Appetizers at The Fort Restaurant


Roasted Bison Marrow Bones

Roasted Bison Marrow Bones

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Roasted Bison Marrow Bones

Known as “Prairie Butter” to the early pioneers, this delicacy was Julia Child’s favorite! Served in the bone with crostini. (Allow extra time.)

Duck Quesadilla

Tender duck in a coffee barbecue sauce with aged Mexican cheeses in a flour tortilla, with a lime sour cream finish and a dollop of guacamole.

Jalapeños Escabeche Stuffed with Peanut Butter

House made pickled jalapeños with a mango whipped peanut butter.

Bison Eggs

Do bison lay eggs? Pickled quail eggs wrapped in house-made buffalo sausage. Served with a raspberry-pepper jam. Our version of a Scottish Egg.

Hot Sausage Bean Dip

Hot sausage sauteed with Mexican beer, refried beans and cheddar cheese. Served with corn tortilla chips.

Renee’s Veggie Tostada

A crisp corn tostada topped with a mushroom risotto vegetable medley, topped with cheese and avocado puree. Vegan option available.

Historians’ Platter

Enjoy buffalo sausage (Boudies), The Fort’s famous guacamole with tortilla chips, rocky mountain oysters, buffalo tongue on crostini, and peanut butter stuffed jalapeños.

Sam’s Famous Guacamole & Corn Chips

Denver’s Best Guacamole with big chunks of avocado, tomato, onion and fresh squeezed lime, served with corn tortilla chips.

Rocky Mountain Oysters

“The last thing that jumps over the fence” as our ranchers say. Small buffalo bites tossed in seasoned panko and deep fried to a crispy golden brown. Served with a tangy sweet chili sauce. One of our most popular appetizers!

Crispy Lamb Riblets

Crispy lamb riblets tossed in a spicy citrus bbq sauce.

Braised Bison Tongue – A Historian’s Treat

The bison tongue is slowly braised, peeled and sliced. Each slice of bison tongue is served on a crostini.

Mountain Man Boudies Sausage Platter

A trio of Mountain man sausages including: Sam’s Buffalo “Boudie” (French Fur Trapper’s term for sausage); Wild boar sausage with cranberries and apricots; and Jackalope sausage with habeñero chiles and cherries. All served with chipotle honey mustard and sweet chile dipping sauces. Huzzah!

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