Day 21 – Feast like the French

France is famed for its food and that’s because the French take their food very seriously. Lunch is a two hour event from 12-2pm and nothing gets in the way of that!  So if you want to eat like the French, my top tip is

TOP TIP   – Go for fresh, seasonal and local food for your wedding breakfast.

Unless you are particularly hell bent on exotic dishes for your wedding celebration, choose a menu that makes the most of what is available in the area at the time of your wedding. This part of France is particularly renowned for its amazing food and wines and your guests will be keen to sample what the area has to offer, so don’t hesitate to opt for a French style menu, incorporating all the local food delicacies, happy knowing that at the same time you will be supporting the local producers and growers.

Your caterers will be able to advise what foods are available at particular times of the year, but if you are visiting the area beforehand, go to visit local markets, and producers to talk to them and try their products and have some fun tasting wines and champagnes; try their products and have some fun tasting wines and champagnes at different vineyards. It isn’t always necessary to spend a fortune on luxury food, simple ingredients that are fresh and responsibly produced and lovingly prepared speak for themselves and will impress your guests.

“To look after and cater for SO MANY people so seamlessly is no mean feat. Everything was perfect!”

Wendy Meers offers all types of event catering but loves to prepare real, rustic food and enjoys providing sharing platters, banquets and outdoor cooking such as BBQ’s, hog roasts, lamb asado and paella. Vegetarian and vegan menus are also her specialities. To chat about your wedding menu requirements email her at