When it comes to wedding day dining, there’s one trend in particular that we have come to love here at As You Wish...: microplates. While you may have never heard this term before, it could be just the thing to take your wedding meal over the top. Much like a tasting menu or a flight of tapas, microplates are a creative way to offer guests several distinct options as part of one mouthwatering buffet.
Imagine this: Your guests arrive at the reception, smiling and festive, but a little wary of what lies ahead. They wonder, Will this be another dry chicken breast and limp geen bean affair? But as they round a corner into the dining room, eyes light up and gasps are heard as they catch sight of a sumptuous spread. Now, the only question left on their minds is where to begin: To the left is a comfort food station, complete with tomato-glazed meatloaf and gourmetmac-and-cheese. Up ahead is an elegant Mid-East feast of grilled kebobs and creamy hummus with vegetables and pita. The choices are tempting, and each stop is stocked with small plates to make sampling a breeze. Trust me - your guests will be talking about this for years to come!
The concept of microplates offers the bride and groom a unique opportunity to showcase their personal style. For instance, what if he’s a Native New Yorker, and she’s a Southern Belle? A buffet could include favorites from each of their hometowns, paying tribute to both sides of the new family – thin crust pizzas, perhaps, and golden chicken fried steaks with cream gravy.
Another option is exploring international cuisine. A few culinary treats from around the world could be incorporated into a global buffet by offering sushi, pasta and stir-fry stations, or a selection of Tex-Mex favorites. Finally, a one-of-a-kind spread is a great way to get creative, to play with your food. Mashed potato bars are always a big hit, and mini-burger sliders are fun crowd-pleasers as well.
At As You Wish..., we're all about individual style, and microplates are a great way to add a delicious new element to your wedding.