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Grazing Table 

Autumn / Winter 2024

This type of service style has gained a lot of popularity in recent years because it primarily consists of finger food that guests can nibble on while mingling with other guests. Unlike a traditional buffet, you won't find chafing dishes on our grazing tables. It is always a show stopping presentation as well as a great way to combine many flavors from our unique selections. Don't be fooled into thinking its not enough food, our grazing tables are great for cocktail parties as well as events where you do not have formal seating for every guest and everything can be eaten handheld in a cocktail party type setting.

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Build Your Own Grazing Table - (requires staff - servers & chefs)

This section is for those who prefer more of a lively party, a wife's surprise birthday, an engagement, or a social gathering of friends of any type. These items are beautifully displayed to wow you and even the pickiest guest, with a variety of unique choices using items like bird cages and egg shells for our delectable flans, to our globe ornament tree as a centerpiece of your graze, mini cast iron skillets and shooters to unique small plates. These items are a collection of our best sellers and most recent editions to our ever changing menu.                          

When selecting passed hors d’oeuvres and grazing table items together for your event, please call for a consultation to discuss your event and your event needs with us. We recommend 6-8 items to be set-up on one of our amazing grazing displays.

When you are searching for unique catering, look no further than Modern Roots!
all items below are sold by the dozen

"The Bird Cage"

The bird cage selection consists of items displayed in a playful way inside a birdcage served inside an egg shell with a demi-sec spoon 

  • mushroom flan + braised oxtail jus + ratatouille ​- gf

      14

  • asparagus & mint flan + shrimp + mango salsa - gf                                  14

  • parmesan flan + blistered tomatoes + micro basil + crispy prosciutto - gf    14                                                                       

"Globe Ornament Tree"   

these selections are served inside clear globe ornaments hanging from our gold tree

  • vegetable crudites + hummus dip - vegan & gf                                        

      7

  • tuna poke bowl - gf                                                                               11

  • “our waldorf” mini salad - frisee + green apples + toasted walnuts + red grapes + fried goat cheese

      8

Soup Shooters

our shooters are mini shot glasses of soup, a perfect addition to any grazing table!

  • bloody mary gazpacho  + cajun shrimp - gf                                             

      6

  • sweet yellow tomato & jalapeno gazpacho - vegan & gf                            6

  • corn & chipotle chowder shooter + chive oil                                              6 

  • lobster bisque shooter + creme fraiche                                                    8       

  • tomato & fennel bisque + grilled cheese bite                                            6  

  • coconut curry butternut squash bisque

      6

Asian Coconut Shell Poke Bowls     

fresh never frozen fish served and displayed in mini coconut shells with chopsticks

 

  • sesame seared tuna + asparagus stir-fry + jasmine rice + pineapple & mango salsa - gf  

      15                                                                                      

  • grilled miso salmon + thai cucumber salsa + soba noodle salad           

      13

  • raw tuna poke bowl + mango + avocado + pickled purple cabbage + carrots + radishes + brown rice + seaweed & cucumber salad + sesame seeds - gf

      15

  • smoked salmon poke bowl + brown rice + avocado + mango + cucumber + pickled ginger + black sesame seeds + citrus ponzu                                14

  • seared beef + ponzu ginger glaze + charred corn + avocado + sliced thin jalapeno + pickled shallots + crispy wontons + sriracha                            15

Mini Cast Iron Skillets 

these seasonal items are displayed in mini cast iron pans, very cute display

  • pan roast day boat barnegat scallop + parsnip puree + bacon jam            14

  • buttery lobster risotto + smoked paprika mussels + saffron + chive oil          16

  • mac & cheese + espresso bbq pork + cornbread                                        11

  • ​blackened pork tenderloin + swiss chard + white beans

      11  

Pasta

seasonal selection of fresh pasta

  • fried ravioli + butternut squash puree + pumpkin seed granola                  10

  • autumn rigatoni + butternut squash + leek + sage + sherry cream + toasted walnuts + goat cheese

  • 10                                                             

  • orechiette + broccoli rabe + tomato + cannellini beans + galic + parmigiano-reggiano                                                                              10

  • cavatelli + wild boar ragu + pecorino + rosemary breadcrumbs                  10

Sliders

with every event we do, at least one type of slider is selected, check out some of our winners!

  • asian chicken slider + avocado + sriracha kewpie

      7

  • crispy buttermilk fried chicken slider + cabbage slaw + chipotle aioli

      7

  • short-rib slider + provolone + horseradish cream

      11

  • “our royale w/ cheese” beef + cheddar slider + arugula + tomato + pickled red onions + chipotle thousand island

      9

  • Italian hot dog slider + pepper + onion + potato + mustard + ketchup

      6

  • espresso bbq pulled pork + cabbage slaw 

      8

  • salmon cake slider + teriyaki slaw + sesame seeds

      10

  • seared tuna slider + wasabi aioli + mango slaw

      13

  • crab cake slider + avocado + sriracha kewpie

      14

  • mini lobster roll + celery aioli + dill + old bay  

      16 

  • falafel burger + garlic & lemon aioli + arugula + tomato + tapenade

​      7

Satay’s / Skewers

we call these skewers, sticks in the grass for being displayed sticking in wheat grass for a colorful presentation

  • ginger-soy marinated beef satay + spicy peanut sauce

      8

  • lemongrass marinated chicken satay + sweet chili sauce

      6

  • greek lemon chicken skewer + crazy red pepper feta dip

      6

  • coconut shrimp skewer + mango chile sauce

      8

Graffiti Street Tacos

our signature tacos, pick one or pick them all for an amazing display

 

  • coffee bbq shredded pork tacos + slaw + mango & pineapple salsa 

      7

  • asian short-rib tacos + cabbage & scallion slaw + pickled red onions + cilantro + sesame seeds

      9

  • salsa verde chicken tacos + roasted pineapple + avocado + lime crema 

      7

  • blackened shrimp tacos + mango & pineapple salsa + creamy avocado crema 

      8

  • flower power tacos + buffalo cauliflower + avocado + pickled slaw + radishes + scallions 

      7

Sandwiches & Wraps    

Pinwheel Wraps Platter - 

36 pieces $180


 

Mini Sandwich Platter - 

30 mini sandwiches $245


 

Select 3 sandwiches or wraps from below

 

  • west coast chicken - grilled chicken + avocado + bacon + lettuce + tomato + chipotle aioli

 

  • chicken milanese - breaded chicken + mozzarella + sun-dried tomatoes + arugula + balsamic

 

  • fresh mozzarella + roasted peppers + sun-dried tomatoes + arugula + basil pesto

 

  • seasonal grilled vegetables + white bean spread + vegan basil pesto

 

  • flank steak + cheddar + arugula + pickled red onions + horseradish boursin spread

 

  • grilled teriyaki salmon + sweet chili cabbage slaw + sriracha aioli


 

Tea Sandwich Platter -

(36 tea sandwich pieces) $245

 

  • roast turkey + cranberry jam + corn muffin

 

  • chunky chicken salad + apples + dried cranberries + golden raisins + toasted walnuts + whole grain

 

  • cucumber + avocado + tomato + sprouts + hummus + multi-grain

 

  • smoked salmon + scallion cream cheese + pea tendrils + tomato + pumpernickel

 

  • grilled vegetables + mozzarella + basil pesto

Small Plates     

this section displays some of our amazing flavor combinations as well as artfully displayed

  •  veal & pork meatball + polenta + ricotta + crispy basil                             14

  • ​seared beef tenderloin + potato & fennel au gratin + carrots + 72hr demi-glace​​   

      24

  • braised beef short-rib + potato espuma + wild mushrooms                         22    

  •  hanger steak + crispy pommes anna + broccolini + mushrooms + chimichurri     

      20

  • chicken roulade + mushrooms + gorgonzola espuma + parsley oil                14

  • buttermilk fried chicken + belgian waffle + jalapeno maple                        11

  • southern hospitality - buttermilk fried chicken + collard greens + sweet potato puree + cornbread                                                                      14

  • pan roast salmon + shaved fennel & carrot salad + citrus & pomegranate salsa 

      20

  • Pan Roast Scallops + Barley Risotto + Mushrooms + Butternut Squash + Sweet Pea Puree 

      25 

  • Tomato & Seafood Fregola + jumbo prawn + black mussel + cod + fregola + heirloom tomato + shallot +fennel + thyme + oregano +seafood stock+ chili + lemon + rustic bread

      25

Salads   

our salad selections are served in individual bowls with dressing for you to squeeze on in a dropper, a beautiful and colorful display for your guests to enjoy!

  • “our waldorf” salad - frisee + green apples + toasted walnuts + red grapes + fried goat cheese 

      11                                                                         

  • sweet & savory salad - arugula + quinoa + sweet potatoes + beets + avocado + berries + pecans + hemp seeds - vegan & gf                            11

  • fine herb-crusted sushi grade tuna “seared rare” + sauce nicoise + smashed fingerling potatoes + haricot vert + lemon agrumato oil - gf 

      20

  • beet & winter greens salad - roasted red & golden beets + endive + radicchio + arugula + shaved fennel + candied walnuts + orange citrus + sherry walnut dressing

      11 

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