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Plated & Buffet Dinner

 

We have put together some sample menus to get you started, though we really love to custom-design each menu to fit exactly what you desire!  Ask about what the Culinary Team of Pepper Moon can create especially for you.

  • Your options below may be served as a PLATED or BUFFET MEAL, unless otherwise noted by an *. *Items not recommended for a plated dinner.
  • Each package includes your choice of one salad, one or two entrees, two sides, assorted rolls or yeast rolls with butter, and one or two desserts. Select one dessert for plated meals and two desserts for buffet meals.
    To omit dessert or one side, reduce your cost by $2 per guest.
  • Water, Iced Tea and Coffee are included.
  • Basic China/Silverware/Glassware is available at $.60 per piece. Upgraded China/Silverware is $.70 per piece. Clear Plasticware may be provided at $1.50 per guest. Heavy Black Plasticware may be provided for all events at no extra charge.
  • Charges for catering staff will be included on your contract and be based on guest count and type of meal service.
  • All prices subject to 18% service charge and 6.75% NC Sales Tax

Dinner Package One

 

Salads

Seasonal Artisan Greens Salad with either red apples, walnuts, shaved parmesan and apple cider vinaigrette OR with watermelon cubes, picked onion, feta and key lime vinaigrette

Caprese Salad – Baby Spinach with fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes and croutons with balsamic vinaigrette

Apple Harvest Salad – Artisan greens with thinly-sliced granny smith apples, dried apricots, bleu cheese crumbles, pistachio nuts in housemade roasted cinnamon honey vinaigrette

Wedge Salad – Iceberg Wedge with red onion rings, bleu cheese crumbles, chopped bacon and bleu cheese dressing

Any Salad Option from Dinner Packages Two and Three

 

Entrées

Statler Chicken Breast stuffed with rosemary, goat cheese and fig, topped with a light fig glaze

Vegetable-stuffed Statler Chicken Breast

Proscuitto Garlic Basil Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast with chardonnay cream sauce

Grilled Filet of Beef with cognac cream sauce or shitake butter (additional $8 per guest)

Beef tenderloin medallions in your choice of merlot pan sauce OR cognac cream

Braised Beef Short Rib with apple pie demi glaze (additional $3 per guest)

Chef-carved Prime Rib of Beef, 10 ounce portion (additional $1 per guest)

Pork Shanks topped with either our fresh mango salsa OR peppadew gastrique

Horseradish-crusted Salmon with mustard cream sauce (additional $1 per guest)

Grilled Salmon with lemon caper wine sauce (additional $1 per guest)

Green tea infused, pistachio crusted Mahi Mahi topped with an orange buerre blanc (additional $1 per guest)

Béchamel Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with chopped tomatoes, scallions, and diced lobster

Rustic Vegetarian Loaf with lentils, diced veggies, topped with roasted tomato and red pepper coulis

 

Accompaniments (Choose Two)

Creamy Risotto with wild mushrooms, baby spinach OR assorted vegetables

Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes

Gnocchi with gorgonzola cream

Potatoes au gratin

Grilled or Steamed Asparagus

Zucchini, Tomato, Mushroom Provencal

Any Accompaniment from Packages Two and Three

 

Desserts (Choose one for Plated Meal, Choose two for Buffet)

Chocolate Truffle Torte with brandied custard

Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake

Neapolitan Cheesecake

Dutch Apple Caramel Cheesecake

Strawberry Chiffon Cake

Petite Pie Trio – Apple Pie Circle, Kentucky Bourbon Star, and Harvest Fruit Half Moon with whipped cream

Triple Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

Any Dessert Option from Dinner Packages Two and Three

 

Single Entrée $24.95 per guest

Double Entrée $29.95 per guest

Dinner Package Two

 

Salads

Artisan greens with red grapes, feta, walnuts and our homemade Dijon vinaigrette

Baby Spinach with strawberries, Mandarin oranges, red onion rings, goat cheese, almonds and blood orange vinaigrette

Mixed Greens with balsamic artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, smoked gouda and croutons

Panzanella – chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, capers, fresh mozzarella, and onion marinated in balsamic vinaigrette and served over romaine with croutons

Any Salad Option from Dinner Package Three

 

Entrées

Bourbon Pecan-coated Chicken Breast with tequila apricot sauce

Chicken Spinoccoli – Chicken Breast stuffed with spinach, broccoli, tomato, mozzarella and feta on a bed of marinara

Chicken Aginapes* with marinated roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and mushrooms

Grilled Flank Steak with porcini mushroom sauce or pommery mustard

Grilled London Broil with fire roasted onion brandy sauce

Beef Tips with pearl onions and mushrooms

Ranch crusted pork loin rolled with wild mushrooms and roasted red peppers served with a pan sauce

Bowtie pasta served with asparagus and shrimp in a citrus cream sauce

Vegetable Stuffed Balsamic Glazed Portabella Mushroom or Zucchini boat

 

Accompaniments (Choose Two)

Carolina Wild Rice

Walnut lemon rice pilaf

Lemon Parsley Steamed Potatoes

Steamed Vegetable Medley

Sweet Peas, Mushrooms and Pearl Onions*

Steamed Broccoli

Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

Any Accompaniment from Dinner Package Three

 

Desserts (Choose one for Plated Meal, Choose two for Buffet)

Homestyle Chocolate Layer Cake

Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Layer Cake

Traditional Carrot Cake

Kentucky Bourbon Pie with whipped cream

Key Lime Pie with whipped cream

Traditional Cheesecake

Berry Cheesecake (Blueberry or Strawberry)

Any Dessert Option from Dinner Package Three.

 

Single Entrée $18.95 per guest

Double Entrée $21.95 per guest

Dinner Package Three

 

Salads

Tossed Garden – Green leaf lettuce with grape tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots, and croutons with buttermilk ranch and sundried tomato vinaigrette

Caesar – Romaine lettuce topped with home-style croutons and freshly-grated parmesan cheese; served with Caesar dressing

Greek – Romaine lettuce with pepperoncini, feta, kalamatas olives, croutons and Aegean dressing

 

Entrées

Oven-roasted Chicken* with your choice of herb-crusted, parmesan herb, rosemary mustard or BBQ

Grilled Chicken Breast with your choice of marinade: rosemary mustard, Italian, BBQ or mushroom marsala

Lightly-breaded Chicken Breast with pommery mustard sauce

Chicken Streudel – shredded grilled chicken breast pieces with mushrooms and scallions, folded into rich herbed cream cheese and baked in puff pastry (for plated meal, additional $2 per guest)

Pork Loin with your choice of flavor: Sage-rubbed with stone fruit bacon glaze, Herb-crusted with pommery mustard sauce, or Jack Daniels glazed

Top Round of Roast Beef, chef-carved

Penne Pasta* with beef, mushroom and asparagus served in sundried tomato cream sauce

Radiatore Pasta* with grape tomatoes and broccoli in a chardonnay cream sauce (may include strips of grilled chicken breast)

Zucchini Boat stuffed with chick peas and Mediterranean vegetables and herbs

 

Accompaniments (Choose Two)

Garden Vegetable Rice

Signature Smashed Potatoes

Pesto Smashed Potatoes

Fresh Green Beans

Fresh Green Beans with shoepeg corn

Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Onions Mix

Sweet Peas, Pearl Onions, and Mushrooms

Creamed Spinach*

 

Desserts (Choose one for Plated Meal, Choose two for Buffet)

Traditional Pound Cake

Amaretto Pound Cake

Carolina Mudd Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

 

Single Entrée $15.95 per guest

Double Entrée $18.95 per guest

Menu Enhancement Suggestions

Perfect for Cocktail Hour! Price added to full menu package selections.

 

Passed Hors d’oeuvres – bite size, offered to your guests on elegant trays, choice of 3:

  • 3 Sweet African Peppers stuffed with housemade pimento cheese or herbed cream cheese
  • Gruyere Tart – creamy custard with caramelized onion with tomato relish
  • Fresh Green Apple Slice with bleu cheese and candied bourbon pecans
  • Caprese Skewers – fresh mozzarella, grape tomato, fresh basil on a skewer with balsamic glaze
  • Smoked Salmon Flower on Cucumber Wheel with herbed cream cheese
  • Cheddar Biscuit stuffed with Virginia ham, granny smith apple and honey mustard
  • Mini Sundried Tomato Biscuit filled with housemade pimento cheese
  • Sweet Potato Biscuit stuffed with bourbon and thyme smoked fresh turkey and cranberry mustard
  • Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus with balsamic glaze
  • Bacon wrapped Sweet Potato with brown sugar glaze
  • Mushroom Caps stuffed with chicken and fontina or spinach or sausage cream cheese
  • Deviled Eggs – traditional, wasabi or pickled beet
  • Ask about additional selections

$6.00 per guest

 

Displayed Hors d’oeuvres

  • Fresh Fruit Display with brandied custard dipping sauce
  • Grilled Vegetables Display with sundried tomato vinaigrette for dipping
  • Cubed Domestic Cheese Display accompanied by assorted crackers
  • Gourmet Crudité Basket with Bossong dip
  • Dip Trio with tomato bruschetta, hummus and artichoke aioli with bread rounds
  • Ask about additional selections

$3.00 per item per guest