Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend of Rehearsals & Weddings

Despite the cold spell that brought high winds we managed to cater two rehearsal dinners and one wedding this past weekend. The Wedding was at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall TX, where we moved the festivities inside the Lavender Haus, to avoid the issues we faced the night before.
These events were not related.
The rehearsal dinner was held at the Riven Rock Ranch in Comfort TX. This is a beautiful relatively new facility situated on top of a mountain, with fabulous panoramic views. A lovely location for an outdoor event...........most spring evenings. Friday the winds were 30 miles per hour and the temp was in the 40s. We had many challenges from keeping the linen tablecloths from blowing away, to trying to keep food warm. One of the stations was Fried Green Tomatoes which we ended up cooking in the garage because we could not get the skillets hot enough at the station.

Wedding at Becker Vineyards

Baby Portabello Mushrooms stuffed
w/ Braised Shortribs w/ Cranberry Horseradish Sauce

Crab & Tomatillo Gazpacho

Bruschetta Bar featuring Caponata, Avocado Hummus, Fresh Tomatoes & Basil,
along with Crostini, Flatbreads and Breadsticks

Seared Tuna on Seaweed Salad w/ Wasabi Aioli

Asian Noodle Salad in Takeout Containers w/ Chopsticks
Seared Tuna on Seaweed Salad w/ Wasabi Aioli served in China Spoon
*We also served
Grits Martini Station
with Creamy Shrimp, Pepper Gravy, Sausage, Cheese and Tabasco
Brochettes of Proscuitto wrapped Chicken, Sage and Crouton
with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli
Cheese & Fruit Display
Rehearsal Dinner a Riven Rock Ranch
The pavilion at dusk

Warm Peach Cobbler Martinis w/ Pastry Star

Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Spicy Remoulade and Bacon
The seating tables were decorated in a natural motif.
Also Served
Wild Mushroom Gorditas
Chicken & Tri-colored Pepper Quesadillas
Chile Glazed Pork Loin w/ Corn Rolls
Waiter Passed
Bandera Quail Sausage w/ Raspberry Chipotle
Shrimp Cocktail Shooters

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