I’m having a big Italian wedding with tons of food. I know it seems obsene, but it’s how it’s done in my crowd.
Passed: asparagus puff pastries, arancini, boccocini mozzeralla caprese skewers, buffalo wingettes, crab stuffed mushrooms, cocktail franks en croute, coconut shrimp with pineapple glaze, chipotle chicken skewers, dates wrapped in bacon with bleu cheese, fried ravioli with marinara, spanakopita, rumaki, baby lamb chops with mint jelly, mini kobe sliders
Cold display with bean salad, Asian cous cous salad, seafood salad, various fruits, cheeses, crudite, garnished with flatbreads, crackers, and toast points
Salumeria with proscuitto de parma, capicola, pepperoni and salami, parmesan reggiano, smoked gouda, baked bried with apples and caramel, Sicilian olives, seared eggplant parcels, smoked asparagus, and pickled peppers
Raw bar with jumbo shrimp, clams, mussels, crab claws, and lobster lumps
Chafing dishes of chicken parm, eggplant rollatine, paella, and veal marsala
Pasta station with penne ala vodka, and spinach and pinenut ravioli with pesto
Brazilian carving station of beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin, bacon wrapped chicken, lamb, and Brazilian sausages with appropriate sauces and breads
Spring greens, candied cashews, dried cherries, crumbled gorgonzala, edible flowers in lemon poppyseed vinagrette, wrapped in a thin cucumber
Raspberry intermezzo in sugar rimmed martini glass
Duet of beef short ribs with bourbon sage sauce & cold water lobster tail, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and vegetable napoleon
Vegetarian dish of red bell pepper stuffed with quinoa, diced peppers and tomatoes, chickpeas, brie cheese, and topped with avocado creme fraiche
semolina twist rolls with salted butter
4 tier wedding cake with flavors of carrot with cream cheese filling, chocolate mousse cake with cannoli cream filling, red velvet cake with cream cheese filling, and banana caramel cake with caramel pecan filling. Plus, a Vienese room of eclairs, profiteroles, cannolis, variety of fruit tartlets, cakes, fresh fruit with chocolate fondue, cheesecake bites, Italian cookies and pastries, and flaming cherries jubilee.
Late night we’ll have butlered mini milkshakes, mini coney dogs, and curly fries cooked with duck fat and truffle salt.