(Closed) Tasting options

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

yeah, i have heard of venues doing this. I think it stems from the fact that it is a lot of work for the kitchen to create small amounts of different entrees. But, I’m like you, what’s the point of the tasting then?

If I were you, I would just have the two of you there, sans parents. $75 per person seems awfully steep to me to just have a tasting of only two entrees. Have you talked to the venue about your concerns? What was there response?

Post # 4
5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

My venue let me bring 3 guests to my tasting for free. I would just go with my Fiance, $75 per person is really steep.

Post # 6
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s similar to how it is at my venue. The breakdown is 2-3 hor d’oeurves, 2-3 side dishes, and 2-3 entrees. They don’t even do desserts at my venue (though you can ask to do a cake-tasting with them, but that’s all they have). 

However, they usually do a big group dinner for about 100+ people having weddings so they can make lots of the food. I didn’t go to that because I’m a LD bride but my parents went. Then I went and followed up with my own tasting. The chef actually said during my tasting he hates the big tasting because it’s really difficult for the small kitchen to make several different dishes, so it might just be that your venue doesn’t have the culinary man-power to have a few people making a ton of dishes. It’s different at a venue when you’re making a couple things in bulk.

Even with doing those 2 tastings though, we’re still ordering things from the menu that neither my parents or myself have tried! Maybe you can ask to try 3 entrees or whatever, if there is something on the menu that you really want to try. I’m surprised other venues let one family order many items, because that would probably mean a lot of waste at the end, for the uneaten portion of pork or beef or whatever.

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