Post # 1
Imported and North American cheeses, fresh fruit, crackers, and croutes.
Stabbed shrimp with yuzu glaze
First course- champagne potato and buttermilk with spinach
Salad- summer artisan lettuce, crystallized beemster cheese, mango, toasted almonds, ponzu emulsion
Entree Choices- Garlic dusted fillet of beef tenderloin, whiskey pan sauce
Butter roasted hoki, saffron lobster crema
Baked hen croute, gournay cheese and bacon stuffing
Then dessert- wedding cake.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2011 - St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point
Our first course from memory were:
Beef with veges
Chicken with proscuitto
Chocolate Tart with icecream and berries
Post # 4
Cocktail hour: Veggies and dip, cheese and cracker trays, and nacho’s
Dinner: cucumber wrapped greens
choice of striplon of beef served with a Bacon Port and Red Wine Demi
Sesame Seed Crusted Haddock pan-seared and Served with an Orange Ginger Sauce
Dessert: Bailey’s Irish Crème Brulée served with Praline Ice-cream and Chocolate Wafer
umm I can’t wait for the dinner part! lol
Post # 5
– Mini sliders with fry cones
– Truffle Grill Cheese wedges with tomato soup shot
– Crab stuffed mushroom caps
– Caprese Pinwheels
– Possibly a mac and cheese bar and/or cheese and cracker display
– Pear and Walnut Salad with mozzarella cheese and a champagne viniagrette
– Peppercorn steak (I forget the full description!)
– Pesto and brie stuffed chicken roulade
– Vegetable Napoleon Tower
Meal served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus spears
Wedding Cake / Coffee and Tea
Maybe a dessert selection as well
Post # 6
Cocktail Hour : Buffalo Shrimp, Seared Ahi Tuna, Crab Dip, Mini Chicken Cordon Bleu
Dinner : Caesar Salad, Crab Cakes, Prime Rib Carving Station, Roasted Carrots, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls
We’re considering a late night pizza/sub station too.
Post # 7
Wow.. reading this, in the morning, before breakfast, is NOT a good idea. Can I come to all of your weddings? 😛
Post # 8
Fancy Fruit and Cheese (for the cocktail hour)
Lemon and Garlic Chicken Breast
(with Mandarin Oranges, rasp. vinaigrette. Walnuts on side)
Honey Butter Carrots
Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes
Rolls and Butter
Then cake and a massive candy bar
Post # 9
Pre-Ceremony “Sweets” Reception: Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows, Strawberries, Oreos and Pretzels, Cookies & Cream Mini Cupcakes, Funfetti Mini Cupcakes, Fruit Skewers and Sparkling Cider
Cocktail Hour: Cheese & Cracker display, Crab Dip with Pita squares, 3 types of Meatballs, Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Pre-Set Caesar Salad and rolls
Dinner: Asian Station with Chicken Stir Fry, Jasmine Rice, Egg Rolls, Sushi (California Rolls and Spicy Tuna Rolls), and Fortune Cookies; and/or Carving Station with Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes with toppings, Green Bean Casserole, and Honey Glazed Carrots
Wedding Cake – White, Strawberry, Coconut cake
“Late Night Snack” – Fresh popped popcorn with toppings and Rice Krispie Treats
Post # 11
We didn’t have a true cocktail hour since we did most of our pictures before hand, but we had a “gourmet” grilled cheese station with tomato bisque available at the start of the reception – I think everyone was more excited about that than anything else all night. :p
Dinner was an Italian buffet:
Penne pasta with spicy marinara sauce (our vegetarian option for my husband!)
Pasta salad with a pesto sauce
We also had 4 flavors of wedding cupcakes instead of a traditional cake. Man I want to go back, that was a damn good meal!
Post # 12
Ours is a Destination Wedding so we have the Island Reception and the Home Reception:
Beach Salad – Greens, toasted almonds, goat cheese, dried cranberries, apples and apple vinagrette.
Caesar salad – with croutons and anchovies
Honey Buttermilk Chicken Breast with White Cheddar Chive Sauce, Roasted Red Potatoes and Ginger Glazed Carrots.
Sesame Tuna with Soy Ginger Glaze, Wasabi Mashed Potates and Pineapple Salsa
Cappuccino Brownie with Pot de Creme
Taco bar! With….
Hard shells, soft shells, taco bowls, chips, shredded chicken, ground beef, shredded chicken Chimichangas, queso, pico, refried beans, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole and margaritas.
Dessert: Carrot cake wedding cake, hostess-style cupcakes, funfetti cupcakes and gluten free cake pops.
Hm. I can’t wait to eat.
Post # 13
The beach salad sounds amazing. I’m a huge sucker for fruit in salad.
Post # 14
oooh I just got our menu cards printed!! I am hoping that the whole thing about brides not eating on their wedding day is a myth because I want to eat this deliciousness!!
Post # 15
@MIBEETOWED: It’s funny, I make us almost this exact salad all the time for lunch. The only difference is that I usually use a light honey mustard instead of a vinagrette and sometimes use berries instead of apples. But the almond/goat cheese/craisins/fruit combo happens at least a few times a month at our house. I was really happy when I saw it on the menu because we love it!
Post # 16
we are having a Destination Wedding and this is the menu for the heavy hor dourves at our reception back home the next week…
shrimp and grits station
beef tenderloin carving station
salmon stuffed puff pastry
roasted assortment of veggies
hot crab dip
hot artichoke dip