- Your Wedding, Your Way Pt. 1: Successful Self-Catering
- Your Wedding, Your Way Pt.2: Appetize Them With Pholourie, Saheena and Accra!
- Your Wedding, Your Way Pt. 3: Soup, It’s Always In Style
- Your Wedding, Your Way Pt. 4: Sandwiches That Are Sure To Please! (recipes)
Set the tone of your wedding reception the minute guests start filtering in, with your appetizers.
The inspiration for the above menu came from the actual wedding menu of one of my best friends who presented pholourie and other bite sized Trini street foods on platters carried by cocktail waiters! A move that was quite delightful and unexpected by the majority of the guests at the Miami-based affair. Even better? The ingredients for these dishes are affordable, easily scale upwards and are equally impressive served buffet-style with toothpicks. Let your décor choices and tableware determine how formal or informal you want your event to be, but consider no food ‘inappropriate’.
Speaking of surprises, my friend also brought in a troupe of tassa drummers, something that caught many off-guard before eveyone broke into smiles and dance
If you’re not familiar with tassa drums, check out this short video, and you’ll see how hard it is to resist
So,what mark will your menu be making? Think it over and tomorrow, we’ll talk soups! In the meanwhile, browse the following images and recipes for some traditional Trini favourites that make ideal wedding appetizers!
Trinidad Saltfish Accra (click for recipe)
Trinidad Pholourie (click for recipe)
Trinidad Saheena (click for recipe)