The Reception Menu – Can I Have an Amen?

Today your humble blogger and his Partner finalized our reception menu with the caterers.

And although (as I’ve mentioned a number of times before) the Gay Groom is a dyed-in-the-wool atheist, I will allow one ‘Amen!’ in celebration of this most momentous occasion.

Yes the grub for the wedding feast has FINALLY been decided!

There were a number of food choices (especially for hors d’oeuvre) so it took some time to come up with a selection that we thought worked together and with the bold Niagara wines that we had selected.  But after working closely with our caterer, today we finally came up with a menu that we hope everyone will enjoy (or if not, at least find something that will tide them over until they can hit McDonald’s on their way home).

It was also important to have as many local ingredients as possible since the Gay Groom is on an ‘eat local’ trip lately.  So we chose a caterer who uses the abundance of Ontario produce in their food preparation (as the best caterers, like the best restaurants use local produce).  Therefore the food for our afternoon reception will include Ontario pears, lamb, tomatoes, and chicken.

It is the Gay Groom’s hope that the freshness of the Ontario produce can be tasted in what we serve our guests.

So what will your humble blogger and his Partner be serving their guests come October third?

Passed Hors d'oeuvre

Passed Hors d'oeuvre

Passed Hors d’oeuvre

Julienne of Enoki Mushroom & Vegetable Bundle

Tied with a Scallion ribbon & served with an Orange Hoisin Sauce

Beggar’s Purse Crêpe with Curried Lamb

Tied with a Scallion to look like a purse

Pincho Filette Skewer

Beef Tenderloin on a Sugar Cane Skewer and served with a Chimmichurri Sauce

Yukon Potato Nest topped with Osso Bucco

and Wild Mushrooms in a light Cream Sauce

Chicken Bouchees

Miniature Vol-au-vent pastry shell filled with Chicken, Mushrooms & Carrots in a light Cream Sauce

Chicken Cordon-bleu

Tender Chicken stuffed with Smoked Ham & Gruyere

Roasted Tomato Crostini

with Arugula & Asiago Cheese drizzled with Olive Oil

Pear & Chevre Spring Rolls

A twist on the Thai Classic! Crispy pastry filled with Sauteed Pear, Goat Cheese & Grilled Red Pepper. Served with a Mango Chutney.



Sliced Beef Tenderloin Platter

Beef Tenderloin crusted in dijon mustard & fresh herbs served with buttered breads, grainy mustard & horseradish

Cheese and Fruit Display

A selection of Domestic & International cheeses garnished with Fresh Fruit & Crackers

Deluxe Antipasto

with Proscuitto, Melon, Salami, marinated Olives, marinated Artichokes, Grilled Asparagus Spears, Grilled Peppers, Cubed Asiago, Provolone, Mini Bocconcini Cheese & Focaccio Wedges





Finger Pastry Selection

May include Mini Eclairs, Choux, Mille-feuille, Mini Chocolate cups filled with Mousse, Tiramisu, mini Cranberry Cheesecake, Chocolate-dipped Strawberries & Truffles

And of course Wedding Cake!


Non-alcoholic Winona Peach Mimosa

Non-alcoholic Winona Peach Mimosa



Niagara Wines


Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks

And Our Signature Drink, Non-Alcoholic Winona Peach Mimosa

Sounds good to me!

25 days to go.

Jeffrey, the Gay Groom



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5 responses to “The Reception Menu – Can I Have an Amen?

  1. Wow your menu looks great! Yummy!

  2. Congratulations.

    We are also having beef tenderloin from our own cattle.

    Passed on the wedding cake for wedding cupcakes, so I could have one of each kind.

    This is all pretty exciting, isn’t it?

  3. Kristin

    Haven’t seen a post in almost a month. Isn’t today the big day? Hope everything was just as you hoped if not better. Let us all know you are OK and please post some wedding pics!!!

    • Gay Groom

      Sorry I took so long to get the photos up… but there are now posted.

      The question is… what does the Gay Groom do now? 🙂

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