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Reception dinner menu for destination wedding in Bali

absolutanne | | Jun 25, 2010 09:13 AM

I am getting married in Bali in less than a month. I wanted to get some opinions on the menu choice that I made. I am getting married at AYANA Resort and Spa, which was formerly the Ritz Carlton in Bali. Some info about the wedding reception locale and my wedding style:

Outdoor garden gazebo atop a cliff overlooking the ocean
Summer wedding
Cocktails and hors at 6:00
Reception at 7:00
44 guests attending - invited only close family members (not distant) and VERY close friends
Groom and I are paying our own wedding
Semi-formal attire - no tuxes and black ties
26 and 27 yo Bride and Groom

Hors D'oeuvres Menu

Duck Rilette Crostini with Cormichons - 36 pcs
Beef Yakitori with Eggplant - 24 pcs
Grilled Calamari Satay with Peanut Soy Dip - 36 pcs
Vegetable Spring Rolls - 24 pcs
Curried Corn & Leek Samosas - 36 pcs
Individual Mini Martabak with Chicken & Mushroom (Indonesian pancake with meat) - 36 pcs

Full bar but drinks are by order only

Total pcs - 192 pcs amounting to 4.5 pcs/person

Question: should I get more appetizers? Or is my count per person enough for a 45 min-1 hr cocktail session, I do not want any excess food that will end up in the garbage.

Dinner Reception: I'm only have 1 menu, 4 course, type as we do not have any vegetarians attending.

Smoked Tengiri (local whitefish) with Organic Greens, Artichoke, Red Onion and Oranges
Warm Potato Leek Soup with Truffle Scented Cream
Roasted Chicken Breast with Goat Cheese Stuffing w/ Fava Beans Ragout and Turnip Puree
Coconut Panna Cotta w/ Mango and Strawberries

Wedding Cake: 2- tier decorated rich cheesecake (the hotel's specialty). I opted for a rich wedding cake to finish off a light dinner meal.

I originally wanted a buffet dinner that included Indonesian and Western food however it was cost prohibitive, I still want my guests to enjoy their meals. I have been to other weddings in the past where the food sucked but we still had a great time, due to our closeness with the bride and groom. I also made a point to have dessert in addition to wedding cake because I have been to a wedding where they skimped out on the dessert and it just felt awkard!! I didn't enjoy going to that wedding. Because I live in the US, a food tasting was not possible as I needed to make the selection 1 month in advance.

Thanks for your comments!!

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