Steal this menu: Buffet-style, locally sourced, Eastern Shore wedding picnic

Guestpost by Guinlilly on May. 29th

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

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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

That Smells Good!

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.

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

homebrew table

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About 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!

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