Sunday, August 24, 2008

Olive & Jeff Wedding at The Mandarin Oriental

It's wedding season for me again! This time it's my very good and wonderful friend Olivia Marimel Poe's turn to tie the knot with her wonderful beau Jeff Mique. Congratulations to the happy couple!!!!!!! =)

Their reception was as wonderful as they are! It was held at the Mandarin Oriental, Makati.

This is their lovely and uberly delicious wedding no less than BIZU

A three-layer, ALL EDIBLE, dark chocolate truffle cake with an almond roca-layer and creme brulee coating, adorned with fresh strawberries and chocolate rolls....oh-lala.... DELICOUS! Let me tell you that! =D

Prior to dinner, we had cocktail give time for the couple to have their pictorials and the guests to relax and mingle...and enjoy canapes, pistachio and macadamia nuts with flowing cocktails, red and white wine and ......ASTI MARTINI (sooooo good!). We were entertained by music as we "cock-tailed" along =) hehehe...lovely! Lovely!

Dinner was romantic with the elegant ballroom setting and dim continued to flow....

It was a sit down dinner that started with freshly baked bread rolls...this one was a crusty poppy seed roll

Seared Salmon Loin Fillet on Garlic Herb Aioli and Mesculin Green s in Balsamico Dressing served with Mango Salsa

A light and refreshing salad that was fabulous with the wine wine

Cream of Roasted Pumpkin with Parsley Foam and Sesame Lavosh

Deliciously creamy and flavorful! The sesame lavosh makes for a nice and light compliment of crunch to the rich soup

see the parsley foam make a lovely swirl in the roasted pumkin nice =)

Oven Roasted Beef Tenderloin Medallion with Peppercorn Sauce served with Gratin Potatoes and Mediterranean Vegetables

cooked medium well....a vary satiating entree!

Apple Crumble with Rum Raisin Ice Cream in Brandy Syrup

this was a perfect cap to a wondeful dinner course!

a slice of the wedding cake....

wow!!! As is our dessert was not enough a sweet ending....this is one of the best wedding cakes I have ever had! I remember the last time I was so simpressed with wedding was by Alex a wedding I attended at Antonio's Garden, Tagaytay...that was amazingly delicious too! I think it's nice to have all edible wedding cakes...that are REALLY EDIBLE! Most wedding cakes tend to just be pretty fixtures during the banquet...cakes are meant to be eaten and enjoyed =)

And...more sweets here....pralines...chocolate truffles...

macadamia nuts....

and yes...M & M's =)

....nice nibblies as we had more wine and cocktails....dancing...chatting as the night went through.

True to the virtue of celebration! My fellow foodie...dear friend and amazing baker to a mrs.....good luck to your new life ahead!!! =) mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!


Manggy said...

Naks, ang sosyal naman ;) Everything looks delicious!

Jen Tan said...

hahaha yeah sowshal nga =)