Friday, June 6, 2008

My Meal of the Year

It's been a while since I've posted but as you can see from the picture above I was slightly busy with some other stuff!! Ever since The Doc asked me to marry him we have been adament that we didn't want the traditional Irish 250-people-at-the-local-hotel kind of wedding. We are both quiet people so just invited 64 of of nearest and dearest to spend the day with us. But organising this wedding has taken all my time and we've been revisiting lots of old favourites on the dinner side of things. I'm looking forward to getting back into my cookbooks.

Where better for a foodie to have her wedding than in the local fine wine and food store, Greenacres in Wexford. The store is housed in the old family solicitors' building, they have added a fab modern extension with an art gallery and this is where they hold all their events. It's a great mix between old and new and the sense of light in the gallery space is amazing.

We designed the menu ourselves and I got the one thing I had been really looking forward to, the croque-en-bouche. This tower of profiteroles is a traditional French wedding cake and even though I'm not a fan of fruit cake I did want something that is associated with a wedding. It looked really classy but I'm glad to report that it tasted even better! The starter was served on a platter for each table so you could pick and choose, we had the speeches during this so that the guys could relax and enjoy their main courses. It being a wine shop they advised us as to what would go with all the dishes and suggested that we greet our guests with a glass of Prosecco and some strawberries (from Wexford of course!). Instead of the traditional sarnies at 11pm they sent out a platter of cheese to each table - the perfect end to a perfect meal.

Now it's iPods and cameras packed as we fly off this evening for two weeks in Tuscany. I look forward to lots of cooking, baking and blogging upon my return.

P.S. Little Sis, despite being my only bridesmaid and staring down the barrel of the dreaded LC this week, managed to put this together a our wedding gift.


lorraine@italianfoodies said...

Oh congrats Kate, the menu looks fab and so does the cake!! Enjoy Tuscany you lucky thing - soooo jealous! Take loads of pics!

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

oooo Kate congratulations am thrilled for you. The cake looks amazing and as for the menu - YUM!!!

Had been wondering where you were all this time, nothing better to be doing than getting married!

Enjoy the honeymoon, Tuscany is divine

jen said...

Congratulations! That cake looks like the business and what a delicious-sounding meal :-)

Enjoy Italy - we went there for our honeymoon too. Such happy memories.

Tim said...

Congratulations! The menu looks really good. I'm not normally the type to have imagined my perfect wedding, but (honestly) this has made me want a croque-en-bouche.