Wedding Food Trends You’ll See in 2017

1. Food on wheels

The only thing that can make your favorite comfort food better is if it’s served from the window of a truck. Commissioning a food truck is perfect for trendy couples that are looking for an economical (and delicious!) way to feed their guests. Pizza, tacos, and ice cream are swoon worthy options for a relaxed outdoor soiree, or jazz it up for a fancier ordeal with a lobster truck and fish and chips!

 

2.Carnival food

Cracker Jacks, funnel cakes, cotton candy—the whole shebang! Serve all of the go-to carnival necessities, but dressed up for your formal affair.

3. After dance snack

Between tearing up the dance floor and sipping on your specialty cocktails, your guests will be aching for a late night snack. Satisfy their munchies—and give them strength to keep dancing!—with mini donuts and coffee, grilled cheese dippers with tomato soup, cookie and milk shots, or a pizza bar!

4Theme

Get creative with your menu by choosing a theme to work around. Maybe an ode to bread, chocolate, salt, or bacon! Pick your favorite foods and curate a menu using different variations of those ingredients.

 

5.Mini-everything

Everything—and we mean everything—is cuter in miniature form. Serve up shooters for the appetizer, main course, and dessert! Options abound for this fabulous route. Try feta salad shooters alongside of miniature shrimp cocktails for an appetizer, small sandwiches and soup shots for your main course, and chocolate mouse and raspberry macaroons for dessert!

 

6.Signature cocktails

Nothing will make your guests feel more special than a mixologist creating their very own specialty beverages. Send them home with recipes for their personalized concoctions for a unique and functional favor!

 

Salad Selection
Grilled Chicken Caesar with crisp Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and homemade croutons
Chef’s Salad with roasted turkey, honey ham, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, tomatoes, hardboiled egg and ranch dressing
Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, bacon, bleu cheese, tomatoes, hardboiled egg and bleu cheese dressing
Southwest Salad with grilled chicken, pepper jack cheese, black bean and corn pico de gallo, tortilla strips and crisp lettuce
Chile-Lime Shrimp Salad with grilled shrimp, tomatoes, shaved carrots, green onion fresh lettuce and a chile lime dressing
Moroccan Vegetarian Salad lettuce, tomato, cucumber, feta cheese, green peppers, and roasted Moroccan style potatoes with a lemon-red wine vinaigrette
Cheddar and Apple Salad with grilled chicken, toasted almonds and apple cider vinaigrette
Jicama Salad with Sauteed Shrimp, fresh oranges, red bell pepper, green onion and an orange vinaigrette

Hot Entrees

Chicken Entrees – includes a garden salad, chef’s choice of starch and vegetable, and rolls & butter

Peruvian Chicken
Chicken breast rubbed with Peruvian spices, topped with peppers and onion and roasted to perfection

Five Spice and Cranberry Chicken
Roasted chicken breast with a Chinese five spice powder and cranberry glaze

Braised Chicken
Chicken breast braised in white wine with fennel and apples

Grilled Spiced Beer Chicken
Whole chicken marinated overnight with herbs, spices, and stout beer then grilled until caramelized and crispy

 


 

Two Meat Lasagna
Layers of al dente pasta, ricotta cheese, beef, Italian sausage, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese

Beef Stroganoff
Classic beef stroganoff served with egg noodles

Pasta Rustica
Bowtie Pasta with Italian Sausage, peppers, onion, garlic and parmesan cheese

Pot Roast Madeira
Slow cooked, tender pot roast with carrots, onion, and potatoes with a Madeira wine sauce


Fish Entrees – includes a garden salad, chef’s choice of starch and vegetable, and rolls & butter

Herb-crusted Salmon
Fresh salmon filet crusted herbs, baked until perfectly done and topped with white wine.

Baked Red Fish
Topped with fresh crabmeat and basil, served with Creole mustard cream sauce

Caribbean Tilapia
Fresh tilapia seasoned with Jamaican jerk spices, topped with a heart of palm sauce and pineapple pico de gallo

Lemon Marinated Fish
Tilapia marinated with lemons and herbs and topped with sauteed onion and shredded carrots


Vegetarian Entrees – includes a garden salad, chef’s choice of starch and vegetable, and rolls & butter

Mediterranean Pasta
Sautéed onion, sundried tomatoes, peppers, garlic, artichoke hearts, capers and a lemon-tomato sauce

Greek Pesto Pasta
Sun dried tomatoes, sautéed onion, black olives, feta cheese with pesto

Vegetarian Lasagna
Layers of al dente pasta, roasted vegetable, ricotta cheese, and a tomato cream sauce

Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers
Roasted red peppers stuffed with wild rice, pecans and fresh herbs. Served with a fresh tomato sauce

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
Grilled Portobello mushroom stuffed with fresh vegetables, herbs, and rice pilaf


Sides

Starches:

Spanish Rice
Cilantro Rice
Cranberry Wild Rice
Smashed Black-eyed Peas
Thyme Roasted Potatoes
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Pasta with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan

Vegetables:

English Peas with Mint
Green Beans
Zucchini with Dill
Yellow Squash & Tomatoes
Herb Roasted Mushrooms
Swiss Chard with an Orange Reduction
Sautéed Carrots with Honey
Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Steamed Broccoli
Sauteed Baby Spinach

 

Passed Appetizers:

Bruschetta Crustini – 
fresh tomatoes, garlic and sweet basil tossed with extra virgin olive oil served on a Parmesan crustini

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Cups 
pita cups filled with roasted red pepper hummus and garnished with kalamata olives, feta cheese and green onion

Caprese Salad Skewers
petite skewers of cherry tomato, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil topped with pesto

Watermelon Bites
bite sized, sweet watermelon topped with creamed goat cheese and candied pecans

Chicken Waldorf Salad Skewer 
grilled chicken, red grape, celery and Granny Smith apple on a petite skewer with vanilla yogurt and toasted pecan garnish

Grilled Chicken & Peach Skewer
grilled chicken and peach on a rosemary sprig skewer with a pickled onion relish

Pear and Gorgonzola Crustini 
caramelized pear and mild gorgonzola cheese with caramelized onion and fresh herbs on crustini

Beef Wellington 
bite size puff pastry filled with seared beef and mushroom duxelles served with horseradish cream

Roast Beef au Poivre 
pepper crusted roast beef and horseradish cream served in a Belgian endive cup

 


Cookies

Six Layer – chocolate chips, coconut, pecans, butter, graham cracker crust & topped with condensed milk

Divinity – light, elegant and mouth wateringly delicious

Lemon Drop – tart, sweet and delicious

Cranberry-Oatmeal – a refreshing twist on the basic oatmeal cookie
Nougat – caramel nougat in a sweet crumb cookie. Taste, texture, perfection

Devil’s Food – the name says it all, you can’t go wrong with these

Sugar – simple, classic, and perfectly delicious

Chocolate Chip – chocolate goodness. Crispy edges and a gooey center

White Chocolate Macadamia – decadent white chocolate with crunch macadamia nuts

Peanut Butter – jam packed with peanuts. Just like a PB&J without the J.

Ginger Snap – sweet and spicy and loaded with brown sugar

Snicker-Doodle – cinnamon & sugar, just like Grandma used to make

Orange – something different that you are sure to enjoy

Blueberry – our famous blueberry-sour cream cake baked into a cookie

Coconut – toasty coconut on the outside and rich coconut flavor on the inside

Chocolate Mint – a chocolate cookie adorned with mint chocolate chips


Pies 

Apple – crisp, tart apples inside of a flake hand-made crust topped with cinnamon and sugar. It’s a classic for good reason.

Chocolate Pecan – all of the wonderful goodness of our regular pecan pie but with the added decadence of chocolate.

Pecan – a Southern classic filled with Texas pecans and real cane sugar. This is what pecan pie is meant to be.

Chocolate Brownie – that’s right, a pie made with a brownie center. Just for all of you chocaholics out there.

Pumpkin – just like my Grandma used to make. Full of spices, rich in flavor, and never over cooked.

Bars & Brownies

Bundt Brownies – Moist, gooey, fudgey, and overly chocolate. What more could you want from a brownie?

White Chocolate Blondies – What is a brownie without dark chocolate? A blondie of course.

Cranberry Bars – Sweet and tangy. Just like you remember them from your childhood.

Lemon Bars – Tart but sweet with a shortbread crust and powdered sugar on top. The perfect lemon bar.

Dream Bars – Sometimes called a seven layer bar or a magic bar. Whatever you want to call them, they are good.

Rice Krispie Treats – crispy, crunchy, marshmallowy goodness. for the kids


Trifles

Strawberry Shortcake – an American classic with fresh strawberries, moist pound cake, and lots of whipped cream.

Tiramisu – Coffee soaked lady fingers cookies layers with sugar-coffee mascarpoone cheese and dusted with espresso and cinnamon.

Mixed Berry – Sweet blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries layered between pound cake and whipped cream.


Bundt Cakes (12 to 16 slices)

Vanilla – simple but not your plain old vanilla. A light cake that is rich in vanilla taste topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. An elegant cake that is sure to impress.

Chocolate – our famous chocolate cake. Moist, rich, decadent, and topped with powdered sugar or a chocolate icing. You will have people begging you for more.

Blueberry Sour Cream – a summer classic when blueberries are at the height of their freshness. The tartness of the sour cream matches perfectly with the sweet goodness of the locally grown blueberries.

Coconut – flavor of the islands. Toasted coconut adorns the top of this delectable cake. Moist and full of coconut flavor with a touch of vanilla.

Poppy Seed – yes poppy seed! Don’t pass up this gem of a cake because you are afraid of failing the surprise drug test at work. Simply amazing is the best way to describe it.

Strawberry – fresh strawberries and cream, a perfect flavor combination. The cake bursts with strawberries and is topped with a sweet strawberry sauce and then light cream icing with a touch of lemon.

Lemon – not too tart and just the right amount of sweetness. Beautifully adorned with a sweet glaze icing and candied lemon zest. Make your friends jealous!

Mocha – the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Chocolate, coffee, and rum. Shh! We won’t tell your boss about the rum.

Chicken

Baked chicken with Paremsan crust
parmesan and herb crusted chicken baked to a golden brown and served with house made marinara sauce

Pink peppercorn and citrus chicken
crushed pink peppercorns and lime-grapefruit marinated chicken breast

Grilled chicken with mustard seed sauce
marinated and grilled chicken topped with a ground mustard seed and white wine sauce

Roasted chicken ratatouille
golden brown roast chicken topped with a traditional ratatouille sauce

Chicken with fennel and tomato sauce
Grilled chicken on a bed of sauteed fennel, tomatoes and fresh herbs

Rum-spiked citrus chicken
light rum marinated chicken with a citrus glaze


Pork

Roast pork loin with thyme-citrus jam
slow roasted pork loin topped with homemade fresh thyme and citrus jam

Roasted pork loin and pears with white wine
roasted pork loin over caramelized pears with white wine


Fish

Beer glazed salmon with roasted mushrooms
stout beer glazed salmon with a roasted mushroom garnish

Firecracker grilled salmon
sweet and spicy grilled salmon

Tilapia with tomato, olive and caper sauce
a taste of Provence with fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives and capers with fresh lemon zest

Two Sides

Spanish Rice
Lemon Rice
Mushroom Wild Rice
Thyme Roasted Potatoes
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Buttered Corn
Green Beans
Zucchini with Dill
Yellow Squash & Tomatoes
Herb Roasted Mushrooms
Green Beans Almondine
Sautéed Carrots with Honey

One Buffet Style Entree

Tuscan Chicken grilled chicken breast topped with a sun dried tomato, artichoke heart, and lemon-caper cream sauce
Chicken Sabine pan seared chicken with lemon beurre blanc and bruschetta topping
Florentine Chicken Roulade chicken stuffed with spinach, onions, mushrooms, and feta cheese, topped with chardonnay cream sauce
Tomato-Basil Chicken grilled chicken breast topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, and garlic
Grilled Spice Beer Chicken whle chicken marinated overnight in herbs, spices and stoutbeer then grilled until caramelized
Chipotle Chicken grilled Chicken Breast served with a spicy chipotle cream sauce and topped with black bean & corn salsa
Salmon Provencal fresh salmon filet marinated in lemon and herbs then baked with onion, carrots and kalamata olives
Baked Red Fish topped with fresh crabmeat and basil, served with Creole mustard cream sauce
Caribbean Tilapia fresh tilapia seasoned with Jamaican jerk spices, topped with a heart of palm sauce and pineapple pico de gallo
Maple Glazed Pork Loin juicy pork loin with bacon, toasted pecans and maple glaze
Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers roasted red peppers stuffed with wild rice, pecans and fresh herbs. Served with a fresh tomato sauce
Stuffed Portobello Mushroom grilled Portobello mushroom stuffed with fresh vegetables, herbs, and rice pilaf

Salads

Garden Salad with seasonal, garden fresh vegetables served with ranch and Italian dressing
House Salad crisp romaine, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, mandarin oranges, bacon and bleu cheese with a sweet onion vinaigrette
Classic Caesar Salad with house made croutons and parmesan cheese
Caprese Salad Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella and pickled red onions with pesto-balsamic dressing
Greek Salad mixed greens, pepperocini, black olives, green peppers, tomato and red onion
Fruit Salad Seasonal fruit salad tossed with cinnamon and honey

 

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