This post contains pictures of nothing but food. It will bore some but foodies like me will love it!
One minor little detail that made a big difference for my dining experience was the sheepskin pads resting on the benches we sat at for dinner.
Around the room they had displays of food that sat out for the entire night, so guests could keep dancing all night long.
This guy kept watch over the dishes you see below.
I asked TH to help me identify everything. This is a plate of cheeses (which for some reason I never sampled, so unlike me!)
Some kind of herring dish. I couldn’t get any m ore than that out of TH because he wasn’t immediately familiar with it, but he said it looks delicious and he wants some right now.
To me this looks like pulled pork, but TH said it is probably a vegetable dish of some sort.
Vegetables and meat in meat gelatin.
Another type of gelatin dish with some sort of chunks floating in it.
I am a little ashamed to say that I didn’t try any of the dishes you saw above! I’m not very brave when it comes to food sometimes, and now I kind of regret it.
This isn’t for eating, it’s part of a Polish tradition which I’ll talk about in my next post. Isn’t it pretty?
What could all of these fruits be for?
The chocolate fountain!
I don’t know if you know this, but in America catering companies usually cut the chocolate with vegetables oils to keep it liquid. This fountain was obviously made with chocolate and heavy cream, and the difference was obvious. I went back for seconds and thirds and kept right on going from there!
Dessert trays that we grabbed and brought back to our tables after dinner was served. I liked the little cookies the best.
THE BEST CHICKEN SOUP IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!
Someday we will go back to this lodge just so we can have this soup. If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would probably be this.
The first course of dinner.
TH doesn’t remember broccoli until after Communisim fell. Isn’t that interesting? If it wasn’t common until the fall of Communism, that might explain why it would be such a great luxury at weddings.
These dishes kicked off the second course.
Boiled potatoes with dill.
The first round of desserts was an ice cream sundae in a waffle cone for each person.
A little later in the night they brought out even more food, cuts of meat, vegetables, and other things.
And then they fed us again! They brought out a pig with fireworks coming out of it and served us this delectable ham. This ham was also probably the best I’ve ever had. I’m not sure what the white thing is, but the dish in the bottom left of the plate is sauerkraut.
We left at about midnight, right after the cake was served, but the part went until 2 am and it’s entirely possible that they brought out even more stuff after we were gone.
Definitely the best wedding food I’ve ever had!