Pat and I got married last weekend!
With the plans and arrangements (even though we were pretty laid back), we got pretty busy so it was a little quiet around here.
We had a beautiful chiffon cake with lemon mousse and butter cream frosting. For dinner, we had standard but delicious Chicago wedding dinner: fruit cocktail, salad, roast beef, roast chicken, vegetables (red peppers, green beans, and carrots), and twice baked potatoes.
I think I only had half my potato (my favorite part) and cake! I spent the rest of the night dancing, having my picture taken, and talking to everyone.
For the honeymoon, we stayed in downtown Chicago and did touristy things we never do since we live here. Despite growing up in the Chicago land area, I went to the Hancock building for the first time. Pat and I ate the Signature Room there. The view was spectacular and the food was delicious. I especially liked the burnt caramel ice cream. I had just read about seasonal food in Bon Appetit-someone wrote into the BA Foodist asking about local seasonal food-and noticed that the menu was seasonal without listing every farm the food was from.
We also ate at Trader Vic’s- great drinks and a lot of fun. Playing tourist we also ate at the Cheescake Factory-Pat couldn’t believe how big the portions are. Pat had managed never to eat at the Italian Village (a set of 3 Italian restaurants in the Loop-the business district in and around a loop of the el train tracks) despite living in Chicago and working in the Loop. They had the best Italian gnocchi and caramel gelato-I see a trend.