Wednesday 2 June 2010

New Trends in Wedding Catering

The hottest trend in wedding catering? Less Is more! When
planning your wedding, consider serving up small plates,
mini pairings and more, allowing your guests to sample all
sorts of goodies.  Mary Giuliani of Mary Giuliani Catering
fills us in all the new catering trends being used in
weddings today.

Many brides are eliminating the formal sit down dinner and
overflowing buffets and opting for an all-passed appetizers
wedding with chic smaller buffets.  Mary says this fun way
of serving food is a great option for couples that want to
express themselves through food and drink.  Because there is
a smaller quantity of food being used for passed options,
brides can stay in a budget and not break the bank.  Mary
loves combining cuisine with a fabulous drink to make the
perfect pair. She also recommends mini buffets, fun
desserts, and lots of late night munchies.

Check Out Mary's Marvelous Ideas Below:

Find the Perfect Pair! Pass around fun food & drink pairings
during the entire wedding.  Added bonus: It's easy to "get
global" and incorporate cuisine from all over the world with
this trend.

Black Bean Soup with Mini Chilled Casahas Shots
Mini Tuna Tacos with Mini Chilled Lime Margaritas
Fish & Chips served with Mini Pints of Beer
Mini Gourmet Pizzas served with Mini Pints of Beer
Caviar & Chilled Vodka
Instead of huge cheese displays pair cheese, meats and
breads with a variety of wine tastings

Choose Mini Buffets. Think less overflowing buffets and more
do-it-yourself stations with toppings.  Streamlining guests'
options makes the food a lot more appealing, and allows them
to get creative.

Cous Cous Station with Toppings
Curry Bar
Deconstructed Mac & Cheese with Truffle Oil, Jalapenos,
Chipotle Crème
Tuna Bar with Tartar & Seared Tuna with Toppings like Wasabi
Caviar, Citrus Caviar, Avocado, etc.

Pass the Dessert.  Satisfy your guests' sweet teeth without
ever having them leave the dance floor.  Mini passed
desserts are a great alternative (or supplement) to the
classic wedding cake.  Yum!

Espresso Brownies with Mini Vanilla Milkshakes
Fresh Fruit Sorbet on Mini Cones
Fresh berry tartlets with limoncello sips

Go for Late Night Munchies.  Save the fun mini food for
later in the night as a surprise.  Serve mini burgers and
mini grilled cheese for late night dancing treats, or
surprise guests with an all-passed midnight breakfast:

Mini Burgers & Fries
Mini Grilled Cheese
Mini Blueberry Pancakes
Mini Scrambled Eggs in Phyllo Nests
Mini Bagels

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