The event planners, Abby and Alison, were lovely to work with and helped me create the perfect menu for my guests that didn’t exceed the budget I had set. (In fact, when all was said and done, I came in under.) We discussed food and wine for the menu that included a variety of choices, not the same boring things you see all the time (Ahem, grilled chicken). Our servers printed out personalized menus that read “Happy 60th Birthday Dianne” and set them at each place setting.
Lunch began with a mozzarella and prosciutto salad, drizzled with a reduction of balsamic vinegar. The ladies were then offered gnocchi with a basil pesto, risotto with shrimp and calamari or veal medallions with crispy sage. Dessert was either a creamy Italian cheesecake or a luscious tiramisu, both sinful but worth every calorie.
My mother was so surprised, the ladies were so impressed and no one could stop asking how I found this place and how perfect it was. The staff was such a pleasure to work with that it made planning and executing the party smooth and stress free. In fact, when we were leaving my mother turned to me and said, “We should have your bridal luncheon here.” Well Mom, I couldn’t agree with you more.