With the temperature cool and crisp, the fall and winter is a great time for weddings. This is also a suitable time to feature festive food ideas that would otherwise be too filling for the spring and summer.

Here are some great food ideas to add to your reception:

Passed Hors D’oeuvres:

Five Spiced Duck Breast Crostini
Caramelized Shallots, Bourbon Apple Jam, Thyme Aioli

Sage Polenta Cake
Shaved Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Local Fig Jam

Double Cream Brie
Malbec Poached Pear, Maple Glazed Pecans, Micro Basil in a Pastry Cup

Zucchini Canape
Herbed Goat Cheese, Roasted Tomato & Fresh Fennel Fronds

House-Made Lamb Meatballs

Light Tomato Curry Sauce & Cucumber Mint Tzatziki

Cornmeal Fried Oysters
Cranberry Vodka Sauce & Fresh Horseradish Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Pickled Shrimp Crostini

Pickled Champagne Grapes, Ginger Lemon Aioli & Chive

First Course:

Baby Arugula Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash, Shaved Fennel, Dried Cherries,
Local Feta with Black Mission Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette &
Cranberry White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Winter Greens Salad
Roasted Red Beets, Golden Raisins, Sundried Cherries,
Candied Pecans, Split Creek Goat Cheese,
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing & Local Honey Champagne Vinaigrette

Pumpkin Bisque Soup
Orange Crème Fraiche, Herbed Croutons

Entrée:

Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin

Bourbon Apple Reduction, Red Beet & Local Chevre Risotto, Broccolini

Grilled Quail
Adluh Mills Goat Cheese Grits, Baby Carrots, Smoked Bacon Pecan Praline, Gingered Cranberry

Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs
Carolina Gold Herbed Rice Grits, Wilted Winter Chard, SC “Islander” Ginger Beer Demi-Glace