Themed Dinners: Cuisine with Concepts
The best banquet menus and creative menu items that are deliciously destination focused.
Colorado Surf & Turf
Experience a Colorado twist on a traditional favorite: surf and turf. This specialty dinner features favorite dishes of nineteenth-century American frontiersman Kit Carson, including buffalo tenderloin filet mignon paired with fresh Colorado trout and a variety of Rocky Mountain vegetables.
Enstrom’s Candy Bar Buffet
Enstrom Candies – a Colorado Springs–based confectionary business that dates back to 1919 – brings in an amazing chocolate buffet. Expect a collection of smooth creams, fresh-roasted nut clusters covered with luscious milk and dark chocolate, traditional pecan caramel clusters bathed in rich milk chocolate, and, of course, Enstrom’s world-famous almond toffee.
Flavors of the South West
What is the origin of the distinctive flavors of Southwestern cuisine? It’s actually a fusion of recipes from the four following cultures: Spanish, Mexican, Native American, and Western Pioneer. In this special dinner, the diverse menu offers stations highlighting each culture and features wild game, barbeque, seafood, and just the right amount of spice.
Beer Garden of the Gods
This reception, held on the Garden Lawn overlooking the towering spires of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, brings in local microbrewers and brewmasters to talk shop and hand out a variety of their beers for attendees to sample. “Beer-friendly” appetizers can be served as well.
Pikes Peak Picnic
Sunny days, blue skies, and a gentle breeze make for perfect picnic weather. And with 300 days of sunshine annually in Colorado Springs, there is nothing like a mountain hike to an outdoor meal of your favorite picnic foods. Our savory menu options are served picnic-style on property or as a grab-and-go option and include gourmet sandwiches and wraps, smoked salmon salad, pickled crudités, and watermelon relish.