the chef & the gardener | Saco, Maine

the Chef & the Gardener Restaurant


345 North Street

Saco, ME  04072

Restaurant & Catering

David Glidden | The Chef & The Gardener

Healthy Food for Your Next Event or Dinner Tonight

Farm to Table Cuisine
If you're having a small gathering or perhaps a bigger event, our ready to go platters and displays will impress your guests and save you time so that you can actually enjoy your own party! Custom prepared cuisine from local farms with fresh ingredients is not only healthy, it is safer.  Whether for a large event or dinner on the run, every dish is prepared with creativity, passion and locally grown ingredients whenever possible.

Since all of our items are custom made to order, please allow at least 48 hours for us to collect your ingredients and prepare the items.

Items are designed for 15 portions unless otherwise stated

Crostini Choices Galore!  $35
One variety per tray or addition charges occur

Maine Blueberry Chutney & Ricotta
Strawberry-Balsamic & Goat Cheese
Basil roasted Peach & Goat Cheese (seasonal)
Roasted Balsamic-Cranberry & Brie
Spinach Pesto & Marscapone (vegetarian)
Caramelized Onion & Brie (vegetarian)
Mushroom & Gruyere (vegetarian)
Roasted Red Pepper & Ricotta (vegetarian)
Sun Dried Tomato-Kalamata Tapenade & Feta
Orange-Cranberry & Turkey add $7
Filet Mignon, our own Bacon Jam & Brie add $7
Smoked Salmon Mousse add $7
Lobster & Cream Cheese *market price 

These Take The "Cake"...
Lobster Cakes *market price with lots of Maine lobster and a sweet corn coulis $market
Maine Crab Cakes golden pan fried cakes loaded with Maine crab meat with either mango chutney or remoulade $45
Crispy Black Bean Cakes with a creamy cilantro dipping sauce $35
Potato-Salmon Cakes with a ginger-scallion sauce $40
Sweet Potato-Quinoa Cakes with a red pepper coulis $35

 It All Goes Well With Bacon!
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with a citrus-tamarin sauce $65
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp & Pineapple with a ginger teriyaki sauce $55
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with a Horseradish-Sour Cream sauce $60
Bacon Wrapped Turkey with a Cranberry glaze $50

Caprese  mozzarella, basil, tomato & balsamic glaze $35
Sweet Summer Melon cantaloupe, honey dew, mozzarella, prosciutto & an orange-ginger sauce $35
Caribbean Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple  a spicy caribbean sauce $40
Grilled Marinated Chicken & Veggies chicken, onions, green & red peppers $40

Asian Beef with Soy-Sesame Ginger Glaze $40
Bourbon-Cider Glazed Turkey $35
Greek Beef with a tzatziki sauce $35

Savory Mushroom Caps
Garden Vegetable & Herb $30
Vegetarian Spinach & Cheese Florentine $35
Fresh Maine Crabmeat $40

Vegetarian Displays
California Spring Rolls $42 
with fresh crisp veggies with mirin & sweet chili dipping sauces.
Vegetable Crudite $35
crisp veggies with smoked caramelized onion & blue cheese dips.
Fresh Bruschetta $20
with tomato, capers, onions, fresh basil & a balsamic glaze on french bread.
Grilled Vegetable Platter $55
marinated & grilled asparagus, leeks, portobello, onion and squashes.
Colorful, Fresh & Sweet Fruit Platter $40

Cheese & Meat
Marinated Cheese Ring with Crackers $45
Assortment of hard cheeses around a mound of marinated olives drizzled with balsamic.
International Cheeses & Crackers $40
4 international cheeses with a cracker variety.
Gourmet Charcuterie Platter $75
Cheeses, pate, dried fruit, olives, nuts with crostini & crackers.
Mediterranean Antipasto Display $65
assortment of Italian meats, cheese & veggies.

Seafood / Fish
Maine Crab Torta and Crackers $65
layers of cream cheese, fresh made cocktail sauce & Maine Crab. Comes with crostini.
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail  $40
with fresh made cocktail sauce.
Lobster Mango Shooters   market price
layers on fresh Maine lobster and a sweet & tangy mango salsa.
Salmon, Dill & Vegetable Pate with Gourmet Crackers $30
with cream cheese, red peppers, dill & onion.

Smoked Salmon, Dill & Cream Cheese with crostini $30
Gruyere, Bacon & Caramelized Onion with crostini $25
Artichoke, Spinach & Cheese with pita chips $20
Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus with pita chips $20
Southwestern Santa Fe with pita chips $25 with corn, black beans, cheddar, cream cheese. and chipotle peppers.

Garlicky Classic Caesar Salad $30
Baby Greens & Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette $30
Baby Spinach, Mushroom & Applewood Smoked Bacon $35
Tuscan Salad of Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil $40
Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salad $30
Red Bliss Potato & Pancetta Bacon $30
Cheese Tortellini & Pesto $35
Baby Greens & Fresh berries with Strawberry Dressing (seasonal)
Fresh Fruit Salad with Orange-Ginger Dressing $30

Hearty Quesadillas
Grilled Shrimp & Smoky Avocado Cream $37
Honey-Balsamic Pulled Pork $37
Southwest Chicken, Cheese & Lime Sour Cream $37
*Vegertarian Spinach, Tomato, Onion & Colby Jack $32
Apricot Salsa & Cheddar $32

Sandwiches & Wraps
Hearty Artisanal Focaccia Sandwich Tray $85
House made focaccia
Assorted Gourmet Wrap $80 (choose 3)
     Curried Chicken Salad, BBQ Chicken Salad, Vegetarian Roasted Red Pepper & Portobello,
     Roast Beef & Red Onion with horseradish mayo, Classic BLT with lemon aioli,
     Ham & Swiss with spicy mustard, Turkey & provolone with cranberry-mayo. 
Maine Lobster Rolls  $Market Price
Overflowing with fresh Maine Lobster (not frozen).
Finger Sandwiches $40 (choose 1)
Curried Chicken Salad or BBQ Chicken Salad or Lobster $market price

 Hot Entrees
Classic Lasagna $40
Roasted Veggie Lasagna $45 
(gluten free) layers of roasted, think sliced vegetables, traditional cheeses & a red sauce
Seafood Lasagna $55
with scallops, shrimp  crab and gooey cheese.
Pork Loin with Apple Chutney $40
Roast Beef with Horseradish Sour Cream $45
Chicken Piccata, Chicken Putanessca $38 or
Chicken Cordon Bleu $45
Haddock with Lemon Caper Butter $45

“Sweets” Display - assorted cookies, brownies & pastries $35
Flourless Chocolate Torte with Creme Anglais $35 (gluten free)
Delicious Sheet Cakes $24 (1/2 sheet pan), $45 (full pan)
Carrot cake/cream cheese frosting, Chocolate cake/chocolate frosting,
White cake/chocolate-peanut butter frosting, Oatmeal cake/Brown Sugar frosting.
Warm Crisps $37 (gluten free).
Choose Blueberry or Apple Cinnamon
Bread Pudding with Hard Sauce. $37 
9” Cheesecakes $18 (gluten free option) Apple-Caramel, Strawberry or Blueberry

Breakfast Items
Quiche $16  8 servings
Flakey pastry with filling choices of mushroom & swiss; broccoli, onion & cheddar;  bacon, tomato & swiss or ham and cheddar
Breakfast Burritos $35  10 servings (1/2 bacon, 1/2 sausage)
scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese & sautéed veggies
Pastry Tray $37 serves 15
Delicious assortment of danish, berry muffins & coffee cake
Fresh Fruit Salad $30 serves 15
with an orange-ginger dressing

Coffee service
Includes cups, stirrers, creamers, sugar, Sweet & Low. 10 cups $19 / 30 cups $45 / 60 cups $75
Soda service (cans) $12 per dozen Bottled Water (12 oz) $14 per dozen
Brewed Sweet Ice Tea $25 gallon with cups (raspberry, peach or plain)
Fresh Lemonade $32 with cups (strawberry or blueberry or plain)

Disposable paper plates, napkins and utensils - $ 2.40 per dozen
Delivery within the Saco / Biddeford area $25. 
Additional cost for delivery locations out of the area.
There is a cost to set up a hot food buffet line determined on an individual event basis.







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345 North Street

Saco, ME  04072

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