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Destination Dishes For Your Domestic Wedding
December 15, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

It’s easy to see the appeal of destination weddings: exchanging vows in a beautiful faraway land surrounded by your loved ones. Best of all, the spectacular variety of food you’re bound to experience is enough to have you packing your bags. It sounds like a dream.

However, sometimes destination weddings aren’t doable due to financial or logical reasons. But don’t fear – there are plenty of mouthwatering dishes from abroad that you can adopt if you’re staying local. With these recipes, you can turn your buffet into a culinary tour inspired by popular destination wedding locations.

CHINA
A wedding feast in China would undoubtedly feature the most piquant of spices. However, you don’t have to miss out. This zesty Asian 5-Spice Pork Tenderloin will add a traditional touch to your buffet.

GERMANY
While you might not want your wedding reception to resemble Oktoberfest, you can still pay homage to the great beer nation with a Beer Batter. Use your favorite German beer to create the perfect coating for meat or fish. We guarantee your guests will welcome the rich, unique flavor.

ITALY
An Italian wedding would be any glutton’s paradise. But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Bagna Cauda, originated in Piedmont, Italy, is a warm dip marrying together traditional Italian flavoring like olive oil, anchovies and garlic. To authenticate the experience, you can even add carrots or peppers as the locals do. This dish is similar to a fondue and would make a great addition to any appetizer station.

MEDITERRANEAN
The Mediterranean is known for its variety of cultures and the common threads between each of its cuisines. If you’re looking for an entrée that captures the wide array of tastes you’d find in the Mediterranean, treat your guests to Catalan Roasted Sea Bass. Kalamata olives are a signature flavor hailing from Greece and are also key components of this dish.

TROPICAL ISLAND
Aside from the sun, surf and sand, you can find in the tropics some of the world’s most natural and refreshing culinary specialties. Try Chili Lime Chicken with Grilled Pineapple and Zucchini for a sizzling wedding entrée that will be reminiscent of the beach. Tip: this fare is ideal for a summer wedding.

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