We tasted 2 hous d'oeuvre menus for teh cocktail hour. We liked pretty much everything and ended up picking a couple of seafood options (the coconut shrimp and the ceviche from the carribean menu, the guacamole and quessadilla for the vegetarians from the mexican menu and the beef skewers and something else from the international menu.
We tasted 4 menu options. Here is my review of all of the dishes. All in all anything would have been great. I am particularily impressed with the desserts which are soooo yummy.
|Salmon Carpaccio - i do not eat fish, but my fiancee said it was ok|
|Guava and Mezcal sherbet - good but we mostly liked the lime one|
|Surf and turf (beef fillet and jumbo shrimps) - we ended up choosing this one for the main course; the filet was nicely medium to medium well cooked, was juicy and very good; I do not eat seafood but my fiancee said the shrimp was good; it comes with 2 pieces of asparagus and a little bit of baked mashed potatoes|
|Bitter Italian chocolate - it was good but a little too runny|
|Coffee and petit fours|
|Feta cheese and Balsamic vinaigrette salad - nothing special; just lettuce, cucumber and feta cheese; it was good|
|Lemon and vodka sherbet - we liked this one the best and choose it for our wedding|
|Wellington beef fillet - it was very good; the issue in my oppinion is that it is well done and no everyone likes that; it is baked in a pastry cover; my fiancee liked it very much but we decided not to go with it because not everyone may like it in our opinion|
|Cr¨me br»l©e - was very good|
| Coffee and petit fours |
Ana was so great to let us pick and choose from the different menus.
On the cake, I loved all of them. We tasted: vanilla, pineapple, strawberry. We eneded up choosing the strawberry. They are all vanilla based cakes layered with cream (I think vanilla) and fruit. They are amazing all. I did not taste the chocolate because my fiancee does not like chocolate.
We had no luck with Walmart. It is a small store and they do not have the cylinders that we need. Since I will be using the cylinders both at the wedding and at the reception , Ana agreed to just bring them from the church aftre the ceremony, so I will be buying them from them. I have not been quoted a price yet, because I am getting them through my ceremony planner and she is working on my quote now. (better said next year)
If the florist doe not take them back I will gladly leave them for you with Ana because I will definitely not be taking them back. I will probably have 8-10 tables.
We think we will not be dong favors, but have a welcome bag for guests. I am not sure what I will be putting in the welcome bag yet. I found a cheap tote for $2 that I will be buying and I will add for sure: a personalized thank you letter, wedding weekend schedule - we are having some actiities: renting a catamoran, going to cichen itza, etc, sun screen and other stuff (maybe some mexican candy).
Well, I hope this helps.