Monday, September 10, 2012

What A Difference A Menu Tasting Can Make...

Last night Mike and I were invited to a group menu tasting  hosted by our venue/caterer for couples getting married in the fall. Because the venue's menu changes with what is in season, though we are less than 50 days away from the big day, we still had no idea what we would be serving. Much to our delight, the food was phenomenal and we stuffed ourselves right! We put on our best snobby foodie hats and laughed our way through judging whether we should serve the Chicken Marbella or the cider glazed salmon with dill remoulade? The Hawaiin beef skewers with pineapple glaze or the mini chorizo arepas with cilantro crema? Can we pair the Spanish white with the California red? And of course we both loved what seemed like the most unpopular selection there - the chicken liver mousse tea sandwiches!

Seeing the venue all dressed up in strung lights and tables draped in heavy linens and tea light candles, I was beside myself. It really is beautiful. And despite my stress dreams, (including the one last night where I spill oil all down my wedding dress the day before the wedding), I FINALLY  felt excitement where there has been anxiety. I felt relief at what a perfect place it is for the both of us instead of worrying how it would fit all of our guests. But most importantly, I saw that handsome man across the room collecting a plate full of mini cupcakes and tres leches cake and guava tartlets beaming as he headed my way, and I was overcome with gratitude that I 'm going to marry that man and that appetite.  

2 comments:

Carmen said...

yay! nice post. and it made me hungry :)

Jodi Hildebrand said...

YUMMY! can't wait to celebrate with you two!!