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Italian wedding dessert buffet!

liquors and desserts at an Italian wedding on a buffet table

Italian wedding dessert buffet.  Everybody knows how important food is to the Italians. Your wedding banquet at an Italian wedding will be an absolute joy and the dessert buffet a work of art!  When it comes to food Italy doesn’t do things by half – It’s not just a wedding cake!

The evenings are long and warm, sometimes very warm, and the fabulous food just keeps coming.  Italy and Italian culture is is like a homage to the best things in life.  One of those things is obviously food.  So when it comes to wedding banquets you can expect to be more than impressed.

The meal is almost an event in itself, starting with Prosecco and finger food perhaps as the diners are assembling and waiting for the bride and groom.  Next is the spectacular antipasti buffet.  This is where diners are served or help themselves buffet style to a range starters.  Delicious and very tempting food, the trick is to pace yourself.

After what is often an hour or so of antipasti the served or seated courses can begin.  The first one (primi) is a pasta course.  Pasta is an Italian speciality and when prepared by an accomplished Italian chef, as we will ensure for your wedding, will be delicious and possibly artistic.

The next course is the main course (secondi).  This could be meat or fish or some wonderful creation if you are vegetarian or vegan.  This will be served with side dishes of vegetables (contorni).  By now it is time to take a well earned break!  Some groups like to take part in the Italian tradition of getting up and dancing between courses so let us know if you like this idea but either way by the end of the main course you will be ready to do some mingling and often some seat swapping to talk to other guests and be sociable.

If you have got a sweet tooth the next course is absolute heaven.  A dizzying range of Italian desserts, beautifully presented in a buffet so you couldn’t possibly just have one!

The wedding cake would normally be brought out and served later in the evening and after a cake cutting ceremony which is a great chance for photographs.

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