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I don't know where my camera is. I thought I'd left it at work and was kicking myself for not having it for the entire five days I was off (birthday celebration, woot!), but I'm back at work and still can't find it. So all pics from here on will be taken on my super cool new Blackberry that was a birthday gift to myself. I apologize in advance.
Mr. Kettle and I picked up Grandmother Kettle and drove out to Joliet for the tasting. There, we met Momma and Daddy Kettle, Mima and Poppa Kettle, and FSIL Grand. Yeah, we took 8 people there. I tried to take pictures, but it was an afterthought.
|Personal Photo: Momma Kettle, Daddy Kettle, Grandmother Kettle|
|Personal Photo: Mima Kettle, Poppa Kettle, FSIL Grand|
The brought us out the food and caused a bit of an issue with us that we got sorted out and hopefully won't have problems with anymore. They had some clerical issues where they neglected to tell the chef we had 8 people coming, not 4. So they only had enough food for a tasting they normally do for 4 people. We were nice and shared, but we were all still starving when we left. The silver lining to that fiasco is that the entire family is on board with having a DOC now.
But on to the food, which was so tasty. We started out with and hors d'oeuvres platter. They brought two of each.
|Personal Photo: 8 different options, with 4 different sauces|
|Personal Photo: New York Strip steak|
|Personal Photo: Chicken Piquant|
|Personal Photo: Chicken Saltimbucco|
Up next was the three options for cake. I forgot to tell them ivory buttercream, so they brought us pure white. Because this was my birthday weekend, I had a lot of icing. Hive, you were so right about the ivory buttercream being way better tasting. I'll make sure I choose the right icing for the wedding. Our three options were red velvet, french lemon silk, and milk chocolate mousse.
|Personal Photo: I almost forgot to take a pic, but luckily it's only missing one bite.|
They have dessert buffet options, so we tried out those. Lots of chocolate options. They also have a chocolate fountain. I want that chocolate fountain!
|Personal Photo: They had chocolate versions of everything!|
|Personal Photo: I think there was even chocolate baklava!|