Dessert Bar: Wedding Edition

On Saturday, our bride treated her guests with a full dessert bar from us. She had the reception at Cactus and Tropicals in Salt Lake City. Although we are on their preferred catering list, it was my first time at the venue- and boy it was beautiful! I loved the ambiance created by the plants, and the fresh smell was…well refreshing! Our bride went for a modern yellow and grey wedding and incorporated the chevron print (love it!)

She decided to play it sweet and serve a wide range of desserts. We served up three kinds of cookies: yellow sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, and chocolate chip cookies;  three flavors of brownies: traditional, cookies ‘n’ cream, and mint; two types of gelato: salted caramel gelato and strawberry-peach; and topped it off with two drinks: a refreshing lemon-water and mango-pinapple Brazillian lemonade- a Savory original!

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“You Must Have Been Born in the South”

 

On my last post I talked about the venue and decorations for our most recent wedding at Stoney Cattle Ranch in Heber, UT. If you missed it, read about how she combined a feminine look with the cowboy look.

Now lets get to the good stuff. Our bride recently moved from Alabama and she wanted the food to be a real Southern buffet. On the menu we had Fried Chicken, a Shrimp Boil, Blackberry Cobbler, Grits, and Coleslaw, along with other items. Most of the guests were out of town and stayed for the entire reception. We made sure the guests were well fed as they partied all night long.

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Picnic Nuptuals

 

We love original weddings! It’s fun for us to pair menu items with the theme in addition to decorating the buffet. This picnic theme really worked for the bride and for the venue too; it was in a beautiful backyard in Highland.

On the menu were our signature pulled pork sliders with optional “angry onions”…

Duck or Pork Wontons

Today we are featuring one of our unique appetizers: the Duck Wonton.

This crispy wonton triangle is topped with a duck medallion, a sweet potato slice, and our signature tropical mango salsa. The sweet mango pairs nicely with the duck meat and the chip makes it easy to eat!

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Appetizer Possibilities

 

When it comes to planning an event, especially a wedding, we’ve seen many people want to make it fun and unique. They want their guests to have an enjoyable and memorable time at the party. Then why are people still choosing to serve deli sandwich trays?! Let’s step away from the neighborhood deli and talk about treating your guests right with mouthwatering morsels.

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No Store Bought Appetizers Here: The Story of Our Fruit Tarts

 

At Savory, we uphold the highest standard for the quality of our food. Chef Lou will not take shortcuts. She believes in giving the BEST to our customers.

Chef Lou puts it this way, “At first I used to buy the pastry shells from a supplier. They were dry and didn’t have any flavor! I soon realized I could make a much better pastry shell. My recipe has some orange zest so it gives the dough just a hint of citrus. I also use a flower cookie cutter because the scalloped edges look so cute. It’s the little details that put this recipe from good to GREAT.”

It’s the small things that make the Fruit Tart a winner: white chocolate lines the inside of the shell so it doesn’t get soggy, real vanilla French Pastry cream is used, a variety of fresh sliced fruit individually arranged on each tart, and a shiny apricot glaze for the finishing touch.

The Defending Champion of Appetizers

 

Your mother may or may not pick favorites, but here at Savory, we aren’t that diplomatic when it comes to our food. We have food that makes us swoon, act irrational, and beg for even the smallest nibble.

One such mesmerizing morsel is our Pork Crostini.

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

 

A few blog posts ago, I talked about a different kind of communication: food. The type of food- and how it’s served- conveys a lot about how you feel towards your guests. This also varies with different types of events.

For example, a buffet-style fare is perfect for a family party or informal gathering. However, for a wedding reception or a business gathering, it may not be the best choice for the style you’re going with. Perhaps you want to make each guest feel valued, special, and appreciated. Well, how about having your food served as passed Hors d’oeuvres?

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