Spring WEDDING in ojai

Chris and Chelito tied the knot in the artsy Southern California enclave of Ojai in front of a large group of their friends and family. Together, we designed a menu that captured the sunny season and emphasized ingredients from local sources, such as Ojai Pixie tangerines, Drake Farms goat cheese, and fresh-baked local spelt bread.

Venue: Ojai Rancho Inn          Guest Count: 175

Event Production: Argyle Events     Catering: Chef Cordelia     Photgraphy: Claire Barrett Photography




Purple Kohlrabi Fritters with Avocado Mousse

Oysters on the Half Shell, Rhubarb Meyer Lemon Mignonette

Braised Oxtail, Horseradish Mascarpone

Local Spelt Bread with Chicken Liver Pâté, Plum Jam



Amuse Bouche

Squash Blossom Fritter with Mini Pattypan Squash, Drake Farms Chevre


First Course

Field Greens with Local Citrus, Shaved Radishes, Citrus Vinaigrette



Spring Onion and Swiss Chard Flan, Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Asparagus, Candy Beets, Favas, Mini Shiitakes, etc.


Pacific Cod with Pixie Citrus, Castelvetrano & Herb Gremolata, Baby Artichoke and Fennel Barigoule, Roasted Sunchokes, Purple Cauliflower and Celery Root Puree


Roasted Half Hen, Fingerling Potato Mash, Grilled Chard, Pommery Citrus Honey Herb Glaze, Natural Jus



Cheese Wedding Totem

Fruits - Large Black Grapes, Ojai Pixies, Long Stem Wild Strawberries, and Farmer's Market Exotics

Walnut Pie with Bourbon and Orange Essence

Vahlrona Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Quinoa Crunch Cake by Scootabaker

Salted Caramel Carrot Cake by Scootabaker

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies by Pie Hole