Catering Menu

Caribou Catering Menu Winter 2017

For on or off premises catered events, weddings, and intimate parties anywhere in the world, Caribou Catering & Cakes is a full service catering company featuring the finest ingredients, creative cuisine and decadent desserts all brought to you with the same care, exceptional service, and attention to detail that you have come to expect from the world-renowned Caribou Club. Whether you are hosting a small gathering, or an event for 1,000, we will work with you to create the most memorable party imaginable for you and your guests. From helping you find the most ideal venue to achieving the perfect ambiance and everything in between – including flowers, invitations, decor and entertainment to make your event truly one of a kind. Treat yourself and your guests to world-class dining at a gathering designed around your budget, personality, and lifestyle.  Below is a guideline to get you started, feel free to ask us about creating your perfect menu.

Please contact Jen Hartley at (970) 925-2591 or e-mail jen@caribouclub.com

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES “ONE-TWO BITES”

SEAFOOD

-TUNA-

Spicy Tuna & Crispy Rice – sesame & chili seasoned Ahi tuna, crispy rice, lemongrass glaze, toasted sesame

Truffled Tuna Cracker  – thinly sliced Ahi tuna sashimi, sea salt cracker, miso crema, white truffle oil, chive

Blackened Tuna Tacos  – blackened rare Ahi tuna, crisp wonton shell, sunomono salad, wasabi tobiko

Seared Tuna Slider -seared rare spicy tuna patty, ponzu onions, iceberg lettuce, spicy mayo, black bun

-SALMON-

Konbu Salmon - konbu salmon & seared shitake daikon mousse, golden trout roe, chives, radish

Smoked Salmon Benedict - house smoked wild salmon, poached quail yolk, toasted English muffin, hollandaise & caviar

Smoked Salmon & Crisp Potato - black truffle potato crisp, house smoked salmon, fromage blanc, osetra caviar

Pastrami Salmon - cured pastrami salmon slice, toasted pumpernickel, hot mustard, micro mustard, pickled red onions

-CRAB-

Crab Cakes – jumbo lump crab, peppers & Cajun spices, pan seared, sour dill remoulade

King Crab Tiradito – chilled king crab, cucumber, yuzu, hijiki, aji-panca, cilantro

Creamy Crab & Crisp Phyllo – fresh jumbo lump blue crab, scallion cream cheese, cherry ponzu, micro chive

Cantaloupe Wrapped King Crab – chilled king crab, thinly sliced cantaloupe, green papaya glaze, pink grapefruit sauce

-SHRIMP-

Shrimp Scampi Skewer – fire grilled shrimp, garlic butter, lemon & parsley

“Godzilla” Shrimp Tacos – crisp corn shell, poached rock shrimp, wasabi crema, pickled ginger

Creamy Spicy Shrimp Cups – crisp wonton cup, tempura popcorn shrimp, spicy mayo, chives

Shrimp & Shitake Spring Rolls – chopped rock shrimp, shitake, scallion, spicy mayo, pozu

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewer – apple smoked bacon, white prawns, spicy maple butter

-LOBSTER-

Lobster Corn Dog – fresh Maine lobster, classic golden corn batter, mustard sauce, lemon

Lobster Roll – mini classic, fresh Maine lobster, mayo, toasted sweet roll

Lobster Taco – crisp wonton shell, kimchee, spicy mayo, pickled red onions

Thai Lobster Fresh Roll – soft rice paper, stir fried lettuce, ginger & carrots, fresh Maine lobster, avocado, chili lime sauce

Curried Lobster Pappadum – fresh Maine lobster, curry yogurt, crisp cracker, mango chutney

-MISC.-

Smoked Trout Salad – smoked trout mousse, toasted pumpernickel, crisp cucumber, salted butter, golden trout roe

Potatoes & Caviar – crisp black truffle potato chip, fromage blanc, caviar & chives

Bacon Wrapped Scallop – apple smoked bacon wrapped sea scallop, Old Bay & rosemary brown butter sauce

Oyster Shooters – freshly shucked east coast oysters, sake, ponzu, pickled ginger, scallion, quail yolk, uni, pickled red chili

 

POULTRY

-CHICKEN-

Smoked Chicken Nachos –smoked chicken, guacamole, black bean, pepper jack, charred tomato salsa, crisp corn tortilla, jalapeño

BBQ’D Chicken Taquitos – roasted chicken, chipotle bbq, jack cheese, crisp flour tortilla, guacamole, lime crema, cilantro

Curried Chicken Skewers – Thai yellow curry roasted chicken skewers, fig glaze & bibb lettuce

Thai Chicken Bites – crisp panko chicken, Thai seasoning, lemongrass glaze, fresh herbs

Chinese Chicken Salad Cups – classic Chinese chicken salad chopped, crisp wonton, toasted sesame dressing

Spicy Chicken Quesadilla – roasted chicken, spicy salsa, pepper jack cheese, chipotle crema

-MISC.-

Deviled Quail Stick – smoked apple bacon wrapped quail breast, jalapeño stuffed, ranch dressing, jalapeño vinegar sauce

Deviled Quail Egg – miniature classics, chives, smoked paprika

Chilled Foie Gras Terrine – chilled foie gras, toasted brioche, apricot preserves

 

MEATS

-BEEF-

Beef Tartare  – classic beef tartare, toasted brioche, baby arugula

7X Hibachi Cubes – fire grilled 7X beef cube, garlic sesame glaze

Waygu Beef Tatake Rolls – seared & sliced rare beef, crisp julienned vegetables, sesame- ginger vinaigrette

Toy Corn Dog – all beef, classic corn batter, mustard

American Cheeseburger Slider – Colorado beef, American cheese, onion, ketchup, cornichon pick

Short Rib Banh Mi – seared beef short rib, mini baguette, crisp pickled vegetables, bbq

Smoked Brisket Slider – slow roasted, tangy bbq sauce, creamy pumpkin seed slaw, poppy seed bun

-ELK & BISON-

Bison Tartare – Navajo spiced, lettuce cup, chayote raita

Elk Carpaccio – thinly sliced elk tenderloin, toasted baguette, smoked chili crema, pickled red onion, arugula, feta

Charred Elk Cubes – fire charred elk loin, charred leek, wild mustard

Elk Corn Dog – all elk, classic corn batter, wild mustard & spicy Ketchup

Bison Slider – fresh American bison, pepper jack cheese, steamed bun, chili mayo, pickled chili

Bison Quesadilla - white corn tortilla, smoked chili aioli, buffalo brisket, pickle red onions, blue cheese, golden tomato salsa

-PORK-

BBQD Pork Slider – slow roasted pork, steamed bun, red onion, pickle, jack cheese, mustard

Maple Tender Pork Belly & Sour Apple Slider – sweet pork belly, steamed bun, sour apple coleslaw

Pork Tender Belly Popcorn – bbq’d pork belly, spicy popcorn cake, crispy onions

Pigs-n-Blankets – all pork, buttery puff pastry, ketchup, mustard

Toasted Ham & Cheese – homemade brioche, black forest ham, gruyère cheese

Croque Monsieur – toasted brioche, prosciutto, gruyère, blackberry jam

 

VEGETARIAN

Artichoke Sumac Fritters – crisp beer batter, lemon aioli

Broccoli Cheddar Fritters – crisp & creamy, piquant Cajun sauce

Mac-n-Cheese Croquettes – deep fried creamy American mac-n-cheese, barbeque sauce

Jalapeño Gruyère Fritter – smoked tomato mayo

Fried Pickle Spears – homemade pickles fried golden brown, ranch dressing

Falafel Crisp – truffled hummus, bamboo shoot salad, tahini

Truffled Fries – hand cut Kennebec fries, fresh herbs, parmesan cheese, white truffle oil

Wild Mushroom Quesadilla – wild mushrooms, goat cheese, flour tortilla, fresh salsa

Mushroom Garlic Cheese Bread – baked wild mushroom & creamy parmesan spread, toasted focaccia

Toasted Cheese Sandwich – all American cheese, white bread

Smoked Oyster Mushroom Roll – soft rice paper, smoked mushrooms, julienned vegetables, sriracha mayo

Thai Veg Spring Roll – avocado, crisp julienned vegetables, fresh herbs, soft rice paper, teriyaki and toasted sesame

Hot Tomato Soup (shot) – fresh creamy tomato bisque

Pizzeta – roasted tomato, fresh mozzarella, red pepper, artichoke & porcini

Thyme Tuile Napoleon – fromage blanc, tiny tomato

Beet & Goat Cheese Spoon – local goat cheese & fresh herbs rolled in beet slices, sherry vinaigrette, toasted pine nuts

Gruyère Toast – truffled white beans, hearts of palm salad

Sweet Pea & Ricotta Crisp – English pea & homemade ricotta puree, manchego crisp, sundried tomato

Crisp Apple & Blue Cheese – spiced & dried apple slices, candied walnuts & port syrup

 

*NEW* PARTY PLATES

3-5 bite appetizer plates ideal for a stationary display in addition passed Hors D’Oeuvres for quicker guest satisfaction

Rice Cracker Crusted Tuna- seaweed salad, pickled ginger, Sriracha mayo & toasted sesame seeds

Smoked Salmon- caper sour cream, pickled red onions, toasted brioche

Charred Octopus Niçoise- purple potatoes, Cipollini onions, black olives, white grape marmalade

Pickled Shrimp & Fried Green Tomatoes- lemon aioli

Coppa Crostini- tapenade balsamic onions served with blue cheese stuffed olives

Crab Stuffed Avocado-iceberg, 1000 island dressing, heirloom tomatoes

Deviled Egg Trio- ham& eggs, candied smoked bacon, Sriracha & sesame

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus- crisp pastry, fig jam, toasted almonds

Fresh Ricotta Tortellini Salad- shaved pecorino, salami, green olives & arugula

 

SOUPS & SALADS

WINTER SOUPS 

Spicy Shrimp Bisque – rich & creamy with white prawns, celery cream, Old Bay crackers

Lobster Bisque – rich and creamy with fresh Maine lobster, chive crème fraîche and brioche croutons

French Style Colorado Onion – classic caramelized onion soup, three cheese crouton
Wild Mushroom – porcini, oyster & lobster mushroom soup, local gold potatoes, fresh thyme *GF

Tomato Bisque – fresh vine ripe tomatoes, basil, cream, toasted cheese box fondue

Hot & Sour Duck – spicy broth, crisp wonton, julienned vegetables, ramen, scallions, confit dumplings

Roasted Artichoke & Gruyère – roasted artichoke hearts, cream, garlic cheese crostini
Matzo Ball Soup – the original Carnegie deli recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash – apple, duck bacon & sweet potato hash *GF

Hot Watercress- smoked trout, dill crème fraiche

 

WINTER SALADS

Winter Wedge – petite iceberg, chopped egg, cherry tomato, butternut squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, blue cheese crumbles, candied bacon, balsamic ranch dressing

Kale & Quinoa – rainbow quinoa, red onion, diced apples, chopped kale, pomegranate, orange segments, apple cider vinaigrette

Winter Spinach Salad – curly spinach, candied walnuts, chopped egg, red onion, bacon, croutons, warm honey mustard dressing

Poached Pear – baby greens, butter lettuce, port poached pear, blue cheese, candied almonds, creamy balsamic dressing

Beet & Goat Cheese – sliced beets, creamy goat cheese, baby beets, arugula, toasted pine nuts, pickled red onions, aged balsamic

Organic Market Green Salad – young seasonal lettuces, crisp julienned vegetables, cherry tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette

Caesar Salad – young whole leaf romaine, buttered croutons, red anchovies, tangy dressing, shaved parmesan

Chopped Salad – green leaf lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, red onions, hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes, pepperoncini, champagne vinaigrette
Market Vegetable Salad – kunana dairy feta, young escarole, rosemary crouton, red wine vinaigrette

Greek Salad – escarole, iceberg, cucumbers, bell peppers, feta wedge, radish, Greek olives, pita, red wine & herb vinaigrette

Beet & Cucumber Tartare-kale, crispy quinoa, goat cheese crumbles, shiso raita, cherry balsamic, Indian spiced coconut milk

 

ACTION STATIONS

Caviar Service-White Glove & Ice

We offer a variety of the finest farm raised caviars from around the world.

White glove caviar service includes iced display & traditional accompaniments with classic service

Seasons Selections:

*American- White Sturgeon / French – Osetra / German – Osetra / Iranian – Osetra              *Market Prices*

*Brioche Toast Points, Buckwheat Blini, Beet Chips, Diced Bermuda Onions, Hard Boiled Eggs, Crème Fraîche, Chives, Lemons

 

Iced Raw Bar

We offer a fine selection of seasonal raw & cooked/chilled shellfish to choose from, beautifully iced & hand served.

All Iced Raw Bars include traditional & contemporary accompaniments.

Seasons Selections:

*Shrimp, Oysters, Clams, King Crab, Split Lobster Tails, Stone Crab Claws (seasonal)               *Availability Based Market Prices*

*Oyster Crackers, Crisp Tortillas, Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette, Fresh Salsa, Mustard Sauce, Lemon Wedges

 

Sushi & Sashimi (may be stationary display)

We offer a full service sushi bar specializing in sustainable worldwide seafood prepared traditionally or with contemporary flair.

Sashimi/ Sushi / Maki (Rolls) Selections:

*Ahi Tuna, Toro (Fatty Tuna Belly), Albacore (White Tuna), Salmon, Hamachi (Yellowtail, Striped Bass, Octopus, etc.

*California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls, Yellowtail Scallion Rolls, Vegetable Rolls, etc.      *Availability Based Market Prices*

*Contemporary Specialized Menus created upon request.

 

Blow Torch Bruschetta

This appetizer station is a visual & interactive crowd pleaser; where your guests create their own bruschetta salad creations.

“Blow Torched To Order”

*Assorted Crostini: olive, brioche, baguette, gruyère

*Toppings: fresh mozzarella, brie, jack cheese, parmesan, pesto, wild mushrooms, roasted peppers, artichokes, fresh basil, arugula, tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, roasted garlic, sausage, pepperoni, prosciutto

 

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Invent your own gourmet sandwich.

“Toasted To Order”

*Assorted Bread: white, sourdough, wheat, brioche

*Cheese: fontina, American, pepper jack, cheddar

*Fillings: bacon, arugula, tomato, avocado, wild mushrooms, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, prosciutto, salami

 

Steamed Chinese Buns

Modern Chinese style steamed pillow buns made to order:

*Seared Shrimp, Sesame Mayo, Pickled Red Onions, Shredded Iceberg

*Pork Belly, Plum Sauce, Spicy Pickles, Scallion

*Shiitake Mushroom, Teriyaki, Kimchee, Cucumber

*Crispy Duck Confit, Cucumber, Scallion, Ancho Plum Sauce

 

Tempura Bar (choose 3 options)

Fresh tempura made to order, served with a variety of dipping sauces on banana leaf & bamboo:

*shrimp, king crab, pink snapper, lobster                                                        *Availability Based Market Prices*

*7X beef, pork, chicken

*sweet potato, onion, scallion, asparagus, shiitake, bell pepper

Dipping Sauces:

Miso dashi, spicy sriracha mayo, ponzu, sweet-n-sour

 

*NEW* Burger Bar

Interactive chef station “we grill them – you build them”

A variety of burger possibilities made to order on homemade brioche buns with a huge selection of toppings

*beef, bison, elk, turkey, mushroom

* tuna, shrimp, kobe *market prices

*American, cheddar, provolone, jack, blue, goat, nacho, fontina

*bacon, pancetta, avocado, tomato, onion, chili, mushrooms, gravy, bbq sauce, teriyaki sauce, ketchup, mustard, pickles, wasabi, pickled ginger, crispy onions, sport peppers, scallions

 

*NEW* Pasta Station

Interactive station featuring a variety of selections from traditional pasta dishes to handmade ravioli – made to order served with baked garlic loaf bread

Pasta Classics

Angel Hair- fresh tomato, basil, garlic & extra virgin olive oil

Penne Arrabiata- ribbed penne pasta, spicy tomato sauce, fresh parsley

Linguini & Clams- steamed cockles, white wine, garlic & herbs

Rigatoni Bolognaise- giant pasta, sweet meat sauce, fresh mozzarella

Gemelli & Sausage- fresh broccoli rabe, white wine & pecorino

 

Hand Made Pastas

Pappardelle & Wild Mushrooms- fresh herbs, truffle essence

Artichoke Ravioli-roasted red pepper &garlic cream sauce

Sweet Potato & King Crab Tortelloni-bbq butter& fresh chives

Lobster Ravioli-tomato, basil, hijiki sake & olive oil

Black Smoked Salmon Ravioli- scallop cream, chives, trout roe

Three Cheese Torteloni- mozzarella, goat cheese & fontina, brown butter sage sauce

 

Risotto

Wild Mushroom-fresh herbs & parmesan

Crab – preserved tomatoes,fresh lemon & basil

Lobster – creamed corn, fresh ricotta

Crisp Duck Confit – black molé,queso blanco &cilantro

Black Truffle –  pecorino  * when in season market priced

White Truffle – parmesan* when in season market priced

 

STATIONARY DISPLAYS (serves min 25 people)

Gourmet Garden Crudités – asparagus, Belgian endive, zucchini, baby carrots, jicama sticks, sugar snap peas, green beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, balsamic, ranch

Vegetable Crudités – carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, bell peppers, cucumbers, scallions, grain mustard sauce

Sliced Fresh Fruit – seasonal fresh fruit, berries

Artisanal Cheeses – manchego, triple cream brie, gruyère, Beemster aged gouda, chèvre, Maytag blue, house made preserves, fresh crackers, toasted nuts

Charcuterie – prosciutto, hot coppa, speck, bresaola, mortadella, pickled local vegetables, grain mustard, crostini

International Market Station – guacamole, hummus, salsa, black olive tapenade, cotija cheese, feta, blue corn chips, seasoned pita chips & grilled focaccia

Antipasto Platter – prosciutto, bresaola, hot coppa, mozzarella, parmesan, gorgonzola, roasted peppers, olives, pickled artichokes, marinated mushrooms, pepperoncini, bread sticks, grilled crostini

Tequila Cured Wild Salmon – golden corn scallion cakes, chipotle crema, caper relish, lime

Smoked Whole Salmon Side – crème fraîche, capers, cornichons, red onion, lemon, brioche toast

Smoked Fish – salmon, mackerel, trout, horseradish cream, red onion, chopped egg, bagel chips, toasted brioche

Raw Bar – cocktail shrimp, oysters, clams, king crab, stone crab claws (seasonal), split lobster tails, cocktail sauce, mignonette, mustard sauce, lemon (ice sculpture optional for additional charge) *Market Prices

Sushi & Sashimi – California rolls, spicy tuna rolls, yellowtail-scallion rolls, vegetable rolls/ tuna, salmon, seasonal white fish sashimi, pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce
DIPS (serves min 25 people)

Warm Spinach & Artichoke – toasted baguette

Roasted Red Pepper & Blue Cheese – rosemary & sea salted crackers

Mediterranean – artichoke hummus, eggplant, sun-dried tomato & feta with pita petals
Crab Mornay – creamy rich classic with tiny toast & crisps
Seven Layer Dip & Tri Color Chips – layered tomatoes, guacamole, black beans, sour cream, red onions, jack cheese & pickled jalapeños

STARCH SIDES

Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted New Red Bliss Potatoes, Rosemary

Wild Rice Pilaf, Toasted Almonds

Tri-Color Quinoa with Mediterranean Vegetables

Fluffy Bulgur Wheat, toasted Hazelnuts

Maytag Potato au Gratin

Potatoes Anna

Whipped Potatoes

Sea Salted Honey-Glazed Yams

Home-style Mac-N-Cheese

 

VEGETABLE SIDES

Steamed Spinach

Steamed Asparagus

Steamed Green Beans

Baby Vegetables

Three Wilted Greens (Kale, Turnip, Chard)

Green Bean Casserole

Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin, Swiss Cheese

Creamed Spinach, Parmesan

Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Shallots

Country Collard Greens, Bacon, Pickled Jalapeños

 

PLATED ENTREES
SEAFOOD

Halibut Bangkok – fresh halibut poached in yellow curry, steamed jasmine rice, fresh herbs
Trout Amandine – fresh rainbow trout, hash browns, Brussels sprouts, lemon & parsley butter, toasted almonds

Blackened Ahi Tuna – spicy tuna tataki, crisp king crab spring roll, pickle ginger, wasabi, ponzu, young greens
Lobster Pot Pie – fresh Maine lobster, winter vegetables, buttery puff pastry, morel sherry cream

Seabass Viennoise – mushroom duxelles, tomato fondue, soft herb crust, wilted spinach, mustard sabayon
Grilled Wild Salmon – cheesy corn fritters, winter calabacitas, red chili crema, toasted pumpkin seeds
POULTRY

Roasted Blue Corn Bread Chicken - braised jicama & spinach, chili au gratin potatoes, spicy jalapeño sauce

Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Chicken - rosemary whipped potato, winter greens, honey baked shallots

Roasted Stuffed Chicken - prosciutto, fontina & spinach stuffed breast, artichoke heart & linguini alfredo, Marsala sauce *GF

Gold Corn Breaded & Fried Chicken - our famous fried free range chicken, whipped potatoes, collard greens

 

MEAT

Tomato Dusted Colorado Rack of Lamb – roasted artichoke, puree, blue cheese au gratin, apricot reduction *GF

Fresh Herbed Colorado Rack of Lamb – roasted potatoes, buttered asparagus, brandy mustard sauce *GF

Five Peppercorn Seared Angus Filet – whipped potato, green beans, smoked oyster mushroom bordelaise *GF

Bacon Wrapped Angus Filet – melted blue cheese, broccolini, bordelaise *GF

Fire Grilled NY Strip Steak - garlic whipped potatoes, wilted spinach, smoked chili butter *GF

Grilled Veal Chop - Yukon gold potatoes, wilted spinach, roasted red peppers *GF

Smoked Elk Loin – wild mushroom tamale, roasted tomato, red wine garlic sauce *GF

 

SURF AND TURF

Grilled Angus Tenderloin and Maine Lobster Tail- salted red potatoes, jumbo asparagus, bordelaise, lemon butter

Smoked Elk Loin and Rocky Mountain Trout Filet – sweet potato hash brown, wilted spinach, apricot butter *GF

Black Trumpet Dusted Colorado Lamb Chops & Shake-N-Bake Lobster Tail –baby carrots, corn bread pudding, uni butter, Marsala glaze

 

VEGETARIAN

Harvest Tamale – light corn dumpling filled with roasted potatoes, root vegetables & chili, tomatilla salsa, cotja & avocado

Thai Mushroom Cake – baby bok choy, bamboo shoots, sugar peas, bean sprouts & fresh herbs, ginger & lemongrass broth (vegan)

Roasted Vegetable Terrine – bell peppers, eggplant, squash, zucchini, portabello mushroom layered & topped with mozzarella & red pepper cream sauce

 

 

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