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Assorted empanadas and samosa during cocktail hour. Photo by Renee Mira
Menu Inspiration for Fun Wedding Receptions
Looking for menu inspiration? Check this out.
Gretchen and Zach met in the Caribbean, and wanted to include some island vibes in their backyard wedding menu and decor. They also wanted other vegetarian options that would work well with the Caribbean flavors.
Decor and colors to create island vibes at their backyard wedding reception

An International Menu

We curated a menu featuring authentic food from three different regions of the world.

Passed Appetizers

  • Puerto Rican beef & cheese empanada
  • Puerto Rican chicken empanada
  • North Indian Potato Samosa with Tamarind Chutney. Vegan
  • Japanese Vegetable Gyoza with Dipping sauce. Vegan
  • Japanese Pork Gyoza with Dipping sauce

Buffet Dinner

  • Pernil (Puerto Rican roast pork). Gluten-free
  • Yellow rice with Pigeon Peas. Vegan & Gluten-free
  • Maduros (roasted sweet plantain). Vegan & Gluten-free
  • Chana Masala (tangy North Indian chickpeas). Vegan & Gluten-free
  • Saag Paneer (cubed fresh cheese in spinach sauce). Vegan & Gluten-free
  • Green Salad with romaine, tomato, corn, and red onion. Vegan & Gluten-free

Why It Works

We can pair authentic dishes from different parts of the world when the flavor profiles match.

Large numbers of Indians (from India) were brought to the Caribbean as indentured laborers. With them, they brought their culinary traditions and flavors. Many Caribbean dishes and Indian dishes are the same — such as roti (flatbread), chana (chickpeas) and goat curry. Other Caribbean dishes use ingredients that are also found in Indian cuisine, such as cilantro, cumin, and plantains.

Given the similarities in the flavors, we could curate a cohesive menu featuring authentic Caribbean and Indian food. ❤️


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