Thursday, July 25, 2013

How to Choose the Perfect Menu for Your Summer Wedding

You say your vows under the shade of an outdoor tent and then share your first marital kiss as the New Jersey sun begins to set. After you pose for pictures in front of a beautiful flower garden or memorable landmark, the party can begin.
But what light and refreshing food will you serve as you kick off your perfect day on a high note? Delight your guests with a summer menu filled with delicious flavors, vibrant colors and tempting aromas and served as an extension of your wedding décor.
Hand passed Hors D’ oeuvres
Heavy hors d’ oeuvres  for summer weddings are out, but light appetizers kick the meal off to a pleasing start. Consider sesame chicken wrapped in pea pods, fresh fruit kabobs and Brie and Raspberry filo packages. Tortellini with Alfredo Dipping Sauce or Gazpacho Shots, artichoke and sun dried tomato en croute or Shrimp Cocktail Shooters also begin the evening with a light yet delicious touch.

Filling Entrees
Mediterranean Tilapia with Mango Salsa ~, London broil with caramelized onions and Pan Seared Chicken with Lemon, Artichoke coulis provide the filling meal your guests expect while accompanying your summer wedding theme. Mandarin orange salad, Fresh Raw Bar or a sushi assortment provide additional options for summer wedding menus.

Refreshing Drinks
Your guests are hot and thirsty, but refreshing beverage options revive their spirits and prepare them to dance the night away. Start with large glass carafes on the tables. Filled with ice water, lemonade or iced tea and fresh fruit slices, they offer visual appeal and cold refreshment. At the bar, serve cold beer, traditional cocktails and a signature cocktail. One made from hibiscus iced tea, citron vodka and raspberry liqueur tastes especially seasonal and refreshing.
Delectable Desserts
Your event is not complete until you serve dessert. Consider placing the wedding cake prominently in the room where it serves as an essential part of your reception décor. Likewise, serve colorful sorbet that match your wedding’s theme, root beer floats and our most unique cheesecake lollipops. These selections satisfy your sweet tooth and provide the tasty ending your perfect night deserves.

When planning your next summer event, consider these and other menu and food options available from Ultimate Caterers. We specialize in hosting summer events and will do our part to make your wedding, party or picnic perfect.