The catering experts at Mimosa reveal their favourite wedding breakfast ideas, with yummy dishes for every season…
Spring is fast becoming one of the most popular times of year to get married, and there are plenty of wonderful wedding breakfast ideas to choose from. Opt for a lighter, fresh menu of roast baby lamb or fresh fish with grilled asparagus, mixed leaf salad and baby new potatoes. For dessert, buffet tables are popular. Think mini desserts such as rhubarb posset, lemon tartlets and vanilla creme brûlées. Just make sure you have two to three desserts per person so everyone can sample a selection. Edible flowers are a fun and colourful addition to desserts, too.
Beautiful weather and the ability to be outdoors make for a great party. Choose colourful canapés that are served cold, such as chilled gazpacho shots, smoked salmon blinis and mozzarella basil skewers. Sharing starters of antipasti and salads are a great way for your guests to interact with others on their table, too. Cold mains such as poached salmon or roast beef are tasty light main courses when served with a selection of summer salads and breads. Our favourite summer desserts have to be pavlovas, Eton mess, fresh strawberries with vanilla whipped cream and mini macarons.
Autumn is a beautiful time of year, associated with harvest and the leaves changing colour. Pumpkins, root vegetables, chestnuts and apples are delicious additions to menus and decor at this time of year. An autumn menu may include a starter of roasted pumpkin soup with chilli sweetcorn, or a goat’s cheese and root vegetable tartlet. Mains could include roasted chicken or rabbit with a mushroom sauce and creamy polenta. Finish with a sharing board of cheeses served with figs and fresh apples. Pear crumble, apple or fig tartlets and chocolate chestnut cake are all fantastic autumnal desserts, too.
For the winter season you’ll need to keep guests warm, starting with their drinks! Choose mulled wine or warm spiced cranberry instead of champagne, as a lovely nod to the season. Choose starters such as foie gras toasts or a winter salad of rocket, cranberry and blue cheese. Winter mains such as coq au vin or beef bourgignon are wonderful buffet mains. Serve with creamy mash potatoes or roasted root vegetables. Chocolate mousse, pecan tartlets and tiramisu are decadent dessert choices for this time of year, as well as delicious warm mince pies.
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