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Food for thought – what to serve at your beach wedding

Is your beach wedding approaching faster than you anticipated? With a million things to do, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed and overlooking important details. Don’t let your guests’ stomachs pay the price – read on for different food ideas to serve at your beach wedding in Gibraltar.

Tropical treats

Why not take some inspiration from your tropical surroundings? Try a light appetizer such as fresh fruit or maybe a light soup such as a Jamaican pepper pot. For something more refreshing, how about a salad of mixed local greens? Or for a more substantial entrée, you could serve lemon braised chicken or roast pork with lime. To really tap into the tropical vibe, you could offer cocktails at your reception – think Piña coladas and margaritas. Just make sure you provide some juice-based beverages too for younger members of your party.


Why not take some inspiration from the Mediterranean with a few seafood dishes? For appetizers, try iced oysters or mini crab cakes. But if you prefer the classics, you can’t go wrong with a shrimp cocktail. If you’d prefer to offer soup, you could opt for clam chowder or a shrimp and lobster bisque to stick with the seafood theme. For a signature entrée, you could serve fish either grilled or broiled or offer salmon (smoked or pan-seared).

Traditional Gibraltar cuisine

Why not embrace the location entirely and serve some typical Gibraltarian cuisine? For something savoury, calentita is sure to be a hit, which is a baked pancake-like dish similar to the Italian farinata. If you have a serious case of the sweet tooth, bollo de hornasso will cure that. It’s a sweet and dry bread similar to the Spanish hornazo.

If you’re a meat lover, you’ll love rolitos, a thin slice of beef surrounded by breadcrumbs, bacon, eggs, vegetables, olives and herbs, which can be cooked in wine, baked or fried. It’s sure to fill your guests up in time for a night of dancing!

With so many options to choose from, what you offer at your wedding will generally come down to personal preference. If you can’t decide, why not match your food to the theme of your reception to create a fully immersive experience for your guests? Visit Sweet Gibraltar Weddings today for more advice.