I was recently chosen to cater for a young Danish couple’s mountain top wedding here in Spain, a location that was close to their hearts from childhood holidays. They picked me after reading this blog and seeing that my passion for ‘The good life and food’ suited their personalities and way of life, the Bride a top Pastry Chef and Groom Champion Triathlete. They wanted a menu that would represent the area, the sea ,countryside and the seasons and above all be fresh and home grown. The wedding was to be filmed (no pressure there then) for a Danish ‘Fly on the wall’ documentary, that is following the couples life for the next 7 years.
It was an honor to create for them and the location was breathtaking, high up in Tejeda Montes of the Axarquia, with views to the sea, lakes and whitewashed villages beyond.
Vegetables and herbs were picked form the La Rosilla garden, pork was sourced from my local town of Colmenar and sea food from the abundant coast of Malaga.
A spectacular terrace, had a wedding makeover, and was the backdrop to welcome guests with Harpist and flautist, an array of cocktails were sipped with canapes of, Beetroot Gazpacho shots, Bacon wrapped almond stuffed dates and Goats cheese tostados witch caramelized onions.
The Danish wedding traditions were followed throughout with Speeches and toasts a many.
The wedding supper, was enjoyed under the setting sun, and through the candlelit night.
A taste of Spain, and another memory moment made.