Post # 1
Our ceremony begins at 10 am and ends before 10:30. Our reception is occurring in a cafe and there will be under 40 guests.
We’re working with the local cafe to offer some delicious breakfast/brunch appetizers while the rest of us do photos. The coordinator just emailed me to ask which passed appetizers I’d like to go around during the cocktail hour. I’m drawing a blank here. I have all the Pinterest-worthy ideas, but I don’t want to go overboard by asking them to make extravagant things. The location doesn’t have a set menu for appetizers and meals. They rotate their menu based on seasonal ingredients and the chef’s preference. This time though, they’re asking me what I want to serve.
So far I have:
– Bacon wrapped ______________ (??)
– Ricotta and ______________ (fruit, bacon…?) on crostini
– Mini muffins?
– Mini stacks of pancakes?
– Waffle piece on a skewer with brie and fruit?
I think something with eggs or breakfast sausages or homefries would be fun, though I can’t imagine how to arrange it into an appetizer-looking bite.
How much do I need? Is it one per person (3 dozen ish?), and pick three items?
After cocktail hour, we’ll be having a regular breakfast/brunch meal followed by cake, so the appetizers don’t have to be substantial.
Post # 2
For passed apps I’d pick:
Ricotta and fruit on a crostini
Something with cream cheese??
If you’re following up with a brunch you can serve messier items like scrambled eggs & pancakes or waffles then. Sounds lovely, I was just saying in another thread how much I love brunch weddings.
Post # 3
Mini quiches would be tasty and you could do a variety of flavors.
Bacon wrapped dates are delicious.
I’d probably do a cheese and fruit and charcuterie board thing, if you’ll serve any app stations instead of passed apps.
Mini crab cakes might be good for brunch too.
Post # 6
hennabee1972 : I concur! You can not miss whith cocnut shrimp.
Post # 7
Chorizos al vino! I didn’t know how to say it in English, but Google tells me it’s wine braised Spanish sausage:
Though not food, how about some Sangría? Since you’re marrying during the Summer, it would be such a refreshing drink!
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall
Deviled eggs? 🙃
prosciutto wrapped figs are quite delicious!
Post # 9
Personally I would leave the pancakes & waffles for the sit down brunch when there is a plate and napkin for syrup/butter spills. I think mini avocado toast would be popular, mini lox and cream cheese bagels, mini biscuit with jam, blackberry/ricotta crostini, fruit/cheese, muffins all sound yummy and easy to eat
Post # 10
Honestly at 10:30 am if I’m about to eat brunch all I want is light stuff.
Fruit (on a skewer, perhaps?), Cheese (also on skewers I guess), simple stuff like that. Crab cakes also seem brunchy to me and I’m always down for some crab cake hehe. pP said lox on a minute bagel and also always down for that. Or shrimpies.
I agree with a pp that nothing messy is necessary since they will be able to eat that shortly.
Post # 11
Ham wrapped scrambled eggs
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Post # 13
If you like skewer idea, you can make tiny skewers (toothpick sized), and alternate several different pieces on one, for example
– ham roll stuffed with cream cheese/cucumber
– mozzrella ball/cockail tomato/basil leaf
Basically anything that can be cut up into small cube-like shapes or rolled and skewered.
Tiny pieces of toast, different kinds of cheeses, olives, bell peppers, cucumbers, cocktail tomato, etc
For inspiration ou can look at photos here
ETA: you can even incorporate eggs in the skewers, either the whole tiny quail eggs, or pieces of chicken eggs. Below photos of mini skewers with eggs
Post # 14
I’ve been drooling over your brunch wedding all day. 🤤
you could also do mini shrimp and grits shooters. We had shrimp and grits at our wedding and it went over really well.
Post # 15