No, its not for me - but i have been asked to serve as best man at a wedding this coming may, and after getting drinks with the happy couple last night i thought i would solicit some advice from the chowhound crowd.
Details: young couple not looking to spend a ton, probably need it to be in minneapolis proper, their tastes are'nt super upscale but if my name is on the program id like to get them the best available food within their means, next memorial day for about 150-175 people.
we all agreed that the best wedding food is still wedding food (passing on terrible lipstick on a wedding porkchop joke), but that doesnt mean its not worth trying. I was at a wedding at the St Regis in SF labor day that exemplified this - some dishes were truly memorable, and overall the execution was pretty great, but it was definitely still reception food.
Ive looked through the archives, and this thread in particular:
but wanted anyones updated opinions.
I read the praise for ChowGirls, and have passed their name on to the couple, does anyone have more feedback with regard to their flakiness/disorganization on the logistical end?
Finally, there seem to be strong ties between venues and caterers in town (the mill city museum ONLY deals with d'amico, you dont even get a choice of providers). They were strongly put off by the legalistic nature of damico's catering service (filled with would-be "hidden" charges and fees). Can anyone confirm or deny that end? Or recommend a flexible venue or one that works with a more laid-back foodservice end?