Nestled in the heart of the hill country, Paige and Ziri feasted their eyes on a beautiful ranch style boutique resort for their wedding weekend that they could not resist. As in-house caterers for weddings and events, we were thrilled with the opportunity to work with this fun “foodie” couple. With the menu being the top priority, Paige and Ziri had high expectations for our Chef and staff to make their culinary dreams come true. They had chosen to have both their rehearsal dinner and wedding on site so we were tasked with crafting a menu that would be reflective of the couple while also having enough variety to keep all the guests talking about the food the entire weekend. We served 89 of their closest family and friends for a family style rehearsal dinner and late night cocktail party on Friday. Saturday’s wedding reception featured cocktail style service with interactive stations for 266.
Paige and Ziri’s main objective was to have a fabulous wedding weekend with a cohesive menu of food and drinks that highlighted family traditions as well as the couple’s personalities. Their culture played in strongly to the menu decisions for the rehearsal dinner. Our chef was able to combine the different styles of food with overlapping flavors in a fun family-style fusion meal.
Menu items included: late night snack menu items that we started calling “elevated comfort food” including sliders with short rib and grit cakes with bbq shrimp, stations including “South of the Border” featuring a salsa bar with queso and guacamole as well as three different tacos featuring chicken and pork for the meat-eaters and charred sweet peppers with onions for the vegetarians, “Southern Comfort” tying in the night before with honey butter chicken biscuits and a southern grits bar and “Taste of Texas” where guests found a good amount of smoked brisket, triple cheese macaroni and coleslaw. The relaxed atmosphere set the stage for all the guests to be comfortable and enjoy themselves. We even had mini beignets and breakfast tacos to complete the evening’s menu.
*Photos courtesy of Mint Photography