Post # 1
We are doing a small wedding, very much just a large family gathering and party. We want it to feel like an event but still have the vibe of a family dinner. We are doing one large long table to help but we want to keep the food unique but not push it too far. We will have stuff during the cocktail hour but were thinking instead of a salad or soup we may do a small dish of polenta with 3 different topping to chose from: braised beef, mushroom sauce and braised kale. I had cooked something like this for our parents after I say it online and they loved it. Do you like polenta? Unique or just go with a salad? Did you do something to start the meal that wasnt a soup or salad?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I reallly like polenta. I would do that for sure!
You could also do a cheese course, mozzarella & tomato, crab cake… I’ll keep thinking!
Post # 4
@minted: Mmm can I come to your wedding? Haha. That sounds so yummy. I say go for it.
Post # 5
@MeiFrancis: We are doing cheese, cured meat, some tapas with wine and beer for after the ceremony. Thought of the polenta for the starter and fresh french bread and herbed butter. We want it to be filling since people will be there for a while, but not too full to enjoy the send off treats
Post # 6
@minted: Personally, polenta’s hit or miss for me, but your toppings sound yummy.
But since I’m not invited to your wedding, I think it’d be cool to do that, especially since you already got positive feedback from your family.
Post # 7
I’m not a polenta fan. I don’t know, maybe I just didn’t have a good experience with it and it scarred me. We’re doing a pasta first course as a nod to FI’s Italian family.
Post # 8
@fzesguer: we think that if they dont like the polenta they at least have the topping to enjoy by themselves. It wont be a lot just a good coating of polenta and we are thinking of passing the toppings around family style so people can choose how much