HIS: Hi, it’s been awhile. What have I been up to? Well in short, I’ve been criss crossing the country attending weddings & charity functions. While it was fun & certainly had wayyyy too many vodka tonics, it is good to be home and have absolutely nothing to do (other than food shopping of course) for awhile; and not eating dinners at a round table for a change.
To recap, I went to a couple of fun weddings. One in particular was the nuptial of one of my best friends who I’ve known since 9th grade. The wedding was in Williamsburg VA, on a championship golf course/resort. The facility was fantastic. It had two courses by the James River and 10 clay tennis courts (being a complete tennis geek, I loved it!) From the check-in, everyone were so friendly and they give you one of these personal ID cards, of which you can charge everything around the resort on it, a very dangerous proposition.
And the wedding itself was asolutely great, perfect weather, perfect venue, complete with an awesome Photobooth that the GF and I definitely took way too much advantage of.
All in all, I’m so so happy for the Bride and Groom and for everything they and their families have endured this past year, it was truly a magnificent event and was an incredible honor to be a part of it. On the “sappy” side, it’s great to to see someone who you’ve grown up with, who had gone thru some good and tough moments, to not only becoming a great friend but also a happy man with good morals and high ethical standards. MS, just one advice buddy: “Happy Wife, Happy Life”.
Now onto the food. One of the treats of being in the wedding party is the rehearsal dinner. And this one certainly didn’t disappoint. The restaurant, Blue Talon Bistro (http://bluetalonbistro.com) was in old-town Williamsburg with a French influenced American menu. Everything had a simple presentation yet were very flavorful. A classic Charcuterie Plate full of cured meats and foie gras pates kick started our night, then it was followed by an aged Prime Rib cooked to perfect medium rare (is there another temperature to eat Prime Rib?). The dessert was – well, a classic favorite of mine, Creme Bulee with a cup of Illy coffee. Simply Perfect.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Sunday brunch was just the icing on the cake. I’ll let the pictures below do the talking… MS and SS, you certainly threw a hell of a party and sent everyone home on VERY FULL STOMACHS.
Another weddings we went to was of the GF’s cousin down in Orange County, CA. This one was a beautiful beach ceremony complete with raucous reception with a ton of alcohol. I can’t even do a food review because honestly all we did were throwing back shots and margaritas… Like I said earlier, wayyy too much drinking.
In the end, I have to say that I loved all of the weddings. In addition to the celebrations, they also provided great opportunities to catch up with friends and family which I so appreciate these days. I am extremely happy for all of the happy couples and wish them nothing but the happiest futures.