Food & Beverage

January 31, 2009

Tales from a Tasting

It is still so surreal to me that I am planning my own wedding! I have to be honest – this doesn’t happen often in the wedding industry and it is mostly the other way around – bride turned planner. Yesterday, my fiancée and I along with his dad attended our tasting at the Gershon Fox Room in downtown Hartford. The chef from Marquee Catering was so generous to work with us on some additional menu choices in addition to their standard selections. Food is a huge deal for us and the one important detail that my fiancée has taken seriously (as most men do!), so we had high hopes and expectations for today. Can I just say it was so amazing for me to be on the opposite side of the tasting? I always attend tastings for my full service and partial planning clients so I know the routine – but it was just so special to be in the other team this time! The chef and staff behind Marquee Catering put out an amazing spread and everything was delicious.

We tasted three yummy salads (yeah… I totally forgot to take a picture so use your imagination!):
Baby greens with seasonal tomatoes, grilled asparagus, sliced romano cheese tossed with a balsamic honey vinaigrette
Endive salad with blue cheese vinaigrette, and
Baby arugula salad with cannellini beans and pancetta with a lemon vinaigrette

And there was some yummy homemade, warm bread:

Our entrees were:
Filet with a Pinot Noir buerre rouge, truffled parisian potatoes and asparagus

Truffle crusted filet mignon with sweet summer peas, whipped potatoes and grain mustard bordelaise.

Herb seared breast of chicken with sautéed spinach fingerling potatoes and wild mushroom jus

Chicken with pan fried gold potatoes, mustard pancetta jus, and baby squash

Salmon with lemon grappa glaze, toasted almond rice and grilled asparagus

So what did we choose? You’ll have to wait to find out! But everything was so super yummy and the decision was TOUGH. A big thank you to all the staff at the Gershon Fox room and Marquee for making our tasting amazing!

  1. Robin Dini says:

    OOOOOH. Everything looks so yummy! I love that there is a blue highlighter as one of your utensils :P

  2. Juliet says:

    I’ll take the truffle crusted filet mignon and truffled parisian potatoes and asparagus. Can you tell I like truffles?

    Glad you had fun at your tasting. I love tastings! I’ve been to two in my personal life – mine and my sister’s. Both delicious.

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