Salmon with Beet Salad and Goat Cheese

Sunshine Starters

A burst of summer’s vibrant colors and flavors—citrus fruits, berries from black to blue, peaches, apricots and plums—are sure to rouse joyful words of praise when on their plates. Just be mindful in the summer months especially, as to whether or not your caterer sources organic fruits and produce. This is particularly important for summertime peaches, strawberries, corn, and bell peppers.

Yep, the third piece to the wedding menu puzzle, after “seasonal” and “local,” should definitely be “organic.” Organic beets are a surefire favorite at the end of summer and into fall so have fun using them in every dish, from passed appetizers to inventive desserts (candy cane and Chiogga varieties boast pretty red and white stripes).

Chris Harkness adores this House Cured Citrus Salmon with Red and Yellow Beet Salad, Coach Farms Goat Cheese and Pickled Beet Reduction. During the summer months, he dreams of using beets—pickled, roasted or sliced like a carpaccio—in every dish.