Black Diamond Caterers - Professional Off-Premise Caterers
Weddings Corporate Concessions Venue Directory What's Hot? Why Hire Black Diamond? Blog Home
Chef Heidi

Chef Heidi    |    Weddings

Food inspiration of the month- CITRUS!

While the lemonade sipping warm days of summer are still ages away, I am buried under a pile of summer wedding plans. Nothing thrills me more than working with summer brides whose color palettes are fresh and fun! Citrus colors and flavors seem to be at the forefront of my brides minds, and I couldn’t be happier. Nothing screams summer more to me than vases filled with bright yellow lemons, or candied citrus rind in a champagne martini, or fuchsia bridesmaid dresses paired with lime green bouquets. Bring on the summer!

There are many ways to bring a citrus element into your summer wedding. When thinking of your wedding cake, think of a lemon cream layered angel food cake topped with citrus flavored butter cream icing.   If strawberry shortcake was your dessert of choice as a kid (which it just happened to be for me), have a four tiered strawberry shortcake decorated with lime wedges in between the tiers.  What little kid hasn’t dreamed of that? Remember, let your inner child shine and incorporate childhood memories into your wedding plans. It will be that much more special for you and your guests.

As for your cocktail hour, come up with a fabulous signature drink that brings in all those summery citrus flavors. One of my favorite cocktails is my Clementine Vodka Splash. Combine 2 ounces of citrus flavored vodka with 1 ounce of tripe sec. Shake with ice and pour into a chilled sugar rimmed martini glass. Garnish with 2 slices of candied clementine on a skewer. It is heavenly!

Another refreshing element to bring into your meal is an Intermezzo Course between the appetizer and the main meal. Nothing cleanses the palette more than Chef Heidi’s Lemon Riesling Sorbet. Simply delicious!

My last fun idea for the day is to send your guests home with a homemade package of candied citrus wedges packaged in a small burlap box and tied with lime green ribbon. The possibilities are endless! If you are one of those brides whose color palette is inspired by those summery citrus colors, look to some of these photos for inspiration!

Happy Planning!


Leave a Reply

  • RSS 2.0 RSS Feed
  • Atom Atom Feed
  • Pricing Tell A Friend Adventures in Catering Newsletter Contact Us On Call Caterers Adirondack Barbecue