Babette offers full service catering for all types of events

Reserve a large table or take over the entire room for your event.

Mornings are great for brainstorming over coffee and pastries or order from our breakfast menu.
Reserve the lounge looking over the street for a late afternoon get together with beer, wine and appetizers.-

We can provide platters with salads and/or sandwiches or box lunches to go.

Holiday parties and larger events in the museum require special arrangements and separate pricing

We are always happy to customize menus for any occasion.
Please contact us at 510.845.1652 or email us at so that we can assist you further in making your event a success!

Sample Menus

Roasted Butternut Squash Dip with Tahini-Yogurt and Zatar. Served with Crudite and Pita Chips
Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon with Thyme Vinaigrette
Crostini topped with sautéed Winter Greens, Pine Nuts, Raisins and Red Chili Flakes
Roasted New Potatoes with Romesco Sauce
Warm Brie topped with Kumquat-Orange Marmalade


Cardamom Poached Apricots filled with Mascarpone and rolled in Crushed Pistachios
Coconut Meringue with Passion fruit Buttercream
Chocolate Mousse layered birthday cake

Phoebe Hearst Anthropology Museum event

Roasted Purple Potatoes topped with Crème Fraiche and Chives
Butternut Squash Dip with Tortilla Chips, Crackers and Crudite
Empanadas filled with Sweet Potato, Chilis and Peppers with Cilantro Cream Sauce
Cocoa Meringues filled with Chocolate and Raspberry Ganache

Happy Hour in the Lounge at Babette

Heirloom tomato and feta cheese on puff pastry with basil and mint
Rye crostini topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, melted swiss cheese and Russian dressing
Smoked trout on Belgian endive with crème fraiche and pickled red onion
Pseudo satay celery sticks

Middle Eastern Dinner Menu in Babette’s dining room

Starter –
Almond Soup with nutmeg and pomegranate seeds

Mezze Platter-
Olives, Feta
Grape leaves stuffed with the blend of sour cherries, rice, onions, pine nuts
Babaganoush with Pita
Diced tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, scallions, crushed walnuts and herbs with a pomegranate dressing

Main Course-
Beef and Bulgur meatballs with squash and chickpeas, in yoghurt – mint sauce
Vegetarian – chickpea meatballs

Rose Caramel Nut Tart, fresh dates, fresh fruit, mint tea



Grilled Chicken, Zhoug, Aioli. Pickled Red Onion, Arugula

Babagannoush, Feta, Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Arugula

Rosemary Ham, Brie,Butter Pickles, Lettuce

Roasted Butternut Squash, Tahini Yogurt Sauce, Balsamic Red Onion, Arugula

Grilled Chicken, Aioli, Balsamic Red Onion, Salsa Verde, Arugula

Sauteed Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Ricotta, Pickled Red Onion, Lettuce

Grilled steak, romesco sauce, pickled red onion, lettuce

White bean puree with gremolata, sautéed greens, roasted tomato, lettuce

Avocado, gruyere, cucumber, roasted peppers, pickled red onion, arugula

Slow roasted lamb shoulder, cucumber mint tzatziki, sliced tomato, feta, arugula

Goat cheese/ricotta, turmeric yam, roasted red pepper, pickled red onion, arugula

Grain Bowls-

Farro tossed with Salsa Verde, Shaved Fennel, Roasted Butternut Squash, Balsamic Red Onion

Mejadra, Roasted Beets, Pickled Cucumber, Feta, Fried Chickpeas

Mung Beans, Pickled Mushrooms, Roasted Beet, Fennel, Carrot

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