Monday, April 12, 2010

Wedding Feast - First of Four for 2010

Last weekend, I had the good fortune of being invited to a friend's wedding, where the lovely couple are close friends of my boyfriend for many years. Families, loved ones, and friends of the bride and groom all gathered to show their congratulations and give best wishes to the couple. Unlike the ceremony earlier in the day, no one had to be quiet anymore at the reception. This was the time to eat (a 10-course meal), drink (open bar), and dance (live band) the night away, in honor of the couple's marriage. The weather was perfect, the venue was classy, the atmosphere was festive, and most importantly, it was the couple and the celebration of their love for each other that made the night so special. I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to celebrate with them on their special day.  The married couple is now on their honeymoon as I write this post =)

Having said all that, lets move on to the food, huh? One word to describe it: Exquisite. Would you just take a look at the 10-course menu? If all the wedding receptions serve such delicious food (which is not always the case), I would die happy hahaha. And yes, as my post title indicates, I have 4 weddings to go to this year, so expect to see 3 more blogs of about wedding food!

Note: please excuse the poor picture quality. I was too lazy to bring my SLR so I only had my point-and-shoot camera; far from ideal under dim lighting.

Notice the "Late Night Nyamming". How cool is
that??? This is the first time I've seen late night food
and snacks at a wedding reception! *thumbs up* 

Baked Conch with Scallop and Shrimp

Baked Conch with Scallop and Shrimp

Beef Tenderloin and Suckling Pig

Crab Claw

Crab Claw

Shark's Fin Soup

Dried Scallops and Mushrooms on Snow Pea Leaves

Sole Fish Prepared in Two Different Styles

Deep Fried Chicken

Baked Lobster with Butter and Garlic

Steamed Rice with Dry Scallops in Lotus Leaves

Steamed Rice with Dry Scallops in Lotus Leaves

E-Fu Noodles with Dumplings in Soup

Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to take pictures of the desserts or any of the food listed under "Late Night Nyamming". Actually, I didn't even eat dessert or any of the late night snacks. You heard right - I did not eat dessert - this should be a shocker to all of you who know me well.  If all of you must know, I was too busy taking advantage of the open bar  =)

But wow, what a night. I'm sure everyone departed full of good food, fancy cake (except for me), booze, and above all, happy memories. Congratulations to the beautiful couple again!