Post # 1
I am having an outdoor wedding and having it catered. To save money I am going to do a buffett but I don’t want traditional buffett food. What do you all think of this menu???
Mini Burger Bar – We would have tons of gourmet toppings
Grilled Artichokes (this is a maybe as they are kind of hard to eat)
Grilled Pineapple Skewers
My Fiance also wants some sort of potato too….I am thinking grilled potatoes with some grilled scallions and blue cheese.
What does everyone think? Would you like this menu? Any other ideas for me? And finally does a antipasto table as the hor d’oeuvres fit this?
Post # 3
I’m not sure about the antipasto but I like your menu. It’s veggie friendly, so I guess I’m bias lol. The grilled pineapple skewers are the ones that got me! And who doesn’t love a mini burger bar? 🙂
Post # 4
Overall, sounds good! I would skip the grilled artichokes, especially since you are already having a veggie kabob and as you mentioned, they are hard to eat. Maybe you can add a different vegetable, for example, butternut squash is so tasty and would go well with the pineapple skewer. It also has a similar teture and is filling like a potato, so maybe your fiance would like that? If not, would you and your fiance consider doing somethign fun like string fries with aioli for the potatoes? That would go so well with the sliders. Yummy!
Post # 5
I love artichokes, but I agree they would be hard to eat (and some people might not know HOW to eat them).
How about sweet potato fries? Yum!
Post # 6
I wouldn’t take a grilled artichoke, everything else is kind of finger food so people could walk around and eat. An artichoke is too much work. How about potato wedges?
Post # 7
I really like this, however I am not sold on the Caprese Salad. I have always thought of it as kind of a fancy, italian salad. Plus they’re pretty hard to eat compared with the rest of the stuff on your menu (other than the artichoke). I do think it would be super cute to do them with cherry tomatoes and balls of mozzarella on a skewer. That would be much simpler to eat than the traditional caprese salad which has huge slices of beefsteak tomato. Plus, on skewers they would compliment the kabobs so nicely! Here is a pic!
Post # 8
I think it sounds really good. (Especially if you add veggie burgers to your burger bar.)
With so much grilled stuff, you might also consider a potato salad? Maybe something like this? http://events.nytimes.com/recipes/2494/1985/05/12/New-Potato-Salad-With-Sun-Dried-Tomatoes/recipe.html
Post # 9
@Stassney: I was just about to suggest the caprese skewers 🙂 Those are fun and yummy.
Maybe you can do a skewer/kabob food theme. Chicken kabobs, veggie kabobs, fruits skewers, caprese skewers, antipasto skewers
Post # 10
I love it, and doing a whole theme on it would be great, like @kala_way: said!
Post # 11
Thanks for everyone’s feedback! I liked the theme idea too but my fiance said to me “not everything needs to be on a stick” so there goes that idea. I’m trying to find some other sort of appetizers that will go better with the food menu now!