Thank you for your interest in The Brasserie! The following is a brief overview of our banquet procedures. Take a few moments to review your options and find one that best fits your needs.
This information pack begins with our all-inclusive, fixed-price banquet packages. We offer complete meals at 3 different price levels. Most packages will include the full range of courses, offering soup, salad, entrée, beverage and dessert.
The first step is to agree to a price package you like, and then decide what you'd like offered in each course. From there, we will go ahead and design a custom menu card on decorative paper using these selections. When the day of your party arrives, each guest will order off this custom menu card that you have created for them.
To get your event started, we could provide any number of appetizer trays or individual appetizers as your guests are arriving. This could range from vegetable and cheese trays, stuffed mushrooms, mini puffed pastries, etc. Normally, appetizers are priced/per person or by the complete arrangement. The back of this packet includes some of our Chef's past offerings, but if you have some ideas for something not listed, Chef Simo is able to fulfill any special requests.
In regards to alcoholic beverages, you may provide an open bar, a limited bar (ask us), or a separate cash bar. We offer bottles of wine, one liter carafes of house wine, champagne toasts, pitchers of beer, etc. and can tailor this to your budget.
A room charge is something that we typically overlook for your traditional, sit-down meal. For larger parties ordering off the Dinner menu, we will normally allot 2.5 hours for your 3-4 course meal. For parties ordering from the less formal Bistro Menu we will normally allot 1.5 hours. We cannot accommodate an event from the Bistro Menu on a Friday or Saturday in the dining rooms without a reasonable room charge. Some events, such as bridal showers, Christmas parties, business meetings, buffets, or "light appetizer" events may exceed this allotted time frame and may be subject to a reasonable room charge. In this instance we will be happy to help determine how much your rate will be, just let us know your plans!
The price of our inclusive packages does not include 6% sales tax, alcohol or gratuity (20%). Separate checks are not recommended; this should be something you arrange ahead of time with your group. Also, to confirm your date, we require a $200 deposit, which is applied to your check on the day of the event. In the event of a cancellation, the deposit is refunded when we can find a similar substitute booking for the room. Final menu selections should be determined no later than 2 weeks before your scheduled event. We would ask the exact number of guests in attendance be provided one week prior to the event, and a final guaranteed number is required 48 hours in advance.
Instead of an all-inclusive meal, we can also offer the entire dinner menu to you "a la carte". From the attached menu, choose up to 4 entrees and add whichever soups and appetizers you like. Again, we will put together a custom menu card with the selections you've chosen. In the end, your total bill will be itemized at regular menu prices.
Either way you do it, our goal is to help you plan a successful and tasty event. We want you to be able to relax and enjoy your time here, so as attentive banquet staff and managers, we do our best to make you feel at home. Our years of experience should help ensure everything runs smoothly so your guests may walk away having a positive, memorable experience.
We hope this has answered most of your questions but if not, give us a call at the restaurant and we'd be happy to talk things over. Chris Skiadas, Dani Wightman or Becky Uveges will be here to assist you in your planning process.
Again, thank you for your consideration and we look forward to sharing in your celebration!