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Take the Party Outside: Perfect Menu for Small, Summer Gatherings

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor weddings, parties, and celebrations with family and friends. With everything going on in the world, we could all use a little fun – and small, outdoor gatherings with close friends and family are just what we need. Here in eastern North Carolina, summer means a lot of beautiful, warm weather – perfect for any get together. And, what makes for a memorable event? Great food! Here are a few of our favorite summer catering menu items to help you throw your best party yet. And, even better, you can get all of these items catered by Scarborough Fare! Get all the great food, without having to grocery shop, cook or clean up.



Sometimes, hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and finger foods are all you need to create a wonderful celebration. Perfect for small gatherings, as well as more upscale events, appetizers are both easy and elegant. They are just enough to fill everyone up but won’t leave them feeling overly full and groggy after they eat. Appetizers are also a great way to start longer parties to make sure that everyone is having fun – and not focusing on a growling stomach. 


Here are a few of our favorite summer hors d’oeuvres you can order now:

Crab Au Gratin Dip

Crab and Artichoke Dip

Pimento Cheese/ Sausage and Pimento Cheese Dip

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Sausage and Cream Cheese Stuffed Baby Peppers

Mango Salsa




If your party is a longer affair, it is smart to offer entrees and main courses. Of course, you can still include passed appetizers, but having a custom catered dining menu will ensure that guests are satisfied.


Here are great summer entrée options:

Chipotle Chili Marinated Flank Steak

Soba Noodles with Veggies and Soy-Ginger Sauce

Southwestern Alfredo Penne Pasta

Crab Cakes


And for accompaniments, we love light, fresh options. And on the other end of the spectrum, we also love our outdoor barbeque classics.

Pasta Salad with Sautéed Onions and Peppers


Mac and Cheese Crème Fraiche

Sweet Corn Maque Choux

Sweet Potato Salad



And now for possibly the best part of the meal – dessert. Whether you prefer cake, cookies or fruit, Scarborough Fare Catering has you covered! We have so many options, you’ll find just the right treats to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.


Here are just a few options that are perfect for summer.

Banana Pudding

Cream Cheese Pie

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Rum Sauce

Southern Pound Cake with Buttercream Icing

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

These are just a few options to make any summer get together delicious! Contact us today to learn more about all of our menu options!

Article Provided By: Allison Thomas