Tuesday, October 20, 2009

our caterer

We're getting married on our college campus. Since I'm planning from a few states away, I decided early on that I wanted to centralize as much of the process as possible and thus decided to use the on-campus catering service. With that service comes an events coordinator that seriously knows her stuff. She'll be handling all of the annoying reception decor that I DIY, like seating cards, menus, candy buffet, etc. At the last meeting I had with her, a bride dropped off a mountain of crap (beautiful crap!), so I'm feeling great about her role.

But certainly, the thought of a campus catering service doesn't make you want to crash my wedding. I get that. But here's the menu for our buffet reception:

Cocktail hour
Sautéed Crab Cake on Toast with Rémoulade
Shaved Peppered Sirloin of Beef with Roasted Red Peppers On Pita Chip
Garlic Hummus on Cucumber Slice
Shrimp Shooter

Mesclun Salad with Belgium Endive, Dried Cherries, Toasted Almonds, and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Breast of Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Boursin Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
Oven Roasted Salmon with Fresh Fruit Salsa
Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes
Green Beans and Red Peppers
Melange of Seasonal Vegetables

"Finishing touches"
Truffles, Assorted Petit Fours and Chocolate Covered Fruit
Assorted beverages, open bar (four hours)
Wedding cake
Champagne toast

Now all of that is within one stupidly affordable package.  It's not a super posh menu, but it's a yummy one all the same.

Did you go on a foodie trek for a caterer or did you take the easy, but still nom-able, option?

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