Your VIP Pass for a Luxury NOLA Festival-Inspired Wedding Menu
Styled by: Tessa Carrington, Event Producer Pigeon Catering & Events
Photography: Jessica Burke for New Orleans Weddings
Music festivals and food. These staples of New Orleans life keep lovers of both continually coming back for more (or never leaving at all!). In this editorial we explore wedding catering inspired by the can’t miss, fest food faves you know and love.
THE LINE UP:
The Frenchmen Po-Boy (above)
Named after the musically famous street, this Cochin de Lait Po-boy has as much flavor as the Marigny has styles of live music on any given night of the week. This NOLA-style sandwich is dressed with jalapeno, tomato, cilantro, and a spicy Creole aioli. So, yes, this po-boy brings the heat.
The Tchoupitoulas Beignets
These heavenly, golden fried herbed fritters are topped with lump crab meat and served with Cajun mustard. If you’re in the mood for something savory, you’ll love noshing on these easy to eat, and oh-so-tasty doughnuts.
The Magazine Watermelon Salad
Finally, salad even people who don’t eat salad can get excited about! This refreshing starter combines watermelon balls, feta cheese, and fresh basil splashed with a white wine balsamic vinaigrette.
The Bienville Bananas Foster Boozy Snowball
Snowball vendors are ubiquitous at NOLA festivals (and in New Orleans in general for that matter), so a boozy snowball is a must for any self-respecting fest-inspired wedding menu. Here, Pigeon Catering incorporates the flavors of one NOLA native dessert, Bananas Foster, with the shaved ice essentials of Big Easy summers. Grab a spoon and indulge in this banana flavored snowball spiked with white rum and garnished with cinnamon and caramelized chocolate bananas.