(Closed) Best wedding food you've ever had? Help me pick a menu!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

What is seasonal and local in your area at that time of year? I would start by thinking about recipes that feature those ingredients … they will be at their peak, which automatically gives you a leg up on creating awesome wedding food.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Are you wanting a buffet or sit down dinner type meal? That’s a good place to start. I’ve always found Italian is awesome for buffets (but I’m biased, that’s what we did), and BBQ at a wedding is so very Southern and I love it! But @KCKnd2 has a point, if you’re going to create a meal, find out what will be easy to get locally that time of year.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

BBQ!!!

So that’s what I’m going to do at mine – food people love!!

Some people think it gets messy but they sure mow it down when they are there. It’s simple enough and everyone enjoys a BBQ.

So much better than 3 pidly pieces of asparagus, a little pile of cold pasta and an undercooked piece of chicken the size of a lemon

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper

The best food I ever had was BBQ and let me tell you that Mac N Cheese was heaven.

If you wanted to have mashed potatoes in a martini glass why not do some balsamic glazed short ribs on top? I had that combo at a high end government party once and seriously they are were amazing….and I don’t eat a lot of beef.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

+1 to local food. Showcasing your area for your guests is such a great way to bring them in.

Also – don’t forget to give love to the veggies. Some of the best and worst meals I’ve had at weddings have been the veggie option (and I’m not a vegetarian).

Some of my favorite dishes have been “plays” on old favorites. For example, roasted pork and apples. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MsVoyageur:  Ummmmm, OUR wedding food! Hahaha, we went to a tasting last weekend……..OMG.

 

We’re getting Dickey’s BBQ and decided on Sliced Brisket and Smoked Sliced Turkey. THE BEST turkey I’ve ever had. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@iRun2004:  YES. My husband is vegetarian (I’m not) and his plates at weddings tend to be a pile of either under or overcooked veggies with rice or something. One wedding we went to had mac n cheese (it was a comfort food wedding – AAAAAAAMAZING) which is probably his favorite food on earth but it had bacon in it already. Even the mashed potatoes had bacon in it already. I get that people love bacon, but come on – at least have it on the side or something!

Edit: Ok, now I want to redo my wedding have it be all comfort foods, bbq, mac n cheese, grilled cheese, etc. God that would be amazing.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would focus on quality/seasonality of ingredients. I’d also ask the caterer what they do best. We can say “BBQ” but if they suck at it it won’t matter. Let them make suggestions. I wanted scallops and my chef told me it was a bad idea.

The ice cream truck sounds amazing

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MsVoyageur:  Thank you! They are a national chain. I had never heard of them until about a year ago or so. According to their website, they have locations allllll over Texas! You should try them 🙂 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes, definitely do some local ingredients/ cuisine.  There is always something in season, and I am in Wisconsin!  Local food is really big here.

Yum.  The thought of BBQ is making me hungry!  And def. include some veggies!  Ice cream truck sounds so good!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Barbeque sounds amazing and I’d be a happy guest if that was the choice.

But I have to admit that the best wedding food I’ve ever had is my own (from the tasting).  The boneless beef short ribs with the balsamic glaze literally melted in our mouths, served as a dual entree with fish, rice, and grilled summer veggies.  And the vegetarian dish was a “Wellington” with fresh veggies and chevre cheese that was seriously amazing.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Treejewel19:  You had me at balsamic glazed short ribs! Mmmmmmm!! 

@MsVoyageur:  I love your idea of the mashed potato bar! It sounds scrumptious!

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