Post # 1
Below is the menu I currently have for my caterer. I’m Southern and really wanted a backyard cookout for the wedding. My parents nixed that idea, so I told my caterer to stick with cookout, Southern type foods, but to ‘fancy’ them up.
Opintions? Btw, the cupcakes mentioned are in lieu of a wedding cake.
Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres:
- Grilled Shrimp topped with Mango Chutney Served in a Fillo Cup
- Chicken Sate Served with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro Chutney, passed on Bamboo Steamers garnished with Cilantro
Stationary Hors D’ Oeuvres:
- Maryland Hot Crab Dip with Artichokes, Served with Assorted Crudités (Veggies), Crackers, and French Breads
- International Cheese Display with Brie en Croute with Dried Fruits and Caramel Clusters of Assorted Grapes and Strawberries
- Slider station: Chef Grilling Assorted Sliders, Crab Cake and Salmon Sliders, Hamburgers, Turkey Burgers, & Cheeseburgers Sliders
- Baked macaroni and cheese
- Mashed Potato Bar with Toppings of Broccoli, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Sour Cream & Chives, Mushrooms, Whipped Butter, Fried Onions, and Gravy
- Chocolate Display: Cascading Fresh Strawberries, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Oranges, Bananas, Marshmallows, Pretzels, Angel Food Cake
- Assorted Cup Cake Tower Flavors Mango and Raspberry Genoise, Decorated and Arranged on Tiers
Post # 3
It all sounds delicious – just make sure there’s no peanut alleriges in your guest list otherwise the “chicken sate with peanut sauce” could be trouble
Post # 3
Sounds good to me! Can I come?!
Haha no, but seriously everything sounds delish! 🙂
Post # 4
@Gingersnap: Yeah I have no clue the peanut allergies?!? But the sauce isn’t on the chicken, it’s a dipping sauce, so we just need to remind the waiters to let people know. Even if they don’t, it smells VERY peanuty, so hopefully someone with allergies would know right off the bat.
Post # 5
Ohh yea, I agree with the peanut sauce thing. Just make sure to let people know!
Post # 6
I’m definitely going to crash your wedding. Honestly, it sounds amazing!!
Post # 7
@vabride2011: If it’s a dipping sauce and not actually on the chicken I think you’re safe!
I know of this one girl in my circle of “fringe friends” who had peanuts/peanut oil (not sure which) dressing on her salad at her wedding and no one was informed, or weren’t informed properly or whatever. Anyways, a little boy ended up going into anaphylactic shock during her reception and an ambulance had to be called. Scary stuff, nut allergies.
Post # 8
I’d eat it! But maybe, and this is just a suggestion, ask them to leave the cilantro off the chicken skewers? The reason is, most people either like it or absolutely HATE cilantro because there’s this certain genetic thing where to some people, it tastes like dish soap! Those who like it probably won’t miss it, but it can ruin a dish if you’re one of those who is super sensitive to its taste!
Otherwise everything sounds really good!
Post # 9
I wanna come! All that food sounds amazing!
Post # 10
It all sounds really great! I think it needs a vegetable option and a salad of some kind. Maybe in lieu of one of the desserts or something.
Post # 11
I may not personally like everything on your menu (agree with the suggestion about the cilantro btw) but were i a guest at your wedding, I wouldn’t go hungry!