When thinking about wedding food there are sooooo many options, from buffet to sit down meal and then do you provide canapés or evening food? Without even throwing into the mix finding a caterer who can deliver everything you want & many different tastes and dietary requirements! Even after that, you and your partner have to agree on what you serve.. (I always wanted sausage and mash as my wedding breakfast but Seb wasn’t so keen.. boo!)
We were lucky because our venue works with just one caterer and that that caterer has the most mouth watering menu…
I don’t want to ruin the surprise for my guests completely so I thought I’d share my top three choices for each course:
- Mini duck spring rolls, honey spy & garlic dip
- Mini Yorkshire pudding with roasted sirloin of beef & horseradish cream
- King prawn, marinated chorizo & cherry tomato skewer
We have actually opted not to have starters (I’m not a fan of three course meals & who’s going to eat that much food anyway?!) but if we were going to have them we would choose…
- Chorizo Scotch quail egg, crispy pancetta, heritage tomato salsa and frisée salad
- Smoked haddock and spring onion fishcake, watercress asparagus salad, cucumber citrus salsa and saffron crème fraîche
- Smoked chicken and wild mushroom in creamy pinot grigio sauce, served in filo basket with crispy leeks
- Corn-fed chicken supreme stuffed with chorizo mousse and wrapped in Serrano ham, rosti potato and tomato rosemary jus
- Fillet of English beef, steak and ale mini pie, duchess potato, heritage carrot purée and red wine jus
- Mixed Grill – fillet or beef, crispy lamb shoulder, olde English sausage, caramelised mash potato, green beans, cherry vine tomatoes and red wine jus
- Warm white chocolate and cranberry brownie with clementine crème anglaise
- Baileys and white chocolate cheesecake, pistachio ice cream and coffee crème anglaise
- Hot chocolate fondant, pistachio ice cream and coffee crème anglaise
(Can we have all three desserts instead of any other courses?!)
It’s very hard to know how much alcohol to provide for people. Seb and I both agreed to only provide a small amount of drinks (welcome drink, wine on the table and some prosecco for a toast) but my mum disagreed so we’re still trying to work out what to do.
Our venue has the option to have some really cool things like a prosecco or a gin bar which I would definitely go for if we were having a summer wedding!
Did you/will you provide an open bar at your wedding?
- Tex Mex Taco station – I think this is an absolutely fab idea but think it could get quite messy! Not sure I want to risk guacamole down my lovely dress and I don’t fancy watching other people eating delicious tacos either!
- Mac & cheese bar – now I’m not a cheese fan (sorry!) but I can definitely see the appeal of this! After a few drinks I can imagine this bowl of macaroni with toppings of your choice looks very appetising
- Chips! – whilst there are lots of options for delicious buffet style food in the evening, I really don’t think you can beat chips. I remember the pure joy I felt when the chips came out at my friends wedding!!
I hope your mouth is suitably watering after reading this! What choices would you go for?
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