Hi, my fiance and I got engaged this weekend! We're holding our reception at the Towers in Narragansett, RI in April 2011. Would you have feedback on the caterers on the Towers' approved vendor list? Vendors are: Atomic, Blackstone, Blue Rocks, Catering Collaborative, Chelo's, Coastal Gourmet, Glorious Affairs, Pinella Marra,Plantation, Pranzi, Shelter Harbor Inn, Simply Devine, Tom's Market, Westbury Gourmet and West Valley Inn.
We want to share our favorite foods with our friends and plan on passed finger food and food stations. We'd like a raw bar (hopefully provided by Matunuck Oyster Bar) and other New England-style seafood, perhaps lobster if the price point is still low; a Korean/Japanese station with Korean bbq, sushi, maybe lettuce wraps and spinach/chicken dumplings; a Tuscan station; maybe a Big Sky Country station with elk, trout, bison (representing our last big trip!).
Of course, we are considering costs. We don't want to skimp on the food experience though and I would say we're interested in value (rather than budget). It'd be great if the caterer would let us bring our own alcohol but would provide bartenders, for example, so we could have some nicer wines for a lower cost. We are also ok with having some comfort food with a twist to keep costs down -- e.g., passed sliders with gruyere, puff pastries filled with Jamaican curried chicken.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!