Gourmet Burgers for Weddings

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. What better way to kick off the unofficial start of the summer wedding season than with burgers. These aren't just any burgers though - they're considered gourmet burgers. I think they’re perfect for your summer wedding parties, bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and maybe even the wedding itself. I love the newest trend in weddings of not serving the traditional (expected) types of dinner. Why not give your guests something unexpected? . . . a comfort food I'm sure they’ll love (and vegetarian burgers can be made as well). There's also the option of mini burgers (often called sliders) served as appetizers. Serve them on sticks and they’re sure to be an attention grabber.

Gourmet Burger image credits with links to recipes (where available):

Gourmet Seafood Burgers:
Tuna Burger with Cabbage Tzatziki from iVillage, recipe here
Sesame Tuna Burgers with Fried Shoestring Zucchini from epicurious.com
Salmon Burgers with Dill Mustard from Rachel Ray

Gourmet Vegetarian Burgers:
Open-Faced Falafel Burgers from Cooking Light
Grilled Mushroom "Burgers" on Polenta "Buns" from Rachel Ray

Gourmet Beef Burgers:
Tyler's Slider Trio from disney mike's flickr photo gallery
not shown Mini Beef and Sage Sliders with Gorgonzola from Rachel Ray

Peter of Callahan Catering is a well-known wedding caterer who creates mini versions of everybody's favorite dishes including mini cheeseburgers on the smallest of poppyseed buns.

For even more inspiring ideas and recipes I found The Gourmet Burger cookbook at Amazon and the article "Mini burgers, mighty taste" from the St. Petersburg Times