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Summer Party Idea: Whole Pig Roast

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

With the holiday weekend ahead, we have a feeling you may be hosting and attending some summer kick-off parties, and nothing says summer like a Tender Roasted Whole Pig party! Bistro Boys offers a variety of BBQ options for your summer parties, but for this post, we wanted to highlight one of our favorites…the Cherry Wood Smoked Whole Pig.

WHOLE PIG, CHERRY WOOD SMOKED

Whole hog with head on semi-boneless pig roast carved from our custom made smoker
Served with brioche soft rolls, zesty BBQ sauce, roasted campfire onion marmalade and garlic aioli

All of our main BBQ dishes come with choices of:

Ranch-style baked beans

Our seasonal farm-fresh sweet corn

A variety of locally-grown grilled vegetables with our secret seasonings

Vinger cole slaw prepared with apple cider vinegar

If you are interested in doing a Pig Roast or would like to learn about our other authentic BBQ menu options visit our BBQ page or contact us today!

Bistro Boys wishes everyone a Happy Memorial Day!

Wedding Wednesday: Backyard Wedding Ideas

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

When it comes to ideal summer venues, backyard wedding soirees are the epitome of personalization and romantic charm. There are numerous ways to transform a backyard into a beautiful wedding scene. Now that the warm weather is here, we wanted to share some creative backyard wedding ideas from the Bistro Boys team and BRIDES for couples planning on celebrating their big day in the comfort of their backyard.

Backyard Wedding Ideas

Brianna Venzke

Create an inviting entry with a welcoming chalkboard sign. Handwritten signs are a simple and personalized way to direct your guests to the ceremony space.

Don’t let the unpredictable Colorado weather ruin the party. Make sure to have backup tents and stock up on umbrellas for rainy weather.

Desserts are a must at any wedding, but for backyard events, we recommend having a unique, outdoor dessert display to catch people’s attention.

With backyard weddings, rustic touches to your table settings and decor add to the outdoor feel.

Caroline Joy Photography

Food stations are an excellent way to serve your guests when the reception is outdoors. Typically, there’s  enough space to have stations set up throughout the designated outdoor area.

Jeff Sampson Photography

Grab-and-go drink coolers are a fun and easy way for guests to enjoy some refreshments and avoid waiting in long lines.

Keep your guests entertained with outdoor games like giant Jenga or cornhole.

Our team can help create the backyard wedding of your dreams from delicious food stations and BBQ buffets to helping you pick out your rustic decor. To learn more about teaming up with Bistro Boys to create your Colorado wedding visit our Weddings page or contact us today.

 

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Salad Ideas

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

When planning the menu for your wedding, the entrees tend to be top of mind, but you shouldn’t overlook the salad options you plan to serve. Bistro Boys can help your raise the “salad” bar with our fresh, delicious, and unique salad selections below.

Fresh Salad Selections

Greek Salad
Romaine Lettuce with Diced Cucumber, Bell Peppers, Kalamata Olives, Roma Tomato, Feta Cheese, & Greek Dressing

Caprese Salad
Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Leaves, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Aged Balsamic

Bell’alimento

Seasonal Mixed Greens
Raspberries, Spiced Almonds & Goat Cheese with Basil Olive Oil Dressing

Spinach & Romaine
Candied Pecans, Red Grapes, Shaved Manchego Cheese with Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad
Sun Dried Cranberries, Crisp Bacon, Crisp Prosciutto, Pecorino Cheese & White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Flavor of the Moment

Roasted Yellow and Red Beet Salad
Candied Pistachios, Goat Cheese Crumbles, Arugula & Truffle Honey Vinaigrette

Traditional Caesar Salad
Romaine Lettuce, Butter Croutons, Parmesan Ribbons & Caesar Dressing

Arugula Salad
candied figs, gorgonzola cheese, sliced strawberries, and balsamic vinaigrette

Classic Iceberg Wedge Salad
smoked bacon bits, sliced red onion, blue cheese crumbles, diced tomato and blue cheese dressing

Watermelon and Feta Salad
with Mint and Balsamic Drizzle

Zerrin

Tuscan Green Romaine and Kale Salad
roasted red tomatoes, fried chic peas and artichokes tossed with white balsamic vinaigrette

Spinach Salad
tossed with oranges, red onion, feta cheese, slivered almonds and champagne vinaigrette

From Greek to Arugula and everything in between, Bistro Boys can create a delightful salad combination for your big day! To check out more of our delicious menu options visit our Wedding Menu page.

Menu Ideas For a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

With Mother’s Day this weekend, we know some of you are planning on hosting brunch to celebrate your MOM! At Bistro Boys, we know everyone loves a good brunch buffet, so we are sharing some delicious menu items you can serve buffet style. Whether you are celebrating Mom this weekend or are having a get together with some gals, below are some delicious options that will have your guests wanting more!

Bistro Boys Brunch Buffet:

Three Cheese Frittata with fresh herbs

Emily Clifton

Cherry wood house smoked Badon

Breakfast Sausage

Breakfast Potatoes

Pecan Waffles

Superman Cooks

Petite Stuffed Brioche French Toast with cranberry orange marmalade

Fresh Fruit Salad with lemon mint yogurt drizzle

Assorted Pastries

Crepe Cake with Hazelnut Nutella

Banana Crepe Cake with Butterscotch

Matcha Green Tea Crepe Cake

We wish all of the Moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day, and hope you enjoy some delicious brunch treats!  Don’t forget, Bistro Boys can cater any brunch celebration from Mother’s Day to bridal showers. To find out more details about our brunch menu visit our Weddings Page.

 

Wedding Wednesday: One-of-a-Kind Colorado Wedding at Any Location

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

As an experienced caterer, Bistro Boys understands that brides have a particular vision for their wedding day and our goal is to make that vision a reality.

With that in mind, we wanted to showcase images and menu items from a wedding we catered last July at a private neighborhood park in Morrison. The park only had an electrical outlet and a water spicket on site, so all of the kitchen and catering equipment, including ovens and sinks and tents for that area, were rented and brought in. Although the site was not event-ready, our team was able to make it happen, and the bride had her one-of-a-kind Colorado wedding.

Keep in mind, we can make your event visions come to life at any location you desire.

Private Neighborhood Park Wedding

Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Santa Maria Spiced Beef Skewer with chimichurri drizzle

Fontina Risotto Cake with chive creme fraiche

Buratta Cheese and Balsamic Candied Fig Crostini with crispy prosciutto, arugula pesto, grilled crostini

Pre-Set Salad

Seasonal Mixed Greens garnished with seasonal raspberries, spiced almonds, goat cheese and basil olive oil dressing

Dinner Rolls with sweet butter

Down Home BBQ Buffet

Grilled Tri – Tip with pica de gallo

Bone In BBQ Roasted Chicken with tangy bistro bbq sauce

Buttermilk Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Platters of Al Fresco Grilled Seasonal Vegetables brushed with herbs and olive oil

Upon Request – Roasted Jumbo Portabello Mushroom stuffed with lentils, baby spinach and topped with feta cheese

For Bistro Boys, if there is No Kitchen, it’s No Problem! For more details on our wedding catering services visit our Weddings Page or contact us today.

Corporate Cocktail Reception in Downtown Denver

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Bistro Boys recently had the opportunity to cater an elegant corporate cocktail reception for 120 guests held on the beautiful 3rd-floor deck and community room in Downtown Denver.

Corporate Cocktail Reception Menu

Hors D’oeuvres Selection

Bacon Wrapped Almond Date filled with boursin cheese and fresh herbs
Beef Tenderloin Crostini topped with aioli, arugula, and roasted red pepper
Black Bean and Chicken Empanadas topped with avocado salsa
Fish & Chip – battered cod fish bite served on a fried potato chip topped with tartar sauce, sliced carrot petal and a parsley leaf


Crispy Potato Roll –  mashed potato with cheeses and chives, fried and topped with tomato relish
Lime Cilantro Shrimp Skewer – jumbo shrimp grilled and marinated in olive oil and cilantro


Mini “Truffled” Steak Sandwich with dijon horseradish aioli, spinach leaf, and handcrafted roll


Mini California Chicken Pesto Slider – chicken slider with poblano, pesto, swiss cheese, and sprouts


Tortellini Skewer with ciliegine mozzarella, sun dried tomato, and lemon black peppercorn infused olive oil


Vegetable Crudite – a variety of fresh cut garden vegetables served with ranch and roasted pepper hummus dip

Dessert Selection

Lemon Basil Tartlet – lemon and basil curd in a pastry shell topped with whipped cream and crunchy basil crystals
Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart – mini pastry shell filled with rich caramel and topped with dark chocolate ganache finished with maldon sea salt
Flourless Chocolate Cake Bites with white chocolate drizzle

Whether you are having a corporate cocktail reception or are planning a large gala or seated fundraiser, the Bistro Boys team can help you customize an impressive menu to impress your guests. Our delicious menu items and catering services will enhance any corporate event. For more details visit our Corporate Event page.