March 13th, 2013 No Comments

weddings with peter callahan: 5 creative ways to use green mint or basil at your celebration

Our March weddings contributor, Peter Callahan of Peter Callahan Catering, has so many ideas using mint and basil it’s hard to narrow them down! But here are five creative ways to include these flavors at your wedding or celebration. Above, Peter serves Mint-tinis with a flowering mint garnish on white drink trays lined with fresh mint leaves.

Below, “In summertime we like mint and cucumber water for dinner or at the bars served in French glass bottles with long cucumber slivers and spearmint stalks and leaves.” – Peter

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“For our ice cream bars, we have assorted ice cream flavors, all pre-scooped and stylishly displayed in buckets with mint and dry ice. They stay looking fresh and intact…this is one of our best presentations.” -Peter

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Below, colorful flatbreads with greens: fresh tomato, basil and buffalo mozzarella flatbread, wild mushroom and arugula flatbread and fig, humboldt fog and chervil flatbread.

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“Another nice idea is that for different stations, like our farmer’s market station (shown below), we have live basil and rosemary plants with botanical scissors for guests to snip herbs onto their own plates.” -Peter

For more recipes and ideas, Peter has a best-selling book entitled Bite by Bite: 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make for Any Party. 

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