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Sazama's Fine Catering Formal Banquet Dinner Menu

At Sazama’s
Fine Catering, we know planning an event can be stressful and timeconsuming. From the initial brainstorming and invites, to
planning each detail and ensuring all goes smoothly from start to finish, it’s about more than just the event with each corporate or social occasion, you have a unique opportunity to make a lasting impression.
Designed to Dazzle
It’s because of this that Sazama’s approaches each event as if it were our own personal opportunity to entertain. Whether planning a formal client event, a product showcase designed to dazzle the most discerning clientele, a VIP or employee recognition soiree, an elegant gala to encourage donor generosity, or something else entirely, your event is unlike any other.
Exceptional Experience
When you connect with an event designer at Sazama’s, he or she will give the objective of your event ample consideration while developing a menu suited to your needs. Using creative customization, the team will maximize value for your budget while still providing an exceptional experience for all clients and guests. From attentive service perfectly choreographed with your timeline to elegantly laid linens, complementary décor, attention to detail that makes the Sazama’s Difference evident, and so much more, it’s clear why Sazama’s Fine Catering has been consistently recognized for exemplary service time and time again.
Mouthwatering Menus
Within these pages are mouthwatering menus expertly crafted, page by page, you’ll find your inspiration here. Select from traditional
meals and complementary courses that stand the test of time or pick and choose a wealth of tantalizing treats that are perfectly on-trend. With the expert guidance of our experienced team, embrace these established menus as-is, or make them all your own and select a service style, then maneuver the menu to satisfy your unique palate. From luscious libations cleverly themed and one-bite wonders that tease the taste buds through to crisp seasonal salads and decadent dinners that linger on the tongue, we’ll take care of you and your guests.
A Memorable Success!
On its own, Sazama’s Fine Catering is an extraordinarily well-suited, full-service event caterer committed to over-the-top hospitality for corporate and social events. But when you house a reputable catering team in a gorgeous venue steeped in culture, you can be assured your event is destined for memorable success!

A LA CARTE HORS D’OEUVRES

Offered as a beginning enhancement to your dinner service, our hors d’oeuvres packages are an inviting way to welcome your guests to your reception. Packages are served for one hour prior to dinner service. Service styles and menu items are open to modification and, as with everything in our menus, are completely customizable. Hors d’oeuvres only packages can be custom designed if needed.

One

11 per guest | all butler style hand-passed

TWO

11 per guest | all table-displayed

THREE

14 per guest | table-displayed and hand-passed

Four

14 per guest | all butler style hand-passed

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Buffet Collections

We’ve taken the time to craft a handful of packages for events and celebrations of different sizes and styles. Use them as inspiration to bring your own vision to life or sit back and relax knowing you’ve selected a menu primed for success. Each buffet comes with your choice of one hand-served salad, one buffet- served salad, one seasonal vegetable, accompanying starch for your entrée selection(s), and rolls and Wisconsin butter

THIRD WARD 30

Roasted and carved pork loin*
Mustard crusted pork loin with Dijon peppercorn ivory sauce
1 additional entrée selection
1 table-served salad
1 buffet salad
1 seasonal vegetable

LAKESIDE 35

Roasted and carved beef sirloin
Herb crusted beef sirloin with tarragon horseradish cream
2 additional entrée selections
1 table-served salad
2 buffet salads
1 seasonal vegetable

RIVERFRONT 33

Smoked and carved turkey breast
Black cherry smoked turkey breast with herb citrus turkey gravy and cranberry orange relish;
2 additional entrée selections
1 table-served salad
1 buffet salad
1 seasonal vegetable

NORTH SHORE 42

Roasted and carved beef tenderloin
Peppercorn crusted beef tenderloin with red wine demi and tarragon horseradish cream;
3 additional entrée selections
1 table-served salad
2 buffet salads
1 seasonal vegetable

For increased variety, add a second carved meat selection for $6 per guest or an additional entrée selection for $4 per guest. Please see the next page for buffet collection entrée options.

Buffet Collection Entrée Selections

Sunset Chicken
Grilled with basil-pesto butter, lemon and heirloom tomatoes; served with herbed basmati rice
Bourbon Chicken
Boneless chicken breast roasted with jalapeño peach jam; served with cumin spiked sweet potato ragout with sweet peppers and onions
Chicken Verona
Parmesan crusted and topped with crispy prosciutto, aged parmesan, fresh arugula, and lemon pan jus; served with garlic buttered gemelli
Chicken Forestiere
Boneless chicken breast topped with mushroom herb demi; served with rosemary garlic mashed potatoes
Slow Roasted Pork Loin
Accompanied by black currant jus and crispy prosciutto; served with parmesan-rhubarb polenta
Saz's Award-Winning BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Our famous baby backs– Milwaukee’s favorite for over 40 years! Served with Saz’s Original BBQ Sauce and herb roasted baby Yukon Gold potatoes
Cider Braised Short Ribs
Hard apple cider braised beef short ribs topped with frizzled leeks; served with horseradish mashed potatoes
Sliced Bistro Steak Medallions*
With green peppercorn ivory sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes with garlic & herbs
Seared Wahoo
Seared wahoo with lemon beurre blanc and crispy fingerling potatoes
Blackened Salmon
Topped with tomato, caper and crawfish saute; served with pineapple dirty rice
Wild Mushroom Alfredo
Tri-color cheese tortellini, pesto alfredo, and balsamic herb roasted wild mushrooms

Family Style Dining

Family-style selections are an inviting alternative to buffet-style service at a similar pricing structure. Provide your guests with an intimate dining experience that encourages camaraderie and connection without sacrificing elegant service and buffet variety.

Family-style services include a plated salad of your choice accompanied by an assorted artisan roll and bakery basket with Wisconsin butter, one seasonal vegetable, and accompanying chef selected starch.

Two Entrées 38 per guest | Three Entrées 42 per guest

Family-Style Entrées

Braised Short Ribs
Hard apple cider braised beef short ribs topped with frizzled leeks; served with horseradish mashed potatoes
Sliced Bistro Steak Meallions*
With green peppercorn ivory sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes with garlic & herbs
Saz's Award-Winning BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Our famous baby backs-Milwaukee’s favorite for over 40 years! Served with Saz’s Original BBQ Sauce and herb roasted baby Yukon potatoes
Slow Roasted Pork Loin
Black currant jus and crispy prosciutto; served with parmesan-rhubarb polenta
Sunset Chicken
Boneless chicken breast grilled with basil-pesto butter, lemon and heirloom tomatoes served with herbed basmati rice
Bourbon Chicken
Boneless chicken breast roasted with jalapeño peach jam; served with cumin spiked sweet potato ragout with sweet peppers and onions
Chicken Verona
Parmesan crusted and topped with crispy prosciutto, aged parmesan, fresh arugula and lemon pan jus; served with garlic buttered gemelli
Chicken Forestiere
Boneless chicken breast topped with mushroom herb demi; served with rosemary garlic mashed potatoes
Carbonara Chicken
Pan seared boneless chicken breast with guanciale and pecorino-romano cheese; served with English peas and butternut squash courgetti
Wild Mushroom Alfredo
Tri-color cheese tortellini with pesto alfredo and balsamic herb roasted wild mushrooms
Seared Wahoo
Seared wahoo with lemon beurre blanc and crispy fingerling potatoes
Blackened Salmon
Topped with tomato, caper and crawfish saute’ with pineapple dirty rice

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Buffet & Family Style Accompaniments

Table-served salad options, buffet salad options, starch options, and vegetable options to accompany your buffet or family-style dinner service.

Table-Served Salad Selections

The following salads will be served at your table with assorted artisan rolls and bakery, and will be accompanied by Wisconsin butter.

Sweet Sonoma
Chopped romaine, swiss chard, baby kale, fire roasted peppers, red and golden beets, goat cheese, candied almonds, homemade peach vinaigrette
Sazama's Wedge
Iceberg wedge, crispy smoked bacon, grape tomato, bleu cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes, homemade chipotle buttermilk dressing
Staccato Symphony
Fresh spring mix, chopped romaine, dried cranberries, macadamia nuts, shaved parmesan, homemade champagne vinaigrette
Heart of Romaine
Fresh hearts of romaine with grilled crostini, parmesan frico, homemade balsamic Caesar dressing
Caprese Stacked (add $1 per guest)
Heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, micro basil, aged balsamic, EVOO, smoked salt, cracked black pepper
Sweet Leaves
Mixed greens, fresh strawberries, pecans, teardrop tomatoes, gorgonzola, roasted garlic, homemade cherry vinaigrette
Autumn Harvest Salad
Mixed baby greens, diced bell peppers, Fuji apples, crumbled feta cheese, toasted walnuts, homemade cranberry vinaigrette
Field of Dreams (add $1 per guest)
Bouquet of fresh field greens, candied pecans, goat cheese, cucumber ribbons, homemade white balsamic dressing

BUFFET SALAD OPTIONS

• Crumbled feta, watermelon, and olive salad with honey lime vinaigrette
• Charred corn and tri-color quinoa salad tossed in a roasted poblano vinaigrette
• Ozark Mountain Power slaw featuring antioxidant-rich kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and seasonal vegetables tossed in a malt vinegar caraway dressing
• Mediterranean orzo salad with cucumber, tomato, and lemon vinaigrette
• Loaded baked potato salad with bacon, cheddar cheese, and chives
• Crab pasta salad with cucumber and tomato confit
• Sun-dried tomato pasta salad with feta, basil, and Kalamata olives
• Fresh cut fruit salad with seasonal berries
• Caprese pasta salad with fresh basil, mozzarella pearls, and teardrop tomatoes

STARCH OPTIONS

• Southwest pepper jack mac and cheese with smoked bacon
• Maple-chipotle roasted sweet potatoes
• Horseradish mashed potatoes
• Creamy cheddar and chive mashed potatoes
• Wild rice pilaf with dried cranberries
• Roasted garlic rosemary mashed potatoes
• Parmesan-rosemary roasted baby potatoes
• Barley risotto with roasted vegetables
• Herb-scented basmati rice

Vegetable Options

Available Year Round
  • Heirloom Carrots glazed with your choice of: brown butter; rosemary and honey; spicy citrus; brown sugar maple; or honey lavender
  • Broccolini roasted with baby onions, citrus, and red chili flake
  • Root Vegetables roasted carrots, parsnips, celery root, tri-color bell peppers, and golden beets
Spring - March, April, May
  • Asparagus sautéed with tomatoes, roasted with mushrooms and garlic, or glazed with balsamic
  • Green Beans steamed with bacon and shallots, steamed with blistered tomatoes and roasted garlic, or amandine with Wisconsin butter
  • Broccoli sautéed with garlic and Wisconsin butter or roasted four cheese gratin
Summer - June, July, August
  • Snap Peas with leek, shiitake mushroom, and craisin sauté
  • Three Bean Sauté edamame, snap peas, and green beans tossed with blistered grape tomatoes, fresh garlic, and seasonings
  • Squash Duo (summer, zucchini) roasted with bell peppers and onions or roasted with citrus zest and cracked black pepper
  • Broccoli sautéed with garlic and Wisconsin butter or roasted four cheese gratin
Fall/Winter - September, October, November
  • Brussels Sprouts roasted with smoked bacon or roasted with shallots, chives, brown butter, and parmesan
  • Cauliflower roasted with brown butter and almonds, roasted with creamy goat cheese, or roasted with broccoli florets
  • Squash Trio (acorn, butternut, winter) roasted with bell peppers and onions, roasted with brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans, or roasted with orange, ginger, and pecans

Epicurean Delights

Plated dinners include pre-set or table-served salad from the preceding salad selections and fresh bakery baskets with Wisconsin butter prior to dinner. All entrées are served with your choice of seasonal vegetable unless indicated.

Duet & Combination Dinners

Barramundi & Filet Mignon* 53
Pan-seared barramundi with Kalamata olives, grilled scallions and pancetta tomato fondue, paired with a char-grilled filet mignon with roasted garlic and sun-dried tomato demi; served with roasted black truffle fingerling
potatoes
Classic Steakhouse* 53
Char grilled filet mignon with red wine demi-glace, sautéed button mushrooms and crispy onion strings paired with jumbo skewered rosemary mint pesto rubbed shrimp; served with goat gouda potatoes gratin
Steak & Scallops* 49
Grilled Bistro Steak with savory Barolo wine pan sauce paired with brown butter seared Day Boat scallops; served with roasted garlic mashed
potatoes with horseradish cream drizzle
Bourbon Street Duet* 46
Grilled pork flat iron with honey BBQ demi-glace, Andouille sausage, and roasted vegetable relish paired with blackened grouper with tomato, caper and crawfish sauté; served with sweet potato puree
Southern BBQ Duet 43
Two of our smokehouse favorites — Saz’s house smoked baby back ribs, char grilled with our original BBQ sauce and paired with smoked airline chicken breast with grilled peach compote; served with smoked Wisconsin cheddar and chive mashed potatoes

Plated Dinners

Plated dinners include pre-set or table-served salad from the preceding salad selections and fresh bakery baskets with Wisconsin butter prior to dinner. All entrées are served with your choice of seasonal vegetable unless indicated.

Seared Wahoo 40
Complemented by curried cauliflower puree and crispy fingerling potatoes
Blackened Salmon 41
With tomato, caper, and crawfish sauté; served atop a bed of Boursin Carolina Gold rice grits
Sea Bass 41
Grilled and laced with pinot noir jus, edamame and double smoked bacon ragout, and crispy leeks; served with mashed parsnip and potato puree
Barramundi 41
Pan seared with heirloom potatoes, Kalamata olives and grilled scallions served with baby vegetables and pancetta-tomato fondue
Petite Filet* 48
6oz USDA Choice filet mignon grilled to medium with roasted garlic and sun-dried tomato demi-glace; served with black fingerling potatoes
Grilled Bistro Steak* 41
Grilled to medium with savory Barolo wine pan sauce; served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and horseradish cream drizzle
Cider Braised Short Rib 41
Hard apple cider braised beef short ribs topped with frizzled leeks; served with horseradish mashed potatoes
Pork Flat Iron 39
Grilled pork flat iron with honey BBQ demi-glace, Andouille sausage and roasted vegetable relish; served with sweet potato puree
Pork Medallions 39
Garlic roasted with rosemary-thyme infused balsamic reduction; served with smoked potato puree
Chicken Sedona 39
Pan fried airline breast of chicken, lemon-caper gremolata, corn and sweet pepper succotash, smoked pepper vinaigrette, with cumin and lime roasted baby potatoes
Tuscany Chicken 39
Frenched grilled airline breast of chicken, aged parmesan sauce, and pesto risotto
Sunset Chicken 39
Grilled airline breast of chicken with basil-pesto butter, lemon and heirloom tomatoes with herbed basmati rice, avocado vinaigrette and nasturtium blossoms
Chicken Forestiere 38
Seared airline chicken breast, herb-mushroom demi; served with asiago polenta

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Vegetarian Selections

Fontina Risotto Cakes 39
Sautéed spinach, butternut squash, and charred tomato sauce
``Chophouse`` 39
Herb crusted vegetable and hazelnut “steak”, vegan mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and roasted bistro vegetables
Sweet Potato Gnocchi 38
Green bean ragout, fried leek, and parmesan
Daikon Schnitzel 39
Dusted and pan fried daikon cutlet, roasted baby carrot, lemon caper butter, garlic scapes, and arugula
Wild Mushroom Ricotta Cake 38
Shiitake and oyster mushroom au jus, arugula parmesan salad, and toasted crostini

Custom Station Receptions

Incorporate elements of style and décor into your menu with interactive, chef-prepared food stations. Browse our wide array of stations to create the perfect dining experience.

In addition to the many selections we’ve presented here, we’d be happy to create something perfectly suited to your vision. All stations include basic-themed décor, linens and station equipment. Simple floral décor is also included to match the style of your event. Add a table-served green salad to kick off your guests’ journey for an additional $3 per guest.

Asian Fusion
  • Shanghai satay display with cellophane noodles (shrimp, chicken, and beef)
  • California rolls with fresh pickled ginger and wasabi
  • Steamed dumplings with ginger soy
  • Mini Chinese takeout containers with spicy sesame noodle salad
  • Wonton crisps with seared Ahi tuna and wasabi cream
Bella Roma
  • Penne pasta arrabbiata with roasted vegetables and sautéed shrimp
  • Chicken cacciatore
  • Tri-color cheese tortellini with pesto alfredo
  • Tossed Caesar salad with shaved parmesan
  • Antipasto platter with assorted salame, cheese, olives, grilled vegetables, and breads
The Carvery
  • Carved herb roasted strip loin of beef (add carved citrus-brined smoked turkey for $4 additional)
  • Horseradish mashed potato
  • Caramelized pearl onions
  • Wild mushroom ragout
  • Tarragon horseradish cream
  • Green peppercorn demi
  • Rosemary artisan and ciabatta rolls
Oktoberfest
  • Sauerbraten with traditional ginger snap gravy
  • Traditional German sausages to include bratwurst, knockwurst, and weisswurst tossed with a beer onion glaze
  • Homemade späetzle and blue kraut
Comfort Classics
  • Bacon-wrapped meatloaf with Saz’s Vidalia Onion BBQ sauce
  • Southern fried boneless chicken breast
  • Buttermilk mashed potatoes with white pepper gravy
  • Country green beans with bacon and onion
  • Southern-style baked mac and cheese
Middle Eastern Station
  • Falafel Bar- falafel balls, pita bread, hummus, tzatziki sauce, tahini, coriander sauce, red chili sauce, pickled onion, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and tabouli
  • Lamb skewers with mint chutney
  • Chicken Kebabs with green pepper and onion
Caribbean Station
  • Starfruit canapé with curried chicken salad
  • Coconut shrimp with mango chutney
  • Jerk chicken on sugar cane skewers with grilled chorizo
  • Homemade guacamole with tri-colored chips
  • Conch fritters with island remoulade
Classic Mac and Cheese
Classic homemade mac and cheese and southwest pepper jack mac and cheese teamed with an array of toppings to design your own creations:
lobster, baby shrimp, chives, grilled steak, bacon, chopped asparagus, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic, sautéed wild mushrooms and sliced all-beef hot dogs
Burger'centric Station
Assorted baby burgers paired with house-made truffled kettle chips and Saz’s famous sour cream & chive fries
• Mini Duck Burgers: Duck breast and confit burgers on freshly baked buns with ginger-orange aioli
• Mini Kobe Beef Burger: Grilled to medium on freshly baked buns and chef’s special twelve topping accouterments*
• Mini Veggie Burgers: Homemade patty, brioche bun, arugula, peppercorn mayo (can be made vegan)
Authentic Street Taco Station
¡Bienvenidos! Build your favorite taco at this chef-interactive station. Taco offerings include fire-grilled corn and flour tortillas, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, roasted tomato salsa, Mexican crema, avocado-tomatillo salsa, queso blanco, assorted hot sauces, black beans, and saffron rice. Select two proteins below:
• Grilled carne asada with smoked bacon*
• Fried tilapia with red and white cabbage slaw
• Carnitas-style pork al pastor with grilled pineapple
• Spicy Mexican chorizo
• Grilled chicken with fajita peppers and onions
• Chipotle shrimp with jalapeño pineapple slaw
Summer BBQ Station
  • Saz’s award-winning BBQ baby back ribs
  • Smoked beef brisket with Saz’s Vidalia Onion BBQ sauce
  • Grilled smoked Andouille sausage with fire-roasted peppers
  • Creamy coleslaw
  • Ranch beans with Andouille sausage
  • Homestyle corn muffins with Wisconsin honey butter
Ultimate Seafood and Shellfish Station (add $11 per guest)
Hot:
• Lobster and crab cakes with lime cilantro remoulade
• Black mussels steamed with white wine garlic herb butter
• Pan-seared yellowfin tuna with wasabi cream
Chilled:
• Jumbo shrimp cocktail with lemon
• Fresh oysters on the half shell
• Smoked salmon lollipop with herbed goat cream cheese
• Red snapper ceviche with avocado crema and key lime pearls
• Tabasco, sun-dried tomato remoulade, lime cilantro aioli, citrus, and cocktail sauce
European Mini Desserts
  • Tiered petite desserts to include assorted petite chef prepared pastries and sweets
  • Fresh fruit and berry kabobs with raspberry yogurt dip
  • Regular and decaffeinated coffee with accouterments, assorted flavored coffee syrups, whipped cream, chocolate stir sticks, and cinnamon
Sicilian Delight Dessert Station
  • Assorted Italian cookies, zabaglione with fresh mixed berries, and Italian cannoli
  • Regular and decaffeinated coffee with accouterments
Classic Milwaukee Sweets (add $5 per guest)
  • Sprecher Orange and Root Beer floats
  • Build your own sundaes with cashews, caramel, hot fudge,
  • Maraschino cherries and whipped cream
  • Assorted gelato

Custom Station Reception Pricing

Third Ward 46
Three Stations
Riverfront 50
Four Stations
Lakeside 54
Five Stations
North Shore 57
Six Stations

A minimum of four stations is required to serve groups of 175-250. A minimum of five stations is required for groups of 250 or larger to facilitate optimum guest service

Late Night Packages

French Fry Bar! 9 per guest
Speaking of fries, keep your night fryin’ high with your favorite deep-fried combo. We’re not talking plain old French fries and ketchup. Bring on the crinkle cut, shoestring, wedge, sweet potato and sour cream & chive fries, and don’t stop there. Complete your French fry station with toppings and dips like truffle oil, aioli, sea salt, bleu cheese, gravy, chili, Saz’s house dipping sauce and don’t forget to pass the ketchup
Pizza! 10 per guest
Good food, great drinks, and amazing friends top the charts. Make everyone’s night with a slice of their favorite pie… pizza pie, that is. Some of our favorites are Italian Shortrib with Roasted Red Peppers & Ricotta; Crispy Duck with Figs & Bleu Cheese; and Artichoke Hearts & Olive Tapenade.
Popcorn Delights! 8 per guest
Whether deciding to make individual bags or custom popcorn or a large display of different types-it’s a great treat to eat in the car on the way home. Some of our favorites are Cookies & cream, Jalapeno cheddar and Salted caramel with toasted cashews & white chocolate.
Coffee & Donuts! 10 per guest
We know, it’s a classic right – donuts and coffee, like two peas in a pod. But here is where you can get creative with custom donut hole skewers drizzled with maple glaze and candied bacon; dark, milk & white chocolate donut holes topped with crushed malt balls; or cronuts bites with toasted coconut. Also, you can add delicious Italian syrups to customize your coffee – the possibilities are endless!
Cheese Cake Bar! 9 per guest
Served in Martini Glasses with New York Style Cheesecake. Toppings include Warm Chocolate Sauce, Pineapples, Warm Caramel Dulce De Leche Fresh Raspberry Sauce, Raspberries, Fresh Blueberry Sauce, Blueberries, Fresh Strawberry Sauce, Strawberries, Assorted Crushed Candies, Toasted Almonds, Coconut Shavings, Drunken Pecans
Bacon Bar! 11 per guest
An ultimate bacon spread with different varieties –savory or sweet, bacon-wrapped scallops, candied bacon strips, bacon kabobs, chocolate-dipped bacon, sea salt caramel bacon, apricot gouda bacon, and bourbon brown sugar bacon – as well as flaky biscuits, bacon jam and scrambled eggs for DIY breakfast sandwiches
Nacho Bar 10 per guest
Select one of the following nacho styles:
BBQ: BBQ pulled pork, cheese sauce, bacon bits, sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, pickled jalapeños, shredded cheddar and Chihuahua cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.
Southwest: White chicken chili, pepper jack chili con queso, sliced scallions, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro,
sour cream, guacamole, and pickled jalapeños.
Traditional: Taco seasoned beef, diced tomatoes, pickled
jalapeños, sliced black olives, cheese sauce, sliced scallions, sour cream, and guacamole.
Cold Slider Station 39 per dozen
Citrus-Brined Smoked Turkey — Cranberry aioli, lettuce, and tomato on a brioche slider
Smoked Ham — Wisconsin cheddar, spicy mustard, and microgreens on a mini Bavarian pretzel
Italian — Sliced Italian meats with banana pepper-Kalamata relish on a mini hoagie
Petite Dessert Bar 40 per dozen
An array of mini desserts, including truffles, macarons, petit fours, éclairs, cream puffs, cheesecakes, and tarts, French petit fours and Coffee service with cream and sugar
Saz's Festival Famous Station 12 per guest
Signature Sour Cream & Chive Fries with house dipping sauce Leinenkugel’s beer-battered Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds with Saz’s Spicy White BBQ Saz’s festival favorite Mozzarella Marinara

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Raising the Bar

A celebration is just not complete without some libations to enhance the festive ambiance. From basic soft drink and water packages to fully-hosted open bar and one-of-a-kind signature cocktails, we’ve got something for every craving. Please note that the Marcus Center does not permit the carry in of outside beverages under any circumstances – all beverage service must be provided by our professional, licensed bar staff with product supplied expressly through Sazama’s Fine Catering. Detailed product lists are available on request. Should you have a special beverage request, our event designers welcome the opportunity to make your liquid vision reality… perhaps with a few fun recommendations along the way!

Beverage Packages

All packages are priced per guest, unless otherwise indicated. Beverage package pricing is valid for 100 or more guests. Please connect with your event designer for smaller group pricing. Package pricing includes products served at the bars only; should you wish to have wine or champagne butler-passed or served at the table during meal service, this will be billed per bottle based on standard pricing.

FULL HOSTED STANDARD BAR
First Hour 13
Each Additional Hour 6.50
Call brand liquor selections, Miller Lite and Miller High Life domestic and 2 specialty/ craft beer selections, 3 standard wine varietals and assorted soft drinks
FULL HOSTED PREMIUM BAR
First Hour 16
Each Additional Hour 8
Premium and call brand liquor selections, Miller Lite and Miller High Life domestic and 2 specialty/ craft beer selections, 3 select wines and assorted soft drinks
STANDARD BEER, WINE & SODA PACKAGE
First Five Hours 15
Each Additional Hour 5
Miller Lite and Miller High Life, malternative beverage, 3 standard wine varietals and assorted soft drinks
DRESSED TO IMPRESS: BEER, WINE & SODA PACKAGE
First Five Hours 18
Each Additional Hour 6.5
Miller Lite and Miller High Life, malternative beverage, 2 specialty/craft beers, 3 select wines, and assorted soft drinks
THE FINEST: BEER, WINE & SODA PACKAGE
First Five Hours 21
Each Additional Hour 8
Miller Lite and Miller High Life, malternative beverage, 3 specialty/craft beers, 3 premium wines, and assorted soft drinks
SODA & WATER ONLY
First Five Hours 5.75
Each Additional Hour 2.25
Applicable for guests under 21 or events not offering alcohol

Spirits & Beverages

Individual Drink Pricing

CALL BRAND SIMPLE MIXED DRINKS 8.5
PREMIUM BRAND SIMPLE MIXED DRINKS 9.5
CALL BRAND COCKTAILS (MARTINI, ETC.) 10.5
PREMIUM BRAND COCKTAILS (MARTINI, ETC.) 11.5
ASSORTED PEPSI PRODUCTS 2.5
(per glass)
BOTTLED WATER 3
(per 12oz bottle)
LA CROIX SPARKLING WATER 3.5
(per bottle)
JUICE 3.5
(per glass)
DOMESTIC & MILLER BEER 5.5
(per bottle)
SPECIALTY BEER 6.5
(per bottle)
HOUSE WINES (PER GLASS) 8
Select and premium wine lists are available- please inquire for a detailed list

Select and premium wine lists are available- please inquire for a detailed list

Beer Product Selections

Domestic Miller Beers
Miller Lite, Miller 64, Miller High Life, Sharp’s, Coors Light, PBR, Angry Orchard Cider, Corona

Craft Beers
Good City, Lakefront, MKE Brewing, Third Space, New Glarus, Leinenkugel’s, Deschutes, 3 Sheeps, Lagunitas, Founders, Sprecher, Blue Moon, Heineken, Eagle Park, City Lights, Central Waters, Raised Grain Consult your event manager for a complete list of available products

Liquor Product Selections

Call Brands
Tito’s vodka, Tanqueray gin, Korbel brandy, Jack Daniels whiskey, Jim Beam bourbon, Seagram’s 7 whiskey, Bacardi rum, Captain Morgan rum, White Label Dewar’s scotch, Jose Cuervo Gold tequila, Southern Comfort

Premium Brands
Grey Goose vodka, Rehorst vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Korbel VSOP brandy, Crown Royal whiskey, Makers Mark bourbon, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Johnnie Walker Black scotch, Casamigos tequila, Roaring Dan rum (Great Lakes Distillery), KK whiskey (Great Lakes Distillery

Wine Selections

Standard Varietals
Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Blend, White Zinfandel, Champagne

Select & Premium Varietals
Please consult your event designer for a full list of options

Beverage Service Pricing & Policies

Bar service at The Marcus Performing Arts Center ensures your event will be staffed with experienced, friendly, courteous, uniformed, licensed, and trained bartenders.

Bar staff will not serve those who appear intoxicated, those who cannot produce valid ID, or those who are under the legal drinking age. Bartenders reserve the right to refuse service to unruly or otherwise uncooperative patrons at their discretion. All bar equipment (including standard glassware) and product are included in your pricing as indicated in the relevant services contracted. Last call will be thirty minutes prior to your event end time.

Bar service will conclude at the time noted on your contract.

HOSTED BAR SERVICE

Standard service charges and applicable sales tax will be added to total bar balance.

In addition, there will be a $150 fee charged per bartender (group size will determine the number of bartenders needed and is up to the discretion of Sazama’s Fine Catering Management). Bartender fee for hosted bars will be waived, provided total bar sales equal $500 or more per bar setup.
Bartenders do accept gratuities as part of their livelihood and will display tip jars at your event. If you prefer that we refrain from this practice, please alert your event designer and he or she will add a $14 per bartender, per hour (including set up and tear down) gratuity fee in lieu of tip jars.

CASH BAR SERVICE

A bartender service fee of $150 per bartender will be charged. Bartenders do accept gratuities as part of their livelihood and will display tip jars at your event. If you prefer that we refrain from this practice, please alert your event designer and he or she will add a $14 per bartender, per hour (including set up and tear down) gratuity fee in lieu of tip jars.

Banquet Menu Policies & Information

Menu Pricing

All pricing in this menu is based on groups of 100 or larger. Pricing for smaller groups under 100 guests:
75-99 Add $1 per guest
50-74 Add $3 per guest
20-49 Add $5 per guest
Under 20 guests- Please consult your event planner

Room Rental Rates and Minimums

Food and beverage minimums and room rental rates vary depending on the details of your particular event. Should your final menu not meet the minimum requirements for which you are contracted, you will be invoiced for the difference. Food and beverage minimum does not include applicable sales tax, room rental, or items unrelated to food and beverage. Minimums are inclusive of all food, beverage, and applicable service charges.

Securing Your Event: Contracts and Deposits

Sazama’s Fine Catering requires that a signed contract accompany your initial event deposit. Your event date is not considered secure until Sazama’s is in receipt of both contract and deposit – dates will not be held and prospective clients are not guaranteed a first right of refusal. The initial deposit required is equal to your full
room rental fee. Final guest count and menu may be modified up to 15 business days prior to your event.

Payment Schedule and Deposit Information

Second Deposit – 25% of estimated balance, due 6 months prior to your event date
Third Deposit- 50% of remaining balance due 3 months prior to your event date, at your tasting
Final Deposit – 100% of remaining balance, due 15 working days prior to your event date.
Please note that all events require payment in advance of services, unless previous arrangements have been made. Anticipated post event charges will require a verified credit card to be held on deposit. Ancillary charges will be processed via the card on file within 30 days following your event, unless another form of payment is presented prior to your event conclusion

Service Charge and Sales Tax

Food and beverage is subject to a 22% service charge (Minimum $200) and applicable sales tax of 6%. Service charges are applied to labor and other associated expenses and are not a gratuity. Gratuity is left entirely to the discretion of the client. Should you wish to extend a gratuity to the staff for your event, your event designer or manager can assist you in doing so. If your group is tax exempt a copy of a valid exempt certificate and a completed for s-211 must be on file prior to your event.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are non-refundable in the case of client cancellation. Should you request that an event be rescheduled, your deposit may be applied to a future event if Sazamas Fine Catering is able to rebook the original date, with an event of comparable size. Should an event need to be rescheduled for any other reason (IE, State or local restrictions, act of God, etc.).your deposit may be applied to a future event. Events that cancel less than 48 hours in advance are subject to full charges.

Final Details

Final details, including guest count, menu selections, room diagram confirmation, itinerary, rental requirements, final payment, and any other information important to the success of your event, are due to your event designer or the Sazama’s office no less than 15 business days prior to your event. The final guest count is the minimum number of guests for which you will be charged and, along with any other associated charges, will determine your final balance due. After this time, your guest count may be increased, but not decreased, pending the availability of product, equipment, and staff to accommodate your request.

Included in Your Package from Sazama’s Fine Catering:

All menu selections herein include the following items in addition to what is listed on each package. Some restrictions apply.
• All china, flatware, and glassware associated with our services. This includes our stock pattern of china, flatware and glassware. Upgrades are available for additional cost.
• All tables at your event will be clothed with white, black, or ivory (house linens) linen tablecloths (120” round) and dinner napkins, as well as choice of white, black, or ivory tablecloths for your cake, gift, and head tables. Various linen color and pattern upgrades are available for additional cost and can truly enhance your event.
• Formally dressed and professionally trained wait staff and personnel.
• Attractive, professional, elegant serving lines and stations.
• Coffee service with dinner- includes regular and decaffeinated coffee, plus hot tea and milk on request.

Left Over Food

Per Sazama’s policy and the policy of the State of Wisconsin Health Department, no leftover food is permitted to leave the premises following an event. This is in an effort to safeguard against inadvertently improper food storage by guests and subsequent food safety concerns. All food product served during the course of an event becomes the property of Sazama’s Fine Catering. As such, Sazama’s does not provide to go containers.

Special Menu Requests

This menu is designed to give you a taste of what Sazama’s can offer your event. A wide variety of other menus or an entirely custom creation are available at your request. Had something particular in mind? The culinary staff at Sazama’s welcomes the opportunity to personalize a custom menu based on your vision, your traditions, your favorites, a theme or just something you think would be a perfect fit! Children’s, Vegetarian, Hors d’Oeuvres, and Dessert menus are available, and we are happy to work with any dietary restrictions you or your guests may have. We are here to serve you – our guest – and your request is our pleasure!

Non-Profit Galas and Fundraisers

Sazama’s Fine Catering offers special discounted pricing for gala and fundraiser events using the following schedule, for weekday events. Please consult your representative to learn more about if your group qualifies and how to orchestrate your next fundraiser into a standing ovation!
• Monday through Wednesday –January through April/ November-15% off food and beverage
• Thursday or Friday- January through April/ November-10% off food and beverages

Holidays and Special Rates

Additional service charges will apply to the following dates: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Easter Weekend, or Fourth of July weekend. Service charges are billed at 1.5 times the standard rate.

Security

If valuable items are to be left in the event space for any duration of time, it is recommended that a security firm be retained at the client’s expense. Sazama’s Fine Catering is happy to recommend vendors with whom we have previously worked, and retains the right to review, approve, coordinate, and monitor and supplemental security services. Sazama’s Fine Catering or the Marcus Performing Arts Center will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.

Parking

A parking structure is located directly north of the Marcus Performing Arts Center, on State Street. It is connected to the Marcus Center by a third-floor skywalk. If you wish to offer complimentary parking to your guests, please contact the catering department for details.

Decorations

Decorating is permitted with pre-approval by your event designer. Open-flame candles are strictly prohibited; however, completely enclosed candles are permitted. Banners or items for display cannot be attached to walls, floors, windows, or ceilings with nails, tape, or any other substances that may cause damage. Confetti cannons, smoke machines, and fog machines are prohibited.

Setup and Teardown

Availability of rental spaces within the Marcus Center is subject to its confirmed schedule of events. The minimum amount of time allotted between events is 2 hours. We will inform you of the earliest permitted set up time for your event. Any vendors bringing in items for your event are responsible for handling the setup of their items. This includes, but is not limited to; florists, entertainers, photographers, etc..
Advance coordination of desired access time with your event designer is strongly recommended to ensure a seamless load-in and setup. All guests must vacate the premises by midnight for evening events, unless other arrangements have been made. You are responsible for making arrangements with your vendors for tear down and item removal at the end of your event. Any centerpieces, decorations, or equipment must be removed upon the conclusion of the event unless prior arrangements have been made, as items may not be stored in the hall overnight. Items remaining in
the event space following the close of your event rental period become the express property of Sazama’s Fine Catering, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Audio Visual Equipment

Audiovisual equipment may be rented through the catering department. Approval by Sazama’s Fine Catering and the Marcus Performing Arts Center is required before any outside AV equipment will be allowed on the premises.

Music Policy

Due to the location of the theaters at the Marcus Center, there is a music policy in effect which states that any contracted band or DJ service must play at a sound level dictated and agreed to by the Marcus Center and Sazama’s Fine Catering management. Therefore, your entertainment must be pre-approved by your event manager prior to contracting with them.

Photography

Sazama’s often takes photographs of events, food and beverage displays, and table settings. By contracting our services, you give consent to Sazama’s to copyright, use, and publish photographs for marketing and illustration purposes. Should your event incorporate sensitive or confidential displays, please notify your event manager of these areas and any specific off-limits photography. If you would prefer that we refrain from publishing photographs of your event or guests, please let us know in advance of your event date.

Pricing Guarantees

Due to fluctuating market conditions, pricing within these menus is subject to change and are only valid for 120 days. Menus are evaluated and changed once per calendar year. Should your pricing change, we will notify you in writing of any menu changes. In addition, with deposit, we guarantee that pricing will not go higher than 5% above listed pricing at the time you book your event.

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