A Bite of Heaven

August 21, 2014  |  Southern Fete News

Fasten your seat belts and put on your imagination caps!

I have been looking forward to Heirloom Cuisine’s tasting ever since I received the invitation. This girl needs no excuse for a trip to Baton Rouge, but this one was really a treat.

I have not one single photo from this event. I’m not sure if it’s because I saw so many wonderful people or because the food knocked my socks off.

I have been dying to recap this tasting for you, so here it goes! (Disclaimer: I’m only including my VERY favorites. Otherwise, I’d eat my desk before this post is over!)

  • Fired Plaquemines Parish Oysters with Jalapeno-Caper Remoulade – I’m not typically an oyster girl. But, I take my job seriously and that means tasting everything so I can give an honest answer when clients ask me. This one, my friends, did not disappoint. It was smoking hot, perfectly fried with a delectable topping. I wouldn’t mind sneaking one or two off a passed tray at a Southern Fete event. 🙂
  • Boudin-Cakes with Balsamic Caramelized Onion Jam – To. Die. For. Any Southern guest would die over this one. Maybe I’ll sneak one or two of these too!
  • Pesto Risotto Cakes with Olive Tapenade – I loved this one for so many reasons. It was different than the typical Southern reception food. And, it was beyond delicious.
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon & Caramelized Onions with Gruyere Cheese in Phyllo – This was the best part of a loaded baked potato in a one-bite phyllo cup goodness.

Friends, that was just the passed hors d’Oeuvures.

  • Mango Curry Cream Cheese Terrine with Praline Pecan Glaze – I’ll be honest. My husband is the Indian-food-loving half of us. I don’t typically like curry, and so I almost passed this one up. Oh boy am I glad I didn’t. It may have been my most favorite item. Paired with homemade chips, it was the perfect blend of a curry-kick with the sweetness of the praline glaze. I would like one for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Pretty please!
  • Chilled Orzo Salad with Roasted Corn, Shrimp, and Feta – I need this in my refrigerator weekly. So light and even more delicious. Let’s talk about this as your “pasta” reception dish. Your calorie-minded guests will love you forever and ever – and may throw in a little extra during your money dance. You can thank me later 🙂
  • Balsamic Vegetable Display – This. was. gorgeous not to mention really great. I only grabbed the asparagus and peppers, but I certainly think this would be a crowd pleaser.

Aside from my love for each dish, the attention to detail and presentation of Heirloom’s food is over the moon. They served a fresh and refreshing watermelon martini alongside the most delicious cucumber and mint infused water. I mean, who doesn’t want to feel like they’re at the spa. Anyone?

Let’s be honest. We (South Louisiana folks) take our food seriously, and almost all of my brides tell me that the reception food is one of the three most important aspects of their wedding. So, like I mentioned earlier, I take my tasting duties seriously, and I know my clients would not be let down by any of the above items.

Until next year’s tasting … 🙂


(Please note that these are my personal opinions of Heirloom Cuisine’s food based on the tasting I attended. I was not paid to write this blog post- only tempted by the invitation to attend the tasting. I’m happy to attend any tasting upon request :))


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