Hi guys! I’m back to recap part 2 of the weekend. If you missed part 1, check that out first!
The big highlight of our weekend was my brother Steve and his fiance Roxanne’s engagement party!
They had the engagement party at a cool Airbnb in Old Town, Alexandria. It’s a space specifically for parties – beautiful!
Roxanne used to run a food start up in Raleigh, and she became friends with a number of chefs in that area; one of them is Jacob Boehm, who owns Snap Pea Catering. It’s a cool pop-up catering company that focuses on fresh, local, and seasonal food. They catered the event, and the food was fantastic – so creative and unique presentations, too.
gazpacho with pea shoots and corn chips:
lettuce wraps with brisket (that meat was SO flavorful – and I loved the creative use of leftover egg cartons):
peaches with a really creamy amazing cheese that I can’t remember the name of (similar to brie, but not brie):
double fried broccoli (as good as it sounds):
mini shrimp and grits:
watermelon wrapped with ham:
and really awesome crostini with shredded beef and garlicky tomato sauce (blurry but so yummy I’m sharing anyway):
For dessert, we enjoyed a layered ice cream cake! My brother loves ice cream cake and Roxanne surprised him with this dessert – so sweet. It had an unexpected layer of lemon sorbet – the flavor combination was really good!
Such a fun night to celebrate the happy couple. We are all really excited for their wedding in the spring!
As for Sunday, we had brunch with our family + Roxanne’s family. We had smoked salmon + veggie egg casserole + fruit + bacon + whole wheat and vegan carrot cake muffins. Riese had blueberries and bits of the veggies and eggs from the casserole.
On Sunday night, my brother and Roxanne came over for dinner at our place. We were going to grill out, but it was storming, so we decided a cozy pizza, salad, and beer night sounded better. 🙂
Plus leftover cake from the party! There was a whole extra cake leftover – sweet!
I’ll see you guys back here on Thursday with a recipe post – stay tuned!
Which of the food options at the party would you be most interested to taste?