Let me just say, I love this man! He was hilarious and charming all at the same time. Mr. Milk and I clicked with him instantly! By the end of the tasting, which lasted 4 hours because we were having such a wonderful time, he and I became buddies!
Just to backtrack a little, we will be having a buffer dinner. This is actually the way formal wedding dinners are done in Cyprus (very rarely is there even a sit down option) and it suits me perfectly! I love being able to try tons of different foods. Anyway, since there was a wedding going on that night, the hotel is smart about it and makes their buffet for the hotel guests more or less identical to that of the wedding. We went down to their restaurant and were able to sample most of the things that are on our menu.
Our chef brought out our original menu and even gave me 3-4 more menus that he had created, so we could pick and choose items from there too. Here I was, thinking that our menu had been finalized, when he was giving me even more options! And not only that, but he kept throwing things in, without changing the cost! he was fantastic! And to top it all off, his food was wonderful! I think there was only one dish I tried that I thought the meat was on the dry side, but everything else tasted great. So without further ado, here are some pics we took that evening. They were all taken with iphone cameras, so some are a bit fuzzy.
Mozzarella, Tomato, Balsamic, and Arugula salad
Marinate mushrooms, grilled veggies, and charcuterie platter
Poached whole salmon (top left), greek salad, and humus
One of my faves! Spinach, arugula, pomegranate, sundried tomato, walnut, and parmesan salad.
Variety of sushi rolls, which I was hesitant about but Mr. Milk really liked
A close-up of the whole poached salmon
Dessert!!!! Mini panna cotta's at the front, hazelnut mousse cake at the back, brownies to the right.
Looking at all this food again makes me so overwhelmingly happy! I think our guests will definitely find something they will truly enjoy amongst all this food. For some reason, neither of us took pics of the hot food. I guess we were both just too eager to start trying! There will be some kind of chicken, pasta, rice pilaf, steamed veggies, beef, pork, lamb, and fish! Sounds so excessive when I write it down like that, but when we were there it didn't seem that way.
Mr. Milk and I went for the tasting at 7pm on Saturday and we didn't leave till after 11pm! And the chef was with us the entire time! We left the hotel feeling like we were in very good hands!
How did your food tastings go? Were you happy with what was served on your big day?