Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, or any other December holiday, the staff at RIPE is here to help!
We offer in-home catering and staffing on every day of the year! Office parties, “Thank you” and appreciation events, year end, and even food or goodie drop-offs are available throughout December to suit all of your food and event needs.
Whether it’s a holiday gift basket, a family dinner, or an office cocktail gathering, let us prepare a customized quote and menu today! Email or call now to ensure availability!
We offer many styles of food preparations — cocktail appetizers, stationary displays, buffets, and sit down meals. The following is just one list of locally sourced, organic offerings for inspiration in planning your unique event!
SAMPLE LATE FALL / EARLY WINTER MENU ITEMS
Salads, Soups and Starters
Organic, Fall Spinach Salad with gorgonzola dolce, bermuda onion, garbanzos, dried cranberries and sunflower sprouts. Vinaigrette Dressing.
Gem Lettuce Salad with creamy caesar style dressing, thyme scented garlic croutons and shaved parmesan
Organic Fall Greens with pomegranate vinaigrette
Heirloom Butternut Squash Soup (vegetarian) with brown sugar, maple syrup, and fall spices
Assorted Sliced and Cured Artisan Meats (choose 4) sopressata, spiced salami, jamon Serrano, genoa, speck, and prosciutto cotto
Assorted Imported and Local Cheeses (choose 4) camembert, mahon, grafton cheddar, point reyes blue, gouda, garoxta
Warm, Baked Brie with fig and cherry jam, artisan crackers, and all butter pastry crust
Main Dishes – Entrée Items
Organic, Free-Range Turkey – served whole (circle glaze preference: none, herb and butter, honey, garlic and sea salt)
Organic, Free-Range Boneless Turkey Breast brined with fall spices served sliced (circle glaze preference: herb and butter, honey, garlic and sea)
Berkshire Pork Ham, Brined, Roasted and Spiral Cut (circle glaze preference: brown sugar and clove, honey)
Confit Duck Legs and Thighs (minimum order 8 pieces)
Roasted Berkshire Pork Loin (circle preference: black pepper crusted or mustard and herb)
Organic, Grass-fed Beef Tenderloin roasted whole and studded with garlic (serves 10-12)
Vegetables and Sides
Roasted Fall Potatoes and Squash sweet potato, russet potato, delicata squash, sea salt, garlic, and pie spices
Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes whipped with cream, Vermont butter, and sea salt
Mashed fall squashes and pumpkins with brown sugar and Vermont butter
Home-style Stuffing onion, garlic, celery, carrot, herbs, and turkey broth (with or without pancetta)
Roasted Brussel Sprouts or Green Beans with garlic and bacon
Glazed Carrots cooked in perrier and finished with butter and sugar and caraway seed
Skillet Style Cornbread Muffins
French Baguettes and assorted bakery roll basket (served 8 )
Cranberry Sauce apple and orange scented (per pint)
Turkey Gravy homemade with thyme, peppercorn, and pan drippings (per pint)
(each pie serves 8-10)
Pumpkin pie with ginger butter crust
Local apples pies, with cinnamon and pie spices
Cheese cakes with traditional graham crust
Southern style pecan pies
As a full-service caterer, think of us not only for food and menu items but also beverages and wine, table design, floral design, linens, and other one-day equipment needs like plates, silverware, and glasses. We can arrange delivery with your food items for ease of planning. Contact us for more information.