Going to the beach is an experience that encompasses each and every one of your senses. The heat that you can feel on your skin. The beauty of the horizon that surprises your eyes. The gentle scent of the sea. The sound of the waves and the breeze.
And on a day like your wedding’s day, in which each and every one of your senses will be present to celebrate the strongest feeling a human being can experience, love, the sense of taste has to be there through delicious dishes.
First of all, keep in mind that a menu for a beach wedding should be light, with moderate and varied portions. Due to temperature, if food is quite heavy, the guests might just stay in one place, submerged in a drowsiness throughout the party.
Therefore, in case of appetizers it is best to avoid warm dishes and choose options that can be practically prepared at the moment. A salad with fresh hearth of palm, ceviche, a shrimp cocktail, a dip of pejibaye, or even a cold soup are excellent alternatives.
For the main dish, seafood usually take the center stage in weddings that take place, precisely, by the sea. Seafood can be mixed with seasonal fruits for a very tropical and environmentally friendly combination, such as crab with papaya and mango, or shrimp with coconut. Also, if it is a slightly more informal wedding, a barbecue is usually an excellent choice, whether it includes fish, meat, chicken or vegetables for vegetarian guests.
As dessert, it is advisable to continue with light food and perhaps skip the traditional wedding cake. Rather, more alternatives in tune with the beach atmosphere could be a mousse of passion fruit, a lemon sorbet, or a simple, but delicious, seasonal fruit salad. You could also place a desserts’ table with popsicles, so each guest can enjoy their favorite flavor.
Since the wedding is taken place in a warm place, drinks are very important. Keep in mind that they should be, above all, refreshing. In that sense, natural fruit juices shouldn’t be missing, as well as fresh water on every table. Cocktails, such as pina colada and margaritas, on the other hand, allow you to mix alcohol or not according to the taste of each guest. You can also offer smoothies or frappé drinks. White wine is another excellent option for those who want to consume alcohol.
Last but not least, we recommend that in each dish you include native products. In this way, you will not only be able to please your guests, but you will benefit the local economy as well. Try to seek advice to make sure that the ingredients come from sustainable practices, such as responsible fishing, organic agriculture and integrated farms.
In Punta Leona, we can offer you this advice and all that you need, not only for the menu, but also for each and every one of the details that will make your wedding an unforgettable event, as it deserves to celebrate the miracle of love.