Nuestro sabor en la cena - long
I just wanted to post this in case any other Latina Knottie (LKnottie? LOL) is going through the same. My biggest concern (at first) about the wedding was having a completely standard 'blah' wedding menu that I've eaten in every single other wedding I've attended in this country. At first I had the notion (and no one could talk me out of it) that we'd bring in yummy Spanish food from some tasty hole-in-the-wall joint, to a lavish banquet hall. After weighing the pros (deliciousness, uniqueness) and the cons (cost, cost, cost, cost, cost - what we save in catering fees, we'd more than pay for in 'non-in-house' catering fees, or even if we found our own event space with kitchen, no guarantees that they wouldn't run out of food, and did I mention cost?) I knew I didn't have that option anymore. So while looking around to banquet/reception halls and asking if they could at least incorporate SOME elements of our traditional foods into the menu, I noticed something. I would ask the chef's names. Invariably, 100% of them were Hispanic. Talk about excited! I was like, hey can you Mr. Caterer Manager ask your Senor Chef if he knows how to do this? And JACKPOT. We found a hall that was beautiful, large enough to hold our guests, centrally located, and conveniently close to home AND affordable... with a Hispanic chef who prepared some custom dishes for our tasting that were true Latin dishes. So while I may not get Sra. Lupita's Bangin' Arroz Con Pollo served on Wedgewood - I am getting Chef Andre's awesome Pernil served on Wedgewood along with the standard prime rib, which is delicious, too. Just another adventure in this Latina-Americana's wedding plans!! Thanks for reading.
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