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Invite Elegant Catered Cuisine to Your Next Party!

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Is putting together a menu for your special day making you sing the vegan wedding-planning blues? Don’t worry; these easy, elegant menus will have you changing your tune in no time flat. Created by special events and nutritional food consultant Susan Baker, who has been helping clients party “humane and hearty” for 35 years, these tasty and tasteful menus are suitable for everything from a casual ceremony on the beach to a black-tie reception at the country club. Just provide your caterer or hotel with one of, or a combination of, these menus, and you’ve got a surefire recipe for a memorable wedding and a memorable meal.

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Lunches

Looking for light fare that would be perfect for an early afternoon wedding reception? Then let’s do lunch with these easy, breezy menus:

Menu 1: For a meal that is guaranteed to be faux pas-free, toss together a Grilled Faux-Chicken Caesar Salad and add fresh fruit and rolls with Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade.

Menu 2: To create an afternoon delight, invite pesto to your nuptials! This menu packs a punch with flavorful Pasta Pesto, refreshing Lemon Fruit Cups, and oh-so-good Garlic Bread or warm baguettes dripping with vegan garlic margarine.

Informal Dinners

Perfect for a wedding rehearsal or a casual reception, the following menus are must-haves when the occasion calls for simple, great-tasting cuisine:

Menu 1: For a hearty dinner that has something to tempt everybody’s taste buds, you can’t go wrong with simple fare, including favorites such as “Sausage” Pizza, Mexican Layer Dip, tossed salad, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Grilled Red Skin Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Kebabs, Grilled “Chicken” Patties With Mango Salsa, and Brownies or “Sundaes.”

Menu 2: Want to serve a dinner that’s colorful and creative? Then relax and chill with your guests over Grilled Tempeh With Dipping Sauce, Tropical Tossed Salad, Vegan Tetrazini, and Raspberry Phyllo Cups. Add some Sun-Dried Tomato Foccacia, and you’ll have a meal that’ll make your guests say, “Oh, my gosha!”

Formal Sit-Down Dinners

This pleasing-to-the-eye and pleasing-to-the-palate meal is perfect for any formal wedding. Give fine fare an elegant flair by offering Tossed Salad with a basket of Mushroom Phyllo and Broccoli Delmonico, a side of couscous, and a “painted plate” entrée with Stuffed Zucchini Boats, followed by Poached Pears or Queen of Sheba Cake.

Traditional Sit-Down Dinners

For a savory and satisfying sit-down dinner without the white gloves, these traditional menus are a perfect fit:

Menu 1: An elegant dinner of Caesar Salad, Cream of Asparagus Soup, “Beef” in Puff Pastry With Madeira Wine Sauce, Twice-Baked Potatoes, and Garlic Green Beans or Broccoli will have all your guests saying “I do” when asked if they want seconds.

Menu 2: Whether or not you’re hosting a “big fat Greek wedding,” make a meal with Mediterranean flair by dishing out Stuffed Grape Leaves, Roasted Eggplant Dip served with raw vegetables, Vegan Greek Salad, Vegan Moussaka, Vegan Lemon Chicken, Rice Pilaf, pita bread with Tahini Dipping Sauce and Vegan Tzatziki, and Spinach Pie.

Buffet Dinners

Let your guests help themselves to a buffet loaded with a garden variety of delicious vegetarian dishes, such as California Tossed Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, fresh baguettes with assorted flavors of hummus, Spanish Paella, and “Chicken” Casserole.

Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres

Grab a drink and mix and mingle as trays of hot and cold treats, such as Maple-Pecan Pâté on Apple Slices, Cucumber Sandwiches, Spinach Pie, Potato Samosas, Mini Open-Faced Vegan Reubens, and Asian Turnovers, make their rounds at the reception. Then graciously accept compliments near a buffet table full of “Chicken” Nuggets With Mango Chutney, Bruschetta, Shiitake Mushroom Pâté, Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade With Croûtes, barbecue “riblets” (that you can purchase at the grocery store), “meatballs” with Sweet-and-Sour Sauce, and caponata.

Buffet Table

Outdoor Garden Wedding

If your nuptial forecast is calling for a hitch-up out-of-doors, then arrange some out-of-this-world vegan goodies, such as our Fresh Fruit Platter, Gazpacho, Sandwich Basket, Hot Black-Bean Dip, Spicy “Sausage” Dip, and Hot Artichoke Dip, on three white-linen-dressed round tables:

Table 1

Table 2

Table 3

Choose the items that are most appropriate for your event.

Brunch

We’ve got a hunch that no post-wedding-day brunch should be without our Apple Crisp, Tofu Scramble, “Sausage”-and-Bean Burritos, “Bacon,” Potato, and Green Onion Frittata, Tomato-Pesto Platter, and Fresh Fruit Platter. Serve these dishes with assorted sweet breads, muffins, bagels, and jams and tofu cream cheese, hummus, and vegan margarine.

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