Post # 1
Hi, I’m wanting to do an Italian style buffet. Was wanting some good ideas on food to make that doesnt cost an arm and a leg. We are funding the wedding , reception, and honeymoon ourselves so we are on a tight budget. Thanks!
Post # 3
Green Salad (Insalata)
Foacaccia and Garlic Bread
Chicken- Florentine or Cacciatora
Pasta station with several sauces
Post # 4
For a May wedding, a lot of summer veggies aren’t in season. I would do:
Pasta with red sauce
Meatballs and/or Chicken parm
Pasta alfredo or carbanara
Post # 5
Thanks for the ideas, i’m trying to get everything figured out my brother went to culinary arts school and he said he would cater for me 🙂 I’m Italian and my FH loves Italian food, so it just works. Thanks for all the ideas if you think of any more let me know thanks 🙂
Post # 6
@mariegerbasi: We are doing similiar, although I wouldn’t say ours is itailian, per say. We’re catering in fazoli’s which is very cost effective, and there will be TONS of food.
The groom & I and are families are extremely picky eaters. We’re very simply type of people and we’ve never really tried anything fancy. We’re the stay at home & cook type of people. This is the jist of what we’re doing :
Cherry Apple Almond Salad
Classic Cesar Salad
Breadsticks w/ assorted dips
Meatballs in Marinara
Stuffed Pizza Sticks – Pepperoni
Stuffed PIzza Sticks – Cheese
Toasted Ravioli in Marinara
Twice Baked Lasagna
Penne with Creamy Basil Chicken
We will also have a cocktail hour before our buffet dinner.
Post # 7
i wish we had fazolis around here still! i worked there when i was in h.s.and got all their recipes so i can recreate stuff for FI. he loves it.
Post # 8
@jenilynevette: MMM sounds good, we are going with an Italian/American thing mainly for the kids. I’m pretty picky too lol so i know what you mean. How many is in your party? Fazoli’s , I didn’t know they catered. That’s good to know
Post # 9
@mariegerbasi: Well, they don’t cater per say. But they have party size meals and they drop off & set up if you purchase the burners, works for us!
Post # 10
@VossinatorsButterfly: I know! I love fazoli’s, It’s super good!
Post # 11
@jenilynevette: Hey that works! Glad you found something great and easy! Heck if i would have known that earlier on i probably would have gone that way!
Post # 12
Ohhh nice choice on the Fazoli’s, everyone LOVES their breadsticks! and I love the idea of serving bruchette and caprese salad, they are both quite light options which I think guests will love to snack on! What are you thinking of doing with the drinks?
Post # 13
@mariegerbasi: I know right! Originally I was going to go with the Olive Garden, but fazoli’s is pretty awesome and cheaper!
Post # 14
@jenilynevette: 😀 Great news for you and your budget!!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy
I want an Italian style buffet, but apparently that’s unheard of here in Italy….. 🙂