Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tasting

I completely forgot to take pictures! I had my camera and everything. Grrr. The tasting went really well though! We decided on coconut shrimp, crab cakes and vegetable spring rolls for the cocktail hour. We may add another option, like sushi at a later date. For the dinner, we chose to do a split plate rather then put an option on the response cards. This makes it much simpler for me! We will serve a filet and roasted whitefish in a caper cream sauce with these a-m-a-z-i-n-g potatoes that are baked with cheese and bacon ( a specialty of our venue), asparagus and purple cabbage. The plate will be colorful and delicious! There will also be a salad and bread, obviously. We're serving cake for dessert. We went to one of two possible bakery options and found some great options. I decided to do a cupcake cake for my shower and stick with a traditional wedding cake for the reception.

Our rehearsal dinner will be at the restaurant that is next to our reception venue, The Reserve. Its called Big Rock and its actually a converted train station. Very cool. Here are some pictures of where the Rehearsal Dinner will be held.
This room opens up to the patio.
We will be serving chicken oscar with garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli and a pesto tomato. I'm ordering a GOP elephant cake for B's groom's cake which we will serve as dessert.

Photo courtesy of http://www.cakecreationsbyjulia.com/celebration.htm

Needless to say, this was one of the best parts of the wedding planning process to date! B and I had such a nice time. I will update you on the Natural Family Planning Seminar as well as Romeo & Juliet, which we saw preformed by American Ballet Theatre last night soon!

12 comments:

Mrs. Newlywed said...

1. That cake is adorable.
2. The restaurant is tres cute, and tasting was my fave thing too.
3. If you have any NFP questions let me know. I can't remember if I told you that we use it.

Preppy 101 said...

The cake is one of the best I have ever seen!! Great choice!

Always Organizing said...

Yummy! We are also doing a "duet" for the main course instead of asking people to chose ahead of time. Cute groom's cake :)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

The food sounds so yummy! And I love the groom's cake. Also good choice on the cupcake cake for the shower & traditional cake for the wedding.

jlc said...

You just made me ridiculously hungry!!!!


Ohhh I'm so excited for you guys, I remember how much fun we had planning! Enjoy every minute!!! It goes by way faster than you think. :)

Ari said...

I was so distracted today I didn't even ask what food you chose. It's sounds AMAZING! I'll have to tell E to bring a big purse and sneak me some shrip and vegetable rolls lol

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, it all sounds delicious! I LOVE the grooms cake - I am filing this away for future reference (S.O. would love this as well!). :)

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

How fabulous!!! I Love the groom's cake!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

The venue is beautiful! And the food sounds to die for - especially the small plates/appetizers. How exciting!!

The Pink Tutu said...

Ohh it all sounds so yummy and wonderful!! Guess what I'm staying at the Dolphin this weekend cause my mom is coming to visit. I can't wait!!

Vineyard Vogue said...

How fun! I love your rehearsal dinner venue.. and I LOVE B's groom's cake! How fun!

PLD said...

I had lunch there [inside] a couple of years ago, the location is lovely! Nice choice and as you know, great location! Good luck!

Love the GOP cake!!!