Savor the Experience Our Exclusive Catering Partner

Joel Catering's culinary experts are masterfully trained in the art of French technique and uphold five-star standards. Their culinary skill shines through in the creation of awe-inspiring hors-d'oeuvres, meticulously crafted food and drink stations, exquisite multi-course seated dinners, and inviting family-style receptions. Their in-house mixology demonstrates creativity and skill, conjuring up a diverse array of bespoke cocktails.

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Crafted Cuisine, Inspired Events

Joel Catering proudly serves as Il Mercato’s exclusive catering partner, fusing culinary excellence and event planning expertise. Unified in our passion for exceptional experiences, this partnership ensures that each event at Il Mercato offers an elevated culinary journey. Clients benefit from an integrated team handling both event coordination and catering, simplifying planning and ensuring each detail, from menu selection to timeline logistics, aligns seamlessly with Il Mercato’s unique atmosphere.

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Served During the
Cocktail Hour

Champagne Cocktail

Passed hors d’oeuvres

Steak Tartare 
Truffled Deviled Eggs 
Duck Confit on a Grit Cake 
Blue Crab Toast

Roaming Caviar Cart 

A selection of caviar offered with 
brioche toast points, potato chips, 
crème fraiche, grated egg and chive

Reception Stations

Fried Chicken and Cornbread
Black current jam, melted honey butter

Parmesan Lemon Tortellini
Gulf Shrimp, asparagus tips

Hanger Steak
Served with chimichurri

Brabant Potatoes 
Truffle sour cream
Charred Beans 
Haricot vert, snap peas, lemon garlic vinaigrette

Caprese Salad
Local tomatoes, mozzarella, balsamic reduction, basil oil

Local Gulf Fish
Blackened Gulf Fish, Corn Maque Choux, Tabasco beurre blanc

Late Night Treat

New Orleans Beignets and 
Café au Lait martini

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  • "The wait staff and bar staff were THE nicest and most genuine venue/catering staff I have ever worked with, and by far most delicious and high-quality wedding food I have had to date. Highly recommend!"

    Kellan Klassen, Planner
  • "I had such a wonderful experience with Joel Catering! The food was amazing and the staff was so wonderful and kind."

    Mimi L
  • "Not only is the venue spectacular and interesting, but Joels catering is superb."

    Michele B