Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Joy of Getting Married

In case nobody has picked up on it, I am engaged, and my lovely bride-to-be has been planning the wedding. Happily(?), she has decided to include me in this planning, but not too much. Now, this is a very special time. Last night, I experienced one of the greatest joys of being engaged . It was truly wonderful, and memorable, and a fulfilling experience.

We went to a tasting for a caterer.

Oh, yes. Full bellies abound. I will try to recall the whole menu, as it was quite scrumptious. Of course, I won't know ALL of the ingredients because..well, because I'm a man.

Passed Hors d'oeuvres
  • Beef Carpaccio with spinach and marmalade on toasted bread
  • Tuna Tartar with some sort of sauce with seeds
  • Mushroom Bisque Shooters (yes, shot glasses of mushroom soup)
  • BBQ Duck with some green leafy thing served on some toasted bread thing

First Course

  • Salad, but not just any salad. This is salad that is spread out like a bouquet of flowers, even included some actual flowers that are edible.

Main Course (Vegetarian Alternative)

  • Some sort of veggie ravioli that was awesome. It was resting in a fine tomato broth, and served with asparagus, carrots, and some other long-ish vegetable.

Main Course ("Why wouldn't you get this" alternative)

  • Petite Fillet Mignon lightly peppered
  • Lobster tail buttered with lemon
  • Carrots..with something done to them that was fantastic
  • Butter Fried Potato Cake with Prosciutto


  • Key Lime Pie (we may or may not have a cake, and the key lime pie would be the alternative)

After the tasting, we went home and finally got to see the movie '300'. What an awesome night.


Blogger Lois Lane said...

Oh, tastings are awesome...the best part of planning a wedding.

Even if you're not having a cake, do some cake tastings. That's --pun intended -- a little slice of heaven.

The best one was the baker who brought a dozen (full size) slices of different cakes for us to try. My hubby, myself, my mom and my mom-in-law were in a happy sugar coma that night for sure.

August 01, 2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger cake said...

Why are all the blogs about food today! I've been hungry all morning thanks to you folks.

Ahem, where was I?

Oh, right...congrats BostonGraf! When's the big day, anyways? Or is that not the kind of question to ask of someone who is practically a stranger? I don't know where the lines are on these darn blogs!

The menu looks awesome. *stomach growls*

August 01, 2007 10:37 AM  
Blogger bostongraf said...

The big day is still a ways out. Memorial Day weekend of 2008, so still 10 months away.

We got engaged over this past christmas, have now been together for just over six years, and see no need to rush this part of things.

Besides, we're gonna need to save up a little cash for this shin dig...

August 01, 2007 10:44 AM  
Anonymous spud said...

Hey did you guys hear? Cake has Special Constables!!! I saw the appointment on her calander!!! Sshhhh.

August 01, 2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger cake said...

Spud's a blabbermouth, pass it on!

August 01, 2007 11:33 PM  
Blogger crabby said...


But i don't understand why you want to wait, you love her so marry her before someone else does..

Don't get mad, i'm sorry if i'm crossing the line

August 09, 2007 1:07 AM  

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