Catering Menu

The Lab at Ada’s features catered snack and meal options created by the same wonderful team as Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe. The menu changes seasonally. It is completely vegetarian and highlights local, seasonal produce. Our Events Coordinator will work with you in creating the perfect meal for your event at The Lab.

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Seasonal Catering Menu

  
Breakfasts & Brunches

Breakfasts & Brunches

We have a Continental Breakfast or Buffet option for everything from a morning meeting to a baby shower brunch. All of our pastries are baked in house daily. Prices are per person based on a 12 person minimum. Please contact our Events Coordinator if you have a smaller group.

Continental Breakfast:

Bagels with Cream Cheese or Hummus
Sweet Granola with Yogurt & Fruit
Choice of Sweet or Savory Scones
Chemex Brewed Coffee
Tea
Orange Juice

$12/per person, 12 person min.
($100/hour room fee not included)

Brunch Buffet:
Each item serves approximately 12 people. Prices are per person with a 12 person minimum. There is a $600 minimum food & beverage charge for brunches at The Lab.

Brunch Buffet Mains Options:

Biscuits & Mushroom Gravy
House-made Buttermilk Biscuits with a rich Mushroom Gravy
$9
Seasonal Egg Scramble Options (Tofu available for vegan/non-egg option)
Leek, Asparagus, Cheddar
– Broccoli, Caramelized Onion, Fontina
– Mushroom, Scallion, Grana
– Tomato, Spinach, Feta
$8
Quiche (must be ordered in multiples of 6)
Savory Herbed Crust Filled with Vegetables, Cheese and Egg Custard
$6
Savory Galette (must be ordered in multiples of 6)
Savory Herbed Crust with a Ricotta Fontina Base, Topped with Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
$6
Seasonal Hash (Can be Vegan)
– Best Hash Combo: Yukon Potatoes, Yams, Mama Lil’s Peppers, Kale, Shallots
– Traditional Hash Combo: Baby Potatoes, Sweet Onions, Red Bell Peppers, Parmesan, Herbs
– South of the Border Hash: Potatoes, Seitan Chorizo, Roasted Poblanos, Black Bean and Corn Salsa
$8
 Breakfast Strata
Savory Bread Pudding Baked with Caramelized Onions, Spinach, and Three Cheeses
 $8


Brunch Buffet Sides Options:

Granola with Yogurt
+ Fresh Berries for an additional $2
+ House Made Compote for an additional $2
$5
Fruit Platter
+ Honey Yogurt for an additional $2
$7
Roasted Vegetable Platter
Broccolini, Cauliflower, Peppers, Eggplant, Cipollini Onions
$7
Home Fries
Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with Olive Oil, Rosemary & Oregano
$5
Herbed Baguette (serves 4-6)
+ Honey Butter for an additional $1
+ Cream Cheese (Plain, Scallion, Sun Dried Tomato) for an additional $2
$2
Savory Biscuits/Scones
Buttermilk Biscuits Blended with Cheese and Herbs
+ Add Honey Butter for an additional $1

+ cream cheese for an additional $2
$4
Rolls, Buns, and Various Breads Available Upon Request
  
Lunch
Lunch

Choose from our selection of sandwiches and sides to customize your perfect Lunch Buffet. Prices are per person and are based on a 12 person minimum. Please contact our Events Coordinator if you have a smaller group. Sunday-Thursday,  there is an $800 minimum food & beverage charge for lunch or dinner at The Lab. Friday & Saturday, there is a $1300 minimum food & beverage charge for lunch or dinner. 

Lunch Sandwich Options:
All Sandwiches are Served on a 6” Herb Baguette
Most Sandwiches can be Customized to be Vegan

Tofu Banh Mi (Room Temp Sandwich, Vegan) $12
Marinated and Roasted Tofu, Pickled Veggies (Daikon, Carrot, Cucumbers) with a Jalapeno Cilantro Mayonnaise
$12
Mushroom Cheesesteak (Hot)
Marinated Oyster Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Mama Lil’s Sweet Peppers, Sauteed and Topped with Gooey Provolone Cheese
$14
Fried Oyster Po Boy (Room Temp or Warm)
Chicken Fried Oyster Mushrooms, New Orleans Style Remoulade, Sweet Cabbage Slaw, Pickle Spear
$14
Eggplant Parmesan (Room Temp or Warm, Not Recommended as a Vegan Option)
Crispy Baked Eggplant Parmesan, Roasted Tomato, and Pesto Aioli
$12
Egg Salad or Chickpea Salad (Served Cold)
Perfectly Cooked Eggs Mixed with Dijon, Mayonnaise, and Herbs. Served Open Face Bruschetta Style with a Sweet Spicy Mama Lil’s Mustard Relish, Basil, and Roasted Tomato
$8
Taco/Tostada Bar
Grilled Zucchini, Poblanos, Mushrooms, Sweet Onions, and Ancho Marinated Tofu Accompanied with Sides of Pico de Gallo, Avocado-Lime Crema, Spicy Black Bean and Tomato Salsa. Your Choice of Soft Corn, Flour, or Crispy Fried Tostada
$12.50

Buffet Style Sides:

Kale Caesar Salad
Garlicky Vegan Caesar Dressing with Lacinato Kale, Toasted Almonds, Grana Padano and Crispy Breadcrumbs
$7
Spring Mix Salad with Herb Dressing
Mixed Greens, Baby Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Grana Padano
$6
Chips and Cookie
One Bag of Sweet Potato Chips and a Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookie
$4
Potato Salad (Can be Made Vegan)
Baby Red Potatoes Tossed in a Zesty Whole Grain Mustard and Cider Vinaigrette, Mixed with Mama Lil’s Peppers, Dilly Beans, Feta Cheese, and Herbs
$6
Orzo Pasta Salad
Orzo Pasta, Shelled English Peas, Diced Roma Tomatoes, Pistachios, Basil and Parsley Tossed in a Lemon Garlic Dressing
$6
Chilled Udon Salad
Udon Noodles Tossed with Crisp Vegetables and Cashews in a Spicy Sesame Dressing
$6
Fresh Fruit Salad
Diced Cantaloupe, Watermelon (When Available), Red Grapes, Berries, and Citrus Segments
$7
Chips and Dippins 
House Fried Tortillas with Avocado Dip, Cilantro Lime Crema, and Spicy Pico de Gallo
$4
  
Dinner

Dinner

Choose from our selection of buffet options to customize your perfect Dinner Buffet. Prices are per person and are based on a 12 person minimum. Please contact our Events Coordinator if you have a smaller group. Sunday-Thursday,  there is an $800 minimum food & beverage charge for lunch or dinner at The Lab. Friday & Saturday, there is a $1300 minimum food & beverage charge for lunch or dinner. 

Dinner Buffet Main Options:

Wild Rice and Mushroom Risotto (Can be Made Vegan)
Crimini, Shiitakes, and Oyster mushrooms with Wild Rice, Creamy Risotto Style
$11
Sweet and Spicy Vegan Coconut Curry
Rich Coconut Vadouvan Curry Sauce with Marinated Grilled Tofu, Broccoli and Potatoes. We can substitute Grilled Eggplant for Tofu. Accompanied by Herbed Jasmine Rice with Garlic, Cumin, Coriander, Cilantro, Mint, and Basil
$13
Taco/Tostada Bar
Grilled Zucchini, Poblanos, Mushrooms, Sweet Onions, and Ancho Marinated Tofu Accompanied with Sides of Pico de Gallo, Avocado-Lime Crema, Spicy Black Bean and Tomato Salsa. Your Choice of Soft Corn, Flour, or Crispy Fried Tostada
$12.50
Four Cheese Mac and Cheese
Chevre, Grana, Fontina, and Cheddar Mornay with Campanelle Pasta and Fresh Herbs
$11
Cauliflower Sformato with Kale, Pinenuts, and Pesto
A Souffle Like Egg Based Dish, Similar to a Fluffy Frittata, Chock Full of Veggies and Cheese
$11
Open Layered “Ravioli”
Thin, Tender Pasta Sheets Layered with Lemon Garlic Ricotta, Sauteed Shallots and Spinach, Shaved Grana
 $12

Buffet Style Sides:

Kale Caesar Salad
Garlicky Vegan Caesar Dressing with Lacinato Kale, Toasted Almonds, Grana Padano and Crispy Breadcrumbs
$7
Spring Mix Salad with Herb Dressing
Mixed Greens, Baby Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Grana Padano
$6
Chips and Cookie
One Bag of Sweet Potato Chips and a Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookie
$4
Potato Salad (Can be Made Vegan)
Baby Red Potatoes Tossed in a Zesty Whole Grain Mustard and Cider Vinaigrette, Mixed with Mama Lil’s Peppers, Dilly Beans, Feta Cheese, and Herbs
$6
Orzo Pasta Salad
Orzo Pasta, Shelled English Peas, Diced Roma Tomatoes, Pistachios, Basil and Parsley Tossed in a Lemon Garlic Dressing
$6
Chilled Udon Salad
Udon Noodles Tossed with Crisp Vegetables and Cashews in a Spicy Sesame Dressing
$6
Fresh Fruit Salad
Diced Cantaloupe, Watermelon (When Available), Red Grapes, Berries, and Citrus Segments
$7
Chips and Dippins 
House Fried Tortillas with Avocado Dip, Cilantro Lime Crema, and Spicy Pico de Gallo
$4
  
Hors d'Oeuvres
Hors d’Oeuvres:

Whether you are planning a full hors d’oeuvre party or selecting a few options to serve prior to dinner, we will help you create the perfect menu. Choose your favorite items and our Events Coordinator will work with you to determine the appropriate amounts to order for your event.

Hors d’oeuvres have a 12 piece minimum per order. Prices are per piece.

Mini Empanadas
Filled with Veggie Chorizo, Black Beans, Potatoes, Peppers, and Beecher’s Cheese
$4
Deviled Eggs
Classic Deviled Eggs
$2
Polenta Bites
Polenta Cakes Topped with Kale Pesto (Nut Free) and Roasted Baby Tomato
$3
Tofu Kebab
Marinated Tofu, Scallions, Red Peppers, Zucchini, Served with Peanut Sauce
$4
Caprese Skewers
Ciliegine Mozzarella, Baby Tomatoes, Basil with Balsamic Reduction
$3
Crostini
– Onion Jam, Blue Cheese, Herbs
– Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Shaved Grana
– Fig Jam, Brie, Roasted Apple
$3
Gougeres
Classic Gruyere Cheese Puffs
$3
Tartlets
-Spinach and Feta
-Mushroom Ricotta
-Fig Jam, Chevre, and Pecan
$3

Hors d’Oevures Platters   Each Platter serves 12 people. Prices are per person with a 12 person minimum.

Curie’s Cheeseboard
Herbed Chevre, Beecher’s Cheddar, and Brie Served with Dried Fruits, Nuts, and Crostini
$5
Mezze
Garlic Hummus, Romesco, Olives, Feta, Roasted Peppers, Pita Chips
$4
Roasted Vegetable Platter
Eggplant, Cauliflower, Broccolini, Cipollini Onions, Baby Bella Mushrooms Accompanied by a Chimichurri Sauce
$6
Buffalo Cauliflower
Crispy Roasted Cauliflower Tossed in Traditional Buffalo Hot Sauce. Served with Blue Cheese Dressing and Veggie Sticks
$6
Flatbread
Focaccia-Style Flatbread Topped with Your Choice of the Following:
– Roasted Tomatoes, Olives, Basil and Roasted Garlic Spread, Shaved Grana (Can be Made Vegan w/o Grana)
– Grilled Sweet Cipollini Onions, Sweet Peppers, Marinated and Roasted Crimini Mushrooms, Chevre (Vegan w/o Chevre)
$4
Chilled Udon Salad
Udon Noodles Tossed with Crisp Vegetables and Cashews in a Spicy Sesame Dressing
 $6
Dessert Platter
Assortment of Cookies, Brownies, and Fresh Berries
For Specific Desserts, Consult with our Pastry Chef
$5