THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY

1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 USA
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Culinary Arts



Heighten your celebration with legendary catering from The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Our culinary teams specialize in creating masterful presentations that captivate guests’ palates and imaginations.


Wedding cakes are available through preferred vendors and are not included in the minimum food and beverage requirements.

Sample Dinner Menu*

Cocktail Reception

Cold, Butler-Passed Hors d’oeuvres – Miniature Fork Presentation

  • Tomato Bruschetta, Balsamic Syrup
  • Brie Cheese, Grapes and Candied Walnuts
  • Black Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Cream

Hot, Butler-Passed Hors d’oeuvres –

  • Chicken and Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Beignet
  • Wild Mushroom Cream Soup
  • Lobster and Cheddar Potato Skins
  • Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Foam

Beverage Service

3-Hour Premium Brand Cocktails Package - Priced per person

  • Scotch - Johnny Walker Black Label
  • Bourbon- Jim Beam
  • Gin - Bombay Sapphire
  • Vodka - Ketel One
  • Blended Whiskey - Crown Royal
  • Rum - Mount Gay
  • Tequila - Sauza Conmemorativo
  • Cognac - Hennessey Privilege VSOP

Domestic & Imported Beers

House Wine

Soft Drinks

Mineral Waters

Fruit Juices

Dinner Reception

Salad: Daylight Farms Roasted Gold and Red Beets with Baby Greens, Orange Honey Vinaigrette

Plated Duet Dinner Entrée: Beef Filet, Black Peppercorn Mustard Sauce & Herb Crusted Sea Bass with Basquaise Tomato Jus

Dessert: Mocha Mousse Dome, Coffee-Bourbon Ice Cream

Selection of Rustic Rolls, Olive County Bread and The Ritz-Carlton’s Finest Blend of Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Selection of Imported Tea and Iced Tea

Dinner Wine Selections Based on Bottle Preference

* Selections are subject to seasonality and change

Sample Lunch Menu*

Cocktail Reception

Cold, Butler-Passed Hors d’oeuvres – Miniature Fork Presentation

  • Brie Cheese, Grapes and Candied Walnuts
  • Smoked Salmon and Spinach Lavosh

Hot, Butler-Passed Hors d’oeuvres

  • Chicken and Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Beignet
  • Miniature Beef Wellington

Champagne Toast – One Glass per Guest

Mumm Cuvee Napa, Chef de Caves, Brut

Plated Luncheon

Salad: Local Greens, Spiced Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Luncheon Entrée: Beef Tenderloin, Haricot Vert, Garlic Potato Puree and Mushroom Jus

Chef’s Vegetarian Creation

Dessert: Creamy Coffee Mousse Dome, Bitter Chocolate Sauce

Selection of Rustic Rolls, Olive County Bread and The Ritz-Carlton’s Finest Blend of Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Selection of Imported Tea and Iced Tea

Luncheon Wine Pairing and Beverages based on Bottle/Beverage Selection

* Selections are subject to seasonality and change

Sample Reception Menu/Selection*

RECEPTION HORS d’OEUVRES

COLD HORS d‘OEUVRES

FORKS
(Butler Passed)

  • Smoked Salmon and Spinach Lavosh
  • Tuna Tataki, Wasabi Cream
  • Date, Blue Cheese and Duck Prosciutto
  • Lobster, Mango and Arugula Chili Mayo
  • Brie Cheese, Grapes and Candied Walnuts
  • Spicy Potato, Chorizo and Artichokes, Romesco Sauce
  • Baby Tomatoes, Nicoise Olives, Fresh Basil and Mozzarella
  • Black Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Cream

SPOONS
(Butler Passed)

  • Tuna Tartar, Wasabi Cream, Crisp Wonton
  • Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche
  • Salmon Rillette and Salmon Caviar

CROSTINI
(Butler Passed or Displayed)

  • Creamy Truffle Chicken Salad
  • Sonoma Duck Foie Gras with Date Puree
  • Tomato Bruschetta, Balsamic Syrup
  • Fava Bean Puree & Shaved Parmesan
  • Fresh Goat Cheese, Honey and Herbs
  • Black Pepper Ricotta with Prosciutto

SOUP SHOTS
(Butler Passed or Displayed)

  • Roasted Tomato with Basil Oil
  • Cauliflower with Truffle Cream
  • Zucchini with Lemon

HOT HORS d’OEUVRES

VEGETARIAN
(Butler Passed or Displayed)

  • Corn and Scallion Fritters, Chipotle Remoulade
  • Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Kalamata Olive Tart
  • Crispy Wild Mushroom Tart
  • Brie En Croute
  • Caponata
  • Spanakopita
  • Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan and Phyllo Crust

MEAT
(Butler Passed or Displayed)

  • Thai Chicken Kabob with Peanut Sauce
  • Chicken and Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Beignet
  • Chicken Dijon in Puff Pastry
  • Miniature Beef Wellington
  • Thai Lamb Kabob with Dill Yogurt
  • Andouille Sausage En Croute

SEAFOOD
(Butler Passed or Displayed)

  • Lobster and Cheddar Potato Skins
  • Cod Brandade Fritters with Onion Soubise
  • Shrimp Empanada
  • Dungeness Crab Croquettes, Sauce Tartar

SOUP SHOTS
(Butler Passed or Displayed)

  • Lobster Bisque with Orange Cardamon Cream
  • Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Foam
  • Wild Mushroom Cream

* Selections are subject to seasonality and change


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