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Wedding starters
Tue 17-Aug-10
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JoannaS
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My daughter is planning a fondue for her wedding but wondered what easy starters to have with this? Any suggestions?champagnechampagnechampagnechampagne

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no not one cry i think you have flumoxed us all with this one .i must admit i thaught a fondu was an all encompassing meal in its self .dont think i have ever had a starter with one .have done oil /cheese/chocolate/tomato fondu's but never had a starter with one .have done sweet's with them ,but then i do sweets .perhaps just go streight into the cheesecake okdevil

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JoannaS said:

No one? surpriseddoh


 

 

No, not a single one!  No good asking me anyway...whistle

I'll try that again!

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Well Joanna

You can get a few prawn cocktails lingering¦anything that doesn't need 'finishing¦.cheese and pineapple hedgehogs that if they feel really into it they could dip in the cheese fondues¦.I'm taking it that it is a cheese fondue not the hot fat variety that you have with steak and dips¦.(could quite mess up the dress with all that fat flying around).

Can't you use your motherly charms and suggest another option¦.although if anything like my daughter, fixed opinions, mind made up, but it's 'what I want'.  Good luck¦from one who's been there and who's now out here¦..steambig_hugbig_hug

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JoannaS said:

My daughter is planning a fondue for her wedding but wondered what easy starters to have with this? Any suggestions?champagnechampagnechampagnechampagne


 

Hi Joanna,

Saw this 'forum' talking about wedding breakfasts, and I thought that an easy starter may be the

"Warm plum tomato & mozzarella tart and a mix salad pesto sauce" which is pictured, and looks pretty and rather nice. Scroll right down for the picture.

There are other suggestions there, too.

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wave  Well done Val.  I knew you would come up trumps.   Sounds and looks nice Joanna.  big_hug

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Hey Joanna,

You are going to laugh, but I searched on "what are some good side dishes to go with fondue" and found this

One of, in my opinion, the best suggestions, was to look at the menu for the restaurant "The Melting Pot". They are a fondue restaurant chain in the US and have a revolving seasonal menu. I'd look at "the big night out" and see if you can snitch some ideas from there.
I ate there once, and dream of going back¦..i_am_hungry

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danast said:

wave  Well done Val.  I knew you would come up trumps.   Sounds and looks nice Joanna.  big_hug


 

Thanks  surprised Danuta. big_hug

It does look nice, I must admit!

Although, I don't know what time of year the wedding will be - this could make a difference to what the couple would prefer - hot or cold starter....

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Hi, Joanna " sorry for not coming up with ideas. For many years I have wanted to master canapés but I have not even started yet. The best wedding snacks that we ever had were definitely at that of our friends, Kim and JP " Kim left a comment on the cash-box-theft post.

They hired pro caterers. I cannot remember the main course (must have been good because I have no negative memories) but the canapés were to die for. Best ever.

The reception was held in a large tent thingy (dear God, I cannot remeber the correct term) and the waiting staff passed out plates of snacks as we lounged about on the lawns. I cannot recall all of them but the prawns deep fried in light batter with a light chilli dip sauce were the stars of the show.

On the other hand, we attended a reception in qute a popular local venue a few years ago. The buffet lunch was pretty dire. Like fried chicken with a batter coating that could have served as lead boots for deep sea divers.

I think the starters define the event, so well worth investing time (and money) in experimenting to find some great ones. You probably only need three or four but if they are top notch then the party will be remembered with fondness IMO.

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Thanks BS for those ideas they do look nice. The goats cheese tart also looks promising as she does like goats cheese.

Wouldn't dream of changing my dear daughter's mind though ep as she is a determined soul and I think good for her in choosing something very different from the expensive options.

The wedding that the starters is for is in England in January, not sure what she is doing for the Australian wedding. So talk about contrasts with an Oz summer wedding and a UK winter wedding, made thinking what to do about the dress a challenge but it will be with a shawl in England.

We had some rather nice canapes at one wedding, but like you Danny, can't remember what they were. The problem for us is that we will all be flying in for the event and so it will be borrowed kitchens to work in.  I do like the ideas of the mini tarts though, that is something worth working on. Will run it past dearest daughter.cheers

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Michelle from Oregon said:

Hey Joanna,

One of, in my opinion, the best suggestions, was to look at the menu for the restaurant "The Melting Pot". They are a fondue restaurant chain in the US and have a revolving seasonal menu. I'd look at "the big night out" and see if you can snitch some ideas from there.

I ate there once, and dream of going back¦..i_am_hungry


 

Found out one was in Fort Collns where I used to live but never went, oh well! Anyway couldn't actually find the link to the big night out, maybe I am being a bit dense this morning, would it be possible to either post the link or give a guided toour to get there, please whistle

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JoannaS said:

Michelle from Oregon said:

"The Melting Pot". They are a fondue restaurant chain in the US and have a revolving seasonal menu. I'd look at "the big night out" and see if you can snitch some ideas from there.
I ate there once, and dream of going back¦..i_am_hungry


 

Found out one was in Fort Collns where I used to live but never went, oh well! Anyway couldn't actually find the link to the big night out, maybe I am being a bit dense this morning, would it be possible to either post the link or give a guided toour to get there, please whistle


 

I finally found the menu, by clicking on a state, then a venue, then large party menu, then click to download.... Must be bored this morning!

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devongarden said:

JoannaS said:

Michelle from Oregon said:

"The Melting Pot". They are a fondue restaurant chain in the US and have a revolving seasonal menu. I'd look at "the big night out" and see if you can snitch some ideas from there.
I ate there once, and dream of going back¦..i_am_hungry


 

Found out one was in Fort Collns where I used to live but never went, oh well! Anyway couldn't actually find the link to the big night out, maybe I am being a bit dense this morning, would it be possible to either post the link or give a guided toour to get there, please whistle


 
I finally found the menu, by clicking on a state, then a venue, then large party menu, then click to download.... Must be bored this morning!
 Thanks Barbara, I probably should have put in a link. whistle

Joanna, you missed a real experence, The Melting Pot is a lot of fun, spendy, but fun!i_am_hungry

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I see what you mean by spendy, sheesh that is expensive for Fort Collins fare. Would never have thought of paying that much for a fondue especially in America. It would have to be good at that price. The menu does look good though, thanks!i_am_hungry

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