Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wedding 101: Final Food Tasting @ K By Cunanan! :)

First and foremost, let me just tell you guys that I am still amazed how our previous post regarding K By Cunanan initial food tasting was such a hit on the blog! haha! I mean, from all the post that I have, it has the most number of comments up to this writing! (roughly 300 comments!). So this is it! I'm sure that I am not the only one who's waiting for our Final Food Tasting! (See our Initial Food tasting here)
Unlike the previous food tasting, the Final Food tasting was such a hassle for us. Not their fault though. We needed to be in Rizal at 1 oclock in the afternoon for the Marriage Seminar and Counseling. We don't have choice since my flight going back to Malaysia is on the next day, and the seminar is scheduled every Friday only. So we don't have a choice but to put up everything on that day. I requested Nina our new and last AE (FINALLY!) if it's okay to go there on 9 am, she said there's no problem on her side but the commissary usually arrives later than that, so we agreed to meet at 10 am.
But sadly, their commissary arrived 11 pm and served the food 11:30 (the time that we should left). So boyfie and I decided to leave at 12 noon max. So imagine how we managed to finished everything in less than 30 minutes including the discussion with Nina.
 Okay moving on, ang dami ko ng sinabi  hahaha! (The mock set up supposedly that day will be scheduled when I came back from Malaysia). We actually enjoyed everything, but we weren't able to savor each bite since we are in a rush and we decided to have quick bite on each dishes and wrapped the remaining instead.
 Starting off with the Hors D'oeuvrs. From the previous food tasting, we are definitely sure that we will be getting the Korean Tacos because it's the bomb! So after days of discussing with boyfie, we settled for what we really want plus their best seller.

Hoisin Crackling Pork Wrap is definitely part of the list! It's also available in chicken but you have to get the pork one! At first bite, I find it ordinary but upon reaching the crispy skin inside it was oh-so-deadly and will surely be a hit with our guest!

Sisig Tostada is another pick me upper with the guest. Aside that it looked so unique for a finger foods, we thought of putting everyone's favorite which is sisig. I believed that they put a hint of ginger to it which I liked to toned down the flavor of the sinful sisig.

Mini Eggs Benedict on the other hand was so-so. I find it too cute seeing mini eggs on top, but Aldrin doesn't agree. But since we'll be needing 3, I decided to put this one. And he's right, it's a let down. Imagine a bread with egg, that's it.
 Roasted Corn, Sour Cream, Cilantro - We're caught up with this one. It was actually good. Not the typical "corn soup". It has the bits of corn on a creamy base with nacho-flavor seasoning. What I am looking for is the sour cream and cilantro flavor which I didn't tasted. But as I said, it is good, but I find it too creamy and not a refreshing starter for a soup.
 Spicy Tuyo and Orzo Salad (apologies for the picture, this is on our takeaway bag already, forgot to take picture since we are in a hurry) without the proper research on this one, we decided to have this for us to try. It's a no no. This is way too healthy for us! hahahaha! The Orzo is the white pasta that you can see, together with capers, tomatoes, olives and spicy tuyo. We don't want the typical Cesar Salad on our reception. It is a risky move for us since boyfie and I agreed to choose their NOT best selling one and if it turned out not good, then will go for their best seller even we don't tried it. haha! K by Cunanan's best selling salad is their Barbecue Chicken Salad. So yeah, you know what it is!
Spicy Tuyo Angel Hair Pasta we are firm to our decision that we will never ever serve a carbonara on our reception. Cmon' man! You know what I mean right? A bit unfair since we just have to choose one and boyfie wanted the tomato based, but I insisted for this Spicy Tuyo Angel Hair Pasta. (huhu, sorry bhe!) But mind you, he enjoyed this as much as I do! I was even surprised how he liked this dish since he's not a tuyo eater ever. Though we all know that the tuyo that was used here is a gourmet tuyo, K by Cunanan's dish elevated this pasta dish even more!
 Baked Fish in Cream, Bed of Mashed Potato, Slivered Almond we're also torn of having this or the previous one that we had. The one that we had is elegantly presented, but the fish was too dry. Here, it tasted good but the serving size is too little. I'm not sure if only on this one ah? I also think they forgot to put the mashed potato here. But taste wise, it's moist, flavorful and the texture of the slivered almonds helps a lot too!
Pork Roast, Caramelized Apples, Sweet Potato Mash is the most let down from all. We thought we wasted our pork slot of choosing this one. :( The pork was way too dry! The flavor isn't something spectacular either. Boyfie immediately whispered to me "Bhe, parang yung tinda ni Ilocano (a karinderya near ourplace)" HAHAHAHA!
Roast Chicken with Fennel Spiced Rub, Creamed Spinach and Corn Bread the pros on this one is about the flavor. Creamy, light, and mildly spiced, yes it's indeed delicious! The corn bread served was another thumbs up too! The cons was the chicken skin. It's so weird because it's too rubbery. We're both wondering since we feel that we are chewing a slice of elastic. haha!
BBQ Beef Ribs, Corn with Tarragon Butter and Baby Potatoes the good thing about ordering this one is that, it's sulit! Look how huge the block of these baby! The medley of sweet and tangy BBQ flavor will surely be a hit with our guest. 
BUT! Another contender for the beef category is this Slow Cooked Beef in Ponzu, Truffle Butter, Onion Rings! Probably our favorite among the viands. The beef melts in our mouth on a savory ponzu sauce with hint of truffle! Goodness! I am such a fan of truffle! But what made me love this dish even more is that the truffle flavor is not overpowering which I'm sure our guests will love if ever! 
Dessert Plate! My favorite! haha! Originally, it's supposed to be 3 desserts only, but since we booked them on bridal fair, we have 2 free desserts. Oh yeah! :)

Salted Caramel Pot de Creme is saw online that this tasted good. Naaaaahh!! I don't understand the rave. It seems a stale leche flan to both of us. We don't even tasted the "Salted Caramel" flavor. Really a plain tasting mushy one. Not sure if we had a bad batch, but this is not part of our list. 

Mixed Fruits Compote they said online that it seems a fruit cocktail came from the can, but I tend to disagree. The fruits were sliced and scooped by hand. What I seemed to don't like is the fresh and bits of lemon zest to it since it's bitter. But what I requested is just served our guest a plain refreshing slices of fruits to balance out the dishes. 

Panna Cota with Kiwi giggling when eating this one. Suble, light and creamy! Nina said that we can have assortment of this one (Mango, Strawberry and Kiwi on top. Yay!) 

Chocolate and Hazelnut Cannoli I guess this is the one that K by Cunanan can ALSO boast about. I think they are the only one that has cannoli on their menu compared to other caterers. I don't have to describe it anymore but, listen soon to weds, YOU HAVE TO PUT THIS ON YOUR MENU. *You can thank me later ;)

White Chocolate Cake is K by Cunanan's best seller when it comes to their dessert. But unfortunately, it was still on the way to be delivered that time when we have to go. So I'll just have to trust everyone for getting this on our special day! :)

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