Post # 1
There is only one problem with having a chef who will do “anything you want” for your wedding reception – it is really hard to choose what to do!
We are having a late evening cocktail style reception, we want small servings/finger foods of a variety of foods.
They have a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres that they can offer us:
– Mixed Variety Of Steak Bites, Chicken Satays, Prawn Skewers, Breaded Oysters, Breaded Scallops, Mozza Sticks, Mushroom Caps, Mini Quiche, Tempura Vegetables & Chicken Wings With Assorted Dips.
– A Selection Of Seafood, Vegetable And Other Cold Canapés, Chef’s Selection.
– Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Bruchetta, Made In-House, Served With Garlic Croutons
– Shrimp Sautéed In Garlic Butter And Pernod Served Hot (this is a flambe station item)
We definitely want the roasted red pepper and tomato bruchetta, and the prawns in pernod … but we were also thinking of adding some “fun food” – slider and cones of fries, but other than that we are stumped about what to ask for!
Post # 3
Wow your menu made me super hungry! I love the cones of fries – maybe you can do a “build your own french fry station” where they have different toppings & seasonings available.
The variety of steak bites sound awesome too. What about doing wings but having different flavors (bbq, buffalo, asian, etc). For fun food you can also do mini tomato soup “shooters” with mini grilled cheese in them (just a tip of the sandwich so it doesnt get soggy). What about mini tacos but with different fillings (chicken, ahi tuna, carne asada). You can also have crudite but in shot glasses so it would be filled with ranch, hummus, blue cheese, etc on the bottom and then a few small sticks of celery & carrots in it.
Post # 4
Thanks for the suggestions, I have asked for a sit-down with the chef to go over our options, and make a menu given our budget, so it really helps having some different ideas to go in with!
Post # 5
Do you have anyone with dietary limitations on your invite list? As a vegetarian, the first thing that popped out at me is there’s only one or two vegetarian things. (As much as I love mushroom caps, they’re not usually vegetarian. I just made some tonight for dinner though, no joke!)
Post # 6
@ lilyfaith – we will have 2 out of 120+ guests who are vegetarian (actually they do occasionally eat seafood – so I think the term is pescatarian – but they seem to waiver).
Otherwise, we have a shellfish allergy, an egg allergy, and a couple non-pork eaters …
So we have to balance what we are serving, so everyone has some choice – I am hoping my vegetarian/pescatarian friend and her husband are leaning towards pescatarian that night (LOL) … because there are a ton of big meat eaters that will be at the reception. We may add some more veggie-friendly options, we have to meet with the chef to work things out still!
Post # 7
Oh I totally understand. It’s so hard to find a happy medium! Especially because having so many options costs a lot. I just ask because one of the last weddings I went to had only the teeny tiny salad course that was vegetarian. Even the mashed potatoes on the side of the entree had meat. I felt awful the whole night, because I consumed maybe 200 calories for dinner. I didn’t feel like I could drink or have fun or anything, because I had so little food in my system. I honestly would have loved it if they just had one veggie option with protein (even if it wasn’t a full entree).