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WHO WE ARE

 

Food, Family, Friends.

Cooking and eating together is

an irreplaceable pillar of the italian way of life.

That’s why our mission is

to bring the joy, warmth and magic

of our “italian table” experience

to you and your beloved ones.

 

I'm Rita, an italian grandmother,

and I was born in a little town

outside Rome, Rocca di Papa,

a jewel sorrounded by a beautiful hilly 

countryside and small lakes.

Right there my passion for

the traditional italian cuisine was born.

 

Years later, my husband and I realized our "american dream",

but I never abandoned my origins

and I  jealously kept in my heart all my family recipes

that I'm proud to share with you and your loved ones

to let you discover the unique flavors of the italian cuisine

and the healthy benefits of the mediterranean diet.

 


MENU OPTIONS

 

THE FOLLOWING LIST IS PURELY INDICATIVE OF OUR MENU SELECTION.

CONTACT US FOR A PERSONALIZED MENU.

 

{STATIONS}

 

Selezione di Formaggi
{Italian and French Fine Cheeses paired with Mediterranean Hummus, Gourmet Spreads, Honey, Olives and Dried Fruit}

Selezione di Salumi e Formaggi
{Italian Fine Cheeses and Meats paired with Gourmet Spreads, Honey, Olives, Dried Fruit and Artisan Bread}

Tuscan Bruschetta Bar*
Served with a choice of 10 toppings:
Prosciutto di Parma| Smoked Salmon| Brie Cheese| Mozzarella| Goat Cheese| Burrata Cheese| Ricotta Cheese| Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese| Heirloom Tomatoes| Basil| Arugola| Caramelized Onions| Sauteed Zucchini| Roasted Eggplants| Sliced Pears| Figs| Slow Roasted Yellow Tomato Tapenade| Olives Spread| Artichokes Spread| Hummus| Pesto Genovese
*Paired with assorted Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegars.

Porchetta Carving Station
{Garlic and Rosemary stuffed Roasted Pork of Italian tradition}

Freshly Made Pasta Station(3 Choices)
{Assorted Lasagna Bites, Fusilli, Penne, Fettucine, Linguine, Ravioli Pasta paired with a choice of Pesto Sauce, Marinara, Beef Ragù, Fresh Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella}

Italian Pizza Station
(Rental Oven Provided For An Additional Fee, If Not On Site)

 

{APPETIZERS}

 

FROM THE EARTH

 

Funghi Ripieni
Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage, Spinach and Four Cheeses

Burrata and Prosciutto di Parma Crostini
With Truffle infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Arugola

Cranberry Brie Bites
Pastry Dough Cups Filled With Melted Brie Cheese And Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Filet Mignon Bites
with Balsamic Reduction and Micro-Greens

Spiedini di Manzo
Spicy Tri-tip Kebabs with Grilled Zucchini and Red Peppers

Short Rib on Polenta
Round Polenta Bites Topped With
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs and Chives

Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Chops

Pancetta e Asparagi
Bacon Wrapped Oven Baked Asparagus

Mini Burgers
(Vegetarian Option with Quinoa Burgers Available)

Meatballs Skewers
(Turkey or Beef or Veggie options available)

Involtini Di Pollo
Chicken Roulades filled with Prosciutto, Spinaches and Fontina Cheese

Fagottini di Bresaola
Sliced Cured Beef from Northern Italy Filled with Ricotta, Arugola, Walnuts

Parmigiana Di Melanzane
Eggplant Parmigiana Bites of Sicilian Tradition

Pizza Bufala e Pomodoro
{Organic Tomato, Mozzarella di Bufala, Basil}

Fichi Ripieni (In Season Only)
Baked Figs with Goat Cheese, Walnuts, Honey and Sage

Gazpacho
Andalusian Chilled Tomato Soup with Cucumbers, Onions, Red Bell Peppers and Croutons

Asian Chicken Salad in Won Ton Cups

Prosciutto Wrapped Pears with Blue Cheese

Grilled Polenta Rounds

topped with Burrata Cheese, Pesto and Sundried Tomatoes

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

Assortimento di Crostini
Yellow Tomato, Three-Olive and Artichokes Tapenade
Bruschettas

Cruditè On A Glass With Tzaziki Dip

 

FROM THE SEA

 

Cestino di Taco ai Gamberi
Mini Taco Bowl with Marinated Tequila Lime Shrimps, Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions and Cilantro

Paccheri all'Astice
Paccheri Pasta, Lobster, Cherry Tomatoes and Brandy

Involtini di Salmone
Smoked Salmon Roulades with Goat Cheese and Chives

Insalata di Polpo alla Catalana
Marinated Octopus Salad served with Potatoes, Orange Slices, Kalamata Olives, Celery

Shrimp Cheviche

Tartare di Tonno
Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Tartare on Won Ton Crisps

Grilled Shrimps with Garlic and Cilantro

Crab Cakes with Cream Fresh & Avocado Topping

 

{ENTRÈES}

Ravioli Filled With Pumpkins 
In A Butter And Sage Sauce

Homemade Potato Gnocchi
In A Four Cheese Sauce

Ricotta and Spinach Lasagna

Orecchiette Pasta
in a Broccoli and Parmigiano Creamy Sauce

Chilean Seabass in Chardonnay Wine Sauce
Topped with Fresh Tricolor Tomatoes

Poached Salmon with Fresh Herbs
in a Lemon Sauce

Chicken Breasts sautéed in a Piccata Sauce

Chicken Breasts with Sauteèd Mushrooms

Involtino di Pollo con Prosciutto e Mozzarella

Chicken Roulades

Filled With Parma Prosciutto And
Mozzarella Cheese

Filet Mignon in a Merlot Fusion Sauce

Tri-Tip in a Seven Spice Rub

 

{SIDES AND SALADS}

Tri-color Organic Sautèed Carrots

Italian Roasted Potatoes
with Rosemary and Garlic

Mashed Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables

Garden Salad
With Pears, Walnuts and Chèvre

Caesar Salad

Mixed Baby Greens
with Grilled Vegetables and Walnuts
Served with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Greek Salad
With Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Tomatoes, Onions and Cucumbers

Finocchi e Arance
Fennel, Arugola and Oranges

Moroccan Spiced Vegetable Couscous
With Kidney Beans, Tomatoes, Red Onions and Moroccan Spices

Quinoa Salad
With Strawberries, Mango, Avocado and Pinenuts

Insalata di Polpo e Patate
Octopus Salad with Potatoes, Taggiasca Olives
and Parsley

Caprese
Mozzarella Pearls, Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Basil Salad

 

{DESSERTS}

Trionfo di Frutta Fresca
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter

Assorted Desserts Bites
Tiramisù, Zuppa Inglese, Panna Cotta, Cheesecake

Assorted Italian Pastries

Traditional Sicilian Cannolis

Chocolate Mousse

Topped with Strawberries

Fresh Fruit Dipped in Chocolate

 



CONTACT US

We’d love to hear from you!

 

Please contact us using the form below  for any questions that you may have or to begin planning your next event.  A member of our team will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

 

We can also be reached at:

 Ph: 8182164848

 Email: info@ritasgourmetcatering.com

 

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