I can't believe it's almost Halloween. It feels like just last week that I was scouring this board for Los Angeles wedding locations!
Anyhow, my fiance and I finally went to our food tasting this weekend, and were blown away by the quality. Having just attended two weddings in September, we were happy to find that the food at CDM is leaps and bounds above typical wedding fare. Even taking into account that they'll be cooking for 100+ instead of just us on the day of, it should be excellent.
I just wanted to post back and thank everyone who made suggestions to me early on, and to share some fun food photos: http://www.chezpei.com/2007/10/casa-d...
And for any 'hound who's currently looking for locations, I absolutely do not regret re-working my budget so I could afford CDM. And even though their listed prices are pretty steep, talk to them! The staff is willing to accomodate most couples, within reason. Ask for a Sunday like I did, or consider an afternoon wedding off-season. It's totally worth it if, like me, it's a priority for your guests to leave well fed while not sacrificing elegant ambiance.
Alternatively, if any 'hounds have attended of held weddings at CDM, I'd love to hear more advice and general thoughts!