725 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, Florida | Phone: 352-505-5648
Thank you so much for thinking of the Fat Tuscan for your Event.
We love hosting and catering intimate events here at the Cafe and our warm Historic ambiance makes for the perfect comfortable space for your guests with freshly prepared gourmet local food as our main focus.
Our warm ambiance inside the 100 Year old Historic Vidal house makes for a perfect evening for you and your guests for all occasions. We prepare all our food at the Fat Tuscan using only the freshest ingredients available and we source as much local products as possible. Our quality is important to us and our traditional recipes use only natural ingredients from local sources guaranteeing the best flavors in town. From our pasta sauces made fresh and from scratch to our Tuscan family traditional recipes handed down to us from our Italian heritage we only focus on fresh flavor as our main goal.
Sample of Dinner Menu's we pepare - (email us for a quote and full menu)
Hummus with Spiced Olives
We take fresh garbanzo beans mix it with tahini, fresh garlic and lemon juice and whip it to a smooth, creamy dip topped with spiced marinated olives and served with toasted baguette.
Hot Artichoke Dip
Quartered marinated artichokes mixed with grated parmesan and asorted cheeses and served hot with toasted baguette slices.
Head of Roasted Garlic
A whole head of garlic is slowly roasted in its skin until its soft and caramelized and then served with goat cheese and toasted baguette slices.
Fresh Garlic rubbed baguette slices topped with fresh tomatoes, basil & buffalo mozzarella, drizzled with a reduced balsamic glaze.
Antipasti Boards (Choose)
- Assorted Italian meats, imported hard cheeses & marinated spiced olives OR - Assorted grilled vegetables, hummus, imported cheeses & marinated olives, both are served with toasted baguette.
Specialty Gourmet Salads - (Includes toasted Baguette)
Roasted apples, thinly sliced onions, candied pecans, crisped prosciutto, blue cheese on a bed of baby spinach dressed with roasted apple port vinaigrette.
Eggplant Caprese Salad
Grilled eggplant layered with fresh mozzarella , tomatoes, basil and mint drizzled with house vinaigrette.
Tuscan Roasted Chicken Salad
Spring greens, marinated chicken breast, toasted almonds, sunflower seeds, golden raisins, cranberries, carrots, tomatoes, blue cheese dressed with balsamic vinaigrette.
Chicken Cobb Salad - Greens tossed in our house Dijon Vinaigrette with grilled chicken, avocado, boiled egg, sunflower seeds, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, shredded carrots and topped with crisp proscuitto di parma.
Gourmet Lasagna, (Choose from: - Classic 3 cheese, with mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta cheeses – Hearty Bolognese Meat Lasagna - Roasted squash in a creamy white sage béchamel sauce - Gourmet Vegetarian with roasted vegetables and herbed ricotta cheese)
Mediterranean Pasta (Vegetarian)
Angel hair tossed with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, calamata olives, peppers & capers, topped with feta cheese and pine nuts. - Option to Add Grilled Talapia.
Arugula Pesto Pasta (Vegan)
Angel hair pasta tossed in an Arugula Pesto with toasted walnuts, and golden raisins.
Spicy Shrimp Arrabiata
Shrimp sauteed in a spicy marianra sauce tossed in Angel Hair Pasta
Creamy Shrimp & Ravioli - Cheese filled large ravioli topped with a marsala shrimp cream sauce.
Italian Pork Roast - slow roasted in a wine and garlic sauce and served with roasted vegetables.
Pasta Tossed with a Creamy Basil Pesto Sauce and topped with grilled chicken.
Penne Pasta tossed in our Homemade Marinara sauce and topped with our Giant House Made Meatballs.
Dessert - (Options)
- House Made Cheesecake - Choice of Flavors - Tiramisu Cheesecake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Vanilla Cheesecake with Oreo crust, Kahlua Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake (*if blueberries are in season), Pumpkin Cheesecake.