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These Brunch Ideas Are Perfect for a Daytime Spring Wedding

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It’s official! Spring is knocking on our door and inviting us to leave behind the chilly days of winter and turn towards lighter, happier, warmer days.  

If you plan on having a spring wedding in New Orleans, you should definitely consider a brunch – either as the main moment of the day for your wedding reception, or as a post-wedding treat for your closest friends and relatives.  

What are some of the best Southern brunch ideas to bring into this special event in your life? We have some tips for you.  

  • Cheese grits casserole. Nothing can go wrong with this hearty, satisfying brunch food. There’s cheese, which everyone loves, there are grits, which are a staple Southern food, and they’re both used to bake a delicious casserole. In fact, we’re so certain nothing can go wrong with this that we’re ready to bet your people will absolutely love it – so much that they’ll be asking you for the recipe!  
  • Goat cheese quiche. This is one of the very best brunch foods you can serve at your wedding. The goat cheese brings a bit of tangy flavor and freshness into the mix, and the quiche itself is comfort morning food at its finest. For a special touch, use asparagus or baby spinach in the mixture you make for this quiche too – it will taste amazing! 
  • Sausage honey buns. This lies at the confluence between sausage rolls and honey buns – a combination so Southern that you simply cannot resist it. The salty, savory flavors of the sausage combined with the sweetness and the fluffy texture of the honey buns – these are sure to make your guests want to come back for second (and even third!) servings.  
  • Egg salad. Served on toast, this absolute classic can be so satisfying and delicious! This is the ultimate brunch dish: it brings out the comfort vibes while remaining a food that’s more than suitable to eat during the day. You and your guests will love this so much! 

 

Have you booked your New Orleans wedding catering company yet? If you are still searching for the right caterer, be sure to contact Food Art Inc. as soon as possible. Our experience, our talent, and our dedication are all here to serve you (and your guests too)!  

Southern Veggie Casseroles Your Guests Will Fall in Love With

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Good food is at the heart of all the major life events humans go through – and it makes sense. Eating together is more than a social act – it is an act of trust, joy, and bonding. This is why most people only eat with people they actually like. And this is precisely why your wedding menu is so important.

Of course, if you are planning a Southern wedding, you will want to make sure your menu reflects the amazing cuisine in the area – but that doesn’t always mean you have to focus on meat-based products.

There are so many veggie casseroles we all love in the South, and which would work so well with your own wedding!

Here are some suggestions, for example:

  • Corn pudding. Well, this is a real Southern food – it has the texture, the flavors, and the versatility of the South in every single ingredient. And that’s precisely what makes it such an amazing food for a wedding. If you want to offer your vegetarian friends a delicious option, this is it. They will be delighted!
  • Broccoli, rice, and cheese. Well, people might not be big fans of broccoli in general – but we guarantee that when they get a taste of this casserole, they will actually ask for more. The combination between the greenness of the broccoli, the rice, and the cheese is absolutely delicious – the kind of healthy food that nobody can say NO to!
  • Sweet potato, marshmallow, pecan. If you want to surprise your guests with something unique and really tasty, serve them a casserole made from sweet potatoes, marshmallows, and pecans. Add a few cornflakes to the mix for a bit of extra-crunch. This sweet casserole will be more than appreciated by all of your guests – vegetarian or not!
  • Onion soup casserole. Somewhere in between the classic French onion soup and a classic Southern casserole, this dish is a true delight for all senses. It’s something most of your guests don’t eat every day – something they will love so much they will ask the recipe for!

 

Still searching for the best and most talented wedding catering service in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who delight you and your guests with a delicious Southern menu! Contact us and we guarantee you will never regret your choice!

 

Mac and Cheese Recipes Perfect for Your Wedding

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Few dishes can be as satisfying and as happiness-inducing as a big serving of mac and cheese. They might not be the healthiest option and they might pile up quickly on your hips if you over-indulge – but since you don’t get married every day, your wedding day might actually be a great time to serve one (or more) mac and cheese dishes. With the entire “comfort food” trend going on, this type of dish is bound to please just about everyone at your wedding!

What are some of the very best mac and cheese recipes to delight your guests with on the Big Day? Read on and find out more.

  • Classic, baked. If you just love the classic baked macaroni recipe, there’s no reason to change it, right? It’s a recipe all of your guests can relate to – and most likely the mac and cheese recipe they are most used to. Call back to their childhood memories and make them feel really happy with a plate of deliciously cheesy macaroni!
  • With leeks, Cheddar, and mustard. When you look at this dish from afar, it doesn’t seem like there’s much of a difference when compared with the classic version. However, this one is filled with the strong flavor of green onions, and the mustard adds some tanginess. People will just love this unique take on a very comforting dish!
  • 4-cheese. Want your mac and cheese to be even richer in both terms of taste and looks? How about making it really special, with multiple types of cheese (yes, you can totally include fancy Swiss or Italian cheeses if you want to!). Love bacon? Include that as well, or how about adding bits of delicious Italian sausage? Your guests will love this rich, decadent mac and cheese recipe!
  • Crayfish Mac N Cheese. Want your mac and cheese to be very New Orleans in nature? Add crayfish to the mix. Or how about making it even more New Orleans in flavor by adding a little seafood bowl to your cheesy béchamel sauce?  It will be a dish that your guests will talk about for years to come!

Looking for a talented and dedicated wedding catering professional in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to delight you and your guests with the best wedding menu in history!

What Does It Take to Hire a Great Wedding Catering Service?

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No matter where you live and where you want to have your wedding (be it New Orleans or anywhere else), the food you place on the tables matters. In fact, together with the music playing on the background of the wedding day, food tends to be one of the most important elements – both for you as the bride and groom and for your guests too.

Under these circumstances, you want to hire nothing less than the best wedding catering service in Louisiana.

What does it take for that, though? What should you be looking at when searching for a genuinely great wedding caterer?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • It’s not that a young catering company can’t deliver quality services – a lot of them can. But when it comes to a huge event, such as your wedding, you want to be 100% certain you get what you paid for: great food that looks amazing and actually satisfies your guests from all points of view. Someone with experience in this industry is more likely to be able to offer this consistently – on your Big Day, as well as on the other wedding days that came before you and those that will come after you.
  • Yes, reviews can sometimes be inaccurate (because everyone’s perception is different, right?). However, catering services with a lot of great reviews are highly unlikely to disappoint. Look at the ratings, but look at the number of reviews clients left – it might be an indicator of how willing people are to actually leave a review once the wedding is over, as well as an indicator of how many people are willing to hire this company.
  • Does your catering company work with local providers? Do they make sure the food is maintained fresh from their kitchen to your tables? These things matter tremendously – so make sure to consider them.
  • Nothing is more appealing than a generous menu, with plenty of options to choose from. Can your catering company provide you with delicious, varied Southern foods everyone will love? At the end of the (Big) day, you want people to relate to the food on the table. You want comfort foods that will make everything feel familial and cozy – and your catering company should be able to provide you with that.

 

Looking for that catering service provider in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and you won’t regret it!

These Southern Snacks Would Work Very Well at Your Wedding Too!

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Nothing is as rich, as diverse, and as fascinating as Southern cuisine. Every state in the South has its own specialties, and even within the same states, you will find tastes as different as you would in Europe, from one country to another.

What are some of the Southern snacks you could include in your New Orleans wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on if you want to steal some inspiration for your Big Day.

  • Corn bread with corn relish. This yells “Southern” from miles away – and even someone who didn’t grow up with it will definitely appreciate it. A snack that can take the form of finger foods served during the cocktail hour or just as an entrée for the main menu – but more than anything, a snack people will want the recipe for!
  • Butter moon pies with chocolate and peanuts. The combination between sweet and savory is a staple of the Southern cuisine – so you will definitely love this. A sweet treat meant to energize your guests and make them take another round on the dance floor!
  • Pimento cheese. Who doesn’t love good cheese? This cheesy Southern treat is bound to attract guests to it again and again, so make sure to stock up and have plenty for second and third servings as well. Remember, the secret to amazing pimento cheese lies in the quality of the ingredients!
  • Spiced cheese straws. Another cheesy snack born in the South, cheese straws can receive a whole new set of “clothing” if they’re dressed up with spices like cardamom, fennel seed, and so on. Try out your favorites and don’t be afraid to experiment – then, once you’ve nailed the perfect recipe, be sure to keep it under lock and use it for your wedding snacks. We bet guests will want to steal your secret!
  • Fried chicken. We know we’ve mentioned this before, but truth be told, it’s the ultimate (and probably one of the most famous) Southern foods. Delicious and irresistible, it can take elegant forms for your wedding, so it can definitely be incorporated into pretty much any type of event, regardless of formality.

 

Looking for an awesome wedding catering service in New Orleans? Be sure to contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who will delight you and your guests with the best foods out there!

What Kind of Drinks Should You Serve at Your Wedding?

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Your New Orleans wedding is supposed to be fun and joyful – and not just for you, but for all the amazing people who have chosen to spend their time with you on this special day. Of course, you want to create the best ambiance at your wedding, and you want to delight your guests with the most amazing Southern foods as well.

But what about the drinks? What kind of drinks should you serve at your wedding? And how much of it should there be?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • The open bar. This is a classic – but it’s also the most expensive option you have. If your budget is quite generous, having an open bar means that your guests can drink whatever they want, how much they want to (and you will pay a flat fee per person).
  • Beer and wine. Despite the popular belief, serving just beer and wine at your wedding can actually work out very well – and no, it isn’t tacky (it would actually be tackier to ask your guests to pay for their drinks). Even more, if you serve a good variety of beers and wines, your guests are bound to be more than happy with the drinks.
  • Signature cocktail. Want to add something special to your beer and wine bar? One or two signature cocktails can do the trick without pushing your bill over the limit. The great thing about this is that you can actually choose a cocktail that suits your style and your wedding – so it can look perfectly incorporated into the general wedding theme.
  • Unless you decide to go completely alcohol-free (which is also an option), the drinks available at your wedding should be plentiful. Expect people to get about 1-2 drinks during the cocktail hour and then 1 drink/ hour during the reception – so take this into consideration when planning your wedding bar.

 

Have you booked your wedding catering in New Orleans yet? If you’re still looking for someone, be sure to come and see what an amazing menu Food Art Inc. can create for you! Contact us today and learn more about our catering services!

4 Southern Summer Desserts You’ll Love at Your Southern Wedding

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With summer almost here, we bet a lot of Louisiana brides are planning their Southern wedding – and if you’re among them, we also bet you will want this event to be spectacular for every single guest.

Of course, serving excellent food is among your priorities – right? But how about the dessert?

Well, we have gathered 4 Southern summer desserts that would make excellent treats for a wedding day – so read on if you need some inspiration.

  • Southern bread pudding with berries. Need we say more? This simple dessert is a Southern staple everyone loves – precisely because it’s comforting and the berries in it will give it the refreshing taste everyone needs on a hot summer day. A lovely treat both for guests who come from the South and for guests who are completely new to Southern cuisine!
  • Lemon pound cake. This is a truly delicious dessert, especially during the summer. The lemon in it will make it feel more than refreshing, and the scrumptious taste of the cake will surely make guests want to take another round of dancing. Even more, if you have a special lemon pound recipe in your family, you can use that – we bet guests will appreciate the personal note!
  • Banana muffin pudding. Banana pudding is the kind of Southern dessert every single person loves – it’s hard not to, with all the creaminess and amazing taste going on with this treat. If you want to serve an old Southern classic with a more modern twist, the banana muffin pudding is just perfect for you – and it’s definitely perfect for a summer wedding too!
  • Apricot cream fried pies. Every single fundamental ingredient in this screams DELICIOUS. It cannot get more summer-y than apricots, more scrumptious than cream-based desserts, or more comforting than fried pie – and imagine this dessert has them ALL. A true treat your guests will come back to again and again – because it’s just not the kind of dessert you can say “no” to, not to the first serving, and not to the second serving either.

Still searching for the very best wedding catering service in Louisiana? You should absolutely contact Food Art Inc. Give us a call today, tell us about your wedding and your dream wedding menu and hire us if you want your wedding food to be nothing short of AMAZING!

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