both kevin and HL also got their fair share of mixed comments...some say they are good, some say no...lidat very diff to make a choice right? haha. We went with HL cos we feel ladies MAY pay more attention to the finer details than guys (no offence to kevin, not saying he's not attentive hor, just general view only). And partly bcos she shares exactly the same name as my FW kekekeke
Think food-tasting usually one month before the AD.
But if want to go earlier, also can de.
Though my friend recommend to go like 2-3 weeks before, though cant ensure food quality of exact day as nice as the food tasting (since one is specially prepared for a table, the other mass production), but at least can be sure its still the same chef in-charge ba.
yah.. i intend to do it around mid Feb, abt 3 wks before my AD so to ensure my comments for the food "stay fresh".. hahha.. Kevin had emailed me, but i'm still deciding on the packages and dishes for the food tasting session.. haiz.. dunno which dish to choose for fish, seafood and veg.
Any ex-novotel bride/groom here to feedback on the food? Anyone went for any food tasting/wedding dinner there recently?
ya, we changed to yam ring also after hearing good feedback from here. General comments abt their food are that quality is ok, but quantity wise it's a bit small. Dunno whether this is true or not though.
fly> thanks.. yah, based on the old posts, the popular ones are yam ring, lotus leaf rice, garlic chix.. dunno how's the food quality recently..
thomas> yap, i'm worried abt the food quantity too.. I understand some couples have feedback on this, including myself.. Not sure how's the portions like recently, whether they have seriously looked into this..
Starskyz: I did bring this issue up to Mico that day during BOWS when we signed up, she kept assuring us that it will def be enuff for 10 ppl. Anyway she told us to remind the banquet captain abt this when we meet up with them or during the food tasting. Hope they will really look into it cos we Chinese always make sure that there's enuff food to go round, it's better to have extra than not enuff, like that will really throw our faces...
evergreen: drop them an email lah, my FW emailed them the very next day after BOWS (Mon), Mico replied us on Tues with all the documents liao.
actually the food quantity is enough for 10 ppl one... when i went for my food tasting last yr sept, the food quantity was soooooo little, the prawns so pathetic.. only 9 pieces.. and i got so pissed that every comment and rating on the feedback form was poor or average only, and of cos i highighted to the manager and then when meeting up with huiling, i reminded her again and she was shocked to see the ratings i gave. Then on my AD, everyone says the food is not bad, fresh and definetely sufficient. Just that 1 or 2 tables are served with colder food than the rest. So not to worry, just that got to be more stingy with the ratings for the food tasting.
btw, the yam ring is really abit small la.. but the stuffings are nice. The garlic chicken is nice too, it wasnt that great during food tasting and i graded that poor. I took the lotus leaf rice but i would think its a wiser chioce to choose the mee instead.
thomas> you really hit the nail.. as a chinese host, i really hope that there's extra to go round instead of just sufficient.. tho it's a waste, it looks better to our guests..
michelle> i rem reading your review on your food tasting session and abt the 9 prawns!! yeah, gota be like you, be more stingent during the food tasting and rate the dishes seriously.. i have been to frds' weddings at novotel after i signed up last yr, those were kinda food tasting sessions for me.. hahah..
i agree with your comments: the garlic chix was good, yam ring was small but stuffing was nice, the noodles are better dan the rice.. tink cos mass production, the rice i had was quite like plain rice..
but have not heard of any reviews recently, so not sure if the food quality/quantity have changed.
anyone's wedding coming soon? i've not met up wif my new co-ordinator(kevin) on the theme etc.. are there new colors or themes?
i rem reading a ex-novotel bride mentioned abt topping up for flowers and that novotel's florist only provides red roses, anything else gota top-up.. can anyone advise?
btw, i saw the 2010 menus online in sgbrides, there're some changes to the menus it seems.. the veg under the eternity menu is stated "braised pacific abalone and spinach with conpoy". is tat a typo error or it's really abalone that they are serving?
Star: yup, must really make sure they have enuff food to go round otherwise that will be the first thing ur guests will remember for life...
nope, no new themes at the moment, Mico confirmed when I asked her at BOWS. However, if there is by next yr, she will let us know. New wedding favours expected to come out next yr though, hope will be nice
My package last yr actually had a choice to choose either free flow of beer or a complimentary red wine per confirmed table... thus my husband chose to have the free flow of beer... we then ask them to prepare abt 20 bottles of red wine to standby...
Hi everyone, I have gotten around to uploading my wedding photos taken at NCQ. My PG managed to capture quite a few locations e.g. Bridal Suite set up and food, function room set up for ROM, Phoenix Ballroom rose theme, etc. Once again, many thanks to Kevin and Liz for ensuring such a wonderful time for me and my guests!
As I don't want to post the links publicly, PM me if you want to see
Starskyz, I think there're a few different colour choices for the rose theme. Also, you can choose gerberas. But hey, to me, you can't beat red roses...
Hi girls who PMed me, have emailed you all back. If I left you out, just let me know
On the drinks thing, I think must see what your guests like to drink. Cos my dad's friends like wine, we went for the 1 free bottle per table and 1 free barrel of beer. We anticipated that will need to order more beer, but in the end, we opened up about 25 more bottles of wine, and the beer wasn't finished. So looks like these days a lot more people drink wine rather than beer at weddings.
For food, actually I had the opposite: I had the noodles for food tasting and they were bland, so I took the lotus leaf rice instead, and a lot of people said it was good. Sometimes it's also personal taste- i.e. the rock garoupa is "tough" to some people and "nice and firm" to others.