The catering team at The Avenue Banquet Hall prides itself in being able to prepare and serve traditional style Portuguese wedding catering in Toronto.
The Portuguese culture delights itself in the sensational world of gastronomy. All meals during the day are important for the Portuguese, and it is during these meals that the Portuguese socialize, share stories, and interact with their family members and friends. Every meal is sacred to the Portuguese and that is why many visitors say that no place exists in Portugal where you cannot get a decent meal. You will taste and marvel yourself in the most heightened Mediterranean flavours, and the most unique combinations of scents present in Portuguese food. It is quite frequent for a wedding reception in Portugal to start at 8:00 p.m. and last until 3:00 or 4:00 o’clock in the morning. Food is a big part of the Portuguese culture, and is one of the main things in a Portuguese wedding, so there is always food in abundance.
In a Portuguese wedding, couples most frequently choose to serve a fish course and a meat course of their choice. Then there is the dessert, fruit, and cheese buffets that last until the end of the wedding. The dessert table is filled with regional and typical Portuguese desserts, such as the crunchy custard pies, and the traditional egg pastries that are extremely famous around the world. The cheese buffet is filled with all sorts of cheese varieties from national to international, and is most always accompanied by grapes and different styles of chorizos, sausages, and a wide array of cold meats, such as ham on traditional wooden planks.
The wedding cake is usually cut right after dinner, accompanied by Portuguese sparkling wine or Port wine. An almond marzipan layer usually surrounds Portuguese wedding cakes, and inside it is typical for the filling to be made with the traditional Portuguese egg paste.
The Portuguese people love their wine and their beer. Having your wedding wine served in a personalized bottle is a great idea for your Portuguese wedding. You can then store that bottle and open it on your future anniversaries. With a personalized wine bottle you will be able to engrave your names and the date of your wedding on the wine label. This way your personal touch is definitely implemented and it is a great memory for both you and your guests for years to come.
There are several different creative and innovative cocktails to implement in your Portuguese wedding. During cocktails people mingle, get acquainted or renew friendships. Below is a list of creative cocktails to consider:
- Just Married – Tequila Cocktail
- Something Blue – Blue Corazon Cocktail
- Blushing Bride – Champagne Cocktail
- Berry Happy Together – Sangria
- Blackberry Thyme Cocktail
- Skinny Blueberry Vodka Mojito
Consider serving your guests a signature cocktail which encompasses your personalities and tastes.
The three components of a great Portuguese wedding are food, alcohol and music.