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Foodie Porn … Wedding Tastings in Antigua Guatemala

Posted by Rishiray on August 16, 2013

Prepping for a wedding is just a steaming, stinking pile of stress. When one plans a ridiculous one week adventure wedding in a different country, you’re going to run into a lot of issues that require resolution. Combine this with someone who is ridiculously particular about his food and this generally leads to some type of disaster.

If you think disaster will come, then it surely will come … as the chef that I chose to cook for our wedding quit the restaurant that I had settled on. That being said, we went through many tastings over the last 4 times in Guatemala … and yet another reason to choose Antigua for your wedding … would be that you can find epic cuisine for relatively cheap prices compared to what you would pay in North America or Trinidad. In fact, I have to now rank Trinidad as a lower value for money food destination than many other places … we can find very good street food and local food, but if you’re looking for a gastronomic experience in Trinidad, prepare to spend a lot of money.

Here’s some of the highlights/lowlights from our wedding tastings in Antigua Guatemala …

My artsy latte cost the equivalent of 1.30$ USD

My flaming love shot … complete with double espresso, mezcal and chocolate

Mini Caprese Salad appetizers … with Ceviche spoons!

Pepian Pumpkin Seed Tenderloin

Ceviche shots with Teriyaki Lomo and Fried Mozarella Balls

Deconstructed Tortilla with edible flowers

Ceviche Shrimp Cocktail

Sample appetizer plate … summer salad, green gazpacho soup, Fusilli salad and mini Caprese tower

Don’t try layering micro slices like this at home …

Fried Potato Pear anyone?

Pumpkin seed tortilla chip with Guacamole, Asparagus and Bacon Aioli

How about some Pomegranate Gelato along with Mint Basil Lemonade Gelato

Yet another version of the Ceviche Shot

Proscuitto, Croque sampler

Goat cheese and frijole tostadas!

Obviously we couldn’t serve this at the wedding!

Guatemalan sampler plate … this wasn’t a huge hit with me .. hence this vendor got the axe!

Tasty but definitely uninspired Guatemalan fare!

I wanted to serve Absinthe shots … but then I thought flaming alcohol and drunk people … potential disaster!

Minicake tastings … meh!

First tasting disaster at Camino Real!

Teriyaki fish, Basmati rice and chicken … uninspired!

Reason 7182 for holding your wedding in Antigua, Guatemala … even after many tastings

Phenomenal food, phenomenal service for much less than what you expect!

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