- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
So we’re just doing hors d’oeuvres at our reception, but I want them to feel elegant. I gave the caterer a menu I loved from a tea house, and told them my favorites and they came up with their own thing. What do you guys think?
A fruit, veggie and cheese display
2 baked brie rounds (both in a puffed pastry)- one with pecan praline sauce, the other with a cherry and toasted almond center, ganished with cherries.
**Assorted quiche tartlets
Toasted Tortilla Rounds with basil, fresh mozzarella and tomato
Bleu Cheese mousse in a wonton
Cucumber cups with a salmon mousse
Hazelnut and cream rolled grape
The ones with the **, I am second guessing. The seem too plain, but I know the menu isn’t going to be to everyone’s taste, so I want some things in their that everyone will like. I was thinking of a shrimp cocktail to replace one (though I hate shrimp, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated) but I’m not sure about the other one. I don’t want the typical hors d’oeuvres you see at most receptions, but I don’t want people to leave hungry.
Also, my family is telling me this is too simple of a menu to have it catered and that I should just do it myself and hire friends of friends to execute it. This wedding is costly so much more than I intended, but I would hate to rely on people who aren’t professionals to cater my wedding. They’ve also suggested hiring waiters who do this sort of thing on the side. Any opinions on either of these options?
Our wedding and reception are going to be at an old tudor home on a lake (outside, if weather permits!).
*Edit* Also, I just had an amazing brie appetizer at a restaurant a few weeks ago and I’m thinking I might ask if they could substitute.
Ginger Mandarin Caramel Brie
Double cream brie baked in French puff pastry over a spiced mandarin orange reduction topped with a pecan-caramel sauce
How does that sound and which brie round should it replace, if it makes it on the menu?