I should have had a great post... You see, I went to a vegan wedding. And even though I was a true vegetarian for eleven years, and still do not eat meat, I have no desire to go vegan. Vegan requires too much work and too much deprivation from my perspective. But here we were, attending a vegan wedding.
A friend that I'd known since grade school got (re-)married this past weekend. And she, a vegan, hired a vegan caterer.
Yup. From beginning to end it was vegan. In addition to no meat or fish... there were no eggs, no milk, no butter, no honey, no cheese, no gelatin, no animal products of any kind.
So I was all prepared to post about how lame the food was but, in fact, it was delicious. From the gazpacho in cherry tomatoes, mini pesto and caramelized onion pizzettes, veggie/tofu spring rolls with tangy dipping sauce, and more for appetizers to a very tasty and attractive sit-down meal that included pasta and a veggie terrine, to a lovely plate (pictured above) of wonderful (and non-gritty) cake, a sugar cookie, a mousse-like thingy, a chocolate bon-bon, and fruit, that some how didn't include cream, eggs, butter, etc. but still tasted like it did.
Amazing. It can be done and done well. The food was gorgeous, elegant, and scrumptious. And my friend got married to a wonderful man and did it in high style.
Now, what do I write about?!
Sometimes friends can be so inconsiderate.