THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA

1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34236 U.S.A.
Phone:  +1 (941) 309-2000   •  Map & Directions
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Culinary Arts



Energize your meetings with legendary catering from The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Attendees will stay refreshed and satisfied from start to finish.

Coffee Break


A variety of specialty-themed breaks are avaiable to re-energize and entertain.

SPECIALTY THEME BREAKS
Self-Serve Buffet Stations

THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA SPA
Smoothie Station
A Blend of Fresh Fruits, Yogurt, Honey and Ice
Mini Assorted Fruit Salad in a Martini Glass
To Include: Cantaloupe Melon and Mint, Honeydew Melon and Basil,
Watermelon and Molasses, Pineapple and Coconut, and Orange and Raspberry
Assorted Granola Bars, Luna Bars, and Power Bars.
Fuze Flavored Energy Waters
Selection of Ritz-Carlton Mineral Waters (Sparkling and Still)
Add a Licensed Massage Therapist Giving 5-minute “Pick-Me-Up” Massages

FRESH FROM THE GROVES
Indian River Orange, Lemon and Key Lime Frosted Miniature Orange Tart with “Cointreau Chiboust”
Miniature Lemon Meringue Tart
Oranges and Grapefruit Salad in a Martini Glass
Chocolate and Blood Orange Mousse Cake
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice and Lemonade

PLANT CITY HARVEST
Basket of Fresh Strawberries with Whipped Cream and Brown Sugar
‘Make your own’ Baby Strawberry Shortcake
Pound Cake, Crème Fraiche, Marinated Fresh Strawberries
Strawberry “Macaroon” and “Pâte de Fruit”
Strawberry Ice Tea and Strawberry Lemonade

“Say Cheese”
Imported and Domestic Cheese Display
Grapes, Dried Fruit and Nuts
Assorted European Breads and Crackers
Freshly-baked Cheese Soufflés
Uniformed Chef preparing and presenting Grilled Cheese Sandwiches including:
Buffalo Mozzarella with Truffle Oil on Rye
Vermont Smoked Cheddar, Ham and Granny Smith Apple on Sourdough

Reception

Selections can be Butler Passed or Displayed on a Buffet Station

COLD CANAPES
Mango and Crab Stack on Brioche Toast
Serrano Ham, Goat Cheese and Duck Foie Gras “Lollipop”
Macadamia Nut Crusted Key West Prawns, Paradise Dip
Ahi Tuna Tartare in a Chinese Spoon
Smoked Salmon in a Dill Cream Roll
Quail Egg and Paddlefish Caviar “Vol au Vent”
Cherry Tomato, Chorizo Sausage, and Manchego Cheese
Vegetable and Parmesan Mille Feuille, Sun Dried Tapenade
Hudson Valley Duck Foie Gras and Fig Puree on Brioche Toast
Jerk Seasoned Chicken Salad with Papaya Salsa on Fried Plantain
Beef Carpaccio and Walnut Basil and Pesto on Brioche
Pastrami Style Salmon, Cucumber Salsa, on a Buckwheat Blini
Fresh Tomato, Basil and Olive Tapenade Bruschetta
Lobster Medallion on Corn Potato Pancake with Lemon Cream
Vegetarian California Roll with Wasabi and Pickled Ginger
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Wrap with, Wild Mushroom Cream
Californian Asparagus Torsade, Tomato Coulis
Smoked Clam Ceviche in a Tomato Basil Tartlet
Duck Rillette and Prosciutto on Olive Toast
Rice Paper Lobster Roll with Cucumber and Mango Dipping Sauce

HOT HORS D'OEUVRES
Sun-dried Tomato Spanakopita
Imported Prosciutto Wrapped Diver Scallops
Panang Shrimp, Thai Coconut
Mini Beef Wellington with Truffle Jus
Chicken Tandoori, Raita Sauce
Malaysian Beef Satay, Red Curry
Kalamata Olive and Artichoke Tart
Miniature Quiche Lorraine
Chorizo Sausage and Black Bean Spring Roll
Vegetable Samosa, Indian Mint Chutney
Baby Coconut Lobster Brochette with Coconut Curry Cream
Peking Duck and Green Onion on Moo Shu Crêpes with Plum Sauce
Beef Tenderloin and Pepper Brochette with Béarnaise Sauce
Grilled Baby Lamb Chops with Rosemary Lamb Jus
Chicken Sate with Indonesian Peanut Sauce
US Virgin Island Conch Fritters with Scotch Bonnet Rémoulade
Jonah Crab and Corn Cake with Cajun Tartar Sauce
Baked Brie Cheese and Raspberry
Wild Mushroom Tartlet
Miso Sake Marinated Sea Bass, Asian Caramel Dip

RECEPTION STATIONS
Imported and Domestic Cheese
Florida Farm Baby Vegetable Crudites
Homestead Grown Tropical Fruit
Bruschetta Station
Antipasto Station
Vegetable Greek Style Station
Prosciutto Ham Carving Station
Cured, Smoked and Seasoned Meats
Caviar Station
Seafood Station
Florida Stone Crab Claw (November to March only)
Sushi Yatai
Cured and Smoked Seafood
Ceviche Station
Spanish Tapas Station (Cold)

DESSERT STATIONS
Bananas Foster
Cherries Jubilee
Volcano Chocolate Cake
Crêpes Suzette
Poire Belle Helene
Three Chocolate Fountains

This is just a sampling of our offerings. Please contact a Ritz-Carlton sales representative for additional information.

Dinner

A variety of banquet menus are available for dinner including:

  • Buffet Carving Stations
  • Buffet Action Stations
  • Plated Dinner Apps
  • Plated Dinner Soups & Salads
  • Plated Dinner Entree
  • Plated Combination Dinner Entree
  • Plated Vegetarian Dinner Entrees
  • Plated Dinner Desserts
  • Buffet Dinner

Awards Gala Dinner Menu

First Course - PRE-SET
Lavender Infused Goat Cheese Stuffed Florida Tomato on the
Vine with Heart of Romaine and a Parmesan Fan Crisp

Second Course
Butter Poached Lobster, Gnocchi and Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
with Green Pea Coulis and Oven Dried Tomato

Entree
Marinated Filet of Beef served with Port Morrels Mushroom
Sauce, Roasted Grapes, Horseradish Cream, Fricasse of Pearl
Onion Lardon, Potato and Thyme Fuille de Brique

Vegetarian Option
The Ultimate Garden Tower, Layer of Risotto Cake, Tofu,
Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Bell Peppers and Piquillo Sauce
French Seeded Bread Roll, Lavash and Bread Stick

Dessert
Fresh Raspberry Napoleon with Lightly Sweetened Marscarpone
Cream, Chocolate Fan and Fruit Consommé Syrup (extra berries
around the plate)


Vegetarian Meals and Grilled Chicken Breast available for alternative meals.

This is just a sampling of our offerings. Please contact a Ritz-Carlton sales representative for additional information.

Lunch

A variety of banquet menus are available for lunch including:

  • Brunch
  • Boxed Lunch Selection (“To Go” lunches are presented in a Ritz-Carlton Blue insulated bag designed to provide convenience and effortless travel to any destination.)
  • Plated Lunch
  • Lunch Buffet

Plated Lunch Selections
All Menus Include Rolls With Butter and Freshly Brewed Colombian Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and The Ritz-Carlton Selection of Imported Teas
Please note that a minimum of (3) Courses must be ordered

Soups
Key West Reef Fish Soup with Saffron Aïoli
Organic Carrot and Ginger Bisque
Mediterranean Minestrone with Pistou
Yuca Root Soup, Parsley Garlic Mojo
Bahamian Seafood and Conch Chowder
West Indian Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkinseed Oil
White Corn, Avocado and Tortilla Soup with Cilantro Foam
Mini Cheese Ravioli and Chicken Consommé
Strawberry Gazpacho, Dill Mascarpone, Anise Star Tuile
Chilled Tomato Bisque, Jonah Crab Meat, Basil Foam

Salads
The Ritz-Carlton Caesar Salad with Garlic Foccacia Croutons and Parmesan Crisp
Florida Baby Greens with Endives, Shaved Crudité, and Grape Tomatoes, served with Banyuls Vinaigrete

Sarasota County Heirloom Tomatoes Salad

Buffalo Mozzarella Pearl and Micro Herb
Served with Basil Oil and aged Balsamic Syrup

Loxahachee Farm Goat Cheese, Marinated with Honey and Thyme
Crispy Brick Leaves, Frisée Lettuce, Sherry Lavender Vinaigrette

Boston Bibb Lettuce, Maytag Blue Cheese, Toasted Hazelnut, Fried Tobacco Onion,
Red Tear Drop Tomatoes, Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Mesclun Lettuces, Navel Orange Segment, Roasted Hearts of Palm, Florida Avocado Mousse served with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Provençal Vegetable Terrine, Baby Arugula, Roasted Tomato Coulis and Black Truffle Vinaigrette

Hot Entrees
Roasted Key West Shrimp, Acini di Pepe and Roasted Tomatoes Risotto “Style”, Baby Arugula, Lobster Tarragon Cream

Smoked Chicken and Fennel Ravioli, Ratatouille, Kalamata Olive Coulis
Penne Pasta, Chorizo Sausage, Sweet Onions, Grilled Radicchio, Cilantro Lime Mojo

Tanglewood Farm Chicken Breast “Coq au Vin” Style with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Cipollini Onions, Mushroom
and Pancetta Jus
Tanglewood Farm Chicken Breast, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Heirloom Carrots, Chayote Squash, Key Lime Glazed

Tanglewood Farm Chicken Breast Slowly Poached, Leek and Onion Risotto, Black Truffles Cream

Tanglewood Farm Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast with Mascarpone Soft Polenta, Braised Spinach and Sherry Vinegar Jus

Grilled 6 oz Beef Tenderloin, Vegetable Tian and Pommes Boulangeres, Balsamic Jus

Cilantro Garlic Marinated Flat Iron Steak, Boniato Mashed, Fried Tobacco Onions

Slow Braised Veal “Osso Bucco” Black Pepper Parpadelle, Orange and Basil Jus

Grilled Organic Farm Raised Salmon Filet, Horseradish Grits, Braised Greens, Tomato Fondue

Seared Black Grouper with Pipérade, Fried Potatoes and Creole Sauce

Roasted Mutton Snapper with Tangerine-Serrano Mojo and Yuka Mashed

Diver Scallops and Key West Shrimp “Mixed Grill”, Dried Fruit Couscous, Lavender Mint Honey Salsa

Chilled Entrees
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Caesar Salad with Garlic Focaccia Croutons, Reggiano Parmesan Cheese
Served with Grilled Tanglewood Farm Chicken Breast
Served with Grilled Key West Pink Shrimp

Traditional “Cobb Salad”
All Natural Turkey Breast, Avocado, Tomato, Cucumber, Cheddar Cheese, Eggs, Smoked Bacon, Crumbled Maytag Blue Cheese and Chive Ranch Dressing

Grilled Ahi Tuna Niçoise Salad with Haricot Vert, Tomatoes, Olives, New Potatoes and Anchovy served with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Warm Organic Farm Raised Salmon, Florida Greens Bouquet, White and Green Asparagus, Grilled Fingerling Potatoes Served with Orange Dill Cream

Marinated Skirt Steak, Romaine Lettuce, Grilled Red Onion, Spicy Pecans, Grape Tomaotes, Aged Balsamic Syrup, Maytag Blue Cheese Dressing

Half Maine Lobster, Anise Star Infused Heart of Palm Mousse, “Ugly Ripe” Tomatoes, Bibb Lettuce, Mango Dijon Cream

Desserts
Key Lime Pie with Strawberry “Confiture,”
Served with a Coconut Macaroon

Ivory Chocolate Cheesecake with Stir Fried Cherries
Espresso Crème Brûlée, Orange Financier

Amaretto Tiramisu in a Chocolate Coffee Cup,
Pistachio Biscotti

Moist Chocolate Cake with Roasted Pineapple
and Old Rum Sabayon

Georgia Peach Cobbler,
Sour Cream Sorbet

Jamaican Banana Cream Pie with Pina Colada Coulis
and Malibu Meringue

Seasonal Fruit Tart, Cointreau Sabayon, Mint Ice Cream
Selection of Homemade Fruit Sorbet
with Seasonal Fruits in Coconut Tuile

This is just a sampling of our offerings, please contact a Ritz-Carlton sales representative for additional information.

Breakfast

A variety of banquet menus are available for breakfast including:

  • Continental Breakfast Buffets
  • Plated Breakfast Selections
  • Breakfast Buffets
  • Additional Breakfast Buffet Enhancements

 

Sample Menus

 Continental Breakfast Buffets
Self-Serve Buffet Stations – Full Seating and Tableside Service Available

The Sarasota Continental
Selection of Freshly Squeezed Orange and Grapefruit Juices
Seasonal Berries and Sliced Tropical Fruits
Fresh Breakfast Bakeries to Include:
Assorted Muffins, Fresh Fruit Danish and Butter Croissants
Served with Butter and Fruit Preserves
Selection of New York Style Bagels
With Whipped Regular, Smoked Salmon- and Berry-Flavored Cream Cheese

The Olympic Continental
Selection of Freshly Squeezed Orange and Grapefruit Juices
Seasonal Berries and Sliced Tropical Fruits
Fresh Breakfast Bakeries to Include:
Assorted Bran Muffins, Carrot Bread and Zucchini Nut Bread
Served with Butter and Fruit Preserves
Homemade Granola and Assorted Cereals with Dried Fruit, Nuts and Whole Bananas
Served with Whole, 2% and Skim Milk
Traditional Oatmeal
Accompanied with Brown Sugar and Raisins
Individual Fruit Yogurts

The Latin Continental
Papaya, Mango, and Guava Juices
Tropical Fruit and Berry Display
Cream Cheese and Fruit Turnover
Bunuelos, Barbadjian Coconut Sweet Bread
Chicken and Beef Empanadas
Chorizo Con Papas Y Cebolla

The European Continental
Freshly Squeezed Orange and Grapefruit Juices
Seasonal Berries and Sliced Tropical Fruits
Charcuterie
Black Forest Ham, Cured Dry Sausages, Imported Cheese Board, Sliced French Breads Display
Smoked Salmon Board
Served Sliced Red Onion, Tomatoes and Capers with Cream Cheese and Assorted Bagels
Swiss Bircher Muesli with Dried Fruits and Nuts
Fresh Homemade Breakfast Bread and Bakeries to Include:
Apple Strudel and assortment of Brioches

 

Breakfast Buffets
All Menus Include Freshly Brewed Colombian Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and
The Ritz-Carlton Selection of Imported Teas with Whole, 2%, and Skim Milk

The Siesta Key
Please select two of the following Juices:
Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry, Apple, Pineapple
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Indian River Orange and Grapefruit Cocktails & Tropical Fruit Cocktails
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Fresh Homemade Fruit Breads and Sticky Cinnamon Buns
Served with Butter and Fruit Preserves
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Poached Egg on Stone Crab Cake with Key Lime Hollandaise
Papas Con Chorizo
Spiced Apple-Chicken Sausage
Rich Egg Brioche French Toast with Caramelized Apples
Served with Whipped Cream and Chopped Pecans
Orange Ricotta Cheese Blintzes
With Warm Orange Compote

The Longboat Key Deluxe
Selection of Freshly Squeezed Orange and Grapefruit Juices
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Seasonal Berries and Sliced Tropical Fruits
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Homemade Miniature Breakfast Pastries
Served with Butter and Fruit Preserves
Selection of New York Style Bagels
Served with butter, whipped, regular, chives, berry, and vegetable cream cheese
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Smoked Salmon with Sliced Bermuda Onion, Sliced Tomatoes and Capers
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Selection of Domestic and Imported Cheeses
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Potato and Onion Gallette with Thyme
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Apple-Chicken Sausage and Hickory Smoked Bacon
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Belgian Waffle and Buttermilk Pancakes
Served with Fresh Whipped Cream, Sweet Butter, Macerated Fruits and Berries,
Chipped Fresh Chocolate and Warm Pure Maple Syrup
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"Deluxe Omelette Station”
Uniformed Chef to Prepare:
Served with Goat Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Gruyère, Sharp Cheddar, Shrimp,
Red Onions, Roma Tomatoes, Wild Mushrooms, Bell Peppers,
Hickory Smoked Bacon and Grilled Ham
Eggbeaters, Egg Whites

 

Breakfast Buffet Enhancements
Banana Bread French Toast with Toasted Walnut Chutney
Eggs Benedict on a Chorizo-Potato Cake, Sauce Choron
Cumin and Cilantro Breakfast Egg Burritos
French Crepe Station
Fruit Beignets Station


This is just a sampling of our menus. Please contact a Ritz-Carlton sales representative for additional information.