THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 USA
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Culinary Arts



Heighten your celebration with legendary catering from The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Our culinary team specializes in creating masterful presentations that captivate guests’ palates and imaginations.


Chef's Recommendations
San Onofre Sunrise - Red Velvet Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Dreams - Vanilla Cake, Strawberry Jam, Whipped Cream, Fresh Strawberries

Pucker Up - Lemon Cake, Vanilla Mousse, Lemon Curd, Fresh Raspberries

PB&J - Vanilla Cake, Raspberry Jam, Peanut Butter Mousse, Fresh Raspberry

Coconut Delight - Coconut Cake, Coconut Cream Cheese Filling, Vanilla Cream

Going Nits - Almond Cake, Chocolate Waffle Crunch, Nutella Mousse, Frangelico Syrup

Triple Chocolate - Vanilla and Chocolate Cakes, White, Milk and Dark Chocolate Mousses

Black and White - Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake, Vanilla Cheese Cake, Chocolate Cream, Vanilla Mousse, Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Lover’s - Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake, Chocolate Caramel Cream, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Jam, Fresh Raspberries

Pineapple Carrot Cake - Carrot Cake, Diced Pineapple, Malibu Syrup, Cream Cheese Frosting

Cupcakes – Available in Assorted Flavor Combinations


We encourage a private consultation with our Executive Pastry Chef to help you customize the perfect cake for your special day
Some of our Chef’s Favorites

Appetizer

Citrus Marinated Shrimp Cocktail, Horseradish Tomato Sauce, Lemon Vinaigrette

Or

Lobster and Oyster Mushroom Stuffed Crepe, Blistered Bell Pepper, Smoked Pimenton Sauce



Salad

Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio, Local Field Green Salad, Shallot and Herb Vinaigrette

Or

Baby Arugula, Caramelized Pear and Candied Walnut Salad, Maytag Blue Cheese Crumbs, Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette



Intermezzo

Peach Bellini

Or

Coconut Lime



Entrée

Ritz-Carlton Dry Rub Filet Mignon, Napa Cabbage Whipped Potatoes, Fresh Thyme and Central Valley Merlot Wine Sauce

Or

Grilled Beef Tenderloin, White Truffle Demi-Glaze, and Roasted Lobster Tail, Drawn Butter, Crushed Herbed New Potatoes



Sweet Table

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate - Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake with Dark Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Pot de Crème with Salted Caramel Glaze, Chocolate Flourless Cake, Chocolate “Fleur de Sel” Cookies, Chocolate Candied Nut Tarts, Assorted Chocolate Truffles

Some of our Chef’s Favorites

Appetizer

Chilled Poached Tuna, Cannellini Bean, White Truffle Composition

Or

Jumbo Lump Crabmeat and Avocado Cocktail, Petit Herb Salad, Basil Oil Broken Balsamic Vinaigrette



Salad

California Tomato Sampler, Petit Herb Mesclun Greens, Smoked Paprika-Manchego Cheese Dressing

Or

Wild Arugula, Crispy Goat Cheese, Herb-Shallot Vinaigrette, Truffle Honey



Entrée

Garlic-Basil Roasted Pacific Sea Bass, Artichoke Barigoule

Or

Herb Roasted Free-Range Chicken, Crispy Prosciutto Prawns, Tomato, Garlic, and Roasted Red Pepper Salsa



Dessert

Trio of House-Made Tropical Fruit Sorbets, Tropical Fruit Salad

Or

Champagne Sabayon, Grand Marnier Marinated Berries, Almond Shortbread

Some of our Chef’s Favorites

Selection of Cold Butler Passed Hors D’Oeuvre

Baby Beet Salad Spoons, Blue Cheese Crumbs, Toasted Pecans

Parma Prosciutto and Melon Lollipop

Blackened Tuna and Wasabi Spoon



Selection of Hot Butler Passed Hors D’Oeuvre

Crispy Rice Buffalo Chicken Croquette

Free-Range Chicken Satay, Peanut Sauce

Coconut Crusted Shrimp, Piña Colada Sauce



Display/Action Stations

Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura Station – tempura Shrimp, Seasonal Vegetables, Ponzu Sauce, Cucumber Salad

Or

Risotto Station – Forest Mushroom and Goat Cheese, Saffron and Parmesan Cheese, Bay Shrimp and Roasted Tomato, Asparagus Tips and White Truffle

Or

Hand Crafted Sushi – Spicy Tuna, Salmon, California, Salmon Skin, Eel, Shrimp Tempura Rolls, Pickled Ginger, Wasabi, Soy Sauce



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