Planning a Kosher Wedding Menu
Planning a wedding is hard. You have to think about the venue, DJ, food, service, alcohol, desserts, the list goes on and on. If you are planning to have a kosher wedding, it gets, even more, complicated. First off, you have to make sure that all of the food is kosher. Then you have to either choose either a meat or dairy menu; you cannot have both. Here are some ideas that you can use not just to have a kosher menu at your wedding, but a delicious one as well.
The “meat menu” wedding
We all know that every good wedding starts off by offering guests hors d’oeuvres. In the case of a kosher wedding, there are numerous different foods that you can offer the guests. You can prepare beef satay, beef Wellington, and even pigs in a blanket. You can also never go wrong with some fresh sushi as long as it does not include cream cheese. Fruits and vegetables are a safe bet as well, just make sure the dips are not dairy based.
One of the most popular dishes offered at a kosher wedding would have to be chicken breast with some roasted vegetables and potatoes. You can also give your guests the option of ordering an excellent piece of filet mignon. It is important to have some sides with the main
dishes, just make sure those sides compliment the main dish both in flavor and aesthetic purposes. And of course, no dairy.
You might think that since you decided to have a meat-based wedding, it limits your choices for desserts, but that is wrong. First of all, you can always provide your guests with a fresh fruit cocktail, or an assortment of sorbets of different flavors. You can also have desserts prepared that look and taste like they include dairy products, but are in fact parve, meaning that they do not contain either dairy or meat ingredients. These parve desserts can include different cakes, cookies, pies, and even brownies! There is even ice cream that can be prepared parve! The choices are endless.
The “dairy menu” wedding
Dairy bases hors d’oeuvres can be just as good tasting and delicious as the meat filled ones. Fruits and vegetables are always a good possibility, but you can offer some stuffed mushrooms, spring rolls, and vegetable dumplings. Cheese in the case of a dairy wedding is your best friend. Do not forget to use it.
Options for the main dish at a dairy wedding are also plentiful. You can offer your guest some of the favorite Jewish dishes such as vegetable soufflé, kugel, and eggplant quiche. Sides are as important at a dairy wedding as they are in a meat wedding. Make sure you offer some good sides to compliment your main dishes, but in this case, do not fear the use of dairy ingredients. The more, the better!
Well, we knew that when we got to this part of the dairy wedding, it would be a breeze. You can utilize any dairy dessert you can think of in the dairy wedding. You can serve all of your favorite brownies, cakes, cookies, and ice creams. I am sure you can have that covered with ease.
All kosher weddings
Many people are not aware of this, but not all wines are created equal. In fact, kosher wines are a real thing. Make sure that when you are buying wine, it is kosher. You can find kosher wine in just about every liquor store you can think of in your local area. To have a successful Jewish wedding, kosher wine is a necessity.