It all begins with a menu
Last summer I worked with Tara and Finn to create a special menu for their week long wedding on Eagle Island. Their vision was for a small intimate family wedding with a relaxing week exploring the island, playing games and enjoying meals that incorporated favorite family recipes. They wanted everyone to be participants in the preparation of food.
They provided me a list of family recipes that they wanted included and asked me to suggest how to round out the menu.
Here is what we came up with...
Chicken Salad on Sourdough (Finn and Tara) with Chips and Sliced Watermelon
Melon Prosciutto Skewers, Eggplant Parmesan (Finn and Tara), Mixed Greens with Simple Shallot Vinaigrette Wild Maine Blueberry Pie (Jennie)
Wild Maine Blueberry Pancakes, Eggs to Order, Bacon (Marion and Jake)
Hamburgers (Parker and Jim), Black Bean Burgers, Potato Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookies (Jennie)
Mussels (Parker), Crabmeat Linguine (Tara and Finn), Sauteed Asparagus with Parmesan Gremolata, Orange Olive Oil Cake (Jennie)
Spinach and Bacon Quiche, Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche, Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Quiche, Blueberry Muffins (Marian and Jake), Fresh Fruit
Chicken Salad with Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, and Corn (Jennie) with Finn’s Homemade Croutons, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mum’s Margaritas, (Jennie) Guacamole (Jake), Coconut Curry Queso (Tara and Finn), Pork Carnitas and Veggie Black Bean Tacos, Skillet Mexican Street Corn, Mexican Dark Chocolate Mousse (Jennie)
Cinnamon Rolls, Made to order Omelets, Fresh Fruit (Ilka and Hank)
Make you own Pizzas
Jalapeno Corncakes with Fresh Mango Salsa and Crème Fraiche (Jennie), Lobster Bake (Parker and Finn , Cole Slaw, Salt Potatoes, Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Blueberry Sauce (Jennie)
Mimosas( Sue H), Eggs Benedict (Parker), Blueberry Boy Bait Coffee Cake (Jennie)
Fresh Lobster Mango Spring Rolls, Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Mustard Maple Sauce, Smoked Salmon with Arugula and Horseradish and Baguette, Cod Potato Cakes with Creamy Lemon Tarragon Sauce, Shaved Brussel Sprout Saute,(Jennie and Sue) Funfetti Chocolate Wedding Cake ( Alicia North Haven)
Breakfast Tacos (Ilka and Hank) ,
Lobster Rolls and Spinach Salad with Bacon ( Ilka and Hank)