A member of our wonderful local team, Angela, came across a great article on ideas for new wedding menus from Brides.Com.
The article had some great suggestions like smoked meats served tapas style, with imported French cheeses or rectangular trays made of ice for serving oyster shooters. Check them all out here. The article got me thinking about non-traditional wedding menus in general. For instance, I got married on a Sunday afternoon, so we served fresh fruit, cheeses, desserts and cocktails.
After some in-depth research (asking my girlfriends over brunch) here are some of the coolest new wedding menu trends:
1. Farmer’s Market Menu
Red potato salad with bacon, scallions and sour cream
Spinach salad with oranges, sundried tomatoes and candied almonds
Black bean and corn salad with fresh cilantro and lime
Grilled vegetables served with aioli
Baskets of freshly baked rolls, flatbread and cornbread served with butter
2. English Tea Menu
An assortment of chicken salad sandwiches and goat cheese and watercress sandwiches
Orange Cranberry Scones
Chocolate Grape Truffles
Lemon Meringue Bars
Traditional English Wedding Cake (Fruit Cake)
Assortment of English Teas
3. Movie Night Menu
Popcorn with an assortment of toppings
BBQ Chicken Nachos
Hot Pretzels in a variety of flavors (sweet & salty)
Coke and Root Beer Ice Cream Floats
All these options seemed so creative, fun and delicious! Your menu can set the tone for your entire reception, so be as creative as you want. Enjoy!