DISH OF THE DAY
Wedding Hors D’oeuvres
Weddings are a most auspicious event. However, one element that naturally draws people to a wedding is the food choice. Guests will really be enthralled with the selection available with the most appropriate types of hors d’oeuvres for your event.
Typically waitstaff at formal parties are dressed in tuxedo attire, for both men and women. Usually while hors d’oeuvres are served, there is bottle service at tables–as well as a cocktail hour where people can choose from champagne, red wine, or white wine. A majority of the waitstaff at your event will be serving hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour at the reception, should you choose to include them. Hors d’oeuvres are like a light snack that people can eat while waiting for the head table to finish making speeches before a reception dinner.
Common choices for hors d’oeuvres include cheese puffs, stuffed mushroom and olives, bite-size caviar pastries with cheddar cheese-scrambled eggs, bite-size spinach quiche, Jarlsberg cheese rectangles wrapped in spinach leaf, bacon-wrapped cheese on pretzel swizzle sticks, chicken salad on endive, tiny beef sandwiches made with freshly-baked miniature Kaiser rolls, brie on whole-grain Florentine crackers, and diced tomato with basil on bruschetta.
Of course, there are a variety of other hors d’oeuvres that can be served, depending upon the guest preferences. For example, the couple getting married might want to consider serving hors d’oeuvres that would be suitable for all guests–including hors doeuvres for those who are on vegan, vegetarian, diabetic, halal, or kosher diets, respectively. Being mindful of what ones guests may and may not eat is not only common sense, but it is a basic tenet of respect for the various food restrictions that ones guest or guests might have. For example, if one knows that a guest has Celiac disease, then gluten-free hors d’oeuvres should also be served, not to mention a gluten-free dinner option when it is time for the main course or buffet setting.
At the event, all foods should ideally be labeled and include–if possible–calorie content and ingredients. Some people have deadly allergies to certain types of nuts. Other people have allergic reactions to dairy products as well. Certain individuals who have asthma, in conjunction with an allergy, could be at heightened risk if they came into contact with a prohibited food item. Therefore, it is very important to know exactly what is in the food that is being served.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from all types of allergies 1 in 5 Americans including indoor/outdoor, food and drug, latex, insect, skin and eye allergies Allergy Facts and Figures, 2015, pgh. 3. That is a considerable sector of the population. As of February 2015 the U.S. population stands at 320 million individuals U.S. and World Population Clock, 2015, pgh. 1. This means that roughly 15.6 of the U.S. population–or 15 out of every 100 individuals–suffers from an allergy of some type. Since allergies can be provoked with the interaction of any of the listed allergy issues, it is of utmost importance that food is prepared in a manner that is safe for all parties involved.
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