PV caterers - my first post!
Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:51 PM
Finally joined the fourm after my future sister-in-law kept sending me such great info that she had found here (she was married in Florence in May, and has total post-destination-wedding depression, so she stalks the forum non-stop).
I need help with catering in PV. I have spent some time looking around at previous threads, but it looks like many of you are getting married at resorts where I assume catering is included. We have opted for the villa route, and I am hoping some of you might have suggestions. We go to Vallarta every year, and avoid the touristy hang-outs like the plague. We stay at the Sheraton Buganvilias so we can walk into downtown and get out of the resort environment as often as possible. And we always rent a car and drive to different towns up and down the coast. We chose a villa so that we could have an intimate environment without any of the limitations of a resort wedding, especially concerning food. We are total foodies, and prefer an authentic taco stand on the side of the road to a lot of the poor attempts at fancy cuisine we have found in Vallarta over the years.
We found a planner that we really like, but the catering options he sent us are disappointing. Everything seems like typical American wedding food - lots of Italian/French/Asian influence. I am not having 125 people fly all the way to Mexico just to feed them bad mushroom ravioli or fried wontons. My fiance's family is originally from Mexico, so they are expecting a real Mexican feast. I want ceviche and roast suckling pig and homemade tortillas etc. etc. I am waiting for more suggestions from my planner, but I thought maybe some of you had used a caterer/restaurant for your wedding or even rehearsal dinner that you could recommend.
Thanks - can't wait to get planning with all of your help!
Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:31 PM
I totally understand how you want some yummy Mexican food, instead of the typical chicken cordon bleu.
Maybe you should try asking restaurants if they cater. That might be a good start.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:17 AM
I too am a PV bride and getting married in a private villa. I had a hard time finding a caterer, but finally found one that met my expectations. We're having a Mexican buffet.
I can send you our buffet menu (we also had the option of a sit down dinner, if you prefer)
If you like what you see, let's combine forces and leverage the prices?
When are you getting married?
Feel free to shoot me a email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:59 PM
Best of luck!
Posted 06 March 2008 - 03:40 PM
| Originally Posted by deebliss |
I just started receiving some of the catering options from the potential WC and i know what you mean -- BORING! I would be much happier with an actual taco stand at the villa then caprese salad. Anyway, I would love to know more about your process of picking a villa, WC and caterer. I saw that you are in SF -- I'm in pac heights till end of May if you want to join forces for a little while.
Best of luck!
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