NEWS & EVENTS BY WORD OF MOUTH

28

Jan

Tailor made Canape menu @ R350 per person excluding vat

 

Canape served on designer plates according to your colour scheme

 

DILL BLINIS AND SALMON
Dill blinis – Smoked salmon – Herbed crème fraiche – spring onion – black sesame seeds

 

THAI CHICKEN POPS
Thai chicken pops – Nam pla dipping sauce

 

VEGETABLE LATKES AND ROAST BEEF
Vegetable Latkes – Roast beef – horseradish mayo – caramelized onion

 

BLUE CHEESE AND ONION MARMALADE BARRELS
Blue cheese and onion marmalade

 

ANTIPASTI BRUCHETTA
Bruschetta – whipped feta – Parma ham – marinated vegetables – deep-fried basil

 

DUCK BOA BUN
Shredded Peking duck – steamed boa bun – spring onion – bamboo steamers

 

WILD MUSHROOM ARANCINI
Wild mushroom aracini – sage cream sauce – beetroot micro herbs

 

BLACK CHARCOAL PRAWN NACHO
Black charcoal prawn – Nacho – avocado cream – pea tendrils

 

MASSAMAN CHICKEN
Chicken skewer – massaman coconut cream sauce

 

TRIO OF SOUP SIPS
Curried butternut soup – toasted coconut shavings – micro herbs
Pea and mint soup – feta – crème fraiche
Roasted tomato and basil soup – cheese gourgeres

 

SOMETHING SWEET

 

BLONDIES
Glazed Apple-Maple brownies

 

NAPOLITAINS
Mauritian Napolitians

 

PECAN NUT BAR
Pecan nut bars

 

DOUGHNUT AND CARAMEL
Cinnamon doughnut pop – caramel pipette

 

 

 

 

 

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Canapes passed around on designer plates in the style of your colour scheme or theme at R65 per person excluding vat (client to select 3 canapes)

 

SOUP SIP OF YOUR CHOICE

Prawn, coconut and coriander
Minted pea soup with pea tendrils
Curried butternut soup with toasted coconut shavings
Corn soup with a red pepper puree

 

(NOTE: anyone of these soups could be served as a starter)

 

STICKY PORK BELLY
Silver spoon topped with a crispy pork belly cube ٠ apple and sweet potato puree ٠ apple crisp

 

BLUE CHEESE PHYLLO BARRELS
Blue cheese ٠ onion marmalade

 

PRAWN TACO
Chilli prawn taco ٠ pickled red cabbage ٠ sour cream ٠ avocado

 

SALMON BLINI
Dill Blini ٠ herbed crème fraiche ٠ smoked salmon ٠ pickled ginger

 

PARMESAN SHORTBREAD
Parmesan shortbread ٠ parmesan mousse ٠ red pepper marmalade

 

THAI CHICKEN POPS
Thai chicken pops ٠ Nam Pla dipping sauce

 

EXOTIC MUSHROOM TART
 Exotic mushroom tart ٠ Hollandaise

 

 

PLATED STARTER – CLIENT TO SELECT 1 OPTION

 

SALMON FISH CAKES
Crispy fish cake ٠ lemon crème fraiche ٠ caper tartar sauce ٠ watercress salad ٠ crisp salmon skin

 

DUCK SALAD
Warm honey glazed duck breast ٠ grapefruit and ginger salad ٠ honey ginger dressing ٠ micro leaves

 

TWICE BAKED SOUFFLE
Twice baked cheese soufflé ٠ red pepper marmalade ٠ wild rocket pear salad

 

BEETROOT FALAFEL
Beetroot falafel ٠ beetroot tzatziki ٠ deconstructed Greek salad ٠ grilled feta cubes (all served on a curve)

 

BUTTERNUT ARANCINI
A trio of butternut Arancine ٠ burnt sage butter sauce ٠ roasted butternut cubes ٠ toasted pumpkin seeds

 

PLATED MAIN COURSE – CLIENT TO SELECT 1 OPTION

If you require a choice main course there will be a surcharge of R75 per person excluding vat

 

 

LAMB SHANK
Deboned lamb shank ٠ mustard mash potatoes ٠ sautéed wild mushrooms ٠ roasted winter vegetables ٠ carrot puree ٠ butternut crisps

 

ROAST CHICKEN
Roast chicken tenderloin with crisp, salty skin ٠ mushroom tagliatelle ٠ ratatouille Provençale vegetables

 

BALSAMIC BEEF
Balsamic beef fillet medallion ٠ butternut and potato dauphinoise ٠ parmesan fried courgettes ٠ green pea puree – pea tendrils٠ thyme jus

 

LINEFISH
Coriander chilli Sea Bass / kabeljou ٠ curry ragout ٠ sautéed sweet potato ٠ tomato onion salsa

 

SOLE
Rolled sole – sundried tomatoes – parmesan and herbed cream sauce – asparagus – parmesan potatoes – crispy butternut

 

VEGETARIAN – WE AUTOMATICALLY CATER FOR 10% OF THE TOTAL GUEST COUNT – CLIENT TO SELECT 1

 

CHICKPEA AND POTATO CURRY
Chickpea and potato curry – cashew cream – sweet potato roti – coriander

 

BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER CANNELLONI
Broccoli and cauliflower cannelloni ٠ Passata, basil, parmesan, and mozzarella ٠ crème fraiche ٠ lightly dressed rocket salad

 

DESSERT

PLEASE SELECT EITHER A PLATED DESSERT OR A MINI DESSERT DISPLAY

PLATED DESSERT OPTIONS – CLIENT TO SELECT 1

 

POACHED PEARS AND WHITE CHOCOLATE PARFAIT
Poached red wine pears ٠ sliced white chocolate parfait ٠ hazelnut crumb and blackberry sauce

 

CRÈME NAPOLEON
Crème Napoleon ٠ caramelized phyllo wafers ٠ whisky infused crème patisserie ٠ poached pears٠ Salted caramel sauce ٠ pecan crumbs

 

VANILLA ICE AND BOOZY CHERRIES
Decadent homemade vanilla ice cream balls served in a sundae saucer ٠ mini meringues ٠ the waiters will pour over boozy cherries and offer a ginger  snap tuille

 

TRIO OF DESSERT
Crème brûlée ٠ rich salted caramel chocolate tart ٠ orange and grapefruit salad

 

ORANGE PUDDING
Individual warm orange pudding ٠ orange cream sauce ٠ double cream ٠ dark chocolate leaves

 

Alternatively you could have a Dessert display

 

DESSERT DISPLAY – CLIENT TO SELECT 5 OPTIONS

 

SALTED CARAMEL TARTS
Salted caramel chocolate tarts ٠ praline ٠ nougat

 

MAURITIAN NAPOLITAINES
Dark chocolate Mauritian Napolitaines

 

TIRAMISU
Tiramisu dessert shot dusted with cocoa

 

RASBERRY PANNACOTTA
Raspberry and vanilla panna cotta with fresh mint

 

COFFEE CRÈME BRÛLÉE
 Coffee crème brûlée topped with praline

 

HAZELNUT PAVLOVAS
Hazelnut Pavlovas ٠ Vanilla cream ٠ Poached white wine pears ٠ Chocolate curls

 

BRANDY SNAP AND CREAM
Brandy snap curls ٠ silver goblet of Chantilly cream

 

FRIANDS
Blueberry Friands dusted in icing sugar

 

CREPE SUZETTE
Crepe suzette rolls ٠ boozy orange sauce

 

BERRIES AND CHOCOLATE SAUCE
Pots of berry salad topped ٠ warm white vanilla chocolate sauce

 

FRENCH APPLE TART
French apple sliced tart with Fresh mint

 

OPTIONAL CHEESEBOARD AT AN ADDITIONAL R75 PER PERSON EXLCUDING VAT

Trio of gourmet cheeses – homemade preserve – biscuits – seasonal fruit – crispy phyllo shards – honeycomb – French baguettes

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09

May

The Gimlet

The Gimlet is the ultimate applause for simplicity. Comprised of just three ingredients: gin (or vodka), lime, and simple syrup, this cocktail is incredibly easy to make and delicious!
Ingredients:
• 50ml Lime cordial or homemade lime syrup
• 50ml Gin
• Ice
• Slice of Lime or edible flower to garnish

To make the gimlet, put a martini or coupe glass in the fridge to chill. Pour 50ml of lime syrup or cordial into a jug or tall glass and add a few ice cubes and the gin. Stir, until the outside of the container feels very cold. Strain the mixture into your chilled glass and garnish with a slice of lime or edible flower.

CHEERS AND ENJOY.

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Aside from being a fun and unexpected addition to the cocktail hour or reception, a specialty bar is also incredibly functional. By serving your special drinks at a separate bar, you’ll cut down on wait times at the main bars. Similarly, if your

Aside from being a fun and unexpected addition to the cocktail hour or reception, a specialty bar is also incredibly functional. By serving your special drinks at a separate bar, you’ll cut down on wait times at the main bars. Similarly, if your specialty bar is a serve-yourself station, you might be able to cut down on the serving staff since that bar does not need to be manned.

There are unlimited options out there! We love a Gin and Tonic Bar, Whiskey Tasting Bar, Prosecco on Tap Station, Aperol Spritz Cart and a Gourmet Coffee Bar to name a few!
In the weeks ahead we will delve into more details on the suggested bars.

Let us know what your favourite bar is or what drink you HAVE to have at a wedding. We would love to know your thoughts! 🍷🍸🍻🥂

Please contact Karen on Karen.short@bywordofmouth.co.za to book your wedding consultation via Zoom or if you have any wedding queries. We look forward to assisting you!

Have a lovely day and keep safe!

Much love,
Karen Short and BWOM 🍓

is a serve-yourself station, you might be able to cut down on the serving staff since that bar does not need to be manned.

There are unlimited options out there! We love a Gin and Tonic Bar, Whiskey Tasting Bar, Prosecco on Tap Station, Aperol Spritz Cart and a Gourmet Coffee Bar to name a few!
In the weeks ahead we will delve into more details on the suggested bars.

Let us know what your favourite bar is or what drink you HAVE to have at a wedding. We would love to know your thoughts! 🍷🍸🍻🥂

Please contact Karen on Karen.short@bywordofmouth.co.za to book your wedding consultation via Zoom or if you have any wedding queries. We look forward to assisting you!

Have a lovely day and keep safe!

Much love,
Karen Short and BWOM 🍓

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YOU ARE THE GIN TO MY TONIC!

Last week on Wedding Wednesdays, Karen spoke about having interactive, signature and bespoke bars at your wedding. The G & T Bar is still on trend and an absolute hit with guests.

South Africa has a vast variety of gorgeous craft gins, there are so many to choose between. There are some wonderful unique tonics that you should add to your bar. Always make sure you have a sugar free option, as well as Dry Lemon and Soda Water.

Take care in choosing your garnishes. Make sure there is something for everyone. It is also important to choose seasonal garnishes, the flavours will be bolder and the ingredients more accessible. Select a variety, from citrus, too herbs, edible flowers and berries.

Add special touches to your G & T Bar to give it that extra WOW factor. Gorgeous floral, funky straws, a menu with all the available gin and tonics, lovely signage and lighting. Glassware is important and adds a thoughtful touch to your gin station. A coloured glass, jam jar or a gin goblet is the way to go!

CHEERS and let the celebrations beGIN!!

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HAPPINESS IS REAL WHEN SHARED

In a previous Wedding Wednesday message Karen discussed the importance of having unique and individual bars on your special day. Today we discuss the delicious Aperol Spritz. You can incorporate this on your Wedding Day as a welcome drink, a specialised bar or even a cute Tuk Tuk.

A proper Aperol spritz tastes like summertime in Italy and looks like a golden orange sunset.

Keep in mind that Aperol is on the bitter side. Salty, creamy/fatty and sweet foods take the edge off bitter flavors. An example of some of our canapes that would pair beautifully with an Aperol are our Blue Cheese and Red Onion Marmalade Barrels, Chilli and pernod-spiked tomatoes with feta and black charcoal prawns and Mini blinis topped with cream cheese and a swirl of smoked salmon.

This is a wonderful cocktail to enjoy on your wedding day and we know it will be an absolute hit with your guests!

If you would like to sip on an Aperol Spritz this weekend it’s quite simple to make. You’ll simply fill a wine glass with ice, then add Aperol, Prosecco, soda water and a slice of orange.

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Tailor made Winter Harvest menu @ R580 per person excluding vat

Canape served on designer plates according to your colour scheme

 

SMOKED CHICKEN TACO
Soft taco – Smoked chicken – corn slaw – mustard mayo

 

MINTED PEA SOUP
Deliciously warm minted pea soup – goats’ cheese and lemon zest gougeres

 

ROOT VEGETABLE LATKES AND ROAST BEEF
Mini root vegetable latkes – Rare roast beef – Caramelized onion – Horseradish cream

 

HARVEST TABLE
We would do a beautiful display incorporating your colour scheme for guest to help themselves

 

PANFRIED SALMON
Pan fried salmon – pine nut salsa

 

LEG OF LAMB
Slow-cooked leg of lamb with pomegranate molasses topped with rosemary

 

MAURITIAN CHICKEN AND PRAWN CURRY
Mauritian chicken and prawn curry – basmati rice – roti – sambles – (prawns could be omitted)

 

ROASTED POTATOES
Roasted potatoes – Rosemary – Sumac

 

TABBOULEH
Cauliflower tabbouleh

 

AUBERGINE
Roasted aubergines – Curried yoghurt – Caramelized onion – pomegranate pearls

 

ROASTED BUTTERNUT
Roasted butternut squash – lentils – dolcelatte – micro herbs

 

SOMETHING SWEET

 

SILKY CHOCOLATE POTS
Decadent silky chocolate pots – chocolate curls – edible flowers

 

CHEESECAKE AND CHERRY
Sweet and salty cheesecake – Cherry compote

 

SPICED APPLE CAKE
Spiced apple cake – Vanilla cream – flower shard

 

CRÈME BRULEE
Vanilla bean crème brulee – Ginger snaps

 

CHEESEBOARD @ R75 PER PERSON EXCLUDING VAT 

(WE SUGGEST TO CATER FOR 50 PERCENT OF THE GUEST)

 

Trio of cheese – Homemade preserve – Cheese biscuits – French Baguette – Cinnamon phyllo shard – Honeycomb

 

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EVERYTHING I BREW, I BREW FOR YOU!

What do we want? Coffee! When do we want it? At our wedding reception!

Karen spoke about specialized bars and individual drinks stations at your wedding. Not all of these have to be alcoholic, a coffee bar is a wonderful way to have a unique station.

For a more personalized approach to your coffee bar, you may want to include customising some elements. Personalized ceramic mugs can double as party favors. Alternatively, a convenient option is to-go cups. Personalized sleeves can display a custom message tailored to the event. You can try monogrammed toppings for your foamy lattes, and even monogrammed stirrers.

You will most likely want a variety of dairy and non-dairy milk options for guests with allergies. Common suggestions include milk, cream, soy milk, and almond milk.

As another bonus for your guests, you can include a small selection of various mix-ins and toppings. These include, but are not limited to:

Whipped cream
Chocolate shavings
Sprinkles
Marshmallows
Flavored syrups

For those wanting a ‘naughtier’ coffee include Amarula, Kahlua and Whisky so that they can add a splash to their already delicious coffee.

Sip away and let love brew.

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28

Mar

Tailor made Portable dining menu @ R420 per person excluding vat

 

Canape served on designer plates according to your colour scheme – please choose 7

 

WILD MUSHROOM AND HOLLANDAISE (V)
Wild mushroom and hollandaise tartlets – micro herbs

 

HONEY GLAZED DUCK
Honey glazed duck – Grapefruit and ginger sauce – Chinese spoon

 

ARACINI AND SAGE (V)
Mini arancini pops – Sage crème fraiche – Hazelnut pesto

 

ARTICHOKE GRATIN
Golden baked artichoke gratin served on a silver spoon, topped with beetroot chutney

 

MELON AND PARMA HAM
Melon wrapped in parma ham skewered with bamboo skewer – lemon rind – wild rocket

 

CURRIED BUTTERNUT SOUP SIP (V)
Curried butternut soup sip – swirl of coriander oil – herbed crème fraiche – deep fried tortilla shard

 

ASIAN BEEF ROLL-UPS
Asian beef roll-ups on a lime wedge and skewered with a prism skewer

 

DILL BLINI AND SALMON
Dill blini – smoked salmon – lemon crème fraiche – pickled ginger – radish – black sesame seeds

 

SESAME TUNA AND GINGER
Seared black sesame tuna – Wasabi mayo, Soy dressing – Deep fried ginger

 

CHARCOAL PRAWNS AND WASABI
Charcoal prawns – wasabi aioli- pickled red onion – pea shoots

 

PARMESAN PARFAIT (V)
Parmesan crisp – Parmesan parfait – red pepper marmalade

 

Bowl food passed around – please choose 3 protein and 1 vegetarian

 

PARMESAN CHICKEN AND PESTO
Parmesan crusted chicken – pesto cream sauce

 

CHICKEN AND PRAWN CURRY
Chicken and prawn curry – basmati rice – tomato, ginger and coriander sambal – poppadum shard

 

STICKY MONGOLIAN beef
Sticky Mongolian beef – steamed rice – beans

 

LAMB SHANK
Pulled lamb shank – mustard mash – pomegranate salsa

 

GRILLED SALMON AND CHILLI NOODLES
Grilled salmon – chilli noodles and leeks – tomato and lime sauce

 

SEAFOOD SPAGHETTI
Seafood spaghetti – Squid – Clams – Mussels – Prawns – Tomato and white wine sauce

 

SALT AND PEPPER SQUID
White pouches – Salt and pepper squid – traditional tartare sauce – lemon wedge – dill

 

PORK BELLY AND SWEET POTATO
Sticky Pork Belly – Apple and sweet potato mash – Sticky 5 spice Asian sauce

 

 

VEGETARIAN OPTIONS

 

 

CARAMELIZED BUTTERNUT ROTOLO
Caramelized butternut and feta cheese Rotolo – Crisp sage – Pine nuts – Parmesan

 

GNOCCHI PARISIENNE
Gnocchi Parisienne – Oven dried tomatoes – Olives – Taleggio

 

ROAST PUMPKIN WALNUT TART
Roast pumpkin and walnut tart – Carrot jam – Goats cheese

 

DESSERTS

 

 

GINGER CIGARS AND BOOZY CHERRIES
Ginger cigars – Homemade decadent vanilla ice cream – Boozy berries

 

GRILLED PEARS
Grilled pears – Amaretto Mascarpone

 

CHOCOLATE FONDANT AND AMARULA
Chocolate fondant – Amarula anglaise – White chocolate spring rolls

 

STICKY BANANA AND PECAN PUDDING
Sticky Banana and pecan pudding – caramel sauce – edible flowers

 

TRIO OF CHOUX PUFFS
White chocolate and coffee – Dark chocolate – Caramel

 

 

 

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27

Mar

What’s an event without the beautiful decor to go with it? It’s the exquisite flowers, lighting, backdrops, fabric, and more, that make any gathering, an event to remember!

From the latest styles and trends, here are 5 tips for choosing the best event decor.

 

  1. Work the space

Once you’ve found your dream venue, make sure to source decor that works for the shape, location (indoor/outdoor), space, and setting of your venue. Decor will influence the look & feel of any space, and help you customise your day to create something that will be remembered forever.

 

  1. Pick a theme

The tone, atmosphere, and theme of your event will be translated by the decor. If your event is at night, you will need more lighting. If you love floral, then patterns, flowers, and colours will be important. Make sure to pick your theme first and let the decor bring it to life.

 

  1. Stay on trend

If you envision an event that is relevant, trendy and unforgettable, look at the latest decor trends and styles. At By Word of Mouth, we are constantly adding to our decor division, sourcing beautiful pieces from trends around the world. Have a look at some of our favourite events here .

 

  1. Be colour conscious

Colours tell a story. Whether you choose to go pastel, bold, colourful, natural or monochrome, make sure to stick to a colour palette that works well together and one that can be easily executed through decor.

    1. Pay attention to the details

    No detail, too big or too small, should be overlooked, or out of place. Because in the end, beauty is in the detail. That’s where having a team of event coordinators & experts is important. So, why don’t you leave the details to us? We speak ‘event planning’.

     

    Conclusion

    Is your Pinterest board overflowing with ideas and inspo? Can’t find that flower arch you saw on Instagram? Contact our expert team  at By Word of Mouth, and leave it up to us to transform your vision into the event of your dreams!

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