Friday, December 18, 2009

Spiced-Up Catering

Whenever Stephen and I need a pick-me-up to remind us of California, we can’t go wrong with our all-time favorite – Mexican food. So, you can imagine our excitement when we saw a Mexican buffet listed as one of the onsite catering options at the golf club that’s hosting our reception!

Sure, we considered more traditional options, like fish and steak, but in the end, the spicy flavors won us over during our tasting. In addition to classic beef fajitas and cheese enchiladas, we’ll be serving two salads – black bean and shrimp, plus lime and cilantro Caesar.

And of course, there will also be salsa, rice and beans on the side, plus a signature sangria we’re working on putting together a recipe for. Maybe I’m getting carried away, but I just might have to throw a margarita machine into the mix, too…

Which favorites are you serving up at your wedding? Do you think buffets work out OK, or do you prefer a sit-down meal?

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  1. Oh yummy! I love the idea of not doing something traditional!!

    We are having a buffet (our only choice) that includes an antipasto display, mushroom goat cheese risotto and a carving station with a chef!

  2. That sounds so delicious! I can't wait!

  3. Props to foregoing steak and fish for food that you really love! You know I love the idea of non-traditional wedding food. And the margarita machine? A must. No question about it.

  4. That looks delicious! Ryan is 1/4 Italian, so our food will be our Italian favorites.

  5. I love your food ideas! We are having a buffet too and trying to incorporate local and more "international" cuisine.

  6. I love your blog! What a great source of information for yourself, brides to be and anyone who loves anything and everything about the romance of courtship and weddings! I found your blog while visiting the Etsy Wedding Team blog...for which I am a member of. I repurpose vintage and design jewelry -- specializing in vintage wedding accessories.
    My son and daughter in law were married a year ago and they also served a buffet of Mexican food choices. Everyone loved it!
    My best wishes to you and your fiance for your upcoming wedding in June.


  7. mmm, your food choices are making me hungry. the margharita machine sounds amazing. we haven't picked our exact dishes yet, but we're trying to go with a local, seasonal menu and since most of the guests will be italian, it'll probably lean in that direction.

  8. YUM! Can I come - sounds awesome. I think buffets are great because people can have what they want.

  9. sounds delish!!! great choice!!! your guests will love that! I designed an Italian meal for our guests!! It was a big hit!