When it comes to food, cocktail hours are the perfect opportunity to set the tone for a wedding celebration, giving guests a preview of what’s to come – and martini style catering is a trendy and stylish way to serve even the most traditional dishes. Rather than offering set menus with run-of-the-mill food options, Limelight Event Services is a food and beverage program that provides clients with a “blank slate” for creativity and individual expression. This accomplished California-based catering team is not bound by sourcing limitations, restrictive menus, or a standard routine. Instead, they curate bespoke culinary experiences for couples who want to “wow” wedding guests with unrivaled quality, flavor, and ingenuity.

Serving hors d’oeuvres in martini glasses is an increasingly popular cocktail-style food trend that incorporates a swanky presentation with timeless and elegant tastes that guests will love. An example of martini style catering by Limelight Event Services includes:

-Braised short rib cooked low and slow, served atop smoked sweet potatoes pureed with sage brown butter and maple. Finished with red wine demiglace and micro beet greens.

-Picked Fuyu persimmons and fresh heirloom tomatoes, served with mesclun greens and toasted pine nuts tossed in a vadouvan-cider vinaigrette. Garnished with pistachio oil and smoked goat cheese.

-Turmeric-crusted salmon and five-spice carrots with watercress and arugula, dressed in a ginger-infused vodka ponzu. Served on an umami risotto with porcini and roasted beets.

-Deconstructed “Surf n Turf” paella with charred adobo chicken, jumbo prawn, Spanish chorizo, atop saffron rice cooked with lobster bisque.

Of course, any martini style appetizer, full entrée, or decadent dessert from Limelight Event Services can be customized to reflect any couple’s tastes – from childhood comfort food favorites, to gourmet flavor pairings.