Wedding Wednesday is a feature I created so that, for the next year, I can talk about my wedding planning progress, review wedding books, give wedding tips, share bookish wedding ideas, talk about weddings in books, etc. Pretty much whatever I want. It’s going to be a big part of my life so I decided it deserves a place here on my book blog as my life is changing. Find more about it here!
Just an update this time…
So this past weekend we went to the venue to do a tasting to determine our wedding menu. I think I had always imagined a tasting as a time in which you and your fiance just go and sit at a small table with the wedding coordinator and the chef staring at you as you chew and swallow each morsel of food. AWKWARD. I hate people watching me eat…I always end up missing my mouth or something.
Luckily for us it was not like that at all. They made it a group event and there were about 30 other people there — brides, grooms and family members for those who wanted to bring them. We opted for it just to be the two of us. I mean, it’s $50 just to go to this thing (although the bride & groom’s meal comes off your total bill at the end).
We were running late of course because we hit some traffic on a road that I’ve NEVER hit traffic on before. Seriously, I thought there had to be an accident because I used to drive this road to work. Anyways, we get there and the cocktail time has started. SO we settled in for some cocktails (rum & coke for me and a beer for Will) and the feasting began as the brought out samples of the appetizers. It stinks that they only make a few. I’d like to taste all of them on the list of 15ish so I can make the best decisions butttt…everything tasted good so I’m going to put my faith in the rest of it.
Then we sat down at tables to try the main courses. It was slightly awkward for Will and I as we sat at a table with a bride, groom and her family but it was fine. They were really nice and friendly! They give you small size portions so that you can sample the various dishes they brought out. My favorite was the crabcake for sure. NO FILLER. Like AMAZING crabcakes. I really liked the chicken…not rubbery or dry. But the beef was just eh. I mean..it was good but it was just beef….nothing special.
AND THEN THE WEDDING CAKE. It’s a poundcake and the buttercream icing is sooo good. Not super sweet. We tried vanilla, chocolate chip, raspberry swirl, and marble….and maybe one more? Will prefers the vanilla (AS ALWAYS) and I liked the marble.
Needless to say I was STUFFED after this. But I’m super excited that we have an idea of what we want:
Crabcake & Chicken Mediterranean plus a vegetarian option
and the hors d’oeuvres we were thinking (so far…I think we get to pick more than that):
Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic ReductionJumbo Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Brie and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms
It really finally hit me that we are PLANNING OUR FREAKING WEDDING whilst at this event. FUN FUN FUN!
If you are married, what did you serve at you wedding? What were some of the best/worst wedding meals you’ve eaten?