Foodie Porn … Wedding Tastings in Antigua Guatemala

Prepping for a wedding is just a steaming, stinking pile of stress. When one plans a ridiculous one week adventure wedding in a different country, you’re going to run into a lot of issues that require resolution. Combine this with someone who is ridiculously particular about his food and this generally leads to some type of disaster.

If you think disaster will come, then it surely will come … as the chef that I chose to cook for our wedding quit the restaurant that I had settled on. That being said, we went through many tastings over the last 4 times in Guatemala … and yet another reason to choose Antigua for your wedding … would be that you can find epic cuisine for relatively cheap prices compared to what you would pay in North America or Trinidad. In fact, I have to now rank Trinidad as a lower value for money food destination than many other places … we can find very good street food and local food, but if you’re looking for a gastronomic experience in Trinidad, prepare to spend a lot of money.

Here’s some of the highlights/lowlights from our wedding tastings in Antigua Guatemala …

My artsy latte cost the equivalent of 1.30$ USD
My flaming love shot … complete with double espresso, mezcal and chocolate
Mini Caprese Salad appetizers … with Ceviche spoons!
Pepian Pumpkin Seed Tenderloin
Ceviche shots with Teriyaki Lomo and Fried Mozarella Balls
Deconstructed Tortilla with edible flowers
Ceviche Shrimp Cocktail
Sample appetizer plate … summer salad, green gazpacho soup, Fusilli salad and mini Caprese tower
Don’t try layering micro slices like this at home …
Fried Potato Pear anyone?
Pumpkin seed tortilla chip with Guacamole, Asparagus and Bacon Aioli
How about some Pomegranate Gelato along with Mint Basil Lemonade Gelato
Yet another version of the Ceviche Shot
Proscuitto, Croque sampler
Goat cheese and frijole tostadas!
Obviously we couldn’t serve this at the wedding!
Guatemalan sampler plate … this wasn’t a huge hit with me .. hence this vendor got the axe!
Tasty but definitely uninspired Guatemalan fare!
I wanted to serve Absinthe shots … but then I thought flaming alcohol and drunk people … potential disaster!
Minicake tastings … meh!
First tasting disaster at Camino Real!
Teriyaki fish, Basmati rice and chicken … uninspired!

Reason 7182 for holding your wedding in Antigua, Guatemala … even after many tastings

Phenomenal food, phenomenal service for much less than what you expect!

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at [email protected]