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Five Tips For A Great Tasting Session

Five Tips For A Great Tasting Session

A formal tasting session serves different purposes for different people. It can help undecided couples choose their wedding menu, or provide reassurance for a nervous bride. Either way, it’s a fun and unique way to spend an afternoon or evening with your fiancé!

  1. It’s not uncommon to be asked to pay for your tasting session. Many venues charge up to $50 per person for an evening of food or wine tastings, so be prepared to pick up the tab for your meal and add it to your budget.

  2. Before you taste the food, look at it. How is the food placed on the plate? It should make a great first impression. Then smell each dish. What sensation do you get from the scents?

  3. As you taste each course, evaluate it separately. Identify what you like and don’t like, and remember that most of the time you can still make changes to your menu.

  4. Tastings may include conversations about taste and presentation with the chef. If you have the opportunity to meet with the chef, take advantage of it. Also remember that a chef often takes great pride in the food served — so be thoughtful with your feedback.

  5. If you have a couple of concerns, bring them up with the wedding coordinator or chef. If you have too many concerns, it might be time to look for another caterer or venue.

Share your comments or menu tasting experiences with other brides in the comments below.