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The most exciting new catering ideas for your 2016 wedding

The most exciting new catering ideas for your 2016 wedding


Written by Katie Byrne


Serve up a feast your guests won't forget with these delectable ideas for your nuptials...

#1 Go foraging!

Searching the great outdoors for delicious ingredients such as mushrooms, roots, flowers and herbs offers the perfect opportunity to add some delicious extra flavour to your wedding menu. Just make sure you know what you're picking - adding something that is not store-bought will make for a recipe for a success.

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#2 Edible dust

Flavoured, coloured and dehydrated beetroot, pumpkin lemon or asparagus dust can be drizzled as a complementary visual accent on plates.

#3 Edible sprays

Spritz fragranced aromatic mists such as ginger, pear or vanilla into the air whilst serving a plated course - this will enhance the flavour and overal sensory experience of the food. Plus, your guests will love the drama of it!

#4 Theatre of food

Think fancily dressed waiters, champagne girls hanging from a chandelier whilst serving bubbly, a python draped around the cake-cutter, a floral swing in a tree... The sky's the limit.

#5 Furnace to fork

We're talking charcoal fire-roasted meats, chicken and fish from the furnace served straight to the table - fire is always a talking point and the flavour is deeply enhanced by natural coals.

#6 Low carb, high protein

Healthy meals are becoming very trendy at weddings, with more and more people requesting salmon, quinoa, salads and light chicken dishes.

#7 Himalayan rock slabs

Usually used as individual plates in restaurants, these are becoming popular for serving sizzling skewers - they're incredibly impressive because of the salty taste they exude on to the food, as well as the drama of live grilling.

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#8 Late night snacks

Fries with gourmet sauces, petit sliders, mini pizzas and noodle boxes are all seeing a surge in popularity for filling the gap after an evening of partying.

#9 Food and drink pairings

Craft beers, cool champagnes and bespoke liquours are increasingly being paired with complementary mini-meals to enhance the culinary offerings at wedding receptions - gone are the days of 'normal' drinks. Instead, say hello to flaming cocktails and - dare we say it - sexy snacks!

#10 Multi-cultural menus

Couples wishing to honour different heritages and impress international guests are increasingly turning to chef-created menus that blend together different cultures and their traditional dishes.

Information courtesy of The International Wedding Trend Report, by the UK Academy of Wedding & Event Planning.  


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