Southampton Wedding Eating Adventure - Day 1

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Carlos and I headed out to Southampton in Long Island, NY for the wedding of two very good friends. Carlos was one of the groomsmen in the wedding party so we stayed for a long weekend so that Carlos could attend the wedding rehearsal the previous day. We watched a little bit of the Royal Wedding on TV then headed out in our car for New London, CT to catch the ferry to Orient, NY. I packed a Mediterranean themed picnic lunch so we could eat before we hopped onto the ferry.

Lo and behold the Mediterranean feast!

First we started off with Mediterranean Style Pasta Salad: Tri-Color Rotini, Sliced Pepperoncini, Tuna, Kalamata Olives, Parsley, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and Salt and Pepper to taste. Perfect meal to make ahead and pack for the next day.

I also packed some Stacy's Pita Chips in Parmesan Garlic & Herb flavor plus a bag of baby carrots I picked up at Wilson Farm. Oh by the way, all and I mean ALL of the produce comes from Wilson Farm. In fact, the produce in all of my posts and all of my recipes comes from that wonderful place.

We sat on a bench outside the ferry and ate while we waited to board. Doesn't Carlos look happy to be eating?

Next up was some fresh Mediterranean Fruit Salad: Sections of Mandarin Oranges, Slices of Kiwi and some Red Grapes. Delicious!

I also made a big batch of Oatmeal Date Cookies. Take your favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and replace the raisins with chop dates! Then voila. You have a nice Mediterranean treat.

Ahoy! It's off we sail from New London, CT to Orient, NY. Carlos is commanding the ferry's caption, who is probably ignoring him.

Off we go! Oh wait, we are still at harbor.

When we arrived at the hotel, we had a complimentary goodie bag waiting for us! It was quite lovely. A small bottle of hard cider with two small drinking cups and bride & groom decorated chocolate dipped oreos! I had the groom one because I figured Carlos would want to eat the decolletage on the bride one.

The rehearsal dinner was family style. Crusty Italian Bread with butter, Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, 3 types of pasta dishes (the Rigatoni Bolognese was my favorite) and a slice of the Grooms Cake for dessert. The cake was lemon flavored (I think) and Carlos hesitated eating it because the entire cake was emblazoned with the New York Yankees logo. Us folks are from Boston. We no like no stinking Yankees! So we ate the cake but not the frosting.

Carlos, seen here, was very late to the rehearsal dinner because he had to do a wardrobe change. I was worried he wouldn't have food so I plated him some salad and pasta and ordered him a drink before he arrived in case all the food disappeared. I'm a good girlfriend aren't I?

As a gift, I got a small bag of bride & groom chocolate dipped pretzels to take home with me!

Stay tuned. Day two of our Southampton Wedding Eating Adventure is next.

1 comment:

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Hey, when you were in New London, CT at the Ferry terminal, you were within walking distance of my place of work. :-) What a small world!

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