(Closed) reception menu

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would definitely let him know that you want a more homey reception, I know someone in the hive mentioned that they are doing a baked potato bar (yummy), i am personally doing a breakfast potato bar (i am having a  brunch)… I would explain to the caterer the type of feel that you’re going for, laid back, relaxed casual yet fun.  That should help them know which route to take food wise.  You could definitely do something like an assortment of fries since your daughter wants those (home fries, waffle fries, sweet potato fries, cajun style fries), etc…

Post # 4
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you/your daughter want any sort of “theme” to the food – i.e., comfort food, etc., or do you want to mix up options? Will you have lots of adventurous eaters there, or do you want to keep options more things that everyone would be familiar with?

If you want to keep it kind of comfort, like the sliders and fries, some hors d’oeuvres that might fit alongside those are:

* Mini flatbread pizzas
* Yukon Gold potato slices topped with cheddar
* Mini chicken salad sandwiches
* Deviled eggs (can jazz them up easily)
* Black bean/corn salsa served in a phyllo cup
* fresh fruit kebabs served with lemon crème fraiche

Some ideas for “different” sorts of stationary hors d’oeuvres are:

* Smoked salmon station (I’m doing this actually – it will be smoked salmon, fresh dill, lemon wedges, crackers and toasts, etc.)
*Dips Station: black bean dip, guacamole, have a few different salsas, hummus, tabouli, serve with garlic pits, tortilla chips, lime, sour cream, etc.
*Tea sandwichs could be cute, and something you won’t see everywhere

What about a Tapas display? Marinated mushrooms, manchego cheese, olives, pita chips, lentil salad, almonds, anchovies, crusty bread, etc.

Post # 6
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would think a good caterer should be able to provide insight into some alternative options.  At a bridal expo we saw caprese salad on skewers.  It was really good, but kinda hard to eat.

Post # 7
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you decide to do sliders and fries, you should do milkshake shooters as part of the dessert offerings! How fabulous and delicious would that be?

Post # 8
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@crayfish: what an awesome idea!!! i love that (yummy!!)

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