Parties and Catering

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At El Meson we feel that your event should be as unique as you are. Our planning starts with talking to you. From the location to the decorations, we can help. Instead of us telling you what we can do, we help you with your ideas. From weddings, rehearsals, graduations, birthdays, or even just a great FIESTA!

 

The quality, service, passion, and commitment is why you have come to us. Our reputation at our restaurant is why you want the BEST ! If you would rather we can also have YOUR event in our new banquet rooms. From meetings to private dinners, we can accommodate.

 

Call Marie Castro or Bill Castro for your next event! Thank you for your interest.

 

So, we hear you’re throwing a party. Can we help? We would be delighted to host your party at El Meson or off premise.. Your guests will love discovering the flavors of Latin America while enjoying time with friends and family or with colleagues. Thank you so much for considering us.

 

I know that event planning can get a bit stressful. And, I’m here to change that. I’ll work directly with you to guide the planning and execution of your event.

 

We pulled together answers to some common questions we receive about our private parties and included them below for you. What’s comes next? I’d love to chat! Please contact me directly to discuss your event:

 

Bill Castro

Tel: 937-859-8229

Fill out my online form.
 

Sample Catering Menus

*Prices and menus can change at anytime due to market and availability 

 

 

Grazing Menu - Family Style 4 Course-

Passed Tapas (select two)

    · Manchego Cheese Puffs - bread topped with spanish cheese, garlic, & onion 
    · Beef Empanadillas - beef and potato filled baked turnovers
    · Salmon Empanadillas
    · Coco Fish Bites
    · Dip Chip Trio
    · Peruvian Corn Bites

Mixed Salad with Tropical Mango Vinaigrette

Entree (select two or three options) 

    · Pescado Romesco – grilled fish and topped with a romesco sauce of almonds and paprika
    · Cuban Pork con Mojo - pork tenderloin with onions and lime
    · Pollo Saltado - grilled chicken prepared with onions, tomatoes, and potato wedge
    · Pollo de Los Andes - grilled chicken sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, and parmesan cheese
    · Carne Asada - grilled steak medallions sliced and served with chimichurri 
    · Steak Encebollado - beef medallions with onions and tomatoes
    · Gallo Pinto - rice, black beans, cilantro, tomatoes, onions (vegetarian) 
    · Garbanzos con Espinacas - chick peas and spinach (vegetarian)

Sides (select two) saffron rice, garlic potato salad, shaved brussel sprouts spanish style, cuban black beans, stir-fried vegetables, papa choriadas - red potatoes with colombian cheese and green onion sauce, maduros -sweet plantains, yuca - fried cassava

Desserts (select one) dulce de leche con moras - home made caramel with blackberries and whip cream, flan, dulce de leche cheesecake, tarta de almendras - flourless chocolate torte, tres leches cake, churros

Beverages Coffee, soft drinks and iced tea

Price per person: $34 for two entrees, $39 for 3 entrees

Click here to download a printable version

 

 

3 course Limited Dinner Choice

Mixed Salad with Tropical Mango Vinaigrette

Entree (guests choose one from the following for their entree) 

    · Pescado Romesco – grilled fish and topped with a romesco sauce of almonds and paprika
    · Pollo Saltado - grilled chicken prepared with onions, tomatoes, and potato wedge
    · Steak Encebollado - beef medallions with onions and tomatoes
    · Gallo Pinto - rice, black beans, cilantro, tomatoes, onions (vegetarian) 

Sides
    · cuban black beans
    · spanish rice

Desserts
    · dulce de leche con moras - home made caramel with blackberries and whip cream

Beverages
    · Coffee, soft drinks and iced tea


Price per person: $30

 

Click Here to Download a Printable Version

 
 
 

Tapas Parties

Tapa Package #1

    · Salmon Empanadillas
    · Manchego Cheese Puffs - bread topped with spanish 
      cheese, garlic, & onion
    · Chicken Tinga - shredded chicken in a mexican chipotle 
      sauce served with homemade color chips
    · Mini Fish Cuban Sandwiches - grilled mild fillet pressed 
      cuban style with cheese, pickles, cumin mayo and our 
      homemade bread

Beverages
    · Coffee, soft drinks and iced tea

Price per person: $24

Tapa Package #2

    · Empanadillas - beef & potato filled empanadas served with a spicy red pepper
      sauce
    · Manchego Cheese Puffs - bread topped with spanish cheese, garlic, & onion
    · Chicken and Chorizo Tinga - shredded chicken and chorizo in a mexican chipotle
      sauce served with homemade tortilla chips
    · Roasted Corn & Zucchini Quesadillas - with fire roasted tomato & corn salsa
    · Arroz Yaya - asian latin fried rice with chicken, pork, and shrimp
    · Coco Bites - coconut crusted fish with a citrus dijon sauce

Beverages
    · Coffee, soft drinks and iced tea

 

Price per person: $29

Tapa Package #3


    · Manchego Cheese Puffs
    · Beef Empanadillas
    · Peruvian Chicken with Aji
    · Patatas Alioli - garlic potato salad
    · Jamaican Beef Meatballs - in love apple sauce

Beverages
    · Coffee, soft drinks and iced tea

Price per person: $25

Small Plate #4

Passed items
    · Empanadillas - beef & potato  lled empanadas served with a spicy red pepper
      sauce 
    · Manchego Cheese Puffs - bread topped with spanish cheese, garlic, & onion
    · Dip Chip Trio


Stationary items
    · Tropical Salad with Mango Vinegrette
    · Chicken Tinga - shredded chicken in a Mexican chipotle sauce served with homemade tortilla chips
    · Jamaican Vege Meatballs - in a Love Apple Sauce
    · Roasted Corn & Zucchini Quesadillas - with fire roasted tomato & corn salsa
    · Arroz Yaya - asian latin fried rice with chicken, pork, and shrimp
    · Coconut Crusted Shrimp
    · Bread and Aji
    · Desserts: Choice of 1-dulce de leche cheesecake, chocolate flan, churros


Beverages
    · Coffee, soft drinks and iced tea


Price per person: $38

Click here to download a printable version

 

Fajita Fiesta

Tapas
    · Beef Empanadillas - mini empanadas filled with beef, 
      potato, salsa onion, & tomato
    · Dip Chip Trio - corn, malanga, and plantain chips with 
      three different homemade salsas
    

Stationairy Fajita Options
    · Protein options (choose two) grilled beef, chicken, pork, 
      fish, vegetarian
    · Toppings and side options: lettuce, salsa, cheese, sour 
      cream, guacamole, cuban black beans, spanish safron rice
    · Flour Tortillas

Dessert (choose one) 
    · dulce de leche con moras (caramel with blackberries and whipped cream)
    · flan
    · dulce de leche cheesecake
    · Tarta de Almendra (flourless chocolate torte)
    · tres leches cake
    · churros

Beverages
    · Coffee, soft drinks and iced tea

Price per person: $28

Click here to download a printable version

 

 

Paella Party

 
Stationary Tapas and Salad
    · Beef Empanadillas - mini empanadas filled with beef,         potato, onion, & tomato
    · Manchego & Sardo Cheese Puffs
    · Homemade Chorizo
    · Salad with Bread and Aji

Entree Options (choose one)
    · Paella Mariscos - all seafood: fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels, garlic, lemon, peas, pimentos, onions, and             saffron rice 

    · Paella Valenciana - seafood, chicken, pork, chorizo fish, shrimp, scallops, mussels, garlic, lemon, peas, pimentos, onions, and saffron rice     
    
Dessert
    · Flan

Beverages
    · Coffee, soft drinks and iced tea

Price per person: $42 
(Vegetarian paella available for $35 per person)

Click here to download a printable version

 

Lunch Parties

 

Menu 1: LUNCH -Grazing Menu-Family Style

Tapas

Manchego Cheese Puffs- from La Mancha region of Spain, comes this imported Sheep

cheese prepared into a spread on toast

 

Salad - Ensalada : Mixed Salad with Tropical Mango vinaigrette

 

Entree : Select 3 entrées from the six choices- or only 2 Entrees if smaller menu

 

  • Pescado Romesco –grilled fish and topped with a Romesco sauce of almonds and paprika or

Cuban Pork con Mojo- pork tenderloin with onions and lime

 

  • Pollo Saltado - Grilled chicken prepared with onions, tomatoes, and potato wedges

 

  • Pollo de Los Andes-Grilled Chicken sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, and Parmesan cheese

Carne Asada grilled steak medallions sliced and served with Chimichurri or

 

  • Steak Encebollado- Beef Medallions with onions and tomatoes

 

  • *Gallo Pinto- Rice, black beans, cilantro, tomatoes, onions

 

  • *Garbanzos con Espinacas- Chick Peas and Spinach

 

*Vegetarian

 

Sides – select 2 from choices

 

  • Saffron Rice

  • Garlic Potato Salad

  • Shaved Brussel Sprouts Spanish Style

  • Cuban Black Beans

  • Stir Fried Vegetables

  • Maduros-Sweet Plantains

  • Yuca-Fried Cassava

 

Soft Drinks, Coffee, & Tea are included

 

Dessert- Select 1 dessert

 

Dulce de Leche con Moras- Homemade caramel with Blackberries and Whip Cream

Tarta de Almendras- Flourless Chocolate Torte

Churros

Price Lunch menu - $20 per person- 2-entrees.

$25 per adult for 3 entrees-

 

Menu 2 : Limited Lunch Choice of 4 Entrees:

 

Salad: Ensalada-Romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers and Mango Vinaigrette

 

Choices Below

  • Cuban Sandwich – grilled chicken, pork or fish filet, Cuban pressed roll, cheese, pickle, mayo, and mustard

  • Pollo Saltado - Grilled chicken prepared with onions, tomatoes, and potato wedges

 

  • Meson Cheesebuger- Black Angus steak burger, guacamole, caramelized onions, tomatoes, jalapeno, lettuce, brioche bun and served with French Fries

 

  • Gallo Pinto-the National Dish of Costa Rica- Rice, Black Beans,tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and Salsa Lizano. Served with Yuca, and Maduros Fritos

 

Sides –Cuban Black beans (vegetarian), Spanish Rice

Soft Drinks, Coffee, & Tea are included

 

Dessert- Dulce De Leche con Moras- Homemade Caramel with Blackberries

 

Price: $18 per person

 

Bar

Options- Open Bar and Theme Bar offering Margaritas, Mojitos ($32per pitcher)

Approximately $6 a glass, Sangria($29 per pitcher) Beer, and wine are included in Theme Bar

CASH Bar or Limited Bar- Wine and Beer- cost is based on consumption

 

Payment: $50 DEPOSIT - Balance due on the day of the event. 7.25% Tax and 20% Gratuity

total will be added to final bill

 

 

Services

Capacity

 

We have 6 private party areas that can be combined for larger parties. Our Private Dining Room can accommodate 10-100 people.

 

Audio/Visual

 

Our Private Dining Rooms have screens ($35), LCD $150, or we can set up with your needs.

 

Service Charge & Tax

 

Just a friendly heads up: We add a 20% service charge to private parties. And, Ohio sales tax is 7.25 %

 

Guarantee Guest Count

 

We kindly ask that you provide us with your final guest count 7 days before your event. This number will be considered final and charges will be made accordingly. If we don’t receive an update, the guest count from your agreement will be considered final.

 

Flowers & Balloons

 

It’s our pleasure to help with any floral or decorative needs you may have. Please just ask your event manager.

 

Minimum Charges

 

We try to avoid these when we can. On busy nights, we kindly ask that parties reach a food and drink minimum (before tax and service charge.) Our events and catering manager will let you know if we’re able to waive these based upon the circumstance. Here’s how it breaks down- This is based on a food and beverage minimum of $30 per person consumed.

 

Vendors

 

It’s our pleasure to coordinate with outside vendors for your party (i.e. bakers.) We kindly ask that they schedule their delivery and/or setup with our event manager

 

Start & End Times

 

Our rooms can be reserved for the entire evening or for select hours. Your event manager will chat with you about this. Three hours is calculated for events, the fee of $150 there after