We started Day 2 of our Southampton Wedding adventure with a walk around the center of town. The receptionist at the hotel recommended that we stop by a place called The Golden Pear. It's literally the only place in the area where you can get a hot breakfast and a nice cuppa hot tea or joe in the morning. Otherwise, your grumbling tummy will be unhappy as you stroll by the endless preppy clothes store fronts that line the Southampton blocks.
I had a bowl of Hearty Oatmeal with brown sugar, berries, bananas and cinnamon. It came with a side of melon and extra berries. Delicious! I felt good eating this because I knew it was healthy and would fill me up with good fiber.
Carlos got their Southwestern Omelet Wrap that came with chorizo and all sorts of fixings (he asked for it without salsa, he is a restaurant diva remember?!).
Then it was wedding time!
After the wedding, there was a cocktail hour at Oso Restaurant, part of the Southampton Inn.
They passed out some amazing appetizers including crab cake balls, shrimp cake balls, teriyaki sticks, bruschetta, etc. There was also a spread of assorted cheeses, crackers, crudite and fruit. It was open bar so I got a couple of Sea Breezes which is a cocktail that consists of vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice. I had never had one before and boy was it tasty. I didn't feel the alcohol until the second one and by then I was ready to PARTAY!
Here is the bride and groom's dining table with all sorts of appetizers from the cocktail hour. See Derek Jeter in the back? Yeah ignore him! Carlos and I are Bosox fans all the way!
First course was a lovely and simple Caesar salad served with a roll and some butter. Perfect!
The table setting was stunning. The bridge chose a green and black theme which I thought was very stylish.
There were four main courses to chose from. A vegetarian option, a meat option, a chicken option and a fish option. The meat option was Braised Shortribs topped with fried onion strings, mashed potatoes with rosemary and a side of broccoli and carrots. I don't have Shortribs often so I chose that option right away. It was absolutely scrumptious!
The wedding cake!
This cake was magnificent. A really rich yellow cake with dulce de leche between the layers. Spectacular. If I hadn't eaten so much, I would have stolen my neighbor's slice.
After dinner, Carlos went out to smoke a cigar with the menfolk.
It was a wonderful day indeed! And it was great to celebrate the wonderful relationship and promising future of two dear friends.