Asian fusion restaurant for wedding??
As the maid of honor at my best friend's upcoming wedding, I'm also helping her look for restaurants around the Bay Area to hold their wedding banquet. They both like Asian food; however, for their wedding, they want something more upscale.
Does anone have any recommendations for a nice/upscale place that serves Asian fusion-type of food around the San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Fremont areas? SF is not the preferred venue as traveling there might be a problem for some guests.
Thanks a lot!
Tamarine comes to mind, and Chris Yeo's Straits Cafe III or whatever it is called at Santana Row, though I wouldn't recommend the latter.
It's a misconception that Asian food cannot be "upscale". If by upscale you mean expensive you can find plenty of expensive Asian restaurants. As to wedding venue, Carrie's question (how many guests) applies. One option may be to find a non-restaurant location and find an Asian fusion caterer.
Junnoon and Mantra are both beautiful restaurants in Palo Alto, but may be hard to book for a private dinner party, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. I'm a much bigger fan of the food at Junnoon.
We had a great dinner at spice route in Milpitas last weekend. They are a new restaurant and maybe easier to book, plus they may be more willing to work with any special requests. It's relatively small and only seats about 50. Food was great and setting was upscale, plus parking is no problem.
Under the fusion category, you also have Bleu ginger in Milpitas. It's recieved mixed reviews among CHers, if you do a search you can see what I'm talking about. There is also Nouvelle Bistro on Mission in Fremont, across the street from Ohlone college. I've never been to Nouvelle, but heard it was decent, don't know how upscale it is. Both have private party booking info via websites, and both have very convenient parking situations.