Wedding Catering in Denver

Home Wedding Catering in Denver
Whether you are planning a Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Lunch or Sunday Brunch, Encore Catering will help turn your vision into a reality.   Our promise is a custom menu with fresh & tasty ingredients. We take the time to get to know you and provide the full Encore Experience!

Appetizers

Hors d’oeuvres are based on the time of day, duration of event & number of attendees. They can be dressed up for a formal affair with chefs at each station and butler passed selections or dressed down for a casual environment with self serve buffet stations

Family Style

There’s no secret that family style seating is a favorite around here.
The clean, elongated lines
that family style seating creates is so different than the look
you get with standard round tables. … The increased movement of guests is something I notice every time one of our receptions is set for family style seating

Plated

Select
1 – 2 Entree options (groups of 20 or less)
2 Sides (groups of 20+)
Salad
2 Salad Dressings
Rolls & Butter

Stations

Make a meal out of fun appetizer stations. Chefs will prepare specialties to order or choose those that do not require a chef.
Set apart with decor appropriate to the theme, stations can be fun option

Buffet

Select-
1- 2 Entree, 1 Side (groups of 20 or less)
2 Sides (groups of 20+)
Salad
2 Salad Dressings
Rolls & Butter

We believe in customizing every menu, pakages are just a place to start.

BENE ITALIAN BUFFET
$19.35 per person

APPETIZER SELECTION
Tuscan/Antipasto Display
Prosciutto, Genoa Salami, Herbed Roasted Red Peppers, Mozzarella Pearls, aged Parmesan, Artichoke Hearts, Pepperoncini, Marinated Brussels Sprouts, Green and Black Olives, Roasted Golden Beets, fresh and Crisp Carrots, Celery, Green Pepper, Baguettes, Focaccia Crackers

DINNER BUFFET
Deconstructed Caesar
Grilled Romaine Heart, Charred Grape Tomato, shaved Parmesan Black Pepper
Dusted Crouton, house Caesar dressing

Herbed Focaccia
Baked Penne with Marinara & Fresh Shaved Parmesan Grilled Balsamic Vegetables: sliced Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Red Onion, Mushroom, Green and Red Bell Peppers

Pollo al Limone con Capperi
Grilled Chicken Breast with Italian Lemon Glaze and Capers

Dessert provided by client

ELEGANT BUFFET DINNER
$44.75 per guest

BUTLER PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES

Bacon Wrapped Date
Artichoke Fritter Lemon Aioli
Brie & Raspberry in Filo

DINNER BUFFET

Baby Wedge Salad
Baby Iceberg Lettuce, Bourbon Candied Bacon, Charred Grape Tomato, Buttermilk Blue Cheese dressing

Roasted Pear Salad
Baby Arugula, shaved Red Onion, Amish Blue Cheese, minced Hazelnut

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables

Chantilly Mashed Potatoes

Charred Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

CHEF ATTENDED CARVING STATION

Fire Braised Beef Tenderloin

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Peppercorn crusted Ahi Tuna Loin

LATE NIGHT TREAT
Self Serve Station or Passed:
Mini Hot Dogs with the works; served in paper boats

TRADITIONAL MOUNTAIN BUFFET
$24.35 per person

APPETIZER SELECTION
Hot Artichoke Dip
Fresh Crisp Vegetable Display
Hummus
Crostini, Crackers & Crisps
Mixed Field Greens with Candied Walnuts
Slice Pears & Champagne Vinaigrette

DINNER BUFFET
Roasted Pears with Arugula, Shaved Red Onion, Amish Blue Cheese with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Artisan Rolls
Whiskey Smoked Spice Rubbed Pork Loin with Brandy Glazed Apples
Grilled Chicken Breast with a Tarragon Cream Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Asparagus with Lemon and Cracked Pepper

Dessert provided by client

30 Guest Minimum 

Make a meal out of fun appetizer stations.  Chefs will prepare specialties to order while you watch! Or choose a theme that does not require a chef.
Pricing for stations vary. Choose one, two or choose them all.

FARM TO TABLE

Elaborate display of seasonal and locally sourced fresh vegetables including but not limited to: Carrots, Celery, Watermelon Radish, Green and Red Bell Pepper, Sugar Snap Peas, Asparagus Spears…. and Fruits, Local Cheeses, Honey, Jams displayed with Wheat Grass and served with homemade Crostini, Crackers, Flat Bread, focaccia, Fresh crisp Home style Pickles, Pickled Okra, pickled Breen Beans, marinated Artichoke Hearts.

GOURMET FLATBREAD PIZZA STATION

Chef attended
BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza – Our house-made BBQ sauce with Grilled Chicken, onion and Mozzarella
Margarita Pizza – Sliced Tomato, Fresh Basil Pesto, Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olive Oil
The Italian – Red Onion, spicy Italian Sausage, Marinara and Mozzarella

GUACAMOLE STATION

Chef attended
Fresh Avocados, Tomato, Red Onion, Cilantro, Lime, Quso Fresca, Mango, Serrano Chili’s, Bacon, Crisp Corn , Black Beans, Cumin, Salt, Pepper
served with our homemade Four & Corn Tortilla Chips

ASIAN STATION

Chopped Chicken Lettuce Wraps
BOA Bun with Kimchi & Pulled Pork
Crisp Spring Rolls
Steamed Edemame
Pork Gyoza

CEVICHE STATION

Chef Attended
Shrimp, Scallops or White Fish mixed to order with Lime, Jalapeno, Cucumber, Tomatoes Red Onion Avocado Mango, Cilantro, Red & Green Peppers. Served with our homemade Corn Tortilla

TACO STATION

(2 taco’s per person) – Chef attended station- Served with Corn and flour tortillas
The Bandito: Slow Roasted Carnitas, Barbacoa Beef, Smoked Chicken
Queso Fresco, Lime, Black Beans, Pico De Gallo, and Diablo Salsa

The Gringo: Seasoned Ground Beef or pulled Chicken with Tomato, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Lettuce, house made Salsa, and Cheddar Cheese

The Fisherman: Citrus grilled Mahi Mahi, Pineapple-Avocado
Salsa, roasted Poblano Peppers, Shredded Cabbage, Queso Fresco and fresh Lime Wedges

MAC-N-CHEESE STATION

Elbow Macaroni with either Traditional Cheese Sauce,
Gourmet Three Cheese Sauce: A mix of Parmesan, Aged Cheddar, Blue Cheese, or
Southwestern Pepper-jack Cheese Sauce
Top with : Lobster, Prosciutto Ground Beef, Bacon, Ham, Roasted Pablano Peppers, Garlic Sauteed Broccoli, Sauteed Button Mushrooms, Green Onion, Sweet Peas, Pearl Onion, Fresh Jalapeno

CARVERY

Served with Appropriate Sauces , Toppings and Rolls. This could be a main course option or as free standing station.

Garlic Shallot Grilled Beef Sirloin
Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Chimichurri Grilled Flank Steak
Applewood Smoked Pork Tenderloin
Mustard Crusted Pork Loin
Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
Pepper crusted Ahi Tuna Loin

RAW BAR

Served on Ice or even an Ice Sculpture of your design

Snow Crab Claws, Jumbo Shrimp, Cold Smoke Alaskan Salmon, Seasonal Oysters

We believe in customizing every menu, pakages are just a place to start.

SALAD SELECTION

Baby Field Greens
Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese, Seasonal Fruit, Champagne Vinaigrette

Baby Wedge Salad
Baby Iceberg Lettuce, Bourbon Candied Bacon, Charred Grape Tomato,
Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Roasted Pear Salad
Baby Arugula, shaved Red Onion, Amish Blue Cheese, Minced Hazelnut

Deconstructed Caesar
Grilled Romaine Heart, Charred Grape Tomato, Shaved Parmesan Black Pepper dusted Crouton, house Caesar Dressing

Waldorf Salad
Apple Trio, Red Onion, Celery, Toasted Pecans, Dried Cherries, Luxardo Maraschino Dressing

Served with Artisanal Dinner Rolls and Butter

SIDE SELECTIONS

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Red Potatoes
Chantilly Mashed Potatoes
Charred Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
Wild and Long Grain Rice
Green Bean Almondine
Grilled Asparagus
Broccoli

MAIN COURSE SELECTIONS

Southern Smoked Pork Loin with Brandy Glazed Apples

Braised Short Rib

Beef Tenderloin
Butter braised Wild Mushrooms, Crumbled Blue Cheese

Pork Loin Roulade with Italian sausage
Fire roasted peppers and spinach tucked inside juicy Pork Loin with Hatch green chili Beurre Blanc

Grilled Flatiron Steaks with Chef Butter

Coffee marinated Airline Chicken Breast with Mole

Pollo al limone con capperi

Buttermilk Lavender Fried Chicken

Boneless Breast, Collards, Pickled Red Onion, Sage Country Gravy

Coq au Vin
Wine braised Chicken Thighs

Chicken Ragout braised Chicken Breast, Garlic Swiss Chard, Mushroom Rosemary Ragout

Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with Lemon Garlic Crema

Camarones Para Una Boda Cubana – Cuban Wedding Shrimp – Rum, Citrus and Brown Sugar

Corvina: Buttery Corvina fillet with Basil-Pom reduction

Vegetarian
Red Quinoa and Cashew Pilaf Chick Peas, Eggplant, Shiitake Mushrooms, Wilted Greens

Roasted Vegetable Napoleon Thyme Ricotta, fresh Mozzarella, Red Pepper Coulis

Boards and Displays can be added to any buffet, displayed as a station, or created for an individual board

CASCADING TUSCAN/ANTIPASTO DISPLAY

Prosciutto, Genoa Salami, Herb Roasted Red Peppers, Mozzarella Pearls, aged Parmesan, Artichoke Hearts, Pepperoncini, marinated Brussels Sprouts, Green and Black Olives, Roasted Golden Beets, fresh and crisp Carrots, Celery, Green Pepper, Baguettes, Focaccia Crackers.

FARM TO TABLE

Elaborate display of seasonal and locally sourced fresh vegetables including but not limited to: Carrots, Celery, Watermelon Radish, Green and Red Bell Pepper, Sugar Snap Peas, Asparagus Spears…. and Fruits, Local Cheeses, Honey, Jams displayed with Wheat Grass and served with homemade Crostini, Crackers, Flat Bread, focaccia, Fresh crisp Home style Pickles, Pickled Okra, pickled Breen Beans, marinated Artichoke Hearts.

DOMESTIC & ARTISAN CHEESES BOARD

Chef’s choice of Artisanal, Domestic and/or Imported small Batch Cheeses, house Fruit Spread, Dried Figs & Dates, Baguettes, Flat Breads

BREADS & SPREADS

I cant help it I love bread. Bread of all shapes, Bread of all sizes, and crackers too. This display is made up of Baguettes, Italian Foccacia, Specialty Rolls and anything fresh I can get my hands on. Spreads are: Hot Artichoke Dip, Camponata, Aged Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Soft Cheeses and accompanied by Fresh Crisp Vegetables and Fruit

While traditionally served as a small dish before a meal appetizers can be eaten anytime,  anywhere.

Grilled Lamb Brochette (GF)
Pistachio, Mint, Lamb Au Jus

Beef Carpaccio
on Parmesan Frico with Dijon Aioli

Steak au Poivre
Sourdough Plank, Bruleed Blue Cheese, Sage Aioli

Chili Garlic Pork Belly Skewer
Chili BBQ Drizzle

Barbacoa Empanadita
Slow cooked pork, Cilantro Red Onion Relish

Prosciutto Toast Crostini, shaved Grana Padano,
Arugula Pesto

Mini Smoked Salmon Canape
crème fraiche, caviar-Roasted beats with Goat Cheese topped with Arugula on Crostini

Curried Almond Hummus , golden beets,
Micro Greens on Crostini

Sundried Tomato and Brie Toasted Phyllo cup

Arancini Balls with Housemade Marinara

Artichoke Fritter Lemon Aioli

Savory Thumbprint Rosemary Shortbread and Fig Jam

Sriracha Deviled Egg a new take on a classic

Tomato Bisque Shooter with Mini Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Bloody Mary Focaccia
Tomato, Prosciutto, Brie, Celery Salt Aioli

Bacon Wrapped Date

Shredded Pork Boa Bun with Kimchi

Chicken Liver Croustade
Sourdough Toast Point, Chicken Liver Mousse,
Pickled Onion on Toast Point

Ahi Poke Cone
Soy, Sesame Oil, Rice Vinegar, Scallions, Mini savory Cone

Chesapeake Crab Cake Claw Meat, old bay, lemon aioli

Sesame Chicken Satay Ginger Peanut Sauce

Pecan Chicken Skewer crushed Pecans, Honey Bacon Cream

Grilled Chicken Salad on Endive avocado, Bacon, Lemon aioli

Tequila Lime Chicken Skewer

Chicken & Brie Quesadilla
with Candied Pecan and Avocado Crema

Chicken and Waffle
Fried chicken, Belgian Waffle square, Cajun Maple Syrup

Duck Gaufrette
Sweet Potato Gaufrette, seared duck breast, pesto aioli, pomegranate seed

Smoked Colorado Trout with Caper,
Minced Onion, herbed cream cheese on crostini

White Fish or Shrimp Ceviche

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp

Really for anytime of day,  however,  the After-Tizers are a great way to end your special day and soak up

 some of that champagne that you toasted through the night

Chicken & Waffle with maple syrup
Mini Hot Dogs

with the works; served in red and white striped boats

Bourbon Milk & Cookies

icy bourbon infused milk in an shot glass and topped with homemade chocolate chip cookie

Mini Pulled Pork Sliders

bbq pulled pork, blue cheese slaw, soft slider bun

Bourbon Milk & Cookies

icy bourbon infused milk in an shot glass and topped with homemade chocolate chip cookie

Donut Wall
Mini Beef Sliders

with cheddar, pickles, mustard; served skewered on mini sesame seed buns

Tater Tots

with spicy sriracha ketchup; served in mini cones

Pretzel Wall

Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce

Popcorn Station

mix and match your favorite flavors and toppings

VENDOR PARTNERS

We like to share our success with those who help make the day perfect.  Our vender partners are a very important part of what we do.
Here are some of our favorites

Rentals

Bakery

Photography

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