One of the personal touches available at A Cardinal House to make your special day magical and memorable is our signature Hors d'oeuvre Reception. Our professional chef, Kevin, will dream up a variety of delicious gourmet morsels to individualize your reception while taking advantage of seasonal specialties and accommodating special requests.
Each reception has, as a minimum, a selection of six different gourmet items specially prepared by Chef Kevin and served to your guests in any of our first floor common areas by our personable staff.
There is no set list of hors d'oeuvre selection; Kevin uses his artistic talent to create a special combination for each event, keeping in mind special requests as well as dietary restrictions.
Some of the selections that have been prepared for A Cardinal House receptions in the past are showcased here to give an idea of the various types and range of food items.
Shrimp Shui-Mai with a ginger soy dipping sauce
Tender shrimp blended with Asian spices wrapped in
a soft won ton dumpling and steamed in a bamboo
wok to bring out the flavor of the spices.
Garden-fresh spinach, onions, garlic, cream cheese,
spices and feta cheese wrapped together in bite-size
triangles of light, flaky phyllo dough.
Mini Beef Wellington
Elegant beef tenderloin medallions blended with a
flavorful shitake, oyster and domestic mushroom
cream duxelle. Finished with shallots, thyme,
garlic and a hint of sherry wine wrapped together in a delicately delicious French-style puff pastry.
Indonesian Skewered Chicken with Peanut Sauce
Tender strips of chicken marinated in an Indonesian
mixture of herbs and spices, grilled and served with
a sweet peanut dipping sauce.
Smoked Chicken Quesadilla
A delicious combination of chunks and shredded
chicken, mild cheddar, Monterey Jack cheese and
spicy jalapeno peppers blended with tomatoes, red
yellow and green bell peppers, cilantro, onions and
a touch of garlic and then wrapped in a tortilla.
Quality Italian meats, such as prosciutto, thinly
sliced, laid over a toasted cristini and covered
with a Mediterranean salsa and finished with
sliced buffalo mozzarella.
Mini Beef Pies
Small puff pastry crescents stuffed with herb-
seasoned beef. Could also be stuffed with
chicken, seafood or vegetables.
Mini Lobster Frittatas
Fresh lobster pieces and cream cheese
baked in a crustless quiche.
Hibachi Beef Skewers
Marinated tenderloin of beef wrapped around
sauteed peppers, onions and cheese, then
skewered and grilled to perfection.
Coconut Encrusted Tilapia
Fresh fillets of mild, white Tilapia fish encrusted
with coconut, skewered and flash-fried and served
with lemon aioli dipping sauce.
Marinated seafood with a Spanish influence
served in a corn tortilla shell.
Basil pesto marinated shrimp pan seared