Shrimp cocktail close-up
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Brandon Inn Garden Salad
hors d'oeuvres
Smoked Acorn Squash Soup with hazelnut cream...mmm!
New York Strip Steak with Black Peppercorn Sauce & Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brandon Inn Reception Dinner Menu

SOUPS: $5.00

  • Chowder of Fresh Vermont Vegetables
  • Roasted Butternut Squash, topped with sour cream and toasted pine nuts
  • Grilled Eggplant with roasted red bell pepper and basil cream
  • Zesty Tomato and Herb
  • Asparagus, Crab and Ginger Bisque
  • Lobster and Apple Bisque
  • Potato and Leek
  • Smoked Acorn Squash with hazelnut cream
  • Vermont Cheddar and Apple Bisque
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Chilled Gazpacho
  • Cream of Chilled Carrot and Orange Bisque
  • Vichyssoise

APPETIZERS: $6.50  *$9.00

  • Smoked Salmon with capers and cucumber chutney
  • Seafood Cocktail with roasted garlic-tomato coulis
  • Cheese Ravioli with red and green bell pepper sauce
  • Vegetable Terrine with olive oil and herb vinaigrette
  • Smoked Rainbow Trout with wild mushroom and grilled tomato sauce
  • Marinated and Grilled Porta Bella Mushrooms with a sherry essence
  • Smoked Duck Cake with raspberry and black current sauce
  • Crab Cake with mango fruit sauce
  • *Grilled Quail with a blueberry ginger sauce
  • *Shrimp Cocktail with traditional sauce
  • *Lobster Cocktail with smoked shrimp Cajun tartar sauce
  • *Lobster Taco with tropical fruit salsa

Dinners come with choice of Salad

Entrée comes with your choice accompaniments listed after the entrée selections plus four seasonal vegetables


  • Brandon Inn fresh garden salad with dressing of your choice
  • Caesar Salad with house smoked salmon and garlic croutons
  • Mescalin greens and Asiago cheese with herb vinaigrette
  • Red and green leaf lettuce with cucumber, tomatoes and honey maple Dijon dressing


Your Choice of Citrus Fruit Sorbet to Cleanse the Palette between courses  $4.50


Entrees come with your choice of salad, four seasonal vegetables and one accompaniment listed below, as well as fresh baked breads, coffee and tea.

Entrees: $32.00
  • Beef Wellington with an herbal demiglace
  • Filet Mignons Forestier wrapped in bacon with a wild mushroom, Cabernet Sauvignon and mustard sauce
  • Roasted Tenderloin of Beef with a Cognac demiglace
  • Roast Prime Rib au jus
  • New York Strip Steak au poivre
  • Native Rack of Lamb with garlic mint sauce
  • Medallions of Lamb with sweet onion and rosemary sauce
  • Venison Medallions with Anjou pear herb sauce
  • Quail stuffed with venison bratwurst, served with applejack sauce
  • Native Vermont Roast Pheasant with apple, honey and thyme sauce
  • Roast Duck with black cherry sauce
Entrees: $28.00
  • Poached Salmon with a champagne sauce
  • Grilled Salmon with a Tropical Fruit Salsa
  • Sole stuffed with crabmeat, served with a spinach cheese sauce
  • Atlantic Harvest- Salmon, Scallops, Shrimp, and crab in a cherry cream sauce
  • Shrimp and scallop scampi
  • Boneless Chicken Breast stuffed with apple and herbs Served with an artichoke-lime sauce
  • Chicken Marsala topped with fried leeks
  • Boneless Chicken Breast stuffed with crabmeat, served with supreme sauce
  • Boneless Chicken Breast stuffed with dill havarti cheese, Served with broccoli cream sauce
  • Pork Tenderloin with garlic and caraway demiglace
  • Roast Vermont Turkey with apple maple stuffing, giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce
  • Pork Loin Roast with apple stuffing, served with Calvados glace
  • Rolled roasted Leg of Lamb stuffed with spinach Pesto, Served with an herbal demiglace
Vegetarian Entrees:  $25.00
  • Portabella Mushroom Wellington, with sherry charlotte reduction
  • Three Cheese Tortellini, with pesto and roasted bell peppers
  • Wild Rice Pancakes with Shallot ragout
Entrees come with one of the accompaniments listed below:
  • Baked Potato with Sour Cream & Chives or Herbed Butter
  • Seasoned Twice Baked Potatoes
  • Herbed Wild Rice
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Spinach, Ricotta, Parmesan Spaetzle
  • Sweet Potato Gratin
  • Sweet Potato and carrot timbale
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé
  • Yorkshire Pudding
  • Cheese and Herb Polenta
  • Brown Butter Gnocchi
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Tarragon Mashed Potatoes
  • Couscous with fresh herbs
  • A Variety of Pastas

Hors D’oeuvres

Mirrors and Boards
  • A Selection of Imported and local Vermont Cheeses served with fresh baguettes and seasonal fruits and vegetable garnishes on a Rustic Board $6.50
  • International Cheese Mirror with Fresh Fruit  $5.50
  • Fresh Vegetable Crudités on a Mirror with Two Dips  $3.00
  • Antipasto Mirror with Artichoke Hearts, Assorted Olives, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Peppers, Feta and Mozzarella Cheese, Hard Salami and Prosciuto  $5.50
  • Brandon Inn side of Smoked Salmon with Red Onions, Capers with a Mustard Dill Sauce served with assorted breads  $7.50
  • Assorted Smoked, Pickled Shellfish Mirror  $7.50
  • Shrimp display with Traditional Cocktail Sauce  $6.50
  • Assorted Pate Board with Almonds and Portabella Mushrooms with Cumberland Sauce and Crackers; Country Chicken Liver with Herbs  $5.75
  • White Fish Terrine served with Crusty French Bread; Seasonal Fruits, Berries, Dried Fruits and Nuts with Honey Yogurt and Citrus Dips  $6.50
  • Smoked Trout and Avocado Dip with Bagel Chips  $4.50
  • Mediterranean Couscous with Pita Chips  $4.50

Price per person

  • Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel Bread  $3.50
  • Pinwheels of Ham with Cream Cheese  $3.50
  • Gravlox with Peppercorns on slices of Cucumber  $3.50
  • Deviled Eggs with Caviar  $3.50
  • Cucumber Rounds with Cream Cheese and Garlic Topping  $3.00
  • Smoked Trout on Toast  $4.00
  • Avocado Shrimp Toast  $4.00
  • Teriyaki Chicken  $4.00
  • Oyster and Roquefort Cheese on Toast  $5.00
  • Mediterranean Flat Bread with Chevre Cheese and Sun Dried Tomatoes  $3.50
  • Gruyere, Prosciuto and Pistachio filled French Bread  $3.50
  • Seasonal Melon with Prosciuto  $3.50
  • Leaves of Belgian Endive with Boursin Cheese and Chives  $3.50
  • Fruit Brochettes, Fresh Fruit Chunks marinated in Grande Marnier  $4.00
  • Humus with Black Olives and Pita Triangle Chips  $3.50
  • Bruschetta – Toasted Bread with a Topping of Olive Oil, Garlic, Fresh Tomato, Sweet Onion, Fresh Herbs and Parmesan Cheese $3.50

Price per serving

Hot Passed Hors D’oeuvres
  • Melted Vermont Cheddar and Apple Squares  $3.50
  • Miniature Crab Cakes with a Cajun Tartar Sauce  $6.00
  • Shrimp Fritters with a Cocktail Sauce  $5.00
  • Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes stuffed with Crabmeat  $6.00
  • Chicken Wings, Hot and Spicy or Teriyaki Honey  $3.50
  • Chicken and Snow Pea Skewers with Sesame Mayonnaise  $4.00
  • Teriyaki Beef Strips on Skewers  $4.00
  • Scallops wrapped in Bacon  $5.00
  • Cheddar Cheese Croquettes with a Tyrolean Sauce of Mayonnaise, Tomato and Cognac  $4.50
  • Swedish Meatballs with Sour Cream and Herbs  $3.50
  • Mushrooms stuffed with:
    Sausage and Ricotta Cheese  $4.50
    Spinach and Herbs  $4.50
    Pesto and Feta  $4.50
  • Cheese Sticks with Creamy Black Peppercorn Dip  $3.00
  • Lobster Ragout wrapped in Puff Pastry  $8.00
  • Spanakopita, Spinach and Feta in Phyllo  $4.50
  • Vegetable Egg Rolls with Soy and Duck Sauce  $4.50
  • Shrimp Egg Rolls with Soy and Duck Sauce  $5.00
  • Spicy Crab Wontons  $5.00
  • Spicy Vegetable Wontons  $4.50
  • Assorted Mini Quiche  $4.50
  • Barbecue Baby Back Ribs with Dipping Sauce  $8.00
  • Grilled Miniature Lamb Chops, served with a Mint Dipping Sauce  $9.95

Price per serving, served at stations or passed butler style

Barbecue Hors D’oeuvres
  • Smoked Baby Back Ribs served with Traditional Barbecue Sauce  $8.50
  • Jumbo Barbecued Shrimp served with Pesto Dip  $12.50
  • Cajun Sea Scallops  $6.50
  • Miniature Lamb Chops served with a Mint Dipping Sauce  $8.50
  • Grilled Eggplant served on Tostini  $5.00
  • Grilled, Marinated Portabella Mushrooms served with French Bread  $5.00
  • Grilled Vegetables to include:  Onion, Red and Green Peppers, Eggplant Served with Pita Bread Triangles  $5.00

Price per serving, served at stations or passed butler style

Brandon Inn Buffet Dinner Menu


  • Seafood Salad with vegetables, white fish, sea legs and shrimp
  • Brandon Inn Garden Salad
  • Traditional Waldorf Salad
  • Warm German Potato Salad with Onions and Bacon
  • Oriental Chicken Noodle Salad with Teriyaki Sauce and Sesame Seed
  • Tomato and Basil Salad
  • Three Bean Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Fresh Fruit Salad with Grande Marnier

Choose 3

Mirror Displays

  • Mirror of Mixed Cold Poultry with Cumberland Sauce
  • Antipasto – Salami, Olives, Pimentos, Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Hot Peppers
  • Mirror of Pates and Terrines with Relish and crackers

Choose 1


  • Arrangement of Smoked Trout, White Fish, Oysters and Mussels
  • Assortment of Creamed and Pickled Fish – Matjes Herring, Roll mops in Sour Cream, Curried Cream Fish
  • Chilled Poached Salmon with a Dill Dressing and Cucumbers
  • Sevice of Shrimp and Scallops – Shrimp and Scallops Marinated in Lime Juice with Cilantro and Jalapeno Peppers

Choose 1

Hot Dishes

Served in elegant Chafing Dishes

  • Savory Vermont Lamb and Vegetable Stew
  • Hearty Beef Stroganoff with Mushroom with Mushrooms and Sour Cream
  • Sausage Mixed Grill of Venison Sausage, Knockwurst and Bratwurst with Red Peppers and Onions
  • Atlantic Harvest -White fish, Shrimp, Scallops and Crab Legs in a Sherry Cream Sauce
  • Champagne Chicken – Breast of Chicken in a Champagne Cream Sauce with Red Potatoes and Broccoli
  • Chicken Forestier- Sliced Breast of Chicken in a Light Garlic Mushroom and Herb Coating
  • Cheese Tortellini with Pesto Sauce
  • Vegetable Lasagna with Eggplant, Tomatoes, Mushrooms and 3 Cheeses

Choose 2

Chef Carved Roast Meat

  • Vermont Roast Turkey with Apple Stuffing and Maple Sauce
  • Top Round of Roast Beef au Jus
  • Vermont Native Leg of Lamb with a Mint Demi-Glace
  • Honey Glazed Baked Ham
  • Roast Loin of Pork Stuffed with Apricots

Choose 2

Or . . . Choose one from above list plus one from below list at the indicated additional price

  • Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding and Horse Radish  $4.00
  • Filet Wellington (Specialty of the House) with a Brandy Demi-Glace  $7.00
  • Grilled Fresh Salmon with a Tropical Fruit Salsa  $4.50
  • Native Rack of Lamb with an Herbal Demi-Glace  $10.00

Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Tea

$32.50 per person


  • We will serve your outside wedding cake ($2.50 cake cutting charge per person) or a Brandon Inn wedding cake at $5.00 per person
  • A selection of Pies, Pastries and Cakes with Strawberries on a Mirror  $6.50

All Prices are subject to an 18% Gratuity and Prevailing Vermont State Tax

Garden Barbecue

Choice of Three Salads

  • Green Salad, variety of Mescalin Greens with a Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
  • Garden Salad, a mix of Lightly Marinated Salad Vegetables ~served with choice of dressing
  • Oriental Linguine Salad with Vegetable Julienne and Soy Marinade
  • Three Bean Salad
  • Tomato & Fresh Basil with Mozarella cheese
  • Italian Macaroni Salad with Peas, Ham, Pickles and Carrots in a light creamy dressing
  • Caesar Salad with shaved Asiago cheese & croutons
  • Waldorf Salad

Choice of Three:

  • Marinated Roasted Breast and Leg of Chicken
  • Barbecued Spare Ribs
  • Grilled Hot and Sweet Sausage with Red and Green Peppers
  • Fish Kabobs with Vegetables
  • Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Choice of Two:

  • Potato Salad
  • Jacket (baked) Potato
  • Baked Beans
  • Sweet Corn
  • Macaroni & Cheese

Barbecue will also include: Corn Bread and other Home-baked Breads

Cookies, Brownies, Fresh Fruits

Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea or Ice Tea, Ice Coffee

$29.00 per person

$13.00 per child 10 and under

All Prices are subject to an 18% Gratuity and Vermont Tax
There is a $350.00 set up charge for Garden Barbecue – outdoors
There is a $150.00 set up charge for Garden Barbecue – indoors