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1560 Oak Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201

(224) 505-9826

jennifer@halimmuseum.org

WEDDINGS

LaFarge Wedding Menu

Hors d’Oeuvres

Choose 4

 

COLD

Caprese Skewers
with Cherry Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto & Balsamic

 Candied Bacon Deviled Eggs
with Waffle Bits & Maple Syrup

Pepper & Artichoke Crostini

with Herb Pesto Cream

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
with Pita Chips

 

Bruschetta on Parmesan Crostini

with Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic & Balsamic

Upgrades

Add $3 per piece to upgrade
to the following:

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
with Gorgonzola & Balsamic Glaze

Smoked Salmon Tartar
with Lemon Oil, Fresh Dill & Crème Fraiche on Rye Crisp

Tuna Crudo
with Sushi Grade Tuna, Capers, Lemon, Chives & Saffron Aioli on Toast

Shrimp Shooter
with Cocktail Sauce & Lemon

HOT

Ancient Grain Arancini
Crispy Red & Brown Rice with Quinoa & Parmesan with Pomodoro Sauce

 

Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls 
with tangy Sweet & Sour Sauce

Spinach Feta Phyllo Puffs
with Homemade Spanakopita

 

Artichoke Heart Au Gratin
with Cream Cheese on a Crostini

 

Chicken Pineapple Skewers
with Ginger Chili Glaze

Mediterranean Phyllo Purse
Sundried Tomato, Kalamata Olive
& Artichoke Heart

 

Baked Brie
with Raspberry Compote
& Almonds in a Phyllo Cup

UPGRADES

Add $3 per guest to upgrade to the following:

Filet Mignon Sliders

on Brioche Buns

Thai Chili Jumbo Shrimp
in Sweet & Spicy Sauce

Baked Sea Scallop

Wrapped in Applewood Smoked Bacon

 

Lollipop Lamb Chops

Marinated in Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Lemon with Mediterranean herbs

Seared Tenderloin of Beef
& Horseradish Cream with Micro Greens on Crostini

 

Mini Crab Cakes

with Wasabi Sauce

Available Display Additions

Mediterranean Spreads

House Made Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic Spread, Tomato Bruschetta, Cannellini Bean Spread, Spicy Red Lentil Dip, Pita Triangles & Crostini

$11 per guest

Antipasto 

Roman Artichokes, Stuffed Cherry Peppers, Cerignola
Olives & Marinated
 Vegetables

Tuscan Breads & Flatbread

Proteins (choice of 3)

Genoa Salami, Soppressata, Spicy Coppa &
Prosciutto di Parma

Cheeses (choice of 3)

Galbani Dolcelatte
Gorgonzola, Pecorino,
Toscano, Provolone &
Cacciocavalla Ragusano

$16 per guest

 

Gourmet Sliders

Avocado, Caramelized Onions, Pickle Chips, Pickled Onions, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers, Heirloom Tomato, Relish, Cucumbers, BBQ Bacon Onion Relish, Jalapeno Aioli, Horseradish Cream Brioche Buns & Pretzel Rolls

Proteins (choice of 3)

Sirloin, Chicken Parmesan, Lamb or Turkey

Cheeses (choice of 3)

Cheddar, Swiss, American, Gorgonzola, Feta, Brie, 5-Year Aged Gouda

$17 per guest

Gourmet Tacos

Crumbled Queso Fresco, Sour Cream, Salsa Roja, Shaved Cabbage, Pico de Gallo with Sides of Black Bean & Salad of Mixed Greens with Roasted Corn, Grilled Asparagus, Avocado, Cilantro & Citrus Vinaigrette

Proteins (choice of 3)

Carne Asada, Carnitas,
Chicken Mole, Grilled Tilapia

$18 per guest

Soups

  • Tomato Bisque, Asiago Crostini

  • Sweet Butternut Squash

  • Forest Mushroom Cream Madeira

  • Cream of Broccoli

  • Cream of White Asparagus with Crab Meat (add $5) 

  • Shrimp Bisque (add $5)

  • Lobster Bisque (add $7)

Choose 1 Soup or Salad

Salads

  • Mixed Field Greens, Poached Beets, Candied Walnuts, Gorgonzola, Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • Caesar, Romaine, House Croutons,
    Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • Wedge, Bacon, Tomato, Blue d Auvergne

  • Baby Spinach, Wild Mushrooms,
    Cherry Tomatoes, Toasted Almonds,
    Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • Caprese Salad, Fresh Mozzarella,
    Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil,
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic (add $4 per guest)

Entreés

VEGETARIAN

Grilled Polenta
Lentils, Baby Spinach, Pistachio Vinaigrette

 

Grilled Vegetable
Napoleon

Roasted Portobello Mushroom

 

Herbed Polenta
Tomato Coulis

Fire Grilled Vegetable Risotto
Roasted Vegetables, Mushrooms, Baby Spinach, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Roasted Pepper Coulis

 

Vegetarian Puff Pocket
with Roasted Eggplant, Garlic Diced Tomato,  Tomato Coulis

  

CHICKEN

Chicken Wellington
with Cream Sauce, Mushroom Duxelle

Pan Roasted Chicken
Piccata

with Lemon Caper Sauce, Goat Cheese Potato Puree, Sautéed Baby Zucchini 

French Cut Chicken Breast

with Velouté Sauce, Asparagus, Leek & Pancetta Risotto

 Pan Seared
Chicken Marsala

with Marsala Wine Sauce, Wild Mushrooms, French Green Beans & Risotto

  

SEAFOOD

Grilled Salmon
with Balsamic Glaze, Israeli Couscous, Wilted Baby Spinach, Sweet Yellow Beet Coulis, Olive Oil, Peppered Micro Greens

Pan Seared Halibut
Sautéed Kale, Crispy Pancetta
(add $21)

Pan Seared
Chilean Sea Bas
s
with Lobster Cream Sauce,
Saffron Shrimp Potato Cake, Wilted Arugula, Pickled Shallots
(market availability) (add $21)

Entreé Additions

all additions are priced per guest and applied to total guest count

BEEF

Stout Braised Beef Short Rib
with Pommery Mustard Reduction, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Glazed Baby Carrots (add $22 per guest)

 Grilled Sirloin of Beef
with Pink Peppercorn Gastrique,
Savory Bread Pudding, Haricot Vert,
Crispy Fried Leeks (add $22)

Filet Mignon
with Truffle Butter, Roasted Garlic
Crushed Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized
Baby Vegetables (add $22)

Prime Rib of Beef
with Au Jus, Haricot Verts,
Duchesse Potato (add $30)

  

DUET CHOICES

  

Chicken & Salmon Gorgonzola
Crusted Breast of Chicken & Grilled Salmon Filet with Lemon Chive Butter (add $28)

Petite Filet & Salmon
with Pinot Noir
Demi-Glace & Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon (add $28)

Duet De Boeuf
on Crostini with Béarnaise Sauce, Artichoke
Mushroom Caps (add $28) 

Filet Mignon & Shrimp
Filet Mignon with
Bordelaise Sauce & Crowned with Two Jumbo Shrimp Scampi
(add $36)

Filet Mignon & Crab Cake
 Filet Mignon with
Cabernet Reductionpaired with Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Horseradish Mustard Aioli

(add $28)

Desserts

Sweet Interlude Table

Choose 1 of the following:

  • Assorted Mini Cheesecakes (variety of 3)

  • Assorted Mini Cakes (variety of 3)

  • Assorted Mini Pastries: Eclairs, Cannolis Cream Puffs, Napoleons,
    Fruit Tarts, Chocolate Mousse Cups (choice of 3)

Bar Packages

Museum Spirits Bar

  • Absolut Vodka

  • Beefeater Gin

  • Bacardi Silver Rum

  • Dewar’s White Label Scotch 

  • Canadian Club Whiskey 

  • Jack Daniels Whiskey

  • Jose Cuervo Tequila

  • Christian Bros Brandy

  • Domestic Cordials 

BEERS

WINES

Choose 2 domestic beers &
2 imported beers:

Domestic

  • Miller Lite

  • Coors Light

  • Sam Adams 

Imported

  • Corona

  • Heineken

  • Amstel Light

  • Stella Artois

  • Kaliber 

  • Chardonnay

  • Sauvignon Blanc

  • Pinot Grigio

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Merlot

  • Pinot Noir

  • Syrah

Bar Addition

Museum Distinct Spirits Bar

  • Grey Goose Vodka

  • Absolut Vodka

  • Beefeater Gin

  • Bacardi Silver Rum

  • Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 

  • Canadian Club  Whiskey

  • Jack Daniels Whiskey

  • Dewar’s White Label Scotch 

  • Makers Mark Bourbon 

  • Jose Cuervo Tequila

  • Hennessy Cognac

  • Christian Bros Brandy

  • Domestic Cordials 

  • Imported Cordials 

Included in all our Wedding Packages

  • Open Bar

  • Passed Hors d’Oeurves

  • Butler Passed White Wine & Sparkling Water

  • Coffee & Tea Service

  • Museum Chef prepared dinner

  • Red & White Wine with Dinner

  • Picture Frame Table Numbers

  • Chiavari Chairs

  • Floor Length Ivory Linen & Napkins

  • Bridal Suite

  • Tasting for Final Menu Selection

Service Additions

Full service and Day-of Wedding Coordinator available

Printing of your selected menu is available on linen paper (add $2)

Please inquire about other Services