A foodie wedding is indeed all about the food and drinks. Do you opt to have a full on 9-course menu or maybe a buffet is up your alley. Then there’s always the endless hor d’oeuvres that can be just the best ever (this option I think is the best for those who think – or I should say know – a meal of appetizers is so very yummy). Either way, there is a great reason and way to execute each one.
Let’s talk about the 9-course menu today. Yummy, fancy and more traditional. This meal is best chosen for sit down dinners and for me, I always envision it to be in a vineyard on a super long table where it seems the guests, plates and glasses never end. The good thing about this option is that the catering crew paired with your wedding coordinator is taking care of it all – cooking, plating, serving, etc.; though it does come with a hefty price tag. But that aside, the food you choose is what makes the 9-course menu the talk of the celebration. Make the food interesting and something that is playful to the eye and delightful for you and your guests’ palate. What you choose should stir conversation about the food which will lead to reminiscing about wonderful times. Here are my ideas of what can be included and let’s remember, this is a lot of food so keeping each portion small and somewhat light will help your guests make it through the entire dinner.
The 9-Course Menu
Amuse Bouche or Appetizer – Potato Nests with Crab and Apple Topping
Soup – Edamame Soybean Soup
Salad – Butternut Caprese
Seafood – Crab and Squid SaladBeef – Chipotle-Marinated Flatiron Steak with Avocado-Corn Relish
Palate Cleanser – Citrus Sorbet or Granita
Game – Honey Roasted Quail
Fromage Plate – Cheese and Nuts
Dessert (other than the cake) – Donna Hay’s Strawberry & Macaron Trifle