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Catering for Indian Wedding

nsheth | Aug 31, 2008 11:12 PM

Hey all -

I'm getting married in a couple months, and we're wading through a list of caterers without making much progress. I thought I'd reach out and ask you folks here, see if anybody has any thoughts!

We're looking for a fairly standard vegetarian north Indian meal, ideally onsite tandoor ovens for fresh naan, total headcount of about 350.

We've tried a few places so far, and have seen a pretty big range in price and quality. At the lower end, something like Bombay Garden (Newark) may fit the bill - very reasonably priced, but food quality seems variable.

On the higher end, got quotes from Shiva, Amber (both in Mountain View). A good deal more expensive, but the food was of much higher caliber then we had at Bombay Garden.

Anybody have any experience with other catering options? Here's some we've had mentioned to us, but I don't have any eating experience at any:

Golden Peacock (Fremont)
Madhuban (Sunnyvale)
Turmeric (Sunnyvale)
Bay Leaf (San Jose)

I also dropped a call to Sultan, in San Francisco. They said they don't formally have a catering program, but they do it on request. Waiting to hear back from them on details. I really like their food, so perhaps that will work out.

If you've read this far, and are interested, menu-wise, we're looking at something like the following:

Appetizers:
Paneer Tikka
Gobi Manchurian
Samosas

Dinner:
Mattar Paneer
Dal Makhani
Navratan Korma
Bhindi Masala
Rice
Naan / Garlic Naan
Raita
Salad
Gulab Jamun

If anybody has any menu ideas, perhaps interesting things they've seen at other Indian weddings, I'm definitely open!

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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