Everyone notices the food and drink that you serve on your wedding day. Your menu creates a focal point so why not make it something really special? Galloping Gourmet’s interactive food and drink stations are set to be super popular this year, so we thought we’d tell you a little more about these mouth-watering options.
Why have interactive food and drink stations become so popular? Well, they’re as much about entertainment and enjoyment as they are about delicious treats. Guests can watch food being cooked right in front of them or even mix their own personal cocktails. Everyone shares the experience and these stations always spark conversation and laughter. Instead of simply sitting as perfect plates of food are delivered to your table, interactive stations really allow guests to get involved and sizzling woks or crackling spit roasts all add to the wow factor. Part wedding day entertainment, part gourmet experience, now is the time to really embrace interactive food and drink on your big day.
Let’s start with those all-important drinks. You might choose our fantastic rum bars that comes well stocked with spiced, dark and white rums. Guests can take their pick from a selection of premium labels including The Kraken Black Spiced, Red Leg Spiced, Plantation Grand Reserve 5-year old or Koko Kanu white rum and add their choice of juices, mixers and fruit garnishes to create their very own signature cocktail.
Another drink option that’s sure to delight is out mojito station. Think of the refreshing, fruity flavours of pineapple, strawberry or mixed berries muddled with white rum, lime, mint and soda. And, it’s not just the taste that’s gorgeous – the stations themselves look so good that no guest will be able to pass them by.
Moving on to canapés or starters, keep the show going with dishes that are finished right in front of your guests. Hand-carved leg of acorn-fed Iberico ham or a whole side of Scottish salmon served with blinis and caviar make the perfect wedding day treat.
Your main course, however, is sure to be the star of the show as it comes to the table as a sharing board, with an eye-catching selection of roasted meat or fish as the main attraction. You can even choose to leave the joint whole and nominate one of your guests to carve at the table. Everyone is then involved as dishes are passed around, creating an atmosphere that’s just like your most memorable family meals.
For your family-style feast, you could serve stuffed saddle of lamb with spinach and shallot confit with honey-glazed parsnips, carrots and a port and rosemary jus. Another favourite has to be roast fore rib of beef with fondant potato or crispy fried wedges with creamed horseradish, Bearnaise sauce or red wine jus. If you’d prefer something lighter but just as interactive, roast fillet of salmon with a Niçoise crust, minted new potatoes and a lemon and chive butter sauce is an ideal choice for warmer months and vegetarian guests don’t have to miss out on the fun with our vegetable Wellington with a lively red pepper sauce.
There’s no need for the theatre to stop in the evening either because interactive food stations are great entertainment for guests taking a break from the dancefloor. Our stations bring your favourite flavours from around the world right to the heart of your wedding reception or you can opt for some much-loved homegrown favourites.
Let your family and friends gather round as our chefs create Spanish paella with slow-cooked chicken, prawns and mussels finished with peppers and saffron or Turkish meze with delights such as chicken kebabs with pickled lemons and herbs, spiced beef meatballs with tomato sauce or filo pastry with spinach, all served with authentic flat breads and dips. This station is always a popular gathering point!
Another Mediterranean option that guests love is our gorgeous Greek barbecue. Grilled rumps of lamb with smoked paprika and cayenne pepper and carved into pitta breads and dressed with minted yoghurt and pickled chillies. This is truly irresistible, interactive food that guests love – what more could you want for your wedding?
To find out more about our interactive food and drink stations and much more besides, why not click here to download our wedding menu? Your fantastic wedding day feast starts right here.