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Choose Ranch Events, one of San Diego’s top Event Planners, for your Thanksgiving Celebration

Posted on November 09, 2015

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The Thanksgiving Holidays are here and there is still time to call Ranch Events and schedule a Thanksgiving get-together for your family, friends or both and make some culinary memories and traditions that will be unforgettable. We have a great menu with many choices that you can select from that will shape your event and leave your guests talking about well into the New Year. Our Holiday menu choices are:

GET THE PARTY STARTED!

SEASONAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE Seasonal Fruits Served with Belgian Dark Chocolate or White Chocolate Fondue Grilled Vegetable Slabs with Balsamic Drizzle & Parmesan Cheese

CHEESE & DIPS Assorted Cheeses & Tortes, with Crackers Warm Artichoke Dip or Spinach Dip with Sliced Sourdough Baguettes – Assorted Seasonal Seasonal Fruits Served with Belgian Dark Chocolate or White Chocolate Fondue Brie Wheel Baked in Phyllo and Filled with Raspberry, Almonds and Brown Sugar, or Pesto and Pine Nuts

CHARCUTERIE BOARD Cured Meats, Pickled Veggies Mix, Olive Tapenade, Gourmet Mustard & Baguettes Cheeses with Dried Fruits & Jams, Smoked Almonds, & Crackers

POTATO MARTINI BAR STATION Sweet Cream, Garlic Mashed or Baby Red Mashed Potatoes Served in a Martini Glass with traditional toppings, Butter, Sour Cream, Chives, Cheddar Cheese, & Bacon

MEDITERRANEAN BREADS & SPREADS Traditional and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Tabouli, Tzatziki, and White Bean Dip. Served with Pita Bread & Chips, Carrot Sticks & Cucumbers

HORS D’OEUVRES Your Selection of Four From Our “Hors D’ Oeuvres Menu” (see choices below)

SEAFOOD STARTERS Pan Seared Ahi, Succulent Jumbo Shrimp, Scallops and Alaskan Crab Claws Served Chilled with Cocktail Sauce, Lemon Wedges, Wasabi and Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce

 

HORS D’OEUVRES Your Selection of Four Tray Passed or Stationed

G A R D E N

CAPRESE SKEWERS ,  GRANNY SMITH APPLE & GRUYERE CHEESE ENCROUTE,   RED POTATO TRUFFLES,   ROMA TOMATO BRUCHETTA,  RASPBERRY & BRIE EN CROUTE,   ASPARAGUS & BRIE EN CROUTE,   ARTICHOKE FILLED MUSHROOM CAPS,  MANGO AND BRIE QUESADILLAS,   TOMATO BASIL SOUP SHOTS & MINI GRILLED CHEESE,   VEGGIE CORNUCOPIA QUESADILLA,   PARMESAN AND ARTICHOKE HEARTS PUFFS,  SPANAKOPITA – SPINACH AND FETA IN PHYLLO,   CHIVE CREAM CHEESE STUFFED CHERRY TOMATOES,   WILD MUSHROOM & FONTINA CHEESE PURSE

C H I C K E N

CRISPY CHICKEN & MINI WAFFLES,   BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS WITH BLUE CHEESE,   WARM MAPLE SYRUP DRIZZLE, SEASONED CHICKEN DRUMETTES WITH RANCH,   SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN & PINEAPPLE KABOBS,   CHICKEN SATAY WITH THAI PEANUT SAUCE SPICY,   CHICKEN EMPANADAS WITH SALSA FRESCA

B E E F

TERIYAKI BEEF KABOBS,   MINI BEEF WELLINGTON,   FILLET MIGNON CROSTINI,   SWEET & SOUR MEATBALLS Topped with Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onions

F R O M T H E S E A

COCONUT SHRIMP WITH SPICY ORANGE MARMALADE, SEARED SALMON EN CROUTE,   AHI TUNA TARTAR IN A SALTED RIM SHOT GLASS,   SHRIMP TEMPURA WITH SWEET AND SOUR, LOBSTER WONTONS AND PLUM DIPPING SAUCE,  BLOODY MARY SHRIMP SPOONS,   MINI CRAB CAKES WITH GARLIC CHIVE SAUCE,   CRAB BILLED MUSHROOM CAPS

S A N D W I C H E D

LAVOSH,  FLATBREAD SANDWICH ASSORTMENT,   MINI CROISSANTWICHES,   SILVER DOLLAR SANDWICHES,   SLIDERS -Beef, Chicken, Turkey, BBQ Brisket, Kahlua Pork,    MINI PANINNI,   VARIETY ASSORTED TEA SANDWICHES

A L T E R N A T E O P T I O N S

BACON WRAPPED BRUSSELS SPROUTS,   ASSORTED PETITE QUICHE,   BACON WRAPPED DATES STUFFED WITH BLUE CHEESE,  ANTIPASTO SKEWERS

HOLIDAY BUFFET

MAIN ENTRÉES~ TWO

SEASONED BARON OF BEEF Served With Au Jus and Creamy Horseradish,   OVEN ROASTED TURKEY Served With Cranberry Sauce and Gravy,   HONEY BAKED HAM Served With Dijon Mustard,   PORK TENDERLOIN With Apple Stuffing PRIME RIB * Roasted to Perfection

SIDES Your Selection of Two Sides:  SWEET CREAM OR BABY RED MASHED POTATOES,   CANDIED YAMS OR SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE,  QUARTERED & HERBED RED POTATOES, SEASONED STUFFING OR APPLE CORNBREAD STUFFING, NAPOLEON POTATOES CASSEROLE Scalloped Potatoes, Layered with Caramelized Onions, Tomato, New York Cheddar and Colby

CREAMED SPINACH,   SWEET BUTTERED CORN,   GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE,   ASPARAGUS SPEARS With Hollandaise Sauce,  SAVORY ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH,   GREEN BEANS AMANDINE With Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper

SALADS

AMBROSIA, TRADITIONAL WALDORF, HOLIDAY WINTER WHITE Mixed Greens Served with Fresh Raspberries & Winter White Chocolate Shavings

ASSORTED BREADS AND ROLLS

PLATED MENUS

CHICKEN DIJON Grilled Chicken Breast finished with a Honey Dijon Glaze,   CREAMY CILANTRO CHICKEN Seared Chicken Breast Topped with a Creamy Cilantro Sauce,   CHICKEN MARSALA Grilled Chicken Breast finished with Creamy Marsala Sauce and Mushrooms,   COCONUT CHICKEN Coconut En Crusted Chicken Breast Grilled & Topped with Mango Raspberry Coulis,   CHICKEN PICATTA Seared Chicken Breast in Lemon Juice with Artichokes, Capers and Chardonnay Sauce,   CHICKEN PARMESAN Baked Chicken Breast En Crusted with Seasoned Parmesan Topped with Traditional Marinara,     MAKE IT SPECIAL: CHICKEN KIEV Herbed Butter Stuffed Chicken Breast with Lemon Sauce,   CHICKEN CORDON BLEU Swiss Cheese & Honey Baked Ham stuffed Chicken Breast topped with Hollandaise Sauce,   CHICKEN OSCAR Crab & Asparagus stuffed Chicken Breast topped with Hollandaise Sauce, MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast Stuffed with Cream Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Chives

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SHRIMP SCAMPI Sautéed Prawns in Chardonnay Butter, Garlic, Lemon & Parmesan Cheese Served Over a Bed of Angel Hair Pasta, GRILLED SALMON Salmon Filet in Brown Sugar Ginger Soy Glaze, Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce or Garlic Lemon Butter,   RED SNAPER ,  MAHI MAHI,   SEA BASS,   TILAPIA

MAKE ANY OF THESE SPECIAL: STUFF OR TOP WITH SHRIMP & CRAB

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SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB Served With Au Jus and Creamy Horseradish,   RIB EYE STEAKS* Grilled on Site topped with Mushrooms & Onions,   BRAISED SHORT RIBS With Cabernet Sauce & Roasted Vegetables,   HERB ENCRUSTED TENDERLOIN OF BEEF Served With Bordelaise or Béarnaise Sauce

MAKE IT SPECIAL: BEEF WELLINGTON Puff Pastry Wrapped Filet Baked with Mushrooms,   FILET OSCAR Grilled Filet Mignon topped with Crab, Asparagus & Béarnaise Sauce ******************************

VEGGIE OPTION: VEGETARIAN LASAGNA,   SPINACH LASAGNA ROLL UP,   PARMESAN PORTOBELLO Open faced and baked until Golden,   BAKED ZITI With Sundried Tomatoes, Riccota Cheese, Alfredo Sauce,   PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM WELLINGTON Grilled Portobello, Veggies & Mozzarella Cheese, Marinara Sauce, Baked in Phyllo Pastry Topped with Alfredo and Sun Dried Tomato

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ASSORTED BREADS AND ROLLS

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SALADS FOR PLATED MENU’S Choose One from our “Salads Menu”

SALAD VARIETIES

CAESAR Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Herbed Croutons and Parmesan Cheese Tossed in Creamy Caesar Dressing

FIESTA Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Sweet Corn, Crispy Tortilla Strips, Jack Cheese and Creamy Chipotle Dressing

FRESH FRUIT Melons, Berries & Pineapple

GREEK Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Red Onion, Kalamata Olives, Pepperoncini, Sliced Cucumbers Grape Tomatoes, and Feta Cheese Tossed in Balsamic Vinaigrette

MEXICAN CAESAR Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Crispy Tortilla Strips, and Cotija Cheese, Tossed in Caesar Cilantro Lime Dressing

POACHED PEAR AND CRANBERRY Mixed Baby Greens, Poached Pears, Dried Cranberries, Crumbled Gorgonzola, and Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette

ROMA TOMATO BASIL Sliced Roma Tomatoes, layered with Mozzarella cheese, Red Onions and fresh Aromatic Basil, drizzled with Italian Dressing

SPINACH, APPLE AND ALMOND Baby Spinach, Sliced Apples, Roasted Almonds and Feta Cheese Tossed in Champagne Vinaigrette

SPRING FIELD MIX Mixed Greens Served with Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Sliced Strawberries and Raspberry Vinaigrette

SWEET CORN CONFETTI Sweet Corn, Black Beans, Bell Pepper Confetti, Cilantro, Onion and Crispy Tortilla Strips with Citrus Vinaigrette

TRADITIONAL SPINACH Baby Spinach Served with Bacon, Egg, Sliced Mushrooms, Red Onion, with Honey Mustard Dressing

HOLIDAY AMBROSIA With Mini Marshmallows

HOLIDAY WINTER WHITE Mixed Greens Served with Fresh Raspberries & Winter White Chocolate Shavings

WALDORF Fresh Apples, Walnuts & Celery

DESSERTS

HOLIDAY COOKIES & BROWNIES

HOLIDAY PIE STATION A Tiered Display of Apple, Cherry, Pumpkin, & Peach

CAKES GALORE A Tiered Display of Cakes, choose From: Chocolate Truffle, Carrot Cake, Tiramisu, Champagne Raspberry, Marble Strawberry, Lemon and White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl

CHEESE CAKES GALORE A Tiered Display of Creamy Cheese Cakes with Your Choice of Toppings Strawberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Raspberry, Apple, Hot Fudge, Caramel Or Caramelized Nuts

ASSORTED MINIS Fruit Tarts, Key Lime Tarts, Mousse Tarts, Cake Bites, Brownie Bites, Mini Cookies, Éclairs, Cream Puffs, Canolis, White and Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries, White Chocolate Bark with Almonds & Cranberries, Marshmallow Cream Fudge

POTS DE CRÈME* Chocolate, Panna Cotta, Caramel Custard, Crème Brule Assortment

DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE AND ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR* Warm Double Fudge Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream with Oreos, Berries, Gummy Bears M&M’s, Hot Fudge, Caramel, and Whipped Cream

CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN* Dark or White Chocolate with Your Choice of Dipping Delights! Strawberries, Pineapple, Marshmallows, Oreos, Rice Krispy Treats, Brownie Bites, Meringue Puffs, Macaroons, Pretzels, Wafer Cookies, Nutter Butters, Butter Cookies

DESSERT CREPE STATION * Lightly Sweetened Crepes Made to Order, With: Vanilla Ice Cream, Berries, Cinnamon Sugar Custard, Hot Fudge, Caramel & Whipped Cream

FLAMBÉ STATION* Bananas Foster & Cherries Jubilee with Vanilla Ice Cream

*Prepared & Assembled on site Minimum

BEVERAGE OPTIONS

PREMIER BAR HANDLING Ranch Events Provides: One-million-dollar Liability Insurance, Bar Rentals, Blenders, Ice, Disposable Cups, Napkins, Lemons, Limes & Cherries. Client’s Champagne Corkage Fee Included. Ranch Events Will Chill & Prepare All Your Alcohol & Non-Alcohol on the Day of Your Function. Client Provides: All Alcohol, Mixes & Sodas. Recommendation: One Bartender for Every 100 Guests

SOFT BAR & GOURMET COFFEE Sodas, Flavored Waters, Juices Regular & Decaf Coffee with Cream, Sugars, Assorted Syrups Bar Rentals, Ice, Disposable Cups & Napkins Included

ESPRESSO BAR Espresso, Cappuccino & Specialty Coffee Served with Cream, Sugar, Assorted Syrups, Whipped Cream, Hot Chocolate, Assorted Hot Teas, & Hot Cider

SMOOTHIES OR MILKSHAKES Blended to Order

BLENDED FROZEN FAVORITES Virgin Versions: Margaritas, Daiquiries, Mai Tais & Pina Coladas

TRADITIONAL BEVERAGE STATION Regular & Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, & Lemonade

Ranch Events believes the best part about celebrating Thanksgiving is that you can do it any way you like. Although the standard turkey, stuffing, pie and football are on most household agendas, it doesn’t mean it’s the only way to do Thanksgiving right. Make your Thanksgiving celebration work-free and call Ranch Events today to get pricing options for our menu selections. Our Event Planners are waiting for your call. Leave the planning and work to us and enjoy the Holiday.

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