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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 in the Knot Magazine: Stephanie & Sean

Posted on: January 12th, 2014 by admin No Comments

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First Harvest Tasting, April 15th to June 15th

Posted on: May 20th, 2013 by Adele No Comments

Date  |   March 22

Flowers & Decór  |  STEMS

Photography  |  Matthew Moore Photography

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For more pictures of First Harvest’s bounty, view our First Harvest Gallery page.

For menus, click here.

Gardens in Bloom: October

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by Adele No Comments

One of our favorite blooms from the garden right now is Ageratina altissima — which is more commonly known as White Snakeroot.  Its tiny, delicate white blooms are in full force and are attracting loads of butterflies…

Thanks to our head gardener and horticulturist, Amy Jones, for sharing (and for keeping this plant so happy!).

 

Pinterest Monday

Posted on: October 29th, 2012 by Adele No Comments

Would you consider a Halloween wedding?   October 31st falls on a Friday night in 2014, so if you’re newly engaged and considering it…   just saying.

Here’s a little inspiration for you, via our Pinterest.  One of these weddings actually was the wedding I fell in love with aesthetically, and ended up using as inspiration for my own wedding decór (which took place  nowhere near Halloween!).

 

Featured: Kristen & Andrew

Posted on: September 21st, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

Kristen and Andrew were married on a lovely day in June.  More recently, their wedding was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs & photographer Taylor Lord’s blog.  We’re finally getting to this beauty, but it was certainly worth the wait!

Click on the images below to jump to each post…

Callan & Pat

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

Date  |   April 15

Ceremony  |   Arch

Planning & Design (and bridesmaid!)  |  Amy Hall, Host Event Design

Blooms  |   Rosehip Flora

Menu |   Fourth Harvest

Music  |   Glennda Abraham (ceremony)  &  Look No Further Entertainment (DJ)

Photography  |   Two Pair Photography

Vintage Rentals |   Loot

I couldn’t help myself; I found it nearly impossible to narrow it down to a few choice images from this sweet vintage-inspired wedding, so I’ve included a TON.  The bow tie, the bridesmaids’ floral dresses, super-sweet florals, scrumptious looking food, and — most of all — the glowing & delightfully happy couple!

Gardens in Bloom: May

Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

We took these yesterday, between rain storms…   Who knew we’d have such a wet spring??

Our Values

Posted on: May 8th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

We hope you’ll join us in providing your support to this worthy cause…

Support the California GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative

  • California is poised to be the first state with mandatory GMO labeling laws through the 2012 California Ballot Initiative process.
  • Polls show support to get this initiative on the ballot & voted in. Over 80% of those polled supported mandatory labeling.
  • A win for the California Initiative would be a huge blow to biotech and a huge victory for food activists.
  • Monsanto and their minions have billions invested in GMOs and they are willing to spend millions to defeat this initiative.
  • California is the 8th largest economy in the world. Labeling laws in CA will effect packaging and ingredient decisions nation-wide.
  • The bill has been carefully written to ensure that it will not increase costs to consumers or producers.

via Organic Consumers Fund .org

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!