Our Intimately Modern Pagan Full Moon Foodie Wedding Part 3

Our wedding ceremony and reception were both magical and full of love.

But there was a whole different kind of love on the menu that night as well.

Wedding Rings on After Dinner Treats at Tru

 

Get ready, because the third and final installment of our wedding series is the food – at Tru restaurant in Chicago.

One of the biggest passions of Tyler and I have always had between us is food. Food is so much more than just nourishment – when it works in harmony, it is a near transcendent experience. When you combine certain parts of this earth in certain ways, it makes magic – in the Pagan tradition of our wedding, literally.

For our entire relationship, Tyler and I have bonded over food and cooking. We are always checking out the menus of the world’s best restaurants, and dreaming of maybe one day. But for our wedding, we decided that one day would be our day.

The entire staff at Tru was amazing. We had told Chef Martin that we wanted to use local, seasonal ingredients as much as possible, and incorporate lots of the magical herbs, spices and ingredients from Pagan lore. What Chef came up with blew us away.

Menu at Tru

Menu at Tru

Green Apple Shooters at Tru

Green Apple Shooters

Apricot Ginger Cocktails at Tru

Apricot Ginger Cocktails

Apricot Foie Gras Amuse Bouche at Tru

Apricot Foie Gras Amuse Bouche

Lightly Scrambled Farm Eggs & Caviar at Tru

Lightly Scrambled Farm Eggs & Caviar

Lightly Scrambled Farm Eggs & Caviar at Tru

Lightly Scrambled Farm Eggs & Caviar

Vanilla, Kalamata Olive & Fennel Amuse Bouche at Tru

Vanilla, Kalamata Olive & Fennel Amuse Bouche

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Tomato Consomme and Tomato Foam at Tru

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Tomato Consomme and Tomato Foam

Skate Wing, Coriander & Orange Braised Fennel, Ginger at Tru

Skate Wing, Coriander & Orange Braised Fennel, Ginger

Jidori Chicken, Wild Mushroom, Asparagus, Rosemary, Truffle at Tru

Jidori Chicken, Wild Mushroom, Asparagus, Rosemary, Truffle

Rose Geranium Soup, Below 0 Crème Fraîche at Tru

Rose Geranium Soup, Below 0 Crème Fraîche

Rose Geranium Soup, Below 0 Crème Fraîche at Tru

Rose Geranium Soup, Below 0 Crème Fraîche

Honeycrisp Apple Tarte Tatin at Tru

Honeycrisp Apple Tarte Tatin

Parting Pastries at Tru

Parting Pastries

The food and service were perfection. I wanted to give a big old thank you to Amy and Chef Martin at Tru, and all of the staff that helped make our wedding day more than we ever dreamed. And reader friends, if you’re ever in Chicago, make sure to make a reservation.

If you haven’t seen them, be sure to check out the ceremony and the reception too!

What was the best meal you ever had?

Comments

  1. Julie Jenkins says:

    What a wonderful post! Chef Anthony is my dear, sweet nephew. We’re all so incredibly proud of him and his accomplishments. Thank you for sharing your wedding – you looked adorable, and your groom too:) Best of luck to you both — enjoy every day!

    • Natalie Webb says:

      Oh my goodness, thanks for stopping by Julie, and for your kind words! Chef is amazing. He seemed so excited by our Top Chef style challenge to incorporate all kinds of magical Pagan herbs, fruits and symbolism into our full moon wedding (he does seem like the type that likes a challenge), and he blew us away with how beautifully it turned out. Delicious, gorgeous, so good.

      And I can’t believe he’s older than me (not by much though)! If I was still serving, I would card him every time. Must have good genes. Does he get the killer dancing from your side or dad’s? Mad respect for a Harlem Shake where they literally set the kitchen on fire.

      • Julie Jenkins says:

        Reading your reply made me smile! He is definitely up for any challenge — he literally left home after graduation and hasn’t looked back. He’s had amazing teachers, but also a real zest for his craft. He’s passionate to say the least. And, what mad dance skills! Who knew? I’ve only seen that after a few beverages:) His dad is my oldest brother, but I have to give props to his mom for instilling any dance talent. Congrats again on your wedding and the original style. You’ve got spunk!

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