Sample Menus

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Barbecue & Picnic in the Park

BARBECUE & PICNIC IN THE PARK

TRI-TIP Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno and Lime sauce

TRI-TIP Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno & Lime Sauce

TAMALITOS
Banana Leaf Wrapped Vegetarian, Pork and Chicken Tamalitos with Signature Salsas.

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

RED SKINNED POTATO SALAD
A classic potato salad, full of melt in your mouth bacon, bits of hard boiled egg, crunchy celery and spicy onion.

PENNE PASTA PRIMAVERA
Penne pasta accompanied with seasonal vegetables served with fresh pesto sauce.

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

GRILLED TRI-TIP & CHICKEN BREAST
Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno and Lime sauce served with a natural au juice and seasonal vegetables with assorted local artisan breads.

Cocktail Party/Wine Pairing

COCKTAIL PARTY / WINE PAIRING MENU

COLORFUL CALIFORNIA/AZTEC SALAD ON ENDIVES

COLORFUL CALIFORNIA/AZTEC SALAD ON ENDIVES

SIGNATURE TAMALITOS
Vegetarian and Chicken wrapped in banana leaves served with salsa fresca.

VEGETARIAN SOPES
Comprised of fresh seasonal vegetables or Black bean with epazote, served with Crema y queso fresco with salsa ranchera (Paired with Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc).

SIGNATURE COASTAL CEVICHE ON TOSTADA
Comprised of Ahi tuna, Atlantic prawns in a traditional huajillo and lime sauce served with a tostada.

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.

SIGNATURE CRAB CAKES

SIGNATURE AZTEC SALAD ON ENDIVES
Comprised of fresh yellow red and orange bell peppers, celery, corn, black beans and cactus with toasted sesame vinaigrette dressing (Paired with Crisp Chardonnay).

CHICKEN BREAST & BARBECUE TRI-TIP SLIDERS
Grilled Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno and Lime sauce served with a natural au juice and pesto served on artisan bread (Paired with Cabernet).

Seasonal Fruit and Cheese Colorful Display with Chocolate Fountain (Paired with Cabernet).

SIGNATURE CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA

Formal/Corporate Dinner Party

FORMAL DINNER PARTY OR CORPORATE MENU

APPETIZERS

VEGETARIAN or PORK CORN BOATS
VEGETARIAN: Black Bean with Herb Epazote and Queso Fresco and Salsa. PORK: Pork, Mushrooms, Garlic, Onions, Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper.
Shell: Masa- Corn Gluten Free

ZESTY RED AND GREEN TABBOLEH WITH SALMON
Cucumber, Lime, Mint, Tomato and Parsley Tabboleh with Salmon on Endives.

SALADS

COLORFUL CALIFORNIA SALAD
Yellow, Red and Orange Bell Pepper, Celery, Yellow Corn, Black Bean, Cactus, Red Cabbage with Toasted Sesame Dressing.

MAIN COURSE SELECTIONS

Tri-Tip

GRILLED TRI TIP WITH LOCAL CRIMINI MUSHROOMS

GARLIC LIME JALEPENO GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST
Served on a Quinoa bed with Sautee Crimini Mushrooms, Green Beans, Carrot, and Yellow Squash accompanied with seasonal garlic roasted potatoes and garnished with Chimichurri Sauce.

SPAGHETTI CONFETTI (Vegetarian)
Whole Wheat/White Penne Pasta with Your Choice of Sauce: Alfredo, Marinara or Pesto.

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.

DESSERT

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA

MIXED SEASONAL PEACH & BERRIES PARAFAIT A LA MODE

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA

Casual California

CASUAL CALIFORNIA MENU

APPETIZERS

CRABCAKES
Served on a watercress bed with sherry cayenne mayo.

TAMALITOS
Vegetarian and Chicken breast wrapped in banana leaves with a red pasilla sauce, served with molcajete salsa fresca.

CEVICHE ACAPULCO STYLE
Comprised of Ahi tuna, Atlantic prawns in a traditional huajillo and lime sauce.

SALAD

TROPICAL CAESAR SALAD

TROPICAL CAESAR SALAD

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

FEATURED COURSES

TRI-TIP Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno and Lime sauce

GRILLED TRI-TIP

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST & TRI-TIP
Grilled Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno and Lime sauce served with a natural au juice and seasonal vegetables, accompanied by assorted breads from local bakery.

PASTA PRIMAVERA
Whole Wheat Penne pasta accompanied with seasonal vegetables and fresh pesto sauce.

SWEET 16

SWEET 16, QUINCEANARAS FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

SOPES
Comprised of fresh seasonal vegetables or Black bean with epazote, served with Crema y queso fresco with salsa ranchera.

TAMALITOS
Vegetarian, and Chicken breast wrapped in banana leaves with a red pasilla sauce.

FAJITA/TACO BAR WITH SIGNATURE SALSAS
Carnitas, Chicken and Carne Asada, Guacamole, Beans, Rice and Garnishes.

ARTURO’S BLACK BEAN & CORN AZTEC SALAD

FRESH SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

HOMEADE CHURROS

PALETAS: ASSORTED FLAVORS
Strawberry, Coconut, Guava, Watermelon, Lemon and Lime.

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA & ASSORTED BEVERAGES

Formal Celebration Buffet

FORMAL CELEBRATION BUFFET MENU

APPETIZERS

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VEGETARIAN AND MEAT SOPES (Photo by Elise Bauer)

CEVICHE ACAPULCO STYLE
Comprised of Ahi tuna, Atlantic prawns in a traditional huajillo and lime sauce, served on a tostada.

ASSORTED SOPES
Comprised of fresh seasonal vegetables or Black bean with epazote, served with Crema y queso fresco with salsa ranchera/Carnitas/Chicken on Request.

TAMALITOS
Vegetarian, Pork, and Chicken breast wrapped in banana leaves with a red New Mexico chili sauce. served with a molcajete fresh salsa.

SALAD

TROPICAL CAESAR SALAD

TROPICAL CAESAR SALAD

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

FEATURED COURSES

TRI-TIP Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno and Lime sauce

GRILLED TRI-TIP

GRILLED LIME GARLIC JALAPENO TRI-TIP & CHICKEN BREAST
Served, with seasonal vegetables and fresh pesto sauce.

CARNITAS MICHOACANAS
Served with salsa verde and homemade tortillas.

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA

Lunch & Breakfast Buffet

LUNCH & BREAKFAST BUFFET MENU

BREAKFAST BUFFET MENU

FRESH FRUIT & YOGURT PARFAIT

FRESH FRUIT & YOGURT PARFAIT

FRESH FRUIT AND YOGURT PARFAIT WITH GRANOLA

FARM FRESH VEGETARIAN SCRAMBLE WITH GARLIC ROASTED

POTATOES AND SIGNATURE SALSAS

BACON AND ASSORTED SAUSAGES

BAKERY BREADS AND JAMS

ASSORTED JUICES, COFFEE AND HERBAL TEAS

BREAKFAST LUNCHEON MENU

SEASONAL VEGETABLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

SEASONAL VEGETABLE PASTA PRIMAVERA

BANANA LEAF PORK/CHICKEN & VEGETARIAN TAMALES

TROPICAL MANGO KIWI CITRUS CESAR SALAD

SIGNATURE COLORFUL CALIFORNIA SALAD

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST & TRI-TIP WITH SIGNATURE MANGO CILANTRO SALSA

ROASTED SEASONAL VEGETABLES

COLORFUL ROTINI PASTA PRIMAVERA WITH FRESH PESTO

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA & BOTTLED WATERS

AFTERNOON SNACK

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

ASSORTED COOKIES & BITE SIZE DESSERTS

FRESH VEGETABLE PLATTER WITH HEART HEALTH HUMUS

SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

Formal Wedding

FORMAL WEDDING MENU

APPETIZERS (Choice of 3)

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VEGETARIAN AND MEAT SOPES (Photo by Elise Bauer)

SIGNATURE CEVICHE IN MARTINI GLASS
Halibut, Tiger Prawns, Clam, Blue Crab Sauce, Tomato, Lime, Cucumber, Onion, Cilantro, Avocado.

SEAFOOD PLATTER WITH SMOKED SALMON, PRAWNS & SIGNATURE SAUCE

VEGETARIAN & CARNITA SOPES
Black Bean with Herb Epazote and Queso Fresco & Salsa. Pork, Mushrooms, Garlic, Onions, Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper.
Shell: Masa- Corn Gluten Free

BANANA LEAF WRAPPED VEGETARIAN & CHICKEN TAMALITOS

BACON WRAPPED WATER CHESNUTS

ASPARAGUS WRAPPED WITH TRI TIPS

STUFFED MUSHROOMS

SIGNATURE CRABCAKES

FRESH GRILLED SEASONAL VEGETABLE & CHEESE PLATTER
With almond hummus & specialty dip.

SALADS

TROPICAL CAESAR SALAD

TROPICAL CAESAR SALAD

COLORFUL AZTEC SALAD
Yellow, Red & Orange Bell Pepper, Celery, Yellow Corn, Black Bean, Cactus, Red Cabbage with Toasted Sesame Dressing.

TROPICAL CAESAR SALAD
Hearts of Romaine with Kiwi, Mango & Tomato.

MAIN COURSE SELECTIONS

ALMOND CRUSTED SALMON
Accompanied with Zucchini, Golden Beets, Heirloom Tomatoes, Spinach garnished with Spicy Peach Salsa.

GRILLED PRIME RIB
Served on a Quinoa bed with Sautee Crimini Mushrooms, Green Beans, Carrot & Yellow Squash garnished with Chimichurri Sauce.

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

SIDES

CILANTRO LIME RICE

CILANTRO LIME RICE

GARLIC ROASTED BABY POTATOES

CILANTRO LIME RICE

Wedding Buffet

WEDDING MENU BUFFET

TRI-TIP Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno and Lime sauce

GRILLED TRI-TIP

ASSORTED INTERNATIONAL CHEESE & SEASONAL FRUIT DISPLAY

CEVICHE ACAPULCO STYLE
Comprised of Ahi tuna, Atlantic prawns in a traditional huajillo & lime sauce, served on a martini glass.

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

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST & TRI-TIP
Grilled Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno & Lime sauce served with a natural au juice, seasonal vegetables, accompanied by assorted breads from local bakery.

PASTA PRIMAVERA
Whole Wheat Penne pasta accompanied with seasonal vegetables & fresh pesto sauce

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA

Celebration of Cultures

CELEBRATION OF CULTURES

APPETIZERS

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VEGETARIAN AND MEAT SOPES (Photo by Elise Bauer)

SIGNATURE SOPES PREPARED ONSITE IN COSTUME

VEGETARIAN & SEAFOOD SUSHI STATION WITH CHEF

BANANA LEAF WRAPPED VEGETARIAN, CHICKEN, PORK TAMALES

SALMON TABOLEH

SIGNATURE SPRING ROLLS

FRESH GRILLED OR RAW VEGETABLES WITH HEART HEALTH HUMMUS

FEATURED COURSES

TRI-TIP Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno and Lime sauce

GRILLED TRI-TIP

CHICKEN BREAST & TRI-TIP
Grilled Marinated in Garlic, Jalapeno & Lime sauce served with signature mango, cilantro salsa

SEAFOOD PASTA
Linguini pasta accompanied with fresh boat scallops, fish fillet & tiger prawns served with a fresh basil tomato sauce.

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

SALAD & VEGETABLES

SIGNATURE AZTEC SALAD

CILANTRO COUSCOUS WITH SEASONAL VEGETABLES

DESSERT

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

COLORFUL SEASONAL FRUIT PLATTER

INTERNATIONAL DESSERT & SEASONAL FRUIT DISPLAY
Petit Fours, Crème Puffs, Russian Cakes, Cookies & Pies

CUCUMBER LIME MINT AGUA FRESCA & BOTTLED WATER

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE SERVICE & HERBAL TEAS