Food Stalls – Catering trends for Weddings

Dessert canapes

Posted August 20th 2014

Sharing menus and food stalls are increasingly the order of the day where guests can make their own selections and are also entertained.  Mark Maher of Boulevard Events in East London says,  “People like to move around and make their own choices, the sharing menus and food stalls prove to be great fun and allow people to circulate and interact more. It’s also a neat work around on the dreaded seating plan which so many couples can anguish over for fear of offending.”

Mark adds, “Almost anything is possible we’ve just catered an ‘Enchanted’ themed party with a Hansel & Gretel ginger bread cake as the centre piece of an entirely edible dessert station as well as a wedding with live pasta making and a Mexican wrap stand.  We are able to provide any number of food stations each manned by our chefs allowing people to mingle, ask questions and eat what they want when they want. The food ultimately becomes a real feature of the wedding and guests really do .”

Informality does not compromise quality or how delicious the food is and here are just some samples of what you can expect from a sharing menu:

STARTERS

Camargue red rice salad with balsamic roasted onions, celery, ginger, sauté leek and chervil

Parma ham with roasted peppers and balsamic

Confit of salmon with vodka dressing and chervil

MAIN COURSES

Honey-roasted ham, slow-cooked in ginger and orange with a mustard glaze

Slow-cooked pork belly with black pudding and runner bean tortellini, roasted apples, crackling and calvados sauce

Rare bavette of beef with watercress puree and deep-fried vermicelli

DESSERTS (pictured)

Chocolate delice

Poached pear tarte tatin

Oriental pana cotta

And don’t forget the drinks. What about having a signature cocktail created for your special day? Boulevard recently catered the launch of wedding designer Ian Stuart’s flagship store in the iconic Blewcoat building in Victoria – creating a Blewcoat cocktail to mark the occasion! (see previous post)

“It was somehow quite fitting that we catered for a wedding designer’s launch event when Weddings are such an important part of what we do,” added Mark.