Post # 1
We are thinking about doing gourmet Pizza for our rehearsal dinner. What easy sides could we make to go with the pizza? The pizza will come from a local place, but we would need ot make the sides. We are thinking about a cheesecake buffet for the dessert, that would have just plain cheesecake, but lots of toppings. What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
So fun! Definitely different types of salads would go well–pasta salad with roasted veggies, greek salad, artichoke hearts w/ sundried tomatoes, mixed greens…
Something like a caprese kabob would work nicely on the side or as an app…
The cheesecake buffet is a a great idea! I actually don’t like cheesecake, but I know I’m in the minority on that; I think if I didn’t like cheesecake and were a guest, I’d do something like eat the toppings, especially if you had fresh fruit toppings.
Post # 4
@BunnyBrideToBe: I don’t like cheescake either, but I am the only one in my family who feels that way. However, my FH’s favorite dessert is cheesecake, so I thought I would do this for him.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
Ooooh, that sounds super delicious! I agree with Bunny that salads would be great. You could toss in some garlic bread or maybe even a little pasta, like simple spaghetti or something.
Post # 6
Do you think it would be tacky if we just did one salad, one pasta salad, and bread as the sides?
Post # 7
@Mamasita2004: sounds good to me!
Post # 8
How fun! I’d LOVE pizza and cheesecake. I think I’d do 2 salads, just for a lil variety. Like maybe a garden salad and a caesar. Then also the pasta salad. I went to a pizza party, their extras were a caprese salad (mozz, tomato, basil, balsamic), bruschetta, a garden salad, baked ziti and dinner rolls. Everyone left stuffed!
Post # 9
we’re doing very casual pizza for our rehearsal dinner, with a “make your own ice cream sundae” bar as well!
Post # 10
Pizza is perfect for a rehearsal dinner since they are supposed to be casual. While nearly everyone loves pizza, the gourmet topping combinations are an acquired taste which not everyone likes, and many people prefer regular topping combos (pepperoni, cheese, supreme, etc). A good side option is garlic bread or breadsticks which most pizza parlors offer. A Caesar salad also works. Cheesecake for dessert is a delicious option and it’s great that you are allowing your guests to decide if they want toppings or not since many don’t care for them.
Post # 11
mmmm I love Caesar salad with pizza!