Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bridal Talk Tuesday - Menu

Life with Elizabeth
Happy Bridal Talk Tuesday girls!

109 days to go! Wow! Today for BTT we will be discussing the menu. I mentioned a couple weeks ago that Corey, my mom, Cortenay (our wedding planner), and I visited the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte for our menu tasting.

Originally, Corey and I thought we wanted to have a buffet dinner to keep the meal more casual and allow our friends to mingle. We also considered stations. But then something just didn't seem right when thinking about the tone of our wedding - everything else felt much more formal, which was just the way I wanted it. The thick champagne table linens, the lush floral centerpieces, the floor length bridesmaids dresses. My taste. ;) So when it came time to choose a package from our venue and then choose menu items to sample at our tasting, Corey and I chose to go with a plated dinner option. And I am so excited! I think it was absolutely the right choice for us and our wedding.
Corey and I sampled eight hors d'oeuvres and we have chosen five of them to be served during our cocktail hour. The hors d'oeuvres we sampled were:

  • fresh fruit brochettes
  • pear and brie in a phyllo purse
  • bruschetta
  • sesame crossini wrapped with kobe beef carpaccio shooter with dipping sauce
  • vegetables crudites shooter with ranch
  • mini crab cakes
  • roasted potato medallions
  • steak au poivre and mushroom brochettes

Of course, I can't tell you which ones we chose. TBA August 2012 ;)

We also sampled three entrees.

And several starch (potatoes au gratin, olive oil smashed potato cake, herb whipped potato) sand vegetable accompaniments (broccolini with roasted Roma tomatoes, ratatouille stuffed tomato, and julienned vegetables).

Yum, yum, yum! I left the tasting super full and I know our guests will love the dinner we have chosen.

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  1. Sounds delish!! i haven't figured out my menu yet, but that is coming up soon!!

  2. This all sounds so good. We aren't having a food reception, but I love seeing what other people choose!



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