Monday, April 25, 2016

Kirkwood - Wedding Food Tasting

So we left the house on Saturday morning, at 5 a.m. to go to Kirkwood to taste the food for the wedding ... at 8 a.m. it was 50 degrees at home ...


In Kirkwood ....


And the night before it had snowed, 12 inches.




The traffic was light and we got there in about 3 1/2 hours.  Went by the florist -- "Enchanted Florist" in south Lake Tahoe -- to check on things and drop off some vases for the reception.

We then drove over to Kirkwood.  They were having a tasting for about 10 couples, including my YD and her fiancee. The tables were set up with each couple's name on it.


We were there early, so we tasted some of the beer and wines, prior to the appetizers.


They had Deschutes in bottles, and I tried the Black Butte Porter.  It was pretty good.  Then I tried the house cabernet and the house chardonnay, then it was time for the cheese and appetizers.

the caprese skewer

Ceviche

bacon wrapped scallops

Seared ahi wonton

They were all excellent -- so hard to choose. 
Then on to the entrees ...

Salmon, tri tip, chicken (with a pesto and macadamia nut sauce), and pork with a mango salsa.
for sides: asparagus, red  potatoes, cauliflower.
 


No dessert (after all, we'll be having cake at the wedding), but they did give us s'mores to make on the fire pits.


Guess we overcooked the marshmallow .. and then it fell on the ground. 


And the view outside ..

and another shot of the centerpiece .. with a photo bomber.

oh, and btw, this is my 1,000 post.

3 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Yay on 1000 posts! Snow? If that food tasted half as good as it looked then you're going to have a great wedding reception menu!

Katie said...

Yay 1000! I hope it's not snowing 12" in June!

Kate said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! Looks like it's going to be a beautiful wedding and reception.