(Closed) What unique/untraditional reception foods are you serving?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We did dueling buffets of mexican and asian food. It was pretty incredible. lol

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It wasn’t a part of our buffet, but for our cocktail hour we had a popcorn machine!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@CorgiTales: I wish I was invited to this lol

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

BBQ.  I don’t think that’s traditional (at least in northern CA where I’m from).  I’ve never been to a wedding that had BBQ.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

BACON BAR!!!

Actually… most likely we wont because it would be pretty expensive the way we would have to do it… but if we could, I would have done it in a heartbeat! I am still planning it in hopes we find a way though. lol

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Pigroast!!! So excited about this!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had a nice mix of Chinese food and more American food. I substituted almost everything on my caterer’s Asian Station menu because it was so “americanized” Chinese food. My caterers were cool enough to not blink a eye at my more traditional recipes.

We also had Buffalo wings as the appetizer as a nod to my husband’s hometown and where we met!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our vegetarian entree/food station is something I’d never heard of – it’s mushroom-filled beggar’s purse pasta in a carrot/white wine reduction. I tried it at the tasting and it was AMAZING. Really unique. I know it sounds like it might not be that good, but it really was. (I’m vegetarian, so it was important to me that the veggie option be GOOD.)

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re having butlered grilled gruyere cheese with tomato soup during cocktail hour!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we’re having…. goat. i have accepted that it is a cultural difference & totally normal for FI’s family, but it’s still icky to me! but, we embrace both our cultures and they will be represented in our buffet- even if it means one of meat options is goat=)

the one thing i REALLY want, as far as the food goes, is a s’mores station! and it WILL happen, no matter what it takes! we’re getting married at a camp, it only seems right=)

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re just doing traditional food, unfortunately.

I would have LOVED to do Ethiopian cuisine, there’s a local Ethiopian restaurant (which also happens to be my all-time favorite restaurant) that has catering available.

But fiance’s side of the family, especially his mom’s side, are not very adventurous when it comes to food. They would either starve or end up ordering pizza.

 

Ethiopian food:

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’re having BBQ chicken and ribs catered, but I’ll also be serving Laotian sides… sticky rice, spicy papaya salad, and roasted tomato hot sauce.

 

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