Sample Event Menus

Santa Ynez & Solvang

Sample Event Menus

Each season and type of event dictates the style of menu we will produce. We can create a menu for any occasion. We can keep it casual and friendly or add some caviar and go the fine dining route, to everything in between. We will however take the same approach as we do in our restaurant and apply our fine dining technique and skills that we have cultivated over the years, no matter the menu we make. Here are some events we have done in the past.

Fancy Wedding

Tray Passed Hors D’oeuvresSalt baked Beet, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Local Honey, Hazelnut Crips Potato Spear, Truffle Aioli, Chives Kimchi Crackling, Crème Fraiche, Caviar Seared Ahi Tuna, Sunchoke Purre, Soy Veloute Smoked Bacon, Fermented Apple, Rosemary Aioli

Dinner Reception

  • To BeginLobster Bisque, Saffron & Meyer Lemon, Crisp Potato, Celery Root, Fresh Tarragon
  • From the GardenRoasted Cauliflower, Truffle & Chive Vinaigrette, Crisp Quinoa, Whipped Cauliflower, Marcona Almonds, Verjus Golden Raisons
  • From the FarmBreast of Duck, English Peas, Charred Baby Gem, Pearl Onion, Gnocchi, Mint Velouté
  • To FinishChocolate Sphere Red Wine Poached Pear, Dulce De Leche Mousse, Peanut Powder, Crisp Chocolate

Casual Wedding

  • saladsheirloom Tomato Burrata, Stone Fruit, Pickled Cucumber, Crisp Bread, Peach Agrodolce, Sesame BABY GEM Shaved Summer Vegetables, Pistachio, Fine Herbs, Green Goddess & Citrus Turkey & Tripple Cream Heirloom Tomato, Red Leaf, Baked Garlic Aioli, Dijon, Homemade Bread
  • DessertRed Wine Braised Pear Dulce de Leche Mousse, Peanut Powder

Country Wedding Dinner

  • Tray Passed Hors D’oeuvres Beetroot and Ricotta, Lemon, Chives Artichoke and Olive Crostini Smoked Bacon, Pear, Rosemary Lobster Bisque, Saffron & Meyer Lemon
  • First CourseSolvang Farmer’s Market Salad Apple, Almonds, Shaved Vegetables, Goat Cheese, Classic VinaigretteArtisan Bread & Butter Service
  • Main Course choice ofPrime New York of Beef Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Baby Carrots, Red Wine JusRoasted Filet of Halibut Honey & Thyme Roasted Root Vegetables, Confit Potatoes, Basil Vinaigrette
  • Dessert CourseBlackberry Crème Brûlée, Lime, Mint, Biscotti

Figueroa Farmhouse Wedding

  • Stationary Display Housemade Artisan Bread Display, Local and European Cheese, Charcuterie, Fig Jam, Marcona Almonds, Seaonal Accoutrements
  • Tray Passed Canapés Butternut Squash Arancini, Brown Butter, Sage Salt Baked Beets, Goat Cheese, Local Honey, Hazelnut Yellow Fin Tuna Pole, Toasted Sesame, Pickled Seaweed
  • Dinner Reception

    TO BEGIN…plated Santa Ynez Farmer’s Market Salad, Citrus Vinaigrette, Green Goddess Dessing bread & butter service
  • Main Event…Buffet Local Black Cod, Lemon Parsley Butter Mary’s Organic Breast of Chicken, Herbs de Provance Butter Cauliflower Steak & Puree, Truffle Vinaigrette, Crisp Quinoa, Golden Raisons, Marcona Almonds Sauteed Garlic Spinach Rosemary Marble Potatoes

Rehearsal Dinner Family Style

  • To Begin Butter Lettuce Salad, Pickled Red Onions, Tarragon Vinaigrette Warm Garlic Mushrooms, Frisée, Smoked Bacon, Crisp Hens Egg Seared and Salt Cured Tuna, Toasted Sesame, Fresh Chili, Avocado
  • Main Marinated Skirt Steak, Pommes Frittes, Pesto, Red Wine Jus Pan Seared Organic Salmon, Roasted Squash, Fresh Herbs, Butternut Velouté Roasted Organic Chicken, Capers, Parsley, Lemon Browned Butter Bourbon Bacon Brussels Sprouts Rosemary Marble Potatoes
  • To Finish Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart, Toasted Peanuts, Burnt Fluff Warm Apple and Raspberry Crisp, Vanilla Ice Cream

Rehearsal Dinner Family Style

  • Begin
    Homemade Bread Avocado Butter, Herb Olive Oil
    Kimchi Cracklings Espuma Baked Garlic Aioli
    Duck Wings Smoked Sweet & Spicy, Chile & Peach Agrodolce, Chives
  • Garden + Sea
    Salted Baked Beets Celery root, Red Dragon Cheese, Nasturtiums
    Roasted Cauliflower Truffle & Chive Vinaigrette, Crisp Quinoa, Almonds, Golden Raisins
    Risotto Truffle, Sweet Pea, English Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Manchego
  • To Finish
    Catch of the DAY Local Fisherman Caught, Hyper Fresh
    Filet of Beef Romanesco, Smoked Onion, Fennel, Red Wine Au Jus
    Confit Potatoes Crème Fraiche, Scallions

Cocktail Style Reception

  • Salt Baked Beets, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Local Honey, Hazelnut Triple Cooked Duck Fat Truffle Fries Butternut Squash Aranchini, Parmesan, Romanesco Seared Tuna, Sunchoke Puree, Sunchoke Chip, Soy Velouté Crisp Confit Rabbit Tacos, Smoked Chocolate Molé
  • Stationary
    Pasta Station with Chef offering two types of pasta
    Homemade Linquini, Butternut Squash, Wild Mushroom, Yuzu Soy Emulsion
    Penne Putensca, Kalamata Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Garlic, Tomato
  • Antipasto
    Selction of Cheese, Charcuterie, Homemade Imam Bayildi Spread Eggplant, White Bean and Truffle Spread, Marinated Olives & Vegetables, Marcona Almonds, Chef’s Acoutraments & Bread Display
  • Sliders
    Short Rib, Carmazlied Onions, Garilic Ailo, Tararind Jam, Brioche Bun
    Pork Belly, Celery Root, Apply, Truffle, Hawwain Bun
    Crisp Potatoes, Fig, Onion, Cambozola, Crispy Shallots
  • Petit Four Dessert Station
    Salted Carmamel Apple Triffle, Macarons, Chocolate Mousse Cups, Cheesecake Bites

F&O Style Canapes

  • Tacos
    Ancho Braised Portobello Mushroom, Pickled Cabbage, Tarragon
    Maple Acorn Squash, Marcona Almonds, Crema, Herbs
    Black Cod Taco, Pickled Carrot, Daikon, Cilantro, Avocado, Lime, Corn Tortilla
    Braised Rabbit Taco, Chocolate Mole, Tomatillo Salsa, Avocado Puree
    Crisp Belly of Pork, Kimchi, Peach Agrodolce, Cilantro
    Slow Cooked Beef Short Rib, Apple Slaw, Truffle Aioli
    Short Ribs Taco, Kimchi, Pickled Carrot, Daikon, Cilantro, Flour Tortilla
  • Tray Passed Hors D’oeuvres / Appetizers
    Mushroom, Goat Cheese, Crunchy Pastry
    Kimchi Cracklings, Baked Garlic Aioli
    Butternut Squash Soup, Sage, Asian Pear
    Roasted Sunchoke Soup, Smoked Chorizo, Chorizo Oil, Sunchoke Chips
    Salt Baked Beet, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Local Honey, Hazelnut
    Heirloom Tomato Tea, Fresh Thyme, Shaved Young Vegetables, Classic Vinaigrette
    Spanish Roasted Cauliflower, Caper, Parsley, Lemon
    Truffle Roasted Cauliflower, Chive Vinaigrette, Crisp Quinoa, Whipped Cauliflower
    Risotto of Mushroom, Pickled Mushroom, Herb Pesto
    Roasted Asparagus, Parmesan, Brioche Crumbs, Cured Egg Yolk, Harissa Aioli
    Seared & Salt Cured Tuna Toasted Sesame, Fresh Chili, Avocado
    Seared Ahi Tuna, Sunchoke Puree, Soy Velouté
    Yellow Fin Tuna Poke, Toasted Sesame, Wasabi Aioli, Pickled Seaweed & Cucumber
    Lobster Roll, Cumber, Celery, Cilantro
    Lobster Bisque, Saffron & Meyer Lemon
    Ravioli Of Lobster & Scallop Crisp Basil, Tomato Fondu
    Blackened Shrimp, Virgin Mary, Worcestershire, Celery, Bacon
  • Risotto of Tomato, Char Grilled Octopus, Chives
    Dungeness Crab, Jicama, Yuzu, Fermented Chili
    Oysters, Watermelon, Black Pepper, Chive
    Octopus Æbleskiver, Shaved Bonito, Sweet Soy Agrodolce, Wasabi, Nori Powder
    Prosciutto, Wrapped Melon, Cucumber Tzatziki, Mint
    Smoked Bacon Poutine, Local Cheese Curds, Truffle Gravy
    “Texas Grilled Cheese”, Pulled Pork, Jalapeno, Lots of Cheese
    Roasted Pork Belly Ban Mi, Braised Red Cabbage, Truffle Celery Root
    Miso Cured Duck Breast, Garbanzo, Harissa, Cilantro
    Miso Marinated Duck Bruschetta Artichoke, Garlic, Roasted Onion Spread
    Duck Liver Pâté Charred Fig Purée, Toast Points
    Short Rib, Whipped Potato, Tomato Coulis, Chives

Tray Passed Canape Reception

  • Garden
    Salt Baked Beets, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Local Honey, Hazelnut
    Crisp Potatoes, Fig, Onion, Cambozola, Crispy Shallots
    Risotto Of Mushroom, Pickled Mushroom, Herb Pesto
  • Ocean
    Seared Tuna, Sunchoke Puree, Sunchoke Chip, Soy Velouté
    Lobster Roll, Cumber, Celery, Cilantro
    Black Cod Taco, Pickled Carrot, Daikon, Cilantro, Avocado, Lime, Corn Tortilla
  • Land
    Pork Belly, Celery Root, Apple, Truffle Aioli
    Short Rib Slider, Carmazlied Onions, Garilic Ailo, Tararind Jam, Brioche Bun
    Lamb Chop, Artichoke and Spinach Tapenade
  • Finish
    Salted Carmamel Apple Triffle
    Chocolate Mousse Cups
    Cheesecake Bites

Spring Picnic Lunch

  • Baby Gem Shaved Summer Vegetables, Pistachio, Fine Herbs, Green Goddess & Citrus
    Snap Pea, Miso Macadamia Butter, White Chocolate, Pickled Cherries, Homemade Bread
    Seared and Salt Cured Tuna, Toasted Sesame, Fresh Chili, Avocado
    Summer Chicken Salad, Garlic Aioli, Corn, Roasted Poblano, Scallion, Homemade Bread
    Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Harvest Three Course with Canapes

  • Tray Passed Hors D’oeuvres

    Truffle Roasted Cauliflower, Crisp Quinoa, Macrona, Golden Raison
    Heirloom Tomato Tea, Fresh Thyme, Shaved Young Vegetables, Classic Vinaigrette
    Black Cod Taco, Pickled Carrot, Daikon, Cilantro, Avocado, Lime, Corn Tortilla
    Miso Cured Duck Breast, Garbanzo, Harissa, Cilantro
  • Plated Dinner Reception

    FIRST Solvang Farmers Market Salad Toasted Walnuts, Shaved Vegetables, Goat Cheese, Classic Vinaigrette MAIN Filet Mignon Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Baby Carrots, Red Wine Jus WILD SEA BASS Confit Potatoes, Celery Root Puree, Napa Cabbage Slaw, Tarragon and Mushroom Vinaigrette Vegetarian Upon request Dessert Dessert or Specialty Wedding Cake

Tray Passed Canape Reception

  • Garden
    Salt Baked Beets, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Local Honey, Hazelnut
    Crisp Potatoes, Fig, Onion, Cambozola, Crispy Shallots
    Risotto Of Mushroom, Pickled Mushroom, Herb Pesto
  • Ocean
    Seared Tuna, Sunchoke Puree, Sunchoke Chip, Soy Velouté
    Lobster Roll, Cumber, Celery, Cilantro
    Black Cod Taco, Pickled Carrot, Daikon, Cilantro, Avocado, Lime, Corn Tortilla
  • Land
    Pork Belly, Celery Root, Apple, Truffle Aioli
    Short Rib Slider, Carmazlied Onions, Garilic Ailo, Tararind Jam, Brioche Bun
    Lamb Chop, Artichoke and Spinach Tapenade
  • Finish
    Salted Carmamel Apple Triffle
    Chocolate Mousse Cups
    Cheesecake Bites

Sunday Brunch

  • Assortment of Local Danishes
    Yogurt Parfait, House-made Granola, Fresh Berries, Bee Pollen
    Farm Scrambled Eggs, Chives
    Brioche French Toast, Crème Anglaise, Blackberry, Pecans
    Crisp Confit Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Peppers, Crème Fraiche
    Applewood Smoked Bacon
    Local Roasted Organic Coffee, Orange Juice, Water Station

Wine Dinner Four Course

  • Course One
    Heirloom Tomato, Buffalo Milk Burrata Cheese, Salmon Roe, Mint, Tomato Water
  • Course Two
    Cannelloniof Diver Scallop & Dungeness Crab, Roasted Corn, Tahitian Vanilla Cream
  • Course Three
    Chargrilled WagyuBeef Loin, Confit Potato, Broccoli Rabe, Wild Mushroom, Mushroom Jus
  • Course Four
    Crispy Fried Churro, Smoked Chili and Dark Chocolate Ganache, Dulce de Leche Creme

Wine Dinner Five Course

  • Course One
    Truffle Roasted Cauliflower, Chive Vinaigrette, Crisp Quinoa, Whipped Cauliflower, Verjus, Marcona
  • Course Two
    Roasted Octopus Ableskiver, Shaved Bonito, Sweet Soy Agrodulce, Wasabi, Nori Powder
  • Course Three
    Pan Roasted Sea Bass, Violet Artichokes, Hearts of Palm Puree, Caviar Veloute
  • Course Four
    Dry Aged Prime New York, Confit Potato, Broccoli Rabe, Wild Mushroom, Mushroom Jus
  • Course Five
    Tete de Moine Cheese, Plumped Raisens, Caramelized Cauliflower, Marcona, Burnt Toast

Alma Rosa Wine Dinner

  • Tomato, Lemon Verbena, Watermelon
    Kimchi Crackling, Garlic Aioli, Micro Greens
    Breast of Duck, Artichoke Remoulade, Crostini
  • Dinner

    1. Salt Baked Beets Whipped Goat Cheese, Toasted Hazelnut, Bee Pollen, Sweet Potato Shards Alma Rosa, Rosé, 2018
    2. Wild Diver Scallops, Corn Purée, Popped Corn, Watercress Alma Rosa, Chardonnay, 2017
    3. Wild Boar Rillette Ravioli Creamed Spinach, Shimeji Mushrooms, Red Wine Gastrique Alma Rosa, Pinot Noir “El Jabali”, 2016
    4. Loin of Lamb, Charred Baby Gem, Fingerling, Pearl Onion, Mustard Seed, Mint Velouté Alma Rosa, Syrah, 2016
    5. Apricot, Brown Butter Sponge, Clotted Cream, Hazelnut Alma Rosa, White blend, 2017

Wine Dinner Five Course

  • Ancient Grain Market Salad
    Quinoa, Puffed Brown Rice, Spring Mix, Blueberry, Cranberry, Local Apples, Walnut, Artichoke, Fresh Herbs Char Grilled Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Turkey Sandwich
    Brie, tomato, arugula, mayo, mustard, Focaccia
  • Vegetarian Open-Faced Sandwich
    Avocado, tomato, sprouts, feta, pesto cilantro, sourdough
  • Homemade Imam Bayildi Spread
    Eggplant, Tahini, Cumin, & Baguette
  • Homemade Baked Goods
  • Namaste…

Tacos & More

  • Seasonal Ceviche, Guacamole, House made Salsa, Chips
    Braised Tomato and Smoked Chili Chicken Taco, Pineapple Slaw, Queso Fresco Crema
    Slow Cooked Beef Short Rib, Apple Slaw, Truffle Aioli
    Salt Baked Butternut Squash Taco, Crispy Cabbage, Toasted Almond, Bourbon Maple Syrup
    Braised Dirty Rice, Pinto Beans, Kimchi, Green Onions, Roasted Jalapeno Cilantro
    Stone Baked Corn, Lime Mayonnaise, Queso Fresco, Smoked Chili Salt

Fall Three Course

  • To Begin
    Smoked and Roasted Acorn Squash Salt Baked Butternut, Pickled Mushrooms, Bourbon Maple Syrup
  • Main Course
    choice of
    Spiced Local Halibut Curried Cauliflower, Mango Salsa, Curried Oil, Fresh Cilantro
    Miso Breast of Duck, Garbanzo Bean Puree, Harissa, Root Vegetables
    Wild Mushroom Risotto, Black Truffle, Mascarpone, Herb Pesto, Chives
  • To Finish
    Chocolate Sphere Red Wine Poached Pear, Dulce De Leche Mousse, Peanut Powder, Crisp Chocolate
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