I went to Roman House in North Main Street to get the favour boxes but ended up with having two different types which I decorated with purple ribbon. They looked lovely. The ceremony and the celebration was held in Pastis in Glencairn and it was the most perfect setting for such a celebration. The weather was perfect, the ceremony was romantic, the setting was stunning and the food....out of this world. The wedding party was very small, just closest friends and family and I was deeply honoured that I was included. Fiona Tricot is front of house and she truly managed to hire the right staff for the restaurant. Even at 1am the girls were serving drinks and coffee with a smile. Head chef and husband of Fiona, Stephane Tricot is a master of his kitchen. The menu had 3 options each and my salad with conference pears and Roquefort, roasted walnuts and balsamic & honey dressing put me in the right mood for the rest of the meal which was pan fried sea bass with lemon & caper sauce, baby roast potatoes and vegetables (and they had the right crunch and weren't cooked to a mushy consistence). My creme brulee was perfect with a thin later of sugar crunch and a set custard underneath. The food consoled me for the fact that I was driving back the same day and couldn't enjoy the wine. The red wine was a Idrias Abiego Somontano 2005, a mix of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tempranillo, a dark cherry colour with a long finish. I could only have one glass with the food and wished that the bottle would have been opened a bit earlier as the tannin was a bit too strong for my own taste....but by the end of the meal, the full intense flavour of the wine came through. The white option was a Domaine Bellevue 2006, a Sauvignon which went down well with my fellow diners.
The cake was made by Posh Nosh in Rathcormack. A chocolate cake int he shape of 2 hearts. It was moist, rich and sooooooo good that you just knew it will be bad for your waistline. The day was perfect and I was happy for C & K as they deserved this perfect day....so romantic that even I shed a tear....(and that almost never happens). I was home by 2:30 in the morning and feel asleep with a big smile on my face as the day proved that there are fairy tales...
Sunday was spent in a lazy state with playing with my dogs, falling asleep on the sofa and watching Germany beating Poland quite easily (seriously, Poland played well).
Hope you all had a great weekend as well....tell me all about it if you like, and wishing you a great week ahead.