l’etoile Restaurant is one of the premiere caterers in Central Virginia, offering full service for all occasions. With 21 years of experience, our staff and chefs will make your next event a memorable one.

Whether your event is small or large, we offer a full range of event necessities, including planning, food, beverages, rentals, and staffing.

We are also on the list of approved caterers at the University of Virginia.

When you are having a special event, our experience makes all the difference. We have catered hundreds of events at locations ranging from private homes, Ash Lawn, a variety of UVA venues, farms, and wineries. Just about any venue that can be imagined.

We custom craft each event. Whether an intimate dinner or a gala celebration, we make events sumptuous, easy, and joyous for you. Beginning with the menu, theme, décor and mode of service, our Event Planners offer the experience and flexibility that will seamlessly guide you through every phase.

Whether you prefer stations, a buffet, a served dinner, a cocktail reception or an event served family style we can help you in choosing the one that will fit your needs.

One item that sets us apart is our long-term commitment of using local farm fresh ingredients. Relationships built over the last 21 years enable us to provide your event with the finest ingredients available.

We understand that the art of catering encompasses professional management, careful planning, and considerate service. You can count on us to work closely with you to provide the highest-quality, most enjoyable event possible within your budget. We will organize equipment rental and refer you to dependable tent rentals, florists, photographers, and entertainers.

Your Choice of Service

Whether you prefer stations, buffet, family-style, a cocktail reception, or a served dinner, we can help you choose the style that suits your desires.

Sample Hors d' oeuvres menu

+Seasoned grilled steak served with horseradish sauce & red onion confit, on mini rolls

  • Grilled beef tenderloin with caramelized onions & blue cheese horseradish sauce mini sliders

  • Rosemary-Infused Tomato Confit with Truffled Local Goat
    New Zealand rack of lamb with herbed mustard crust

  • Mini potato pancakes with house made gravlax, crème fraiche and fresh dill

  • Maine lobster & local sorrel salad on endive spoon

  • Tomato & herb gazpacho soup shooters with Shrimp Cocktail

  • Vichyssoise shooters with braised PEI mussels

  • Pistachio goat cheese served on a baby spinach leaf

  • Red onion confit with crème fraiche and chive en croute

  • Traditional beef tartare with chopped onion and quail egg served with toasted baguette points

  • Traditional Virginia ham biscuits

  • White bean and sage crostini

  • Atlantic salmon tartare croutes

  • Grilled beef fillet with salsa verde croutes

  • Seared scallops with sweet chili sauce and crème fraiche

  • Beef carpaccio canapes

  • Artichoke & aged parmesan pate with sweet red pepper & spinach with olive oil toast points

  • Chicken sate’ with spicy peanut sauce

  • Tarragon and roasted walnut chicken salad served on olive oil toast points

  • Lime marinated chicken skewers with avocado crème dip

  • Hand ground beef, lamb or pork herb meatballs

  • Traditional cheeses, dried fruit, and fresh grape platter with olive oil toast points

  • Apple wood smoked bacon wrapped Moroccan dates

  • Sage, local wild mushroom béchamel in pastry crisps

  • Sage, wild mushroom and sausage béchamel in pastry crisps

  • Ginger and sesame chicken in filo tartlets

  • Filo tartlets with smoked salmon, cracked pepper and lime

  • Filo tartlets with cumin cilantro shrimp

  • Asian beef salad with grilled marinated steak and Napa slaw served in filo tartlets

Event Planners

Our event planners offer the experience & flexibility that can seamlessly guide you through every phase of wedding planning. We will organize equipment rental & refer you to dependable tent rentals, florists, photographers, & entertainers.


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