Winter weddings offer the chance to get a little bolder a little more daring in your menu choices. Colder weather means you can offer guests hearty meals with some spice and kick to them. It allows you to show off your inner foodie while warming people up from the inside out. So, let’s take a look at some great winter wedding food choices to help keep people toasty when it’s cold outside and knock their sock off with flavour.
Soups Instead of Salads:
Sure, salads may be what pops into most people’s minds when they think about the first course at a wedding reception. However, soups can be a great way to start a meal and add a little extra warmth. While chicken noodle maybe the ultimate comfort food, why not wake up people’s appetite with something like pumpkin and ginger soup or a spicy fish soup? However, if comfort food is the way you want to go, why not go super old school and try a classic tomato and basil soup with grilled cheese sliders? You can even add a little extra by using pepper jack cheese or something a little fancier like brie to really wow your guests and make it really your own.
Classic Mains With A Twist:
Instead of just the typical chicken or fish option, why not offer up something a little fancier like pheasant or venison? These gamey meats are slightly
heartier than your typical fare and can be spruced up with herbs like turmeric or cumin, which are known for their warming properties. For vegetarians, cheese stuffed ravioli is always a popular choice, or you could go really exotic and offer a vegetable curry or a mushroom risotto, which is oh so ala mode right now. Also, don’t be afraid to play with your sides too. Roasted root vegetables or mashed cauliflower can be fun options instead of steamed broccoli or spinach.
Sometimes Smaller Is Better:
As we have said before, sometimes small bites are a better and more cost-effective way to go than large sit-down meals. Plus, it gives you a chance to play with more flavours and have a wider variety of options for your non-meat-eating guests. Think Spanish style tapas, so your guests can pick and choose what they want to eat. You can even offer foods from around the globe, a little Mexican here, Asian fusion there, French finger foods over there. It is a wonderful way to show off your passion for international cuisine.
Just like weddings in warmer months, besides making sure no guest leaves hungry, the point of choosing your menu is to have fun and create a memorable experience for your guests. Happy tastings!