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Choosing Your Reception Dinner

Many wedding reception dinners barely get the guests’ palates bursting with flavors. It is your big day, and an opportunity to surprise your guests with some unique and delicious cuisines. Thinking outside the traditional wedding menu, and working with the One Atlantic culinary team, your wedding attendees will have something very memorable about your reception.  Pay attention to the tips we’ve provided below to have ridiculously delectable wedding food.

The Earlier the Planning, the Better

The success of the reception is often hinged on the time you start your planning. Menu planning should begin about 12 months from the occasion date. At the same juncture, you also need to consider the offerings of your venue.  One Atlantic has an in-house culinary team, and you have the liberty work directly with our chef, who is enthusiastic about his job and goes beyond the basic cooking techniques to deliver intriguing flavors and spices.  Customizing every menu and infusing fun foods and family recipes into the collection is the hallmark of One Atlantic’s farm to table foods.

The Number of Guests

Among the significant factors that affect your reception cuisines is the number of guests included on your invitation list. To nail down the menu and offer excellent dishes, you need to be creative and witty so you can cut down menu costs. Adding an additional butler passed Hors dourve to introduce yet another flavor into your cocktail hour, serving side dishes that represent the ethnicities of the families,  serving a family favorite recipe to honor a family member, these are ways to be creative and bring variety and personalization to your wedding menu.

Select Foods You Love

The most rewarding means of selecting the cuisines for your wedding is to understand what your future spouse loves. Do you relish eating light or heavy meals? Or perhaps you like spicy and flavorful white-meat proteins; and there is an endless selection of foods to choose. If one of you doesn’t prefer eating spicy foods, it’s best not to try and change that on your big day.

However, if you plan the wedding to have different courses, then you can enjoy a bit more flexibility. You can incorporate the foods that you both love without compromising each other’s taste.

Consider Local and Seasonal Ingredients

One Atlantic chefs use food ingredients and herbs that come straight from the local farms during the in-season months. Having mentioned that, while a tomato salad will barely have enough juice in January, you can find excellent alternatives such as a Grilled Caesar or Seasonal Mixed Greens during the winter months.   Consult your planner and chef when planning the menu, so you can find the in-season ingredients and map out the menu around these options. Additionally, when choosing regional menu offerings, we use freshly raised or grown ingredients from within a 100 mile radius.  Offering fresh, sustainable seafood is another benefit to being a location along the shore.

There are lots of things to consider. By early planning and knowing your budgetary requirements, you have ample time to make adjustments to your reception dinner and have an event that creatively reflects your families, vision and culinary style.