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The Perfect Southern Wedding Foods for Fall

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September’s here, marking the end of a marvelous summer, and the beginning of a new wedding season. For those of you in love with the colors of fall, for those of you in love with the richness of this season, and for those of you in love with the sweet-yet-romantic melancholy of the months preceding winter, this is the absolute perfect timing for a Louisiana wedding.

Of course, you want your wedding day to be fully coordinated with the season outside – and, of course, you want your wedding menu to reflect this as well.

What are some of the most perfect Southern wedding foods for fall? We have some suggestions for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Roasted Chicken with Molasses. OK, we know fried chicken is a quintessentially Southern food – but if you want to give your chicken a fall-worthy twist, this is the perfect idea. Sweet and unique, the taste of this chicken will sweep guests off their feet – so much so that they will definitely want some extra!
  • Caramel apple cake. Not a big fan of the classic wedding cake? Or maybe you want to add a little something special to your candy bar? A caramel apple cake is just ideal for fall – the cinnamon taste, the apples, the caramel – they all call for the comforting vibes of the season outside. Your guests will LOVE this.
  • Roasted squash. There’s nothing more fall-appropriate than squash and pumpkin (there’s a reason that pumpkin spice thing is so popular between September and December!). If you want to delight your guests with a sweet treat that’s natural and fall-worthy, serve them candied squash – it will be a huge success with everyone at your wedding.
  • Sorghum beef ribs. Looking for a hearty, satisfying dish to serve as the highlight on your wedding menu? Beef ribs can do the trick – and if you glaze them with sorghum, you are bound to create the ultimate Southern ribs. Regardless of where your guests come from, they are going to appreciate this so much!

 

Looking for a fantastic wedding catering service in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who delight you and your guests with the best of the best in the Southern cuisine. We guarantee you will never regret hiring us for this ultra-special moment in your life!

Lovely Southern Wedding Cake Ideas Everyone Will Appreciate

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Regardless of whether your guests come from the South or not, you want to make sure that each and every single one of the has an amazing time at your New Orleans wedding.

Of course, the music, the food, the décor – they will all play a huge role. But have you thought of a cake to go with your Southern wedding theme?

If not, and if you’re still looking for options, we have some pretty amazing ideas for you – read on and find out more.

  • Red Velvet Coconut Cream Cheese. There’s something unique that makes a red velvet cake quintessentially Southern – and given the romantic color and the beauty of these cakes, one of them would definitely make for a really nice addition to a wedding. The taste, the coconut fragrance, the smooth cream cheese frosting – they will be a delight for every single guest!
  • Poppy Seed. This amazing cake is perfect for those of you who love rich taste and The cake can be “dressed” to suit your wedding color scheme, and its taste is bound to satisfy even the pickiest of your wedding guests. It’s a win-win situation altogether!
  • Strawberry Cake. This triple-decker Southern dessert works wonderfully for spring and summer weddings – its fruity taste, its amazing color, and its entire vibe are just perfect for this kind of events. Since triple decker Southern strawberry cakes are usually smaller than the average wedding cake, they are a wonderful option for intimate events. If you have a lot of guests and really want to serve them this cake, supplement the main triple-decker with mini strawberry cakes – people will love how this looks!
  • Lemon Orange Chiffon Cake. This refreshing cake with a powerful citric taste is an amazing option for spring and summer weddings, but its colors could make for a nice pastel addition to a fall wedding too. The recipe behind this cake is very Southern (although expect it to be popular all across the United States and around the world). People will absolutely love both the taste and the looks of it!

 

Looking for the best wedding catering specialist in New Orleans? We have the experience, the talent, and the know-how you need for perfect food on your Big Day. Contact Food Art Inc. today and learn more about our services – we guarantee you will never regret it!

These Southern Desserts Will Amaze Everyone at Your Wedding

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It doesn’t even matter if you’re from the South or not: once you try Southern foods, you will fall in love with it irremediably. There’s something comforting and genuine about the Southern Cuisine that makes everyone love them!

What are some delicious Southern desserts you can serve at your Louisiana wedding, though? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Bread pudding. This dessert is quite common in many parts of the world, but it got to be extremely popular in the Southern states. Originally created in the 11th century, this sweet treat has evolved over the years – and nowadays, it’s a go-to dessert for anyone looking for a simple, tasty, and comforting option.
  • Coconut cake. Southerners are famous for their layered cakes – so why not include this in your wedding, maybe even as an actual wedding cake? Coconut cake is usually made from multiple layers of cake and coconut cream, and then frosted in coconut and creamy frosting. It’s a decadent treat nobody can say NO to, any way you look at it!
  • Lane cake. If you love desserts infused in alcohol, this one’s for you. With a history of more than 100 years in the South, lane cakes are made from sponge cakes and a filling made from various ingredients, including bourbon and raisins. Sounds like the kind of treat your wedding guests will absolutely love, right?
  • Peach cobbler. Scrumptious and really sweet, this warm treat is absolutely perfect for those of you who want to serve a really classic Southern dessert. Of course, it can be made from a variety of fruit – but peaches tend to be more popular in these areas precisely because they come in generous amounts in full season.
  • Sweet potato pie. This dessert is ideal for a fall wedding, precisely because it’s usually associated with pumpkin pie and served at Thanksgiving dinners. If your guests haven’t tried this before, they will instantly fall in love with the rich, spicy and sweet taste of this pie – it’s a treat in the fullest sense of the word!

 

Looking for the very best wedding catering service in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who serve you and your guests with the most amazing Southern dishes. Contact us and you will definitely love our services!

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!

Healthy Southern Food Ideas for Your Big Day

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Everyone can agree that Southern cuisine is absolutely delicious – but it’s not always the healthiest (or at least not a vast portion of the foods cooked in the South aren’t).

What happens when serving healthy food at your Louisiana wedding is very important to you, but you still want to celebrate the great culinary awesomeness of the Southern food?

Well, there are some twists you can make – and following, we have gathered some ideas you might find useful. Read on and find out more.

  • Faux fried chicken. This is a true Southern staple – but when deep-fried, chicken can become a real calorie bomb. The best way to still get the amazing taste of fried chicken without all the oil is by simply cooking it in the oven. There are a lot of fabulous recipes out there – and you can definitely find one that pleases your taste buds just as much as “original” Southern fried chicken does.
  • Fresh coleslaw. Since chicken works best with coleslaw on the side, you might also want to find a better alternative to the mayo-infused coleslaw of the Southern cuisine as well. This is really easy, though: just lose the mayo and replace it with olive oil, a bit of vinegar, and a touch of sugar. Or, if you want to, use very light mayo instead.
  • Pulled pork. Well, pork isn’t the healthiest thing ever, no matter how it’s cooked – but you can still lower the amount of calories and fats in it if you get your pulled pork done in a slow cooker. Might take a bit more time, but the great news is that you don’t have to watch over the cooker doing its job. Plus, the pulled pork will taste amazing! Pair it with whole-wheat bread and fresh veggies and it will be a treat all of your guests will remember!
  • Green tomatoes. We all love them – but, same as with fried chicken, they can get quite unhealthy if you cook them the traditional way. Our suggestion is to bake them in the oven – they won’t lose their appeal, they will taste great, and they will actually be a healthy dish too. It’s a win-win situation, really.

 

Looking for a talented and dedicated wedding catering service provider in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. and let’s talk about your wedding menu – we guarantee we won’t disappoint you in any way!

 

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Planning Your Southern Wedding Menu

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Planning a New Orleans wedding is always difficult – not because you’re not having fun, or because this isn’t something you really want, but because there’s a huge amount of details that have to be considered. On top of it all, the pressure you put on yourself for everything to turn out perfectly can turn the entire planning process into a pretty stressful one.

What are the mistakes you really don’t want to make when planning your Southern wedding menu? We’ve gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Leaving the potato salad too much out in the heat. Potato salads are delicious – but they can turn into a health risk if they’re kept for far too long outside, in the heat. So, if you plan on having a Southern summer wedding, either skip the potato salad altogether, or make sure it’s properly cooled throughout the entire wedding (especially if it’s an outdoor event). Keep in mind: this stands just as true for any mayo-based foods, including, but not limited to deviled eggs, egg salad, and so on.
  • Only opting for very heavy dishes. Southern cuisine is full with amazing, delicious foods – and a lot of them are quite heavy. Don’t overload your wedding menu with these foods alone – there are plenty of lighter options out there too, and they are just as delicious.
  • Putting bacon on everything. Hey, we’re with you on this: bacon is amazing. But putting bacon on every single appetizer at your wedding is likely to cause some frustration among some of your guests (especially those who might follow more restrictive diets). Infuse one of the appetizers with bacon and leave the other bacon-free to make sure everyone is able to enjoy their deliciousness.
  • Serving any kind of messy foods. Nothing can be as comforting as a big pulled pork sandwich or a sloppy joe – but they might not be the best idea for a wedding. Unless you can serve these in mini versions that are bite-sized and unlikely to cause staining, it’s probably better to refrain from serving them altogether.

 

Looking for an amazing wedding caterer in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who delight you and your guests with the BEST Southern cuisine has to offer. We guarantee you will never regret hiring us!

Plan a Refreshing Ice Cream Treat for Your Southern Wedding!

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With summer here in full shape, we’re all looking for ways to cool ourselves off – if possible, in the nicest ways out there. Of course, if you are planning a summer wedding in New Orleans, you want the same for your guests too – and an ice cream treat can be just the perfect way to make sure your beloved friends and relatives stay cool (and happy!).

What are some of the best ice creams you could serve at your Southern wedding? We have some suggestions for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Mint ice cream. What could be more refreshing and delicious than mint ice cream on a hot summer day? If you want to add a bit of diversity into the taste of this amazing dessert, try combining it with exotic fruit – a pineapple and mint ice cream will be a true delight to every single guest at your wedding!
  • Butter pecan ice cream. A bit of saltiness and a lot of sweetness will get you and your guests through the hotness of a summer day. A classic dessert that can be interpreted and re-interpreted as you wish – but it will always be appreciated by everyone, regardless of whether or not they are familiar with Southern cuisine.
  • Lemon pie ice cream. The Southern love of lemon pie is well-known everywhere – so why not turn this highly appreciated dessert into an icy one? We bet everyone invited at your wedding will want to take a serving of this, just enough to re-energize themselves and get back on the dance floor!
  • Buttermilk ice cream. Just a tad of sourness and a lot of fruity vibes can bring a huge smile on pretty much anyone’s face! Buttermilk ice cream is a deliciously Southern treat bound to attract your guests again and again. Don’t be surprised if many of them ask you for the recipe for your own variation of buttermilk ice cream (and yes, there’s a pretty much infinite range of combinations you can make, from strawberry and pretzels to blueberry cheesecake!).

 

Have you booked your New Orleans wedding catering service yet? If not, be sure to contact Food Art Inc. as soon as possible! We’re here to help you serve the best food at your wedding – so you will never regret having hired us. Contact us right now!

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