Our Cuisine & Philosophy

Simple. Fresh. Local. Hand-crafted. Chives is inspired by comfort foods and the seasons. We believe that our guests should enjoy exceptional food and this is why our menu preparations are continuously evolving. From our house-made breads to our ice creams, scratch cooking is how we do it. At Chives, creativity begins with the ingredients.

We use the freshest and highest quality ingredients available from our trusted purveyors. Our relationships with the most respected fish purveyors, farmers and food artisans in our local area and around the country, ensure that we receive the finest selection of ingredients – from fish and shellfish, to herbs and vegetables, and cheeses – something new arrives every day. For that reason, last minute changes to your menu may occur based on seasonality and product availability, but similar ingredients will be substituted and you will be informed at the soonest moment possible.

Our Menus

We are happy to assist you in selecting a menu highlighting your favorite ingredients or preparations in keeping with seasonal availability and your event budget. Several menu formats are offered (see the following pages)ranging from a selection of canapés, lunches or dinners, and a customized Chef’s Tasting.

Dietary Restrictions

Chives offers vegetarian options for all courses. We are always happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and ask that you inform us in advance so that we may offer appropriate substitutions.

 

Composed Dinner Entree

Entr’ee \En`tr[‘e]e”\, n
The dish which comprises the main course of a meal.

All preparations and side dishes are customized, created, and planned by our culinary team utilizing the freshest produce and hand-crafted starches and sauces available the day of your event. Select up to three protein options. All proteins requiring a cooking temperature offered at Chives Schoolhouse will be prepared medium. *Wisconsin would like us to tell you that raw or undercooked food may cause food bourne illness.

RED MEAT

8oz Certified Angus Beef® Flat Iron Steak $20
10oz Certified Angus Beef® Ribeye $32
12oz Certified Angus Beef® New York Strip $32
6oz Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin $29
8oz Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin $36
16oz Certified Angus Beef® Bone-in Ribeye $42
10oz Bison Sirloin $42
Rack of Colorado Lamb $40

POULTRY/FOWL

Split Chicken Breast $18
Free Range Half Chicken $24
Mapleleaf® Duck Breast $29
Quail $32

PORK

Pork Tenderloin $22
Kurobuta® Pork Chop $26

FISH (Subject to Market Price and Season)

Salmon $30
Sea Bass $36
Lemon Sole $28
Swordfish $32
Ahi Tuna $36
Halibut $36
Flounder $36
Corvina $34
Day Boat Cod $24
Haddock $34
Monkfish $36
Red Snapper $36
Grouper $34

SEAFOOD/SHELLFISH (Subject to Market Price and Season)

Sea Scallops $36
Jumbo Shrimp $34
Lobster Tail
Whole Lobster

VEGETARIAN

Butternut Squash Ravioli $20
Wild Mushroom Risotto $22

Menu prices are per person, subject to change, and do not include applicable taxes, gratuities or service charges.

 

salad course

Sal’ad \ săl´ad\, n. Raw herbs, usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil or spices, and eaten for giving a relish to other food. Offered in addition to and served prior to entree. Choose one. Salad selection will be the same for all guests.

STANDARDS

Chives Organic Mixed Greens with French Herb Vinaigrette $6

Classic Caesar with Parmesan Cheese & Croutons $6

Hearts of Romaine with Maytag Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette $8

Rye’s Tossed Salad with Sprouts, Seeds, Dried Fruit, Apple, Manchego, & Sherry Vinaigrette $10

Chopped Salad with Smoked Bacon, Onion, Hearts of Palm, Avocado, & Creamy Maytag Bleu Cheese $10

SEASONAL SPECIALTIES

Baby Spinach with Red Onion, Egg, & Warm Bacon Dressing $10

Warm Zucchini Salad with Toasted Almonds, LaClare Farms Evalon Cheese, & Lemon $10

Strawberry Salad with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese, Micro Greens, & Berry Vinaigrette $12

Roasted Beet Salad with Stilton Bleu Cheese, Local Sprouts, & Walnut Vinaigrette $12

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mint, Feta Cheese, & Lemon Vinaigrette $12

Poached Pear Salad with Organic Greens, Stilton Bleu Cheese, & Sherry Vinaigrette $12

Warm White Asparagus Salad with Brown Butter, Bread Crumb, & Lemon $12

Classic Caprese Salad with Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Balsamic, & Toasted Pine Nuts $12

Crab Tower with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, Local Sprouts, Avocado, & Citrus Vinaigrette $14

Menu prices are per person, subject to change, and do not include applicable taxes, gratuities or service charges.

plated desserts

Dessert \Des*sert”\, n. A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats,at the close of a feast or entertainment

Offered in addition to and served after the entree. Select up to two plated dessert options or let our Chef create a display of desserts. Three options for $12 or Four options for $16

STANDARDS

Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée with Biscotti & Fresh Berries $7

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake with Raspberry Puree, & Fresh Berries $7

Drunken Chocolate Terrine with Pistachio Crust & Raspberry Puree $7

Warm Belgian Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream $7

SEASONAL SPECIALTIES

Apple Frangipane Tart with Caramel & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream $7

Moose Tracks Cheesecake with Caramel, Chocolate, & Peanuts $7

Kahlua® Pots de Creme with Creme Anglaise & Fresh Berries $7

Jack Daniels® Bread Pudding with Caramel, Apples, & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream $7

Lemon Blueberry Tart with Lemon Curd & Fresh Blueberries $7

Warm Pear Crisp with Caramel & Maple Pecan Ice Cream $7

Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream & Strawberry Compote $8

S’mores Creme Brûlée with Cinnamon Graham Cracker & Toasted Marshmallow $8

Menu prices are per person, subject to change, and do not include applicable taxes, gratuities or service charges.

 

hors d’oeuvres, canapés, &  appetizers

Appetizer \Ap”pe*ti`zer\, n. Something which creates or whets an appetite.

Welcome your guests with a reception featuring a selection of small bites as a prelude to your meal or as a part of your cocktail party.

 

SUGGESTED PORTION SIZES:

Light: (3 to 4 pieces per person) Recommended for a Short Cocktail Hour before Dinner.

Medium: (5 to 8 pieces per person) Recommended for a Long Cocktail Hour before Dinner.

Heavy: (9 to 15+ pieces per person) Recommended for Long Events in place of Dinner.

*The timing of your event is very important. The longer your event will last and the larger your guests list, the greater the number of selections you should consider offering.

 

COLD AND ROOM TEMPERATURE ITEMS

Vegetarian Crepe Rolls with Local Sprouts & Boursin Cheese $2.00/piece

Fresh Fruit Skewers with Minted Yogurt Dip $2.50/piece

Vegetable Gazpacho Shooter with Creme Fraiche $2.50/piece

Classic Tomato Bruschetta with Parmesan & Balsamic $2.50/piece

Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic $3.00/piece

Smoked Salmon & Potato Pancake with Red Onion, Caper, & Creme Fraiche $3.00/piece

Blackened Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Aioli $3.00/piece

Certified Angus Beef® Tartare with Crostini $3.00/piece

Fresh Oyster Raw in the Half Shell with Jalapeño Hogwash $3.00/piece

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Chives Cocktail Sauce $3.50/piece

HOT ITEMS

Chicken & Goat Cheese Wonton with Spicy Apricot Sauce $2.50/piece

Beef or Chicken Satay with Teriyaki or Garlic Chili Glaze $2.50/piece

Chorizo & Crab Stuffed Mushroom Cap $3.00/piece

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Glaze $3.00/piece

Lamb Kofta with Tzatziki & Red Pepper Jam $3.00/piece

Mini Crab Cake with Roasted Red Pepper Cream $3.00/piece

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Medjool Date $3.00/piece

Bacon Wrapped Bay Scallop with Maple Mustard $3.50/piece

Jumbo Shrimp with Spicy Creole Sauce $3.50/piece


DISPLAYS AND SHARED PLATES

Minimum of 8 people. Priced per person based on final guest count.

Crudités with Fresh Vegetables, Hummus, & Pita Bread $5.00/person

Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Board with Smoked Sausage $6.00/person

Artisan Cheese Board with Fresh Fruit $9.00/person

Soft Cheese Board with Dried Fruit and Preserves $9.00/person

House-made Charcuterie Board with Whole Grain Mustard $12.00/person

Customized Raw Bar with Fresh Raw Oysters, Lobster Salad, Scallop Ceviche, Jumbo Shrimp, & Caviar – Market Price

Mini Sweets Display: $12.00/person
(Choose Three) Seasonal Fruit Tartlets, Chocolate Petit Fours, Specialty Cookies, Chocolate Truffles, Cheesecake Bites, & Mini Eclairs