Pairing menu items with complementary drinks is a top wedding trend for 2016, offering guests the flavor fabulousness of expertly-paired flavors, creative cocktails and sensational sake and sangria served with our standout wedding menu items at our Westminster Weddings and parties.
We spoke with Jono Moratis, Director of Food and Beverage at The Glazier Group, for his suggestions of the top wedding drink and menu pairing stations for 2016, capturing the top wedding menu trends and top wedding drink trends, ‘marrying’ them together for amazing pairings sure to please your guests:
“I believe 2016 will see more combinations of Food and Beverage incorporated into one station,” says Moratis with the smart suggestion that alcohol is offered as tasting portions as opposed to shots for a more upscale presentation and enjoyment. Moratis’s top station styles include:
* International Wine and Cheese Bar: Featuring Imported and domestic cheeses such as Smoked Gouda, Chocolate Stout Cheddar, Boursin, Stilton, Parmesan, Assorted Cheddars with an assortment of Red and White Wines
* Tequila Bar featuring a variety of Tex-Mex Appetizers such as Mini Tacos, Quesadillas, Chips and assorted Salsa, Milagro Barrel Select, Haradurra, Roca Patron, Casa Noble are just a few of the premium brands that are featured.
*Classic Seafood: Shrimps, Squid and Scallops and a selection of Shucked Oyster paired with chilled upscale vodkas.
* Sake and Sushi: Elaborate assortment of Sushi, Sashimi and Rolls offered with a selection of both hot and cold sakes.
* Bourbon and Bar B Que: The traditional slider station will offer pulled pork and braised beef as well a as sirloin sliders with a selection of small batch bourbons for sampling. Bookers, Hudson, and Blantons are among the featured liquors.
*Hot dog and craft beer station. As a cocktail party station or for late-night bites, a hot dog bar with sauerkraut, onion, chili and relish comes with a selection of craft beers hand-tailored to complement the tailgate and stadium favorite flavor.