Welcome to the first post of the Caterer Review. I will be reviewing all of the dishes provided at the various wedding venues that we work at through out the year. This week brought us to Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy MA where Gourmet Caterers provided the food. Today I’m reviewing the Fillet Mignon
I should preface this by saying I am the consummate carnivore. From Kobe beef burgers to New England Venison, I’ve tried everything (except for veal, it’s a moral issue) and enjoyed many. This dish was worthy of the word gourmet. The cut of meat was of top quality, juicy and tender. I’ve had Fillet Mignon that was too tender and just didn’t have a proper mouth feel, that was not the case here. Cooked to a perfect medium rare, this fillet was absolutely among the best I’ve had. It was well seasoned, plated and delivered quickly as to not get too cold. The vegetables were bright and crispy, snappy and al dente. I ravaged the delicious mashed potatoes but would have liked to taste a little less butter in them. Overall this was a simple but amazingly delicious dish, only to be out done by the chefs at Lakeview Pavilion.
I have to mention the catering staff here are above and beyond the rest I’ve seen. They are quick, efficient and in great numbers. I should also note that the wedding staff at Granite Links are all there until the end of the night (or at least until I left) making sure that everything is going well. They were very professional and well organized.