TEA PARTIES AND BANQUETS
Afternoon Tea at Katia's
Katia's offers afternoon tea service in the Russian tradition. We use a samovar and
serve tea in glasses in podstakanniki (silver glass holders). Tea service is available by reservation and for groups only. Smaller parties can book close to the dinner hour and order small samplings with tea from our main menu.
Celebrate a festive event with a group of friends or co-workers, plan a pre-theater or post deYoung Museum visit gathering, like Bouquets to Art in March 2017, and enjoy the unique experience of a Russian tea party at Katia's. Ideal for wedding and baby showers!
Below are the menu options for parties booked in advance. The same four savory and three dessert selections must be ordered for all the guests. We will be happy to accommodate dietary restrictions.
Cocktail Piroshki: light, golden baked oval shaped pastry dough with your choice of beef, mushroom, cabbage or spinach and egg fillings.
Blini: delicate crepes, brushed lightly with sour cream and filled with smoked salmon or salmon caviar.
Potato vareniki: crescent shaped dumplings, filled with potatoes, steamed until they look like fat little pillows. Served with caramelized onions.
Pel'meni: tender, round, beef filled dumplings sauteed and served with a light curry sauce
Mini sandwiches: smoked salmon and cucumber slices, egg salad with olives, or ham
Eggplant caviar: a classic spread of eggplant and tomatoes, seasoned with dill and served with breads or crackers
Other selections: We also offer an array of Russian style salads and other savories for those wanting heartier fare.
For dessert we offer an assortment of tea cakes (apple-apricot, raspberry-almond, black currant-frangipani, chocolate-caramel, lemon curd), as well as mini versions of our napoleon, pavlova, and chocolate walnut meringue torte.
Our cheese desserts include - blinchiki (blintzes), vareniki (dumplings) and syrniki (patties)
The standard tea service includes our Russian style brewed tea or herbals, four selections from the savory menu and three selections from the dessert menu.
The price for our standard tea service is $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
For more festive events we offer wine, champagne, mimosas, bellinis and additional menu selections.
Banquets At Katia's
The list below reflects the wide selection of zakuski (appetizers) and desserts, and the per person price for each item. There is a variety of menu choices and it is easy to determine the cost per guest using your budget parameters as a guide and thus allowing you to "build your own banquet".
(For a description of the appetizers see the restaurant menu pages)
Our soups and entrees, as listed on our restaurant menu, are charged for individually for the price noted. Entrees, however, can be served family style or ordered individually.
Add $3.00 per person for each appetizer below:
Dill pickles * Marinated mushrooms * Eggplant caviar
Sauerkraut * Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Luncheon size piroshki - beef, mushroom or cabbage ($3.50 each)
Add $5.00 per person for each appetizer below:
Salade Olivier * Vinaigrette * Shrimp and Pea salad
Stolichny salad * Herring w/boiled potatoes
Smoked salmon * Salmon caviar * Pork or Chicken Holodetz
Beef, mushroom or cabbage cocktail piroshki ($2.00 each)
Potato Vareniki * Sauteed pelmeni with curry sauce
Add $6.00 per person for each appetizer below:
Single blin with sour cream and a choice of
salmon caviar, smoked salmon, or herring
Sturgeon in Aspic * Mushroom julienne
Add $10.00 per person for tea, coffee and pastry
Napoleon, Pavlova, Chocolate Walnut Meringue Torte
Cheese desserts - Blinchiki, Vareniki, Syrniki
All drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic,
are for a separate charge.
Corkage is $20.00 per 750 ml bottle.
All prices are subject to 8.5% sales tax and an 20% gratuity.
We can offer live music for all events.