGETARIAN & SEAFOOD SUSHI PLATTER OR STATION WITH SUSHI CHEF

ZESTY RED & GREEN TABBOLEH & MINT WITH SALMON

FOR THE VEGGIE, GLUTEN FREE & CHEESE LOVERS

COLORFUL CALIFORNIA/AZTEC SALAD ON ENDIVES

COLORFUL CALIFORNIA/AZTEC SALAD ON ENDIVES

FRESH GRILLED OR RAW SEASONAL VEGETABLE PLATTER WITH ALMOND HUMMUS & SIGNATURE DIPS

STUFFED CRIMINI MUSHROOM WITH ARTICHOKE SPINACH DIP

COLORFUL CALIFORNIA/AZTEC SALAD ON ENDIVES

ROASTED RED POTATO WITH CRÈME FRAICHE GARNISHED WITH SIGNATURE MUSHROOM SAUCE

APARAGUS WRAPPED & GARNISHED WITH FRESH PARMESEAN CHEESE

SIGNATURE BANANA LEAF WRAPPED VEGETARIAN TAMALES & SOPES
Kale, Spinach Carrots and Cotija Cheese.

ZESTY RED AND GREEN MINT & PARSLEY TABBOLEH

BAKED BRIE SERVED WARM WITH ALMOND & PEAR SLICES ON FRENCH BREAD

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT & INTERNATIONAL CHEESE DISPLAY

Salads

A TASTE FOR THE SENSES SALAD SAMPLERS

TROPICAL CAESAR SALAD

TROPICAL CAESAR SALAD

WALDORF BABY SPINACH SALAD
Baby spinach served with chopped walnuts, slices of apples, soy bacon bits with a natural signature honey mustard dressing.

TROPICAL CAESAR CHICKEN SALAD
Fresh hearts of Romaine served with Roma tomatoes, Mango, kiwi, and roasted plantain slices served with a classic house Caesar dressing.

AZTEC / COLORFUL CALIFORNIA SALAD
Yellow, Red and Orange Bell Pepper, Celery, Yellow Corn, Black Bean, fresh cactus and red cabbage served with Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette.

MEDITERRANEAN QUINOA SALAD
Fresh cooked Quinoa served with red and yellow bell peppers, slices of cucumber, chopped parsley and chives, kalamata olives, feta cheese and a splash of lemon juice.

BROCCOLI RAISIN SALAD
Fresh Broccoli salad mixed with golden raisin, sunflowers seeds, chopped walnuts and Greek yogurt.

KALE SALAD CRANBERRY AND PEPITA SALAD
Fresh steamed and chopped dinosaur kale mix with heirloom tomatoes, almonds, dry cranberries and pumpkin seeds served with ginger orange vinaigrette dressing.

GRILLED CHICKEN ARUGULA MANGO SALAD
Served with sliced bell peppers, Roma tomatoes, sliced mangos, almonds and grilled chicken breast chunks served with honey Dijon mustard vinaigrette.

Main Courses

CHEF ARTURO’S AUTHENTIC SPECIALTIES- FOR THE MEAT LOVERS

Tri-Tip

GRILLED TRI TIP WITH LOCAL CRIMINI MUSHROOMS

GARLIC LIME JALEPENO GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST
With Sautee Crimini Mushrooms, Carrot, and Yellow Squash accompanied with seasonal garlic roasted potatoes and garnished with Chimichurri Sauce.

GUERRERO STYLE CHICKEN MOLE
Simmered Chicken Breasts flavored Mole, Chiles and Spices on Rice with Plantains.

CARNITAS MICHOACANAS
Fresh from the Farm Pork Carnitas served with Tomatillo Salsa and Fresh Hand Made Flour and Corn Tortillas.

TASTE FOR THE SENSES FAJITA BAR
Grilled Marinated Garlic Lime Chicken, Carne Asada and Carnitas with Seasonal Vegetables; Mushrooms, Peppers Onions, Black/Pinto Beans, Rice and Signature Salsa and Whole Wheat and Corn Tortillas.

GRILLED TRI TIP WITH LOCAL CRIMINI MUSHROOMS
Served on a bed of Dino Kale with Shitake Mushroom, Eggplant, Roasted Bell Peppers, Yellow Corn Seasonal Garlic Roasted Potatoes and garnished with Mojo de Ajo sauce.

A TASTE OF COASTAL CUISINE- FOR THE FISH LOVERS

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ZESTY GRILLED SALMON

ECUADORIAN SOLE A LA VERACRUZANA
Marinated with Garlic & Pasilla sauce Tilapia Steamed in Banana Leaves, served with Mango, Cilantro and Signature Salsa.

ZESTY GRILLED SALMON
Marinated Salmon with Dill and Lemon zest, served with roasted gourmet garlic potatoes and garnished with Mango salsa.

SAUTEED GARLIC & JALAPENO MARINATED PRAWNS
Served on a bed of Coconut Rice with Papaya.

BANANA LEAF WRAPPED BARBECUE SALMON
Marinated in Pasilla and Huallija Pepper Sauce and served with Seasonal Vegetables.

A TASTE OF THE SEA
Seafood Platter served Family Style displayed with Smoked Salmon, Capers, Filets of Tilapia, Chilled Prawns, Black Bean Rice, Signature Salsa and Cocktail Sauce.

A TASTE OF ITALY FOR THE VEGETARIAN & PASTA ENTHUSIASTS

SEASONAL VEGETABLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

SEASONAL VEGETABLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

SPAGHETTI CONFETTI
Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Eggplant, Red Bell Peppers, Yellow Corn, Zucchini, Lacinato Kale, Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mint, Garnished with Queso Cotija.

ZESTY ROTINI PASTA PRIMAVERA
Colorful Spinach and Sun dried Tomato Rotini pasta accompanied with Seasonal Vegetables and Fresh Pesto Sauce.

SEASONAL VEGETABLE PASTA PRIMAVERA
Whole Wheat/White Penne Pasta with Your Choice of Sauce: Alfredo, Marinara or Pesto.

SEAFOOD PASTA
Linguini Pasta accompanied with Fresh Scallops, Fish Fillet, and Tiger Prawns, served with a fresh basil tomato sauce.

Desserts & Signature Drinks

TASTE FOR THE SENSES SWEET CREATIONS

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

CHORREADOS
Flambe Plantains with Kahlua over Vanilla Ice Cream.

FLAN WITH SEASONAL BERRIES
Caramel, Custard with Assorted Colorful Berries.

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

INTERNATIONAL DESSERT DISPLAY
Assorted Pies, Cakes and Cookies from Europe, Latin America, Russia and USA.

MIXED SEASONAL PEACH & BERRY PARFAIT A LA MODE

ARTURO’S SIGNATURE DRINKS-CHEERS

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA
Refreshing Fused Lime, Mint Cucumber Spritzer.

SPRITZERS INFUSED WITH BERRIES, BASIL, GINGER, MINT & LEMON

AGUA DE PASSION
Fruit Cocktail with Nut in a Coconut Milk.

GUAVA SPINACH AGUA FRESCA

Breakfast

A TASTE FOR THE SENSES BREAKFAST–MEXICANA

HUEVOS MOTULENOS

HUEVOS MOTULENOS (Photo by Elise Bauer)

HUEVOS MOTULENOS
Eggs, Chorizo, Mexican Cheese with Avocado, Grilled Plantains and Signature Salsas.

CHILAQUILES
Fried Corn Tortillas, cooked in Salsa, Sprinkled Cilantro, Onion and Avocado Cotija Cheese and Crème Fresco. Served with Eggs, Beans and Cactus.

BREAKFAST BURRITOS
Mexican Sausage and Egg, Mexican Sausage, Egg and Potatoes.

A TASTE FOR THE SENSES BREAKFAST- AMERICANA/MEXICANA

HUEVOS MOTULENOS

TRADITIONAL BREAKFAST AMERICANA

FARM FRESH SCRAMBLE WITH MONTEREY JACK CHEESE
Eggs, Garlic, Red Onions, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Spinach and Jack Cheese, served with Garlic Roasted Gourmet Potatoes, Bakery Breads and Jams.

TRADITIONAL BREAKFAST AMERICANA
Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Sausage, Roasted Red Potatoes, Fresh Baked Goods, Bagels with Lox and Crème Cheese.

TOFU SCRAMBLE
Tofu, Garlic, Red Onions, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Spinach and Broccoli, served with Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Signature Salsas, Bakery Breads and Jams.

CONTINENTAL CAFÉ
Assorted Bakery Breads, Rolls Pastries, Seasonal Fruit Platter or Fresh Seasonal Fruit Yogurt Parfaits with Granola, Coffee, Herbal Teas and Assorted Juices.