Table of Contentment
Steps to a PERFECT PRIVATE PARTY
- 1. Your place or ours? Decide where. The lowest prices on our lists are for parties at our place. And the prices INCLUDE the space. Good for you. Good for us.
- 2. Have us checks dates for you.
- 3. Decide if you want to order Appetizers by checking out our SMALL BITES MENUS and STATIONS MENU
- 4. Choose your MAIN PLATE or 2 MAINS
- 5. Choose your three TASTY CO-STARZ. Price included in MAINS.
- 6. Need help choosing? Review our SUGGESTED Buffet Menus and SPECIALTY of the HOUSE Menu. Or just talk to US!!
- 7. DESSERTS? Do you want ours? Then check out our MADE-BY-US DESSERTS list! Actually, they are made by Chef John. He is the best! Or are you bringing a CAKE or something grandma makes, or are sweets not your thing? Make a choice on this.
- 8. DETAILS – Check out our EVENTS @ OUR PLACE FAQs page
- 9. Ask us for a PROPOSAL. An estimated bill will be included.
Small Bites, passed or on a station
- BRUSCHETTA CHOICES:
- • MUSHROOM bites exotic mushrooms, fontina and truffled porcini sauce
- • SWEET POTATO bites roasted sweet potato, brie cheese, orange oil.
- • CLASSIC, tomato, pesto, mozzarella, basil
- STUFFED POTATOES loaded, creamy twice-baked red potato bites. Spinach, green onions + fontina cheese,
- RISOTTO CAKES, vegetarian-style lemon chive risotto cake with lemon, parsley, mascarpone garnish,
- DATES, honey, cinnamon and goat cheese-stuffing, toasted walnuts + honey finish
- ROASTED pesto OLIVES, hand crafted burrata + sea salt focaccia
From the Sea
- BRUSCHETTA CHOICES:
- • DUNGENESS CRAB bruschetta, brie cheese, truffle oil
- • SMOKED SALMON, burrata + salmon caviar
- DUNGENESS CRAB cakes with Cajun remoulade
- AHI TUNA CRUDO capers, Kalamata olives + cilantro, in cucumber cups
- SHRIMP CEVICHE lime, cucumber, tomato, cilantro, red onion, green chili and mint tabbouleh, in cucumber cups
From the Land
- • SMOKED PORK, roasted pineapple, Corinthian black pepper-maple BBQ sauce
- • PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA + BURRATA
- DATES, bacon, blue cheese + pecans
- RISOTTO CAKES Jambalaya-style, sausage + shrimp, remoulade sauce
- LAMB ROSTICCINI oven-roasted leg of lamb skewers, fresh squeezed lemon, rosemary + olive oil
- MEATBALLS veal and pork, oven-roasted and braised in rich tomato sauce, finished with Parmesan cheese and olive oil.
- FRIED CHICKEN BITES, our own naturally gluten-free crunchy crust, spicy ranch dressing
*First price is for parties held at Franchettis’ Kitchen. Second price is for parties at your site.
More choices on the next page
Food Bars or STATIONS
OYSTER BAR $3.50 per piece 50-piece minimum order $175.
we recommend three oysters per person at a minimum, six is not too many
FRESHLY SHUCKED RAW with our condiment bar:
Prosecco mignonette sauce – cocktail sauce – horseradish – lemon wedges - Tabasco – freshly ground pepper
BAKED with an ARTICHOKE, PERNOD and Parmesan aioli + or BAKED with BASIL PESTO + Parmesan,
OYSTER + FRENCH FRY BAR $33/$49 per person 25-person minimum for this item
EIGHT OYSTERS per person
GARLIC PARMESAN FRENCH FRIES, and regular FRENCH FRIES
CONDIMENT BAR with cocktail sauce, mignonette, horseradish, lemons
ADD BLOODY MARY shooters + $3.
The WAFFLE + FRIED CHICKEN BAR $27/$39
OUR NATURALLY GLUTEN-FREE CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN and TWO TYPES OF WAFFLES
• GUACAMOLE made to order,
• HEIRLOOM Tomatoes
• CRISP WARM black pig bacon,
• SPICY RANCH dressing
Cheese + Meat Bar
Small – 2 cheeses and 2 meats per person $12.50 a la carte | When ordered in addition to passed or other stations, $ 9
Large – 4 cheeses and 4 meats per person $17.50 a la carte | When ordered in addition to passed or other stations $14
All cheese and meat boards served with assorted nuts, fruits and a honey jar, pickled vegetables and
our house made Roman-style focaccia
Our Housemade Cheese Choices
• MOZZARELLA, sliced with lemon-scented olive oil and basil
• BURRATA: housemade, our signature dish, a bundle of love, served with pesto for a savory
experience, and agro dolce for a bit of sweetness
• ARTISAN CHEESES truffled brie, pecorino Romano, Spanish Manchego
Cured meats choices
• prosciutto di Parma,
• Palacia dried chorizo of Spain
• assorted artisan salami
The Antipasto Bar – Naturally Vegetarian
Small – 2 vegetable and olive oil tasting per person $15.50 a la carte| When ordered in addition to passed or other stations, $ 11.50
Large – all items as described $19.50 a la carte | When ordered in addition to passed or other stations $14.50
The station includes with housemade Hummus, roasted Garlic Cloves, roasted Chilies.
Our house marinated Olives (star anise, citrus and cinnamon) roasted served in housemade basil pesto
• Roasted and marinated Vegetables – bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant (depending on season) and artichokes,
• Olive Oil tasting: orange oil, lemon oil, extra virgin olive oil, smoked olive oil
• Balsamic Vinegar tasting: three types
• Breads: Three kinds of Artisan breads + our housemade Roman Style Focaccia
* When two prices are listed like this $XX/$YY –
First price is for parties held at Franchettis’ Kitchen. Second price is for parties atyour place or venu
Suggested Buffet Menus,First price is for events at Franchettis’ Kitchen/Second price for parties at your site.
Land + Sea Buffet $40/$50
These appetizers can be placed on the Buffet or Passed by Servers to Your Guests
TUNA CRUDO in Cucumber Cups,
Lemon Mascarpone RISOTTO BALLS
LAMB ROSTICCINI oven-roasted leg of lamb skewers, fresh squeezed lemon, rosemary + olive oil
BEEF TRI-TIP, Cabernet sauce, cremini mushrooms
Local filet of SOLE, saltimbocca-style with fresh sage
MASHED POTATOES and CAULIFLOWER gratin
Franchettis’ CAESAR SALAD
ROASTED GREEN BEANS and rosemary tomato vinaigrette
The PIGaLicious BBQ
By choosing the whole pig selection you will get the best flavor possible. We are the magicians in Pig BBQ. The Pigs are from local farms and are humanely raised, which make for the freshest, most delicious and tender pork you have ever eaten. We bring our MOBILE PIG ROASTER right to your event. The pigs start roasting at our place and continue along the way, long and slow for twelve hours and finished to perfection right before service. Of course we will carve it for you, and pricing includes service, plates, flatware, napkins, and sauces.
A la carte, the whole roasted pig – by itself $1,100/$1,500
SAMPLE PIGaLicious BBQ MENU $55/$79,
These appetizers can be placed on the Buffet or Passed by Servers to Your Guests
BACON TWISTS filo dough and bacon
PORK RIBS, smoked and roasted with house made BBQ sauce
BACON + TOMATO bruschetta with stracciatella
ONE WHOLE ROASTED PIG and a PEPPER-CRUSTED PORK LOIN (or tender long roasted and braised PORK SHOULDER)
The whole pig must be ordered for 100+ guests. For fewer GUESTS, we will use loin and shoulder.
ROASTED POTATOES in BACON fat, caramelized green onions and herbs
TUSCAN-STYLE ROASTED VEGGIES zucchini, onion, bell pepper, parsley and oregano
THE APPLE SALAD, greens mixed as picked by the farmer, apples, celery, apple vinaigrette, toasted walnuts + blue cheese.
The BEEFaLicious BBQ
We will substitute our FABulous BBQ BRISKET for the PIG in the menu above. $57/$82
A la carte, for JUST BBQ Brisket to add to any other items $15/$17
Other WHOLE BBQ meats available: Whole Lamb. Whole Goat (Cabrito) Please inquire
SPECIALTY of the HOUSE
The Wood-Fired Pizza Party
We will help you pre-select your pizza choices so we can bring along all the necessary ingredients to the party.
We make our pizzas on the spot, rather than pre-making them and freezing the way some of our competitors may.
The difference is apparent at your first crunch bite. Please note the minimum purchase of $1,500 to mobilize our pizza oven. First price is for events at Franchettis’ Kitchen/Second price for parties at your site.
We offer five different types of PIZZA PARTIES
• JUST PIZZA -- 4 pizza choices $22/$28
• PIZZA + SALAD -- 4 pizza choices and 2 salads (sides) $26/$33
• APPETIZERS + PIZZA -- 4 pizza choices, 3 small bite choices $30/$38
• COMPLETE PIZZA PARTY -- 3 small bite choices, 4 pizza choices + 3 side dishes $36/$46
• PIZZA PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA -- 3 small bite choices, 4 pizza choices, 1 main, 3 side dishes $49/$62
PIZZA PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA $49/$62
Three SMALL BITES
ROASTED Pesto OLIVES, hand crafted burrata + sea salt focaccia,
DUNGENESS CRAB cakes with Cajun remoulade
MEATBALLS veal + pork, rich tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese and olive oil finish
MANCHESTER 96, Marinara, garlic, oregano, mozzarella, Italian sausage, pepperoni + prosciutto, roasted poblanos.
EXOTIC MUSHROOM, cultivated exotic mushrooms, tarragon, fontina + taleggio, arugula + lemon oil
ROASTED CHICKEN, pulled chicken, house-made mozzarella, red onion, roasted red peppers, pine nuts + dollops of pomodoro + pesto
PIG + PINEAPPLE pulled pork, smoked mozzarella, roasted red peppers + pineapple + pickled hot cherry peppers
Heirloom CAPRESE SALAD our hand-crafted mozzarella, chopped fresh basil, Del Monaco EVOO, Cavedoni 7-year balsamic,
RIBBONS OF ZUCCHINI, quick-charred, roasted pumpkin seeds, mint, lime squeeze and olive oil
JUST GREENS, Arugula, sliced cucumbers, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, lemon vinaigrette, lemon oil
Sicilian style Grilled TUNA STEAKS, seared with black pepper olive oil, olive salad
Please see the following page for more PIZZA ideas. There are an almost unlimited number of combinations, so let’s TALK!
If you do not see your preferred topping JUST ASK
Most of our pizzas can be made Vegetarian and Vegan style at your event.
Gluten-free added by request only, exact guest count is needed in advance.
VEGETARIAN Items may be made Vegan by omitting the cheese and dairy
MARGHERITA -- The Classic marinara + HAND CRAFTED mozzarella + basil + E.V.O.O.
EXOTIC MUSHROOM oven-roasted shiitake, cremini, hen of the woods + oyster mushroom, taleggio + fontina cheese +, roasted artichokes, lemon oil, garlic, thyme,
QUATRO FORMAGGI mozzarella + blue + fontina + Parmesan cheese, sliced apples, lemon oil
ALSACIAN, fontina, glazed sweet onions, crème fraiche + sweet caraway
CASTELVETRANO, green olives, zucchini, + stracciatella (our house made fresh cheese), lemon oil and parsley finish
TAGGIASCA Italian black OLIVES, spicy marinara, hand crafted mozzarella
PEAR PIZZA + CARAMELIZED ONIONS, fresh pear, thyme, fontina, toasted walnuts, goat cheese and our balsamic vinegar syrup, which adds a bright pop of flavor to the finish.
SPAGHETTI + MEATBALLS, mozzarella, spaghetti + hand crafted sliced meatballs
PEAR + PROSCIUTTO with blue Cheese, balsamic syrup
SPANISH CHORIZO Palacios dry chorizo, herbed garlic tomato sauce + mozzarella + oven-roasted artichokes + lemon zest + arugula
MANCHESTER 96, marinara, garlic, oregano, mozzarella, Italian sausage, pepperoni + prosciutto
DI PARMA marinara, prosciutto di Parma, fontina, braised fennel confit, Taggiasca black olive finish
PEPPERONI marinara + mozzarella + Hobbs pepperoni + Taggiasca olives + red onions
ITALIAN SAUSAGE, smoked mozzarella, slow-roasted sweet onions + braised kale, smoked olive oil.
ROASTED CHICKEN, dollops of light marinara sauce and mozzarella, basil pesto + pine nut
PIG + PINEAPPLE, roasted pulled pork, smoked mozzarella, pineapple chunks, pickled peppers, and roasted bell peppers, smoked olive oil finish.
STEAK + BELL PEPPERS, marinara, mozzarella, tri-tip, salsa verde finish
SHRIMP, spicy marinara, mozzarella, roasted bell pepper + parsley and salsa verde finish
SMOKED SALMON + Mascarpone cheese, spicy marinara and mozzarella finished with wild smoked salmon, capers, red onions
Prices are all according to the pricing list. See House Specialties.
TUNA STEAK $28/$36
• Seared, cayenne pepper, butter + olive oil.
• Almond-crusted, breadcrumbs, lemon zest, parsley
• Wasabi + sesame-seared
• Sicilian-style, seared with olive salad, black pepper, olive oil
SEABASS or Local SOLE $28/$35 In a style to suit the
WILD SALMON OR HALIBUT market price $38/$48
This is the most delicious item when roasted in the WOOD-FIRED oven, simply prepared with salt, pepper and olive oil. Roasted sun gold tomatoes, basil pesto, chopped basil
BEEF TRI-TIP $28/$25
Dry rub of pepper + Cajun seasonings, seared for juicy flavor
Choose a sauce for accompaniment
• Cabernet Sauce and cremini mushrooms
• Simply served with our rich balsamic glaze
• Stone fruit + tomato agro dolce, a hint of vanilla.
BEEF SHORT RIBS $32/$41
braised ever-so-slowly to create that fall-off-the-bone goodness, thyme demi-glaze. We suggest Tierra Farm fresh ground corn polenta as a co-star.
OSSO BUCO $32/$41
Milanese specialty of cross-cut, humanely ranched veal shanks, braised with vegetables, white wine and broth. Gremolata finish. Traditionally
served with risotto.
FILET MIGNON $36/$46
Black Pig bacon-wrapped + truffle butter
Simply served with our rich balsamic glaze
abernet sauce and cremini mushrooms
BBQ BRISKET Smoked long and slow $31/$41
POULTRY AND PORK
ROASTED CHICKEN $27/$35
Oven-roasted on the bone for juiciness. Finished in the WOOD FIRED oven for the taste. Served carved to remove the bones.
LEMON + SAGE CHICKEN SALTIMBOCCA $28/$36
Thin slices of breast of chicken, made in the Italian tradition with prosciutto and sage leaves
SUNDAY’S “FOREVER” ROASTED Heritage PORK $31/$39
Braised + roasted pork shoulder. Dry-rubbed and roasted with carrots and onions, creating a truly delicious au jus. Chunky apple agro dolce.
COFFEE-CRUSTED PORKLOIN $32/$40
lean white meat with a lot of flavor, prune and roasted onion agro dolce.
FRIED CHICKEN $30/$38
marinated in buttermilk, tender and crispy and a naturally gluten-free crust!
LIBERTY DUCK, roasted and carved into part breast part dark meat $35/$42
bull; Pomegranate, sweet + somewhat spicy relish
bull; 5-spice, ginger, honey-hoisin
• SPINACH AND RICOTTA RAVIOLI, and seasonal finish
• BUTTERNUT Squash and Japanese Pumpkin, seared
POTATO AND CAULIFLOWER CURRY $22/$29
with ginger, garlic, cilantro and chilies.
PASTA POMODORO $20/$26
Rich tomato sauce, roasted garlic, fresh basi
Choose three items from this page.
These three are included in the price for your MAINS
HEARTY + FILLING
CAULIFLOWER mac n’ cheese
BUTTERNUT Mac n’ cheese with Lacinato Kale, caramelized red onion, in white wine sage cream sauce
PASTA POMODORO, rich tomato sauce, roasted garlic + basil
Roasted FINGERLING POTATOES, green onions + soft herbs.
SOFT POLENTA locally grown + milled at Tierra Farm, finished with mascarpone cheese + rosemary,
MASHED POTATO + cauliflower gratin
YAM coins, roasted apples, and whole roasted garlic, herbs, Calabrian chilies
Roasted POTATOES, bell peppers, onions and roasted mushrooms
FINGERLING POTATOES, cauliflower, mushrooms, whole garlic cloves,
VEGETABLES, wood-fired oven-roasted and charred
CAULIFLOWER STEAKS, lemon herb sauce
CAULIFLOWER gratin, florets + black olives + bread crumbs + olive oil
TUSCAN-STYLE zucchini, red onions, bell pepper, parsley + oregano
GREEN BEANS with diced dates, garlic and rosemary, Marcona almonds
ROOT VEGETABLES carrots + parsnips + rutabaga, onions, cumin + coriander
BRUSSELS SPROUTS apples, honey + walnuts + sweet heat
BUTTERNUT squash, QUINOA, giant white beans, toasted pumpkin seeds, spicy lime vinaigrette
KALE + QUINOA, with hazelnuts, apples and cranberries, date balsamic vinaigrette
LENTILS, yellow beets, spaghetti squash, sweet potatoes, French vinaigrette
BLUE CHOP spinach, iceberg + radicchio, red onions + bacon, green beans, housemade blue cheese dressing
KALE CHOP romaine + kale, walnuts, feta cheese, avocado, honey-tabasco vinaigrette.
JUST GREENS, arugula, sliced cucumbers, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, lemon vinaigrette, lemon oil
MISTA mixed as picked by the farmer, shaved fennel, toasted pine nuts, shaved Parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette
Classic CAESAR -- romaine lettuce, creamy lemon anchovy dressing + Calabrian chili paste
APPLE salad, mixed greens, as picked by the farmer, celery, apples, apple vinaigrette, toasted walnuts, blue cheese
BEET SALAD, layers of roasted marinated beets, caramelized and roasted onions, carrots + parsnips, feta cheese, lemon and orange oil, horseradish cream.
QUINOA and KALE protein-rich grain + dark leafy kale, lemon vinaigrette, sweet potato fried ribbons and feta cheese
bull; add burrata, rich and creamy freshly made cheese, to any of our vegetables, it’s amazing! 1.50
bull; choose more than three items, additional items $5 per addition
bull; if creating an entire menu from this list, without a “main”, each of these co-starz are $6.50 – to create a meal you should choose at least 4 items
*$6.50/7.50 per person
First price is for events at Franchettis’ Kitchen/Second price for parties at your site.
Gesine’s family recipe, well-executed by chef-husband John into a flaky, juicy, apple-y pastry with nuts and raisins
Flourless Chocolate Ganache
Hazelnut crust, raspberry coulis, freshly whipped cream
Need we say more. Fresh. Made right at Franchettis’ Kitchen. Here are some flavors. We always try to use fresh fruit, so availability will vary by season. Pear-apple. Apple. Pumpkin. Mixed berries. Black-n-Blueberry. White Chocolate banana cream pie. Peach. Apricot.
Cookies and Ice Cream Build-Your-Own Sandwich
You make your own ice cream sandwich with housemade cookies. Or just have ice cream with cookies. Life is good.
When you taste these you will know what brownie mixes are NOT the way to go. Lots of butter, high-quality chocolate, baked to gooey-ness.
Think of toasted coconut, chewy dried apricots and a blondie co-habitating in one luscious bite.
Mini Puff Pastry Fruit Tarts
With made-right-here jams and complimentary fresh fruits, varied by season. We do an assortment to make it interesting for your guests. And yummy. Did we mention yummy?
Vanilla Rum Plum or Apple Cake
Another of Gesine’s family recipes, so loaded with fruit that it is as moist as can be. With freshly whipped cream of course.
FAQs ~~ EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW, PRETTY MUCH!
Q. IS THERE A CHARGE FOR THE EVENT SPACE? A SITE FEE if WE COME TO FRANCHETTIS’?
A. No, there is no site fee, only a minimum charge depending on the day/time.
Q. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM CHARGE?
A. For The Entire Restaurant and Patio the Minimum Is $3,500 For Lunch; $4,500 For Dinner.
B. For Non-Profit Organizations Fundraisers & Special Events, on Monday & Tuesday Nights is $1,500.
C. The Minimum Charge For Off-Site Catering Is $1,500
Q. IS THERE A SET-UP FEE?
A. No, unless you require us to move our normal set-up into something else.
Q. ARE ALL THE LABOR FEES INCLUDED IN THE PRICING?
A. Yes, all the labor fees for a 5-hour event or less are included. Any event where our team members are
needed for a longer time will incur a labor fee of $40 per hour per staff member. For example, a typical
wedding takes 11 hours, so there will be labor fees to apply for the additional 6 hours.
Q. WHAT ABOUT A PICK-UP EVENT? CAN WE JUST COME TO YOUR PLACE AND PICK UP A PARTY?
A. Of course, and then the minimums do not apply! We just need 4 days advance notice for any order
for more than 20 people. We will supply the food, and high-quality disposable plates and flatware and
Q. HOW MANY GUESTS DOES YOUR SPACE ACCOMMODATE?
A. Comfortably 80. Maximum 110 in a cocktail party style set-up.
Q. IS A DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR BOOKING, AND IF SO, HOW IS THAT HANDLED?
A. A signed agreement and a $250 deposit is required to hold the date, along with valid credit card on file.
Q. SO DO WE HAVE TO PAY FOR ANY RENTALS LIKE LINENS, FLATWARE, CHINA, OR TABLES AND CHAIRS?
A. No, all of that is included in our pricing at Franchettis’ kitchen, unless you request special items.
B. For catering at your place, there is a charge for rentals if your site does not include them.
Q. WHAT TYPES OF BAR SERVICE DO YOU OFFER?
A. We can provide no-host bars where guests pay for their own drinks, or hosted bars where you,
as the host, pay for all drinks. We do not allow outside food and beverages to be brought in to our
facility since we have the responsibility for our liquor and food handling permits.
B. For offsite catering we can provide services only as limited by the restrictions of your chosen site.
Q. WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR LIQUOR SERVICE?
A. Beverage packages are as follows, and include all non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee, tea,
iced tea, lemonade and fountain drinks. Prices are the same here or off-site.
house selection of beer and wine. One hour $14. Two hours $20. Three hours $30.
Additional half-hour increments $5
premium selection beer and wine. One hour $18. Two hours $25. Three hours $35.
Additional half-hour increments $7
welcoming iced tea and lemonade station $3
coffee and tea service $
ice Service, per 25 pound bag $20
ABC License Fee $175
Q. IS DÉCOR PROVIDED?
A. At Franchettis’ kitchen we can provide simple décor for your tables such as votive candles and other
place-appropriate things. Ask us when you are here for your site visit.
Q. DO YOU ALLOW CANDLES?
A. Only votives or other candles where the flame is behind glass.
Q. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOOKING AT YOUR EVENT SITE?
A. We need to finalize the details of your event 10 business days prior to your event, which includes
selection of your menu, timeline, room set-up. The final count, OR GUARANTEE, is due to us no later than
FOUR (4) business prior to your event.
Q. DO YOU HAVE PARKING AT YOUR SITE?
A. Yes, we do!
Q. WHAT ABOUT TIPPING, GRATUITIES, SERVICE CHARGES AND THE LIKE?
A. For events at Franchettis’ Kitchen an automatic 18% service charge plus tax will be added to the bill.
B. For off-site events, the service charge is included. However, a gratuity for the staff to share is always
appreciated although not mandatory. Some calculations will be shown on the bottom of your invoice.
Q. WE ARE PLANNING AN AFTER-WEDDING BRUNCH ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY. DO YOU HAVE
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR A LARGE GROUP WITH SOME KIND OF SPECIAL AREA IN YOUR RESTAURANT?
A. Yes we do! We can accommodate groups up to 50 people in a special area at Franchettis’ kitchen.
Just ask us for details.