Selecting food for a large group of people can be very stressful, but only if you let it become stressful.  The concept that you will please everyone in the group can often times be wishful thinking, as there will typically be at least one unsatisfied guest.   When you are putting together a menu for your wedding reception, you should definitely consider the demographics of your group ….however you should not let that alone dictate your final food and beverage selections.  It is technically “YOUR DAY” so you should serve what you (the bride & groom) like!

One item that is often overlooked for wedding receptions is fish.  If you are offering your guests a choice (multiple entrée options), if you are providing a dual entrée meal (two entrées on each plate), or even if you are going with a buffet meal – – you can incorporate a fish entrée to enhance the meal and also even surprise your guests.  Fish is a healthy and tasty menu item that is becoming more and more popular across the country, as the trend of eating healthier is on the rise.  Depending on the type of fish served, it also can be seen as an upgraded food item you are offering your guests.

Here at the Sioux Falls Convention Center our talented and award-winning Executive Chef (Yancy Erickson) has put together some amazing fish options especially for wedding receptions.  Some of my personal favorites are: Grilled Chilean Sea Bass, Ginger Lime Glazed Salmon, and Grilled Tuna with Honey Soy Glaze.  These are not your typical fish entrées as they are not prepared with excessive amounts of butter or overcooked.  The sea bass has an out of this world flavor and the texture is more like a steak than a fish fillet….and it definitely does not have the stereotypical “fish taste”.  I would definitely order this sea bass option over a steak if I had a choice!  Salmon is usually a fish that more people are familiar with, and our Ginger Lime Glazed Salmon is the familiar flavor but with a scrumptious and unforgettable twist.  Finally, the grilled tuna with honey soy glaze will give your guests something to talk about during dinner, as the combination of flavors is to die for!  So, if you want to incorporate something a little different, something a little healthier and something that will leave a lasting impression with your guests….call the Sioux Falls Convention Center and we can help you select the “perfect fish in the sea”.

– Jill Hericks | Sales Manager | 605-367-4156 | Sioux Falls Convention Center

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