Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Under Two Months

Oh boy: the wedding. It's seven weeks away!

Two weekends ago the A-man and I had a tasting with our caterer, Crazy Chefs. We used them for my sister's wedding a few years back and they were great and now we'll be using them for mine and we're ecstatic. They have been more than accommodating in the food allergy department. We had our tasting in their restaurant location, Loco, in Easton, Massachusetts. I have eaten there before and really, really like the place. It's a tapas and wine bar and again, they were great in pointing out which foods were gluten-free and which weren't.

The tasting went really well. Our appetizers were fantastic: a balsamic reduction atop grilled vegetables was the star in my opinion and Allen loved the lamb chops. We'll also be having a raw bar served in their signature boat (literally, a row boat), and a variety of more passed appetizers and a peach and mesclun salad with a champagne vinaigrette to start. The main meal will be a choice between grilled, then roasted beef tenderloin and striped bass topped with peach salsa. Both dishes rocked. I think I will be choosing the bass for my dish on the day of. The A-man -- the red meat of course.

Here are a few photos from the day: the fish, salad and some of the appetizers. I'm going to make sure to ask my photographer to take photos of the food the day of the wedding so you can see the food in all its glory on the wedding day!

In other wedding related food news, this weekend we will have our cake tasting with Celia Cakes which is super exciting. I'll be sure and post about it.

And in other news, I was adopted! Thomas of The GFCF Experience made my caterpillar cake recipe for his beautiful daughter Olivia and it seemed to be a big hit.

And! My sister clued me in to a great giveaway where you could win a cooler full of Turtle Mountain's new Coconut Milk beverage. I'm a huge fan of their coconut milk yogurt and ice cream, so I'm sure their new coconut milk drink is delicious.


Kate said...

That's so cool that the caterpillar cake was adopted! I like the striped frosting.

Crazy Chefs are good people. I'm looking forward to the food in seven weeks!

Ricki said...

Wow--seven weeks! You must be SO EXCITED! And congrats on your "adoption"--that cake was awesome. :)

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

How fun and exciting!

Stacey said...

Yum, that food looks so amazing!

Allie said...

WOW - SO CLOSE... are you freaking out a bit? or just excited? i feel nervous for mine and i've got like 4 months still! sooo much to do still.

can't wait to hear about your experience with Celia Cakes, we just officially booked her for our wedding!