Top 4 Trendy Wedding Foods for 2016
Gone are the days of dry chicken and overcooked fish at stuffy, sit-down wedding meals. Top trends in wedding foods feature plenty of interest, with quirky food trucks, down-home comfort foods, family-style plating, and self-service food stations for memorable events that will tickle your palate and satisfy your entire guest list.
With rustic and vintage wedding themes continuing to dominate the wedding market, lots of brides are opting for self-service or interactive food stations rather than the traditional buffet or formal dinner service. Imagine a beautiful spread of taco fixings, with an assortment of toppings and salsas, for a delicious twist on typical bland wedding food. A taco bar makes it easy to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions without having to create individualized meals for every person who is gluten-free, vegan, or lactose intolerant. When your guests control how spicy, bland, cheesy or meaty their meals are, it's easy to satisfy every palate and fill every belly with delicious food that they'll still be talking about years later.
The elimination of formal dinner service also paves the way for family-style meals. Big plates of food at the center of the table keep your guests interacting with each other and make the party feel a lot more fun and social. You'll also save a few bucks on wait staff and, by providing a variety of dishes, give people the fuel they need for partying all through the night and let them pick and choose among their favorites rather than be stuck with one plate of food.
Food trucks are another hot trend. Today's food trucks feature high-end ingredients and serve everything from American standards like burgers and fries to authentic ethnic food and gourmet desserts. Food trucks can be a little tricky to serve as the main meal for a really large event, but are a fun way to provide a little extra sustenance as the party rages on.
Finally, comfort foods have been enjoying a comeback, and it's easy to see why. With classic flavors from childhood, comfort food fills your soul as well as your stomach. Whether your preference is tater tots or taquitos, satisfying old-fashioned foods appeal to everyone and make the celebration seem more cozy and less formal. Put a twist on the classic by offering a variety of interesting condiments, toppings, or salsas to kick up your standards.
No matter what your wedding theme, there's a plethora of interesting wedding foods to choose from. Want a spicy affair with authentic Mexican food that everyone will love? Click here to find out more about wedding food in San Diego.
With a passion for perfectly executed parties, Carl writes about event planning and the wedding industry. You may read more on his food-and-family.livejournal.com.