As a rather picky eater, with some food allergies, I tend to steer clear of buffets, or when I do eat at one (mainly in Vegas!), I stick to only recognizable foods. I’m just not adventurous enough to try new things, unless I know what they are, and it seems many buffets don’t think it’s necessary to label their food items.
So as a courtesy to our guests, I’ve made 4″ x 6″ framed signs for our buffet, so they will know what they’re eating. And I found the frames on sale at Jo-Ann’s for only $2.99 each! This will be a good alternative to a menu, since it really isn’t practical to have a menu at the place setting when people will be serving themselves, plus it’s an excuse for yet another project with my beloved paper! 🙂
(the tri tip will be hand carved to order by our chef at a carving station)
Prior to the buffet dinner, we will have passed hors d’oeuvres, so I think guests will have to fend for themselves to figure out what those are (or just ask the waiter!). Our guests will be able to choose from:
- Smoked Trout & Apple Salad on Cucumber Rounds
- Crab Cakes with Chili-Lime Aioli
- Flatbread Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Pancetta & Gruyere Cheese
- And on an 8 foot table there will be a Selection of Cheeses, Marinated Vegetables & Fresh Fruits (Triple Cream Brie, Point Reyes Blue, Sharp Irish Cheddar, Fresh Mozzarella, Picholine & Calamata Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, and Assorted Seasonal Fruits)
There will also be bread and salad served at the table before the buffet dinner, but since we chose a simple Classic Caesar Salad with Crisp Romaine, Croutons & Parmesan Reggiano Cheese, I’m thinking our guests can figure out the salad by themselves!
Are you having a sit down or buffet dinner at your reception, and will you be incorporating any signage or menus for your guests?