On a lovely, crisp, sunny autumn’s day, Olivia & Colin got married at Gloster House in Co. Offaly, surrounded by sixty of their nearest and dearest.
From the moment we met with Olivia, her mother, and her Wedding Planner & Event Stylist, Alise Taggart, we knew it was going to be a magnificent day full of lots of joy, laughter and style.
Olivia and Colin travelled from the windy city, Chicago in Illinois, USA to have an Irish wedding and we were very pleased that they chose Posh Nosh to cater for their day.
Olivia and Colin wanted a bespoke menu, and toyed with the idea of either a Beef or Lobster dish for their main course. At their tasting, our Executive Chef Tolson and his team put together a few ideas for Olivia and her mom to taste. From there, we combined the two to create a “Surf & Turf” dish. With Lobster being one of Tolson’s personal favourites, it was no surprise when he got incredibly excited at the prospect!
Following their ceremony, their guests enjoyed a delicious selection of Savoury Canapés in the Music Room whilst sipping on Irish Whiskey “on the Rocks” (we even picked up the lingo!), Champagne, Red & White Wine and Still Water with Ice & Lemon.
We wanted to give their guests the full Irish experience, and so we chose their canapé selection carefully to showcase all of our local ingredients and suppliers – although we kept in a USA traditional one, just to give them some familiarity!
- Locally Smoked Salmon on Blinis with Dill Mayo and Capers
- Irish Cheddar with Ballymaloe Relish and Mini Oatcakes
- Dublin Bay Prawn with Crispy Iceberg and Marie Rose Sauce
- Waldorf Salad on Endive
Once the reception had came to an end, their guests made their way over to the beautiful Dining Room, where Alise and her team had worked their magic tirelessly all morning on a decadent and stunning table design with crockery, glassware and cutlery from Cater Hire, and linen tablecloths and napkins from Gotcha Covered. Alise had chosen Informal Florist to provide a beautiful backdrop of flowers, which gave the room that final “wow” factor.
The bride and groom then sat down to a beautiful 6 course dinner by candle light, consisting of a fish and sorbet course.
Lightly Whipped Goat’s Cheese with Heritage Beetroot, Mini Beetroot Meringues, Candied Walnuts drizzled with Honey, Balsamic Pearls and Micro Leaves
Served with our Homemade Wheaten Bread
Hake Lobster Bisque, Saffron Foam and Copeland Island Crab with Wholegrain Crème Fraiche accompanied with a Demi-Tasse of Pea, Pear & Watercress Soup with Pea Shoots
Homemade Lemon Sorbet
Posh Nosh Surf & Turf: Grilled Lobster Tail with a Lemon Butter, Seared Fillet of Irish Beef with a Rich Madeira Jus, Gratin Potatoes and Fine Green Beans
Assiette of Piquant Lemon Tart, Chocolate Tart with Honeycombe and Strawberry Tart with Crème Patisserie
Served with Bowls of Lightly Whipped Cream
Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee
Posh Nosh Homemade Fudge
Late into the evening, the bride and groom decided to re-energise their guests for more dancing and drinks with a midnight supper – this time, they went for something a little bit more American, and it definitely went down a treat with everyone!
Cones of French Fries and Tomato Ketchup
Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Baked Irish Ham and Red Onion Marmalade
We wish the bride and groom, the new Mr and Mrs Commito all the very best in their marriage, and we hope that they and their guests enjoyed their Irish adventure!
Team Posh Nosh xx