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Food

Whether you’re hosting a party, corporate event or wedding, nothing delights like exquisite cuisine. Our Executive Chef leads an expert culinary team, expressing the rich history and character of the estate through flavorful menus including fresh fruit, vegetables, line-caught fish and local poultry and beef. Ease your mind with one of our refined yet approachable menus, or work with our team to design your own.

LOCAL PARTNERS

At Willowdale we believe our cuisine should be as special as the guests we serve. We’re committed to upholding the highest standards of hospitality, anticipating your needs and exceeding your expectations.

ALPRILLA FARM – ESSEX
CEDAR ROCK GARDEN – GLOUCESTER
IPSWICH MARITIME PRODUCTS – IPSWICH
HALIBUT JACK – GLOUCESTER
NORTHCOAST SEAFOOD – BOSTON


Beverage Coordination

As part of our catering service through Willowdale Kitchens, our Planning Team is available to assist with the consultation and management of all beverage service for events. So if you’re planning a small event with soft drinks or a serious soirée with a top shelf open bar, we’ll keep you quenched!

Services to suit your needs:

  • Non-Alcoholic Drink Stations
  • Coffee & Tea Service
  • Cash Bar
  • Consumption Based Hosted Bar
  • Beer & Wine Hosted Bar
  • Full Hosted Bar

Distributors

Willowdale Estate will order and serve all alcoholic beverages for all events and we have a wide variety of product for our clients to choose from in partnership with our distributors. Get to know our featured distributors below:

  • United Liquors
  • Horizon Beverage
  • OZ Wine Company
  • Craft Brewers Guild
  • Seaboard Products Co.
  • Merrimack Valley Distributing Company


Sample Wedding Menu
All of our restaurant-style catering is prepared on-site by the Willowdale Estate culinary team using only wholesome ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. We are happy to plan for your guests with special dietary needs, as well as requests for custom menus.
Upon Arrival Beverage
served as guests arrive for the ceremony
  • Cucumber Mint Iced Water
Signature Drink
served as guests enter cocktail hour
  • Moscow Mule
    vodka, lime, ginger beer
Passed Hors D’Ouvres
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
    with honey-orange glaze, bibb lettuce
  • Sausage Stuffed Date
    with piquillo pepper
  • Maine Crab Rangoon
  • Watermelon
    with spicy whipped feta and mint
  • Mini Cubano
    with french bread, pork, ham, chipotle sauce and pickles
Salad
  • Willowdale Simple Greens
    with alprilla farm seasonal vegetables with cucumber and red wine vinaigrette
Entrées
  • Cod
    with roasted cherry tomatoes, wilted spinach and basil rice
  • Beef au Poivre & Potato Purée
    with asparagus and black pepper cream
Coffee & Tea
  • Coffee and Hot Water
    with an assortment of Harney and Sons tea served with cream, milk and sweeteners
Dessert Table
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans
Sample Events Menu
Willowdale Estate has a full commercial kitchen on premises and is the exclusive Caterer for all events at the Estate – that means that your food is prepared from scratch just for your event. No need to worry about coordinating one more vendor.
All Day Meeting
Breakfast Beverage Service
  • Freshly brewed coffee & selection of teas, orange, grapefruit and cranberry juices
Lunch Beverage Service
  • iced water, herbal iced tea or lemonade, house selection of soft drinks
All-Day Refreshment Table
Included in meeting room
  • iced water with lemon, herbal iced tea or lemonade, house selection of soft drinks
All-Day Refreshment Table
Select two
  • chef ’s scones selection, seasonal muffin, coffee cake
  • yogurt parfait with seasonal fruit
Lunch Package
Your choice of plated or buffet service
Soups & Salads
  • Roasted Wild Mushroom
  • Arugula Salad
    with crisp pita chips, sweet sour pepper, cretan olive oil and fennel
Platter of Mini Sandwiches
Includes bagged chips
  • BLT’s
  • Curried Chicken Salad
  • Ham, Brie & Apple
Trio of Desserts
  • Cheesecake
  • Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies*
  • Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies*
Power Snacks
Select three
  • Granola Bars
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Trail Mix
Summer Outing
Gourmet Flatbreads
All flatbreads include simple green salad or classic Caesar salad
  • Prosciutto and Arugula
  • Eggplant, Roasted Peppers and Fontina
Grill & Clambake
  • Lobster
    one 1 lb lobster per person
  • Ipswich Bay Steamers
    with drawn butter, lemon wedges and broth
  • Chicken and Local Vegetable Kebabs
    with peppers and onions
  • Tossed Garden Salad
    with vinaigrette
  • Corn on the Cob
Sides
  • String Bean Salad
    with preserved lemon vinaigrette
  • Pickled Beet Salad
    with shallots and arugula

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