Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

But before we do, let's eat some delicious dinner first! :) Curtis and I had another meeting yesterday with Celebration Catering, our official caterer for the wedding. We set this up so we could see all items we were going to have at the reception and then adjust our quantities according to sizes, tastes, etc. I'm pleased to say that everything tasted exceptionally delicious! :) Everything was very fresh, cooked to perfection and perfect in terms of presentation.

All of the items will be placed on glass sheets we found at Home Depot (of all places!) that will be held up by vases filled with flowers. Here is the inspiration photo:

And to keep all items fresh, hot and looking perfect, our caterer has agreed to only set out 30-50 items at a time and replenish as needed from the kitchen. The glass sheets make that easy to do as well for the staff since they can simply pick it up, take it to the kitchen, set and bring it back out. Only I would think about the logistics of how our caterer will be adding items at our reception to our displays....

So here's the entire menu! The items range in sizes so I think we may have some of the items cut in half to keep the size roughly the same across the board. Plus it will double the amount we have instantly that way!

Cocktail Hour: These items will be passed during cocktail hour from 7:30-8:15/8:30

Pita Triangle with Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper and an Olive

Mediterranean Skewer- Tomato, Olive, Cucumber & Mozzarella (feta didn't work out so well) with Greek dressing drizzle

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Skewer

*Also having Bruschetta but not pictured

Dinner Hors D'Oeuvres

In case anyone forgot, we're doing a heavy Hors D'Oeuvres dinner featuring foods from countries Curtis and I have visited while we've been together. We'll have 5 tables setup on the right side of the room, each one a different country with Italy having 2 tables. We'll have Italian, Greek, Caribbean and Asian cuisines so our guests can feel like they're have a small sampling of the places we've been to. :) Obviously nothing can compare to a Greek Salad in Greece or pasta in Italy but Celebration did an excellent job recreating some of our favorites!

Our Greek Station:

Shrimp Baguettes; shrimp with dill cream cheese on a crostini

Spanakopita; traditional Greek dish of spinach and feta cheese wrapped in phyllo dough

*Any leftover Greek Skewers or Hummus triangles


Crab Rolls; Our favorite! Crab and Rice wrapped in a Won Ton wrapper

Spinach Mandarin Orange Salad; spinach salad with mandarin oranges in a Poppyseed dressing

Chicken Satay; served with a Peanut Dipping Sauce

*California Rolls Not Pictured


Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Roulade; chicken, raspberry chipotle sauce and lettuce wrapped in a sun dried tomato tortilla

Teryaki Pork Tenderloin; pork tenderloin with mango, pineapple pico de gallo on toasted yeast round.

*Jamaican Jerk chicken tasted but not Pictured. It was too good we forgot to snap a picture! :)


We'll possibly have an "action" station for our pasta we tasted before. A chef will prepare the pasta as you like and served in a martini glass. The sauce is a wonderful alfredo cream sauce and it will fill you up fast!

Cheese Tortellini pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce; served with pine nuts, sundried tomatoes and scallions. Delicious!

Pesto Chicken Sandwich; chicken breast with pesto and herb mayonnaise served on a sweet roll. About the same size as a slider.

Baked Brie Crostini; baked brie, strawberry and walnut on a crostini drizzled with praline sauce

So much food!!!

I hope everyone enjoys this as much as we do! Celebration has been wonderful to work with and I can't wait to see all of this setup at the reception! :)


  1. OMG that all looks soooooooooooo good!!!!!

  2. This is my second posting in a row I read about food at the reception. I think I might have to go cook something now! yum!