Dinner Party | Wedding Catering Menu Sample

A sampling of our most popular menu items and options.  Often used as a starting point before YaDa Chef's talented staff creates a tailored menu to fit the needs of the event.

Premium Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

Sun Dried Tomato and Feta Sigaras

A delectable pate of Greek feta cheese and California sun dried tomatoes wrapped in paper thin dough

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Petit Maryland Lump Crab Cakes

With a touch of YaDa's Maya Sea Salt and Dijon mustard, served with classic remoulade sauce

Mushroom Tartlettes

a chef selection of five wild mushrooms, sauteed in dry sherry and served in a chive pastry tart 

Polyasian Beef Satay

marinated tender angus beef in a Pacific rim inspired sauce of coconut, curry and peanut, served on a skewer

Cashew and Chicken Spring Rolls

a light flavoring of sesame and just a hint of spice, served with a delicious smoky plum chipotle sauce

Thai Dumplings

filled with a savory blend of chicken and herbs, served with our own Hoison and rice wine reduction

Butter Pecan Shrimp

coconut and pecan encrusted shrimp, sauteed and drizzled with pomegranate and rose syrup

Lotus Wontons

lotus blossom wontons, filled with a delicate mix of chorizo, broccoli and jack cheese

Asparagus en Croute

pencil thin asparagus enveloped in Asiago cheese and delicate puff pastry

Ratatouille Crisp

roasted eggplant and dried tomato, in a fine tortilla crisp and topped with feta cheese

Pecan Chicken Skewers

pecan crusted chicken tenders served with raspberry chipotle sauce

Almond and Brie Blossom

toasted almond and creamy brie cheese, baked in a phyllo cup

Coconut Lobster Skewers

Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread

savory blend of herb goat cheese, on a flaky flatbread with one perfect slice of fig sitting on top

Peking Duck Spring Roll

classic Peking duck with savory herbs, wrapped in a spring roll with shredded carrots and other vegetables served with a plum chipotle sauce

First Course


Onion Soup

Spanish Onion Soup

Black Bean Soup with Red Onion

Curried Turkey Soup

Bohemian Chicken Soup with Dumplings


Sweetheart Salad

mixed baby field greens topped with green apple slices, heart shaped strawberries, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and drizzled with champagne vinaigrette

Café Salad

mesclun greens, tomatoes, pears, caramelized pecans and crumbled gorgonzola cheese with a balsamic vinaigrette

Bistro Salad

organic field lettuces with blackberries, herbed goat cheese and a blackberry wine vinaigrette

Caesar Salad

crisp romaine lettuce lightly tossed with YaDa's Caesar dressing and topped with house made croutons and fresh parmesan cheese

YaDa’s Signature Mediterranean Salad

cool and crunchy lettuce with sun dried tomatoes, garbonzo beans, and drizzled with a cabernet-chianti vinaigrette

Main Courses


Chicken Marsala

boneless breast of chicken lightly sauteed with sliced mushrooms and served with red wine/port sauce

Smothered Chicken

boneless breast of chicken sauteed and smothered with baby portobellos and onions in a white wine sauce

Chicken Rollatini

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Chicken Wellington

boneless breast of chicken topped with mushroom duxelle and pate, wrapped in a puff pastry and baked to perfection

Chicken Parisian

boneless breast of chicken, presented with a heart shaped crouton, served with a rosemary-mushroom and roasted shallot au jus, accompanied by asparagus spears, herb potato strata and baby carrots in a Grand Marnier and butter sauce garnished with edible orchids* (*seasonal)


Potato - Crusted Salmon

wild salmon topped with lacy potato crust served with a dijon shallot sauce

Orange Basil Salmon

cold water salmon poached in a white wine court bouillon served with a perfectly spiced relish  of valencia orange segments and chiffonade of basil

Baked Halibut

fresh halibut served with a creamy avocado and lime sauce

Macadamia - Crusted Mahi Mahi

roasted dorado crusted with vanilla scented macadamia nuts served with a caramelized pineapple sauce


wild caught basa served with warm tomato and scallion vinaigrette

Italian Tilapia

locally grown tilapia slow cooked with roma tomatoes, zucchini, with red and green peppers


Surf and Turf Classic

petit filet mignon served with a syrah wine reduction

Maine Lobster Tail *subject to market price

herbed lamb

poached Maine lobsters served with raspberry/walnut butter

Rack of Lamb

petit lamb chops seasoned with rosemary grilled to perfection served with a dijon-port wine reduction

Beef Wellington

bacon wrapped petit filet mignon topped with mushroom duxelle and pate, wrapped in a puff pastry baked to perfection

**all entrees served with chefs choice of starch and vegetable


** a sampling of some of our more popular desserts **

Chocolate Fudge Cake

this chocolate fudge cake is the most fabulously rich chocolate cake, perfect for the chocolate lover in your life 

7 Pound Decadent Chocolate Cake

nothing will satisfy a chocolate craving better than this delicious whopping 7 pound chocolate cake

Red Velvet Cake

the legendary ruby colored cake with heavenly creamy rich frosting, an elegant cake, moist and delicious with a wonderful chocolate taste

Carrot Cake 

rich and moist spice cake, full of grated carrot and toasted nuts, has great flavor, especially when covered with a tangy and sweet cream cheese frosting

Lemon Mascarpone Cake

a wonderful dessert that is part cake, part truffle, layers soaked with lemon syrup with a lemon-mascarpone cream between 

Traditional Cheesecake 

a melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese filling in a graham cracker crust

YaDa Chef's Key Lime Pie 

tart flavor of Key Limes, blended creamy and smooth in a graham cracker crust

Pumpkin Pecan Praline Cheesecake 

lots of buttery, caramelized pecans baked in a luscious filling

Decadent Double Chocolate Brownie 

with a chocolate ganache, vanilla whipped cream and berries

Fresh Fruit Tartlet 2881551272 762985cf2a

bittersweet chocolate painted inside of the tartlet fill with a creamy cheese and cream filling topped with assorted berries

Orange Gobbet Dainty Cake 

a touch of ginger inside of this polite cake served with vanilla ice cream

Apple Pie 

tart sliced apples, sweetened and lightly-spiced with cinnamon

Berry Pie 

a variety of only the finest plump, ripe berries, baked in this double crust pie

Blueberry Pie 

blueberries enhanced with flavorful apples

Cherry Pie 

with juicy, tart, red cherries

Razzleberry Pie 

raspberries and blackberries baked together, with a hint of apples

Chocolate Cream Pie 

chocolate blended with our creamy vanilla custard

Banana Cream Pie 

fresh ripe bananas, rich vanilla cream, fresh whipped cream or a fluffy meringue

Coconut Cream Pie 

coconut folded into our rich vanilla cream

German Chocolate Pie 

chocolate cream, coconut and chopped pecans over a layer of chocolate

Double Cream Blueberry Pie 

creamy vanilla custard and sour cream top a bed of savory blueberries, enhanced with flavorful apples

Double Cream Lemon Pie 

layers of rich lemony custard with a sour cream topping – light and refreshing

Every menu is custom designed for each event 

to the specifications and dreams of each attendee