Modern Dishes with Traditional Style
Updated: Jul 11
The details of your wedding day are coming together. You picked the date, secured the venue and found the perfect dress. And now for the fun part of the wedding planning- food! Whether you are planning a buffet or sit-down reception, you can offer guests a traditional selection and bring in unique dishes throughout the course of dinner. We share some menu ideas that tie in elements of traditional style but offer unique flavors.
SMOKED SALMON CANAPES TOPPED WITH CAPERS AND FRESH DILL
If you are searching for a delectable fish starter, this caviar and salmon canapes is it! Toasted bread with a blend of smoked salmon and caviar and topped with dill and capers. In the event that you would prefer not to serve on toasted bread, you can substitute with saltines or even blini (flapjacks) to use for the base. This appetizer is simple to create but unique in flavor! It is a mix of salty salmon roe with velvety sharp cream, smoky salmon, and reviving dill. These rich salmon canapes are crafted in a matter of seconds and is incredible with white wine or champagne. Organize them on a large platter and you’re set for the night!
SEARED TUNA SALAD WITH WASABI
A flavor packed salad made with pan seared tuna and served over a bed of greens and dressed with tamari and wasabi. Exemplary tastes of the Orient fused together to make a refreshing and heavenly salad. You’ll cherish the interesting and tempting combination of flavors!
KALE POMEGRANATE SALAD
This kale pomegranate serving of salads is genuinely great! Crunchy kale and broccoli are tossed together with sweet apples and pomegranate seeds and dressed with a lively champagne dressing. This plate of salad is so brilliant and beautiful and various in flavors and surfaces – each fork full is stuffed with unimaginable flavor. Also, it’s loaded with nutrition! Serve it with a side of pureed potatoes or with garlic potatoes.
SHRIMP TACOS WITH MANGO SALSA
These shrimp tacos with mango salsa will actually take your breath away! Undoubtedly the best fish tacos. Every taco is loaded with delicious shrimp, rich red cabbage slaw and the best mango avocado salsa known to man! These simple shrimp tacos are perfectly to pair with an icy light lager or margarita!
BUTTER POACHED LOBSTER WITH SIMPLE RISOTTO
This butter poached lobster with simple risotto is the pinnacle of gourmet cooking! It’s a 5-star quality dish that looks simple but the flavors are rich and creamy. This delectable dish would make an excellent main course for a special event, occasion, birthday or festivity. Nothing says Coastal Maine like a fresh lobster!
BLUEBERRY ORANGE CRÈME BRULEE
Crème brulee is one of those well-known, exquisite desserts that is ideal for any unique event or special festival. Crème brulee can be served in many varieties but this fruity and fiery variant will be a guest favorite. Tangy and sweet blueberries mingle with the smooth vanilla custard and finished off with a crunchy caramelized sugar layer on top.
CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY SWISS ROLL
A twist on the traditional chocolate Swiss roll! This chocolate raspberry Swiss roll is made with moist chocolate cake, loaded with heaps of ripe raspberries, raspberry alcohol, and a feathery whipped cream filling! The flavors are divine and the cake has the ideal measure of sweetness and fruitiness!
From appetizer through dessert, your reception menu can be created as uniquely as your wedding day. There are so many ways to create a new flavor by combining new ingredients to a traditional dish. At Clay Hill Farm, we love creating exquisite meals for weddings hosted at our restaurant and our wedding consultants are experts on planning your first meal as a married couple.