Now that the ceremony is over, it’s time for the party to really heat up. The wedding reception is the chance to treat guests to a celebration that reflects a bride’s personal style and tastes. Innovative and creative food stations offer a way for the bride’s soiree to stand apart from the rest.
Food stations accented with beautiful linen, stunning floral and eclectic props are the hottest trends at weddings today. More and more, the seated dinner is going by the wayside. We find that most wedding guests simply don’t like being trapped at a dining table all night.
Gourmet Hot Dog Stations
Burger sliders have been the trend for weddings in the last couple of years either as a late night wedding snack or an upscale rendition for a bride who wants a more relaxed atmosphere. Now it’s the hot dog’s turn, the hotdog has turned slider that will fit in the palm of your hand accompanied with an array of upscale toppings. These pups are small in size and big on taste.
A Slice of Pie
Mom’s favorite is back on the menu. Cupcakes are fading out and you wouldn’t think something as old as pie (recipes first appeared in cookbooks in the 16th century) would be trendy but what goes around…. Pies are America’s comfort food and can be beautifully displayed and lavishly decked out to fit any theme or upscale wedding.
Hors d’ oeuvres in a Glass
The “shooter” is being redefined using all sizes and shapes of glasses to present hors d’oeuvres. Small bites are big and glass mini containers are a spectacular way to present layered ingredients of different colors and textures. Mini casseroles presented in ramekins, shots of piping hot or iced soups served in cute mini mugs or try a shot of champagne with a savory bite on top.
Mediterranean cuisine has been hailed for some time as the ultimate in fresh flavorful healthy fair. Now brides are taking an interest in mezze- hors d’oeuvres and entrees from the eastern Mediterranean are becoming a mainstream favorite, often paired with feta cheese and olives.
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese, rethought
Soup shooters and mini gourmet sandwich stations have been picking up steam and now the classic soup and sandwich combo is inspired with locally grown produce and sandwiches prepared with premium cheeses such as Brie or Gruyere.