Indian-inspired wedding menu from a wannabe foodie #Food#India#menu January 29 2014 | Guest post by pisquared All photos by Zinfandel Photography unless otherwise indicated. I'm a wannabe foodie. I'm a pretty good cook, and I love trying new foods, but there is still a whole lot of stuff I haven't tried. I really enjoy good food, preferably of the fresh and local variety. I decided early on that good food was a priority for the wedding. If I have a problem with food, it's that there isn't much I've found that I dislike and my husband is pretty similar. Add in me being indecisive in general, and the possibilities kind of overwhelmed me. I looked at a lot catering menus online. While they all sounded delicious, and I'm sure they tasted great (jeez, for some of the price per person costs, I should hope so), they were all pretty standard wedding fare. After much indecision on my part, one day my husband declared that we should have Indian food at the wedding. It made sense. We both love Indian food. Why shouldn't we have it at our wedding? Our venue had given us a list of preferred vendors. One of the caterers on the list, Sugar Snap, specialized in fresh, local food and had just gotten a liquor license. Score! So, after an initial meeting, we discussed that we still wanted an Indian-inspired menu. This is the menu they came up with… Appetizers: Fresh fruit platter Cheese platter, showcasing local cheeses Samosas (Mmm… samosas…) Buffet Dinner: Green salad with lemon vinaigrette dressing By: Rachel Hathaway – CC BY 2.0 Coconut Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts Spinach, brown rice, and chickpea curry (the vegetarian entree) Pappadums Sweet Potato Curry Salad Raita Rice Pilaf Plum chutney on pappadum (by: Lenore Edman – CC BY 2.0) Chutney Cheese naan (by: Lachlan Hardy – CC BY 2.0) Naan Desserts: Wedding cake D20 chocolates Everything was delicious. I was very happy with the chicken. It's got Indian-inspired flavoring, but is easily recognizable as chicken breast. I think between the salad, rice pilaf, and chicken breast, even the less adventurous eaters had something to enjoy. We're ALWAYS looking to share more wedding menus. If you have a delicious feast to share with us, please submit it and we'll try not to salivate on our keyboards. 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 Guest post written by pisquared I am a clinical engineer by day and a costumer, pretend pirate, and wannabe foodie in my spare time. I would most certainly describe myself as geeky. I'm a bizarre mix of redneck, geek, artsy, and academic. Luckily I found someone who likes all of that. http://tribe.offbeatbride.com/members/pisquared PREVIOUS Make it easy for your guests to give you their wedding pics with a photo uploading station NEXT So you want to craft a processional… Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Ahh, perfect timing! Sugar Snap seems to be one of the more recommended caterers in the area by venues. Glad to see they're willing to do something more than just standard fare (although we haven't gotten to that part of planning yet…) Now I'm craving Indian food… Reply It all looks amazing (and yummy!) – would love to know where you found the D20 chocolates; super cool touch! Reply You can either buy them, like these chocolate gaming dice from Think Geek: OR you can learn how to make them yourself over here: http://offbeatbride.com/2011/11/dungeons-and-dragons-chocolate-dice-mold Reply I went to a friend's wedding that was a full-on Indian buffet from a local Indian restaurant. The couple (both non-Indian) picked it because it is delicious and cost-effective, and because they wanted to have a vegetarian wedding and were underwhelmed with the vegetarian offerings of local catering companies. Since so many amazing Indian dishes are already vegetarian, they found it was a good way to have a veg menu that pleased all eaters. No one was looking for the "missing" meat. It was delicious!! Reply That curry is making my mouth water! Everything looks super delicious. Smart thinking to have some of the foods be "recognizable" for the less adventurous guests! Reply Not in a relationship, but I was introduced to the site a couple of years ago. This is my first ever comment. Oh my goodness! That looks so delicious! I will be honest that I love dreaming about my someday wedding and I would love to have Indian or Thai food served at my wedding! The only problem is that my Upper Midwest clan are unadventurous and stuck in the mentality of meat and potatoes. Maybe I will just have to say "the heck with it!" Thank you for the wonderful site and keep up the amazing inspirations! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.