Comfort Food, Louisiana Style
For a fall or winter wedding, consider richly-flavored meats complemented with festive, tropical flavors. New Orleans-based Pigéon Catering suggests starting with "a local favorite," says staffer Gina Lopinto: miniature muffalettas-tiny sandwiches stuffed with salami, ham, olives, and garlic.
For the main course, try comfort food with a kick-meatballs enlivened with Cajun spices. (And for a buffet, both of these items work well with the dishes suggested in the previous slide.)
Bananas foster-bananas and vanilla ice-cream drizzled with rum and sprinkled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum and then lit on fire to lightly caramelize the sauce-make an excellent dessert choice because "guests get a show," points out Lopinto. As waiters flambée the tropical concoction, the flames that shoot up and then fizzle out will cast a sweet glow over the reception.
For more menu ideas, visit the Brides.com Planning Your Wedding Menu feature.