Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: La Degustacion. Food Tasting

 One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -V.Woolf

On Friday, November 5th, 2011, my husband and I arrived at Hacienda Herradero Viejo for our dinner sampling! We were going to decide on an appetizer, soup, and entree. Going into the tasting, all we  knew is that we wanted the entree to be chicken. 

Appetizers




The first option for the appetizer was a creamy seafood mix on top of a flaky, baked, type of pastry bread. I didn't like this one, but my husband did.

The second was a spinach crepe. I forget what type of sauce it was drenched in, but I do remember it being too salty for my liking. My husband did like it, but agreed that it was too salty. This was a maybe, if the salt was adjusted.

The third option, were mini empanadas. There were five different kinds of filling; mushroom, broccoli, cauliflower, potato and a mixed one. They were topped off a delicious chipotle sauce. These were our favourite! Sooo yummy!

Crema: Cream based soups

 I absolutely loved the presentation of the soups! It's perfect, a soup in a round bun! Get to dip the top, and work your way down.

There were three options for la cream; cream of broccoli, cream of mushroom, and cream of cilantro. Each soup had a different type of cheese in it too. But, the only one I can remember is the cream of cilantro with panel cheese. I loved the cream of broccoli, my husband was very fond of the cream of cilantro with panela.


 Entree




 There were two choices of meat for the main dish; chicken or pork. As I mentioned before, we knew we wanted chicken. We tried the pork, it was good, but too dry. Even the delicious chipotle sauce couldn't rescue it. We did not want to take that risk of presenting a dry meal to our guests.

Chicken entree, was presented in two ways: (1) Drenched with delicious pistachio olive oil and nuts, and dried fruits inside. (2) Drenched in a savoury cream, which at this time, can't recall! Hahaha, but it was good!

The next part of the main dish had to be decided, the accompanying side. There were four options;(1) Kebab of seasonal veggies, (2) Warm fruit puree on top of a baked apple slice, (3) Baked potato, or (4) Baked spinach roll topped with sesame seeds.

The Meal





We decided on the vegetable empanadas for the appetizer, cilantro and panela for the cream based soup, and both ways of preparing the chicken, with the fruit puree and spinach roll. 

The food was a hit at our reception. Everyone kept on complimenting our food choices and how everything tasted to amazing!!!!! Yay! :)


besos, bendiciones y buenas vibras.

50 comments :

  1. yumm everything looks so delicious!! Can't wait to see more pictures :)

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    1. :) It was pretty tasty! And I can't wait to show you more!! Thanks <3

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  2. everything looks so delicious!
    lovely post :)

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  3. Wow I just had lunch, but everything looks SO good!! Congrats again, lady!

    xo Carlina
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  4. You made me so hungry now!!!!Congratulations ^-^

    I'm following you, return love back?
    xo
    Anastasia

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  5. congratulations¡¡¡ a lot of delicious meals¡¡¡¡ thanks a lot to comment my blog

    besos desde españa

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  6. I love that quote!! The food looks so yummy!! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I am following you, would you like to follow me?

    Callmesnakke

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  7. That meal looks divine!! I love the V. Woolf quote too!

    Thanks for stopping by and showing some love. I am now following your blog feel free to do the same :)

    xx
    Krissie

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  8. Wow everything looks delicious! Yummy post!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such a cute comment.

    I started to follow you with Google Friend Connect!
    Hope you'll follow me back :)

    xoxo, Oana

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  9. Yumm yumm yumm. Mexico has great food, all kinds of food, not just Mexican food. This took me back to some yummy times. I love the way they utilize cream in that country, all the way to the spaghetti.

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    1. cream is the secret ingredient ;) mmm!!! se me antojo soap de fideo!

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  10. Oh my this food looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Great food Yum Yum...Thanx for your lovely comment :)

    Gr8 blog :)....Wanna follow each other with GFC, Twitter and Facebook ?

    ♡ StylishByNature.com

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  12. wow but this food seems so superdelicious yummmy
    love and kiss,mary

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  13. looks delicious, Nina!! we'll probably go with chicken, too -- a pretty safe choice among large groups of people, we hope!

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    1. It is safe a decision! :) who doesn't like chicken,right?!

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  14. Wow, Nina, you made my mouth water.

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  15. Hi !
    Thank you for your comment on my blog, it's a pleasure to discover yours ! :)
    Mimii

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  16. Me alegra que todo saliera bien =))

    besos

    C

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  17. This food looks really delicious, there are so many things that I haven't ever tried... I'd like to someday though :)

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    1. I agree! I have to try many thing too :)

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  18. Everything looks delicious....very mouth watering. I love your posts.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm gladly following you now, I hope you'll follow me back :)

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  19. Oh my word, everything looks DELICIOUS!
    My mouth is watering just looking at them. Haha

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    1. hahaha my mouth was watering while I wrote this post :P

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  20. Congratulations! Thank you for dropping by my blog :)
    Also that idea for soup presentation is absolutely fantastic!

    Have a lovely day! :)

    ElyAnn
    xx
    TheSpicyItalian

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  21. This looks so fabulous - your meals are making me hungry! :P You're looking beautifully radiant as well. :)

    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow does dishes are beautiful! I'm sure it will feel my tummy with yummy goodness!

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  23. Congratulation for your wedding!!! Those food looked super yummy!! xoxo

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  24. It seems delicious.
    xoxo

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Thanks for leaving the positive vibes! Many besos,bendiciones and buenas vibras. I will be sure to send them back!xo