// the bites //
Now that the décor is accounted for, it’s time to set the table. At any outdoor party, food can be the centerpiece — think, farm-to-table dinners and seafood boils — or an accent, such as a charcuterie board or crudité. Those with kitchen skills may opt to create the spread themselves; and if that’s the case, why not choose to support local? Farm to Fork Colorado connects farms across the state to home chefs by curating in-season produce for delivery right to your door. To supplement the season’s harvest with grass-fed, pasture-raised protein, look no further than Western Daughters. The heritage butchery offers a convenient Meat Club subscription available for pickup at their retail location in LoHi.
In hotter temperatures, even the most experienced home chefs may instead choose to have the soiree catered. No judgement, considering that Denver and Boulder are home to some of the finest catering options in Colorado. Below is a list of our local favorites, plus recommendations for what to order.
Postino Wine Café // Denver + Coming Soon to Boulder
We recommend: the crowd-pleasing bruschetta platter
Blackbelly // Boulder
We recommend: the casual buffet Taco Bar or passed hors d’oeuvres
Watercourse Foods – vegan + vegetarian // Denver
We recommend: the cauliflower or seitan buffalo wings