Isa posted this over on the PPK forums a few weeks ago, and I've been wanting to repost it here since then. So, with her permission, behold a letter sent to Isa and 3 other vegan guests from her [non-vegan] friends about their upcoming wedding:
"Hey guys -
Just wanted to say that we're really excited that you all are going to be coming to our wedding, and to give you a little heads up about the food so you don't have to worry about leaving hungry!
The food is all going to be kosher, and since we're having meat in some of it, the good news is that you don't have to worry about hidden dairy in any of the recipes. We've talked to the chef and found out what gets cooked with chicken stock or egg in it, but for the most part, what you see is what you get.
Ok, so on to the food. After the reception there will be a cocktail hour with a bunch of pased hors d'oevres. The ones that are vegan are:
Grilled vegetable kebabs
vegetarian sushi roll
There will also be a tabble with raw veggies and dip, and another with hummus and other mediterannean salads.
Then, we go upstairs for dinner, which is going o be served buffet style. There will be a salad station, where you can make your own salad. And that's it for you guys.
There's a pasta station where you can get your choice of linguini and rigatoni, with three different sauces to choose from - filetto di pomodoro (kind of a chunky marinara), broccoli and olive oil, and dairy-free pesto.
There's also a crepe station - the chef is pretty sure that the crepes are not made wih egg, but he is checking on it for us. Assuming they aren't made with egg, you can get a spinach filled crepe with mushroom sauce. If the crepes DO have egg, then I guess you can get some spinach with mushroom sauce on it...
There will also be grilled corn, vegetable rice, and polenta fries (again, 99% sure they will be vegan, but need to check on day of) at the various stations that will be around.
We're still working dessert out, but we'll probably have something brought in special for you guys.
Can't wait to see you all there!
In an ideal world, all of our friends and family would have this level of understanding, empathy, and respect for veganism. Isa's friends, you rock! Isa, I hope you gave them an excellent wedding gift! (Some ginger chocolate chunk scones, perhaps...?)