My Friend’s Wedding @ Newport Mirage, Northern Beaches, Sydney

Date of Wedding:  September 16 2015

A good friend of mine got married today.  The lucky couple chose Newport Mirage to hold their wedding ceremony and lunch.  It was a glorious spring day with the sun shining brightly. The ceremony itself was moving and romantic.  The couple met 2 years ago; yet with age differences and many, many kms apart, they managed to continue developing their relationship to literally ‘sealing the deal’ today! 💞💞

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Views from the terrace where the ceremony will be held towards the marina

We had a 3-course set menu with 2 options – straight-forward and fed us well. Here they are!

ENTREE

My choice was the Smoked Salmon Roulade with very briny capers.

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Smoked Salmon Roulade: Tomato, Baby caper and Herb Salad, Horseradish sauce

Or

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Confit Port Belly: Caramelised orange and Cardamon Reduction Fennel Salad

MAIN

I had the Herb crusted Beef Sirloin with a hard-as-cardboard polenta, otherwise the beef was good.

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Herb crusted Beef Sirloin: Crispy Polenta, Wilted Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Shiraz Jus

Or

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Oven Roasted Chicken Breast:  Colcannon, Asparagus, Mushroom Sauce

Vegetarian Option

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Grilled Capsicums, Eggplants, Zucchinis, Asparagus

DESSERT

I shared both desserts with another friend of mine.  I preferred the Cherry Clafoutis because it is lighter and had a crispy shell.😋

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Cherry Clafoutis Tart: Grand Marnier Reduction, Mascarpone Cream

And

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Sticky Date Pudding:  Butterscotch Sauce, Date Compote, Vanilla Bean Ice-cream

After some congratulatory speeches and dance, we were served the wedding cake as our final dessert.

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The cut-up 2-tier Weddding Cake: Orange poppy seed, chocolate fudge, lots of cream and thick fondant

As part of custom, all the single ladies were invited to catch the wedding bouquet.  I caught it together with another girl, but decided to let her have it instead. 😇  (I figured, she has better luck!😜)

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Wedding Bouquet

Surprise, surprise..The surprising ‘hero’ of the day was the humble piping hot bread roll! 😅

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Humble roll…