So… food is kind of a big deal with me. I’ve been in the food biz for a little over 5 years now, doing everything from catering weddings to slinging soup at the farmer’s market. I’m a certifiable foodie and a bit of a snob when it comes to what I put in my mouth (<— no cheap shots please). It doesn’t have to be fancy, just good.
The thought of choosing a caterer in my area, in my budget, was a terrifying one. In a town synonymous with piggies (those are stuffed cabbage rolls where I come from) and baked ziti, both fine choices by the way, I was looking for something a little different. But don’t be mistaken, I’m not the frozen foie gras type either. I’m just looking for some good simple food with a fun perspective. Being that I’m not planning on having a “sit-down” meal per say, more like bites and tid-bits. Less formal, more social.
After a few dead-ends in my town, I was feeling a bit discouraged. It seemed we were either completely
We tossed around some ideas and came up with a pretty pleasing spread, I’d say. Now if I was planning this menu solely for my own tastes it would span several continents and involve a lot of raw meat… what I like raw meat, lay off me. However keeping in mind I will have to feed everyone something they will eat, I think we struck a nice balance.
Brad and I make it a point to go on a date to the fair every year and decided to recreate some of the treats we really enjoy for the wedding. Including fresh popped kettle corn and some local candied apples(my favorite!). A friend of mine is doing the cupcakes and we’re still deciding on flavors… lets just say it will involve lemon curd, fresh raspberry butter cream and a fig or creme brulee inspired
Also, I’m super excited about the “Thanksgiving on a roll” station. I think its it a great way to do something low-key while keeping it fun. Great alternative for budget brides!
I was supposed to take some actual photos of the courses at our tasting, but I uhhh… I ate them before I remembered :( Sorry about that. But here is a taste (<— you see what I did there) of what’s to come.
Harvest-ey don’t yah think.
So, what do you think you want to serve at your wedding? And are you super into food, or is it sort of a passing thought in the scheme of things?
Also, I’m planning on doing a few signature cocktails, mah honey prefers gin drinks and I would like a champagne drink of sorts. Perhaps champagne and local cider??? Any suggestions? They’d be greatly appreciated…………..
oh and whisky, we like whisky :)
(Alison here again! Jessica is one of our fabulous Real Bride Bloggistas, and she’s planning her Fall 2012 vintage wedding. Jessica is the coolest, and if you dig her half as much as I do, you can also check her out over at The SoupChic on Facebook. Note: thoughts expressed in guest posts are not necessarily the opinion of The Knotty Bride. Simply put, we encourage free speech.)
And now, as usual, your Day in the Life of Bambino McPuppyPants…