SAMPLE MENU

 

 

Upscale BBQ Menu

 

Stationary Appetizers

Cheese plate: Local cheese platter, cured meats, olive tapenade, candied nuts, Warm spinach artichoke dip, basil pesto, curry roasted carrot hummus, house made dips, seasonal jam, our own fennel seed crackers, gluten free crackers, fresh cut vegetables for dipping and Breadsticks 

 

Bread and salad

(on the table when people arrive to sit)

Local Brioche rolls with our assorted flavored butters  

Spinach salad with local apples, sharp cheddar cheese, walnuts and crispy onions in a maple Dijon vinaigrette 

 

Buffet Dinner

(we serve the guests the proteins, the rest is self serve)

Spring herb marinated flank steak with chimmi churri sauce

Pulled Pork with a black cherry BBQ Sauce

Maple glazed baby carrots

Rosemary Parmesan and Cabot cheddar mac and cheese

Thyme Sweet Potato Gratain

Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Local Pierce Brothers Coffee/ assorted teas & accompaniments 

 

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Spring Wedding Menu

 

Stationary Appetizers

Cheese Plate, cured meats, our own Fennel Seed Crackers & gluten free crackers Olive Tapenade, blackberry Jam, Candied Nuts, Beet Hummus, our own lemon honey ricotta cheese, veggies and other assorted dips

 

Passed Appetizers 

Potato Latkes with Smoked Salmon, Olives and Crème Fraiche

Greek Skewer - feta, olives, cherry tomatoes, romaine and Tatziki sauce

 

Salad/ Bread Course 

Spinach Salad with candied walnuts, strawberries, Gorgonzola cheese and balsamic vinaigrette

Local oven baked bread with our assorted dipping oils and compound butters 

Served on platters on the individual tables 

 

Buffet Dinner 

Thyme Roasted Chicken Breast with a Apricot Ale Sauce

Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Flake Sautéed Broccoli Rabb

Couscous Salad - red pepper, dried cranberries and pine nuts in a cilantro lime vinaigrette 

Spinach and sundried tomato and Garlic Lasagna

 

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Italian Dinner Party Meets Baja Beach Party

 

Passed Appetizers

Braised Duck Quesadilla with our own Guacamole and Chipotle Corn Salsa

Sesame Tuna Tartar on a wonton with pickled jalapenos and cilantro

Honey Dew Mellon Ball Skewers with Goat Cheese basil and walnuts

 

Our Own Homemade Dip Bar

Our Own Fennel Seed Crackers, cured meats and assorted bread sticks

Seasonal Vegetables, Our own French Onion Dip, Basil Pesto, Roasted Red Beet Hummus, Olive Popper Dip, Classic Hummus, Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip, fresh fruit

 

Family Style Dinner

Cucumber red onion feta mint salad

Balsamic Roasted Salmon with fresh herbs

Chicken Provencal – Sun dried Tomatoes, Olives and Spinach in a Rst. Garlic, white wine Cream Sauce

Local Tomatoes with fresh basil and fine olive oil

Baby Kale Caesar Salad with fresh Parmesan and our croutons

Local Brick Oven Bread with assorted infused oils

 

Local Organic Pierce Brothers Coffee and Tea Bar

 

 

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1920's Themed Wedding Menu

 

Pre- Ceremony Drinks

Lavender Lemonade Strawberry Basil Iced Tea

 

Cocktail Hour

 

Appetizers All Gluten Free

Local Cheese Plates & Veggie Crudite- with our homemade dips, cured meats, hummus, local veggies and pesto's

Fancy Deviled Eggs

* Siracha, Pickled Ginger * Parmesan Truffle Oil * Prosciutto, Goat Cheese

Popcorn Bar

Classic Buttered Sea Salt Popcorn, Cheddar Popcorn, Garlic and Herb Popcorn

 

Dinner Stations

 

“ Taco Bar “ Gluten Free

* Classic Beef Taco

* Tilapia Fish Tacos with cabbage, chipotle aoli and lime crema

* Grilled Corn with Cotija cheese

toppings- on the side cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, habanero peach salsa, salsa verde, corn and black bean salsa, hot sauces, guacamole & sour cream

Jet Setters Buffet

Anon’s Pad Thai

Anon’s Mango Tofu Curry with jasmine rice

Grilled Pineapple Slices

Kale Cole Slaw with Apples

Honey Dijon Chicken Thighs with a cilantro Lime Crema

Heirloom Tomato Caprese- Buffalo Mozzarella, truffle sea salt, fresh basil, peaches, reduced balsamic and pistachios

Vietnamese Potato Salad with red peppers and scallions

 

 

Farm Table Menu

 

Pre Ceremony Snacks

Beverages served in mason jars bride and groom provide jars

Sun Tea, Virgin Fresh Mint Mojito, Raspberry, Lavender Lemonade

 

Flavored Popcorn served in butcher paper cones

Spicy BBQ       Sharp Cheddar     Fresh Herb Butter

 

Cocktail Hour

Local Cheese Platter and our own lemon ricotta cheese

Butternut squash hummus, roast corn and avocado salsa

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with local bread crostini style

fresh fruit, rosemary blackberry jam and our own fennel seed crackers

 

Buffet Dinner

Family Style field greens Salads dried cranberries, walnuts, Gorgonzola and crispy onion

Smoked Beef Brisket with our own BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with dipping sauces- maple BBQ sauce, peanut sauce and Cucumber yogurt sauce

Lemon Shallot Green Beans

Cowboy beans- ground beef and bacon baked beans

Steamed Corn with molasses chili butter, plain or a tarragon butter

Red Bliss Potato Salad (polish style)

Cucumber dill, lemon and red onion salad

 

 

A Step Above

 

Passed Appetizers

Tilapia Fish Tacos with Avocado, cilantro red cabbage slaw and chipotle mayo

Butternut Squash Soup Shooters with ginger pear compote

Beef Wontons with lime ponzu sauce

 

Stationary Appetizers

 

Anti Pasti Platter

Assorted imported and domestic cheeses, Pickled Veggies, local cured meats, our own house made ricotta, seasonal jams, bread sticks, olives, Baba Ghanoush, Chicken Liver and Brandy Pate, Pepperonata, candied nuts, dried fruits

 

Family Style Dinner

Sweet Potato Gratin

Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs with micro greens and crispy onions

Snapper with marinated eggplant and romanesco sauce (or other seasonal fish)

Spinach salad with strawberries, sharp cheddar cheese, maple chive vinaigrette, almonds, and cherry tomatoes

VT Fresh Pasta Company Braised White Bean& Thyme Ravioli with Truffle oil, Asiago, Roasted Garlic in a simple white wine sauce

.Tandori Roasted Harrisa Spiced Baby Carrots with a Cumin Yogurt Sauce

 

Non- Alcoholic Drink Bar

Grapefruit Margarita Our own Ginger Beer Lavender Lemonade

 

Local Organic Pierce Brothers Coffee and Tea Bar

 

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Simple Garden Party Menu

 

Cocktail Hour

Local Cheese Platter and our pesto's, bread sticks,

Butternut squash hummus, roast corn and avocado salsa with assorted tortilla chips, Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with local bread crustini style

fresh fruit, rosemary blackberry jam and our own fennel seed crackers

 

Passed Appetizers

Apricot Glazed Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce

Curry Chicken on our house dill potato chip with apple cranberry chutney

Greek Beef Meatballs with Tatziki Sauce and fresh Mint

 

Family Style Dinner

Poached Pears Greens Salad, Parmesan, basil vinaigrette and candied walnuts

Brioche Rolls with assorted compound butters

Thyme Roast Chicken Breast in a Chardonnay Buree Blanc Sauce

Roasted Butternut Squash and Stuffed Shells with our own Lemon Ricotta

Red Pepper flake and Garlic Sautéed Broccoli Rabb

Roasted Red Beets with Goat Cheese, Orange zest pistachios and mint

 

Pierce Brothers Coffee and Teas with Accompaniments

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THE PORCH CAFE

Mon – Fri  7AM - 3 PM

648 Putney Road

Brattleboro, VT

05301

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