Post # 1
So my venue allows for cutom menus, which is what we are gonna go with because we dont like their set menus. I emailed them today and they said… Well just pick whatever you want and we can make it for you…. Hmmm.. ok. Hehehehe.
I can think of all these foods that I love, but I dont wanna go overboard.
Can I see your menu? pleaseeeee 😀
Post # 3
Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres:
- Grilled Shrimp topped with Mango Chutney Served in a Fillo Cup
- Chicken Sate Served with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro Chutney, passed on Bamboo Steamers garnished with Cilantro
Stationary Hors D’ Oeuvres:
- Maryland Hot Crab Dip with Artichokes, Served with Assorted Crudités (Veggies), Crackers, and French Breads
- International Cheese Display with Brie en Croute with Dried Fruits and Caramel Clusters of Assorted Grapes and Strawberries
- Slider station: Chef Grilling Assorted Sliders, Crab Cake and Salmon Sliders, Hamburgers, Turkey Burgers, & Cheeseburgers Sliders
- Baked macaroni and cheese
- Mashed Potato Bar with Toppings of Broccoli, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Sour Cream & Chives, Mushrooms, Whipped Butter, Fried Onions, and Gravy
- Chocolate Display: Cascading Fresh Strawberries, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Oranges, Bananas, Marshmallows, Pretzels, Angel Food Cake
- Assorted Cup Cake Tower Flavors Mango and Raspberry Genoise, Decorated and Arranged on Tiers
Post # 4
OH MY. Our reception is at Paula Deen’s restaurant, The Lady and Sons and we are doing her Southern buffet. So we get a salad bar, hoecakes and biscuits, and this is the buffet:
Smothered Pork Chops
Country Steak and Gravy
Macaroni and cheese
Black eyed peas
And two desserts, a choice of banana pudding, peach cobbler or the gooey butter cake of the day.
Oh, and wedding cake I guess.
Post # 5
Beef hibachi skewers
Wild mushroom risotto (served on wonton spoons)
International cheese and bread display
Mixed green salad with choice of dressing
Grilled NY strip steak
Chicken Cordon Bleu
(Both served with garlic smashed potatoes and asparagus)
Pretty straight forward but DELICIOUS. We just had our tasting tonight and my mouth is still watering.
Post # 6
Here was what our menu was:
-Housemade Idaho potato chips topped with blue cheese and scallions
-Miniature crab cakes with black bean and avocado salsa
Choice of soup or salad:
-Creamy tomato bisque with lump crab meat and fresh basil
-Shellfish over grits- sauteed shrimp, sea scallops, and lobster over creamy white grits and a lobster butter sauce with spinach
-Buttermilk fried chicken breast- served with cracked pepper biscuits, mashed potatoes, collard greens, cream style corn, and sausage herb gravy
-Grilled twin filets of beef- served with smashed baby red potatoes, haricots verts, with Madeira and Bearnaise sauces
-Macaroni and cheese served family style on the table to go with all entrees
-Cupcakes- Carrot cake, chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet
Post # 7
@ohheavenlyday: OMG so jealous.
@mandb122: mmmmm crab cakes!!!!! I gotta put that in for sure
Post # 8
Dinner is filet mignon, chicken piccatta, mushroom raviolis in a cream sauce, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus – all served family style. Apps are proscuitto wrapped melon; spinach, pine nut and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms; garlic sauteed shrimp on toast points; and fig & manchego cups. Late night snack is pulled pork sliders, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, and chicken sate w/peanut dipping sauce.
Post # 9
@HoneyBear: The two things people raved about the most were the mini crab cakes and the tomato bisque with crab meat!
Post # 10
Apps: Cheese, crackers and fruit display. Plus: Roquefort and walnut stuffed belgian endive, crab cakes with remoulade, proscuitto wrapped grilled asparagus, bacon wrapped shrimp.
Salad: Harvest Salad. Radicchio and romaine with dried cranberries, candied pecans, blue cheese and blush wine vinagrette
Entrees: Apple and sage stuffed pork chops, sliced flank steak with merlot sauce
Sides: Penne with marinara and parmesean, Italian roasted vegetables, scalloped potatoes with thyme and grueyere.
Pretty pumped!!! You’re going to have quite an experience building your own menu!!!
Post # 11
Are any of yall scared that you will have too much food during cocktail hour and no one will be hungry for dinner? I was thinking of having chips and guacamole for cocktail hour lol and then having a late night snack
Post # 12
Cocktail Hour: sashimi tuna cones, slow cooked duck on corncakes, crab sui mei, little philo purse things with asian pear, seared steak on brioch mini sandwich, brie en brioche with apples, antipasto display
Duo Entree: Short ribs and Butterfish with risotto milanese and roasted vegetables
Vegetarian: artichoke mushroom streudel
Dessert: Wedding Cake
Post # 13
Stationary apps: Cheese table, Mediterranean mezze table
Passed apps: bacon-wrapped scallops, edemame puree with thai chile oil in a cucumber cup, wild mushroom and gruyere phyllo triangles
Salad: Green bean and cherry tomato salad
Stations: Grilled tilapia with tomato lime cilantro beurre blanc, peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin, and beggar’s purse pasta filled with portobello mushrooms and parmesan in a carrot reduction sauce (sounds weird, but it was awesome).
Dessert: Wedding cake and pie
Post # 14
The one thing I am most excited about is out tater tot station during our cocktail hour. We have a baltimore themed wedding. Our favorite restaurant has this appitizer called Crabby Tots. Basically it is Tater Tots smother in Maryland Crab Dip (makes my mouth water just thiking about it). We decided that to incorporate this we are having a tater tot station. People can pit their own toppings and one of the choices will be crab dip. I am so excited to hear the guests reations to this one.
Post # 15
* Spinach/Artichoke dip with tricolor tortilla chips
* Swedish Meatballs
* Fruit and Cheese Plate
* Flatbread Pizza Station
* Thinking of adding one more
* Chicken w/ wine sauce
* Beef Brisket
these have a salad, starch and veggie sides which I cannot recall at the moment
Post # 16
Ours is a lunch time wedding.
Hamburger bar with a variety of cheeses, bacon, fancy schmancy condiments and homemade buns
Black bean burgers
Salad (mixed greens, granny smith apples, dried cherries, and chopped walnuts in a maple vinaigrette)
Vegetable Tray with ranch dip
Fruit Tray with strawberry yogurt dip
Artisan beers and glass bottled sodas