Post # 1
I just attended their annual “Brides Day” this past weekend, and I learned a very shocking and disappointing thing: they do not do entree tastings! You are expected to choose your wedding day menu completely blind! I find this really odd because literally every other venue we were considering offers this. We’ve been to a couple tastings, and they had a few of their cocktail stations up to taste over the weekend, but for such a big investment, I think it would be only fair to allow you to sample your wedding day menu. Alas.
In any case, I was wondering if any Round Hill brides have any recommendations for what they had that was really good, or any items we should definitely avoid? I would love any input anyone has! Thanks!
Post # 3
What menu did you pick? Any food you would avoid?
Post # 4
Hi Jaxx, we’re getting married in RH 9/21/12 and I found out about this when we went to our first tasting and was shocked as well. This is a very big deal because I come from a huge family of picky eaters and food was sooooo important to us.
Peter was actually suuuuper accomodating of this though and wrote into our contract that we could have a tasting of 3 entree items to help us pick our two choices. Not exactly a perfect solution but at least it was something. You should def contact him and see if he’ll budge post-contract on this.
What is “Brides Day”? we’ve been to a couple of tastings but haven’t heard of this.
Post # 5
@FMCollado – Brides Day is basically a fancier version of one of their tastings but it’s only for couples that have booked there, which is prob why you haven’t heard about it yet. They only do one a year, usually in January, so they’ll prob send you the invite in early December. At the one we went to, they had some of their stations open for tasting in addition to their hors d’oeuvres, plus they had some vendors you could meet with, ask questions, etc. I really do wish we had pushed for having a menu tasting because I wasn’t totally happy with the results of our blind choices. I’ve paid to do a full menu tasting at other venues while we were “shopping” as I felt it was worth it to know what I was getting into, so even if F.E.A.S.T. required you to pay for it I would gladly open my wallet. But literally EVERY venue we went to told us up front that they would schedule a separate date to choose your menu based on what you actually ate. Bummer for sure.
@moconnolly – We ended up going with the beef medallions because we got to taste that at Brides Day, the trout with champagne leek sauce (which was not so good, esp after it got cold), and the penne provence which I heard was good. If I had to do it again, I would a) insist on doing an entree tasting, and b) pay for at least one upgraded entree selection. The beef medallions are fine, but honestly (I say honestly because the hubs and I are pretty damn good, amateur gourmet cooks), I could make something like that at home and it would be equally as good. Our wedding was in the summer so we wanted a fish entree in addition to a beef option, so in retrospect I probably would have picked the salmon or the sea bass over the trout. The sauce was creamy, which I didnt expect, and just eh. I kinda wish I could ask for some of our money back. Oh well!