Breakfast Buffets

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Breakfast Buffets

Banquet Menu and Policies

    Welcome to Fortè, where you will find out what it’s like to be pampered with personal attention. Our experienced, professional Event Coordinators will guide you through the planning of your event, down to the very last detail. Also sure to impress is our fine quality of food, surpassed in presentation only by taste.

    For business or pure pleasure, Forté is the perfect setting for an unforgettable event. Here are just a few of the amenities we offer:

    ; Menu sampling

    ; Buffet or plated service

    ; Customized menus

    ; Multiple reception packages

    ; Full beverage service

    ; Accommodation for groups of 20-500

    ; Conveniently located in downtown Des Moines, close to major hotels

    ; Hotel reservation service available

    ; Limousine service available

    ; Public transportation and adjacent parking available

    Fortè offers your guests the opportunity to enjoy other exciting venues. The All Play experience is truly unique; nowhere else will you find this many event options under one roof. Our modern entertainment and gaming center includes over 65 of the most popular virtual reality, interactive, sports, action and classic games, sure to please adults and children alike. Recently added to our facility is our Laser Maze on the main level and Lazer Tag on our third level. Private parties are also available in a retro mini bowling alley room and our Master Party Room. Both rooms have flat screen televisions and offer the flexibility to handle appetizer buffets or a plated meal.

    Thank you for your interest in our facility, and we look forward to making your event a smashing success.

    Forté Banquet & Conference Center

    rd615 3 St

    Des Moines, Ia 50309

    Phone: 515-333-5057-Fax 515-333-5056


    Breakfast Buffets

    Minimum of 20 Guests


    Assorted Pastries and Breakfast breads

    Chilled Juices

    Coffee, Hot Tea


    Sunrise Breakfast Buffet

    Basket of assorted breakfast breads, pastries and bagels

    Assorted fruit jams and cream cheese

    Seasonal fresh sliced fruits

    Assorted individual fruit yogurts

    Chilled fruit juices

    Coffee, tea and water


    Executive Breakfast Buffet Scrambled eggs and crisp breakfast potatoes Choose two: link sausage, grilled ham or bacon

    Basket of assorted breakfast breads, pastries and bagels

    Assorted fruit jams and cream cheese

    Seasonal fresh sliced fruit

    Assorted individual fruit yogurts

    Chilled fruit juices

    Coffee, tea and water



Prices are per person and do not include tax or service charge.


    Break Packages

    Minimum of 20 Guests

    Cookies Break

    Variety of freshly baked cookies and brownies

    Served with coffee, tea and water


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    Hot Jumbo Pretzels with cheese dip, fresh popped popcorn,

    and mixed peanuts

     Served with iced tea and water


    Sundae Bar

    Vanilla ice cream

    Hot fudge, caramel or strawberry sauce

    Assorted toppings and whipped cream

    Served with iced tea and water


    The Candy Store

    Variety of packaged candy bars, bucket of licorice and gummy candy

    Served with bottled water and iced tea


    The Health Store

    Variety of granola bars, sliced fruit and vegetables with dips, domestic cheese and crackers

    Served with bottled water, juices and iced tea


    Prices are per person and do not include tax or service charge.


    Luncheon Salads

    Includes Rolls & Butter, Chefs Dessert, Iced Tea and Coffee

    Salad Dressings

    Ranch, French, Bleu Cheese, Italian, Honey Mustard, Light French or Ranch

    Chicken Caesar

    Romaine leaves, grilled chicken breast, parmesan cheese and garlic Croutons


    Tuscan Chicken

    Seasoned Chicken, savory bacon bits, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes

    Served over a bed of fresh romaine and iceberg lettuce


    Chef Salad

    Roasted turkey, ham, swiss, American cheese, tomatoes, olives and hard boiled eggs

    Served over a bed of fresh romaine and iceberg lettuce


    Forte’ Steak Salad

    Thin sliced flat iron steak marinated in an herb marinade

    Served over spring mix, bleu cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette


    Luncheon Sandwiches

    All sandwiches served with potato chips and pasta salad or fruit cup.

    Includes Chefs Dessert, Ice Tea and Coffee Service

    Club Croissant

    Ham, turkey, bacon and Swiss cheese topped with lettuce, tomato

    and mayonnaise, served on a croissant


    The Wrap

    Large flour tortilla filled with grilled chicken, sliced pepper jack cheese

    Shredded lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing


    Deli Buffet

    Tray of sliced ham, turkey and roast beef; provolone, Swiss, American and cheddar cheeses; an assortment

    of breads and rolls; lettuce, fresh tomatoes, red onion, pickles, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.

    Accompanied by potato salad


    Prices are per person and do not include tax or service charge.


    Hot Buffet Lunch Menu

    Minimum of 20 Guests

    All buffets include coffee, iced tea and water service

    Chef’s Choice Vegetarian Options Available

    Lunch pricing available from 11am to 4pm

Fortè Lunch Buffet

    Tossed green salad with assorted dressings and fresh dinner rolls

    Choose two entrees:

    ; Chicken Marsala

    ; Whiskey Honey Chicken

    ; Balsamic Chicken

    ; Whiskey Honey Pork Chop

    ; Cider Marinated Pork Loin

    ; London Broil served with Au Jus

    ; Penne Alfredo with Chicken

    ; Lasagna

    ; Cavatelli

    Choose one starch:

    ; Garlic herb roasted new red potatoes

    ; Cheddar garlic smashed red potatoes

    ; Wild Rice Pilaf

    Seasonal vegetables

    Assorted brownies and bars


    South of the Border Buffet Southwestern salad bar served with chipotle ranch dressing

    ; Fresh tomato salsa, black bean and corn salsa, queso dip and sour cream with homemade tortilla


    ; Chicken enchiladas

    ; Mexican rice

    ; Refried beans

    ; Beef soft tacos

    ; Cinnamon Churros


A Taste of Italy

    Caesar salad and garlic breadsticks

    ; Tomato, basil and mozzarella salad

    ; Grilled Graziano’s link sausage with peppers and onions

    ; Chef’s Choice Chicken

    ; Choice of Penne Marinara, Alfredo, or Creamy Pesto

    Seasonal vegetables

    Tiramisu and New York style cheesecake 16.50


    Tailgate Picnic Tossed green salad with assorted dressings

Choose two starters:

    ; Spicy Buffalo Wings

    ; Mozzarella sticks

    ; Lil’ smokies

    ; Seasoned Meatballs

Choose two entrees:

    ; Smokehouse Bratwurst

    ; Quarter Pound Burgers

    ; Grilled Chicken Breast

    ; Country Fried Chicken

    ; BBQ Pulled Pork or Chicken

Choose two sides:

    ; Baked beans

    ; Potato salad

    ; Coleslaw

Fresh baked cookies



Prices are per person and do not include tax or service charge.


    Forté Hors D’oeuvres

    Minimum 50 pieces, priced per piece

     Shrimp Cocktail

    Shrimp served with cocktail sauce Buffalo Hot Wings

    and lemon Served with bleu cheese dip and

    2.50 celery sticks


    Smoked Turkey Pinwheels

    Turkey wraps filled with cream Thai Chicken Satay cheese, sun dried tomato, basil pesto Grilled chicken skewers marinated in and lettuce greens curry and coconut milk served with a 2.50 peanut dipping sauce


    Asian Egg Roll

    Filled with vegetables or chicken Pot Stickers served with Sweet and sour & Seared petite pork dumplings served Chinese mustard with a scallion soy reduction 2.00 2.25

    Bruschetta Capri Mini Crab Cake

    Garlic bread slices toasted with olive Bite size Maryland Crab Cakes oil and topped with tomato, basil topped with a touch of roasted red

    and fresh mozzarella pepper remoulade

    2.00 2.50

    Smoked Salmon Canapé El Diablo Tostada Cocktail bread with cream cheese Smoked chili chicken on a crispy and thin sliced smoked salmon corn tortilla, Manchego cheese and

    2.25 topped with pico de gallo


     Boursin Stuffed

    Cocktail Franks Mushroom Covered in a Smokey BBQ Sauce Mushroom cap filled with Boursin 1.75 (per 3 pieces) creamy cheese and savory filling 2.25

    Appetizer Displays

    Served buffet style with a minimum of 20 people

     Buffalo wings, chicken strips and

    mozzarella sticks served with celery Traditional Dips and sticks, bleu cheese dip Crudités and marinara sauce. Spinach & artichoke dip, herb & 7.50 crab dip with toasted baguette slices, fried pita chips and South of the Border assorted raw vegetables.

    Chicken chipotle taquitos, 7.00 quesadillas and nachos, served with chips, guacamole, salsa & sour cream Sports Bar Favorites 7.50


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