It’s that time of year again when all of your hard-earned vacation days are spent traveling around the world for other people’s weddings. But if you’re lucky enough to be friends with a food blogger, well then that $600 flight to South Dakota just might be worth it.
These days no one expects good food at weddings. I know to fill up on cheese, crackers and something sparkling during the cocktail hour because who knows how much of the dinner (besides that pumpernickel roll with butter, and my boyfriend’s pad of butter) will be worth consuming.
From a wedding reception I expect:
- Free booze (with the bar open the whole night, not closed during the speeches, like I’ve unfortunately encountered before);
- A first dance by the couple (or bride-father/groom-mother/bride-brother) that will make me tear up;
- And some kick ass music. Plus, I want to see the bride dance to either Single Ladies or Like a Virgin/Like a Prayer. Something wonderfully inappropriate.
Okay, sorry. I have too many opinions from attending too many weddings. As you can see, though, I no longer even expect to eat something fantastic. But that was because I’ve never been invited to a food blogger’s wedding. Check out these drool-worthy feasts from true food lovers.
Five Delicious Food Bloggers’ Weddings
Orangette: Molly Wizenberg and Brandon Pettit
- Quartered apricots wrapped in prosciutto and grilled, served on thin toasts with herbed chevre (above)
- Housemade fingerling potato chips with rosemary lemonade
- Alderwood-smoked sockeye salmon with nectarine-serrano salsa or fresh herbs
(Photo and full menu: Orangette)
The Bitten Word: Clay Dunn and Zachary Patton
- Soup shots, featuring sweet pea with Thai basil, roasted corn and mushroom with homemade bacon (above)
- 36-hour smoked pulled pork BBQ sandwiches with homemade pickle and slaw
- Ratatouille spoons with lime-poached shrimp
(Photo and full menu: The Bitten Word)