Caterer needed for a West End reception...
Alright... we're having our wedding on Nov 27th, 2010... and now we're on the hunt for the perfect caterer.
We're doing the whole city hall thing for the actual ceremony, and then we're having a (hopefully) fantastic cocktail party/reception at an old warehouse/recording studio near Royal York and the Queensway. There will be lots of live entertainment, and we're wanting to create a beautiful and unique experience, a whole lot of fun and lots of dancing. It will not be a sit down dinner.
The catch is, since we're saving for a home, we're on a pretty tight budget. I know that my Martha Stewart Family will be more than capable of turning the raw hardwood floors and exposed brick work into a swanky, cozy and gorgeous place to be- but I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out what to do about food.
I understand that the idea of what we want may not work with the budget we have in mind (80-90 people, $2000 for food), but I'd like to think that we tried our hardest to get what we want, and end up happy with the results.
Since it'll be more of a bar/party/dim lit lounge atmosphere, we had been thinking that we'd love to have mini-burgers, poutine, unique and totally yummy canapes... we're thinking "upscale" pub food. Now, I know this might be a lot to ask (given our budget), however we're also aware that it's gotta taste good, and that its all about presentation.
Anyone out there have any ideas for us?
It'll be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks so much!
I had Tracey at Pan Bagna cater a number of my things on a budget- a birthday party, my wedding rehersal dinner and the reception after our church cermony all in a budget.
What will start to cost you is dish rentals, servers etc. So long as you can tailor expectations hopefully the food will shine and not hinder the overall effect.
Pan Bagna http://www.panbagna.ca/
You could try La Petite France, at Bloor and Islington. It's a bistro with really reasonably priced food, so I'm not sure what they can do, but they might be able to do a lot with your budget. You could also try My Place, which is Brad Long's pub at Jane and Bloor. They have exactly the type of food you are describing, but I'm not sure they can hit the price point. Good luck!
La Petite France
3317 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X1E7, CA