On Friday, November 16th, Oscar and I along with my Mom and Stepdad went to Benvenuto’s for our wedding food tasting and it was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Not only was the food excellent (and very filling) but we were all blown away by the ambiance and the first class service we were treated to.
Benvenuto’s is a beautiful Tuscan style catering and banquet hall surrounded by beautiful gardens in a 1929 Mizner Style building. It’s been family owned and operated for 30 years. It’s a large event facility with numerous rooms, a restaurant, bar and lounge area, a beautiful patio lined with bamboo trees and a gorgeous courtyard. And it’s also the place that Oscar and I have chosen for our wedding!
Even though it’s located only 9 minutes from our house, as soon as you pull up to the valet and walk up to their beautiful iron doors it’s like you’ve been transported to a different place. The building and the landscaping make it look like a Venetian palace!
As soon as we arrived we were greeted with sangria by friendly and attentive staff while we waited for Morija, our wedding coordinator. Morija took us around the venue to show us the different rooms and then she sat us down in the dinner room for our tasting and introduced us to our Maitre d’.
We started with a lovely array of appetizers and then moved on to our main courses which were AMAZING!! My Mom order the salmon, I ordered the root beer pork loin, Jay ordered the Beef Tournados and Oscar ordered the lemon chicken. Then we ended our meals with some chocolate ganache cake and a key lime pie which we loved.
Check out that presentation!
After dinner, we walked around the courtyard and took some photos outside. All in all we had a really good time. The setting was lovely, the food and the wine were delicious and the service was impeccable! I cannot wait to have our wedding there! Can you tell I’m excited??