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Our Chef’s Desserts

Our Chef’s Desserts

Minimum amount of 10 portions - (Volume discounts may apply to larger groups)

  • Fresh Berry Shortcake (in season)… Fresh homemade country biscuit, filled with fresh berries and sweetened whipped cream
  • Banana-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake… Banana infused sponge cake, baked with caramel and pineapple, toasted almond and cream finish
  • Field Berry Flaky… Golden brown puff pastry, topped with creamy cheesecake filling, berry compote and whipped cream
  • Old Fashioned Bread Pudding… Bites of soft white bread, soaked in creamy vanilla custard, baked and served with local maple syrup and whipped cream
  • Mississippi Mud Pies… Dark chocolate brownie batter, baked moist and gooey, served with cappuccino ice cream and espresso drizzle
  • Spiced Pumpkin Mousse… Sweet harvest pumpkin, pureed with freshly whipped cream and spices, garnished with extra cream and shaved nutmeg
  • Decadent Chocolate and Cream Cheese Tart… Chocolate dessert shell, filled with creamy cheesecake filling, resting in a pond of raspberry coulis
  • Banana and Cream Cheese Quesadillas… Soft tortilla, cinnamon sugar dusted, filled with creamy cheesecake and bananas, bathed in warm, buttery caramel sauce
  • Turkish Baklava… Delicate Phyllo pastry layered with butter, brown sugar, pecans & spices, baked golden, saturated with honey-lemon syrup
  • Orange Scented Phyllo Cheesecake Blossoms… Delicate Phyllo pastry shells, filled with orange-infused cheesecake, finished with a raspberry compote
  • Italian Tiramisu…  Espresso soaked lady fingers, layered with cream cheese, whipped with coffee liqueur, finished with sweetened whipped cream, dark cocoa, and shaved chocolate
  • New York-Style Cheesecake (chocolate also available)… Whipped cream cheese, eggs, sour cream and flavourings, baked moist and rich, served with berry compote.
  • German Apple Torte… Tender shortbread, layered with creamy cheesecake filling, spiced Valley apples, finished with whipped cream and a drizzle of local maple syrup

Our Dessert Menus are the ultimate finish to your dining experience with us. Choose from the list above and pair it up with our starters and entrees, then we will do up your package price for you.

Don’t be afraid to ask for other options… our Chef is here to please…

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Reception Menu

Reception Menu

Minimum amounts listed - (Package discounts may apply to larger events, or when combined into a complete menu)

Cold Appetizers

  • Pesto-Tossed Antipasto Skewers - $16/dozen
  • Homemade Pate served with horseradish mayo - $15/dozen
  • Shrimp Cocktail Shooters - $20/dozen
  • Prosciutto wrapped melon bites – $16/dozen
  • Digby Scallop Ceviche Medallions - $20/dozen
  • Cajun Shrimp Crostini - $20/dozen
  • Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with Nuoc Cham dipping sauce - $16/dozen
  • Japanese Maki Sushi Rolls with wasabi dipping sauce - $10 per roll (10 pieces)
  • Chef Kevin’s Smoked Salmon with cream cheese, capers & dill - $24/dozen
  • Lobster Salad Crostini - $24/dozen
  • Antipasto Selection (Italian meats, marinated veg, cheeses, olive medley) - $6.50 pp
  • Domestic Meat Sampler, pepperoni, salami, etc (with cheese if requested)
  • Domestic or European Cheese Board with grapes, crostini & crackers - $3.50 pp / $4.50 pp
  • Vegetable crudités with dip - $2.50 pp
  • Finger Sandwich Buffet Assortment - $4.00 pp
  • Elegant display of fresh seasonal fruit - $4.00 pp (variety of fruit depending on season)

Hot Appetizers

  • Sausage & Asiago Pastry Rolls - $15/dozen
  • Mediterranean-Style Tomato Tart - $15/dozen
  • Mini Cheese Quiche - $15/dozen
  • Spinach-Feta Phyllo Rolls - $15/dozen
  • Seafood Stuffed Roasted Mushrooms - $20/dozen
  • Pesto and Roast Chicken Crostini - $18/dozen
  • Bacon & Tomato Tarts - $18/dozen
  • Digby Scallop & Smoky Bacon Wraps - $24/dozen
  • Glazed Chicken Wings (BBQ, Teriyaki, or Spicy) - $18/dozen
  • Vietnamese Crab Cakes - $24/dozen
  • Stationary Appetizer Displays- (minimum of 10 people)
  • Warm Sun-Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Dip - $4.50 pp
  • Bacon, Cheese & Tomato Dip - $4.50 pp
  • Mexican Guacamole - $4.50 pp
  • Middle Eastern Hummus - $3.50 pp
  • Creamy Seafood Dip - $5.00 pp
  • Baked Brie with Raspberries and Rosemary - $4.50 pp (one 6” wheel of Brie)
  • Swedish Meatballs - $2.00 pp
  • Teriyaki Marinated Beef or Chicken - $2.00 pp

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The Big Basin Breakfast Buffet

The Big Basin Breakfast Buffet

(Priced according to group numbers, minimum of 10 people)

Our Breakfast Buffet offers rotating daily specials which may include...

  • Homemade Old-Fashioned Cake Donuts
  • Fresh Cinnamon Rolls
  • Homemade Country Biscuits with butter
  • Oven-Baked Omelet
  • Strata (Our Fluffy Egg Casserole)
  • Maritime Fish Cakes
  • Corned Beef Hash Patties
  • And Other Chef Creations as Inspiration Arises...

Our Regular Daily Hot Breakfast Menu...

  • Scrambled or other egg dish (may include a special from above)
  • Bacon, ham, or sausage
  • Home fried potatoes
  • French toast or pancakes with syrup
  • Toast, muffins, bagels or croissants
  • Fruit preserves, butter, light butter spread or cream cheese
  • Assorted cold cereals
  • Individual hot cereal choices
  • Fruit salad bowl
  • Assorted Individual Yogurts
  • Homemade Granola
  • Assorted chilled juices
  • Coffee and tea
  • Milk

Our Continental Breakfast ...

  • Assorted breakfast pastries, toast, muffins, bagels or croissants
  • Fruit preserves, butter, light butter spread or cream cheese
  • Assorted cold cereals
  • Individual hot cereal choices
  • Fruit salad bowl
  • Assorted Individual Yogurts
  • Homemade Granola
  • Assorted chilled juices
  • Coffee and tea
  • Milk

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The Basin Break Menu

The Basin Break Menu

Available items include...

  • Freshly brewed coffee and tea
  • Assorted bottled beverages… (juices, water & soda) *
  • Assorted pastries and mini-sweets
  • Homemade Country Biscuits with butter & jam
  • A selection of fresh fruit
  • Individual assorted yogurt
  • Homemade Granola
  • European cheese board with fruit, crackers and crostini… (domestic or imported cheeses)
  • A selection of crisp veggies with dip
  • Cookie Platter of homemade favorites

*Bottled juices, water and soda will be charged on a consumption basis.
(Priced according to group numbers and items selected, minimum of 10 people)

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Banquet at the Basin

Banquet at the Basin

  • Digby Scallop Coquille St. Jacques… Juicy Digby scallops, combined with mushrooms and whitewine sauce, topped with grated European cheese, then baked “en coquille”, or “in the half shell”.
  • Beef Tenderloin a la Chateaubriand… The king of beef cuts, served medium to medium-rare, finished with a red wine demi-glaze
  • Bacon-Wrapped Roasted Salmon Filet Teriyaki… Chef’s creation of Atlantic salmon, garlic & ginger rub, bacon wrapped and browned, finished with Teriyaki sauce
  • Apple & Bread Stuffed Chicken breast… with apple, herb and bread stuffing, baked, finished with cranberry chutney
  • Bracioli Balsamico (Italian beef rolls… Thin cut beef, rolled with roasted red pepper, caramelized onion, seared, braised in Balsamic-infused demi-glaze
  • Herb-Rubbed Pork Loin Braised in an Apple-Garlic Glaze… pork loin, herb rubbed, seared and roasted to juicy perfection, finished with Valley apple-garlic demi
  • Vietnamese Shrimp Cakes… Minced shrimp, spring green onions, ginger, garlic and herbs, seared and served with a spicy chili-soy dipping sauce
  • Maryland-style Smoked Salmon Patties… our Chef’s smoked Atlantic salmon, combined with onion, herbs, eggs and crumbs, sautéed golden brown, finished with fresh caper-dill mayo sauce
  • Prime Rib of Beef… Juicy AAA beef, herb-roasted to your preference, finished with au jus or demi-glaze
  • Seafood Newburg… Digby scallops, juicy shrimp and lobster, finished in a rich, three cheese, sherry-cream sauce, served on puff pastry shells
  • Flaky Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast… Spinach-Feta stuffed chicken breast, wrapped in flaky pastry, baked golden brown, served medallion-style with a garlic-herb demi-glaze
  • Miso-Mayo-Maple Dressed Salmon… Atlantic Salmon Filet, boldly enhanced with rich Japanese Miso, creamy mayo, and local sweet maple syrup

Our Banquet Dinner Menus include appropriately paired side dishes, Chef’s choice vegetable, rolls, butter, coffee & tea. Choose from our soup, salad and dessert menus to round out your dinner, then we will do up your package price for you.

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Dinner Buffet Choices

Dinner Buffet Choices

(available upon request as a served dinner for a more elegant presentation) Minimum amount of 10 portions (Volume discounts may apply to larger events, or when combining with our soup, salad & desserts)

Country Comfort Food

  • Roast of Chicken, Pork, Beef, or Turkey with country gravy
  • Old Fashioned Country Meatloaf
  • Acadian Chicken Rappie Pie or Chicken Fricot
  • Others available on request

Mediterranean Foodie's Tour

  • Chicken & Sausage Scarpariello
  • Italian Braised Beef
  • Greek Pork Souvlaki
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Moroccan Spiced Chicken
  • Pasta Bolognese
  • Eggplant Parmesan

European Flavors

  • Traditional Hungarian Goulash
  • Authentic German Beef Rouladen
  • Coq au Vin
  • Braised Swiss Steak

Cruisin' the Caribbean

  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken
  • Creole Shrimp & Whitefish
  • Cuban Braised Pork with Peppers

Under An Asian Influence

  • Chinese Pepper Beef
  • Sticky Garlic Pork Ribs
  • Thai Chicken Curry (Curry Shrimp $3.00 extra)

A Maritimer's Delight

  • Nova Scotian Seafood Cakes- finished with creamy hard-cooked egg sauce
  • Seared Atlantic Salmon in light Hollandaise sauce
  • Local Smoked Haddock in Lyonnaise cream sauce

Our Dinner Buffet Menus include appropriately paired side dishes, Chef's choice vegetable, rolls, butter, coffee & tea. Choose from our soup, salad and dessert menus to round out your dinner buffet, then we will do up your package price for you.

Don't be afraid to ask for other options... our Chef is here to please...

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Shore Lunch at the Basin

Shore Lunch at the Basin

(Priced according to group numbers, level of service, and selected items. Minimum of 10 people)

Choose From...

  • The Basin Sandwich Platter... A selection of freshly made sandwiches, all ready for a quick and easy lunch... paired up with one of our soups or salads and you're good to go... ~ includes soup/salad, dessert, coffee, tea
  • DIY Sandwich Bar... Make your own sandwich from our selection of meats, veggies, cheeses & fixin's ~ includes soup/salad, dessert, coffee, tea
  • Hot Sandwiches Galore... Choose from traditional hot sandwich favorites like the Reuben, French-dipped ham & cheese, or the ever-popular Southern Pulled Pork... ~ includes soup/salad, dessert, coffee, tea
  • Basin Burger-mania... Need a burger fix? Choose from our Chef's homemade all-beef burger or his Greek Pork & Feta cheese burger, a bean & veggie burger, or Middle Eastern falafel in pita. ~ includes soup or salad, fries or side dish, dessert, rolls, butter, coffee, tea
  • Comfort Food Favorites... Got a hankerin' for chicken pot pie, shepherd's pie, lasagna, pizza, or mac & cheese? We do that here, and many others too... just ask... ~ includes soup/salad, Chef's choice vegetable, dessert, rolls, butter, coffee, tea
  • Southwest Flavors from Southwest Nova Scotia... Our Chef has flair for ethnic cuisine, so try our beef, chicken or veggie quesadillas, beef & bean burritos, or traditional Tex-Mex tacos... ~ includes soup/salad, dessert, rolls, butter, coffee, tea
  • From the Basin Wok... Our starter buffet includes veggie stir fry, veggie fried rice and mini-egg rolls. (Add chicken to your stir fry OR beef & broccoli to the buffet for $2.00 more per choice) ~ Includes soup OR Asian slaw, light desserts, rolls, butter, coffee, tea
  • A Maritimer's Delight... Choose from our Chef's own recipe Nova Scotian Fish Cakes, Local haddock served three ways (pan-fried, herb-crusted, or English battered), or seafood lasagna... ~ Includes soup/salad, potato or rice, side vegetable, dessert, rolls, butter, coffee, tea
  • Quiche Me Baby... choose from classic Quiche Lorraine with bacon & cheese, or our Chef's Mediterranean version with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted peppers and Feta cheese... ~ Includes soup/salad, potato or rice, side vegetable, dessert, rolls, butter, coffee, tea

Don't be afraid to ask for other options... our Chef is here to please...

(Upon request, milk, bottled juices, bottled water & soda available charged per consumption.)

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From The Basin Garden

From The Basin Garden

(Priced according to group numbers and selected item(s). Minimum of 10 people)

Our Salad Choices...

  • Basin Greens and Veggies... Garden Salad of crisp greens and veggies, served with house dressing or Ranch-style dressing
  • Down Home Maritime Potato Salad... Diced potato, cooked egg, onion, sweet green peas, in creamy mayo based dressing
  • Home-Made Three Bean Salad... Green, yellow and red beans, onions, sweet peppers, in light sweet-sour vinaigrette
  • Traditional Country Coleslaw... Shredded green cabbage, carrot, onion, creamy mayo based dressing
  • Pasta Primavera Salad... Tender-firm pasta, sweet peppers, onions, tomato, in creamy mayo based dressing
  • Gourmet Baby Greens with delicate fruit vinaigrette... Petite greens and fine veggies, paired with a light, berryinfused dressing
  • Chef Kevin's Signature Caesar Salad... Crisp Romaine, bacon bits, herbed croutons, and grated Parmesan, tossed in our Chef's secret recipe Creamy Garlic-Parmesan dressing
  • Spinach Salad, Red Wine-Poppy Seed Dressing... Young Spinach Greens, tomatoes, fresh berries, hard-cooked eggs, red onion, in a light tangy vinaigrette
  • Athenian Salad... Romaine lettuce, Greek veggies, Kalamata olives and crumbled Feta, tossed in our lemon-garlic vinaigrette
  • Country-Style Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cheddar... Tender-crisp broccoli, red onion, smoky bacon, sharp Cheddar, in creamy sweet-sour dressing
  • Greek Marinated Vegetable Salad... Zucchini, sweet peppers, onion, tomato, Feta and garlic, in bold Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Asian Slaw... Finely shredded cabbage, carrot, bean sprouts, green onion, in a light sesame-soy vinaigrette

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The Basin Soup Bowl

The Basin Soup Bowl

(Priced according to group numbers and selected item(s). Minimum of 10 people)

Our Homemade Soup Selections…

  • Chef’s Soup of the Day… Some of the best soups come from a fridge full of ingredients and unbridled creativity… as this one will be…
  • Mediterranean Vegetable Soup… sweet peppers, onions and garlic simmered in a savory tomato-herb broth, garnish of shaved Parmigiani Reggiano
  • Roasted Harvest Vegetable Soup… hearty fall veggies, herb-roasted for full flavor, simmered in vegetable broth, blended to velvet consistency, garni of fresh herbs
  • Corn & Bacon Chowder… Sweet corn, smoky bacon, potatoes and onions, finished in a light herb-cream broth
  • New England Clam Chowder… Traditional blend of potatoes, baby clams, onions and herbs, in a light cream broth
  • Savory Creamed Mushroom Soup… Butter sautéed blend of mushrooms, onions, simmered in herbed broth with a rich creamy finish
  • Cream of Broccoli & Cheddar Soup… Broccoli and onions, simmered in herbed stock, creamed, finished with aged Cheddar
  • French Onion Soup with Swiss Croutons… traditional favorite of caramelized onions, simmered in rich brown stock, garni of Swiss topped baguette slice
  • Thai Chicken Coconut Soup… chunks of tender white chicken, simmered in coconut infused broth, finished with fresh lime, chilies and cilantro
  • Maritime Seafood Chowder… butter sautéed scallops, shrimp and lobster combined with potatoes and onions in a light herb-cream broth

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