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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another Jewrean Wedding!

I've been delinquent in posting about the eatings at the wedding of Glen and Jane. Sadly (or should I say, typically) there are no photos of the food to share.

The ceremony took place in the Japanese Gardens at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Guests were served champagne on arrival. The bathrooms were a bit of a walk away so I hesitated a bit before finally deciding to have a drink. This has nothing to do with food, but Jane's little niece was possibly the cutest flower girl ever. She was so focused on strewing the petals evenly, that she got a little off-track and wound up going a few feet down the wrong path. It was adorable.

The reception took place at the Palm House. As the sun went down, we snacked outside on passed hors d’oeuvres and nibbles from a bountiful table filled with crudite, breads and cheeses. The passed snacks were top notch and included crab and apple salad served in crunchy endive leaves (my favorite), two bite pieces of sesame chicken (DMR's favorite) and baby lamb chops. The dinner was held under the glasshouse, which is pretty stunning at night. We began with a lovely salad with blue cheese and candied nuts and then a wedge of baked polenta blanketed by a rich, portobello mushroom sauce. DMR and I both opted for beef as our main course - filet mignons in a mushroom sauce with potatoes and crisp vegetables. Dan put in a good effort with his steak. I should have passed on those final two endive munchies because I was completely stuffed before dinner even began! Dessert was a trio of sorbets (mango, coconut and lemon) served in a martini glass with a cookie cigar as well as a plate of bite-sized cookies and chocolate covered fruit.


The cake was topped with a cute little birdy couple that Jane had created.


Mazel Tov!

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1 Comments:

Blogger Team Chernack said...

wowzers we are famous.
kudos to your food and wedding review...all who love food should trust their nuptules to these folks. no need to pre-snack, just pick from a long list of options and it all rocks. plus the available wine list is also top notch. someone please get married there and invite us so we can actually enjoy the food!

October 15, 2007 9:13 PM  

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