Fantastic Fare - Iowa Venues Known For Their Food

Does it seem like too much to ask that your next event venue have sensational scenery, amazing amenities, awesome accommodations, and fabulous food? Not when you book at any of these five popular Iowa venues known for all the above, plus incredible cuisine. Check them out and you’ll want to check in!

Grand River Center

Perched on the shores of the magnificent Mississippi River, and adjacent to deluxe lodging, gaming, and entertainment venues, Grand River Center is ideal for any gathering. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1000 guests, the all glass “River Room” offers stunning views, and the Exhibit Hall is a massive space equipped for large crowds and big events.

The Grand River Center offers full-service catering on-site with a catering menu that is diverse and expansive for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

The Breakfast Buffet includes chilled juices, seasonal fruit, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, Potatoes O’Brien, corned beef hash, and biscuits in country style gravy.

Tuck into a hot lunch buffet with mixed greens, pasta and potato salad, tender braised beef pot roast, roasted pork loin, or fried chicken.

Dinner entrees include Filet of Beef, Grilled Center Cut Pork Chop, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and much, much more.

Rhythm City Casino Resort

Looking to eat, drink, and be merry? Head to Rhythm City Casino Resort. In addition to exciting gaming, relaxing spa, engaging entertainment, and comfy hotel, you’ll find three incredible restaurants from which to choose.

Peruse Robert’s Buffet for legendary prime rib, an omelet bar, and even twelve rotating flavors of house-made gelato.

Grab a burger and a beer in the Draft Day Sports Lounge or dig into their popular Build Your Own Mac N’ Cheese.

If fine dining is what you crave, take a table at Ruthies Steak & Seafood. Savor the flavors of their Seafood Pasta, Duck Confit, or Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast.

Figge Art Museum/Frontier Hospitality Group

The Figge, as it’s called, offers a unique variety of event spaces, including the Grand Lobby with its high ceilings, terrazzo flooring, and striking river views; the dining room and bar, an intimate gathering space with dining room and lounge area; and the John Deere Auditorium with state-of-the-art AV equipment and custom Italian leather seating.  Catering for events is provided by local favorite, Frontier Hospitality Group.

Frontier’s talented chefs craft inventive menus for every event, from hors d’oeuvres to entrees, plated dinners to stations.

Begin your banquet with Watermelon Feta Bites, Caramelized Bacon, or Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus.

And there will be applause all around when the Artist Dinner Buffet serves up Chef Carved Roast Beef, Chicken Picatta, Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini, and so much more.

Finally, no one is going to turn down dessert when you serve up Chocolate Mousse or New York Cheesecake.

Bridge View Center

This vast facility boasts a 664-seat theater, multiple meeting rooms, and a 30,000 square foot multi-purpose exposition hall. 

Catered events are memorable here with a menu of diverse dining options for breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, snacks, dinner, and desserts

The day begins with a Breakfast Buffet serving Southwestern Style Scrambled Eggs, Quiche Lorraine, or made-to-order Omelets.

Need lunch for the masses? They’d be happy to serve your group any of their tasty entrees from Sliced Brisket Sandwiches to Tuscan Turkey Wraps.

If a plated dinner is what you had in mind, you won’t be disappointed at all the options — Filet Mignon, Dijon Herb Roasted Pork Loin, and Mediterranean Salmon — to name just a few.

Tournament Club of Iowa

With breathtaking views of the golf course and surrounding valley with pond, the Club House at Tournament Club of Iowa is sure to please. The experienced culinary team at the on-site Copper Oak Restaurant will happily create a feast your guests won’t soon forget.

Begin with appetizers like Cheese Curds, Seared Mushrooms, or Southwest Cream Corn Dip. Incomparable dinner entrees follow, including Cajun Fish Tacos, Smoked Brisket Flatbread, or San Marzano Pasta with grilled shrimp.

Even if your guests think they couldn’t eat another bite, they’re not likely to turn down the house-made ice cream, Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake, or Deep-Fried Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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