Wedding Food & Drink: Making the Reception Menu Memorable?
Q: I know that wedding guests value and remember the food above many other aspects of the wedding. How can I make my wedding reception menu memorable?
A: You're right -- for many wedding guests food is one of the most memorable parts of a wedding. When it comes to your wedding reception menu, be adventurous. Don't feel limited to serving filet mignon, salmon mousse, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Instead, get a global perspective. Try a traditional ten-course Chinese wedding banquet -- from Peking duck to fortune cookies. Or opt for Spanish tapas (small appetizer-size dishes), heaping bowls of paella, and sangria. And think about melding various international cuisines for ultra-sophisticated fare. Consider having a chef prepare the food -- live -- right in front of your wedding reception guests. They can watch as oysters are shucked, pasta is tossed, crepes are flipped, sushi is rolled, and meats are grilled -- making your wedding reception menu a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy. For more tips, see Menus: 10 Ways To Make It Memorable .