I love catering weddings. Creating a custom-made menu for such a memorable occasion is big time in my book—and also quite an honor. I also love bringing So Cal flavor to special events. And that’s why catering this Indian wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyard was such an absolute delight. (Have you seen this place, guys? 360-degree views of staggering beauty, and all just 30 minutes from LA).
When you’re planning a wedding, honoring your culture—and also your guests’ preferences—is equally important. But what do you do when your guests are a blend of old world and new school? That’s easy. Offer a bit of both.
This lovely bride wanted American vegetarian fare for her American guests, and also traditional Indian fare for her more traditional Indian guests. She called on Taste of Pace for the American menu, and we went right to work.
As an LA-based catering company, our approach to menu-planning is simple: Use what’s in season, and use what tastes good. If you stick with the first part, the second pretty much takes care of itself. You also end up with vibrant, colorful, perfectly seasonal (and perfectly delicious) fare.
Since I don’t have photos of the food itself to share, you’ll need to use a little imagination. Start by looking at this gorgeous place setting, closing your eyes, and picturing this seasonal menu:
- herb goat cheese, crushed spiced almonds, caramelized leeks, endive spears
- potato crosnes latkes, herb creme fraiche, apple, chive
- wild mushroom truffle agnolotti
- cone of housemade purple potato chips
- caramelized onion, winter squash, thyme tart
- artisanal cheese (burrata & pistou, fontina, manchego), house made date paste, spiced almonds
The bride was happy, the guests were happy, and you guys, that made me so, so happy!
Wanna hear more about Taste of Pace’s approach to wedding menu design? Check me out on My Hotel Wedding.