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First Impressions


Many years ago the King of Spain issued a decree that wine will never be served without food.  We couldn't agree more.


At Pure Joy we take the whetting of appetite to a whole new level with hand crafted scrumptious appetizers and hor d'oeuvres that pair beautifully with spirits. From classics reinvented to creative, scrumptious and adorable tiny versions of popular local fare we offer you this extensive menu.


Everything is made from scratch by our Chefs so do feel free to make requests.  We love new ideas!

First Impressions: Beef, Pork, Lamb

Beef, Pork & Lamb

3 Hour Braised Beef Bourguignon

creamy garlic mashed potatoes & parsley asiago crisp

Grilled Garlic Beef

with cilantro pesto

Ribbons of Grilled Filet

golden toasted circles, olive tapenade, arugula & roasted garlic aioli

Cocktail Hamburgers

perfect bite sized burgers with all the trimmings

Shakes & Buns! (can be vegan)

cocktail hamburgers & mini milk shakes; perfect bite sized burgers with all the trimmings

Crisp Short Rib Egg Rolls

braised short ribs with sizzling saigon dip

Inverted Antipasto 

upright cocktail forks present italian salami, roasted peppers & provolone

Slow Roasted Pork Chili Verde

crispy tortilla cups, sour cream & cheddar

Tiny Pans of Southern Belles   

juicy slow roasted shredded bbq pork on fresh baked mini corn muffins & napa slaw

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Figs 

minted goat cheese filling & honey mint drizzle

Piggy Pot Pies

beer braised pork belly in a parmesan pepper crust

Bacon Dates

crisp bacon wrapped dates & honey drizzle

Warm Stuffed Mushrooms

crisped bacon, chives & goat cheese

Pork & Pineapple Sliders

slow roasted kahlua pork with pineapple napa slaw

Lamb Chops

char grilled & tender with fresh mint pesto

Succulent Lamb Kebabs

mint marinated lamb, apricots & tahini honey dip

Lassi’s & Lamburgers

mini mango saffron lassi's & cocktail lamburgers; perfect bite sized burgers with all the trimmings

Miso Glazed Pork Belly Bites

maple syrup & country dijon with pickled radishes


First Impressions: Poultry

Tandoori Chicken Spears

minted mango yogurt dip

Mein Noodles & Chicken

crisp snap peas & zesty szechwan dressing in mini take-out boxes with chop sticks

Chicken & Waffle Bites

fresh mini waffles, crispy fried chicken, delicious pure maple butter & a dash of hot sauce

Chicken & Caramelized Onion Quesadillas 

guacamole and spicy tropical salsa

Teriyaki Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken

skewered bite size

Curried Coconut Chicken

bamboo skewered grilled ginger curried chicken & mongolian dip

Handmade Chicken Empanadillas

accompanied by creamy chipotle salsa

Garlic Ginger Chicken

asian chili peanut dipping sauce

Croquetas de Pollo

traditional handmade potato & chicken tapas

Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

on fresh little buttermilk biscuits


Firs Imprssions: Vegetarian

Beautiful Variety of Cocktail Tarts

tomato, caramelized onion, olive goat cheese and basil, and other provincial flavors

Duo of Bruschetta & Tapenade (Vegan)

tri color tutti frutti farms chopped heirloom tomato bruchetta and olive tapenade

Tamale Poppers

fresh corn & queso fresco filling

Fire Roasted Green Chili Quesadillas

caramelized onions & jack cheese

Demitasse of Curried Butternut Squash Soup

finishing drizzle of cinnamon oil, crème fraiche & chives

Pear & Gorgonzola

crisp hand folded fillo

Mini Mac & Cheese

gruyere & white cheddar

Truffled Mac & Cheese

crisp topped truffley goodness

Samosas (Vegan)

hand folded potato & pea samosas / mint chutney

Baked Artichoke Bottoms (can be Vegan)

lemony parmesan filling, can be made vegan

Knotted Bamboo Skewers of Caprese

mozzarella, organic heirloom cherry tomatoes & basil

Wedges of Grilled Tortillas

creamy brie, cherries, caramelized onions & mango confetti garnish

Demitasse Mugs of Warm Creamy Tomato Soup

topped with triangles of delicious grilled cheese

Savory Spanish Cabrales

blue cheese, basil & cherry tomato tart squares

Farmer's Market Individual Crudités Bouquets

creamy roasted red pepper dip (can also be vegan)

Stuffed Sun Dried Pears (Can be Vegan)

creamy brie & toasted pine nuts

Belgian Endive Spears (can be Vegan)

gorgonzola mousse, pears & sprinkled walnuts

Ripe Local Organic Fruit

a trip to farmer's market on a knotted green bamboo spear

Pumpkin Empanadillas

whipped espresso cream dip

First Impressions: Seafood

Mesquite Grilled Shrimp

delicious citrus mint dipping sauce

Coconut Shrimp

mango chutney

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

sambuca & rosemary marinated, grilled

Vodka Spiked Gazpacho 

icy shot glasses with prawns

Grilled Prawns & Scallops

wrapped in maple cured bacon

Iced Jumbo Shrimp

spicy pink cocktail sauce

Fresh Squeezed Margaritas & Grilled Fish Tacos

mini margarita filled patron bottles & bite sized tacos on limes

Seared Ahi

checkerboard of crisp wonton squares with ginger wasabi dollop & alternating spicy tuna tartare  

My One and Uni

santa barbara fresh uni on a crisp shard of rice cracker with crème fraiche, lime & chive

Fresh Salmon Tartare

in cups of crisp baby red potatoes 

Caviar Stars

american wild caviar, lemon crème fraichè on a crisp potato cut star

Ocean Fresh Ceviche


Lobster Beignets

passion fruit dip

Crispy Calamari

roasted jalapeño, cilantro, lime cream

Fresh Shucked Oysters 

classic mignonette

Crab Cakes

chipotle mayonnaise drizzle

Ponzu Scallop Shooters

presented in their shells 

Wicked Lobstah Rolls

toasted buttery brioche mounded with lobster 

First Impressions: Amuse Bouche
Amuse Bouche

Seared Diver Scallop

star anise & leeks on a jarlsberg crisp with a persimmon dollop

Tiny Soup Crocks

french onion soup & gruyere crouton 

Fried Green Tomatoes

tarragon butter

Butternut Squash Ravioli Square

cinnamon basil, prawn & brown butter hazelnut drizzle  

3 Icy Summer Soup Shots

gingered carrot soup; minted fresh pea soup; market berry soup with crème fraiche   

First Course Tasting Trio

demi mugs of creamy farmer's market tomato soup & mini grilled cheese, roasted golden beet & baby arugula salad, baked artichoke bottoms with lemony parmesan filling   

Bruschetta Trio

yellow & orange tutti frutti farms chopped heirloom tomato bruschetta / garlic, basil, roasted red pepper with opal basil / tapenade with feta & pine nuts

Tuscan Table Décor

twine tied fresh herb bundles, terra cotta rounds of orange & fennel marinated olives, handmade breadsticks in terra cotta pots, baskets of breads, provencal dipping oil & glass decanters of virgin olive oil 

Mezze Planks 

wood plank display of scratch-made; hummus, baba ghanoush, walnut & roasted pepper muhammara dip, toasted pita points, organic carrot chips, citrus & fennel marinated olives, dates, local fruit, fragrant herbs, pistachios & party dressed feta
grilled mediterranean chicken skewers option + 5.

Antipasto Planks

cheese, charcuterie, savory torte, marinated olives, artichoke hearts, pepperocini, grapes, local fruits, ciabatta & baguette  


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