Jul 17, 2010
We went for our menu tasting on Sunday, March 7, 2010 and had a fabulous time! The food was absolutely DELECTABLE and the service was spectacular. Here are some pictures!
Smoked Salmon Roses with Dark Rye Bread and Dill Cream & Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Basil Foam
Wild Salmon and Leek Fondue Wellington & Crab Cakes with Salsa Verde
Mini Beef and Bocconcini Burgers & Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps
Belgian Endive and Watercress Salad
Toasted Pecans, Blue Cheese and Port Orange Vinaigrette
Romaine Hearts and Cracked Capers
Walnut Dressing, Roasted Apple and Shaved Asiago
Seared Filet of Wild BC Sockeye Salmon
Pommes Dauphinoise, Seasonal Vegetables and Orange Chive Butter Sauce
Butternut Squash and Green Peppercorn Ravioli
Parsnip Purée, Sage Brown Butter, Rapini and Parmesan
Mascarpone Stuffed Free Run Chicken Breast
Seasonal Vegetables, Button Onions, Rosemary and Chestnut Honey Jus
Grilled Rib Eye Steak
Pont-Neuf Potato, Chanterelles and Seasonal Vegetables
And here are some pictures of us and the view! Amazingly..it was snowing at the top..and we couldn't see ANYTHING from our seats :( But after 15 minutes the weather cleared and we had an amazing view of the city.
The Food PART II
We weren't satisfied with the hor d'oeuvres tasting we had the first time - so we scheduled a second tasting.
Here are the pictures:
Scallop Tartar with Shiso and Radish Sprouts & Asparagus with Proscuitto and Asiago
Vegetable and Pickled Daikon Spring Rolls with Sesame Dressing & Garlic and Roasted Pepper Crostini
Spicy Chicken Empanaditas with Green Chili & Caramelized Onion and Thyme Quiche
Beef Skewers with Cilantro Peanut Pesto & Vegetable Samosas with Tamarind Chutney
Pomegranate Marinated Grilled Lamb loin with Tabouleh
Here is what I've purchased so far to make my inspiration come alive!
My moroccan lanterns for the balcony and other tables. Total purchased includes
6 of the large and 10 of the small.
I purchased these little butterfly cut outs from Etsy to use on my placecards.
As previously noted - I'm technically a 5 dress bride.
Here are the two that didn't make the cut!
*SIGH* Oh how I still love this dress. Unfortunately the seller I purchased this from LOST the dress and *poof*...so much for dress #2!
In my haste to replace the long lost gown - I purchased this. It was a replica gown that I thought I could wear for the ceremony. Boy..oh...BOY do I regret this purchase! The workmanship was HORRIBLE (but honestly, I should have known it would be). So...what to do with this gown....WHO KNOWS! I'm not willing to sell it b/c I'd hate to pass it on to an unsuspecting bride..so..maybe it'll be used for a TTD!
I bought her! It's a JS Boutique dress from Nordstrom and I can't wait to wear her :)
With THESE shoes and THESE earrings!
Here is Part I of DH's wedding present! Since I added butterflies as part of our wedding decor he wanted something HONDA related. *smacks head* To appease him I got him these cuff links!
I purchased my MOH's jewelry and a Coach mini-wallet.
Gifts for my FSIL's and my SIL.
I'm slowly starting to incorporate butterflies into our wedding - and I thought this was such a sweet and simple necklace that will work with their dresses.
Gifts for MOB & MOG.
I fell in LOVE with these inspiration pictures from Style Me Pretty. They are of Moroccan lamps and silver butterflies! I love love LOVE this look and would like to incorporate it into the decor on the deck at our venue.