Wednesday, May 22, 2013

An "Appetizing" Up and Coming Reception Trend!

Recent reports show that appetizer only menus are becoming more and more popular in the special event world.  Hotel caterers say that the demand for appetizer-based menus have doubled over the past two years due to the heightening number of cocktail-styled receptions.

Instead of having plated dinners and buffets with options of proteins, vegetables and starches, the trend is now to combine the three of these into one scrumptious and easily edible creation.  Brent Duncan, director of catering and conference services for the Four Seasons Westlake Village in Westlake Village California, says, "Variety and presentation are keys to the success of an all-apps reception".

Some brides planning their wedding are concerned that their guests won't be satisfied with anything less than steak and two sides.  Most often, brides assume that a full plated dinner is mandatory for their wedding.  Well, it's not!  I'm sure if you ask your grandparents, more than half of them would attest that at the weddings they attended, they were served cake and punch.  Crazy, right?!  It's only recently that full dinners have become such a staple in our wedding traditions. 

 That being said, a cocktail-style reception will be perfectly adequate for your guests.  The sociable environment will be an interesting change, as opposed to the sit-down dinners they're used to.  Take a look at these delicious options for your hors 'd'oeuvre menu!

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