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By Carlton & Co. Menu

Menu Brochure (PDF)
Breakfast Menu Samples (PDF)
Buffet Luncheon Samples (PDF)
Picnic & BBQ Samples (PDF)
Buffet Dinner Samples (PDF)
Seated Dinner Menu Samples (PDF)
Cocktail Party Menu Samples (PDF)
Additional Services Provided (PDF)

Stationary Displays

Artistically Fresh Cut Fruit
jumbo strawberries, golden pineapple, seasonal berries

Fresh Crudities and Dip
asparagus tips, sugar snap peas, cherry or grape tomatoes, julienne red and yellow bell peppers, served with fresh homemade dill vegetable dip

Domestic and Imported Cheeses
French Brie with raspberry chutney, smoked Gouda, Havarti, Jarlsberg & domestic cheeses served with assorted gourmet crackers, Swedish ginger snaps and French bread

Jumbo Lump Imperial Crab Dip
served warm with toasted pita points and assorted gourmet crackers

Raw Bar
fresh clams and oysters, served with fresh lemon wedges, horseradish sauce, cocktail sauce & hot sauce

Butlered Hors d'oeuvres

  • Artichoke hearts stuffed with Parmesan Reggiano
  • Assorted miniature gourmet deep dish pizzas
  • Bacon wrapped crackers with Parmesan cheese
  • Beef tenderloin & bell pepper brochettes on mini skewers
  • Belgian endive stuffed with Boursin cheese and fresh alfalfa sprouts
  • Cajun chicken filets w/honey mustard sauce
  • California style mini spinach & goat cheese pizzas
  • Fresh Belgium endive Boursin cheese and Norwegian smoked salmon
  • Fresh sea scallops wrapped in apple bacon on mini skewers w/horseradish sauce
  • Fresh lobster medallions dipped in drawn butter on mini skewers
  • Greek spanakopitas - spinach pies
  • Hibachi beef skewers w/bell peppers & spring onions
  • Hot Parmesan & scallion cheese puffs
  • Italian sausage puffs served with a mild mustard sauce
  • Jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce
  • Mini chicken Wellington with horseradish and orange marmalade sauce
  • Mini beef Wellington with honey mustard sauce
  • Mushroom caps stuffed with sausage
  • Open face cucumber sandwiches with fresh dill
  • Pear & brie in phyllo served w/raspberry sauce
  • Petite asparagus tips with dill vegetable dip
  • Petite smoked salmon canapes with capers & Lemon garni
  • Petite spring rolls with duck sauce
  • Petite jumbo lump Maryland crab cakes with fresh tartar sauce (mini size)
  • Petite Maryland soft shell crabs with fresh tartar sauce or cocktail sauce
  • Raspberry & brie in phyllo w/raspberry coulis
  • Smokey links wrapped in phyllo w/deli mustard
  • Thai style beef sate with pineapple syrup
  • Fresh lobster medallions dipped in drawn butter on mini skewers

Stationary Appetizers

  • Fresh brie cheese w/raspberry sauce, ginger snaps and fresh fruit
  • Bruschetta with red and yellow tomatoes
  • Petite asparagus tips with dill vegetable dip
  • French Brie cheese with sauce and Swedish ginger snaps, raspberry sauce or mango chutney
  • Homemade cheese straws
  • Jumbo lump crab in patty shells
  • Jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce
  • Mini homemade biscuits with Smithfield ham
  • Petite jumbo lump Maryland crab cakes with fresh tartar sauce (Medium size)
  • Seven layer Mexican dip served with assorted tortilla chips

Cocktail, Buffet & Plated Dinner Entrees

  • Blackened chicken breast topped with plum tomato & basil salsa
  • Blackened salmon topped with plum tomato & basil salsa
  • Broiled flounder with lemon butter
  • Carlton’s southern style fried chicken
  • Cajun style chicken filet on mini skewers served with Mexican style fiesta rice
  • Cajun style grilled boneless chicken breast w/roasted bell peppers
  • Cold homemade lump chicken salad with freshly diced celery
  • Fresh pineapple and cranberry fruit mold
  • Fresh grilled salmon with fresh mango salsa
  • Fresh grilled salmon filet with dijon bearnaise sauce
  • Fresh main lobster salad
  • Fresh herb marinated and grilled chicken breast with honey mustard sauce
  • Fresh seafood salad with jumbo shrimp, lobster, and jumbo lump crab meat
  • Fresh slice Smithfield ham
  • Fresh sliced tenderloin of beef with fresh horseradish and/or bearnaise sauce
  • Grilled chicken breast topped w/plum tomato & basil salsa
  • Homemade hot chicken salad served with saffron seasoned rice
  • Honey glazed baked ham with honey mustard & rolls
  • Jerk season chicken filet
  • Jumbo lump imperial crab casserole
  • Jumbo mushroom caps stuffed with jumbo lump crab meat
  • Jumbo lump Maryland cold crab salad on Boston bib lettuce
  • Jumbo lump Maryland crab cake served with fresh tartar sauce or cocktail sauce
  • Petite grilled filet mignon steak with fresh bearnaise sauce
  • Petite grilled lamb chops with fresh mint au jus
  • Petite poached salmon filet with dill cucumber sauce
  • Petite roasted rack of lamb with fresh mint au jus
  • Pork sausage in rum sauce
  • Prosciuto wrapped chicken breast stuffed with smoked Gouda topped with
    fresh plum tomato & basil salsa
  • Roasted pork tenderloin with a honey, apple & ginger marinade sauce
  • Seafood casserole in a creamy seafood sauce with lobster, crabmeat and shrimp
  • Seafood salad (cold) of fresh lobster, crabmeat, and jumbo shrimp
  • Sliced smoked turkey with honey cup mustard
  • Southern style baby back spareribs
  • Teriyaki grilled salmon w/pineapple & mango salsa on the side
  • Thinly sliced Norwegian smoked salmon with capers, onions, fresh lemon,
    horseradish sauce and black bread and whole grain bread
  • Assortment of southern style buffalo wings served with fresh bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks

Vegetables & Starches

  • Assorted roasted julienne bell peppers
  • Baked sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows
  • Bowtie pasta w/vodka cream sauce and scallops
  • Rainbow salad to consist of fresh field greens, yellow & red peppers, yellow baby corn, hearts of palm & artichoke hearts w/balsamic vinaigrette
  • Fresh asparagus tips with hearts of palm on a bed of fresh field greens with lemon & chervil vinaigrette
  • Fresh homemade Caesar salad with crotons
  • Fresh penne pasta with jumbo shrimp
  • Fresh potatoes augratin
  • Cold wild rice salad with scallions, mushrooms, pine nuts and fresh mint
  • Grilled marinated asparagus w/sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts served with a mustard vinaigrette dressing
  • Fresh cucumber & vidalia onion salad in a vidalia onion dressing
  • Fresh European greens topped with crumbled bleu cheese and fresh raspberries, drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette
  • Fresh homemade dill & onion red potato salad
  • Fresh marinated asparagus tips with a raspberry vinaigrette
  • Fresh ratatouille
  • Fresh penne pasta with toasted pine nuts, fresh basil, assorted vegetables
    and a chervil vinaigrette
  • Fresh grilled bell peppers w/vidalia onions
  • Fresh steamed green beans
  • Fresh steamed asparagus tips w/hollandaise sauce
  • Fresh tomato basil with mozzarella and olive oil
  • Garlic roasted new red potatoes
  • Homemade pumpkin soup served with pita points
  • Homemade southern style corn pudding
  • Homemade southern style potato salad
  • Homemade pumpkin soup (in season)
  • Homemade tomato aspic with fresh asparagus tips
  • Maryland style broiled tomatoes
  • Medley of fresh roasted vegetables: zucchini, squash, sugar snap peas, onions, and assorted bell peppers
  • Mixed baby greens with hearts of palm and artichoke hearts with chervil & mustard vinaigrette
  • New white potatoes w/rosemary and chives
  • Petite garlic roasted new red potatoes with olive oil and sea salt
  • Roasted barley in a mushroom Marsala sauce
  • Roasted potatoes with glazed vidalia or pearl onions
  • Roasted sugar snap peas
  • Sauteed zucchini and squash with vidalia onions
  • Saffron seasoned rice with assorted diced bell peppers
  • Steamed broccoli and caulifour with lemon butter
  • Salad Ensalada Mixta En Naranja
  • Sliced Maryland red & yellow tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and basil, with a
    light olive oil dressing
  • Southern style succotash of Maryland corn and baby lima beans (in season)
  • Steamed zucchini, squash, and sugar snap peas
  • Stir fry squash and zucchini with spring onions
  • Sugar snap peas served with lemon butter
  • Tomato & cucumber salad with chervil vinaigrette
  • Wild rice and mushroom casserole
  • Wild rice with peas carrots, mint & ginger
  • Endive , Roquefort & walnut salad w/boston bib lettuce drizzled w/Carlton’s vinaigrette dressing served over Belgian endives halves

Assorted Breads & Rolls

  • Cranberry Bread
  • Crusted French roll
  • Fresh bread
  • Fresh Focaccia
  • Garlic and/or toasted pita points
  • Homemade Southern style biscuits
  • Homemade corn muffins
  • Petite Croissants
  • Rye bread
  • Silver dollar rolls
  • Sliced french baguettes

Assorted Miniature Desserts

Assorted Gourmet Cookies

Full Sized & Individual Desserts

  • Chocolate marquis cake
  • Chocolate framboise cake
  • Creme caramel with fresh berries
  • Fresh pear Charlotte cake
  • Framboise Royale cake
  • Countess torte
  • Wedding or Decorated cake of clients choice of flavor and decor served with coulis and berries
  • Chocolate socher torte on bed of raspberry sauce with mint garni
  • Fresh strawberry Napoleon with Mousseline cream and strawberry coulis with fresh mint garni
  • Fresh apple, peach or blackberry crisp topped with French vanilla ice cream, Grand Marnier hard sauce or fresh whipping cream
  • Fresh mixed fruit or pear tart with raspberry coulis
  • Fresh raspberry tart with raspberry coulis
  • Fresh lemon tart with Mousseline cream and fresh blackberries
  • Homemade apple tart with French vanilla ice cream
  • Homemade brownie sundaes with French vanilla ice cream, homemade chocolate sauce and fresh raspberries or blackberries
  • Homemade hazelnut pyramids with fresh chocolate coulis
  • Gourmet cheese cakes: plain, fruit, strawberry, white chocolate hazelnut, pumpkin, snickers, black bottom, etc.
  • Jumbo chocolate dipped strawberries
  • Jumbo tuxedo strawberries
  • Macadamia torte with chocolate coulis and fresh strawberries
  • Petite chocolate criollo of lady fingers and chocolate mousse served with
    raspberry or chocolate coulis
  • Homemade triple berry shortcakes with fresh raspberries, strawberries and black berries topped with fresh Mousseline cream and drizzled with raspberry coulis
    (perfect for spring and summer)

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Jumbo shrimp with fresh cocktail sauce

Roasted turkey with giblet gravey
Fresh homemade sausage stuffing
Cranberry sauce
Fresh steamed green beans
Fresh home style mash potatoes
Homemade sauerkraut with pork
Home style sweet potato casserole with marshmallows
Homemade candied sweet potatoes
Fresh homemade rolls w/butter

Homemade pumpkin pie

( 1st course for a seated dinner)
All soup entrees served with pita points or Carlton’s homemade cheese straws

  • Carlton’s homemade pumpkin soup
  • Fresh Maryland Style Jumbo lump crab soup
  • Fresh Jumbo lump cream of crab soup
  • Fresh butternut squash soup
  • Fresh frosted crab soup, Maryland club style

(can be a 1st course for a seated dinner)

  • Winter chopped salad consisting of baby arugulla and field of greens with chopped hearts of palm, tomatoes, cucumbers and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Strawberry salad consisting of baby arugula topped with hearts of palm glazed pecans and heart shaped strawberries with balsamic dressing
  • Salad of fresh field greens chopped in sliced apples, walnuts,
    fresh raspberries drizzled with Roquefort cheese and raspberry vinaigrette
  • European greens w/fresh apple slices raspberries and walnuts drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette
  • All season chopped salad consisting of fresh boston and arugula greens topped with chopped fresh tomatoes, avocado pears, cucumbers, hearts of palm, and fresh grated Parmesan cheese with balsamic dressing
  • Winter salad consisting of romaine freshly diced pears and apples, dried cranberries and mandarin oranges tossed with sweet raspberry vinaigrette
  • Fresh romaine greens w/hearts of palm, Maryland tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, artichoke hearts w/chervil balsamic dressing
  • Fresh baby arugula with hearts of palm, tomato wedges topped with balsamic dressing
  • Rainbow salad consisting of fresh field greens, yellow and red peppers, baby yellow corn, hearts of palm and artichoke hearts with balsamic vinaigrette on side
  • Fresh spinach salad w/ hearts of palm , bacon, boiled eggs w/chervil vinaigrette


  • Fresh pizza bagels
  • Pigs n/blanket
  • Chicken tenders
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Fried chicken strips w/ketchup