You’ve probably heard the old saying, “You either eat to live or live to eat.” Cliché or not, I undoubtedly belong to the latter. Food isn’t just for my survival. It’s an experience – and it better be a good one.
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a tasting with Chef Penelope’s Catering – a five-star gourmet catering business here in Nashville. Specializing in weddings and special events, Chef Penelope and her team have always gone above and beyond in their services each time we’ve been privileged to work along side them! We’re constantly referring our brides over to them, and after my experience at their tasting, I’m even more in love.
Before I even get into my dinner (which was, no joke, one of the best meals of my life), let me first say that Chef Penelope’s staff is incredible. I was instantly greeted by three smiling faces who were incredibly excited about having another guest. From start to finish I felt warmly welcomed. The entire evening the team was so kind in answering questions, serving their guests, and setting such a comfortable yet classy atmosphere – a rare combination that I was pleasantly surprised by!
Their sampling menu was everything good in this world – four heavenly chicken dishes, a vegetarian tortellini, dozens of different vegetable and side options, a fusion bun bar, coffee bar, and best of all: a bananas foster station. Needless to say, my plate was overflowing with delicacies. My two favorite dinner samplings were their Brussels with a Blood-Orange Marmalade and Grilled Chicken with a Smoked Shallot and Tomato Relish. I seriously couldn’t get enough. Their Garlic-Mashed Potatoes also came in at a close third, and this potato lover does not give that rating lightly!
But truly, the best part of the meal had been eye-balling me the entire night. Yep, the bananas foster was too good to be true. I had no intentions of eating the entire thing, but once that spoon hit my mouth it was all over from there. I’m honestly still thinking about it two weeks later, along with the rest of my meal which was nothing short of glorious.
Brides, I seriously encourage you to check out Chef Penelope and her team. Don’t let your wedding be remembered by a mediocre-at-best meal. More importantly, let your first married meal be so worth it after the long day you’ve had rushing to make everything happen! Chef Penelope has so many catering options – from vegetarian dishes to bar services, and she even offers a “late night snack” option for those who anticipate late hours of dancing at the reception!
They are so worth your consideration, so check them out on their website here where you can contact them and even attend a tasting yourself! I promise you will leave with a full stomach and a happy heart. Also find them on their Instagram, @chefpenelope. Thanks again to Chef Penelope and her staff for an incredible night!
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