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We're still getting comments about how good our food was three months after our wedding. Gay was such a pleasure to work Read more...
We're still getting comments about how good our food was three months after our wedding. Gay was such a pleasure to work with. My husband and I are both big foodies and wanted the wedding to also express our backgrounds, travels, and adventures. The food was so important to us that we actually started talking to caterers before we even looked at wedding venues. Gay put together the most interesting menu from all the other caterers we talked to in the Charlottesville area. Putting together a cohesive South American and Southern themed buffet is no easy feat. Gay certainly did her research. My husband commented that he even liked the Brazilian mocqueca that she made better than the one he had with me in Brazil. I'm pretty picky about how I wanted the South American food prepared and Gay did an awesome job. Shrimp stew, Brazilian chocolate brigadeiros, feijoada (bean stew) is no easy feat to make authentic and still appealing to a wide range of guests. We had guests from all over the world from Buenos Aires to Zurich and most of our guests were from foodie centric NYC. Combine that with my husband's mother who only eats steak and my family from Pennsylvania that thinks putting chocolate chips in pancakes is weird and radical. Guess what? Everyone seemed to enjoy their food. Even some of our pickiest friends loved the Steak Chimichurri. And I can't tell you how many people raved about the pan fried trout. And the okra? Oh my, this got eaten up right away so that people were trying to go for thirds. The drinks were also excellent. It's a sign of a good party when guests like the bourbon concotion so much that A Pimento had to run out for more. Robert, the captain, was also lovely and made my parents feel calm and welcome during the reception. What's more? Gay and her team put together this beautiful Brooklyn Bridge to connect our food stations. Seriously? A Pimento is worth every dime. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Gay and the rest of the staff at A Pimento was AMAZING!!!! The food was so fabulous and gorgeous!!! It was so fun to meet Read more...
Gay and the rest of the staff at A Pimento was AMAZING!!!! The food was so fabulous and gorgeous!!! It was so fun to meet with Gay and plan the menu. Terrance and I both had ideas of what we wanted and wanted to bring some of our favorite foods we grew up with to our wedding. We had part Mexican food and part Southern. The food was just as delicious at the wedding as it was on the day we tasted at A Pimento. We are still (3 months after our wedding) being told how much people LOVED the food. Also, we asked Gay to use Terrance's mom's collard green recipe to honor his mom... Gay was happy to use the recipe and it was delicious and so wonderful for our families to have on our wedding day. The staff was so wonderful --- making sure that we and our families were well taken care of and enjoying everything. This review does not come close to expressing how much we really appreciated A Pimento - their creativity, flexibility (it rained and the schedule was out the window), fabulous attitude, and just outstanding cooking just exceeded all our expectations. I highly recommend A Pimento! I promise, you will not regret your choice! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Gay at A Pimento was an absolute pleasure to work with. We came down to Charlottesville for lunch with her 5 months before Read more...
Gay at A Pimento was an absolute pleasure to work with. We came down to Charlottesville for lunch with her 5 months before our wedding, and the food she prepared was outstanding! We served a "locavore" meal to our wedding guests - local trout, Polyface Farms chicken (as fatured in Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma"), local beef, farmer's market veggies and a grand berry shortcake in place of a traditional wedding cake. We served everything family style. Gay is organized and extremely responsive. The food quality was utterly outstanding and the staff working at our wedding were gracious and very professional. I had no idea that food for 100 could taste so good! Our guests were from NYC, LA, San Francisco, London - and they really appreciated the quality of the food. Gay even packed us a full picnic basket of everything we'd served and put it in our getaway car so we'd be able to eat when we got to our hotel - very much appreciated, and absolutely delicious! I cannot recommend A Pimento highly enough. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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