One of the things we were the most excited about, was our wedding menu tasting! We had gone with Men with Knives as our caterer after many recommendations from all sorts of different people. The experience we had working with them was fantastic, but it is quite a daring task to take on a company to feed your wedding guests whose food you've never tasted. But with enough faith in our hearts, we decided to go with them and wait for the tasting (of which they have several times throughout the year).
The great thing about this tasting was you got to taste everyone else's menu as well as the tentative one you had selected for your day. This meant that if you didn't like an item you could switch it out for another someone else had chosen. We got to bring four guests, so obviously, we picked our amazing parents!
When we arrived, we were given a tasting menu of everything we were going to be eating. We were then paired with a serve, who would be our primary server at the wedding, a then a wine server who offered up different wine and beer pairings for the different courses.
We all loved having the experts there to describe the drinks and how they paired with the meals. I'm no expert on wine, so I loved listening to they explain the notes and how the different types of wine would bring out different flavours in the food.
Then, it was the moment of truth. The food came out and immediately, we knew we had made the right course. EVERYTHING WAS INCREDIBLE! We were amazed by all the choices. Although for the appetisers were decided to stick with our original choices there were so many amazing things to choose from and everyone there was getting an incredible meal.
The one item we were worried everyone wouldn't like was the French Toast Crostini and spicy fried chicken. But luckily, everyone loved it and were got the go ahead to make sure everyone at the wedding could enjoy it as well!
We couldn't believe how much food there was! We definitely should have paced ourselves but with everything tasting as good as it did - how could we stop?!
This was truly my FAVOURITE experience of our wedding planning adventure. Not only did we get to feast on some incredible foods, but we also got to share it with our amazing parents! Ken, Shelley & my mum and dad all just had so much fun with the event - it made it all seem so easy, so simple and stress-free. I think by the end of the meal, we almost forgot we were trying to plan a wedding - it was just a fun night out with beautiful people!
Thanks, Men with Knives for being the amazing chefs, planners, coordinators and servers you all are! Simply the best!