Love and Food in the Big D

Friday, February 27, 2009

Will work for FOOD!!

So seriously, who in their right mind would pass up an opportunity to work along side one of the BEST chefs in Dallas, handing out the most delectable yummy treats you’ve yet to see? On every occasion that Chad has ever invited me to an event or charitable function that he needed to attend, I’ve taken full advantage...and tagged along. :) This particular function was a rather touching one and I was delighted to help! In honor of the Camp John Marc organization, Chad was asked, along with 10 other restaurants around Dallas, to produce and hand out morsels from their respective restaurants. Set at the Ritz here in Dallas, the atmosphere was lively and cheerful with a live band playing in one corner, casino games in one room and rooms filled with awesome auction items for all to choose from. The food and wine flowed… and we ended the night with swollen feet, achy bodies but full and HAPPY bellies. It was awesome! Thanks for the invite Love, can’t wait for the next one!

My love, perfecting his plate of goodies. :)

Avocado puree that began the layers of Alaskan King crab and snow crab, followed by a creamed corn puree topped then with toasted almonds... all in the cutest taco/phyllo type shell you've ever seen!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Two bites later, we found heaven...

One hour after we arrived at La Duni, we found ourselves on a drunken sugar high of bliss. After a long discussion with Dunia Borga herself about our vision for our cake, we committed ourselves to the most GLORIOUS wedding cake we could've hoped for. Imagine layers upon heavenly layers of THIS!!
Cuatro Leches Vanilla Mantecada Cake-
Layered mantecada vanilla sponge cake, soaked in cuatro leches sauce. Topped with carmelized swiss meringue and dotted with an arequipe caramel reduction. Served with extra tres leches sauce and arequipe caramel.
OH. MY. GOD!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Weekend with our Fockers.. :)

So if planning a wedding wasn't enough of a stressful situation to contend with, we took a weekend opportunity to fly the parental units out to Dallas for a nice long "Meet-n-Greet". Although Chad and I had met eachothers family, they hadn't actually met EACHOTHER. Chad's mom flew in from Cali, and my parents flew in from the valley, and you know, it actually turned out MUCH, MUCH better than expected! Everyone had a great time and loved the fact that Chad and I had planned a weekend FULL of everything WEDDING! We started out every morning with a tasty and relaxing brunch then headed out to various things like WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING, an oh so yummy but oh so tummy aching cake tasting, a trip to visit our reception site and church, then ended the weekend with a PARTY at our clubhouse in their honor! We had a great turnout of friends and family from Chad and my work!! A GRAND time was had by all! :)