A spring wedding menu typically strays away from the hearty comfort foods that we all enjoy during the colder months, and brings in fresh, lighter flavors for the new season. We recently spoke with Chef’s Market about some wonderful new trends and delicious ideas for your spring wedding menu.
Incorporating vibrant color with fresh, delicious ingredients is a beautiful way to bring the spring season into your menu. Bite-sized offerings full of flavor have also made their way into 2016 weddings. The bacon-wrapped Boursin stuffed fig is a Chef’s Market favorite.
Charcuterie is an extremely popular menu option and would be lovely for a spring wedding. Also, classic Nashville hot chicken is very popular for the wedding menu. Nashville natives have loved this dish for years, and the rest of the nation is starting to catch on.
Chef’s Market mentions that a lot of a menu’s appeal comes from the visual components involved. This includes the food itself and its surroundings. For example, bring some beautiful spring elements into your table setting with with spring blooms, branches, and color. The meal should appear spring-like before your guests ever sample a taste.
A spring wedding in Middle Tennessee has so much to offer with elements that are unique only to the area, like The Grand Ole Opry, The Parthenon, and The Hermitage. Once a unique location is named, the menu can be tailored to suit the location based on its history or other unique elements. The spring menu can include recipes that are unique to the location, and maybe have been handed down for centuries, while including fresh foods in season at the time, like strawberries, asparagus, tender green lettuce, and green onions.
Chef’s Market mentions that spring weddings can incorporate foods that feel like Easter Sunday, like ham, deviled eggs, scalloped potatoes, and fresh green salads. “A ham carving station would be great for a spring wedding, and we have taken the old-fashioned “dinner on the ground” deviled eggs to the next level with some of our gourmet deviled egg creations that are out of this world.” Chef’s Market has endless options for salads, but their most popular is the Club Med Salad which features ripe, sweet strawberries, a perfect spring salad!
“The best advice I can give for brides and grooms who are thinking spring is to really THINK SPRING! Throw off the heavy blanket; lighten up. Go with spring color and fresh foods, whatever is blooming at the time. Lighter and fluffier as opposed to heavier and creamier. Everyone is ready to give up comfort foods and ready for a burst of new flavors.”