Fall in Texas is always pretty balmy, but don’t let Mother Nature exclude you from the flavors of the season just because the temps don’t alleviate until later. We asked Jordan Swim, owner of Vestals Catering, to help us design an autumn wedding menu for a Dallas fall so that you can serve your guests food that tastes and feels like fall but doesn’t get too hot and heavy.
“In Texas, fall is always aspirational—when a couple is planning their meal months before the date, there is always the hope of a chill in the air,” Swim says. “Whatever the temperature presents, fall produce begins to make its way into the market and onto our tables. Wedding meals need to represent the couple’s moment in time, and approaching the best of the season is a must.”
Scroll on down for the exclusive menu and photos of the dishes, too.
Hor d’oeuvres (clockwise from top left)
Halibut Ceviche with Persimmon and Pepitas on Asian Pear “Spoons”
Vestals Signature Bacon Wrapped Apricots
Crostini with TX Honey Chèvre and Golden Raisin Walnut Compote
Salad of Shaved Brussels, Fennel, and Apple Salad with Maple Citrus Vinaigrette and Crispy Prosciutto
Ravioli of Butternut Squash, Parmesan Broth, Sage Pesto, Hazelnut Crunch
Spice-Rubbed, Grass-Fed Lamb Loin with Cherry Chimichurri; Sweet Potato Hash with Roasted Corn, Chayote, and Green Onion
Dessert (clockwise from top left)
Bourbon Pecan Bars
Pumpkin Cake Bites
Vestals Signature Itty Bitty Ginger Molasses Cookies
Salted Chocolate Tarts
Personal Pear Tarte Tatin (not pictured)