Tasting Dinner

Tasting Dinner

 

We had our tasting dinner and Andy’s parents, Jane and Roger, joined us for the event. They got a tour of the facility and saw the lawn where, weather permitting, the outdoor ceremony takes place. We then moved into the dining room to have a feast!

Tasting Dinner

Tasting Dinner Hors d’oeuvres

We were served the following seven hors d’oeuvres and they chose six:

BLT Bites
Adorable round, one-bit BLTs that just hit the spot. I’m sure these will be a favorite!

Carpaccio of Beef Tenderloin on Rye Crisp

Smoked Chicken and Apple Chutney in Seasame Cone
So tiny, and the smoked chicken was just right.

Vegan Springs
These had a delicious, slightly spicy sauce for dipping

White Truffle Risotto Spheres
Truffles are one of Margot’s favorites and she wanted one thing on the menu to feature it.

Shrimp Dumplings
Served in an individual spoon with soy sauce

Pork Shoulder Croquettes
I think these were Andy’s favorite!

Tasting Dinner Entrées

The Clubs specialty is a duo of meat and fish or meat and chicken with assorted sides. We shared from the various entrées we were served so everyone got a chance to taste everything. Andy and Margot made the final decision on which two proteins and the sides – they’re fabulous!

Here’s what we sampled:

Filet Mignon & Swordfish
Beef Jus, Mustard Cream, Creamed Baby Kale
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Filet Mignon & Chicken Francaise
Horseradish Sour Cream Shallot Risotto Cake
Grilled Jumbo Asparagus

Braised Short Rib & Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
Mushroom Risotto Cake, Haricots Verts
Baby Carrots

Filet Mignon & Salmon
Beef Jus & Bernaise, Mushroom Risotto Cake
Brussels Sprouts

Vegan Options

Many of their friends are either vegan or vegetarian and Andy was very adamant they be served a special dinner and not just sides. They had a choice between a Red Thai Curry or Vegetarian Paella.

Dessert

They will have a small, six-inch cake for the cake cutting ceremony and dessert for all is Key Lime Tart!

Dinner Wines

The house Prosecco and wines were perfect accompaniments for everything we tasted.

As I’m sure you can imagine, and see from the top photo, we were quite full and very content at the end of the meal. Everyone left in a great mood and we’re looking forward to having the meal again. The one nice thing about the tasting is that Margot and Andy really got to enjoy the food. It’s highly unlikely they’ll have the time or presence of mind on their wedding day to do so.

Final menu in the final MOB blog!

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