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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!

 

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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.

 

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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!

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!

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