Wedding Reception Showcases

To assist with the planning of your wedding celebration, University Catering cordially invites you to our upcoming wedding reception showcases.

At each showcase, our culinary professionals will prepare an array of hors d’oeuvres and delectable dishes for you to savor. In addition to tasting menu items, you can view a selection of sample floral arrangements prepared by University Catering’s in-house floral designers and browse decorative displays by other local vendors. 

Please make your reservation for the showcase you would like to attend. You are welcome to attend as many of our wedding reception showcases as you would like. 

2019 Showcase Dates And Details

All tastings are noon to 1:00 p.m.  

Saturday, July 27, 2019
I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center, Technology Conference Room

Hors D’oeuvres: Trio of Savory Tartlets, Blackened Ancho Beef with Smokey Tomato Crème Fraiche on Crispy Wonton, Sicilian Meatball, and Jumbo Skewered Shrimp Prepared Scampi

Meal: Mixed Greens Salad with House Vinaigrette & Buttermilk Ranch Dressings, Grilled Flank Steak with Peppercorn Sauce, Baked Cavatappi, Farro Pilaf, and Broccoli with Lemon Zest & Roasted Garlic

Make your reservation for July 27

Saturday, August 24, 2019
I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center, Technology Conference Room

Hors D’oeuvres: Antipasto Skewer, Parmesan & Rosemary Shortbread with Roasted Tomatoes & Feta, Maryland Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli, and Smoked Chicken Quesadilla Trumpets

Meal: Classic Caesar Salad with Parmesan, Croutons, & Creamy Caesar Dressing, Spinach & Ricotta Lasagna, Chicken Saltimbocca, Roasted Garlic Red Mashed Potato, and Grilled Asparagus

Make your reservation for August 24

Saturday, September 28, 2019
I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center, Technology Conference Room

Late Night Snack Nacho Bar: Beef Barbacoa, Tortilla Chips, Pico de Gallo, White Queso Sauce, Black Beans, Jalapeno Slices, Sour Cream, and Green Onions

Meal: Mixed Greens Salad with House Vinaigrette & Buttermilk Ranch Dressings, Seared Beef Tips with Petite Mushrooms & Red Wine Reduction, Pineapple & Dark Rum Glazed Chicken Breast with Scallions & Toasted Almonds, Herb-Crusted Yukon Gold Potatoes, and Braised Greens

Make your reservation for September 28

Saturday, October 26, 2019
I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center, Technology Conference Room

Hors D’oeuvres: Tropical Shrimp Cocktail with Fruit Salsa, Domestic & Imported Cheese Display with Crackers, Seafood & White Cheddar-Stuffed Mushroom Caps, and Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Spiced Cheese

Meal:
Mixed Greens Salad with House Vinaigrette & Buttermilk Ranch Dressings, Herb Roasted Turkey, Roasted Beef Tenderloin with a Whole Grain Mustard & Tarragon Demiglace, Haricots Verts, and Wild Rice Blend

Make your reservation for October 26

Saturday, November 16, 2019
I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center, Technology Conference Room

Hors D’oeuvres: Trio of Savory Tartlets, Blackened Ancho Beef with Smokey Tomato Crème Fraiche on Crispy Wonton, Spanakopita, and Cajun Shrimp Skewers with Remoulade

Meal:
Classic Caesar Salad with Parmesan, Croutons, & Creamy Caesar Dressing, Beef Tri-tip with Rosemary & Garlic, Chicken Chasseur, Boursin Mashed Potatoes, and Sauteed Vegetables with Herbed Olive Oil

Make your reservation for November 16

Saturday, December 14, 2019
I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center, Technology Conference Room

Hors D’oeuvres: Antipasto Skewer, Parmesan Rosemary Shortbread w/ Tomatoes & Feta, Southwest Chicken Empanada, and Sicilian Meatballs

Meal:
: Mixed Greens Salad with House Vinaigrette & Buttermilk Ranch Dressings, Spinach & Ricotta Lasagna, Sauteed Chicken Breast with White Artichoke, Lemon, Basil & White Wine, Pesto Mashed Potatoes, and Rainbow Carrots

Make your reservation for December 14