Small Plates, Big Tastes

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One trend that I love for weddings and special events is pairing small plates with complementary drinks.  This is a great option for couples who want a relaxed, informal wedding reception because guests can carry the plates/drinks and mingle at the same time.

Truly the possibilities are limitless.  Below are a few examples and two very important tips.

1. Opposites Attract- Most Times
In most cases it's best to pair a cold entrée with a warm drink and a hot entrée with a cold drink.  Also it's important to offer both hot and cold entrees instead of just one kind.

2. Look Ma, No Meat
It's always a good idea to offer food that doesn't contain meat- not only for your vegetarian friends, but also to provide a somewhat healthier alternative to your other options.
  Bacon wrapped jalapeno grass hoppers with a beer hopper chaser from Running Wild Catering. Photo by Candi Coffman Photography. #wedding #catering #food #drinkCrab cake sliders and strawberry blonde cocktails from Aunt Pittypat's Catering. Photo by Candi Coffman Photography. #wedding #food #drink #cateringChinese five spiced, pan seared Hudson Valley duck breast with ginger soy and dark & stormy tea from @Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse. Photo by Candi Coffman Photography. #wedding #food #drink #cateringShrimp spring rolls with blackberry and green tea from Nibbles by Grandeur Affaires. #wedding #catering #food #drink

Images: The Brides of Oklahoma

Happy Planning & God Bless!

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