We had our tasting with our wedding-reception caterer, Blue Mesa.
The star of the tasting was definitely one of our side dishes that we’ll be serving, the Chimayo Market corn.
Basically, they take a corn on the cob and dress it with butter, sauce, spices, and cheese like so:
Image via Dallas Observer / Photograph by Sarah Johnson
Then, they saw off the fresh, piping-hot kernels onto a plate. The dish comes out with some of the kernels still stuck to each other. (Oh God, I love that!)
Photograph by Ree Drummond via The Pioneer Woman
Oh so fresh.
Part of their presentation includes a lot of fresh produce on display at the catering tables. The night of our tasting they were having one of their seasonal buffets going on at the restaurant, so I got to take a look at what their buffet-style catering looks like in full force.
So then, I got to thinking about corn and weddings! Check out these fun inspiration pics.
Image via Embellishing Life
How corny! (hardy har har)
Here’s our entire menu:
STREET TACO PARTY
Includes rainbow chips (sweet potato chips, blue corn tortilla chips, white corn tortilla chips), red salsa, fire roasted salsa, fresh guacamole
Chipotle chicken, smoked pulled pork (assembled by catering staff on-site with fresh, handmade tortillas)
Jumbo shrimp with red peppers and pineapple, grilled veggie
Southwestern Caesar salad, Chimayo Market corn, smoky black beans, ginger rice
I’m really, really pleased with how our tasting went. The food might appear pretty generic Tex-Mex at first glance, which I think will please the picky eaters in attendance. But once you sit down with your plate, you’ll get to enjoy the flavor explosion (TWSS) of all the surprising touches Blue Mesa puts into their recipes. I hope everyone will be pleasantly surprised!
I’ve heard countless horror stories (at least they are horrifying to me) of brides who don’t get to eat dinner on their wedding day. If, for whatever reason, I am too busy/stressed/excited to eat on the wedding day and can’t stomach eating this food, I will probably start crying.
They also include those beautiful Fiestaware plates you see in the above photo.
Blue Mesa is also proving a margarita machine for the evening—since our menu basically demands a tasty marg’ alongside it, don’t you think?
So tell me, what was the best wedding food you’ve ever had?