22 Nov Picture Perfect Cuisine at the Darlington House
It was another perfect day in La Jolla, San Diego. The weather was amazing and made for another beautiful wedding day at the Darlington House. This is one of my favorite venues, especially when all the trees are covered in lights and the twilight sparkle fills the sky.
The antiqued color theme for this wedding was burnt copper and shades of taupe, made to match the flower arrangements and decor perfectly, all illuminated by accent lighting. The champagne tree was lit and covered in flutes filled for a welcoming refreshment. As guests arrived, the ever so famous Abbey appetizers were being tray passed. The grand courtyard beneath the fountain was a perfect scene for various photographs of the gorgeous couple. These were accompanied by an enormous flower arrangement, floating candles and more clusters of candles surrounding the guests from head to toe, setting the mood for the evening.
The fresh Abbey appetizers come out, pleasing the guests with delicious New England blue crab cakes, crisped to perfection and topped off with a dab of lobster aioli. The fresh fish of the evening was ahi poke on a won ton wafer with a sesame sauce and sesame seeds for garnish. Our hand crafted array of hummus was prepared on a freshly baked pita flat bread, the variety of flavor so abundant that it offers tastes of the multiple ethnic influences we can offer. Our tri-colored bruschetta is tasty and hard to say no to, consisting of a garlic goat cheese, pesto and sun-dried tomato basil, garnished beautifully. The taste is something you must experience, as with all of the Abbey’s wonderful menu selections.
The evening was now underway and the excited couple captured all of this on film, with plenty of beautiful family pictures taken in the garden prior to the main course. The Abbey salad was altered to accommodate the tastes of our guests and the newlyweds, with slivered Almonds instead of candy coated walnuts, served with mixed greens and crumbled feta dried cranberries with a raspberry vinaigrette. The custom menu built by our executive chef Matt included a delicious panko chicken with a zaatar crust coating in a white wine reduction sauce, served with crisp asparagus and herb and basil infused rice. The larger head table was a great sight, the beautiful bridesmaids and happy groomsmen making the honorary speeches that always leads into a great toast.
The guests partied into the night and everyone seemed be on the dance floor breaking it down to our great DJs who were keeping the party going. Our fabulous event staff made it possible to accommodate such a fabulous event with above caliber service, and great tastes to fit any budget.