Originally Posted by Noxx
Ramon has told me that i had to have a set menu for my guests maybe i should ask Anel instead lol. My invites have already been sent out but it would have been nice to have an option.
As for the discriptions, They are horrible. I am a chef and i had no idea what some of the apps were. i google imaged a few. You can also mix and match from the divine and eternity if you choose the divine package. Also i was able to cut out the soup and add another Hor o'deourve in the cocktail hour
Originally Posted by KelsDavidson62
Can anyone give advice about how to choose dinner selections and appetizers? Anel, told me I could give my guest two choices, so I want to make sure I am picking the best options. Also, the appetizers do not have any descriptions. Previous brides what did you choose and what do you recommend or not recommend?
Have you decided on the the food ?
The way we chose was quite simple. We had 2 guests who don't eat pork, and 1 who doesn't like cheese, and 1 who doesn't like seafood. We went with classics, that also where appealing to US. Remember, you can't please everyone. We chose everything from the Divine menu. I didn't know we could choose from the eternity menu to save a few $ per extra person (we had 6 extra). And really, we could have saved what...a big whole 24$ ?! And having more choice to choose from to make it more difficult ?! (I was studying full-time the semester before the wedding, I literally had to make a date with my fiance to choose all this !!)
These are the cocktail hour appys we chose. To be honest, we didn't taste any as we were leaving on photo duties... I think I tasted the salmon and dill on the go !
A. Salmon and dill cream cheese
B. Goat cheese mousse and sundried tomato
C. Roast beef roll
D. Prosciutto ham bruchetta
This was our menu for the dinner. We love wine, cheeses, cold cuts and terrine, so this appy was obvious it was the one to be. As for the soup, we love lobster... As you can see, we knew what our guests liked and didn't, and we choose accordingly. If they don't like the soup, they could eat the appy and the dinner... For the main, we went for a classic. The only thing left to surprise was the level of cooking. We like a beef rare to med-rare. I know a few peops in our group like it done. I was very pleased with the med-rare cooking. And I think the well-doners might now convert to med-rare ! Everything was very delicious. As for the dessert, the creamy white chocolate was very small and tasty too. But could potentially just be replaced by a 5th appy in the cocktail hour. Simply because, people were getting full, and the piece the resistance, the wedding cake, was almost too much, and only really for the tradition...
Appetizer or Salad: vegetable confit terrine, fresh lettuce and basil pesto, sundried tomato vinaigrette
Soup: creamy Lobster soup, brandy scented
Entr©e: Surf & Turn Beef fillet and shrimp, wild mushroom sauce, mild sweet pepper sauce
Desert: creamy white chocolate and mint
Cake: Tres Leche
I'm picky about my cakes, I simply just usually skip it, or take a finger-wide slice to taste. Tres Leche was very moist and delicious. For 31 adults, we had a 3-tiers cake. We could have gone for 2-tiers (plus a fake third at the base for the looks I guess), there was a lot of cake left, the whole bottom tiers.
We had a romantic dinner on the beach the night before the wedding. We almost skipped it simply because it was taking time away from our guests. So we sat, we ate, and we left. We were done in under an hour ! But it was literally a surf and turf. A good dry run on tasting our wedding main. I think it was coming from the French Restaurant Par Amour, which we didn't have the chance to go to. We were very pleased with this meal.
Before that romantic dinner, we had our included couples massage. It's one hour. It's So So So worth it. Do it. It's all I have to say.
You can look at my pictures for the onsite photographer, ceremony set-up, and dinner set-up.