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#11 twinkletoes

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    Posted 04 January 2008 - 02:24 PM

    Reception Dinner Menus:

    SILVER OPTION MENU:

    US$390.00 (up to 20 people) +15% tax
    Extra pax $19.50 USD P/P + 15% Tax

    ENTREE
    (Choose one)


    • Stuffed avocado with shrimps salad
    • Capresse salad
    • Tomato stuffed with chicken salad
    • Assorted Dominican appetizers
    • Mango salad with shrimp and roasted coconut


    SOUPS
    (Choose one)

    • Cream of wild mushroom soup
    • Cream of tomato soup with tangerine and fresh basil
    • Beef consomm© with vegetables julienne
    • Garnished tortilla soup
    • Dominican “sancocho” (meat stew)

    MAIN COURSES
    (Choose one)

    • Chicken cordon blue in a pomodoro sauce
    • Beef tenderloin with fresh mushrooms, served with chateau potatoes and vegetables
    • Mahi Mahi fillet with chive froth over green risotto served with saut©ed vegetables
    • Broiled beef Tampique±a style, served with rice, green Enchilada and grilled cheese
    • Fish and shrimp braid with Zinfandel wine and saffron sauce, served with baked potato and vegetables


    DESSERTS
    (Choose one)

    • Anise scented “Three Milks” cake
    • Papaya mousse cannoli over pineapple and chocolate sauces
    • Apple Pie with a calvados and vanilla sauce
    • Kahl¹a flan with coconut and chocolate sauces
    • Pineapple “Volteado” with a rum- raisin sauce

    GOLD OPTION MENU:

    $490.00USD+15% tax (up to 20 pax)
    Extra pax $ 24.50 USD P/P + 15% Tax

    STARTERS
    (Choose one)

    • Crab cake with mango and coriander vinaigrette
    • Hearts of palm, Creole and Romaine lettuce salad with lemon vinaigrette
    • Warm mixed lettuce and breaded shrimp salad
    • Lettuce with a papaya and nut coulis
    • Caribbean seafood salad

    SOUPS
    (Choose one)

    • Caribbean seafood soup
    • Cream of wild mushrooms soup
    • Cream of tomato soup with tangerine and fresh basil
    • Lobster bisque
    • Dominican “sancocho” (meat stew)

    MAIN COURSES
    (Choose one)


    • GROUPER FILLET
    Marinated with herbs, served over nuts risotto with a saffron white wine sauce
    • CHICKEN BREAST SUPREME
    Stuffed with port sauce marinated crayfish, served with pasta meuniere
    • FRESH SALMON FILLET
    With caper, lemon, tomato and white wine sauce, served with rice and mushrooms
    • BEEF MEDALLIONS AND SHRIMP
    With cordial and black pepper sauces
    • RIB EYE STEAK
    With mushrooms and red wine sauce

    DESSERTS
    (Choose one)

    • Tiramisu
    • Pi±a colada cake with kiwi sauce
    • Apple pie with calvados and vanilla sauce
    • Cheese and strawberry cake with zapote ad guava sauces
    • Kahl¹a flan with coconut and chocolate sauces

    PLATINUM OPTION MENU:

    $640.00 USD+15% tax (up to 20 pax)
    Extra pax $ 32.00 USD P/P + 15% tax

    STARTERS
    (Choose one)

    • LOBSTER TOWER
    Avocado and tomato dressed with a tangerine vinaigrette
    • SHRIMPS COCKTAIL
    With brandy Sauce
    • FRESH SALMON AND SHRIMP ROLL
    With an oriental sauce
    • HEARTS OF PALM AND SMOKED HAM SALAD
    With balsamic vinegar and cantaloupe


    SOUPS
    (Choose one)

    • CREAM OF PUMPKIN
    Oven baked with Honey
    • CARIBBEAN FISH CONSOMMˆ
    Anise scented
    • POULTRY CONSOMMˆ
    With tortellini and vegetables julienne
    • CREAM OF WATER CRESS AND SCALLOPS


    SORBETS
    (Choose one)

    • Pear with Chablis
    • Sangria sorbet
    • Tangerine sorbet
    • Champagne sorbet

    MAIN COURSES
    (Choose one)

    • LOBSTER TAIL AND BEEF STEAK
    Grilled with Red Wine Sauce, Accompanied with saut©ed mushrooms.
    • RACK OF LAMB
    Filled with pine nuts, artichokes and mushrooms with mint sauce, served with fresh vegetables
    • GROUPER FILLET
    Filled with shrimp, served over saffron rice with cardinal sauce
    • BEEF FANTASY
    With three kinds of peppers and a fresh cheese mousse

    DESSERTS
    (Choose one)

    • MOKA’S BAVAROISE
    With a touch of Dominican Republic rum
    • ORANGE AND TANGERINE MOUSSE TULI`P
    Scented with Grand Marnier
    • CHOCOLATE, KAHL™A AND NUTS CAKE
    With strawberry and vanilla sauces
    • PEAR TARTLET
    With PoireWilliams liqueur
    2 Hearts, 1 Love 08.08.08Punta Cana, D.R.

    #12 twinkletoes

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      Posted 04 January 2008 - 02:29 PM

      Yes, I got all this info from Grisel via email. It took her about a week or so to respond to my inquiries, but I find that most DW coordinators take about that long. I usually find it easier to compile a list of questions in 1 email and then send it, I get more complete answers that way.

      Here are a few questions I have asked Grisel concerning weddings at Dreams: (her answers are below in blue)

      Are the speakers you have available to be hooked up to an mp3 player/I-pod?
      I am not sure they can be hooked up to an MP3, but they might. Please bring your selection on a CD as a back up.

      Does the resort offer a horse and carriage for the ceremony?
      No.

      Are the wedding packages customazible? For instance, in the Ultimate package, if I did not need the makeup services, can I substitue that for something?

      No. If you know you are not using something from the package, I recommend you to have the Wedding in paradise (included) and then add the things you will use.

      What are the wedding cake options as far as flavors? Any pictures?

      The flavors are: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and almond.

      How long do you allow for the wedding receptions? If the wedding is at 8, what time would the reception be?

      Until 10:30 PM

      Hope this info helps!
      2 Hearts, 1 Love 08.08.08Punta Cana, D.R.

      #13 Cassondra2009

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        Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:32 PM

        Hi! I stayed at this resort when it was Sunscape the Beach and loved it! I did see a few weddings while I was there and remember a couple of things...
        one of the weddings had a dinner reception in the mexican restaurant and I could hear all of the toasts and everything from my dinner table...if you wan't any privacy I'm not sure if I would do it there...Hitmitsu has very good food and so does Dreams (which may be called something else now since the whole resort is Dreams)...the gazebo is right in front of the lobby and is not near the ocean or the pools (but it is really beautiful)...the terrace outiside of Hitmitsu is gorgeous and has a great view (I think it's the picture above called reception options...There was another reception that I saw when I looked down from the Hitmitsu terrace that was private and looked very pretty but I dont know what the location is called.

        Hopefully some of that info was helpful...let me know if you have any questions! Good luck with your planning!

        #14 Carrie-Dreams DR

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          Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:52 PM

          thanks..are you using the photographer from the resort?

          #15 Carrie-Dreams DR

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            Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:59 PM

            thanks, all that info. is great...I had just emailed Grisele about the menu...thanks

            #16 TammyDez

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              Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:35 PM

              I am getting married at dreams may 2008 and I sent some questions to Grisele she usually takes a week to get back to you. As soon as the answers come back I will post them. I think it took about a week for me to get my wedding conformation because she has to check your date with the judge. Happy Planning. Also in other reviews I have herd that she is amazing and so helpful when you get to the resort!

              #17 foxytv

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                Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:17 PM

                Wow those menu options have me salivating!!!

                #18 Nuc Med Bride

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                  Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:30 AM

                  This is one of the best threads re. Dreams DR. All you girls who have posted info about the resort, thank you. I am in the initial stage of planning my wedding there. The pictures posted are amazing. Carrie, when you return I hope you will tell us about your experience.

                  #19 jen419

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                    Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:28 PM

                    Hi ladies, I too willbe getting married there on April 19th 08. I have been working with Juliana and she has been great and also takes about a week to respond to emails. As on eof the ladies posted, the receptions are all until 1030 so my suggestion would be to start it earlier than 8 pm. For example, my reception will be from 6 or 630 until 1030.That way I have more time for a reception. feel free to ask any questions and I'll try my best to answer them. You can also email me at [email]jduran186@yahoo.com happy planning ladies.

                    #20 Carrie-Dreams DR

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                      Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:52 PM

                      I will definitely let you ladies know about my experience and share my pics...




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