While some weddings leave guests wishing their invite had been lost in the mail, the nuptials for celebrity chef Stephanie Izard sound positively drool-worthy.
The Girl and the Goat honcho and former "Top Chef" winner wed craft beer consultant Gary Valentine in a sudsy, spectacular ceremony at Chicago's Bridgeport Art Center Sunday.
Thank you to all of our talented friends that helped make last night perfect! pic.twitter.com/d2ismtWh7c
— stephanie izard (@StephAndTheGoat) October 7, 2013
Chicagoist rounded up several photos from Izard's Twitter feed that show off copious amounts of beer, some tasty-looking vittles and one very cool groom's cake:
— stephanie izard (@StephAndTheGoat) October 5, 2013
"I was blown away by the food at our wedding! We had such amazing friends put together an incredible menu that everyone loved," the 36-year-old bride told People Magazine.
A few highlights from the mouth-watering menu:
- Red wine braised beef short ribs and roasted black cod with grilled fennel and heirloom tomato sauce, courtesy of GT Fish & Oyster chef Giuseppe Tentori.
- Rosemary potato gratin
- Roasted golden beets with Manchego, balsamic vinegar pearls and toasted hazelnuts
For the wedding cake, Izard's pastry chef at Girl & the Goat, Mathew Rice, created an insane (or insanely delicious) concoction with the following layers: Strawberry Nesquick and chocolate marble with a bacon buttercream frosting, and a Cheez-It cake with chocolate ganache, peanut butter and chocolate-covered Cheez-Its.
Despite all the tasty offerings, Izard and Valentine's wedding guests clearly dropped the ball when it came to gifts: According to the couple's public Williams Sonoma registry Monday, the newlyweds are still in need of two "Star Wars" Heroes & Villains pancake molds.