I took a break from Chowhound (and most everything else) back in March, to prepare for, and enjoy, our wedding. Some hounds had asked me to share some food photos from the wedding, so I thought I'd play around with the new photo story option.
Several Chowhounds helped make our wedding wonderful: mariacarmen came up from San Francisco to be my woman of honor, and she worked like mad doing all the last minute prep: shopping, slicing plating, etc. Neecies went above and beyond the call, making plate after plate of wonderful food. Freida and her husband provided the music. BombayUpWithaTwist and her husband came all the way up from L.A. to celebrate with us. Nightsinge performed our ceremony and filled the room with love and laughter.
It was very difficult to narrow down to ten pictures, and some amazing dishes didn't even make it into the photos. No photo of the porcini-stuffed pork roast, for example. Or the panzanella, the platter of imported cheeses, the Tuscan liver pâté, mariacarmen's mushrooms, the caponata, the many bottles of wine....
The foodish bouquets: Artichokes and herbs. Boutonnieres had herbs and chiles.
Lots of oysters and some busy shucking going on.
Salmon carpaccio, by Neecies.
Giardinera with shrimp, by Neecies.
Garbanzo purée with rosemary squid, by Mr. Nightshade.
Tuna confit with tomatoes and olive tapenade, made by me.
The beautiful cauliflower mousse, by Neecies.
The haricorts verts with pesto, the torrone, the skewered zucchini ribbons, and in the distance, the salumi platter. All by Neecies!
And the top of the lopsided cake that I was throwing together at the last minute! It had several layers of chocolate olive oil cake, interspersed with ricotta, grappa and berries, and topped with ganache and more berries.