Rye Private Dining & On-site Events

Thank you for considering Rye for your next special occasion!

The private dining rooms at Rye, conveniently connected to the Copperleaf® Boutique Hotel and Spa, can accommodate a variety of corporate and social dining events such as private dinners, cocktail receptions, business luncheons, and more.

Chef Nick Morse along with his team, will hand-craft the perfect menu with select offerings that are customized to the seasons and your specific needs.

Capacity

The private dining rooms at Rye can be transformed to comfortably host a variety of events. Depending upon the size of your group and type of event, the Autumn Room may be divided to appropriately accommodate your guests.

The Globe Boardroom

An executive room with conference seating for up to 14 guests, located in the Copperleaf Hotel. This room is perfect for hosting smaller professional business meetings or private dinners.

With full or limited services and available for booking morning, afternoon, and evenings. Equipped with Polycom Sound Station for conference calls and a projection screen.

The Autumn Room

The Autumn Room can accommodate 80 guests in its entirety, or it may be divided into two smaller rooms accommodating 40 guests each. Located in the Copperleaf Hotel.

Projection screens are available on each side and an audio system is available throughout.

The Lobby Bar

A Relaxing Lounge area, a perfect venue for drink receptions and cocktail parties. Located off the Copperleaf Hotel Lobby, this area can be roped off privately. Featuring a personalized bartender to cater to your needs and seating for up to 22 guests. This spacious venue can host up to 60 persons for a private event.

The Restaurant

Rye Restaurant is available for Exclusive Private Events. The Urban Chic restaurant can hold a total of 60 guests for a dinner.

Audio Visual Equipment

Projection Screen $25
Speakerphone $45
Cordless & Corded Microphone $35
Digital Video Projector $175
AV Cart $25
Flip Chart $25
Post It Flip Chart $30
Laptop $200
Easel $15
Extension cord $5

Our Cuisine & Philosophy

Simple. Fresh. Local. Hand-crafted. Rye is inspired by comfort foods and the seasons. We believe that our guests should enjoy exceptional food and this is why our menu preparations are continuously evolving. From our house-made breads to our ice creams, scratch cooking is how we do it. At Rye, creativity begins with the ingredients.

We use the freshest and highest quality ingredients available from our trusted purveyors. Our relationships with the most respected fish purveyors, farmers and food artisans in our local area and around the country, ensure that we receive the finest selection of ingredients – from fish and shellfish, to herbs and vegetables, and cheeses – something new arrives every day.

For that reason, last minute changes to your menu may occur based on seasonality and product availability, but similar ingredients will be substituted and you will be informed at the soonest moment possible.

 

Our Menus

We are happy to assist you in selecting a menu highlighting your favorite ingredients or preparations in keeping with seasonal availability and your event budget. Several menu formats are offered (see the following bellow) ranging from a selection of canapés, lunches or dinners, and a six-course Chef’s Tasting.

 

Dietary Restrictions

Rye offers vegetarian options for all courses. We are always happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and ask that you inform us in advance so that we may offer appropriate substitutions.

Custom Build Menus

Entr’ee \En`tr[‘e]e”\, n
The dish which comprises the main course of a meal.

All preparations and side dishes are customized, created, and planned by our culinary team utilizing the freshest produce and hand-crafted starches and sauces available the day of your event. Select up to three protein options. All proteins requiring a cooking temperature offered will be prepared medium.

*Wisconsin would like us to tell you that raw or undercooked food may cause food bourne illness.

RED MEAT

8oz Certified Angus Beef® Flat Iron Steak $20
10oz Certified Angus Beef® Ribeye $32
12oz Certified Angus Beef® New York Strip $32
6oz Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin $29
8oz Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin $36
16oz Certified Angus Beef® Bone-in Ribeye $42
10oz Bison Sirloin $42
Rack of Colorado Lamb $40

POULTRY/FOWL

Split Chicken Breast $18
Free Range Half Chicken $24
Mapleleaf® Duck Breast $29

PORK

Pork Tenderloin $22
Kurobuta Pork Chop $26

FISH (Subject to Market Price and Season)

Salmon $30
Sea Bass $36
Lemon Sole $28
Swordfish $32
Yellowfin Tuna $36
Halibut $36
Flounder $36
Corvina $34
Day Boat Cod $24
Haddock $34
Monkfish $36
Red Snapper $36
Grouper $34

SEAFOOD/SHELLFISH (Subject to Market Price and Season)

Sea Scallops $36
Jumbo Shrimp $34
Lobster Tail Market Price
Whole Lobster Market Price

VEGETARIAN

Mushroom Ravioli $22
Seasonal Risotto $22

salad course

Sal’ad \ săl´ad\, n. Raw herbs, usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil or spices, and eaten for giving a relish to other food.

Offered in addition to and served prior to entree. Choose one. Salad selection will be the same for all guests.

STANDARDS

Organic Mixed Greens with Simple Vinaigrette $6

Wedge Salad with Bacon, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion & Bleu Cheese $8

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula, Lemon infused Goat Cheese, Candied Pistachios and Balsamic Glaze $10

Rye’s Tossed Salad with House Granola, Apple & Simple Vinaigrette $10

SEASONAL SPECIALTIES

Baby Spinach with Red Onion, Egg, & Warm Bacon Dressing $10

Warm Zucchini Salad, Toasted Almonds, LaClare Farms Cheese & Lemon $10

Strawberry Salad, Pistachio Goat Cheese, Micro Greens, & Berry Vinaigrette $12

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mint, Feta Cheese, & Lemon Vinaigrette $12

Poached Pear Salad with Organic Greens, Moody Bleu, & Sherry Vinaigrette $12

Classic Caprese Salad with Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil &Balsamic, $12

Crab Tower w/ Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, Local Sprouts, Avocado, & Citrus Vinaigrette $14

Plated Desserts

Dessert \Des*sert”\, n. A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats,at the close of a feast or entertainment

Offered in addition to and served after the entree. Select up to two plated dessert options or let our Chefs create a display of desserts. Three options for $12 or Four options for $16

STANDARDS

Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée with Biscotti & Fresh Berries $7

Lemon Tart with Lemon Custard, Fresh Berries & Whipped Cream $7

Flour-less Chocolate Torte with Fresh Whipped Cream, & Raspberry Sauce $7

Warm Belgian Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream $7

SEASONAL SPECIALTIES

Apple Frangipane Tart with Caramel & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream $7

Kahlua Pots de Creme with Creme Anglaise & Fresh Berries $7

Jack Daniels® Bread Pudding with Caramel, Apples, & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream $7

Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream & Strawberry Compote $8

S’mores Creme Brûlée with Cinnamon Graham Cracker & Toasted Marshmallow $8

hors d’oeuvres, canapés, &  appetizers

Appetizer \Ap”pe*ti`zer\, n. Something which creates or whets an appetite.

Welcome your guests with a reception featuring a selection of small bites as a prelude to your meal or as a part of your cocktail party.

SUGGESTED PORTION SIZE

Light: (3 to 4 pieces per person) for a Short Cocktail Hour before Dinner.

Medium: (5 to 8 pieces per person) for a Long Cocktail Hour before Dinner

Heavy: (9 to 15+ pieces per person) for Long Events in place of Dinner.

*The timing of your event is very important. The longer your event will last and the larger your guests list, the greater the number of selections you should consider offering.

COLD AND ROOM TEMPERATURE ITEMS

Boursin Stuffed Cucumber with Fresh Dill $2.50/piece

Vegetarian Crepe Rolls with Boursin Cheese $2.00/piece

Fresh Fruit Skewers with Minted Yogurt Dip $2.50/piece

Vegetable Gazpacho Shooter with Crème Fraiche $2.50/piece

Tomato Bruschetta with Parmesan & Balsamic $2.50/piece

Blackened Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Aioli $3.50/piece

Certified Angus Beef® Tartare with Crostini $4.00/piece

Fresh Oyster Raw in the Half Shell $3.00/piece

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Cocktail Sauce $3.50/piece

Smoked Salmon & Potato Pancake with Red Onion, Caper, & Crème Fraiche $3.50/piece

HOT ITEMS

Chicken & Goat Cheese Wonton with Spicy Apricot Sauce $2.50/piece

Beef or Chicken Satay with Teriyaki or Garlic Chili Glaze $3.00/piece

Chorizo & Crab Stuffed Mushroom Cap $3.50/piece

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta w/ Goat Cheese & Balsamic Glaze $2.50/piece

Lamb Kofta with Tzatziki & Red Pepper Jam $4.00/piece

Mini Crab Cake with Sriracha Aioli $3.50/piece

Bacon Wrapped Bay Scallop with Maple Mustard $4.00/piece

Jumbo Shrimp with Spicy Creole Sauce $3.50/piece

DISPLAYS AND SHARED PLATES

Minimum of 8 people. Priced per person based on final guest count.

Crudités with Fresh Vegetables, Hummus, & Pita Bread $5.00/person

Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Board with Smoked Sausage $6.00/person

Artisan Cheese Board with Fresh Fruit $9.00/person

Charcuterie Board with Whole Grain Mustard $12.00/person

Customized Raw Bar with Fresh Raw Oysters, Lobster Salad, Scallop Ceviche, Jumbo Shrimp, & Caviar – Market Price

Mini Dessert Display: $10.00/person

Seasonal Fruit Tartlets,  Specialty Cookies, Chocolate Truffles

chef’s tasting

Tast”ing \ˈtā-stiŋ\, n.
The act of perceiving or tasting by the organs of taste; the faculty or sense by which we perceive or distinguish savors.

For the ultimate dining experience, our chef will customize a menu for your special occasion. Mimicking the Chef’s Table inside Chives’ kitchen, this coursed dinner is offered for the adventurous foodie. The menu is comprised of the freshest ingredients selected that day from our top purveyors. Please inquire to make arrangements to have the menu designed to suit your dietary restrictions and allergies.

SAMPLE SIX COURSE CHEF’S TASTING MENU

1. King Crab Cake with Apple & Shaved Fennel
2. Local Micro Greens with Balsamic Onion & Roasted Tomato
3. Seared Sea Scallop with Saffron Risotto & Lemon Aioli
4. Alaskan Halibut with Grilled Fingerling Potatoes, & Preserved Lemon
5. Grilled Prime Hanger Steak w/Green Asparagus & Wild Mushrooms
6. Market Fresh Berries with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Chambord

Six Course Chef’s Tasting: One Amuse Bouche, One Salad, Three Mains, & One Dessert $65/person (not including beverages, tax, and gratuity)

Five Course Chef’s Tasting: One Amuse Bouche, One Salad, Two Mains, & One Dessert $57/person (not including beverages, tax, and gratuity)

Optional Wine Pairing: Available starting at $25/person

prix fixe packages

Quick and easy booking. Choose from our prix fixe menus.

$14 Casual Lunch

Casual yet gourmet. This menu can be offered as either a plated lunch or buffet style. All sandwiches are served with Organic Mixed Greens with Simple Vinaigrette.

Add Chef’s Choice Soup of the Day for an additional $3.00/person.
Add fresh baked cookies for an additional $2.00/person.

Sandwiches (Choose three or Chef’s choice)

Ultimate BLT with Avocado
Smoked Turkey Club with Applewood Bacon
Roasted Chicken with Apple & Brie
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Roasted Certified Angus Beef® with Bleu Cheese Mayo
Roasted Portabella with Garlic Aioli

$24 Three Course Plated Lunch

The starter and dessert courses will be the same for all guests.

STARTER (Choose one)

Organic Mixed Greens with Simple Vinaigrette

Rye’s Soup of the Day

ENTREE (Choose three)

Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes & Lemon Butter

Certified Angus Beef® Flat Iron Steak with Mashed Potatoes & Red Wine Demi

Chef’s Fresh Market Fish

Mushroom Risotto with Citrus Arugula Salad

DESSERT (Choose one)

Petit Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée with Fresh Berries

Petit Flour-less Chocolate Torte with Fresh Whipped Cream, & Raspberry Sauce

$36 Three Course Plated Dinner

The salad, and dessert courses will be the same for all guests.

SOUP/SALAD (Choose one)

Rye’s Soup of the Day

Organic Mixed Greens with Sherry Vinaigrette

ENTREE (Choose three)

Chicken Piccata with Local Fingerling Potatoes, Green Beans, & Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc

Certified Angus Beef® Sirloin Steak with Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, & Red Wine Bordelaise

Chef’s Fresh Market Fish (Based on Market Availability)

Chef’s Seasonal Vegetarian Risotto

DESSERT (Choose one)

Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée with Fresh Berries

Flour-less Chocolate Torte with Fresh Whipped Cream, & Raspberry Sauce

$45 Four Course Plated Dinner

The amuse, salad, and dessert courses will be the same for all guests.

AMUSE BOUCHE

Chef’s Choice

SALAD (Choose one)

Baby Ice Berg Wedge Salad w/Bacon, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion & Bleu Cheese Dressing

Rye’s Tossed Salad with House Granola, Apple & Simple Vinaigrette

ENTREE (Choose three)

Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Fingerling Potatoes, French Green Beans & Lemon Caper Butter

Angus Beef® Tenderloin with Spinach & Creamy Parmesan Hash

Chef’s Fresh Market Fish (Based on Market Availability)

Mushroom Ravioli with Truffled Alfredo, Spinach, & Confit Tomatoes

DESSERT (Choose one)

Seasonal Crème Brulee

Flour-less Chocolate Torte with Fresh Whipped Cream, & Raspberry Sauce

customized brunch buffet

[bruhnch] \ˈbrənch\, n.

Originating in England in the late 1800s. Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, served buffet style and eaten usually during the late morning to mid-afternoon. 

Relaxed and balanced. A beautiful display of fresh brunch items. This buffet package can be customized to suit your tastes, needs, and budget. Bundle your menu from the selection below for a custom quote per person.

HOT BREAKFAST ITEMS

Cinnamon Pecan French Toast with Real Maple

Silver Dollar Buttermilk Pancakes with Mixed Berry Preserves

Wisconsin Cheddar & Chive Scrambled Eggs

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Buttermilk Biscuits & Gravy

 

COLD/ROOM TEMPERATURE DISPLAYS & SIDE ITEMS

Traditional Whole Fruit Assortment with Fresh Berries, Bananas, Apples, Oranges, & Grapes

Baked Pastry Display with Sweets such as Turn-overs, Croissants, Tarts, Muffins, or Scones

House-made Granola with Greek Yogurt & Fresh Berries

House-smoked Salmon, Potato Pancake, Caper, & Creme Fraiche

Breakfast Meats: Pecan Smoked Bacon or Sausage Links

Breakfast Potatoes: American Fries, Papas Bravas, Potato Pancakes, or Roasted Fingerlings

BRUNCH SANDWICHES

Croque-Monsieur with Smoked Ham, Swiss & Gruyere Cheese, & Whole-grain Mustard

Ham, Egg, & Cheddar English Muffin

Chicken Salad Sandwich with Tomato & Lettuce

Roasted Certified Angus Beef® on French Baguette with Bleu Cheese Mayo

Roasted Portabella on Brioche with Garlic Aioli

 

SELF-SERVE BEVERAGES

Fresh Brewed Luna Coffee Station $3/person

Fresh Brewed Iced Tea or Lemonade Station $2/person

Orange Juice or Milk Station $4/person

 

$12 Continental Buffet

House-made Scones, Fresh Fruit, House-made Granola, & Greek Yogurt

 

$16 All-American Buffet

Wisconsin Cheddar & Chive Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Breakfast Meats, Toast, & Muffins.

 

$25 Premium Buffet

Classic Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Pecan French Toast, Buttermilk Biscuits & Gravy, Home Fries, Breakfast Meats, & Fresh Baked Pastry Display

 

Coffee Display

$25/Gallon Push Pot / $15/Half Gallon Carafe – Luna® Regular & Decaf Coffee

RYE Buffet Menus

Buffet Menu A $35 / person

(Choose 2 Entrees)

Organic Mixed Green Salad
Certified Angus Beef®  Flat Iron Tips with Mashed Potatoes
Mushroom & Truffle Risotto with Parmesan
Grilled Lemon Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables
Mini Chocolate Torte Bites

 

Buffet Menu B $49 / Person

(Choose 3 Entrees)

Fresh Baked Bread display with Whipped Chive Butter
Organic Mixed Greens w/ Simple Vinaigrette
Lemon Chicken w/ Roasted Potatoes & Lemon Butter
Certified Angus Beef®  Flat Iron Tips with Mashed Potatoes
Fresh fish of the day w/ Vegetable pilaf
Mushroom Risotto
Chocolate Torte Bites
Fresh Baked Cookies

Buffet Menu C $55 / Person

(All 4 Entrees included)

Fresh Baked Bread display with Whipped Chive Butter
Rye’s Tossed Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette
Lemon Chicken w/ Roasted Potatoes & Lemon Butter
Certified Angus Beef®  Flat Iron Tips with Mashed Potatoes
Fresh fish of the day w/ Vegetable pilaf
Mushroom Risotto
Flourless Chocolate Torte w/ Vanilla Whipped Cream
Fresh Baked Cookies

 

Buffet Menu D $85 / Person

Wisconsin Cheese & Sausage display
Goat Cheese & Mushroom Bruschetta
Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta
Rye’s Tossed Salad with Simple Vinaigrette
Seasonal Vegetables
Roasted Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin
Mashed Potatoes or Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Seasonal Fish (Based on Market Availability)
Petite Mini Dessert Display; Fruit Tarts, Chocolate Truffles, Fresh Baked Cookies

break items

brāk /bɹeɪk/, [bɹʷeɪ̯k], v. To interrupt one’s activity briefly, as in we’ve been working very hard; let’s take a break.

Priced per person and offered at predetermined times throughout your event.

*Minimum of 10 guests please.

ENERGIZE $14/person

Organic Smoothies, Hummus & Vegetables, Mixed Nuts

CHOCOHOLIC   $10/person

House-baked Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Trail Mix

GREEK   $10/person

Antipasto Kabobs, House made Hummus & Pita Chips

 

FIESTA   $8/person

House-made Guacamole, House-made Pico de Gallo, Tortilla Chips

SWEET TREATS   $10/person

Lemon Tarts, Fresh Baked Cookies,  Mini Chocolate Tortes

Information 

ADDRESS:
308 W. College Avenue, Appleton WI

PHONE:
920.380.4745

WEB:
www.ryedining.com

CHEF/MANAGING PARTNER:
Nick Morse

RESERVATIONS:

To discuss availability and pricing, please contact :

Charlotte Morse
920-380-4745

ryedining@outlook.com

TERMS + CONDITIONS:

Event dining space is booked on a first come, first-served basis. A minimum food and beverage charge must be met to reserve event space. An additional room fee may be charged to reserve event spaces. Final menu selections and a guarantee of attendance of all guests is required one week prior to the event.

The balance of all remaining charges, including applicable taxes, gratuities, and service charges are to be paid in full at the completion of the event.

CANCELLATIONS

All events cancelled within 7 days of the event date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the estimated revenue. All events cancelled within 30 days will be subject to a charge of 100% of the room fee.

MENU SELECTIONS

Customized menu selections are subject to availability and market prices and may require more advance notice. All food, wine, and alcoholic beverages consumed at the event must be purchased from the restaurant or approved prior to the event.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

(based on the food and beverage total).
5.0% room rental fee paid to Copperleaf Hotel.
5.0% state sales tax.
20% gratuity for service.

Cake Cutting/Plating Fee $1.00/person