If your big day includes gold, shimmer, and elegance, may we suggest the popular Gatsby menu? Many couples are choosing a custom menu based upon what they love to eat. Others are going the Fitzgerald route. A few possibilities include:
Picnic on the Lawn
Beautiful fabric squares spread on various parts of the venue lawn. Remember tables for those guests with infants, the elderly and anyone else uncomfortable sitting on the lawn.
Serve cold cuts, ham sandwiches, deviled eggs, cold chicken in beautiful baskets, and several hearty salads.
A must: champagne and martinis. We love serving a crystal bowl filled with tipsy strawberries, mashed potatoes in martini glasses, lobster tartlets, louies, or bisque. Poultry and wild game (think Duck Confit!)are also common both in northern California and this classic tale. Fill in the blanks with our vast array of salads and an amazing dessert station.
Petals and Pearls
Think "fresh, flirty, forever" with this timelessly beautiful style. We love petals, and happily incorporate organic edible petals into appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts.
This lasting style is perfect for the quintessential rustic/outdoor events in the redwoods and orchards of northern California. Mason jars and burlap hallmark this style. Many couples mix and match their favorite foods with this relaxed elegance or casual country theme, including unexpected Indian Curry, breakfast for dinner, and taco stations. Whether it's a "camo & pink" theme or succulents in tea cups, the following menu in a variety of combinations wins the hearts of even their most selective guests:
Tender Sirloin, either on it's own or wrapped around roasted vegetables in a delectable bundle (see photo grid)
Grecian Rubbed Chicken
Wild Caught Salmon Bundles wrapped in Banana Leaves
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus or Green Beans
Some will select one or more salads:
Shredded kale with parmesan
Mexican or Traditional Caesar
Marche (greens with grapes, candied nuts, and gorgonzola)
Spinach with Blueberries and Feta
Islander Carrot and Cashew Salad
Roasted Root Vegetable Ribbon Salad
And there is ALWAYS some sort of potato. We love our Twice Baked Potatoes as a hearty vegetarian option, and our Parsley Buttered Potatoes are delectable as well. Some couples get crazy with a Mashed Potato Martini Bar, while others go with a lower key version and offer our down home Mashed Potato Bar with all the toppings your guests could dream of.
This traditional menu has been modified, customized, and tweaked in more ways than we can count, so if your dream wedding includes the great outdoors or mason jars, we strongly recommend this menu in some personalized form or another.
Menu ideas could include old fashioned comfort food with a new twist, like our mashed potato martini bar, tomato soup shots with puff pastry bread sticks or grilled cheese sandwich bites, pot roast or turkey with all the trimmings, chicken pot pie, caramel apple pie rosettes, shepherds pie, and of course, bacon wrapped EVERYTHING with our Bacon Bar.