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We first learned of Anne Churchill through the late-dinner staff of Susan Spicer's Bayona, who all agreed that Anne was unbeatable in the kitchen (and in general). I followed this lead, and boy did that take us to a delicious and wonderful place... wedding-catering-nirvana, perhaps.
Every ounce of our wedding was personalized and from the heart — it was held in the beautiful, international and ever-so quirky Race & Religious, involved Persian traditions, nods to Jewish heritage, Spanish acoustic guitar, Aunt Susie singing a bluesy Ella Fitzgerald, hand-written ceremony, and an all-talented and beloved cast of friends “ministering” our union, stoking the into-the-morning dance scene, and mixing exotic & seductive cocktails (Betty Davis, Fayard Lindsay, Bar Travis). It was the type of wedding where you walk up the aisle to Willie Nelson's duet “Love Me Like a Song” and rock back down the aisle to Freddie Mercury's "I Was Born to Love You.” Ahhh...
So, being someone who treasures food, loves to cook, and has basically never skipped a meal in my life, I was bound to find the absolute most delicious, representative wedding cuisine. Instead of presenting pre-set menu options at varying (and extreme) price points, you know what Anne did? She asked us what our favorite foods and flavors were, and built an extravagant and unique menu around us. She seemed excited when we told her that we are vegetarian + seafood, and love most types of international cuisine. She also didn't blink an eye when we shared our very reasonable budget. (Note that our budget would've gotten us salad, chicken, pasta, and a side of beans with another caterer.) This is the food our friends and family delighted in with Anne:
Passed appetizers for pre-ceremony cocktail hour:
After ceremony buffet:
"Second wave" dish, served at 10:30pm:
Anne’s flavors in our menu were rich and vibrant, but also accessible enough that our handful of meat and potato-trending family members were very surprised to find themselves going back for seconds and thirds. There was a LOT of oooohing and ahhhhing.
Let me quickly list the factors that go into my absolute recommendation for Anne:
All around as truly local, fun & personalized, organic, and beautiful experience as I could have ever hoped for. Anne has my and my husband's highest recommendation.
— By Lindsay Razzaz