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Chinese wedding banquet in Montreal

Much appreciated moh! In fact yes, I am looking for a wine. We actually discussed with the manager whether it would be possible to bring our own for the reception, but it seems that we cannot, since we aren't reserving the whole restaurant. We wanted to pick something up from Toronto. Apparently they cannot serve alcohol to the regular patrons if we obtained our own license. It would also require a complete wall/room separation for us to serve our own wine.

The cost of wine would be the SAQ price + 30%. Is it true that commercial SAQ prices are higher than consumer retail prices? This is what I was told...

I understand how a white would match better with the meal: with a heavy leaning towards seafood, chicken, and lighter flavours, a red would likely overpower many of the dishes. I will need to check out the Deinhard Riesling. I will ask them if it will be alright if I can bring a bottle during the tasting, just to see if it pairs well...

Mar 07, 2008
Cham in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Chinese wedding banquet in Montreal

So we have decided on Kam Fung for our reception. We made some changes to the menu, such as replacing the crab claw dish with a chicken dish that we enjoy more. A complementary tasting meal is included in the package. It will be interesting to try it out. Perhaps I will report back on each dish we will have....

Mar 06, 2008
Cham in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Chinese wedding banquet in Montreal

Firstly, congrats! Secondly, thanks for the great info! Your wedding day wouldn't so happen to be on the 8th of August, would it? There has been much discussion of that (2008-08-08) being a particularly lucky day.

We have decided to hold our reception at a restaurant, likely to be Kam Fung. Do we need to make an appointment with them, or can we show up at the restaurant during an evening and speak with the manager? We plan on paying them a visit later this week, and possibly reserving a date towards Oct - Nov. Are the prices for their menu(s) set, or is there room for negotiation?

Our families are similar in that they give money as well. My fiancee and I have practically everything we need, so a 6th toaster isn't really necessary. I know that we won't bear the full cost of the reception, although in terms of planning, we are not relying on that potential amount at all (we think it's far better to be pleasantly surprised than disappointed).

Feb 12, 2008
Cham in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Pâtisserie Harmonie 麵包蜜語

Do they sell "Wedding cakes" there? Haven't been to Ctown in a while, though will have to pass by this place the next time...

Feb 12, 2008
Cham in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Chinese wedding banquet in Montreal

Our default choice is Kam Fung, though I wanted to explore other possibilities as well. For any event, our families almost always go to the Chinatown Kam Fung...

Fu Kam Wah is the one on Decarie in St. Laurent, right? If so, I've been there a few times too (regular dinners) and I agree that the quality of their food is quite good. More importantly, it is consistently good. I didn't think of them before, though I'll definitely need to look into them a little more.

Feb 06, 2008
Cham in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Chinese wedding banquet in Montreal

Thanks for the leads! I have considered that, though if I am not mistaken, the cost would be higher than holding the reception at a restaurant. We are anticipating a party of around 130 people, and my fiancee and I are determining whether we want a DJ or not (so far, leaning towards the latter). I am feeling somewhat conflicted between wanting a lower-key reception vs. entertaining our guests and having some fun. Since this is coming out of our own pockets, we want to keep expenses within reason. We intend on buying a house soon and that is a higher priority. If we eventually do decide to hire a DJ, I suppose it would be nicer at a hall... What would the incremental cost be if a reception is held at a hall as opposed to a restaurant?

Feb 06, 2008
Cham in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Chinese wedding banquet in Montreal

Although the pickings for a good Chinese wedding banquet supper is slimmer here than in Toronto, does anyone have any recommendations? We are planning to hold our reception towards October 2008. Thanks!

Feb 05, 2008
Cham in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Congee Dynasty in Mississauga

Congee Dynasty recently opened up 1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West in Mississauga. Has anyone tried it out yet? Do they compare to Congee Wong or Congee Queen?

Sep 24, 2007
Cham in Ontario (inc. Toronto)