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Oct 15

Flavors of fall for every taste bud.

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 10:32 AM by Danielle Nelson

It’s fall y’all! As I sit here dreaming of cooler weather, sipping my pumpkin spice latte I’m inspired by the flavors of fall. As I’ve mentioned before, autumn is by far my absolute favorite time of the year. It reminds me of family, great food and happy memories – exactly what a wedding should be about.

For the majority of your guests, the most memorable part of your wedding day will be the food - and fall is a time of distinct memory inducing flavor profiles. If you’re planning a fall wedding, embrace the aromas of autumn, and use the tastes of the harvest season to personalize your catering menu. Below, you will find my favorite ideas to infuse fall flavors into your wedding menu.

  • The Cocktail Hour – Pass various crostini bites such as acorn squash with ricotta, bacon & sage, or goat cheese, grapes & walnuts. Even a fennel, bacon, and apple chutney crostini would be a delicious option. Compliment the crostini hors d’oeuvres with turkey cranberry meatballs, roasted squash & onion turnovers, butternut squash soup shooters with Gruyere grilled cheese or sweet potato rounds with herbed ricotta, cranberries and walnuts.
  • The Salad Course – Create gorgeous, colorful fall harvest salads by mixing and matching ingredients like  pears, apples, golden raisins, cranberries, pomegranates, roasted squashes, walnuts, pecans, and various seeds. To top it off, try adding a maple balsamic or maple cider vinaigrette. For an even different twist, you could serve a roasted pumpkin, feta and quinoa salad, yum!
  • The Dinner Course – In lieu of the traditional craving station of beef, try adding an apple cider glazed turkey breast or tender pork roast. Looking for plated options? How about turkey breast medallions stuffed with squash and figs, or cider Dijon pork chops with roasted sweet potatoes and apples. And don’t forget about your side dishes; accent your fall proteins with side dishes such as orange glazed brussel sprouts with butternut squash or roasted pumpkin risotto!
  • The Dessert Course – To finish off your harvest feast consider adding a hot cider station or caramel apple dipping bar to truly excite your guests. And don’t forget the quintessential dessert - fall pies! Delight your guests by serving mini apple, pumpkin or pecan pies with your wedding cake.

If these tasty fall morsels aren’t already making your mouth water enough, visit The Marq Southlake’s Pinterest for additional ideas to add the flavors of fall to your wedding! 

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