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VINEYARD BUFFET ($60.00/person)
Minimum 25 people. No substitutions please.

Caesar Salad
classic Caesar dressing with lemon wedges, dry Jack cheese, black olive tapenade and sliced garlic croutons

Spanish Orange Salad
red onions, oranges, almonds, butter lettuce and wild-grown mint

Smoked Trout Salad
fresh dill, fried capers and red onions in a horseradish buttermilk mayonnaise

Baked Brie en Croûte
triple cream cheese stuffed with a fig and onion marmalade, then wrapped in a puff pastry and baked until golden brown

Ratatouille Tarte Tatin
sweet peppers, eggplant, squash and onions in a roasted garlic tomato custard, baked in a pastry crust

Organic Fingerling Potatoes
roasted in virgin olive oil and fresh herbs

Rosemary Roasted Chicken Provençal
"Petaluma Ranch" organic, free-range chicken marinated in virgin olive oil and fresh rosemary, smothered in garlic, tomatoes, herbs, lemon zest, oven roasted, finished with a hint of classic French beurre blanc

Stuffed Aged Beef
grilled medallions of New York steak stuffed with brandy-braised wild mushrooms and Point Reyes blue cheese, over chive and créme fraîche whipped potatoes, topped with sweet buttermilk tempura onion rings

Strawberry Shortcake
freshly baked scones perfumed with zest of tart lemons, filled with brandy-infused strawberries, topped with whipped cream

Vintners Inn Crisp
seasonal sweet fruit tossed with vine-ripened berries, topped with a streusel crust of organic oats and brown sugar

SONOMA BARBEQUE BUFFET ($75.00/person)
Minimum 25 people. No substitutions please. Items will be added upon request.

Lemony Potato Salad
olives and cashews in a lemon-mustard vinaigrette

California Slaw
Napa cabbage and baby spinach, Applewood smoked bacon and oven-dried grapes in a roasted "Gilroy" garlic and apple cider dressing

Stuffed Tomatoes
peppers, cucumber, feta cheese, kalamata olives and a hint of fresh oregano and red wine

Grilled Vegetable Skewers
seasonal vegetables brushed with olive oil, black pepper and herbs

Esther's Swedish Baked Beans
John Ash's version of an American classic

Jalapeño Cornbread

Yogurt and Mint Chicken Breast
tandoori-style chicken perfumed with fresh lime

Carne Asada
tender flank steak rubbed with cilantro, garlic and fresh-squeezed lime, accompanied by pico de gallo and warm tortillas

Miso Marinated Salmon Steaks
red onion and cucumber relish

Assorted Baked Cookies

Vintners Inn Brownies

Fresh Seasonal Berry Pies

WINEMAKER BUFFET ($80.00/person)
Available exclusively at Vintners Inn Event Center.

Melon and "Laura Chenel" Goat Cheese Salad
spicy greens and walnuts in an agrodolce dressing

Grapefruit, Avocado and Fennel Salad
tossed with fresh radish sprouts, arugula and watercress leaves

Thai Beef Salad
thinly sliced beef marinated in a soy and fish sauce, with snow peas, bean sprouts, glass noodles, pickled cucumbers and Napa cabbage, in a coconut peanut vinaigrette

California Niçoise
platter of spice-coated seared ahi tuna over young beans, jícama, roasted potatoes, tomatoes, savory greens, and "sunny-side-up" quail eggs, drizzled with a lime citronette

Japanese Soup
dashi, noodles and rock shrimp

Deep Dish Potato and Olive Cake
layers of Yukon Gold potatoes, red onions, kalamata olives and fresh herbs baked into a crispy golden brown cake

Medley of Local Seasonal Vegetables
wild mushrooms and rosemary parmesan polenta triangles

Miso Marinated Salmon
wrapped in rice paper with basil-mint pesto on sticky rice, garnished with rice wine marinated cucumbers

Grilled Pork Loin
cranberry ketchup on a warm red cabbage salad and "frizzled" onions

Roasted Tenderloin of Niman Ranch Beef
dried fig and red wine reduction over creamy mashed potatoes

Chocolate Mousse Cake
chocolate chiffon cake topped with toffee pieces, dark chocolate mousse, covered with a chocolate glaze

Assortment of Classic French Petit Fours

BUILD YOUR OWN BUFFET

SALADS
Please Select Two

French Green Bean Salad
pickled onions and toasted walnuts in a shallot tarragon vinaigrette

Organic Field Greens Salad
"Laura Chenel" goat cheese, candied almonds, in an apple cider thyme vinaigrette

Smoked Chicken Salad
orzo pasta, corn, toasted pine nuts and fresh basil

Limestone and Endive Salad
oven-dried tomatoes, apples and Point Reyes blue cheese

California Caesar Salad

Orecchiette Pasta Salad
feta cheese, kalamata olives and basil

PLATTERS
Please Select One

Market Fresh Garden Crudités
baked olives, miso vinaigrette and roasted garlic dipping sauce

Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes
dusted with lemon pepper, fresh herbs, with basil oil

Baked Brie en Croûte
triple cream cheese stuffed with a fig and onion marmalade, wrapped in puff pastry and baked until golden brown

SIDE DISHES
Please Select Two

Organic Yukon Potatoes
rosemary roasted potatoes with red onions and herbs

Whipped Potatoes
sweet roasted garlic and herbs

White and Wild Rice
pilaf with carrots and peas

**Seasonal Beans
salsa verde

Medley of Local Seasonal Vegetables
fennel tomato broth

Rigatoni Pasta
roasted cauliflower and parsley pesto

Fusilli Pasta
feta cheese, olives, golden raisins and capers

Cinnamon Cous Cous
sweet spiced vegetables

ENTRÉES
*Carving Fee $125.00 per carved item

Grilled Striped Bass
chipotle-tangerine vinaigrette with a black bean salsa

Pan Roasted Chicken Breast
ragout of cabbage, apples and onions

Braised Pork Chops
dried fruit, fresh ginger, cinnamon and toasted almonds

Wild Salmon Filet
fennel crusted with a roasted pepper and grapefruit vinaigrette

Sonoma Adobo Pork Roast
garnished with sliced radishes, cabbage, cilantro, tomatoes and tortilla chips

Grilled Leg of Lamb*
currant-bell pepper chutney

Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef*
Mustard-Bourbon Glazed Caggiano Ham*

Asian Poached Chicken
tender pieces of chicken simmered in soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and orange juice, infused with licorice flavored star anise, arranged over soba noodles

DESSERT
Please Select Two

Seasonal Fruit and Berry Crisp

English Berry and Brandy Trifle

Chocolate Apple Bread Pudding

Classic Cheesecake

**Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Choice of One Entrée - $40.00 per person
Choice of Two Entrées - $55.00 per person
Choice of Three Entrées - $70.00 per person


Prices do not include 20% service charge and 7.75% sales tax. Menus are seasonal and subject to change **Items that are not available for off site catering