First Sips of Spring
This is a season of brighter light, a moment to celebrate the renewal of life—what a symbolic time of year for the celebration of a marriage! Have your wedding menu mimic the essence of these exuberant months with crisp, refreshing greens, fragrant herbs and a sprinkling of delicate sauces. Think ramps (which are only available in the spring), artichokes, broccoli, fennel, spinach, sugar snap peas and, for carnivores, rabbit or lamb.
Whether you’re hosting a picnic-inspired party or a formal sit-down dinner, executive chef Chris Harkness of Great Performances recommends working closely with your caterer to see where he/she might be able to source local ingredients. He also urges brides to choose items that are in season for the freshest, most affordable fare. It’s true that your caterer is a great resource so don’t be shy about discussing your vision. Odds are they’ll be excited to collaborate with someone who truly appreciates the art of good food.
When working with spring brides, Great Performances suggests these Smoothies and Sips served in shot glasses during cocktail hour. A sampling of flavors like Mint, Apple, Berry, Mango Lime and Chocolate Banana flaunts spring’s palette of pastel colors.