What is the mood? What to choose?

In previous posts, we've made mention of our new menu. Well, here’s the scoop. We listened to some feedback and did a complete overhaul to our existing menu.  We kept the favorites, sprinkled in some imagination and stirred it all up with additional inspiration.  The end result is a menu that caters to a wider variety of clientele giving a broader selection to choose from. At first glance, our new menu may seem daunting (or, some may say overwhelming), but it really isn’t.  Just look at it this way. It can be broken down into three main categories: the Classic Dinner Buffet Offerings, the Hors d’ Oeuvres Reception Offerings and the Stations Reception Offerings.  In addition, there are three more categories that you could select as add-ons bringing enhancements to your overall experience with us.  These categories are: the Cocktail Hour Offerings, the Rehearsal Dinner Offerings and the Bridal Brunch and/or Luncheon offerings.  These additional categories are the ‘icing on the cake’ that will ensure that your wedding experience with us will to be one to remember and cherish for you, your wedding party and your guests.  

Let’s begin to explore our menu and its categories by talking about the reception. You should first consider what type of atmosphere you want to offer your guests at your reception. In doing so, you should also take in to account what time of day your wedding will occur. For example, if your wedding is at 7p.m. you may not want to choose the Classic Dinner Buffet menu. You see, once your wedding ceremony ends and the final pictures are taken and all the welcomes and introductions are made, the food portion of your reception may not get underway until after 8p.m.  So a dinner buffet might not be to your liking.  Rather, if your wedding starts at 7 p.m. you could choose from the Hors d’ Oeuvres Offerings menu or the Stations Offerings menu.  Selecting food from one of these categories can create either an elegant cocktail party type ambiance or a bit more of a casual, mix and mingle type affair. Don’t get me wrong, you’re not getting more or less food within any of the categories.  It’s the preparation and presentation that makes all the difference.  Now, going back a bit, let’s say your wedding time is set for 4 o’clock in the afternoon.  Well, then the Classic Dinner Buffet would make great sense if your wedding falls in that time frame.  Of course, the other two categories would also work nicely that time frame – really the heavy hors d’oeuvres and stations categories are versatile to most any time of day that your wedding is planned.  You see, a dinner buffet works best when the reception timing falls ‘round about’ dinner time.  The Hors d’ Oeuvre Offerings menu consists of selections of one to two bite heavy hors d’ oeuvre items that are artfully displayed - buffet style - as well as the option of having up to three of those items elegantly passed throughout the reception hall by members of our staff.  The Stations Offerings menu consists of a variety of stations including chef attended, guest interactive, ‘destination’ and themed stations.  The stations menu sets the stage for a dining experience for you and your guests to have some of the most fun with food ever at a wedding reception.
Stayed tuned as future posts will focus on the individual sections of our menu.
Until then, happy planning!