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Tasting menu, private room, bachelorette party

fclm Jul 16, 2010 06:44 AM

Hi Chowhounders!

My dear friend is getting married and we are planning the send off. We are looking for something more glam then baby oiled men in questionable garments.

We are hoping to get a private room in a great restaurant where we would be able to have a tasting menu of 4+ dishes for approx $150/person for food only. (Wine will be covered by the hostess).

Any suggestions of somewhere that might fit the bill for a memorable night?

Thanks in advance!!

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    Maximilien RE: fclm Jul 16, 2010 07:31 AM

    You could try either Europea or Toqué! both I think have private rooms (at least that's what it says with a quick googling).

    depending on how many you are, you could get Raza (small place, so you'd be able to get the whole room) to do something at that price range.

    When you say wine will be covered by the hostess, you mean she will pay for it ? or bring her own ?


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      fclm RE: Maximilien Jul 16, 2010 07:38 AM

      You do bring up a good point. I think she was just planning on paying for it but because I am not familiar with Quebec liquor laws, can she bring her own? Are there corkage fees usually?

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        Maximilien RE: fclm Jul 16, 2010 07:58 AM

        She cannot bring her own wine in restaurants that are not BYOB.

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          carswell RE: Maximilien Jul 16, 2010 08:46 AM

          Actually, if they get a private room (or take over the entire resto) and if the restaurateur agrees, they can also get a banquet permit that will allow them to bring their own booze. It's the one time licensed-to-sell restos can legally do corkage.

    2. carswell RE: fclm Jul 16, 2010 08:47 AM

      It would help knowing how many people will be attending this event.

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        fclm RE: carswell Jul 16, 2010 10:39 AM

        right now it is going to be between 8 and 10 people. So we wouldn't need a huge private room or take over an entire restaurant.

        With that in mind, it is probably easier not to have not get a banquet permit.

        What are your thoughts on DNA? Their tasting menu looks interesting but I don't know anything about the restaurant? Definitely open to other suggestions. Just want to make it a memorable meal.

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          Maximilien RE: fclm Jul 16, 2010 11:24 AM

          DNA is nice (disclaimer, I've been there only once), food and ambiance and style.

          Don't know about their "tasting" menu ( do they have one ? or is it on order if a group ask for it ?) but the size of their private room would fit your need.

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            Nifms RE: fclm Jul 22, 2010 12:47 PM

            DNA is really nice and modern, and the food is amazing. I highly recommend it!

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