We are booking the private Executive Dining Room at Canlis for our parents' 50th wedding anniversary. We will be a small group -- only family, only five of us -- so the requirements of our contract with them is a minimum charge of $1500 for food/wine.
I think that if we dine sumptuously and order some very fine wine, we will easily be able to spend the great majority of that amount. However, for the remainder, do you think it would be tacky to order a few bottles of wine to take with us? Wouldn't any wine lover especially whose tastes go beyond his/her budget would understand, yes? I think my sister is concerned that this would look gauche -- thought I'd check in for opinions from all of you.
Besides this arcane question, does anyone have any advice on how to plan for our time in the private dining room -- any advice on what to order, or what to do to make the event a success?
Thanks so much.....