rehearsal dinner

thursday night was the rehearsal dinner at andrew's cabin up in heber. the cabin was literally ginormous and was decorate to the T. right when whitney and i pulled up to the cabin, we were greeted by the valet boys that took care of the car.

heading into the cabin, we were greeted by the wonderful hosts who asked that we check our coats and bags. waiters and waitresses paced the floor and served h'orderves such as coconut shrimp, shrimp cocktails, etc. and strawberry, raspberry, orange flavored water, all while a pianist was playing smooth jazz in the background to set the mood. after we mingled, said hello to the bride and groom to be, we got to listen to josh groban's clone singing "the prayer". definitely not as good as my dad, but he did a fine job.

my favorite part of the night. the dinner. we were asked to pick up our seating cards near the door and proceeded to head downstairs where we would enjoy a fabulous meal. the tables were exquisite. i can't even begin to tell you everything i saw. right when i sat down i had to remember, "okay, start from the end and work your way in" when it came to the silverware. this dinner was catered by a fabulous company.

beverage: cucumber water (very refreshing)
first course: spring mix salad, figs, blue cheese, carrots, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, and an herbed short bread all dressed in a sweet vinaigrette. the bread was a sun dried tomato roll
main course: filet mignon cooked medium rare, sauteed asparagus, curly mushrooms, all on mashed potatoes with au jeux
dessert: chocolate torte with raspberries, mini bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream presented with a sugared design, mini apple tortes with caramel sauce, mini "chocolate tuxedo" cheesecake squares, large chocolate dipped strawberries, zabaglione, italian custard { these desserts were served by waiters as we mingled: mini cinnamon sugar donuts, mini hot chocolates with a large marshmallow}
*pear cider was served - delicious and classier than standard apple cider*
while we were enjoying our desserts, we were crooned by josh groban's sound alike. we heard many toasts from family and friends, and ended the night. it was a snowy and cold evening, but just so much fun. definitely my kind of party.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really think you're crazy sometimes...