A Wedding at the Tappan Hill Mansion

Last weekend, our friend Frank married his soulmate Leila in a moving ceremony held at the Tappan Hill Mansion. What a beautiful location to begin a new life! The stone mansion, once owned by Mark Twain, had a wall of windows in the back that offer expansive views of the Hudson River. The building and the grounds were simply gorgeous. But, since this is a food blog, we want to talk about the food. We learned that the mansion is an exclusive venue for caterer Abigail Kirsch, Catering Relationships, and the food, besides being plentiful, was quite impressive, full of flavor, and beautifully plated. We had to take some photos, and we thought we'd share them. To Frank and Leila, we say congratulations, mazel tov, and thank you for sharing your special day with us. To the rest of you, enjoy the "food porn."

Starter: Grilled Vegetable Croque Monsieur - eggplant, sundried tomato and fresh mozzarella sandwich griddled in a pesto custard with a salad of white beans, artichokes, fennel and arugula.

Salad: Salad of Baby Greens - crumbled ricotta salata, dried cranberries and spiced walnuts with orange dijon vinaigrette, served with a wedge of warm balsamic drizzled cranberry sage flatbread.

Intermezzo: Mojito Granita - sweet-n-tart mint rum ice served in a lime wedge on a sea salt/sugar bed.

Entree Choice One: Balsamic Beef Tenderloin - roast tenderloin of beef with balsamic rosemary demi glace, tuscan vegetable tian, and orzo black quinoa risotto cake.

Entree Choice Two: Tropical Mahi Mahi - mahi mahi with a cilantro lime marinade, mango-red pepper relish, asparagus spears, and roasted sweet potatoes.

Dessert: Ice Cream Sundaes (and wedding cake, of course!)


Anonymous said...

I used to work there! The food is fantastic and tastes just as good as it looks :) Glad you had a great time!

Kiri W. said...

What a gorgeous cake! :)
I'd love that croque monsieur - this is definitely a dish I grew up with since I have sort of a "second" mother who's French. Never with grilled veggies, though sounds delicious!

Maggie said...

Oh my goodness! You almost never get high quality food like that at a wedding. I wish I had been invited! :-) That cake is unreal too...is the sash on it made of frosting? Wow, lucky you for attending such a novel event. Congrats to your friends!

Lomo said...

Fabulous food and an amazing cake! What a wonderful venue for a wedding!

Peggy said...

What a beautiful array of plates! Congrats to the newlyweds!

jck said...

In a word: WOW.

Dreams of cakes said...

Congradulations to the couple. All dishes look delicious and the cake is superb!!

Tyrone87 said...

Those food look delicious! Tappan Hill Mansion really looks like a great place to hold these weddings. Congratulations to Frank and Leila.

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