Hello fellow Sapphire brides! We were in PDC last week for a last minute vacation and had the opportunity to visit Now Sapphire, meet with Juan Carlos and do a menu tasting. Overall the food was all very good, but I thought you might be interested in our opinions on the food we tried. Keep in mind that with different cooks in the kitchen at any time, I'm sure the quality could vary somewhat, but these were our experiences. Anything with a * was a favorite.
Cold hors d'oeuvres
- Sushi & Nigiri - This came with a wide variety of items - I think 5. We found the rice was undercooked, but Juan Carlos also commented on that and said that it is usually better and that he really likes the sushi there. He even mentioned it to the manager. Note that a lot of the rolls included cream cheese, which is not my favorite, so if you want to avoid that, you could try making a special request.
- * Sliced tomato & mozarella al pesto - Delicious & very fresh tasting. Good vegetarian option.
- * Prosciutto ham bruschetta - Loved this as well.
- * Shredded beef mini tostada - Super yummy!
Hot hors d'oeuvres
- * Beef brochettes with rosemary sauce - Beef was super tender. I think it also came with zucchini on the skewer? Oh, and the skewer was a rosemary stem.
- Fried shrimp & bacon - This was one large prawn wrapped in bacon on a skewer. FI loved this (of couse). I liked it and I do normally think "everything's better with bacon", but the bacon on mine was very fatty. I think his was more meaty. Luck of the draw,
- Cheese and bell pepper turnovers - These would be better described as empanadas. Not a lot of flavor though.
- Mini cordon bleu - Came with a sauce that was quite tasty, but overall thought it was pretty standard stuff.
- Fried chicken taquitos - A bit dry & bland.
- * Pork baked in leaves "sopes" - This was shredded pork and a sopes is sort of like a tostada. Absolutely amazing.
Sweet hors d'oeuvres
- * Vanilla custard flan - Traditional and very good.
- * Coffee eclair - This was more like a mini cream puff, coated in chocolate, with a coffee cream filling. Yummy.
- * Mexican fritters with powdered cinnamon sugar - Also like a mini cream puff, filled with whipping cream. Amazing.
- Mini cheesecake - Admittedly cheesecake is not my fav, but this also seemed a bit dry.
- * Marinated fish ceviche (Eternity Menu) - I LOVE ceviche and this was very nicely done and beautifully presented.
- * Mixed lettuce and shrimps, diced mango and ginger, mango dressing (Divine Menu) - This was so pretty to look at! I can't believe I didn't take a picture. It's actually 2 large prawns and the salad part is rolled inside a thin slice of cucumber. Hard to describe, but you get a "salad roll" and then the 2 prawns.
- * Tomato chicken broth with corn tortilla strips, etc. (Eternity Menu) - Typical tortilla soup with a tomato based broth. Very tasty.
- Creamy lobster soup, brandy scented (Divine Menu) - Would describe this as a bisque. It was too rich for my tastes, but I'm sure some people would love it.
Main Courses (all Divine Menu)
- Supreme of chicken stuffed with seafood - I didn't find this had a lot of flavor and the meat was a bit dry. The champagne sauce is cream based.
- Surf & turf of beef filet and shrimps, etc. - This was a filet mignon and 2 prawns. The sauce was very rich. The meat was not as tender as I would expect and there was quite a bit of gristle.
- * Beef filet bordelaise - So tender & delicious! Liked the potatoes as well.
Desserts (all Divine Menu)
- Pistaccio panacota - Nice, not too heavy.
- * Cognac truffle cake - OMG chocolate covered chocolate mousse. To die for.
I wish I had taken more pictures. I don't know why I didn't. But everything was beautifully presented. I definitely found that the descriptions can be somewhat misleading so you might want to inquire further if there is anything specific that is important to you. In our case, my FI is lactose intolerant (but I'm not letting that stop us from a good meal - too bad for him LOL), and I was surprised that some of the items included cream, cheese or other dairy product. I wouldn't have known that from the description.
Anyhow, I hope this helps with your menu planning. Let me know if you have any questions!
Edited by vancouverpetunia, 11 April 2015 - 11:13 AM.