Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Wild Rose Wedding: What's on the Menu

The Large Room Upstairs at The Lyceum

My husband, daughter Sara, and I decided to have a cocktail party and not a sit-down dinner for Sara’s wedding reception, which will be held at The Lyceum in Salem, Massachusetts—the same place where Grace Lin had her wedding. (Grace had a cocktail party too.) The cocktail parties at The Lyceum are wonderful!
Grace & Alex
NOTE: The Lyceum is housed in an historic building in downtown Salem. Alexander Graham Bell's first public demonstration of the telephone on February 12, 1877, was the most significant event to take place in the Lyceum Hall.

Find out more about The Lyceum here.

About the Food
Maybe you’d like to know what the wedding menu will be?????

We’re going to have four food displays and thirteen passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.

Food Displays
Smoked Salmon Platter: A Side of Sullivan Cove Maine Smoked with Classic Accompaniments

Antipasto Platter with Sliced Proscuitto & Salami, Marinated Fresh Mozzarella & Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts, Provolone Cheese, Tomato & Basil Salad, Cured Olives, Stuffed Sweet Peppers and Assorted Breads

Roasted Vegetable Platter with Zucchini, Summer Squash, Carrots, Eggplant, Onions, Fennel & Mixed Peppers with a Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Hot Dip Platter with Spinach & Parmesan Dip, Sun-Dried Tomato Dip and Tomato & Artichoke Dip served with Pita Chips, Assorted Breads & Bread Sticks

The Hors D’Oeuvres

  • Blue Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce
  • Vegetable Spring Roll with Plum Sauce & Japanese Mustard
  • Pork Potsticker Dumpling with Hoisin Sauce Served in an Asian Soup Spoon
  • Sliced Peppered Sirloin with Horseradish Sauce on Crostini
  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
  • Seared Tuna Carpaccio with Crispy Wontons & Japanese Mustard and Pickled Ginger
  • Spanikopita Filled with Spinach and Feta Cheese
  • Clams Casino
  • Coconut Shrimp Tempura with Mango Chutney Sauce
  • Mini Crab Cakes with Ginger Cream, Hoisin Sauce, Mango & Tomato Salsa
  • Lamb Lollipops with Spicy Mint Glaze
  • Skewered Spicy beef with Orange Chipolte Sauce

The Wedding Cake

We're getting the wedding cake from Cakes for Occasions in Danvers, Massachusetts
It will be a three-tier hexagonal cake. The bottom layer will be Chocolate Paradise (chocolate cake soaked with rum syrup and filled with coconut buttercream); the top two layers will be Strawberry-Grand Marnier (vanilla cake soaked with Grand Marnier syrup and filled with Grand Marnier buttercream and fresh sliced strawberries).

The cake will be similar to the one pictured below--but it will be decorated with slate blue ribbons and blue hydrangea.

Click here to see Cakes for Occasion's wedding cake menu.


jama said...

Okay, I'll have some of those shrimp tempura, mini crab cakes, spring rolls, and potstickers! Chocolate cake and coconut buttercream? Have mercy.

The menu sounds superb!!

Elaine Magliaro said...


I can't believe that my daughter's wedding day is nearly here! The food is sure to be fabulous--it always has been when I've attended functions at The Lyceum--including my 30th anniversary party, my retirement party, and my last two high school reunions. Sara and I sampled the two different cakes--both sooooo delicious--and we couldn't decide on we went with both.