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Rethink Wedding Chicken

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Wedding chicken has a bad rap. Rightfully so. It’s so bad it’s a listed term on Urban Dictionary.  UD’s description conjures up an unsettling image: “composite chicken masquerading as chicken breast and typically smothered in gravy or some kind of sauce to hide the fact that it is both bone dry and disgusting.” Ouch!

We here at the Barr Mansion pride ourselves on serving a delicious chicken dish that doesn’t include the typical adjectives used for “wedding chicken.”  First, we buy our chicken from Blackwing Meats.  They source organic, free range birds who are harvested to assure tenderness.  In the kitchen we use brining to enhance the flavor of the meat and make sure each piece is juicy (like real juicy).  Next, we slow cook the chicken in our house-made stock, adding another level of flavor.  Because we use a high quality bird and a slow cook method, we don’t need to over season (or drench in sauce). Honestly, any additions would detract from it’s great taste. The final outcome: instead of bone dry “wedding chicken”,  your guests are treated to real chicken they will rave about for weeks to come. It’s just what we do – great food!

Barr Mansion organic wedding chicken

Barr Mansion: high quality, organic chicken.

Six out of ten of our brides choose chicken as an entree option.  If you are choosing one protein entree, chicken is the best bet to meet the majority of your guests taste preferences. Some guests won’t eat red meat or are particular about how it’s cooked and to what temperature. Choose chicken and you eliminate those concerns.

Compliment your chicken with great side dishes.  Depending on the time of year you are hosting your wedding, the Barr Mansion menu provides many satisfactory side dishes for any meal. Make it a hearty meal and pair your chicken with a side of Roasted Red Pepper Mashed Potatoes or a lighter meal paired with a fresh from the garden Leafy Green Salad with berries and nuts.

Worried about your guests options? Round out your food menu by offering a delicious Pulled Pork Slider with Sage Aioli or a BaconWrapped Shrimp in Romesco Sauce during cocktail hour. We have many other appetizers and starters that would provide your guests with different meat options and an opportunity to taste the spectrum of our delicious fare.

Don’t forget the Bride and Groom are the VIPs.  Do you and your guy love roasted chicken? Then serve it. 

If it tastes good, nobody will mind!

Featured on Love & Lavender: Lanie & Doug

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

We’re thrilled that Lanie & Doug’s lovely Fall wedding has been featured in Love & Lavender.   Be sure to check out Caroline+Ben Photography’s blog post, as it contains more photos than the feature on L&L.

Third Harvest 2012 Tasting

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by admin No Comments

This past weekend, we held our Third Harvest Tasting in the ballroom for this season’s couples.  Running from August 15th to November 31st, the Third Harvest represents the rich bounty of autumn and the decadence of fall flavors.

Third Harvest Menus |  Appetizers    ·    Meals    ·    Brunch    ·    Cakes

Thanks, Steven Noreyko for the photographs!

Preview: Third Harvest Tasting

Posted on: July 25th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Just a delicious sneak preview of the photos from our recent Third Harvest Tasting.  We hold a seasonal tasting four times a year for couples who are planning on getting married in our space.  This year’s third harvest brides and grooms will have the option of selecting homemade s’mores as part of their dessert menu.  Fluffy, brûlée marshmallow sits atop dark chocolate ganache on a freshly baked graham cracker in this all-organic delight!

Thanks, Steven Noreyko for the photograph!

Featured on Style Me Pretty: Megan & Andrew

Posted on: May 5th, 2012 by Adele No Comments

Megan and Andrew’s sweet + simple wedding from September was just featured on Style Me Pretty Texas

Be sure to check out all the photos in their gallery, shot by the ever-so-talented Peacock Photography!