Wedding Food Gets Wild (Rev Up the Food Trucks!)
Tired of saying “I do” to run-of-the-mill chicken or beef filets at weddings? No need to get cold feet — brides and grooms are going wild with their menus.
According to the Washington Post, wedding food is becoming more personal, with everything from organic options to trendy stuff like food trucks taking center stage at receptions.
Today’s couples are opting for small plates, vegetarian dishes or — at the other end of the spectrum — a whole hog roasted at the reception, according to the newspaper. And cake? That’s sooo 2009. Cupcakes? Please. Trendy brides and grooms are ordering up dessert buffets loaded with one-bite treats, mini churros or piles of pies.
“People want to push the wedding boundaries,” Austin caterer Andrea Duty of Bake Sale tells the newspaper. “This generation has almost a competitive attitude. They want their weddings to land on the big wedding blogs, such as Style Me Pretty and 100 Layer Cake.”
And it’s not just dinner and dessert that’s getting a wedding makeover — cocktail hour offers another chance for hosts to show they’re the most.
Eric Michael, co-founder of Occasions in Washington, says his crew has done everything from sending mixologists to receptions to make signature cocktails (“bartenders” apparently went out with throwing rice), to setting up “food stations dispensing local charcuterie, made-to-order ceviche and single-ingredient stunts such as tomatoes prepared six ways,” the newspaper reports.
Oh, and if you’re planning a wedding, the Post notes that sit-down dinners are becoming passé, too.
“Couples want people to mingle,” New York’s Diane Gordon, of Diane Gordon Catering, tells the newspaper. “Twenty years ago, there would be pasta stations. Now it’s upscale street food.”
Ok, you hipster brides, just make sure you don’t get any juice from your spicy kimchi quesadillas all over your dress!
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