Wedding Menu Ideas: Local Flavors

Plate of Texas BBQ and Beer at a Texas Hill Country WeddingThe general consensus among most wedding experts and couples who have already enjoyed their own wedding is that the couple-to-be are the last people to enjoy the wedding meal. However, it is one of the highlights of the affair for your guests, so you should carefully consider what you want on the menu. While steak and seafood or pasta dishes tend to be the go-to wedding menu choices for many weddings, the diverse food culture of the Texas hill country could inspire a number of local menu ideas.

Texas BBQ

We Texans pride ourselves on our barbecue nearly as much as we pride ourselves on, well, just being Texans. In addition to Texas BBQ (think beef and tangy, tomato-based sauce), a traditional menu could include beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, fresh cut onion, pickles, and plenty of bread. A number of barbecue restaurants in the Texas hill country region regularly cater weddings.

Tex-Mex Flavors

The fusion of Texas and Mexican cultures is so close that it even has its school of regional cookery. Tex-Mex makes a great choice for weddings because it’s a crowd-pleaser, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it features bright flavors and colors. Tex-Mex is also conducive to fun ideas like a margarita bar.

Soul Food

African-American culture is closely entwined in the culture and history of Texas and featuring a soul food menu at your wedding is sure to please your guests. Like the name implies, soul food features flavors that fill the stomach and satisfy the soul. Best of all, soul food is a wide-ranging type of cookery, so your menu could feature anything from fried chicken, dirty rice, and greens to blackened fish or oxtail.


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