“Just call Bill”

First off, i wrote this post maybe 2 weeks ago… thats just how crazy my head is right now. Wedding planning is nuts… i dont think i’ve mentioned that enough. Without further adieu, here is past Rachel…

Yesterday, (aka 2 weeks ago) Kenny, Ashley (my good friend and planner) and I went to our dinner tasting. First off, let me just say that was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while… granted i eat a lot of pizza and mac & cheese… but holy cow. And for half the cost of all the other caterers i found heres advice i took that you should too… Just call Bill. A good friend of mine is a wedding planner and i starting talking about all the ridiculous quotes we were getting on food and she gave me a number and said “Just call Bill”. This guy is awesome… we had a 3 hour 8 course meal that was absolutely delish.

Everything is Tapas (not topless… dont mix up the two) so its small portions but everything is delish and filling. But not that too-full-i-can-no-longer-enjoy-how-good-that-food-was type of full. I dont like that full. Side note: the first time me and Kenny hung out it was for my BFFs bday at a Tapas bar and Kenny was very confused when i invited him. I then told him “The food is delicious!” Which i think just confused him more since he thought i was at a topless bar eating chicken wings. So understand TAPAS not TOPLESS.. moving on…

So anyway, this isnt at all what we ate but its a good example of what it looked like. I lied. What i ate looked 20 times better…

First off, here is the menu:

Drinks

Clove, Szechuan Peppercorn and Star Anise infused Pomegranate Juice

Hibiscus infused Agua Fresca

Croustade

Croustade of Double Cream Brie, Carmelized Pear, Pancetta- Red Onion Relish Micro Arugula

Cheese

Pumpkinseed Crusted Goat Cheese Mouse. Paquillo Pepper, Blue Corn Tuile, Pumpkinseed – Red Chili Oil – Micro Cilantro

“Peas and Carrots”

Galangal, Kaffir Lime and Coconut Milk infused Carrot “Panna Cotta,” Pea Tendri, Mint Garnish

Sandwich

Sandwich of Spanish Style Smoked Pimentono Egg Salad. Applewood Smoked Bacon Baby Arugula

Frittata

Frittata of Hot Italian Sausage, Spinach and Caramalized Onion Grated Asiago

Pasta

Skewered 5 Cheese Tortellini Cilantro Pecan Pesto

Shrimp

“Martini” of Shrimp Escabeche, Black Olives, Mint

Beef

Brochette of Malaysian Style Grilled Sirloin Shitake Mushroom, Shiso, Kaffir Lime – Soy Syrup, Dijon Mustard Cream

Back to present Rachel. I know its probably a bad idea to post this… and post about my dress, and post about my shoes but heck, I’ve always been an open book, why stop now? Plus after reading my delish menu, thats even MORE reason (like you needed more) to come to my wedding! I really wish i took pictures of everything, im definitely kicking myself for not.. but i definitely would have felt unbride-ish if i broke out my dslr in the middle of a fancy dinner. Then again, i dont think im a typical bride…

And for those who have no idea what a lot of those fancy words meant… heres the official Rachslation…

Drinks

Pomegranate Juice with stuff in it

Fancy flavored water

Croustade

Cheese, on toast with Pear stuff on top.

Cheese

Cheese ball, red pepper, fancy blue corn chip on top

“Peas and Carrots”

Carrot soup stuff thats not a soup since its solid but its really nom nom nomable

Sandwich

 Egg Salad sandwich with bacon. We’re not talking the lame egg salad but a really really good kind.

Frittata

First off, who ever calls this frittata? Its called quiche with sausage and cheese.

Pasta

Skewered 5 Cheese Tortellini Cilantro Pecan Pesto – well that one actually is exactly what it sounds like. Except only the most amazing tortellini and pesto ever invented.

Shrimp

Shrimp in stuff

Beef

Beef + amazing sauce + mushrooms = heaven on a stick. I call dibs on 12 of these at the wedding. Im the bride. i do what i want.

So the moral of this story is, never ever ever take your first offer. Or your first caterer. I definitely got someone tons cheaper plus tons more of the yummy. Yup, i does grammer good.

-Rachel

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