Many of our brides and grooms shy away from plated dinners because of they believe they’re limited to the tired old choices most often associated with seated dinners – overcooked filet mignon or dried out chicken. But when they are open to new ideas and don’t mind serving their guests great food, the magic happens. Recently, Good Food Catering Company was honored to design a great menu for a fantastic couple and served it with class at The Lange Farm.
Tara and Warren wanted an elegant plated dinner, but wanted it to taste great as well as give their guests something to remember. I guess we could tell you all about the food, but instead, we’ll show you, courtesy of some great shots by Carrie Wildes Photography. Guests had their choice of -
“Charleston Style” Shrimp and Sausage
over Anson Mills Cheddar Cheese Grits
Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs
with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and
Roasted Asparagus seasoned simply with Kosher Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
A Happy Bride and Groom!!
Because the bride and groom trusted us in their food choices, we were able to serve top-notch food conducive to plated service while also integrating the bride’s Southern roots. Even though dishes like Shrimp and Grits may have been traditionally limited to the South, their popularity is increasing and they’ve become a staple for gourmet restaurants across the United States. If you don’t believe us, check out this great e-mail testimonial we received from the bride’s aunt in Texas:
I live in Dallas, TX, and attend several large charity ball events annually that are catered by extremely talented food artists, and I would put Good Food’s work up against that group any time! Our cocktail hour appetizers were each unique and delightful, cleverly presented, and so tasty. (Can you say ‘Mac & Cheese LOLLIPOPS’??? … Fresh Basil/ Mozzarella/ Tomato speared onto tiny olive oil bearing pipettes…. luxurious mini chx tacos …scrumptious baby crab cakes……….oh, my.) And then there was dinner: The shrimp and grits was melt in your mouth creamy and left a previously grits-averse guest wanting more! The cabernet braised short ribs were beautifully glazed and presented over a perfectly seasoned mashed potato and grilled asparagus. The dishes were served hot by gracious staff. Smiles all around. A very successful event, professional planning and responsiveness leading up to the event, happy guests! Kevin and his team are just the best.
If you’re looking for innovative and tasty food for your next plated dinner wedding reception or corporate event, give us a call to make it special! 813-241-9500