Menu Ideas

Mangia/Nosh Catering has extensive experience in creating all types and styles of delicious foods, including ethnic style foods.

To start your thought process, below are some of our most popular items. Please look them over and contact us to create a menu that will be perfect for your specific event.

We look forward to working with you, sharing great food, and creating tasteful memories.


Stationary - Hors d'oeuvres

Assorted olives, dolmas, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, hummus, baba ghanoush, garnished with house made pita chips & feta cheese.

Topped with cinnamon apples or mango chutney, surrounded by sliced baguette rounds and crackers.

A collection of dim sum and sushi rolls.

Assorted selection of cured meats and cheeses, mediterranean olives and marinated vegetables.

Other Hors d' oeuvres Ideas

Fresh vegetarian spring rolls with sweet chili-lime dipping sauce

Petit parmesan potato soufflé

Mini latkes with applesauce & sour cream or smoked salmon

Herbed polenta rounds with smoked ratatouille and boursin cheese

Savory mushroom strudel

Mushroom & onion empanada with avocado crème

Panko & garlic stuffed mushrooms

Onion tartlets with goat cheese and thyme

Pad Thai in colorful mini “to-go” boxes

Sliced figs baked with goat cheese and topped with a balsamic glaze (seasonal)

Assorted soup shots served with bite-sized grilled cheese melts
Baby new potatoes topped with crème fraiche and caviar

Savory cream puffs filled with arugula, caramelized onion & gorgonzola

Traditional tomato & basil bruschetta

Artichoke tapenade

Sautéed mushrooms and pecorino cheese

Grilled chicken with chipotle aioli

Grilled skirt steak on a garlic-herb crostini with chilean red pepper salsa

Apricot-chicken salad in phyllo cups

Pulled pork sliders with southern coleslaw garnish

Shredded mini chicken tostadas, topped with avocado crème & garnish

Spicy chicken breast empanadas with a chipotle dipping sauce

Mini crepes filled with duck confit, sautéed napa cabbage, scallions & ginger with plum sauce

Chicken satay served with a spicy peanut dipping sauce

Mongolian beef skewers

Mini beef wellingtons

Kalua pulled pork on plantain chips with fiery aioli

USDA Choice beef sliders with lettuce & cheese on brioche buns with Robert’s special sauce

Lamb bites skewered on fresh rosemary sprigs

Lambsickles with a soy-balsamic reduction

Bite size BLT’s

Aioli & bacon filled cherry tomatoes

Endive filled with blue cheese, bacon & walnuts

Steamed asparagus spears wrapped in prosciutto

Stuffed mushrooms with sausage & herbed breadcrumbs

Mini latkes or blini topped with smoked salmon, crème fraiche & caviar

Citrus-basil infused dungeness crab or shrimp salad, served on mini brioche toasts

Mini dungeness crab cakes topped with roasted red pepper aioli or meyer lemon aioli

Crab empanadas with avocado dipping sauce

Marinated & grilled tropical prawns

Grilled prosciutto wrapped prawns

Sweet corn cakes topped with shrimp, avocado & mango salsa

Ahi tuna tartar on wonton crisp topped with wasabi cream

Thai ahi sliders with asian slaw

Miso marinated seabass skewers

Sautéed bay scallops served in chinese soup spoons & topped with green curry broth

Fresh ceviche served on a crispy tortilla & topped with cilantro-lime crème

Lobster salad on a brioche canapé topped with lemon aioli

Early Risers

Freshly baked croissants & and danish pastries

Assorted homemade scones/muffins/coffee cake

Savory quiche or frittata (with or without meat)

Scrambled eggs

Country style potatoes

Traditional maple cured bacon or pork sausage

Smoked salmon

Cheese blintz with fruit sauce & sour cream

Hearth baked bagel

Yogurt parfait

Fresh seasonal sliced or whole fruit

Choice of fruit juices

Freshly brewed coffee & teas


Specialty Sandwiches and Wraps

Chicken marinated in italian herbs, served on foccacia bread & topped with roasted sweet peppers, caramelized onions, provolone cheese & pesto-mayo.

Marinated & grilled vegetables, mozzarella cheese, mixed greens & garlic aioli.

Marinated & grilled flank steak, served on a crispy baguette with caramelized peppers & onions, topped with chipotle aioli.

Hummus, tomato, onions, avocado, cucumber & mixed greens & topped with a lemon- olive oil dressing.

Crispy romaine lettuce with marinated chicken breast & shredded parmesan tossed in our house-made caesar dressing.

Chicken satay with shredded lettuce, carrots, red pepper, bean sprouts, cucumber, tossed in a Thai chili-lime dressing.

Freshly made chicken salad serviced on a croissant or brioche roll with lettuce & tomato.

Turkey, roast beef, corned beef, pastrami, tuna or egg salad on assorted freshly baked rolls or sliced breads with lettuce, tomato & condiments on the side.


Torn romaine lettuce, house-made croutons, shaved parmesan cheese & Robert’s famous caesar dressing.

Romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, mint & cilantro topped with crispy pita chips & lemon dressing.

Organic baby spinach, strawberries, feta, toasted almonds & thinly sliced red onion & citrus vinaigrette.

Organic baby spinach, dried cranberries, glazed nuts & creamy goat cheese with a champagne-orange vinaigrette.

Sliced Fuyu persimmons, candied pecans, chevre & pomegranate jewels dressed with a house-made champagne-pomegranate vinaigrette.

Topped with bleu cheese, candied walnuts & champagne-dijon vinaigrette.

Sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan & lemon dressing.

Crisp Iceberg Lettuce Wedge Topped with blue cheese dressing, bacon bits & cherry tomato.

Beets, baby green beans, shaved fennel & champagne-dijon vinaigrette.

Tomato, cucumber, kalamata olives & feta cheese with traditional red wine vinaigrette.

topped with toasted pine nuts, feta cheese & lemon zest.

Organic greens, carrot, pepper with our house-made asian dressing topped with fried rice noodles.

Organic spring mix with our house-made raspberry, balsamic, or dijon. vinaigrette

Orzo pasta with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes & pesto.

Bowtie pasta with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, lemon zest & pear-ginger dressing.

Raw broccoli with red onion, red pepper, currants, slivered almonds & apple cider vinaigrette (optional crispy pancetta).

Cooked grains with parsley, tomato & lemon vinaigrette.

Sliced Fuyu persimmons, candied pecans, chevre & pomegranate jewels dressed with a house-made champagne-pomegranate vinaigrette.

Roasted corn, sweet cherry tomatoes with rocket arugula.

Sliced heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese & fresh basil with balsamic drizzle.

– Seasonal Fresh Fruit salad

– Classic Potato Salad

–  Classic Coleslaw

Main Courses

Filet of beef with wild mushroom & red wine reduction or red wine & peppercorn reduction

Individual filet mignon steaks grilled to perfection

Marinated & grilled flank steak

Santa Maria grilled tri-tip

Standing prime rib of beef

Savory beef brisket

Braised short ribs

Grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce or red pepper salsa

Garlic-herb & dijon crusted roasted rack of lamb

Brochettes of lamb

Lamb curry over couscous

Roasted leg of lamb

Pork loin stuffed with dried fruit & drizzled with a port reduction

Pork medallions with morels

Holiday ham

Babyback ribs

Roasted Turkey
Brined & roasted whole or breast of turkey

Roasted Duck Breast
Seared & roasted with fresh brandy plum sauce

Chicken Marbello
Chicken breasts baked with dried apricots & prunes, olives & capers. Finished with fine herbs & white wine

Creamy Chicken Marsala
Chicken breasts sautéed with wild & domestic mushrooms & topped with a light marsala cream sauce

Chicken Toscana
Sautéed chicken with shallots, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, olives, herbs & wine

Stuffed Chicken Breast
Seasoned breast of chicken stuffed with spinach & ricotta

Fresh salmon fillet with tropical salsa or lemon-dill aioli (local & wild if available)

New England clambake

Miso glazed sea bass

Sautéed prawns with fresh pasta

Seared Maine dayboat scallops

Pan seared halibut with summer corn & tomato salsa

Seasonal crab feed

Polenta torte layered with mushrooms, eggplant, mozzarella & roasted red pepper pesto

Butternut squash ravioli with toasted walnut & sage cream sauce

Eggplant cannelloni with cheese & marinara sauce (gluten free)

Grilled vegetables timbale with tofu

Thai style curry with jasmine rice


Chocolate decadence torte

Molten chocolate lava cake


Lemon-ginger pound cake

Assorted pies, tarts and cobblers

Triple chocolate mousse towers

Bread pudding with créme anglaise

Créme brule

Pot de créme

Home baked cookies, brownies and bars

Chocolate fountain

Old fashioned ice cream sundae bar

Chocolate mousse bites

Cream puffs


Ice cream cones

Cheesecakes bites

English trifle in shot glasses


Sample Menus

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Mini crab cakes with red pepper aioli

Heirloom tomato gazpacho in shot glasses

Apricot chicken salad in phyllo cups

Buffet Dinner
Classic caesar salad with shaved parmesan house made croutons

Fresh fruit display

Sliced to order filet of beef with caramelized onions & horseradish cream

Pan seared halibut with corn and tomato salsa

Sautéed summer vegetable collection

Roasted new potatoes with herbs and garlic

Assorted artisan breads

Challah and wine for blessing

Fresh baked mini bagels with assorted schmears & cream cheese

Nana’s homemade chopped Liver

Smoked salmon display with mosaic of garnish


Smoked white fish salad

Egg, tuna & and spring mix salads

Curried couscous salad with dried apricots & coconut garnish

Warm cheese filled blinz with fresh berry sauce and sour cream

Fresh fruit display

House baked brownies and assorted cookies

Lemonade and iced tea

Regular and decaf coffee

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Savory mushroom strudel

Demi tass cup with butternut squash soup

Crab empanadas with avocado dipping sauce

Salad of winter greens with sliced fuju persimmons, candied pecans, chevre and pomegranate jewels, with a
champagne pomegranate vinaigrette

Filet of beef with wild mushroom and red wine reduction

Potato gratin

Sautéed seasonal vegetables

Artisan breads and butter

Créme brule


Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Mini crepes filled with duck confit, sautéed napa cabbage, scallions & plum sauce

Grilled skirt steak on garlic herb crostini with red pepper salsa

Warm potato parmesan soufflé

Ahi tuna tartare on wonton crisp with wasabi cream

Stationary Hors d’oeuvres
Pastry wrapped baked brie, topped with cinnamon apples or mango chutney, surrounded by sliced baguette and crackers

Sliced filet of beef and roasted turkey breast, served with assorted mustards, red pepper aioli, cranberry chutney and mini brioche buns

Fresh vegetarian spring rolls with a sweet chili-lime dipping sauce

Mini “take-out” boxes filled with warm pad thai

Holiday dessert platter with assorted mini cheesecakes, fruit tartlets, petit fours and cookies

Fresh fruit salad

Spinach salad with fresh sliced strawberries, red onion, slivered almonds, feta and citrus vinaigrette

Caprese Salad
Mixed heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and basil with a balsamic drizzle

Grilled marinated flank steak

Smoked chicken with coca cola barbeque sauce

Grilled salmon fillets with a citrus glaze

Corn on the cobb with roasted garlic herb butter

Marinated and grilled summer vegetable platter

Barbeque baked beans

House made brownies, blondies, raspberry bars, lemon bars & assorted cookies

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