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The Mister and I

September 23, 2010

I haven’t updated in a long time and there’s no excuse really… besides the fact that I got married!

We spent months meeting with caterers, going to tastings, e-mailing them, on the phone gathering details, negotiating with them, designing a menu that would fit our budget and satisfy our palates because we wanted good food at our wedding.  We dared to dream for great food at our wedding.  Boyfriend The Mister (TM for short) and I actually weren’t super impressed with our food the night of the wedding but our guests seemed to really enjoy it and that is what matters.   I thought the food was just okay but I loved our hors d’oeuvres.  Too bad we didn’t get to eat very many of them.

It’s amazing how much I planned and how little of it I actually got to see.  All these details I had painstakingly planned out might not have ever happened for all I know.  We decided to go with a buffet dinner so guests could pick and choose as much food as they would like and had a carving station for our tri tip.  TM and I were fortunate enough to get served our meals so we never stood up to see the buffet line.

Thank goodness for digital cameras.  Our friends and family have been so thoughtful to e-mail us the pictures they took on the wedding day.  This was someone’s dinner plate.  Our caprese salad was pretty bomb, I must admit.

After the wedding, we headed to Fiji for eight luxurious days and got spoiled silly at a gourmet all inclusive resort (all food AND alcohol included) in Riviera Maya for four days.  Did I mention we won the Riviera Maya trip in a drawing?!?

Signing off for the first time as Mrs. : )

Toast Beverage Catering food tasting!

January 11, 2010

We’ve only done one food tasting for our wedding so far but wow, it was fun!  I had e-mailed the owners of Toast what kind of food Boyfriend and I like and we had selected some stuff off of their online menu that we were interested in trying.  We were told to arrive hungry.  We were served tons of h’ors d’oeuvres, a wonderful salad with homemade Italian dressing, and TWO entrees.  TWO!!

My top three h’ors d’oeuvres were the ahi tuna tartar with mango chutney on a wonton crisp, beef/pork empanadas and vegetarian spring rolls.  The salad had dried cranberries, candied pecans and that wonderful homemade dressing on it with roquefort cheese.  It had the perfect blend of sweetness from the fruit and nuts and saltiness from the cheese.  Both entrees were good but the NY steak dish stood out slightly higher than the chicken stuffed with sun-dried tomato risotto.   We had rosemary potatoes that were perfectly crunchy on the outside and silky smooth on the inside and the haricot vert on the side… let’s just say that had a little buttery goodness to them.  I got to take home all of my leftovers.  Boyfriend on the other hand, ate every last bite on his plate!

We haven’t made any decisions yet but I can’t wait to do other tastings to compare!

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