Menu options your guests will love.

Our menus give you lots of flexibility to suit the style and flow of your event. Many delicious options and expert guidance on choosing your menu will ensure you’ll please even the pickiest of eaters among your guests. You will get to taste your custom menu at our complimentary tasting, just as it will be served on the day of your event.

If you’re not a chef, creating a menu may seem daunting. Not to worry, our experienced event planners will guide you through the process and help you please even the pickiest of eaters on your special day. And you’ll taste your very own custom menu at your complimentary tasting. Click to open the sample menus, below:

Summer Wedding Sample Menu

A Summer Wedding at Pearl S. Buck Estate
A five-hour reception featuring an elegant cocktail hour, a sophisticated dinner service and classic desserts with a twist.

Cocktail Hour
Stationary Gourmet Seafood Display
with lemon marinated grilled shrimp, Old Bay boiled shrimp, blue crab cocktail claws, Chesapeake oysters, classic lemon cocktail sauce, spicy Sriracha aioli, horseradish aioli, and white balsamic aioli

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Thai Chicken Satay with red curry peanut dipping sauce
Truffle Chicken Salad in a tomato-flavored cone with crispy fingerling potato
Mini Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with banana peppers and Cheez Whiz
BLT Canapés with oven-roasted tomatoes, bacon aioli and sprouts
Smoked Salmon Latkes with horseradish sour cream
Mini Lobster Tacos with mango salsa
Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with Romesco and mozzarella on French baguette crostini
Cold Tomato Gazpacho with basil pesto grilled cheese

Dinner with Interactive Stations
West Coast Station: Cold Salads
Classic Kale with shredded flowering rainbow kale, toasted almonds, dried blackcurrants,
grated pecorino cheese and lemon vinaigrette
Tuscan Spinach Salad with baby spinach, marinated giant white beans, fire-roasted red bell peppers,
crispy red onions and balsamic vinaigrette
Summer Kale and Quinoa with shredded green kale, golden quinoa, black beans,
toasted almonds, cilantro, lime juice and olive oil
Caprese Grain Salad with ancient farro, golden quinoa, fresh tomatoes, baby arugula,
fresh mozzarella, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil

Union Station: Classic Main Dishes
Roasted Rib Eye Carvery with herb-encrusted beef rib eye with horseradish crème fraiche and mushroom au jus
Hickory-Smoked Pulled Pork with cheddar-grits cakes and homemade BBQ sauce
Whipped Potatoes with roasted garlic
Haricots Verts with lemon and garlic

Spring Street Station: Little Italy
Served with Classic Caesar Salad and Jamie Hollander Garlic Bread are included.
Entrées are served from bowls made of carved-out Parmesan wheels
Sautéed Orrecchiette Pasta with sweet Italian sausage, fire-roasted red bell peppers,
chopped broccoli rabe, red pepper infused extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs
Penne Pasta with asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, creamy vodka tomato sauce, and fresh herbs
Arborio Risotto with sautéed porcini mushrooms, petite sweet peas, garlic, grated parmesan and olive oil

Canal Street Station: Chinatown
Includes fortune cookies
Orange-Ginger Glazed Jail Island Salmon with fried Forbidden Rice
Sesame Lemon Chicken Breast in a cilantro noodle nest
Crispy Lotus Chips made from the eye-catching lotus root
Asian Slaw with shredded cabbage, steamed edamame, bell peppers, shredded carrots, radicchio and an orange mirin dressing

Dessert
Assorted Shooters ~ Chocolate Caramel with Sea Salt, Raspberry White Chocolate, Apple Pie,
Strawberries and Cream, Peaches and Cream
Mini Cookies ~ White Chocolate Macadamia, Classic Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Oatmeal Raisin
Assorted Mini Desserts in seasonal flavors ~ petit fours, chocolate pecan tarts, pear frangipane tarts, fruit tarts, key lime tarts, s’mores tarts, and crème brulée bites in edible spoons
Passed Gelato and Sorbet Bites ~ in seasonal flavors including:
Neapolitan, chocolate gelato in a vanilla basket with macerated strawberry
Caramel Apple Sorbet in a vanilla basket with candied peanuts and caramel sauce
Pistachio Sorbet in a chocolate basket with candied pistachios
Peach and Basil, peach sorbet in an orange basket with basil crystals
Lemoncello Sorbet in an orange basket with raw sugar
S’mores Station ~ with fire pits, hay bales, long birch sticks, milk chocolate Hershey bars,
dark chocolate, white chocolate, Honey Graham Crackers and assorted marshmallows

Menu includes:

  • all non-alcoholic beverages, bar mixers and bar fruit
  • linens, fine white china, flatware, necessary glassware for the bar and table settings
  • a versatile and unique Estate Pavilion, guest tables, guest chairs, five service tables, a dance floor and a built-in bar
  • full event staffing for set-up, service and break-down
  • a professional event coordinator
  • sales tax and administrative charges
Fall Wedding Menu Toggle

A Fall Wedding at Pearl S. Buck Estate
A five-hour reception with an elegant cocktail hour, a sophisticated, plated dinner service and classic desserts with a twist.

Cocktail Hour
Charcuterie and Cheese Display of sliced sopressata, salami, mortadella, assorted pickled vegetables, olives, fresh mozzarella, sharp provolone, gourmet crackers and sliced French baguette

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Asian Chicken Meatball Skewers with sesame hoisin glaze
Petit Filet Crostini with blue cheese and roasted pepper tapenade on toasted slices of French baguette
Baked Ham and Ricotta Tarts with honey mustard
Traditional Lamb Chops with mint chimmichurri
Tuna Tartare in Sesame Baskets with wasabi aioli
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with pesto aioli
Pears and Roquefort en Croute with local honey and thyme
Smoked Mushroom Flatbreads with cheddar

Dinner
Salad ~ Autumn Baby Arugula Salad with sliced pears, crumbled blue cheese, candied walnuts, chopped thyme and sherry-walnut vinaigrette

Entrées ~ Braised Short Ribs, slow-cooked with a red wine reduction
or
Apricot Glazed Center-cut Pork Chop with apricot au jus
each with Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with walnuts and thyme and Whipped Sweet Potatoes
or
Truffled Porcini Mushroom Ravioli with sautéed mushrooms and a porcini cream sauce

Dessert
Assorted Shooters ~ Chocolate Caramel with Sea Salt, Raspberry White Chocolate, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Strawberries and Cream, Peaches and Cream
Mini Cookies ~ White Chocolate Macadamia, Classic Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Oatmeal Raisin
Assorted Mini Desserts in seasonal flavors ~ petit fours, chocolate pecan tarts, pear frangipane tarts,
fruit tarts, key lime tarts, s’mores tarts, and crème brulée bites in edible spoons
Passed Gelato and Sorbet Bites ~ in seasonal flavors including Neapolitan, chocolate gelato in a vanilla basket with macerated strawberry; Caramel Apple Sorbet in a vanilla basket with candied peanuts and caramel sauce; and Pistachio Sorbet in a chocolate basket with candied pistachios
S’mores Station ~ with fire pits, hay bales, long birch sticks, milk chocolate Hershey bars, dark chocolate,
white chocolate, Honey Graham Crackers and assorted marshmallows

Menu includes

  • all non-alcoholic beverages, bar mixers and bar fruit
  • linens, fine white china, flatware, necessary glassware for the bar and table settings
  • a versatile and unique Estate Pavilion, guest tables, guest chairs, five service tables, a dance floor and a built-in bar
  • full event staffing for set-up, service and break-down
  • a professional event coordinator
  • sales tax and administrative charges

Menu prices include:

  • all non-alcoholic beverages, bar mixers and fruit
  • linens, fine white china, flatware, glassware and table settings
  • our versatile Estate Pavilion, guest tables and chairs, 5 service tables, a dance floor and bar
  • full event staffing for set-up, service and break-down
  • a professional event coordinator
  • sales tax and administrative charges