Steal this menu: Buffet-style, locally sourced, Eastern Shore wedding picnic #Food Porn#delaware#homebrewer#maryland#menu#picnic wedding May 29 | Guest post by Guinlilly My fiancee and I have been working on the menu with my dad, who is a chef and will be preparing the food with some of his chef buddies. Living on the Eastern Shore (Maryland/Delaware) we want to incorporate a crab feast and pig roast with Smith Island cake at our reception. And since my fiancee is a brewer for Dogfish Head, we'll be having Dogfish Head beers, local beer from Evolution brewery and our own homebrewed beer and homemade mead. Here's our buffet-style Eastern Shore picnic with all food and drink sourced locally: Eastern Shore Steamed Blue Crabs Primal Palate" width="600" height="398" class="size-large wp-image-86573" /> Photo courtesy of Primal Palate Bought directly from the watermen in Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Eastern Shore Oysters Eastern shore oyster photo courtesy of OystersOnline.com Also bought directly from the watermen in Chincoteague. Whole Roast Pig Fried Chicken kaffir lime fried chicken © by Andrea_Nguyen, used under Creative Commons license. Potato Salad Potato Salad © by NatalieMaynor, used under Creative Commons license. We're doing a four-potato salad using sweet, purple, Yukon, and Idaho Potatoes. 7 creative ways to showcase your wedding menu Menus are generally boring, but often necessary if you're having a sit-down dinner with several meal options. But for offbeat brides, it means another way... [more] Caprese salad Floating Island Caprese Salad © by bhamsandwich, used under Creative Commons license. Italian Wedding Soup weddingsoup © by land_camera_land_camera, used under Creative Commons license. To represent our shared Italian heritage. Blueberry Cheesecake Blueberry Cheesecake © by upto6only.com, used under Creative Commons license. Two kinds of Smith Island Cake smith island cake © by shoresheila, used under Creative Commons license. Lemon with raspberry jam and buttercream and red velvet with cream cheese icing. Homebrewed Beer and Mead Want to share YOUR menu with us? Head over here to find out how to submit! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guinlilly I'm a kooky redheaded artist who has lived around the world yet found the person she was looking for right where she started! I'm a fan of lace and combat boots, bright colors, horses, mead, and Germanic Heathenry. I frame art as a professional framer and create art in paint, embroidery floss, pencil, torn up bits of paper, and greenery. Local food, beer, and wine are my passions and it is a dream of mine and my fiancee's to open our own local meadery. We keep chickens, grow grapes and hops, berries, herbs, and vegetables and keep a hive of bees! http://tribe.offbeatbride.com/members/guinlilly PREVIOUS Give guests the prettiest pinkest peek of colored crinoline NEXT La Plume Ethere wants to make your feathery wedding accessories (and find a cure for cancer) Toggle comments [ 34 ] screw the food, can we talk about THAT PINK DRESS?!?! [BUT REALLY, the food does look freaking amazing] 6 agree Reply Seriously, though. Polka dotted pink dresses are my new wed-obsession. I don't even think I LIKE pink normally… 2 agree Reply Ditto. There was a wedding a while back with the cherry blossom trees and another beautiful dress, so obsessed. 1 agrees Reply mmmm…if i hadn't had a few dozen crabs yesterday i'd totally be drooling. aw what the hell, who am i fooling? GIMME. NOM NOM NOM. 1 agrees Reply So yummy looking!!! Drooling now… 0 agree Reply That looks like one awesome wedding feast!!! Love the homebrewed beer and mead! 1 agrees Reply Thanks! I have a super awesome talented fiance. Chances are the DFH we'll be serving would have been brewed by him as well! 0 agree Reply This is exactly what I want to do for my Eastern Shore wedding! I was trying to figure out how to serve crabs with out the brown butcher paper and rolls of paper towels! I'm borrowing your ideas! Thanks for sharing!!! Roni 1 agrees Reply Roni, This is my menu and we are actually going to have colorful linens topped by brown butcher paper that I'm going to whip stitch down the middle and then cut into circles and paper punch the outside edge. The brown paper will actually be my 'overlay' instead of say organza or tulle! 1 agrees Reply Food like this makes me happy I'm a Washingtonian. Wonderful spread! 2 agree Reply Do I know you? I know that sounds really creepy but we live on the Eastern Shore too and are planning a really similar menu for our commitment party… in fact that's the only thing we have planned so far. But it's hard to believe we haven't met, it's not like the shore is all that big. Especially for local food people. I'm up in Chestertown and often referred to as "that local food girl"… anyway just wondering… great looking spread regardless! 0 agree Reply I grew up in Ocean Pines and I'm living in Seaford now – I get most of my food, plants, animals in Wicomico, Worcester, and Sussex counties! 0 agree Reply Oh that makes sense! Don't get down that way too often. So great that you are having a local food wedding too though! We are also homebrewers but don't think we'll ever make enough quantity for the whole party… 0 agree Reply I have a problem making the FH scale down! lol We're working on opening a meadery though, so he makes larger batches to practice for making EVEN larger batches of mead. He's got the beer down pat. 0 agree Reply Well let me know when you get your meadery up and running! I do press for a lot of local farms (that's my job!). 1 agrees Omg another Slower Lower Delaware girl. Heeey! I'm in Georgetown, looking to have our wedding at the Marvel Carriage Museum. Good luck to you! 2 agree Reply We're neighbors then! I'm having mine at the Nature Center at Trap Pond! 1 agrees Reply Even creepier, is that I go to college in Chestertown. 0 agree Reply Washington College? I graduated from there in '06 0 agree Reply I'm from Northern Delaware, but my FI and I met while working at a camp in Centreville! We are going to have a welcome barbecue/crab feast, and it is seriously one of the things I am most looking forward to 1 agrees Reply Few things in the world are as delicious as eastern shore blue crabs! 4 agree Reply DAMN RIGHT 2 agree Reply This is my dream menu!! (I live in DC so we love ourselves some maryland blue crabs) 2 agree Reply I couldn't imagine doing anything else growing up on the shore. I've collected friends from all over the world in my travels and I want them to taste the local, delicious foods I grew up with! 1 agrees Reply OK…a couple things: Recipe for that fried chicken breading, OMAGAWD it looks killer. Im drooling over the potato salad and I hate mayo. That says something! Im totally looking up a smith island cake. A store here makes something similar but with tinier layers. (Mexico Beach, Fl) 0 agree Reply Smith Island cake is delish! Super moist and even though the cake itself is super thick, the actual slices are fairly thin and delicate. It's wonderful! 0 agree Reply LOL! I started drooling the first paragraph between the food and our love of DFH. I sent this to my fiance and said "Just read the first paragraph if you're busy." His response? "Jesus Christ! I want to marry them!!" 0 agree Reply Haha! Thanks! All of our guests have the heads-up now and are super excited! 0 agree Reply First day of a diet and you show us this scrummy menu – looks great1 0 agree Reply This menu sounds great! I'm from the Eastern Shore (Salisbury) and am planning something similar for my rehearsal dinner, but I hadn't thought of Smith Island Cake! I'll have to get my mom to bring one down to VA for me. 1 agrees Reply I'm from Salisbury, too, and I'm pretty sure we know each other. Did you go to Parkside? 0 agree Reply Nope, sorry. Salisbury Christian School 0 agree Reply So cool to see so many offbeat brides in my area with fantastic ideas!! PS I live in Ocean City! 1 agrees Reply Smith Island cake is THE BEST cake! So jealous of your DFH hookup! My little Eastern Shore heart is drooling with contentment… this is awesome! 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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