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Cafe Merlot

FULL SERVICE CUSTOM CATERING

We appreciate the opportunity to quote on your special event. We are a custom caterer located at the Bernardo Winery and have designed these
menus as a brief sampling of what our Chef and staff can create especially for you.

We want your event to be special and understand that there are different budgetary needs, so please do not hesitate to ask for a menu designed with your needs and taste in mind. We would be honored to assist with all of your special event needs, floral, music, decorations, rentals and special desserts.

An 18% gratuity will be added to each event held in our Cafe Merlot restaurant along with the customary 7.75% tax. If your event is located on the Bernardo Winery grounds, there will be staff charges that will apply. There will also be a uniformed Chef fee of $300.00 for each event. Set-up and clean-up hours will be included. The number of service personnel will depend on the number of people you will have in attendance, as well as whether you will have a buffet or a seated dinner.

A guaranteed number of guests will be required within 48 hours of your event. A 50% deposit will also be required to secure your event space. A 48 hour cancellation policy will be required for return of your deposit. Same day cancellations will forfeit the deposit.


All events at Cafe Merlot are required to conclude by 8:30 pm

SOCIAL / CORPORATE

*VINEYARD SELECT SEATED MENUS


INCLUDES: Choice of Four Gourmet Tray Passed Hors D'oeuvres

Salad Course


   
House Chopped Salad
 
House Merlot Salad
Romaine, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, hard boiled eggs, toasted almonds, sweet bell peppers & red onion - tossed with creamy basil balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  Mixed spring greens, sundried tomatoes, fresh grated parmesan cheese, sweet red onion and drizzled with homemade merlot dressing

Custom Seated - designed upon request


   
Chicken Siciliano
 
Artichoke Chicken
Boneless all natural breast of chicken with chiffonade of fresh basil, sliced roma tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, with extra virgin olive oil, sundried tomatoes and whipped potatoes, served with seasonal vegetables
$27.95 per person
  Marinated all natural chicken fillet topped with tender artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and feta cheese served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables
$28.95 per person
     
 
Honey Bar-B-Que Chicken
 
Lemon Basil Chicken
Honey BBQ glazed all natural chicken breast served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
$26.95 per person
  Lemon herb grilled all natural chicken breast with a lemon basil cream sauce served with roasted new baby red potatoes and seasonal vegetables
$27.95 per person
     
 
Asian Chicken
 
Mushroom Herb Chicken
Pecan and teriyaki roasted all natural chicken breast served with wild rice blend and seasonal vegetables
$28.95 per person
  All natural chicken breast, herb roasted with basil mushroom duxelle, served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables
$28.95 per person
     



Peanut Thai Chicken

Thai peanut glazed all natural chicken breast served with wild rice blend and seasonal vegetables
$29.85 per person

Please note that on-site catering price per person includes: house choice of linens and color coordinated cloth napkins, house linens for cake, beverage and gift table, white china plates, silverware, coffee cups and champagne flutes for toasting, cake cutting service, regular & decaffeinated coffee and iced tea with fresh cut lemon (espresso, flavored coffee and coffee flavors available upon request for an additional charge). *Seated Dinners include rustic artisan bread with butter.


SOCIAL / CORPORATE

*VINEYARD SELECT SEATED MENUS


INCLUDES: Choice of Four Gourmet Tray Passed Hors D'oeuvres

Salad Course


   
House Chopped Salad
 
House Merlot Salad
Romaine, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, hard boiled eggs, toasted almonds, sweet bell peppers & red onion - tossed with creamy basil balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  Mixed spring greens, sundried tomatoes, fresh grated parmesan cheese, sweet red onion and drizzled with homemade merlot dressing

Custom Seated - designed upon request


   
Hand Carved Pork Tenderloin
 
Mushroom Chardonnay Chicken
Served with cranberries, apples, herb bread pudding and seasonal fresh vegetables
$31.95 per person
  Baked all natural tender chicken breast with chardonnay cream sauce, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and olives presented with feta cheese and garlic whipped potatoes with seasonal fresh vegetables
$32.95 per person


     
 
Herb Roasted Filet of Beef
 
Flat Iron Steak
Served with a dollop of gorgonzola cream, roasted new baby red potatoes and seasonal fresh vegetables
$36.95 per person
  Served with mushroom demi-glaze and sourdough croutons, accompanied with augratin cheese potatoes and seasonal fresh vegetables
$34.95 per person
     
 
Lemon Herb Jumbo Shrimp
 
Mixture of Italian & Mexican
Presented with a medley of bell peppers, served over a bed of wild rice and seasonal fresh vegetables
$35.85 per person
  Chicken breast topped with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and provolone, served with grilled flat iron steak, roma tomato salsa, presented with garlic whipped potatoes and seasonal fresh vegetables
$36.95 per person
 
Citrus Glazed Salmon and Wild Rice
   
Moist lemon and lime zest glazed wild salmon, served with wild rice blend and seasonal fresh vegetables
$35.95 per person
   
     


Please note that on-site catering price per person includes: house choice of linens and color coordinated cloth napkins, house linens for cake, beverage and gift table, white china plates, silverware, coffee cups and champagne flutes for toasting, cake cutting service, regular & decaffeinated coffee and iced tea with fresh cut lemon (espresso, flavored coffee and coffee flavors available upon request for an additional charge). *Seated Dinners include rustic artisan bread with butter.



 

Event Calender
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Hors D'oeuvres

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