Delicious Sussex Food for a Sussex Country Wedding
When planning your wedding menu, there is always a risk of being too cautious. When you are too careful in a bid to please all your guests, the menu ends up being bland at best.
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For outdoor summer weddings, you can’t go wrong with a menu that encourages sharing. Trestle tables in the shade and food served in big bowls or platters for guests to tuck into is a great way to recreate a festive way of eating.
Here are some summer wedding menu ideas with sharing as the main focus.
Fantastic Wedding Food Ideas
Formal Summer Wedding Menu from SussexTo start your formal wedding dining festivities, try Charcuterie boards with baby plum tomatoes from Plawhatch Farm, roasted and left on the vine and provide some quality extra virgin olive oil and gorgeous bread for dipping.
Chicken infused under the skin with fresh thyme, garlic and lemon zest coupled with crispy potatoes and aioli work terrifically as a main.
British Camembert (Baked)This is served with baby cornichons and fig compote from Grange Farm Shop near Funtington. The compote also goes well with other local soft cheeses. Apart from being very tasty, this food option is good to look at.
Special Sussex Picnic HampersServe each table with picnic baskets that contain a truckle of local Sussex cheese such as the Sussex Charmer, a kilner jar of homemade chutney, a bowl of baby tomatoes on the vine, goats cheese tarts, a terrine of pate, Sussex scotch eggs from Nells Farm and individual asparagus. Add rustic breads and butter.
Pub Ploughmans on BoardsHomemade pork and apple pies are served on each board with Lincolnshire poacher cheddar, Cropwell Bishop stilton, baby pickled shallots, tomatoes on the vine, homemade gooseberry chutney, little pots of unsalted butter and baskets of crusty bread.
Delicious Dips PlatterThis is made up of parsley and lemon pesto, lemon and coriander hummus, tatziki and Baba gannoush. It is served with lavish bread, baby summer vegetable crudités and olive oils. Alternatively, you can go with first pressed English rapeseed oil from Sussex Gold, based near Partridge Green in West Sussex.
English Allotment SaladThis is made up of cucumber and poached chicken, soft boiled eggs, baby tomatoes, spring onions, roasted beetroot, radishes and soft lettuce drizzled with homemade tarragon salad cream. Serve these in pretty bowls alongside a farmhouse load and English farm butter.
And finally....Whatever options you choose, don’t forget to savour the occasion as it will be your first meal together as a married couple! Aaaaaaaaaah!
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