Restaurant Passion
Basilico
Basilico

Banquets

Antipasti
Choice of 3 appetizers
(Served family style)


Tuna Tartare


Salmon and avocado tartare


Beef carpaccio with arugula and parmigiano


Artichoke and crab meat gratin


Fried calamari with vegetables


Grilled Shrimp with Cannelini Beans and Balsamic Vinegar


Mussels in tomato broth


Baked stuffed artichoke


Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
(Add $5.00 pp)

Eggplant Rollatini


Meatballs with Polenta


Fiordilatte Mozzarella, Fresh Tomato, and House Roasted Red Peppers


Oven roasted shiitakee mushrooms, barbeque red onions and basil sauce


Affettato Misto: Italian cured meat and cheeses


Mushrooms stuffed with sausage


Tris bruschette
1.) Artichoke puree, tomato, and parmigiano
2.) Shrimp, tomato, basil and lemon
3.) Grilled vegetables and olive puree


Arancini di riso: Italian rice Balls with Peas, pecorino, and meat sauce


Grilled sausage and polenta with a tomato sauce


Calamari Fra' Diavolo


Asparagus gratin with balsamic reduction and pecorino romano


Eggplant parmigiana


Salad
Choice of 1 salad


Caesar salad


Mesclun with balsamic vinaigrette


Arugula with shavings of parmigiano


Tricolore with shaved ricotta salata


Farro, peas, arugula, cherry tomatoes, and pecorino


Pasta
Choice of 1 pasta


Ricotta cheese ravioli in a walnut sauce


Goat cheese and pear ravioli in a brown butter sauce with thyme, and parmigiano


Ricotta ravioli with tomato basil sauce and mozzarella


Risotto with asparagus and porcini mushrooms


Pappardelle with Lamb Bolognese and Pecorino Cheese


Penne in a Vodka Sauce with Peas, and Mushrooms


Rigatoni with Eggplant, Tomato, Basil, and Ricotta Salata


Fettuccine alla bolognese


Spinach lasagna bolognese


Orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe


Spaghetti Carbonara


Penne Puttanesca


Cavatelli with ricotta and tomato basil sauce


Whole wheat fusilli with roasted cauliflower and pecorino


Spinach lasagna Bolognese


Porcini ravioli in truffle walnut cream sauce
(add $4.00 pp)




Main Courses
Choice of 3 entrees


Fish Choices
Grilled branzino filet with white wine and herbs


Lemon Sole Stuffed with Crab Meat in a Mustard Cognac Sauce


Flounder Francaise


Salmon with grilled vegetables in a Green Herb Sauce


Salmon with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes


Alaskan cod, clams, mussels and shrimp with a tomato herbs sauce


Poultry Choices
Chicken on the bone Cacciatore style


Chicken Francaise, Marsala, Milanese, or Pizzaiola style


Chicken stuffed with spinach, sundried tomato, and ricotta in a marsala wine


Strips of chicken in a garlic sauce with olives and capers


Chicken parmigiana with linguini


Chicken with roasted peppers and artichokes, in an herbs sauce


Meat Choices
Braised boneless short ribs of beef


Beef braciole, braised in tomato sauce, served with polenta


Brasato al Barolo: Braised beef shoulder with risotto primavera


Grilled skirt steak in a green peppercorn sauce


Grilled Rack of Lamb


Veal Scaloppine with Artichokes in a White Wine Lemon Sauce


Veal Scaloppine with Portobella and Sun Dried Tomato in a Red Wine Sauce


Veal Marsala, Francaise, or Piccata


Pork Chop with Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms with Broccoli Rabe


Pork Chop Breaded and Stuffed with Prosciutto and Fontina


Dessert
Choice of 1 trio


Warm Chocolate Cake


Fresh Fruit Tart


Vanilla Ice Cream


Warm Strudel


Tiramisu


Chocolate Mousse


Tartufo


Cannoli Cake


Zabaglione with Strawberries


Baked Alsaka


Cream Brulee


Chocolate Banana Purse




Coffee or Tea



4 course - App-Salad-Main-Dessert
5 courses - App-Salad-Pasta-Main-Dessert


20% gratuity and 7% NJ sales tax
Soft drinks, mineral water, espresso or cappuccino at additional charge