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Catering – New England

Catering - New England

Whether we are dropping off food for a meeting or designing a full service event with staffing, equipment, linens and decor no event is too big or too small or too complex for Distinctive Tastes Catering. Lori Rizzo Events is prepared to flawlessly execute any type of event. We have a 1200 square foot state of the art kitchen and baking room, highly skilled culinary professionals, highest quality freshest products delivered daily, custom focused event designers and an on time delivery staff.

Below is a sampling of our comfort food offering for your next gathering

  • Mini House-smoked Pulled Bbq Chicken Sliders
  • Mini Meatloaf Sliders With Pesto Aioli, Bacon, Arugula, Tomato And Cumin Ketchup
  • Guacamole, Hummus, Buttermilk Ranch, Homemade Onion Dip, Spinach-Artichoke Dip
    • Served with Assorted Chips, Crudités and Dips
  • Warm, Creamy Roasted Tomato Bisque With Miniature Grilled Cheese
  • Miniature BBQ Bacon Western Sirloin Cheeseburgers Served On Homemade Brioche Buns
  • Truffle Fries Served In Newspaper Cones
  • Mini Meatloaf Bites with Awesome Garlic Smashed Potatoes
  • Mini Baked-stuffed Potatoes Served With Sour Cream, Bacon, Cheese And Chives
  • Mini Corn Dogs (Or Mini Pigs’n Blanket) With Mustard And Chipotle Dipping Sauce
  • Mini Chicken’N Waffle Bites With Sage Brown Maple Butter and Smoked Paprika
  • Mini Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies – Pure Comfort!
  • Bacon Cheddar Biscuits with a variety of toppings


Couture Sample Menus

Couture Brunch or Shower Sampling Menu

  • Caesar Salad - Served In A Parmesan Crisp Cup With Homemade Croutons And Fresh Shaved Parmesan
  • Pancake Stacks Served with Maple Syrup and Blueberry Compote
  • Eggs Benedict Served on a Tasting Spoon
  • Mini Lobster Rolls with homemade tarragon Aioli
  • Oatmeal “Crème Brulee” Bites
  • Triple-Berry and Mango Smoothie Shots
  • Rice Krispie treat pops on a stick dipped in frosting
  • Miniature Milkshake Shots – Complete With Cream, Cherry Or Sprinkles And A Straw!
  • Banana Pudding Shots And Mini Cashew-crusted Key Lime Pies With Orange Cream
  • A Huge Selection of Cookies from Chewy Cookies, to Sandwich Cookies to Crispy Cookies Served With Cold milk shots
  • Fresh Season Fruit Salad with Honey and Mint or Fruit Skewers with Special Dipping Sauce
  • Breakfast Egg Souffles Served in a Croissant Crust

Bagel Bar

  • Bagels with smoked salmon, assorted flavors cream cheese, capers, lemon, shallots and whipped butter
  • Bread & Pastry Bar
  • Assorted Croissants, Tea Breads and Muffins Served with homemade flavored butters, lemon curd and jams

Contemporary Slider Bar

  • Barbecue Chicken Sliders
  • Pan Seared Lump Crab cake Sliders
  • Herb Grilled vegetable Sliders
  • Orzo Salad Served in individual Takeout Boxes with basil, mint, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and red wine vinaigrette

Below is just a sampling of our offerings.

We typically custom design our menus to suit the event.

Fruit & Cheese

Imported and domestic cheeses artfully garnished with fruit and berries, accompanied by an assortment of crackers.

Charcuterie and Cheese Platter

French brie, smoked gouda, diamond cheddar, oregon blue, dill havarti, goat cheeses, sliced imported meats, served with dried fruits, french bread rounds and gourmet crackers.

French Baked Brie Frangelico

Nutty, crunchy carmelized and sugary served with french breads.

Feta and Nut Display

Our own feta cheese spread layered with toasted pistachios, dates, cilantro and mint, served with raw vegetables, flat-breads an crackers.

Savory Cheesecakes

Accompanied by an assortment of crackers and bagel chips, your choice of:

  • Goat cheese and sun dried tomato
  • Smoked salmon and dill
  • Nacho Cheese
  • Shrimp

Hors d'oeuvres: 

Shrimp Cocktail

Served with lemon wedges, dill and cocktail sauce.

Silver Dollar Tenderloin Bites

Tenderloin on sourdough rounds, with sauteed onions and horseradish cream.

Andoui Sausage and Shrimp Kabob

Beef or chicken satay (or chicken tika masala)

Served on a skewer with peanut coconut milk dipping sauce.

Sausage stuffed Mushrooms (or bread stuffing)

Duck with apricot and brandy in phyllo

Bourbon Chicken and Mango on an Edible Spoon

Scallops & Bacon

Garden Fresh Rolls

Shrimp greens and fresh raw veggies wrapped in rice paper with soy hoisin dipping sauce.

Mini sandwich bites

• Smoked turkey and apple jelly on orange raisin muffin

• Smoked ham & gouda with caramelized onions on toasted brioche

• Roast beef with her garlic cheese on mini knot roll

Beef Wellington in Puff Pastry

Mini pigs stuffed in a parmesan pastry dough

Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls

With bleau cheese dipping sauce.

Mini burgers or mini dogs in mini buns

Brie and Raspberry

In Pyllo log or caramel apple and goat cheese

Italian mini meatballs in tomato sauce

Roasted Shrimp Platter

Served with spicy salsa remoulade sauce.

Caprese Tomato Bites

Goat cheese stuffed mousse cherry tomatoes.

Dumplings: (pan fried or steamed)

Thai, vegetarian or chicken with soy lemon dipping sauce.

Morrocan lamp lolipops on a skewer

Chicken marsala pot pie

Smoked salmon roses on pumpernickel round

Truffled mac and cheese bites



Reception platters and dips

Maryland crab dip with french bread or crab brie and artichoke

Seasonal crudite basket with garden dip

Sante fe Terrine

Guacamole salsa sour cream, tomatoes, monterey jack cheese and jalapeños served with multi colored tortilla chips.

Creamy spinach dip in harvest hollowed bread bowl

Carrots, celery and flatbreads

Satay Display

Grilled chicken, beef and shrimp with asian 5 spice served with spicy peanut and hoisin soy dipping sauces.

Chicken tenders platter served with honey mustard and barbecue sauce

Middle Eastern Table

Hummus, taboule, raisin couscous, olives, feta red peppers with a basket of pita chips.

Trio of Bruschetta

  • Olive and Caper
  • White Cannellini
  • Roasted tomato and mozzarella

Herb roasted filet of beef

served with veggie chips, knot rolls served with red pepper aioli, mustard and horseradish cream

Ranch or buffalo wings with ranch or bleau cheese dipping sauce

Mexican Table

Tri color tortilla chips with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

Italian Feast

Artfully arranged italian delicacies to include frsh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, salamis, olives, provolone chunks, artichokes and tomatoes accompanied by crostinis and breadsticks.

California pinwheels

Served in paper baking cups assortment to include:

• Turkey havarti and garlic aioli

• Ham swiss and honey mustard

• BLT with mayo


Fritter Station

An array of sweet and savory fritters with dipping sauces.

Mac And Cheese Station

With assorted toppings

Chicken and Waffle Bar

Served with a side of pure maple syrup drizzle


Sweet & Savory Crepe Bar

Pad Thai Action Station

Thai themed station attended by a Chef that will treat your guests to Flavor and Flair!  served in multicolored takeout boxes and chopsticks.

Chowder Bar Shooters

 Corn and Cheddar

 Clam, Fish, Seafood, Lobster


Carving Station

House Brined Turkey or

Maple Cured Ham or Tenderloin with rolls, chutneys and mustards

Dumpling Station w/ Dipping Sauces

Various fillings, Vegetarian, Chicken, Meat Pork

Misting Station

Choice of Skewer

(Chicken, Fish Or Veggie) Guests choose a ‘Mister,’ which is similar to a little perfume bottle filled with favored oil, typically Truffle,

Pineapple or Balsamic, for their meats.

Dessert Stars of the Show


Every flavor of designer cupcake you could dream up

Smores Satay

marshmallow cream sandwiches between graham crackers dipped in milk chocolate

Chocolate mini mousse cups

Imported french macarons

Macaroon Satay

Cream sandwiched between macaroons and dipped in chocolate

Mini chocolate cheesecake assortment

Cheesecake lolipops - assorted

Chocolate covered strawberries

Push Pops

Cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, chocolate devils food cake, red velvet, carrot

Cake Pop Assortment

Velvety cake balls covered with a variety of chocolates cake flavors: Carrot, chocolate fudge, coffee and lemon

Petit Fours

Mini italian pastries

*We also have cookies, brownies, pies, cakes, tarts, tiramisu just ask!