Catered Hors d’oeuvres

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Whether you are entertaining a few or a crowd, Summer Thyme’s party platters are a welcome sight.

All our appetizers and hors d’oeuvres are made fresh, in house, and can be modified to fit gluten free & vegan diets.

How do I decide how many hors d’oeuvres I will need for my party?

  1. Decide whether your party will be a cocktail party or a dinner party. A cocktail party requires 12 appetizers per guest while a dinner party requires six appetizers per guest.
  2. Calculate the number of guests attending your event. For parties with 45 guests or fewer, plan to serve six different types of appetizers. For parties with more than 45 guests, plan to serve eight different types of appetizers. Three appetizers are enough for parties with 10 or fewer guests.
  3. Multiply 12 appetizers per person by the total number of guests to calculate the total amount of appetizers needed for a cocktail party. Divide the answer by the number of appetizer types served. That’s the required total number of appetizers for a cocktail party. Divide the answer in half for the total number required for a dinner party.
  4. We recommend getting a mix of light, medium and hearty hors d’oeuvres. If you do not plan on  serving a special dessert, one or two sweet options are a welcome addition at many parties.

Light Hors D’oeuvres

Cheese Straws  1.25/person A classic.  These twists of puff pastry and parmesan complement many other appetizers and are always welcome on a buffet table!  Choose plain or pesto.

Crudites 0.95/person  An abundance of fresh vegetables, decorated with fresh herbs & flowers, served with choice of herb dip, pesto dip, or hummus.

Caprese Skewers 1.75/person  Fresh tomatoes, marinated mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, and kalamata olives.

Roasted Vegetable Skewers 1.15/person  Marinated and roasted zucchini, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. A colorful addition to any buffet.

Gorgonzola & Roasted Garlic stuffed Grape Tomatoes  1.95/person.  Also available stuffed with Quinoa and fresh Mint.

 Medium Hors D’oeuvres

Pancetta Wrapped Jicama  3.25/person Jicama is complemented by smoky-sweet pancetta.

Feta stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon 3.25/person  One of our most popular items, these little bites are sweet, smokey and divine!

Crostini   2.45/person  Housemade croutons, topped with a variety of tempting creations.    New flavors for Fall 2016 include Blue Cheese Walnut,  Fig and Goat Cheese, Brie and Roasted Apple, and Caramelized Butternut Squash with Gorgonzola and Cranberries.

Polenta Bites with Artichoke Tapenade 1.95/person  Polenta cups filled with roasted peppers, olives, and artichoke hearts. Topped with parmesan.  Gluten Free – Can be vegan!

Figs filled with Goat Cheese, Apricots & Almonds 2.45/person.  These are always a big hit!

Cucumbers with Smoked Salmon & Dill   4.25/person  Cucumber slices are topped with smoked salmon, a rosette of cream cheese, and topped with fresh dill.

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres

Chicken Satay  3.25/person.  Plattered and served with Peanut Thai sauce.

Beef Skewers  3.25/person.  Plattered and served with your choice of sauces: Chili-Lime, Chimmichuri, Pesto, or BBQ.

Chicken Skewers  3.25/person.  Plattered and served with your choice of sauces: Chili-Lime, Chimmichuri, Pesto, or BBQ.

Sliders – Chicken, Pork, or Beef   3.75/person  Served on a small 3″ house made ciabatta roll, we pile on shredded meat and individually wrap each one in foil for a warm mini sandwich sure to please your guests.  Served with your choice of chili-lime sauce, garlic aioli, pesto, or Chimmichurri sauce.

 Savory Tarts 3.75/person  A crowd pleaser! Fillings are wrapped in crisp puff pastry and arranged on platters.

Varieties include: Spinach-Artichoke-Parmesan, Caramelized Tomato & Pine Nut, Roasted Vegetable & Provolone, Chicken & Artichoke, Butternut Squash & Gruyere, or Mushrooms in white wine & herbs.

Tiny Sandwiches       2.25/person  Small tea sandwiches are classic for any gathering.  Varieties include: Watercress Cream Cheese, Cucumber, Applewood Smoked Ham, Turkey, Smoked Salmon with Lemon & Pepper, Egg Salad or Chicken Salad

 On the Sweet Side

Cake Slices  4.25 each.  Fresh Lemon, Bavarian Cream, Classic Carrot, Chocolate Raspberry, European Almond with Apricot and Chocolate, Banana with Peanut Butter filling and Chocolate Ganache.

Brownie Bites  1.25 each  Death by Chocolate is a decadent brownie topped with Chocolate Ganache.  For a lighter touch, Heavenly Brownies are gluten free and vegan while still deep and chocolate-y!

Tiny Fruit Tarts    3.75 each  Fresh and elegant.  Available in Gluten Free.  Seasonal – ask for our current selection.

Macarons 1.25 each   Classic French meringue cookies filled with your choice of creams.

 Tiny Cookies  .75 per cookie.  In assorted flavors.  Who doesn’t love a cookie?

 Cupcakes  1.95 each. Assorted varieties in mini sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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