When it comes to food, there is something truly special about the south. Southern cuisine features a unique blend of flavors and ingredients, and a rich history, too! Especially for those that grew up in the rolling Southeast hills, memories like catching lightning bugs on a warm summer night or cooling off with a dip in a nearby creek are usually accompanied by the scents and flavors of delicious southern food. You might be able to recall the smell of buttery biscuits wafting through the house as you finished up your homework on a school night, or maybe it’s the heavenly crunch of okra pulled fresh from the garden, tossed in savory cornmeal breading, and fried to a perfect golden brown that’s stayed with you all these years. Whatever it is that warms your heart and makes your stomach rumble, food plays an important role in the memories we make.
In the last several years that Table & Thyme has spent catering the special events of Alabama locals, we’ve learned a thing or two about how the right menu can make for some magical memories. To create the perfect wedding menu, understanding the nuanced personalities of the couple, both together and apart, and how that intersects with the overall theme of the wedding is crucial. After getting to know this happy couple, their goals, and their lives, we knew exactly how to make their wedding dreams a reality.
A wedding is supposed to be all about the happy couple. Every detail is a reflection of their bond and is a celebration of their union! Even down to the food, each element of a wedding should highlight the qualities and characteristics of the couple and how beautifully they blend with one another. For this wedding menu, we found that finding the perfect balance between classic southern comfort and modern sophisticated elegance was the ideal approach. Since appetizers are the first bit of food that wedding guests taste, they need to be distinctive and delicious in order to maintain the excitement for the food yet to come. After some creative culinary deliberation, Table & Thyme created these 6 irresistible southern-inspired appetizers with a refined yet comforting flavor palette to wow guests and inspire lasting memories. We are so excited to share how wonderful they turned out! Join us while we reminisce on the myriad of aromas and flavors of the crispy and golden appetizers at this Alabama wedding event!
An interesting and exciting take on traditional deviled eggs, these Deep-Fried Deviled Eggs were stuffed with a tangy Creole Chive Stuffing before being breaded and fried. Battered and bite-sized, these deviled eggs were crispy and savory on the outside but featured a soft and slightly spicy filling. Served on a bed of fresh leafy greens, these deviled eggs were a fun and creative way to incorporate a more traditional appetizer for the event.
This dip was a concoction of all things savory. We caramelized onions to bring out a smoky, piquant flavor that not only looked irresistible but paired immaculately with the fresh veggies and buttery toast points that accompanied it.
Tender and meaty with a side of sweetness, these mini crab cakes are a beloved staple of Table & Thyme events. Each bite spotlights a buttery bunch of flavors, each enhanced with a dash of spicy, creamy remoulade for a delectable experience.
While it may not be golden in color, this Tangy Cucumber and Heirloom Tomato Salad has a flavor so goldenly delicious it may as well have been a recipe handed down from King Midas himself. Earthy notes intensify the meaty, local heirloom cherry tomatoes as they meet with crisp cucumber in a tangy vinegar dressing. An ode to a southern classic, this Tangy Cucumber and Heirloom Tomato Salad was a refreshing addition to the wedding menu.
Creamy and crispy, it’s impossible to go wrong with a helping of Homestyle Mac n’ Cheese. Made from scratch, our recipe is made into a velvety mac n’ cheese masterpiece by baking variegated layers of tender noodles and a variety of cheeses.
Finally, something wholesome and sweet to wrap up this round of appetizers, we offered wedding guests a batch of our homemade Honey & Thyme Cornbread Muffins.
Whether it’s a wedding or any other event, Table & Thyme is dedicated to creating unforgettable moments through our culinary services. We are honored to have been a part of this couple’s special day and hope you enjoyed this creative and classy approach to a southern-inspired wedding menu! You can keep up with Table & Thyme by connecting with us on social media or by tuning in to our weekly blog where we share event highlights and tips, recipes, and more! We also offer a variety of catering options for any event, so be sure to take a look and find out how Table & Thyme can make your moments more memorable with our tablescapes, graze boxes, and even our exclusive 4th of July BBQ Package!
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