Food Tasting, The Circa 1900 Way

It’s been almost three weeks since I was wed to my dear soulmate! It’s been a good three weeks of dealing with the hangover, getting back to work, and reminiscing on that one special moment in our lives.

This was a wedding which I committed myself into documenting throughout the whole planning process. Turned out, putting your experience into writing was not at all easy when you’re busy executing the one thing you would have wanted to write about.

Now I’m just backtracking to my favorite parts of the days leading to the big day.

First on the list is the food tasting we had at Circa 1900, the venue we chose for our reception dinner after the wedding ceremony.

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We always had a soft spot for Circa since we had our third anniversary dinner there. I remember thinking how magical it would be to have a wedding dinner in the middle of the well manicured green lawn and against the backdrop of the stunning old white house.

So when we learned that Circa actually offer wedding packages, we grabbed it right away! It was just the perfect setting for my rustic shabby chic dream wedding.

I got even more excited when I learned that our wedding date was just in time for the opening of their new building, the Casa Dos. I would be the first bride in that casa!

Our entire experience at Circa—from the inquiry stage to the booking to the planning to the day itself—was nothing short of perfect. The staff, headed by its  Sales and Events Executive, Adrian, was accommodating, the place was divine, and the food was sublime!

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Upon booking, we were invited to have a food tasting based on our hand-picked menu. We honestly didn’t know what exactly to expect during the food tasting. We thought we’d be served with tiny portions of the actual serving that we even had a heavy meal before heading to the place.

To our surprise (and delight), the food tasting turned out to be a full seven-course meal! We got to experience every course at our own pace and even had a chance to meet the Australian chef himself. Chef Steve came to our table to make sure we were enjoying what we were having, explaining how we can request to have them adjusted according to our taste.

Soup: Potato & Leek Soup with Crisy Bacon

Soup: Potato & Leek Soup with Crisy Bacon

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Appetizer: Savoury Herb Crepe Rolls with Pink Salmon Cream Cheese

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Salad: Mandarin Chicken Salad with Mixed Lettuce, Crispy Chinese Pancake Strips & Oriental Dressing // Italian Salad with Roast & Grilled Vegetables, Mozzarella Cubes, Tomato, Arugula & Pesto. In the end, we were given the option to swap one salad with one appetizer which was of course a good idea!

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Pasta: Fettuccine Carbonara with Mushrooms, Bacon & Egg Omelette

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Main: Fish: Salmon with Tarragon, Dill & White Wine Sauce

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Main: Pork: Braised Baby Back Pork Ribs with Tangy Barbecue Sauce // Chicken: Chicken Relleno // Vegetables: Work-fried Asian Vegetables with Beansprouts, Oyster Sauce & Sesame Seeds

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Dessert: Baked Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with a Gingersnap Cookie & Pecan Nut Base // Served as well at the actual event was Fresh Sliced Fruit Platter with Mint Yogurt Mango Sauce & Strawberry Compote

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And with such scenic view on top of the scrumptious meal lined up, the experience felt more like a dinner date wherein we get to ponder on the fact that we were seriously taking the plunge!

SNEAK PEEK!

I will, naturally, dedicate a separate post about the wedding venue + set-up, but for now, here’s a preview of how it turned out for us at Casa Dos!

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Circa 1900 is located at Sanjercas Ville Ext. Rd., Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu.

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