"Beyond Pasta" – Creative Vegetarianism
November 10, 2009 by admin
Poor vegetarians. Always left by the wayside, picking and poking their plate of pasta, wanting for more. They rsvp’d vegetarian, they made themselves known, and they hoped beyond hopes that their plate would consist of more than an elaborate version of the side dishes or a slab of vegetarian lasagna. Is it too much to ask for a little creativity, a little pizzaz?
Your wait is over vegetarians! For those of you selecting the menu for your cornicopia of guests and their varied dietary needs, we’ve made things a little easier for you. Puff ‘n Stuff Catering offers an array of vegetarian stations, plated, buffet and butler passed options to not only satisfy all of your guests but make you forget you’re eating vegetarian in the first place.
Our new “Faux Pear” makes an excellent plated vegetarian option as well as a unique side dish for those meat-eaters. Delicious mashed potatoes are hand formed around spinach and sundried tomatoes into a pear shape and then fried to a golden brown. Fun and scrumptious.
Butler pass some of your favorite veggie items in a unique way with our cornets. We fill these fun little cones with baba ghanouj, tomato mozzarella caprese, roasted red pepper hummus, kalamata olive tapenade, and more.
If you’re looking for something a bit more interactive, try out one of our unique Vegetarian Chef Attended Stations. A personal favorite is the Risotto station. Creamy risotto is flavored with different fresh purees, including cauliflower and corn, pesto, and truffle oil, then finished off with guests’ choice of vegetables to include mushrooms, fresh asparagus tips, and more.
Our Shabu-Shabu Station is a fun option for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Your guests will fill a soup bowl with their choice of asian vegetables and hand it to the chef. The chef simmers the ingredients in a soy-sarachi miso broth and finishes the bowl with noodles, guest-selected sauce and garnish. This is one of many Asian-inspired stations that are offered with your choice of beef, chicken, pork or shrimp but still a fantastic option for those who prefer the meatless way of life.
Our Create Your Own Pita Station can be offered as a self-serve option or chef attended. Hand-formed falafel patties are served with a variety of mediterranean delights including hummus, tabouleh, tzatziki, greek olives, and more. Guests choose their ingredients for a fantastic vegetarian pita.
The list of creative vegetarian options goes on and on. No more will a vegetarian guest be subjected to a plain plate of pasta. Be sure to ask your special event planner to suggest one of these fantastic and unique vegetarian delights for your next event.
Shira Smith, Special Event Planner