private-dining

Private Dining

Personalized and Professional –

Menus are designed to suit your needs and our staff will be there starting with the menu planning all the way to cleaning the last glass for the evening as your guests leave.  Please use this information to entice you but call us to work out the unique details for your gathering.

Plated Dinners

As many course as you are up for we can prepare for – some examples:

  • Wedge Salad w/Bacon, Crumbled Hard Boiled Egg, Blue Cheese and Buttermilk Ranch
  • VA Ham & Gouda Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Mushroom Sherry Sauce Wild Rice
  • Barley Pilaf
  • Kelrae Farm Vegetables
  • Decadent Triple Chocolate Ganache Cake
  • Seafood Dill Crêpe filled with lobster, scallops & crab with a tarragon chive béchamel
  • Muscovy Duck Breast with a fig balsamic reduction
  • Sweet potato gnocchi & Sautéed spinach
  • Braised Short Ribs with sweet corn polenta & roasted tri-colored baby carrots
  • Crème Brûlée
  • Seared U10 Sea Scallop wrapped in Pancetta, drizzled w/ sage beurre blanc over Summer Succotash Salad (Grilled local corn, tomatoes & lime beans in a Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette)
  • Individual Crocks of Coq Au Vin – a white wine braised boneless chicken dish w/root vegetables & Mushrooms
  • AJ’s House Made Lavender & Lemon Sorbet
  • Rosemary and Roasted Shallot Marinated Lamb Chops with Sweet Potato Gratin, Red wine and Balsamic drizzle and Garnished with Watermelon, Feta, Basil & Red Onion Marmalade
  • Traditional Crêpe w/soft Brie & Fresh Apricot Preserve topped with Warm Grand Marnier Macerated Berries and Fresh Whipped Cream
 

  • Lump Crab Stuffed York River Oysters, Tarragon Sabayon, Mini Chicken, Spinach & Leek Cakes w/Spicy Aioli Sauce & Gourmet Cheese & Charcuterie
  • Fresh Main Lobster & Lump Crab Cocktail, Fresh Avocado, Tobiko and Crispy Scallions
  • Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart w/Oven Dried Tomato, Roasted Baby Beets and Balsamic Greens
  • Choice of – Seared Halibut w/Blistered Gape tomatoes & new potato hash, Chorizo leek broth and crispy spinach OR- Bacon Wrapped Seared Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Mushroom Duxelle served with grilled baby vegetables, demi glace, tempura lobster and Lobster Mac-n-cheese
  • Espresso Creme Brulee w/Fresh Raspberries in a Pistachio Tuille Cup

 

Hors D’oeuvres

We have many hors d’oeuvres to choose from – they can be passed by a server or displayed.  Most can be priced by the each or per person so you’re sure to not run out. You can have an event that is hors d’oeuvres only or have a few before a dinner.

  • Imported and Domestic Cheese Display w/Dried Fruits and Nuts
  • Balsamic Marinated and Fire Roasted Vegetable Display
  • Shot Glass Crudites – Individual Cup w/Asparagus
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit Display with berries & Sweet Cream Cheese Dip
  • Traditional Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Key Lime Cocktail Sauce
  • Fresh Dill Crepe with Duck Trap Farms Smoked Salmon & Chive Goat Cheese
  • Cold Smoked Tenderloin of Beef with Grilled Vegetables, Béarnaise Aioli, Horseradish & Fresh Rolls
  • Rosemary & Olive Oil Grilled Lamb Chops with Fig Balsamic Glaze
  • Jumbo Shrimp with Chorizo Sausage Skewer tossed in a Roasted Garlic Sriracha Sauce
  • Bacon Wrapped Date stuffed with Fontina Cheese & maple Glaze
  • Spinach & Wild Mushroom Risotto Balls Stuffed w/Fresh Mozzarella (breaded)
  • Mini Chicken, Spinach & Leek Cakes with a Spicy Aioli Sauce
  • Lobster Tempura Skewers with Bang Bang Sauce and Fresh Chives
  • Eggs – Deviled Eggs w/Spicy Pimento Cheese Spread (Sriracha Dust Garnish)
  • Assorted Mini Dessert Bites

  • Tea Party Everything from scones, mini muffins to finger sandwiches
  • Cookout Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salads, chips and dips plus all the fixins’ for a great cookout.
  • Barbecue We Smoke in house our own pulled pork, chicken and brisket.  Cowboy beans, coleslaw, cornbread, macaroni & cheese
  • Italian Feast Lasagna, full of meat or vegetables, parmesan breadsticks, Caesar salad, cannolis
  • Mexican Fiesta Taco Station, Burritos, Spanish Rice, Fresh Salsa and Chips

 

Staffing –

Bar tending and service staff are available for hire when all of the catered food is provided by Custom Culinary Connections.

For most parties the staff will arrive on location 1.5 hours before the event start time and are usually all cleaned up 1 hour after the guests have departed.
Hourly rate is $25. per hour plus gratuity.

Rentals

We can assist in any of your rental needs.  You may want china, glass, silver and linen napkins for your dinner party or you might need a few cocktail tables with linen for your hors d’oeuvre party…we can help with it all.  We have a limited amount of our own rentals and we work closely with Williamsburg Event Rentals and we do not charge a fee for being the middle man when arranging rentals from another company.

  • China, Glassware. silverware
  • Linen – Napkins, tablecloths
  • Garbage cans, serving trays & tray stands 
  • Chafing dishes, display items
  • Tents, tables, chairs

Williamsburg Event Rentalswilliamsburgeventrentals.com

Extras

Have something else in mind?

Ask us -we can assist in hiring an Ice Carver, Specialty Cakes, Cupcakes, Disc Jockeys, Musicians and more

  • Ice Carver – Carved Ice can be used as a functional decoration – keeps food ice cold or great for a bar display
  • Specialty Cakes & Wedding Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Disc Jockeys
  • Musicians / Bands
  • Photo Booths
  • Rental Space / Event location ideas

Blessed Events By Janellblessedeventsbyjanell.net

Gauthier Winerygauthiervineyard.com

Ice Articeartva.com

Kelrae Farmkelraefarms.com

VA Chef’s Associationwww.vachefs.org

Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourismwww.williamsburgcc.com

S&A Entertainmentdj.billstutz.com