Friday, February 13, 2015

Calling All Foodies!

I LOVE FOOD!!!  I mean who doesn’t. When planning a wedding you would think that food would be one of the most important elements.  My preference for a wedding would be a plated dinner over a buffet. There is ABSOULTLEY nothing wrong about choosing a buffet (especially the ones we offer at the Hereford House.) I just prefer being seated and served, and we have a really wonderful team of waitstaff for our events. I thought it would be fun and helpful for those of you currently planning your wedding to talk about food today.

Food should be Fun and Not stuffy!!!

I know some people might think differently and that is okay because we are all allowed to have our own opinions.  Some of my favorite times that I have with my husband are going out to a nice restaurant, playing dress up in my newest dress, and putting on a stunning pair of high heels.  We start off the night with a glass of wine, and then we decide what we are going to have course by course.  Think of this with your first impression of a wedding.

The Appetizer Course or Finger Foods!

I know it’s your wedding and you will want some of your favorite foods there but also think about the guests that are going to attend.  What is fun bright and colorful? What is easy to eat and doesn’t make a mess?

  • A Dip. Dips are always fun and they don’t change with the seasons. Some of Hereford House’s signature dips are the Crabmeat Dip and the Santa Fe Cheesecake (no it is not a dessert). The Crabmeat Dip is this rich creamy crab and herb spread served with assorted crackers. The Santa Fe Cheesecake is a savory blend of almond-crusted goat cheese layered with a sun-dried tomato pesto and served with seasonal fruit and garlic toast.
  • Skewers. Any Skewer is also a great idea and if you have a wedding reception full of children these are fun ways to keep them entertained for a little while.  The Hereford House can do a meat and cheese skewer, a fruit kabob or a caprese skewer.
  • Passed Appetizers. The Sensational trend going around these days is during your cocktail and appetizer reception is having a server go around with passed appetizers.  I love this idea because I think that not only it gets our staff more involved in the process it shows that we like to pay attention to the finer details.

My favorite passed appetizers here at the Hereford House are the Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms. Large mushroom caps stuffed with crab and shrimp cream cheese filling. We also have Chicken Salad on Crustini; Tender chicken breast blended with mayonnaise chopped apple, celery and onion served on toasted points, another one of my favorites, delicious and easy to eat!!

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