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 Hors d’oeuvres
We were served the following seven hors d’oeuvres and they chose six:
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.
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.
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
Filet Mignon & Salmon
Beef Jus & Bernaise, Mushroom Risotto Cake
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.
They will have a small, six-inch cake for the cake cutting ceremony and dessert for all is Key Lime Tart!
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!