Go Beyond a Basic Chicken, Beef, Fish Menu With These 8 Creative Ideas for your Wedding

In collaboration with Oscar Collins

One of the highlights of any wedding is the food. Everyone loves a good meal, and weddings are the perfect excuse to indulge in a feast.

If you’re planning your big day and want to wow your guests with a delightful culinary experience, you’re in the right place.

Here are eight fancy additions to your menu that’ll make your celebration unforgettable.

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Why Go Beyond the Basics?

Food and beverage are among the top five most important factors for couples planning a wedding. What you serve on your big day can transform your guest experience. If you want to show your loved ones your appreciation, design an elevated menu that appeals to everybody.

Start with a creative menu board. Instead of printing it on paper, impress your guests with menus written on unexpected items. For instance, you can ask a calligrapher to list the food on a giant elephant ear leaf. If you’re feeling artsy, you can also place it on a canvas with designs painted by you and your partner.

The options are endless, and this is just the start of making an elevated, unforgettable wedding menu.

3 Creative Appetizers

Cocktail hour is the ideal time to make the greatest first impression. Nothing is better than delighting your guests even before the main course is served. Here are some gourmet appetizer options.

1. Bruschetta Bites

This classic appetizer consists of fresh tomato, garlic and basil on a toasted baguette. It’s

easy to make and can be served at large gatherings. Add caviar or prosciutto to make this classic snack more sophisticated. For the perfect cocktail complement, alternate bites with a rosé wine.

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2. Caprese Skewers

Include this creative and convenient spin on the usual caprese salad. Rather than serving it on a plate, place cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, balsamic and basil on a skewer. Add any small stuffed pasta or cured charcuterie meat to elevate this appetizer.

3. Baked Oysters

Decadent oysters always make a celebration memorable. You can top them with greens, Parmesan cheese, bacon and a hint of lemon to make the most unforgettable appetizer ever. Presentation is key —  serve them on a bed of rock salt.

3 Unique Main Course Options

Offer a balanced section with high-quality seafood, meat and at least one vegetarian option for a more inclusive dining experience.

1. Lobster Wellington

Save the beef for another celebration and serve lobster Wellington for a next-level twist. It features fresh lobster tails, buttery spinach and cremini mushrooms in a flaky puff pastry. It will surely win the hearts of your guests.

To make this dish unforgettable, guarantee you have fresh lobster. What better place to get them than from Maine? Just be sure to choose a supplier that can complete bulk orders on time.

2. Roasted Rack of Lamb With Mint Jelly Glaze

Allow guests to indulge in this fancy roasted lamb rack reminiscent of Gordon Ramsay’s famous Hell Kitchen entrée. This dish is nutritious, elegant and hearty, and people will rave about it for many years. The lamb is roasted and glazed with mint jelly, giving it a refreshing taste.

3. Pecan-Smoked Aubergine With Pomegranate and Pine Nuts

This gourmet vegan dish will please the crowd, especially those with dietary restrictions. To appeal to vegans, replace Greek feta with vegan cheese. It’s packed with flavor and color, making it an excellent main dish. Add edible flowers to make the meal stand out.

2 Dessert Delights

End the dining experience on a sweet note with decadent dessert options. Serve something delightful and unexpected.

1. Dry Ice Ice Cream

Put together a self-serve ice cream bar at your reception and provide guests with new and exciting flavors besides vanilla and chocolate. To make it more memorable, offer this unique treat so guests can eat crunchy ice cream for the first time. It’s dry, flavorful and melts in the mouth, making it the perfect dessert to end the dining experience.

2. Layered Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

Present this dessert in individual glasses and layer the ingredients beautifully to make a fancy treat. Use specialty chocolates like artisanal or single-origins for a more complex flavor. Add a truly luxurious touch by topping it with caramel shards for a satisfying crunch and garnish with edible gold leaf.

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Design a Unique Wedding Menu

Impress your loved ones with great food by adding these ideas to your menu. Consult your catering service provider to ensure everyone leaves the reception with fond memories of the fantastic food you served.



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