Thanks to my fantastic in-laws to be we now have our Rehearsal Dinner restaurant booked! Kristian's parents will be hosting our Rehearsal Dinner the night before the wedding at The Fish Market in Old Town Alexandria close to the hotel where we'll be staying. The place is much nicer than the name suggests yet still has a pretty relaxed atmosphere which is what I wanted. I didn't want the rehearsal dinner to be fancier than the reception!
K's parents went this week for a tasting and to pick out the menu for that evening. We didn't attend the tasting which is unfortunate since apparently it was awesome and from the sounds of it blew our reception food tasting out of the water! I think they got about $200 worth of food to try.
The restaurant is in a cute area of the city and there is a large room upstairs that will be reserved just for us. Mary Jo (my FMIL) is planning the whole thing and trying to keep much of it a surprise so I'm not really sure what the decorations or anything like that will be. I am perfectly okay with that since I have enough on my plate with the wedding itself. I told her she basically has free reign when it comes to the RD. The less I'm involved the better in my opinion. The only thing I do know is the menu which I'm super excited about!
Hot Hors D'oeuvres:
Rumaki-scallops wrapped in bacon
The Mariner's Dinner- Guests will be able to choose their entree
Crab Soup for starters
Entree Selections: Chesapeake Crab Cakes, Broiled Admiral's Platter, Fried Oyster Platter, Lobster Pasta, Chicken Supreme, and Spiced Shrimp
Dessert: Pop's Homemade Ice Cream
Siema Chardonnay, Italy
Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio, Italy
Falling Star C. Sauvignon, CA
Red Rock Merlot, CA
Kristian and his father LOVE seafood and we had hoped to splurge for a Raw Seafood bar at the wedding however that wasn't in the budget so we decided to get our seafood fix the night before. I just hope I'm not too nervous to eat and enjoy all the great food.