The #1 reason brides and grooms choose specific entrees and side dishes for their reception food is taste. And for good reason too. If it doesn’t taste good, no one will eat it, and as I mentioned last week, wasted anything = wasted money.
Another important thing to remember when choosing your reception food is appearance. Do the different foods – the meat, the vegetables, and the starches – look good together on the plate?
When food is pleasing to the eye, the whole eating experience is enhanced, and is more enjoyable.
An easy way to create an appealing appearance is to inject a bit of color. Monochromatic foods just aren’t as appealing. Think about it. A plate of mashed potatoes, white corn, and pork loin in gravy may be tasty – but the overall colors of the whole meal is pale and bland.
Perk it up with a little color. Use colorful vegetables — orange carrots, green peas or beans, a colorful garden salad, red bell peppers or tomatoes — and garnishes of fresh herbs. Your caterer can suggest delicious choices that will nicely compliment your chosen entree.
Hearts, Joy, Love!