You’re making me hoongry!

January 28, 2010 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment

Last Sunday night I ate a lamb sandwich that wasn’t prepared quite right.  Needless to say I spent the next two days sick, sick sick.  I couldn’t eat much except J-E-L-L-O, tea, and Pedia-pops on Monday.  *insert sad face*  Tuesday I graduated to plain rice, applesauce, and more Jello. By Wednesday night I was ready for my first “real meal” and devoured some Yakisoba chicken.


Source: Chris Tessmer

After the “Bad Lamb” incident, you would think that the last thing I would want to talk about is food. WRONG!  I was so hungry this whole week and everything sounded wonderful.  While I was dreaming of Pad Thai, Pho, Pizza, and oysters it dawned on me that I hadn’t shared our menu selections or gratuitous food p0rn from our tasting with City Catering. Close your eyes and let me set the stage…

Ok, Ok, your eyes need to be open to see all the yummy food. Here we go….

Its around 5 PM and you’ve had a leisurely meander through Seattle on your way from the Pretzel Ceremony to the Reception venue.  You enter the brick building. The room is flooded with light and soaked with the sounds of  Motown songs .  The room is peppered with tables of different sizes and heights.

Source: Della Chen

You shimmy up to the bar and are met with the choice of three great craft beers, wine, or a signature cocktail called Wedded Bliss.   Marvin Gaye croons.  You spy two sofas and a coffee table in the corner of the room.  You sip carefully on a pint of Many’s Pale Ale and make your way to a small pub table.  Chatting with your husband you are soon joined by a mutual friend.   A waitstaff comes by and offers you Salt and Vinegar Chips. They are crisp with just the right touch of tang and salt.

*All photos by Miss Pretzel unless otherwise noted

You spy another couple you know so you invite them to join you in the lounge area. One gal is nom nom nomming on a Miniature Bratwursts on Fresh Potato Rolls that look delish so when the waitstaff comes by you quickly take one to try.  You lick your fingers as you finish the last bit of brawt.  You remember that you haven’t signed the Pretzel’s guest book so you excuse yourself and make your way to the front room. Out of the corner of your eye you see Pretzel Knots with creamy cheese dip and you chuckle, “How appropriate Miss Pretzel!”

The room has filled up and Mr and Mrs Pretzel have arrived.  They each grab a brew and a small plate.  A tapas style buffet has appeared and you move in to check out the dishes.  Grabbing a little at a time you sample:

Grilled Salmon with a corn and avocado relish

Sliced Hanger Steak Platter on potato rolls with horseradish and mustard

Chicken Souvlaki Skewers with tziki sauce

Quinoa Salad with asparagus, red & yellow pepper and white balsamic vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad with fresh mozzarella and basil

Black Bean, Jicama & Corn Salad.

The food reminds you of a summer afternoon and the atmosphere is relaxed and festive. You get to talk with a lot of people as you move around the room, grabbing bites to eat and refilling your beer along the way.  You glance at Miss Pretzel and she is shamelessly stuffing her face with amazing food. She looks at you and grins from ear to ear.  *Sigh*

At least that is what we are shooting for.

Mr Pretzel and I stuffed our faces at our menu tasting and we fully plan to do so at our reception.  For us, the style of food and the way in which it is served is important to setting the right atmosphere for our reception. I think City Catering has nailed the vision that we have in our head.

As a side note, if you haven’t had Quinoa you are seriously missing out. It’s a super grain (i.e. high in protien, minerals, fiber, and gluten-free)  and is easier to cook than rice.  You can usually find it in the bulk food area of a natural food store and it is surprisingly not expensive. Wanna give it a try? Here is a recipe for Herbed Quinoa . Easy-Peasy!

What kind of vibe is the food setting for your wedding?

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