Home

Delicious Fall Foods You Could Incorporate in Your Southern Wedding

1 Comment

Nothing compares to a hearty dinner on a fall evening – and if you are planning your New Orleans wedding this fall, you definitely want to incorporate that comforting, welcoming vibes into your Big Day.

What are some delicious Southern fall dinners you could bring into your wedding menu? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Beef chili. Heart-warming (and spicy on the tongue), comforting, delicious. Who doesn’t love a well-made chili? Include this in your wedding as the main dish and you are guaranteed to get the applause of everyone present – because, yes, everyone loves chili, especially when temperatures chill down (pun intended!).
  • Brocoli and rice cheesy casserole. OK, this is not necessarily “native” to Louisiana, but it’s the kind of food you can definitely “travel” with cross-states. If you’re looking for something that’s both comforting and incorporates at least a bit of greens in it, this is the perfect recipe!
  • Chicken pot pie. What could be more satisfying than popping into a pot pie to discover deliciously-well-cooked chicken and veggies inside? We bet this is going to be the star of the fall wedding season – so much so that your guests will come back for second servings. Hot, versatile, delicious – the perfect fall recipe to include in a Southern wedding!
  • Chicken and dumplings. Everyone loves chicken – and a creamy bowl of chicken and dumpling will definitely warm your guests’ bodies (and souls) on a cool fall evening. There’s just nothing that can be compared to the taste and texture of this! People who’ve never had this dish will definitely ask you for the recipe!
  • Sweet potato soup (or pumpkin soup). Looking for a fall-infused soup that’s also looks like it belongs to the season? A bowl of sweet potato soup (or pumpkin cream soup) will be so, so satisfying for each and every guest! Spicy and sweet at the same time, comforting, colorful, this kind of food is just perfect for fall dinners – and your wedding guests will definitely love it!

 

Looking for the best wedding catering service in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who bring the best foods to your wedding tables. Contact us and we guarantee you will never regret choosing us – our professionalism, talent, and dedication will be at your disposal!

 

Lovely Southern Wedding Cake Ideas Everyone Will Appreciate

Leave a comment

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

1 Comment

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!

Yes, You Can Totally Have Low-Carb Southern Foods at Your Wedding!

1 Comment

Here at Food Art Inc, we love Southern Cuisine – and we know that, as a Louisiana couple about to get married, you love it too.

However, we also know that some of you may be searching for healthier alternatives when it comes to your wedding menu.

Can you serve low-carb Southern foods at your wedding, for example?

Yes, you totally CAN – and following, we have gathered some of the most popular recipes in this direction. Read on and find out more.

  • Cauliflower grits topped with shrimp. Grits are a quintessentially Southern food, and if you really want this dish on your wedding table without all the carbs that come with the “original” version of the recipe, you can always replace it with “cauliflower grits”. You will love this alternative!
  • Carb-free Southern chicken. Who doesn’t love fried chicken? For a low-carb alternative, skip the wheat flour and replace it with coconut flour. Not only will this keep your (and your guests’) carb intake in the lower range, but it will also add a special, exotic tint to your deep-fried chicken. It’s a win-win situation, really!
  • Pulled pork sandwiches. You won’t be able to use actual bread to pair your delish pulled pork with – but cabbage leaves are a wonderful option. Just serve your slow-cooked, tender pulled pork wrapped in cabbage or salad leaves and your guests will love it – regardless of whether or not they follow a low-carb diet.
  • Crab bisque. Another quintessential Southern food you definitely don’t have to skip altogether if you want a low-carb wedding menu. Just replace the dairy in it with delicious coconut milk and you’ll get the same consistency, and the same amazing taste (if not better, considering the great taste the coconut milk will add to the mix). You and your guests will LOVE this!
  • Cajun catfish. If you want to serve something really unique, catfish is what you are looking for. A low-carb version of this recipe doesn’t need much alteration – just use olive oil instead of butter and try to use homemade, natural, or bio spices. Other than that, this is a healthy dish every single guest will enjoy!

 

Looking for a dedicated and genuinely professional wedding catering service in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. in New Orleans and let us be the ones who delight your wedding guests with the BEST Southern foods ever!

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

1 Comment

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!

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

2 Comments

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!

Your Guests Will Really Love These Southern Cocktails

Leave a comment

Serving the best food at your New Orleans wedding is, of course, one of your top priorities on the to do list. However, you will definitely want to serve the best drinks as well – and a special cocktail is a wonderful way of coordinating your Southern Wedding with your wedding bar as well.

What are the best Southern cocktails you could serve at your wedding? We have some tips for you – read on if you need some inspiration.

  • Mint Julep. This is the ultimate summer cocktail for a Southern event. It is important, though, to use the best ingredients and to make sure you balance them out. Try to use homegrown mint (it just has more flavor), and balance it out with the ingredients of the cocktail in a way that makes the drink feel just perfect (not too strong, not too minty). Guests will absolutely love it!
  • If you want to serve a classic beer-based cocktail, this is the best ever. Twist your basic Michelada recipe with your favorite flavorings (hot sauce or citrus, for example). Also, make sure you use quality beer – whichever is your favorite. It’s a refreshing drink that’s really great for summer, but it can work very well in other seasons as well (just as beer would, for that matter).
  • If you are planning a wedding in New Orleans, this is the absolute classic you can serve. It’s a drink native to New Orleans, one that really tastes like the place you love so much. Same as with every cocktail, it is very important to use the best of ingredients to get the best mix. If you do that, we guarantee guests will really like this, regardless of whether they’re from New Orleans or not.
  • Old Fashioned. The ULTIMATE Southern drink, Old Fashioned is just the kind of cocktail everyone is familiar with, and everyone is bound to love. It’s based on three ingredients (bourbon, bitter, and sugar) and it tastes more than amazing for a wide range of events – including a Southern wedding. You just cannot go wrong with this one.

 

Looking for the very best catering service in New Orleans, Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. right now and allow us to be the ones who will delight your wedding guests with a menu they will love, love, love. Hire us and you won’t regret it!

Older Entries