I've heard about K by Cunanan from almost every corner in this country when it comes to weddings. I have always seen how good they are in styling based on different pictures I've seen from past weddings that includes celebrities like Patty Laurel-Filart. Her wedding really caught my attention seeing how simple, elegant and classy everything was. Pretty much sums up what I wanted. I thought I just wanted them as my caterer.
My initial complain about K by Cunanan was the time it takes them to reply to my emails when I started planning. It took weeks to a get a menu. I could not get an appointment for food tasting. So I was about ready to give up on them and have already started inquiring with other caterers and have shortlisted two others already and waiting for food tasting.
Then came a twist of fate. Anj and her friend met at a wake. Yes I know the circumstances are quite sad but they ended up talking that my emails are not being answered at a pace that I wanted (yes corporate stuck-up girl here with high levels of expectations in answering emails). So Anj got her contact and voila--food tasting here we come.
I brought Anj and my sister Tin with me as they are both available for lunch on a weekday. We headed to their Greenmeadows office and were immediately seated. Anj then introduced me to her friend who is going to be my AE, Monique.
She explained to us how the food tasting goes and provided the menu for the day then left us while we eat so we can freely discuss.
We started with the appetizers--mini eggs benedict, chicken tortilla with arugula and caramelized onions, portobello fries with wasabi cream.Each dish looked very appetizing and we decided to try each then deliberate before moving on to the next.
Mini Eggs Benedict--we loved this! Prosciutto, toast, basil topped with a poached quail egg. Flavors had a really good balance and easy to eat. Just one pop in your mouth and you're all good. Of course you would want seconds though.
Chicken Tortilla--this was good too with a touch of sweetness from the caramelized onions and bitterness of arugula. I'm just worried that this will be too messy for our guests.
Portobello Fries--mixed reactions on this one. Titit thinks its perfect and wanted it to be included in the final menu. Me and Anj wanted a more distinct wasabi flavor. Since its served on a shot glass, it seems inconvenient for our guests during cocktails.
Next item--soup. We were served Broccoli and cheese soup. Common consensus is we want more cheese! Or better yet, mix in the cheese.
Melon and Prosciutto, Bleu Cheese and Raspberry Vinaigrette--this was really good and a well balanced salad. Salty from the prosciutto and bleu cheese then sweetness from the melon and dressing. And I forgot to mention the candied walnuts that added crunch--everything was so good and perfect. Sad thing though--its going to be an upgrade.
On to the main course.
Honey Nut Prawns--probably their best-seller from forums and any bride who got them as a caterer and blogged about it. Nice crunch, succulent, balanced flavors and textures but not all of our guests can eat it due to allergies (including the groom who will never improve this upgrade). I would still recommend this dish.
Pasta is Mixed Seafood, Tomatoes and Capers--glad this was an oil based dish which I am a fan of. I like capers on seafood though since it takes out the slimy taste.
Baked Fish in Cream with Slivered Almonds--I didn't expect much from this dish but I was wrong. I liked how delicate it was with just the right richness of the cream. Nothing too fancy but definitely a good change from the usual fish fillet with tartar sauce or salsa.
Slow cooked beef--loved this. Tasty and tender.
They served us carrot rice that day and I totally forgot I'm not supposed to eat rice.
On to desserts--we were served with three items that day.
Flambeed Mango with Vanilla Ice Cream--everyone loved this. Perfect sweetness with a touch of caramel for the mangoes.
Picatostes with Tsokolate--this generated mixed reviews. Anj and I liked this because the tskolate was dark, semi bitter and not too sweet. Titit did not like it for the exact same reason. She prefers her chocolates in milk or white. The picatostes itself was like a churro. Crunch outside, then nice and fluffy once you bite into it. Not as buttery as a churro however.
Quezo de bola cheesecake (not in photo)--the name was the most promising but under delivered. Or probably it was a bad batch that day as this is one of the best sellers. Consistency was a bit too gelatin-y which we didn't like.
Afterwards Monique came over and discussed the dishes and answered our questions. Looks like my caterer woes are over.
Here's a sample of one of their table setup during our food tasting. Isn't it lovely?