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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our Wedding: Rehearsal Dinner - Terra Plata

We were deciding for months where to have our wedding rehearsal dinner. The most important thing to us was that the food had to be spectacular. We also wanted a vibe that was elegant, yet casual, so guests could laugh and drink over good food and company without the stuffy atmosphere that sometimes "fancy" carries. We had eaten at Terra Plata before, but since our last visit, they had opened their rooftop for dining. Tamara Murphy, chef and author of Tender and also a James Beard award winner, grows the restaurant's own herbs on the roof. With a long communal table, a stunning view of downtown Seattle, and delicious locally-sourced food, Terra Plata was the perfect venue to have our rehearsal dinner.

We met with the manager and chef to customize the menu for the evening. When we arrived, it was cute to see that they had printed off a congratulatory message on the menus! (Also, if you noticed the date on the menu, yes, this post is about two months overdue.)

Husband and I love to travel, but our favorite city will always the one we call home. We loved that guests could dine with an unobstructed view of Seattle in the background.

They started us off with snacks paired with cava as guests were arriving. Everything was off to an amazingly delicious start.
1. House made potato chips with truffled sea salt and pecorino-chive cream.
2. Roasted grapes, olives, walnuts, and valdeon on crostini.
3. Blistered padron peppers with aioli and sea salt (unpictured).

Onto the appetizers!
1. Crispy calarmi in spanish red sauce with hot smoked paprika creme.
2. Honey-glazed carrots. This dish was a hit.. everyone was marveling at how sweet these carrots were.
3. Cucumber salad mixed with olive oil and peppers.

If the meal had ended now, I would have already been satisfied, but they continued on with the entrees and each of them continued to wow us. Such flavorfully seasoned pork belly, fish, and a Chantrelle mushroom risotto.

Lastly, dessert to wrap up an awesome meal. Thank you, Terra Plata!
1. Strawberry and rhubarb with panna cotta and balsamic.
2. Churro with chocolate and whip cream.

To check out what I wore for the rehearsal, here is the post: Wedding Rehearsal Dress.


  1. Wow everything looks so good! Congrats =)

  2. the food looks so good!
    i am excited for you!

    style frontier

  3. Ooo looks so good!! What a perfect place for a rehearsal dinner. Can't wait to see your wedding photos! :)

    xo - Sheila

  4. Omigosh, it all looks delicious! Is their regular menu similar? I should file it away for somewhere to go when I'm in Seattle.

    xo, alison*elle

  5. Looks yummy!!

  6. everything looks so yummy!

  7. The food looks absolutely amazing! Looks like you chose the perfect location :)

  8. I'll be dreaming of those homemade crisps tonight!

  9. Gahhhhh delicious and great photos!! Loving the look of those crisps :)



  10. those foods were organized well and were looked yummy, and expensive! great photography!

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  11. Omg all of the foods look so yummy! Wish you both a very good luck for the wedding :)

    crunchy cheese me

  12. That looks amazing! I live in Seattle and love trying new restaurants! I will have to check it out! <3

  13. Damn, I'm hungry now! Haha. Your guests were very lucky indeed. Everything looks heavenly. :D

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  14. I NEED those potato chips, stat. They look delish!

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

  15. All that food looks so good!

  16. I love visiting your blog for dining tips! I can't wait to try this place! ... and how sweet to have a customized menu with your names on it. I love it.

  17. gosh, such yummie foodporn

  18. not so much into churros as a sweet treat but the other plates look way too delectable! yum yum~


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