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#11 loanmao

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    Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:13 AM

    ASTREIT:
    I forgot to mention in my review that we did a menu tasting when we got there. Prior to leaving for MX, Angie forwarded a form that we needed to fill out with info for flowers, cake flavors, Spazul appointment times, food we wanted to sample, etc. We met at Spice restaurant and sampled 2 dishes from each category. We ultimately went with:
    Salad: Trout salad w/ vegetable mouse & poblano chili sauce
    Soup: Oyster cream soup w/ fried leak
    Main Course: Beef fillet w/ dijon mustard, garnished w/ Provencal herbs AND a custom dish of Chicken stuffed with zucchini flour w/ rice & veggies on the side.
    Dessert: Cheesecake w/ chocolate

    For our vegetarians:
    Salad: Tomato salad w/ grilled zucchini
    Soup: Spring soup
    Main course: Eggplant cake w/ vegetables & green tomato sauce
    Dessert: Cheesecake w/ chocolate

    For our 1 vegan guest, the chef would prepare the vegetarian menu w/ no animal byproducts.

    For the children:
    Same salad, soup, and dessert as the regular guests
    Main course: Chicken fingers

    We met with the chef, Parroquin, to discuss the menu and different options for our vegetarians and 1 vegan guest. It was difficult to communicate with him because his English is poor and he didn't quite understand what we meant by vegan. It wasn't until I discussed it w/ Zulma did I feel more comfortable that the chef understood what I meant. Also, I wanted an altered chicken dish because we have some guests who eat chicken, but no seafood (the listed chicken dish is stuffed w/ shrimp). Normally, you are only supposed to choose one dish from each category for all your guests, but we found it hard to pick one dish for everyone. Zulma told us that if we knew exactly how many chickens/beefs/veggies we wanted and where they would be sitting, it would be fine. Two days before the reception, I provided Zulma with the final count and the seating chart.

    I was upset during the reception that the cheesecake didn't look the same as it did during the menu tasting. At the tasting, the cheesecake was very unique in that it was rounded and completely covered w/ chocolate...so you wouldn't know that it was cheesecake until you took a bite. At the reception, it was a standard looking cheesecake. Boo... but oh well. It was still tasty. Hope this helps!!

    #12 jplovesme

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      Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:30 AM

      Thank you soooo much for all the details!! Sounds like it was wonderful, and I can't wait to see pics if you decide to post them! Congrats!

      #13 Lady_Di

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        Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:13 AM

        Is there only one SpaAzul at the Royal?

        #14 jenconrad

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          Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:47 AM

          Your review makes me sooo excited for three months to go by! I can't wait to see your pictures!
          38 Guests booked!

          #15 jenconrad

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            Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:47 AM

            Your review makes me sooo excited for three months to go by! I can't wait to see your pictures!
            38 Guests booked!

            #16 loanmao

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              Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:50 AM

              Lady_Di:
              Yes, there is only one Spazul at The Royal. Maybe there is another one at Gran Porto? I'm not sure.

              Also, I found out 2 possible names for the bar/club we went to for the after party...one friend tells me it is Bar Malandrin on Calle 12 between 5th and 10th Ave. Another friend tells me it's Mandala Bar on Calle 12 between 1st and 5th Ave. We were all pretty drunk that night, so unsure who is right. Sorry ladies.

              #17 astreit

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                Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:59 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by loanmao
                ASTREIT:
                I forgot to mention in my review that we did a menu tasting when we got there. Prior to leaving for MX, Angie forwarded a form that we needed to fill out with info for flowers, cake flavors, Spazul appointment times, food we wanted to sample, etc. We met at Spice restaurant and sampled 2 dishes from each category. We ultimately went with:
                Salad: Trout salad w/ vegetable mouse & poblano chili sauce
                Soup: Oyster cream soup w/ fried leak
                Main Course: Beef fillet w/ dijon mustard, garnished w/ Provencal herbs AND a custom dish of Chicken stuffed with zucchini flour w/ rice & veggies on the side.
                Dessert: Cheesecake w/ chocolate

                For our vegetarians:
                Salad: Tomato salad w/ grilled zucchini
                Soup: Spring soup
                Main course: Eggplant cake w/ vegetables & green tomato sauce
                Dessert: Cheesecake w/ chocolate

                For our 1 vegan guest, the chef would prepare the vegetarian menu w/ no animal byproducts.

                For the children:
                Same salad, soup, and dessert as the regular guests
                Main course: Chicken fingers

                We met with the chef, Parroquin, to discuss the menu and different options for our vegetarians and 1 vegan guest. It was difficult to communicate with him because his English is poor and he didn't quite understand what we meant by vegan. It wasn't until I discussed it w/ Zulma did I feel more comfortable that the chef understood what I meant. Also, I wanted an altered chicken dish because we have some guests who eat chicken, but no seafood (the listed chicken dish is stuffed w/ shrimp). Normally, you are only supposed to choose one dish from each category for all your guests, but we found it hard to pick one dish for everyone. Zulma told us that if we knew exactly how many chickens/beefs/veggies we wanted and where they would be sitting, it would be fine. Two days before the reception, I provided Zulma with the final count and the seating chart.

                I was upset during the reception that the cheesecake didn't look the same as it did during the menu tasting. At the tasting, the cheesecake was very unique in that it was rounded and completely covered w/ chocolate...so you wouldn't know that it was cheesecake until you took a bite. At the reception, it was a standard looking cheesecake. Boo... but oh well. It was still tasty. Hope this helps!!
                This is so encouraging! We also have people who love chicken and do not like seafood at all, so very good to hear they will customize. I hope they will allow us to do a tasting when we get there. That would be ideal for me. I speak pretty good Spanish and almost wish they would give me their menu in Spanish because their English version does not sound appetizing at all. I know it must be in their translation though. Thanks so much!

                #18 Trinas79

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                  Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:36 PM

                  Thanks so much for the review! Can't wait to see your pics....Sounds like a great time - congrats!!!

                  #19 loanmao

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                    Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:57 PM

                    My pictures from Elizabeth Medina are coming soon!!! Teasers are on her blog!! I will post pictures of the set-up and some of the appetizers once I get them in the mail.

                    Elizabeth Medina Photography

                    #20 Lady_Di

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                      Posted 04 March 2010 - 06:07 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by loanmao
                      My pictures from Elizabeth Medina are coming soon!!! Teasers are on her blog!! I will post pictures of the set-up and some of the appetizers once I get them in the mail.

                      Elizabeth Medina Photography
                      i love it! you looked gorgeous. :)




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