If you’re planning for a wedding in 2016, the biggest reception trend out there combining the cocktail hour with dinner for a looser but no less marvelous affair. Instead of a sit-down meal where food is served at a specific time, brides and grooms are now having carts and stations filled with an assortment of appetizers, entrees, and desserts on call as soon as the reception begins. Trust us, it’s the best way to put “party” back into wedding party!
Want to get a feel of what how you can incorporate food stations into your big day? Check out Savor’s own unique station creations!
1.) For the Adventurer with an Appetite for Variety: Appetizer Station
Are you the type of person who likes to have a little bit of everything on their plate? Who treats each food outing as a culinary adventure? The appetizer station will satisfy even the most flighty eater with its many mini-versions of sumptuous dishes from all over the world.
One of our most popular offerings is our farm fresh bruschetta. Topped off with roasted red pepper capanota, black olive eggplant capanota and accented by an herbed crostini and Italian bread sticks with imported olives, it’s a gourmet twist on a classic favorite. Want to get even more deliciously innovative? Try our authentic, and out-of-this-world steamed dumplings!
2.) For the Discerning Locavore: Small Pairings Station
Are you first in line for local farm dinners? Do you agonize over what craft cocktail goes best with your charcuterie board? The Small Pairings Station hooks up the best in local gourmet fare with incredible cocktail, beer, and wine pairings.
Client favorites include our Sonora pork mini taco and grilled peach chutney with mini margarita, the onion marmalade beef slider with a local lager or brown ale, and spiced apple with prosciutto and watercress with a whiskey old fashioned shot.
3.) For Authentic Italian Lovers: Antipasto Station
Did you grow up with an Italian mom? Or do the garden spices and the purity of the flavors of Italian food make your culinary heart swoon?
Everyone, from the meat lover to the veg-head can find a little taste of Italy at the Antipasto Station. Let the soft aromas of marinated mushrooms or the delicious cured meatiness of the Prosciutto satisfy your Mediterranean cravings.
4.) For The Discerning Sweet Tooth: Gourmet Doughnut Station
Do you dream of sugar-plum fairies? If you’re a sweet tooth who won’t settle for anything second-best, we see a gourmet doughnut station in your future. Doughnuts are the perfect canvas for endless sweet and salty combinations- like maple bacon, or can bring out the best in classic desserts, like chocolate cake. If you’re indulging in your sweet tooth, our gourmet donut station will satisfy every craving.
5.) For Those Who Like Sweet Reminders: Popcorn Favor Station
After your big day of celebrating, well-wishing, and gift-giving, it’s a nice gesture to give your guests something to remember the day and snack on later!
Have them pass by a popcorn favor station when they leave, so that they can help themselves to a delicious batch of peanut butter cup, birthday cake with sprinkles, or old fashion caramel popcorn.
Now every time they get an urge to snack on our delicious popcorn, they’ll be reminded of all of the sweet memories made at your wedding!