What Should Be On the Menu for an Authentic Bahamas Wedding?

One of the biggest trends of 2017 is going to be destination weddings; travelling to a far-away place to tie the knot or bringing a taste of the exotic to a wedding. Creating an authentic Bahamas wedding is all about making the right menu choices for your wedding celebration.

It’s important to get all the details right in order to create  truly memorable wedding experience for everyone involved, complete with a lot of fun, food, and drink.

If you’re a foodie and you’re heading to the Bahamas for a destination wedding you’ve made the right choice as creating incredible cuisine is part of the culture there. You need to make the islands a true part of your wedding experience by including the local cuisine. There are many different ideas to incorporate when it comes to creating authentic Bahamian cuisine.

One of the top trends for authentic Bahamas weddings is a plated full-service dinner. This gives guests the chance to enjoy all of the delicacies on offer and they have become a major trend recently.

Our absolute favorite trend would be a three course dinner created by one of the best chefs in the Bahamas and Caribbean, Tim Tibbits. Chef Tibbits is the executive chef and owner of the award winning restaurant Flying Fish in the Bahamas.  Chelsea Erwin Photography captured these stunning images.

First Course

Authentic Bahamas Wedding

Photo by Chelsea Erwin Photography.

The first course includes a Tropical Caprese salad topped with hearts of palm, basil, avocado, olives, heirloom tomato and balsamic vinegar.

Main Course

Authentic Bahamas Wedding

Photo by Chelsea Erwin Photography.

The main course is Chef Tibbits’ signature dish a 72 hour beef short rib, lobster, roasted mushrooms, pickled shallot, and cauliflower skordalia.

Dessert

Dessert mostly compromises of chocolate and coffee, featuring almond chocolate soil, flexible chocolate ganache, coffee mousse, amaretto cream, and cherry textures.

The Abaco Club for an Authentic Bahamas Wedding Menu

Authentic Bahamas Wedding

Photo by Impressions Photography.

The following menu, put together by Chef Dawson Frock, executive chef of the Abaco Club at Winding Bay in Abaco, is all about enjoying life and food to the fullest. Everything involved with this menu, from the Spiny Lobster, to the Conch and Grouper, are all staples of Bahamian cuisine and they are some of our absolute favorite foods.

Hors d’oeuvre Selection

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Photo by Impressions Photography.

  • Ahi tuna poke with crispy plantain
  • Spiny lobster salad crostini
  • Conch fritters with Caribbean sauce
  • Mini sweet potato crab cakes with avocado yogurt sauce
  • Bahamian oxtail souse in filo cups

Full-Service Plated Dinner

First Course

  • Caribbean Lobster fritters with spicy aioli
  • Yellow tomato Gazpacho with stone crab crostini

Salad Course

  • Simply Green Salad
  • Arugula and Blue cheese salad
  • Lightbourn farms baby greens and fresh pick vegetables tossed in a light vinaigrette
  • Smoked bacon, roast pears, and balsamic vinaigrette

Entrée

  • Nassau Grouper-sweet potato pancake, braised Swiss chard, and charred pineapple vinaigrette
  • 8oz filet Mignon-truffle roast fingerling potatoes, roast asparagus and rainbow carrots served with a bordelaise sauce

Dessert

  • Abaco celebration Sorbet

To plan your custom luxury authentic Bahamas wedding or event on any one of our islands … Abaco, South Andros, Exuma, Eleuthera or Grand Bahama – contact Chic Bahamas Weddings today.  We’d love to help you!

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