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Tasting Delightfulness!

So this past weekend, in lieu of working out at all, I was doing lots and lots of wedding activities. This weekend I’m going to make up for the non running by putting in some miles and I’m looking forward to running tomorrow morning as well. A lot of people have told me that I’m far ahead of schedule with planning, which is great. I also have to take into account that during the month of August, I’ll be in Europe for the month, and September – December are crazy, crazy times at work, so I won’t really be able to do anything at all during those months besides conceal the black circles under my eyes. Once January comes around, we’ll only be a little over a month away! So I know right now is prime time for me to keep chugging away with the planning. So this weekend some wedding activities included something that sounded like the most fun of all wedding planning, and included awesome food, the tasting! Since we are getting married in Camarillo, CA, we made the hour and fourty five minute drive out to Main Course CA‘s kitchen for the tasting. We were greeted with a huge Welcome Bryan and Danica sign and the table was set so cute! I was so excited. I have been working with Rachel from Main Course for a little over a month on the menu, which was all totally her doing and I was SO excited to actually get to meet her, and sit down and have a feast!

When we arrived, we sat down to a veggie tray and warm foccacia bread, which was the most amazing bread I’ve possibly ever had. Straight out of the oven, it was melting in our mouths. Everything that Main Course CA does is farm fresh and all their sauces are home made. What a difference that makes, their ranch, my favorite dipping sauce, was amazing and the butter for the breads was seriously something to write home about. Bryan loved the fact that everything was made there. He is the cook in our relationship and always is making his own sauces and food at the firehouse. It’s really bad at his station to ‘pick up sauce at the market’ and they think that all sauces must be hand made. This proves that they are a little crazy. After that we polished off the great veggie tray and bread basket, we had the three appetizers we are having passed at the cocktail reception.

I forgot to take a picture of this before I took a huge bite it but the cheese, the Kobe beef and the perfect amount of pickle. SOLD on the mini slider! I am a mini slider lover and always get them at many different places, but man, this one was Bryan’s dad’s favorite! It was so fresh and cooked to perfection.

The little fries in the willow cups had ketchup at the bottom and they were great. I really loved the presentation and how easy everything was to eat and carry. I always feel like I want to eat appetizers, but then it’s like where do you hold it and hold your drink and the napkin, it’s a lot going on. But these were perfect and the perfect amount of fries and crispiness!

But these, these were AMAZING! They are little mini corn dogs, with mustard and a little salsa, all made out of farm fresh ingredients. Now, I love a good corn dog, but this with a whole wheat bun was DELICIOUS! I didn’t realize what a difference it makes, but it did. These were Bryan’s favorites. He loved it all but he was raving about the corn dogs, and I was too! The little plates they come on are adorable and convenient.

They had an awesome sangria and served coke with our meal which is also going to be served at the reception and will be what the flowers are in on the tables! There was so much thought that went into the meal and the sangria was amazing. I am so over the moon with everything that Main Course has done.

Then it was onto the meal that will be served at the reception. Rachel and Allison took such great care of us, and it was just a delicious meal, we couldn’t stop eating.

Clockwise: We had the salad, which was really good and I even had a little bit. That’s saying a lot because I don’t eat salad. It had a light dressing and was almost like eating fresh veggies instead of a regular salad. Next we had an amazingly moist chicken with a tomato salsa on top of it. I was surprised how great the chicken was because a lot of time, the chicken can get dried out. Then there were the short ribs which melted in your mouth, the horseradish was the best I’ve had, and again, I don’t even like horseradish sauce. It was so sweet and had a hint of apple. Yum. Then we had my request, the macaroni and cheese, which was by far, some of the best mac and cheese I’ve had! It had the perfect crust and the tomatoes in it were so fresh and it was cooked perfectly and Parmesan cheese is a personal fave.  The grilled veggies captured the wood fire taste perfectly. Bryan’s dad compared them to veggies from a perfect BBQ and finally the fingerling potatoes with the tomato sauce were the perfect compliment to the meal! I was in food heaven, for sure! Throughout the entire meal we couldn’t stop talking about how great everything was and tried to pace ourselves for the icing on the cake, well pie!

We both don’t really like cake, so we opted for pie for our reception. It matches our vintage country look we are going for as well. It was gorgeous and the whipped cream was maybe the best thing I’ve tasted, ever! It was perfect and not overwhelming at all and totally matched the pie flavor. It was overall the best meal I’ve had in a long, long time. Rachel and Main Course totally outdid themselves and I am so excited for everyone to eat all of it at the wedding! Bryan’s parents were in love with the food and thought everything was great as well.

So I would say, the wedding tasting was a huge success! We are so excited to work with Main Course and know our food will be amazing at the wedding. I am so thankful for how hands on they are with me and how helpful they have been from the start. Rachel totally understands my vision and I’m so excited to have her team there for me on my wedding day!


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  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Love this! The mini corndogs are adorable. If I didn’t want to get married before, I do now!

    April 12, 2011 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Keri

    Oooh so much fun! I love gourmet fast food :)

    April 12, 2011 at 11:59 am
  • Reply Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    That is AWESOME! I love your menu. So fun!

    April 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    Now I’m starving. I can’t wait! :)

    April 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    I would get married all over again just to have mini corndogs at my wedding…BRILLIANT!

    April 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Fiona McG

    I’ve been following your blog for a long time so I was dead happy to hear about your engagement :)! CONGRATS!

    The food looks great, I also agree with your mac and cheese request. Though my ideal wedding meal would have more peanut butter…

    April 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Rioruns

    That looks mighty good! Love that they treated you guys well!

    April 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Leigh

    All of the food looks so yummy! Going to be such a fun day for you guys! :)

    April 13, 2011 at 9:19 am
  • Reply Lynn

    That all looks so delicious! Are they a restaurant as well, or do they only do catering?

    I’d love to eat there, if there is a restaurant part!

    April 13, 2011 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Librarian on the Run

    I got so hungry reading this post. Your menu looks delicious! So glad to hear that the wedding planning is going well. It looks like you’re doing a great job!

    April 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Megan Hartley

    Oh. My. Goodness. I am seriously drooling over here! Your descriptions were so vivid and perfect! :) It all looks and sounds so good and I am so glad things are coming together for you!

    April 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    Everything looks delicious!! What a unique meal idea.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Jessica

    Good for you for getting all the big planning out of the way! I did the same thing just so I didn’t have to worry about it or realize when it was too late that it should have been done 6 months before.

    April 19, 2011 at 2:33 am
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