Help me pick my passed appetizers during cocktail hour

posted 1 year ago in Food
Post # 2
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Bacon wrapped medjool dates! Given that your wedding is late summer, I think I’d go for three hot and three cold apps, and try not to double up on proteins (so you’ve got a duck dish, don’t pick another poultry dish for example).  The mini lamb chops sound amazing too, or vegetable potstickers are always a winner. And I’d eat the goat cheese tart in a heartbeat!

Post # 3
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I agree with KiwiDerbyBride, I think 3 hot and 3 cold would be good. Absolutely yes to the duck quesadillas, and the potato blinis sound amazing too! For cold appetizers, the goat cheese tart sounds delicious, and maybe the smoked salmon & potato latke or else the gazpacho shooters.

For hot appetizers, those mac and cheese cubes sound awesome, and the petite banh mi or mini lobster rolls would also be good. Spring rolls or potstickers are always crowd pleasers, as well. 

You have so many good options, you really can’t go wrong! Tough decision!  

Post # 4
4029 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think 3 hot 3 cold too. 

I like your two choices for hot and cold. 

The two more hot that stood out to me were tequila shrimp polenta thing, and the bacon wrapped date… Yum to those 

then for two more cold I would like the traditional bruschetta and the goat cheese tart … Double yummm

good luck choosing! The food at your venue sounds legit! 👍

Post # 5
6228 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Ugh. So many good options and now I’m overwhelmed and hungry!

I vote the lamb and scallops as two options, though!

Post # 6
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Ahh it all sounds so good lol. If I had 2 pick 4 more to go with the choices you’ve already made, I’d go with:

– Vegetable pot stickers (hot)

– Petite bahn mi (hot)

– Roasted baby lamb chops (hot)

– Traditional tomato bruschetta (cold)

Post # 7
8863 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

winencheese83 :  What’s the rest of your menu? These all sound great, but they’re all over the board as far as style and cuisine. You don’t have to stick to one theme, but when there are this many choices, it can make decisions easier. 

Post # 8
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I vote for the lobster roll and the Waldorf salad. And the deviled egg. 

This is an amazing menu and it would be so hard to choose!

Post # 10
181 posts
Blushing bee

3 hot 3 cold 

Or 4 hot 2 cold

In addition to having variety of proteins and veggie, I would also consider the right proportion wet/soft vs dry/crispy items (bread/pastry based items, fried potato,  roasted meats would be in the dry category)

So for cold, to add a bit of wetness I would pick either that waldorf salad or one of those 2 soup shots (gazpacho or pea soup)

Post # 11
6758 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Based upon your venue and the choices you’ve already made I’d go with:

Roasted Sea Scallops , Pancetta, Chive Beurre Blanc

Roasted Baby Lamb Chops, Herb Crust, Violet Mustard 

Goat Cheese Tart with Roasted Apricots and Basil

Salmon Crudo, Pomegranate, Pickled Radish

Do you have many vegetarian guests?

Post # 14
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Another vote for lobster rolls!

I also love the sound of the beef carpaccio, the bocconcini and cherry tomato Skewers and the compressed watermelon

Post # 15
392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Im no help!! I want to eat all of them, and I am not even invited to the wedding! 

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