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Nouveau dishe – How the British wedding breakfast turned fine dining on its head

The choice of the wedding breakfast is integral to a well-planned wedding and many couples are keen to ensure that their menu is enjoyed by the majority. This is why budget-savvy brides and high-end weddings alike are now opting for food which was once considered low-brow. The foie gras and oysters have been cast aside to be replaced by such British standards as fish and chips and bangers and mash in a bid to keep the ravenous masses happy. However, this doesn’t mean the food is any less well executed than haute cuisine.

This isn’t just plain food, this is good food…
Despite the initial simple ingredients, these primitive dishes are often being elevated with embellishments, either in presentation or content, to become an ironic twist on the original tried and tested recipes. For example, in a recent wedding I planned, the humble chip became a thing of beauty when baked with rosemary and seasoned with cracked black pepper and sea salt, lovingly presented in a cone adorned with a ribbon in the wedding colours, akin to the bride’s bouquet. Similarly, you may find at a future wedding you are presented with a trio of local sausages and mustard mash, in the style of the great pyramid of Giza.

Celebrity endorsement…
Not only are us mere mortals trying out this home-cooked fayre, but celebrities are also getting in on the action, with Simon Cowell serving Shepherd’s pie and mini Yorkshire puds hors d'oeuvres at his 50th birthday bash. See the company he used http://fishandchipcatering.co.uk/. Similarly, the guests at Kate Winslet’s wedding were served bangers and mash, presumably in Titanic proportions.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…
This sea change from the school dinners of yesteryear to the finely crafted fusion-food we have today proves that you don’t have to be pretentious in your cuisine to have a classy wedding. Indeed, like most things it’s what’s inside that counts…

For more information on any aspect of wedding planning, or how to achieve luxury cuisine without the luxury price tag, contact Nova Wedding Planning to book your free consultation today.