Our Executive Chef Jim Pohl, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, looks forward to working with you planning a delicious menu. With advance notice he can try to accommodate dietary restrictions.
There isn’t time for a sit-down plated service meal during two hour cruises. We offer a buffet with one carbohydrate, one vegetable, two proteins, salad, fresh fruit, baguettes and butter, and dessert plus coffee, decaf or tea. If you would like a carving station for one of the proteins, that option can be priced out, depending on the protein you choose. Click here to view our buffet lunch menu.
Perhaps you prefer or your numbers dictate a “grazing” format (more than 64 headcount), with elegant hors d’oeuvres, both passed and stationary, utilizing open upper deck and the dining room. In this scenario private and exclusive use of the Durant would cost $650 per hour plus appetizers with a minimum of $2500 for up to 75 people, which includes private charter rate, appetizers, tax & gratuity.
Cold Hors d’Oeuvres
Cold display to include sliced seasonal fruits with assorted cheeses and crackers
Vegetable crudité with herbal dip
Smoked salmon w/ dill horseradish sauce
Sliced salami with pecorino cheese
Tortilla chips with black bean dip or house salsa
Bruschetta, an Italian salsa served with crostini and Romano cheese
Marinated mushroom caps
Peel-n-eat shrimp with sauce
Guacamole with pita triangles
Hummus with pita triangles
Ginger-honey-soy glazed barbecued salmon skewers
Seared sesame crusted tuna over citrus & jalapeño salsa, wasabi aioli, avocado, soy reduction on a marinated cucumber slice
Mushroom caps with your choice stuffing (seafood, sausage, vegetarian)
Baked brie soaked in Kahlua with crackers
Choose any 6 from both the cold and hot hors d’oeuvres selections, $16.95 ++ Choose any 3 from both hot and cold for $10.95 pp ++ Optional, at additional cost
Peeled and deveined U-12 shrimp with sauce (market price)
Beef tenderloin at a carving station with rolls & horseradish sauce (market price)
Lollipop Lamb Chops (market price)
You should make your own arrangements for a traditional wedding cake. Donna can give you the names of local bakers in the area or you can contract with your own baker or maybe a friend wants to make your cake as a wedding gift.
(Raquette Lake Navigation is fully insured.) There are five options. Beverage Manager Rachel Pohl will advise you on various bar options after she has interviewed you to find out your preferences. You may not bring your own liquor, wine, beer, water or soft drinks.
Premium Open Bar
Pouring the wines and liquor (well, call & premium) we carry + our beers
$10.95 for the first hour and $9.95 for each additional hour per person for every guest age 21 and older, plus 8% tax and 20% service charge.
Non-alcoholic options options consist of iced tea, lemonade, soda, juice, NA beer, bottled water and any of our NA frozen drinks.
$15 per person under age 21 for the whole hour charter , plus tax and service charge.
Classic Open Bar
Pouring well liquor, 2 red wines & 2 white wines + domestic beer we carry
You may choose the 2 reds and 2 whites from a list beverage manager can give you upon request
$8.95 for the first hour and $7.95 for each additional hour per person for every guest age 21 and older, plus tax and service charge.
NA options consist of NA beer, iced tea, lemonade, soda, juice and bottled water.
$15 per person under age 21 for the whole hour charter plus tax and service charge.
Modified Open Bar
$7.95 for the first hour and $6.95 for each additional hour per person for every guest age 21 and older, plus tax and service charge.
The hosts pay for wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages , The modified open bar limits selection to two red wines, 2 white wines, the beer we have in stock and NA options are limited to NA beer, iced tea, lemonade, soda, juice and bottled water.
Mixed drinks are available on a cash basis.
$15 per person under age 21 for the whole charter plus tax and service charge
Private Tally Bar
Sometimes the host will request a private tally bar where the bartender keeps a private tally of drinks as they’re ordered, whether spirits, wine, beer or NA. X number of tokens, say 2 or 3, are given to each guest to redeem at the bar for any drink, any price. The bartender keeps a private tally of the drinks ordered with the tokens. After the tokens are spent, drinks are on a cash basis. The bartender adds up the private tally at the end of the cruise and figures in tax and gratuity. Bar prices on the Durant as follows: well spirits $5; call $6; premium $7. Martini, Manhattan $8; Specialty drinks $7-8; Wine $6-7/glass. Beer $3-5, both cans and bottles.