Living on the Veg 

Vibrant Vegetarian and Vegan Wedding Catering

Be it for ethical reasons, to be kinder to the planet or for all those amazing health benefits, more and more of us are moving to the plant side. We are all eating less meat and dairy and opening our minds (and taste buds) to all the cracking flavour combos that vegetable based dishes can offer.  If you haven’t completely left the heard behind yourself, chances are that your circle of friends has at least a couple of vegetarans and vegans who’ll be at your wedding and will want to eat awesome food. A soggy goats cheese risotto or sweet potato bake just aint gonna cut no mustard. Check out how unbelievable vegetarian and vegan wedding catering can be with the right chef.

Plant Power

We are catering for more vegan and vegetarian weddings than ever before and virtually every wedding has some vegan guests so we are top of the crop when it comes to creating inventive and super tasty vegetable based dishes.  Introducing stunning flavour combinations that show off a little creativity and a lot of personality. Here’s a few veggie dishes that have been going down a storm at our weddings recently.

Cool Canapes

Cauliflower and gorgonzola bob bon (V)

Beetroot and goats cheese arrancini (V)

Black bean and lime chilli salsa (Vg)

Halloumi fries (V)

Avocado, feta and black olive crostini (V)

Button mushroom, squash puree crispy sage
tarte fine (Vg)

Cherry tomato basil and mozzarella crostini (Vg)

Olive and bloody Mary shots (V)

Garlic and coriander falafel (Vg)

Homemade baked beans on sour dough (Vg)

Scrumptious Starters

Mushy pea croquettes (vg)

Beetroot, stilton mousse, beer soil, pilsner picked onions (v)

Mixed arrancini (beetroot and , wild mushroom, sundried tomato and olive) (Vg)

Caprese salad (V)

Carrot and courgette pakora sweet chilli sauce (vg)

Balsamic roast tomatoes, avocado on sour dough toast, dressed leaf salad (Vg)

Mushroom crostini with harissa hummus (Vg)

Baba ghanoush toasted flatbread, beetroot relish (Vg)

Roast tomato and red pepper soup. Basil croutons (Vg)

Mega Mains

Chickpea falafel, roasted red pepper hummus, roast vegetable salad and rocket (Vg)

Butternut squash, spinach and chickpea curry (Vg)

Black bean chili con carne, tomato salsa and rice (Vg)

Vegetable barley hot pot (Vg)

Seasonal vegetable roasted tomato and pesto filo tart, herb salad (Vg)

Chargrilled cauliflower steak marinated in garlic and rosemary with triple cooked chips (Vg)

Dreamy Desserts

Dark chocolate and maple syrup pot (Vg)

Chocolate brownie, chocolate sauce and raspberries (Vg)

Caramel poached pears, oat crumble, vegan ice cream (Vg)

Baked apple and raisin filo pie (Vg)

Coconut rice pudding with confit passion fruit (Vg)

Meat Free. Flavour Full

If you or your partner are vegetarian, you may not want to include any meat on your wedding menu. That’s totally cool and you should go with your heart and not worry what your guests might think. You can make your menu so jam packed with colour and flavour that they won’t miss it at all. It’s a chance to showcase how funkydory vegetarian food can be a little imagination. Don’t compromise on your values on your big day, Uncle Jim can survive without a steak for one day I’m sure.

See how a few of our brides and grooms went completely vegetarian for their wedding menu:

 

Sharon and Colin’s Vegetarian Mexican Fiesta

Canapes

Wild Mushroom Arancini

Wild Garlic, Butternut Squash and Spinach Mini Pies

Caramelised Onion Welsh Rarebit

Vegetable Pakora, Mango and Mint Salsa (Vegan)

Vegan Canapes

Mushroom crostini with harissa hummus

Balsamic roast tomatoes and avocado on sour dough toast

 

Starter

Vegan Mezze style sharing platters

Pitta Chips and Focaccia

Roast Peppers, Olives, Caper Berries

Hummus & Dips

Rice stuffed Vine Leaf

Grilled marinated Courgettes

Pickled Mushrooms

 

 The Main Event

Mexican Extravaganza

Sharing Style

Pulled Jack Fruit

Black Bean Chilli

Mexican Red Rice

Baby Gem Salad

Tortilla

Sour Cream

Salsas

Hot Sauce

 

Trio of Desserts

Lemon Posset

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Honeycomb & Toffee sauce (Vegan)

Raspberry Sherry Trifle

Evening Food

Cheese and Leek Burger with triple cooked chips + ketchup and Sweet chili sauce

Patisserie Boutique

Banoffee Cheesecake

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Treacle Tart (Vegan)

Chocolate Brownies (Vegan)

Fruit Tartlette and Vanilla Crème Patisserie

What the lovely couple told us afterwards:

The food was amazing and you even managed to convert a few people into thinking eating vegetarian is not such a bad thing! Also the waiting staff did a great job too, our whole day ran seamlessly

Veggie Bhajis

Sally and Rob’s Vibrant Middle Eastern Feast

Canapes

 Minted mushy pea croquette, tartar sauce

Mini veggie pies

Tomato and olive bruschetta (Vg)

Chips and cheese dips

Main Event

Middle Eastern Veggie sharing style feast

Filo feta, bulgur and herb pastilla

Carrot and cumin Kibbeh (VG)

Chickpea, apricot and sweet potato tagine (VG)

Tabbouleh (VG)

Grilled Hulloumi, beans, peas and lemon salad with olive oil

Aubergine, saffron yogurt and pickled chilli

Courgette sumac and crispy onions (VG)

Hummus, dips and flat breads + vegan flat breads

Dessert

Lemon and raspberry tart, fresh raspberries and coulis.

Emma and Dan’s Delicious Vegan Menu

Canapes

Beans on toast

Vegan nem

Vegetable pakora

Olive, artichoke, sun-blushed tomato crostini

Starter

Zaatar flat breads

Baba Ghanoush

Hummus

Soy yoghurt, cucumber, roast onion and tomato

Falafels

 

 The Main Event

Aubergine stew

Persian rice

Broad beans, garlic and dill

Almond, fig, pomegranate herb salad

Indian ratatouille

Baby gem chive dressing ‘Caesar’ salad

Dessert

Tofu chocolate pots

A Winning Compromise

If one or both of you eat meat but want to make your menu more approachable to vegetarian and vegan guests there are loads of clever ways to create something that will suit everyone. Opt for a relaxed sharing style with loads of yummy veggie dishes that are amazing stand alone or will accompany meat options. Alternatively, agree on the style, be that Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern or even Spanish tapas. Then create a menu for the meat eaters with a vegan alternative to mirror each course so everyone has a comparable and equally awesome dining experience. Like these beauties below:

 

Iona and Josh

Afternoon Tea Canapes

Mini finger sandwiches – cucumber, smoked salmon, beef & horseradish and egg

Mini sausage rolls

Tomato tart fine basil and balsamic

Mini pea and parmesan quiche

On the table

Homemade focaccia, balsamic and salted butter

To Start

Pimp your mac n cheese

Crispy bacon bits, roasted chorizo, spicy sauce, crispy onions, gherkins, chilli flakes, extra cheddar, stilton crumbles

The Main Event

Gnocchi, sautéed mushrooms, parmesan, peas & broad beans

Dessert

Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla mascarpone, honey comb and toffee sauce

Amy and Chris

As main course served family style

Steak & ale pie

Chicken and chorizo pie

Creamy mash, seasonal veggies & lashings of gravy

Vegan

Aubergine, courgette, pepper & tomato ragu pie

Sweet potato mash, seasonal veggies & lashings of vegan gravy

Miniature Desserts served family style

Salted Caramel brownie, White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

Mini lemon meringue pies

Vegan dessert

Vegan chocolate brownie, Sticky Toffee Pudding (Vg) and Raspberry Sorbet

Evening food

Mini chip cones & beef sliders

Vegan option

mini chip cones with smoky jackfruit sliders

 

Becky and Knud

Canapés

Avocado sushi – with wasabi soy dip and soy dip (VG)

Vietnamese prawn Nem  (VG)

Hoi sin Duck pancakes

Steamed Chi su Pork bao

The Asian Banquet

Steamed and salted endemame beans (VG)

Chicken Yuc Sung

Vegan Option

Vegetable Yuc Sung

 

Main Course

Honey and soy braise beef shin, wok tossed greens, crispy noodles and vanilla capers

Green papaya & noodle salad cashew nut and spring onion (VG)

Stir fry Chinese cabbage, chilli and garlic (VG)

Slow braised pork belly, kimchi and apple soubise

Mixed mushroom stir fry with bean sprouts and water chestnuts in a ginger and soy sauce (VG)

Thai green king prawn curry

Egg fried rice

Plain steamed rice  (VG)

 

Additional Vegan options

Maple and soy braised aubergine, wok tossed greens, crispy noodles and vanilla capers (VG)

Grilled Tofu, kimchi and apple soubise (VG)

Thai green vegetable curry (VG)

As a finale

Passion Fruit, Yuzu & Ginger Deconstructed Cheesecake served with Almond & Coconut Macaroon

Vegan Dessert

Chocolate Chilli Lime Pot

See veggie dishes can be incredible. For some more vegetarian and vegan wedding catering ideas check this out. Or give us a call on 01163 260529.