Delicious Wedding Appetizers
Tantalize your wedding guests’ taste buds with an array of irresistible appetizers to kick off the perfect celebration.
One of the absolute highlights of any wedding is the cocktail hour following the ceremony because it’s usually the first chance guests have to mingle and congratulate the bride and groom.
The period immediately following the ceremony is also the point at which champagne and an array of mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres are brought out for guests to nibble on as they chat.
One of the best things about hosting your wedding in one of Thailand’s private villas is that you can personalize the appetizer menu to reflect as many diverse tastes and food preferences as you like.
If you’re in need of a little inspiration, read on for some irresistible post-ceremony nibbles…
Everyone loves Italian food, and antipasto skewers unite a range of the flavours that make this cuisine so popular across the globe. You can pick and choose the components that make up your skewers, with roasted peppers, basil, mozzarella, olives, bocconcini, cured meats and salami all at your fingertips. The best part is, islands like Koh Samui and Phuket are home to their own top-notch Italian delis, so it’s even possible to get your hands on genuine authentic cured meats and sausage imported all the way from the the home country.
Flavours of the Ocean
If you’re getting married in Thailand where fresh seafood can be found in abundance, it would be a shame to miss out on the chance to feast on the catch of the day. King prawns make a great wedding appetizer, and there’s plenty of opportunity to pack in an extra burst of Thai flavour as well. Your shrimp can be marinated in olive oil, mustard, garlic and lemon peel before being roasted on the barbecue and garnished with fresh basil. Then if you want to up the fiery Thai flavour, ask the chef to introduce ingredients like ginger and chilli into your marinade.
For couples that want to make guests feel at home, exquisite bites of pork belly will always go down a treat with the meat lovers at a wedding. They’re also substantial enough to keep guests going until they sit down to enjoy the full wedding feast. If you don’t want to serve plain pork, then consider adding a friendly dab of apple sauce to the top of the bite for an added touch of flavour.
Taste of Thailand
The attraction of Thai spring rolls lies in their superb versatility. You can have them made with virtually any fresh produce you like and they are also great vegetarian or vegan guests. For a roll with real crunch and a kaleidoscope of wonderful colours, use cucumber strips, slices of mango, rice noodles, red cabbage and a red pepper. If you serve them alongside a delicious peanut dip, soy, chilli flakes and lime juice, you can almost guarantee that all of your guests – vegetarian or not – will not be able to resist a pre-dinner snack.
If you’re planning a longer interval between the wedding ceremony and the wedding meal, then you might want to serve your guests something a little more substantial than a snack to keep them going. Mini fish and chip cones might be naughty, but they’re the perfect treat for guests to pick on as they chat and socialize. Serving them in cones keeps them extra neat and one of the best things about this appetizer is the unmistakeable aroma that floats in the air when the staff serve them straight out of the villa kitchen.
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