THE RITZ-CARLTON, CHARLOTTE

201 East Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 USA
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The Ritz-Carlton Weddings Menu Package





WEDDING MENU PACKAGE


BEVERAGE AND HORS D’OEUVRES

FOUR HOUR DELUXE BAR PACKAGE

The following to be available for four hours of service
Bartender Fees Waived


Deluxe Brand Cocktails
Beefeater Gin, Skyy Vodka, Canadian Club Whiskey, Jim Beam Bourbon,
Bacardi Superior Rum, Dewar’s Scotch, Suaza Gold Tequila
Domestic and Imported Beer
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte’s selection of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
Fruit Juices, Soft Drinks, Natura Still and Sparkling Water
Wine Service with Dinner
Based upon one (1) hour of service
Champagne Toast
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte’s selection of Sparkling Wine

CANAPÉS AND HORS D’OEUVRES
To be butler-passed; please select three (3) of the following, based upon one piece of each per person

CANAPÉS
Smoked North Carolina Trout, Olive Oil,
and Preserved Lemon Pancake
Spicy Sesame Tuna Taco, Avocado
Mini Lobster Club, Tarragon Aioli
Seared Duck Breast, Cornbread, Cranberry Compote
Marinated Mozzarella, Grape Tomato, Crostini
Jumbo Asparagus with Prosciutto
Smoked Salmon, Dill Bilini, Caviar
Chilled Crab Salad, Roasted Tomato Coulis
Main Lobster Profiterole, Lemon Glaze
Tiny Truffle Chicken Salad on Brioche
Vegetable California Roll,
Ginger and Wasabi Aioli
Yellow Tomato Gazpacho Shooter,
Cilantro Crème Fraiche
Roasted Pepper Hummus,
Pita Chip

HORS D’OEUVRES
Beef Satay, Thai Peanut-Scallion Sauce
Chicken Tandoori, Cucumber Raita
Miniature Chicken Quesadilla,
Chipotle Salsa
Duck Confit Spring Roll, Hoisin Chili Sauce
Ricotta and Spinach Tartlet, Tomato Basil Jam
Miniature Beef Slider,
Bacon Jam and Aged Cheddar
Miniature Crab Cake, Remoulade
Braised Beef Short Ribs Baked en Croute,
Horseradish Sauce
Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chop,
Apple Chutney
Brie and Raspberry in Crispy Phyllo Dough
Vegetable Spring Roll, Soy Chili Sauce


PLATED DINNER
All plated dinners include a first course served with freshly-baked rolls and sweet cream butter

FIRST COURSE
Please select one first course:
Sweet Corn Chowder, Crab Beignet, Basil Essence
Bouquet of Greens, Roasted Baby Apples, Fennel Dusted Goat Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette
Vine-Ripe Tomato, Marinated Mozzarella, Baby Greens, Parmesan Crisp, Balsamic Dressing
Baby Greens, Port Poached Pear, Smokey Blue Cheese, Spiced Pecans, Cranberry Vinaigrette

ENTRÉE
Pancetta-Stuffed Chicken Breast, Pesto Jus
Roasted Ashley Farms Chicken Breast, Sage Jus
Braised Beef Short Rib, Natural Jus
Vidalia Onion-Smoked Becon Crusted Filet of Beef, Peppercorn Sauce
Atlantic Salmon, Horseradish Crust, Citrus Beurre Blanc
Herb Crusted Niman Ranch Lamb, Black Olive Jus
Duet of Petite Filet of Beef and Sautéed Shrimp Provencal
Duet of Petite Filet of Beef and Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Lobster Cream
Pre-selected Choice of Three Entrees

It is our pleasure to offer your guests a pre-selected choice of up to three entrées. An exact count of each entrée is required to the kitchen (7) seven days in advance. At this time, we ask that you also provide a typed list with each guest’s name, entrée selection and table number to ensure accurate service. Personalized place cards stating guest’s name and entrée selection are required on the day of the event.

ACCOMPANIMENTS
All entrees are paired with your selection of vegetable and starch;
please select one of each to be paired with all entrée selections

Parmesan Polenta
Corn Flan
Smoked Cheddar Potato Cake
Wild Mushroom Ragout
Celery Root Puree
Haricot Verts & Baby Carrot
Dauphinoise Potatoes
Jumbo Asparagus & Baby Carrot
Lemon Herb Risotto

WEDDING CAKE
Custom-Designed Bar Cocoa Wedding Cake

Freshly-Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and
The Ritz-Carlton Tea Selection


HEAVY RECEPTION
One chef per 100 guests per station/
Uniformed Chef Attendants Available at $175 each


FARMER’S MARKET SALAD STATION
Hand-tossed to order by a uniformed chef attendant

Caesar
Romaine, Herb Focaccia Croutons, Parmigiano Reggiano
Black Pepper-Parmesan Dressing
Organic Baby Greens
Sunflower Seeds, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Spiced Pecans, Croutons, Blue Cheese Crumbles
Red Wine Vinaigrette, Malt Vinaigrette, Buttermilk Ranch
Tossed with Grilled Ashley Farms Organic Chicken

PASTA STATION
Sautéed to Order by a Uniformed Chef Attendant
Please select three of the following

Whole Wheat Penne with Marinara
Cheese Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce
Angel Hair with Local Tomatoes, Garlic and Fresh Basil
Orecchiette with Lemon, Artichokes, Olives and Capers
Pappardelle with Smoked Bacon Cream
Served with Shaved Parmesan, Red Pepper Flakes, Fresh Herbs and Garlic Bread

SURF AND TURF STATION
Plated to Order by a Uniformed Chef Attendant
Please select three of the following

Pan-Seared Maryland Crab Cake, Remoulade, Four Tomato Relish
Seared Petite Filet of Beef, Truffle Whipped Potatoes, Bacon Jus
Braised Beef Short Rib, Celery Root Puree, Ratatouille, Natural Jus
Sautéed Shrimp Provencal, Petite Herb Salad

Served with Freshly Baked Bread and Sweet Cream Butter

WEDDING CAKE
Custom-Designed Bar Cocoa Wedding Cake
Freshly-Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and The Ritz-Carlton Tea Selection


MENU ENHANCEMENTS

BAR COCOA DESSERT DISPLAY
A selection of artistic, freshly created delights from the acclaimed Bar Cocoa Pastry Chefs
Selection of Individual Desserts to Include:
Tiramisu, Peanut Chocolate Tart, Beignets
Red Velvet, Carrot and Chocolate Cupcakes
French Macarons and signature “Bar Cocoa”

LATE NIGHT SNACKS
To be butler-passed
S’more Cones
Warm Cookies and Milk
Mini Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup Shooter
Fish n’ Chips in Paper Cone
Jerk Chicken Mini Tacos
Cilantro Sour Cream
Beef Slider with Bacon Jam and Cheddar
Southern Fried Chicken Slider

TATER TOT BAR
Build your own Tater Tot
Served with an assortment of toppings:
Jalapeño Cheese Sauce, Nacho Cheese Sauce,
Sautéed Onions, House Ketchup, Sour Cream, Scallions

BAR PACKAGE UPGRADES
Upgrade to four-hour Premium Brand Bar $9 per person
Additional hour of Deluxe Brand Bar $12 per person
Additional hour of Premium Brand Bar $14 per person
Signature Drink Pricing varies
Custom designed by Ritz-Carlton mixologist


BAR COCOA WEDDING CAKE

We are pleased to announce wedding cakes by Bar Cocoa. The Bar Cocoa Pastry Team specializes in creating beautiful, unique wedding and celebration cakes for all occasions, with each cake designed to suit your own personality and style, and made with outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail. When it comes to choosing your personal cake design, the possibilities are endless. Wedding cakes can be created in any color combination and any variety of shapes, and can be decorated with delicately handcrafted sugar flowers, intricate piping, pretty patterns, hand painting and so much more.
An additional charge may apply based on specific design.

Whether you choose to incorporate the lace featured on your wedding dress, a personal color theme, or even the flowers in your bridal bouquet, we promise to create a memorable cake that exceeds your expectations. Our inspirational wedding cakes have been featured in Charlotte magazine.

SIGNATURE CAKES

Taste of the Tropics
Rum-Soaked Yellow Cake, Rum-Roasted Pineapple
Coconut Mousseline Cream

Devil’s Food Cake
Rich Devil’s Food Cake, House-Made Raspberry Jam
White Chocolate Buttercream

Red Velvet
Traditional Red Velvet Cake
Cream Cheese Filling

Double Chocolate Cake
Devil’s Food Cake, Chocolate Mousse Filling
White Chocolate Buttercream

The Ritz-Carlton Classic
White Sponge Cake, House-Made Raspberry Jam
Italian Buttercream

Almond Fudge
Rich Devil’s Food Cake, Almond Cake,
House Made Raspberry Jam Dark Chocolate Ganache

Humming Bird
Banana Pineapple Cake
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling
Toasted Pecans, Buttercream

Banana Pudding
Vanilla Cake
Banana Cream Filling with Wafer Cookies
Italian Buttercream


LEMON ZINGER

Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon Curd
Buttercream


CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER

Devil’s Food Cake
Peanut Butter Mousse
Buttercream


Chocolate Baileys Mousse
Baileys Soaked Chocolate Sponge Cake
Dark Chocolate Baileys Mousse
Buttercream