Trying out the Food

What happens when you schedule your food tasting and leave your camera at home?

You get to experience my super awesome Blackberry photos (apologies in advance!).

Last Wednesday, the Mr. and I headed down to Windows on Washington during our lunch break to taste out two of our options for dinner. We are doing a combo entree, which will contain two small portions of some sort of protein, so we would be tasting two different entrees, a side and two different salads.

So, what did we try?

Chicken Sonoma: Chicken breast with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and an herb wine cream sauce. Mmmmm”¦



Tenderloin of Beef Kabobs: Marinated beef tenderloin with a grilled portabella demi-glace

Mixed Green Salad: Mixed green salad with walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette (Can you tell we enjoyed this one?).

Everything was seriously delicious. We will be going back in the next week or so to try out some different sauces for the beef tenderloin. We weren’t fans of the portabella demi-glace, it was a bit heavy. The veggies were delicious, but given that we both love broccoli and cauliflower (and green beans), we opted for a California Medley (broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and carrots).

We still have to pick out our appetizers, some of which we may have them do custom combos, so it fits with our main entree. Plus, we also have entree options for our Veggie friends, nut allergy friends and gluten free friends. I love a venue that is willing to work with you!

And, how could I forget? We will also have roasted baby gold Yukon potatoes as our other side option.

Potato heart? Coincidence? I think not.

Were you pleased with your tasting after the first visit? Did you have to tweak the menu a few times to get it perfect?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Argyle

Location:
St. Louis
Wedding Date:
September 2010

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    vicarswifeintraining 579 posts, Busy bee @ 6:49 pm

    is your FI stabbing that potato heart?…….. :D

    that raspberry vinaigrette sounds soooo nice!

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    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 7:09 pm

    Yum, sounds delish! Putting together the food was one of my favorite parts of wedding planning!

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    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:12 pm

    Mmmm, it all sounds and looks so good, even with your phone pics! And the potato heart is so cute!

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    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 7:15 pm

    oh my goodness that potato heart is so cute!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:16 pm

    Yum!

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 8:44 pm

    Yum! That sounds amazing!!!

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    MsBunting 229 posts, Helper bee @ 11:41 pm

    We luckily had a venue that let us pick whatever we really wanted with limited guidelines. We actually brought in recipes we thought would be great, and the venue made those, as well as one other in each category for the tasting. We ended up going with their ideas! Food looks great!

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    taco 946 posts, Busy bee @ 12:36 am

    We worked out the menu beforehand on paper, then had it and loved it. We just had to add a chicken to round things out.

    Your heart potato means it’s love, I’m sure ;)

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    winter 1333 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:59 am

    we never had a tasting but i think yours looks wonderful! our food was spectacular! there were some dishes that we definetly liked more than others but everyone thought the food was fantastic

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    mishelleez 3319 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:20 am

    Your chicken dish sounds like something I would LOVE. We are just in the middle of setting up ours right now!

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    mimi06d 646 posts, Busy bee @ 8:50 am

    The chicken sonoma looks delicious! The food at our tasting was so good, we ended up adding an additional entree to the menu. We couldn’t choose. :)

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:51 am

    We’re still working on ours, but were surprised by our tasting, I ended up going for things I wasn’t expecting.

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:53 am

    Mmmm the chicken looks delishhhh

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    zippylef 7878 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 8:18 pm

    Ah. Windows on Washington! So jealous. They were out of my budget. :(

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