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…
Fresh fruit platter
Cheese platter, showcasing local cheeses
Samosas (Mmm… samosas…)
Green salad with lemon vinaigrette dressing
Coconut Curry Spiced Chicken Breasts
Spinach, brown rice, and chickpea curry (the vegetarian entree)
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.