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Top Trends in Menu Cards

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 | Filed under: Wedding Dinner, wedding menu, Wedding Trends, Wedding Venue’s Chef | author: By BLG,    

Top Trends in Menu CardsWhen your guests arrive at their beautifully-appointed tables in your wedding ballroom, they’ll be delighted to see – in addition to the beautiful centerpieces and place settings you’ve chosen – wedding menu cards revealing the cuisine they’re about to enjoy. Among the top wedding trends of 2016 are gorgeously-styled wedding menu cards designed with as much artistry and style as wedding invitations.
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Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Menus

Monday, July 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Dinner, wedding menu, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

Wedding MenusWedding couples know that their guests are savvy foodies with an appreciation of fine cuisine and a sophisticated palate. They also know that wedding guests fully enjoy comfort food, sliders, and short ribs. So the big trend in wedding menus for 2016 is a blend of elevated cuisine like a perfectly-cooked Chateaubriand and chef-elevated comfort foods like mac n cheese (elevated by adding in lobster, goat cheese or the finest truffle oil.) A good rule of thumb for a wedding menu is offering dishes that guests don’t cook for themselves very often, and offering dishes that guests have never seen like this.

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Top New Wedding Trends 2014: Wedding Menus

Friday, June 27th, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, wedding dinner party, wedding menu | author: By BLG,    

weddingmenusBrides and grooms put a very high priority on their wedding menus, wanting their guests to enjoy delicious foods in a great variety, but they also want their wedding menus to be personalized, themed, and, especially, fun.

The top trends in wedding menus at the top wedding venues in New Jersey include:

  • Interactive stations. Delectable gourmet foods become even more exciting to wedding guests when a chef or server stands behind the station, preparing foods to order or serving guests’ choices of plated hot or cold hors d’oeuvres. Guests who consider themselves to be foodies, or who are fans of shows like Top Chef, find it very enticing to watch the chef in action, putting on a show, and making their food choices an experience.

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Wedding Receptions: Formal Sit-Down Dinner vs. a Buffet

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Filed under: Party Planning, Style Alert, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Dinner, wedding dinner party, wedding menu, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    
Wedding Dinner

Fine dining in the Terrace Lounge

The question, “Which is better for a wedding reception, a sit-down wedding dinner or a buffet” can only be answered by you. The two styles are different, but each offers elements of indulging your wedding guests with the finest wedding menu items. Your personal decision on which style of wedding dinner serving style depends only on how you’d like your guests to delve into their delicious wedding fare.

A sit-down wedding dinner, of course, consists of several plated courses served to your seated wedding guests. You select from a first course, perhaps a soup, salad, entrée, perhaps an intermezzo, and each course is brought to your guests’ tables, with friendly, experienced wedding servers bringing guests the entrees they desire. Read more…

Kids’ Wedding Menu Trends

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 | Filed under: Bright Ideas, Bright Ideas for your wedding, Party Planning, reception planning, Wedding Cocktail Party, wedding dinner party, wedding menu, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    
Kids Wedding Menu Trends

Kids Wedding Menu

If you think that kids’ menus at weddings consist of just chicken fingers and mini pizzas, think again. Today’s kids actually enjoy more adventurous foods in their everyday lives, so they’re perfectly happy with most of the items on your fine cuisine wedding menu. Perhaps with the exception of the raw seafood bar, and of course with parental supervision over kids’ food allergies. (Which is why we suggest placing food ID cards by each of your cocktail party menu items and carving stations.)

Here are some of the top trends in kids’ wedding menu choices:

  • Sushi. Since many parents prefer cooked sushi choices over raw for their kids, arrange with your wedding caterer to provide displays of cooked-item sushi choices.
  • Crab cakes, salmon cakes, lobster cakes, cod cakes…in sizes big enough to require two bites, not small balls posing choking hazards for kids.
  • Hummus and pita bread
  • Pastas with classic or creative sauces
  • Meatballs
  • Sliders, either as burgers or pulled pork, and we’ve seen requests for veggie burger sliders for the kids’ choices as well as the adults.
  • Macaroni and cheese is always a hit with kids.
  • Mashed potato and mashed sweet potato bars let kids create their  own creamy ‘sundaes’ with their choices of toppings.
  • Chicken tenders with a trio of kid-friendly sauces.
  • French fries cut in spiral styles or with unique flavors.
  • Mini pizzas topped with a variety of combinations, from four-cheese to vegetables to tiny bits of sausage.
  • Crudites and cooked vegetables served with fun flair at cocktail party stations.
  • Fruits cut into kid-friendly shapes, such as smiles, stars, and cartoon characters. Read more…

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