Sample Menu

Purple Olive Sample Menus

Below are sample menus that have satisfied many of our previous clients.  These are menus to use as your own or to inspire your choices

from our full extensive Catering Menu.  If you do not see something you would enjoy, please feel free to ask us.  It is our goal to please you and your guests!


Basic Menu

Artisanal Mixed Greens, Carrots, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Olives, and Parmesan Herb Dressing

Dinner Rolls and Butter

Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Basil Chiffonade

Mashed Yukon Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetables


Cocktail Party Menu

Antipasto Skewer with Smoked Provolone, Grape Tomatoes, Artichokes, and Olives finished with Basil Pesto

Beef Empanadas

Blackened Ahi Tuna on Won Ton Crisp with Sweet Chili Hot Mustard Sauce and Sesame Seeds

Tomato Basil Tarts

Seasonal Fruit Skewers

Crab and Avocado Tostadas

Cheese Plate with Vermont White Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Derby Sage, Pepper Jack Cheese and Assorted Crackers

Dip Platter with Hummus, Tzatziki, Vegetable Chips, Olives, and Pita


Fruit and Cheese Platter with Seasonal Fruit, Cheddar Cheese, Pepper Jack, Smoked Provolone, Candied Walnuts, Apricots,

Red Onion Jam, and Assorted Crackers

Chopped Salad with Corn, Black Eyed Peas, Cucumbers, Peppers, and Tomatoes with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Pan Seared Salmon with  Sherry Buerre Blanc Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Basil Lemon Sauce

Rice Pilaf

Seasonal Vegetables


Bruschetta Duet with Tomato Basil Garlic Bruschetta and Wild Mushroom Gorgonzola Bruschetta

Salad of Romaine, Artichokes, Olives, Tomatoes, Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Parmesan, and Chianti Vinaigrette

Herb Roast Beef with Au Jus Sauce

Char Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon

Roasted Red Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetables


Butler Passed Appetizers

Shrimp and Chorizo Skewer

Miniature Crab Cake with Mango Chutney

Mojo Chicken on Tostone

Miniature Beef Empanada

Black Bean Croquette

Miniature Pressed Cuban Sandwich

Salad: (served Table Side)

Artisanal Mixed Greens with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Green Olives, Onions, Ham, Swiss Cheese,

Red Onions,and Bell Peppers with Cuban Vinaigrette

Artisanal Bread Basket with Butter

Entrees: (served as a Buffet)

Mojo Grilled Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa

Cuban Beef Picadillo


Rice and Black Beans

Adobo Citrus Roasted Vegetables


Butler Passed Appetizers

Crab and Avocado Tostada

Short Rib, Marsala Onion, and Gorgonzola on Crostini

Blackened Ahi Tuna on Cucumber with Sweet Chili Hot Mustard

Tomato Basil Tart

Parmesan Chicken Bites with Lemon Herb Butter

Cheese Beignet

Salad: (served Table Side)

Artisanal Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Red Bell Peppers, Hearts of Palm, and Chickpeas with Sherry Vinaigrette

Artisanal Bread and Butter Basket

Entrees: (served as a Buffet)

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach and Boursin Cheese finished with Sherry Herb Sauce

Shrimp, Artichoke, Spinach, Roasted Garlic, and Cavatappi Pasta tossed with Chardonnay Cream Sauce

Whipped Potatoes

Herb Roasted Vegetables

Carving Station:

Rosemary and Garlic Studded Strip Loin with Horseradish Cream, Au Jus and Potato Rolls


Butler Passed Appetizers

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Lollipop with Apricot Chutney

Blackened Ahi Tuna on Cucumber with Sweet Chili Hot Mustard

Antipasto Skewer with Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes, Olives, and Basil Pesto

Parmesan Chicken Bites with Lemon Herb Butter

Smoked Gouda Beignets

Salads: (Served Table Side)

Baby Spinach, Hearts of Palm, Dried Cranberries, Gorgonzola Cheese, and Sunflower Seeds with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Assorted Artisanal Bread Basket

Entrées: (Duet Plated)

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallion with Cabernet Mushroom Demi-Glace finished with Micro Greens


Blackened Mahi Mahi with Roasted Garlic Chardonnay Cream finished with Crispy Shallots

served with Mashed Red Skin Potatoes and Asparagus


Grilled Stuffed Eggplant Baked with Tomato Sauce and Italian Cheese Blend served with Basil Pesto,

tossed Gnocchi and Seasonal Vegetables