After spending time in some of the Bay Area’s finest kitchens, Owner/Butcher/Chef Travis Day now cooks a daily menu at Thistle Meats that reflects what is being ranched and farmed in Petaluma and our neighboring communities. Beyond our four walls, you can also enjoy your favorite cuts of meat and our house cured charcuterie at your next business or social event with Thistle Meats Catering! From unique charcuterie platters and boxed lunches to full service catering for large events and weddings, Thistle Meats will customize a menu to fit your needs and tastes.

Below are sample menus and experiences that we offer. To inquire about Thistle Meats Catering, please call (707) 772-5442, email info@thistlemeats.com, or complete the form at the end of this page.

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THISTLE MEATS ESSENTIALS

Butcher's Board

Selection of house cured meats alongside an array of local provisions – cheeses, artisan crackers, Della Fattoria baguette, nuts, olives, and more.

$85 - serves approximately 10-12 people
$125 - serves approximately 18-20 people

Grilling Box

Make your next backyard barbecue delicious and easy to execute with a selection of local meats + grill-able sides.

  • Chimichurri marinated ½ chicken, 4 Italian sausage links, ‘Carne Asada style’ grass-fed beef steaks, Boneless pork cutlets
  • Summer squash and garlic bread for the grill
  • Paprika + fennel house rub + a meat thermometer

$85 - serves 4-6 people
Boxes can be scaled based on your group size

LUNCH OPTIONS

Sando Platter

Chef’s selection or special requests – Thistle Meats sandwiches made with house sliced meats on Della Fattoria bread. Add on a large seasonal salad, Kennebec chips, and a cookie for each person for a few extra bucks.  

$12 per person     |     Add $3-$5 per person with add ons

Thistle Lunch Box

Perfect for corporate team building experiences, board meetings, or group adventure to the coast, each guest can enjoy their personalized boxed lunch outfitted with a Thistle Meats sandwich, Potato Chips, and a piece of seasonal fruit.

$15 per person

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SAMPLE EXPERIENCES - all customizable

The Special Occasion

  • Charcuterie + cheese platter
  • Two seasonal sides and a choice of main: (suggestions)
    • Bone in pork loin stuffed with cognac soaked prunes, walnuts and wheat berries
    • Porchetta
    • Rack of lamb, leg roast marinated in herbs de provence, lamb shoulder brochettes
    • Beef tenderloin, ribeye smothered in bone marrow whipped butter

The Old School BBQ

  • Thistle Burgers
  • Beer can chicken
  • Selection of housemade sausages
  • BBQ ribs
  • Choice of two or more sides

The New School BBQ

  • Grilled chimichurri chicken
  • Sous vide trout with crispy skin
  • Seaweed rubbed Brisket
  • Cumberland Sausages
  • Choice of two or more sides

The Whole Shebang - Pick your protein, pick your sides

  • Pig: Whole Pig Roast
  • Cow: Rib Roast, T-bones, Prime Rib
  • Lamb: Whole Lamb, Lamb Leg or Shoulder Roast
  • Fish: Grilled Mount Lassen Trout
  • Chicken: Whole Smoked Chickens

 

Sample Sides

  • Pittsburgh style coleslaw
  • Cornbread with crème fraiche and honey
  • Papas bravas
  • Coal roasted sweet potatoes with lardons and chives
  • Seasonal green salad
  • Tomatoes with guanciale, local seaweeds and espellette
  • Sprouted wheat berries with summer squash and salsa verde
  • Pan fried polenta with gruyere and wild mushrooms
  • Escalivada (Spanish roasted vegetables) of eggplant, onions and peppers with basil and preserved lemon dressing
  • House pickles and ferments
  • Seasonal escabeche with bitter greens
  • Yorkshire pudding
  • Grilled flatbread with ciccioli hummus and shaved veggies

CUSTOMIZED MENUS

For your next special event, Chef Travis will work directly with you to create a menu to fit the experience you are looking to create. Our team will prepare every aspect of the menu then have it available for pick-up or offer delivery for an additional fee (to be determined based on distance). For truly special events, Chef Travis and our Thistle Meats crew can cook on sight at your home or venue to execute a multi-course meal or whole animal roast for your:

  • Wedding - the rehearsal dinner or the big day
  • Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, or Retirement Party
  • Bridal or Baby Shower

GIFT BASKETS

Whether you are looking for a unique takeaway gift for event attendees or a holiday gift for your clients, employees, and friends, our range of Thistle Meats gift baskets are where it’s at!

Petaluma In A Basket
Monkey Ranch Lamb Merguez, Liberty Farms Duck Rillettes, Andante Cheese, Della Fattoria Bread

Thistle Meats Breakfast Basket
Thistle bacon and house made breakfast sausage, Petaluma eggs, biscuit mix with leaf lard, jam


To inquire about Thistle Meats Catering:
Call: (707) 772-5442
Email: info@thistlemeats.com
Or complete the form below.

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