Sunday, September 04, 2011

Food Tasting: k by Cunanan

Headed to Ayala Heights (QC) with Mike, Mama, Mommy and Xavier for the food tasting and coordinating last August 26, 2011.

Kar Reyes from k by Cunanan entertained us when we did the reservation/ book last February at Megamall in a Bridal Fair. To be able to book your date, you must pay the reservation fee which is PhP10,000 :)I just emailed Kar to coordinate when the initial food tasting will be. A final mock up food tasting will take place about 3 or 2 months before the wedding, so we agreed to set it around November or December 2011.

The package we got from Cunanan is for PhP740 per head (+10% service charge and +12% VAT), which is roughly around  PhP135,000 for our 150 guestlist.

The package includes:
  • 3 hors d' oeuvres
  • 2 soup choices
  • Salad
  • Pasta
  • Fish (seafood upgrade)
  • Chicken
  • Pork or beef
  • Rice (carrot and steamed)
  • 5 Desserts
  • Bottomless raspberry iced tea

Plus, linens, dinnerware, silverware, glassware, tiffany chairs for ALL guests, cocktail tables for cocktail hour, floral and votive centerpieces for ALL tables, platform with backdrop and sofa for photo op with the couple, table numbers/names, place cards and menu cards for the presidential tables and bottle of wine for the toast.We opted out of the cake - as they charge extra 10k for it - and I know I can get a cheaper deal somewhere else.

For the rate we're paying I think it's pretty dope :) (Keep on reading, you'll see the outcome of our wedding in the end. And please do leave a comment)

Ayala Heights in QC

My mama and husband's mommy

Husband's nephew Xavier

I wasn't able to take a photo of the hors d'oeuvres. They sampled us with Crackers with smoked tanigue and horseradish. Weren't able to take a photo of the 2 soup samples - Brocolli and Cheese; and Roasted Corn.

Insalata caprese, orange, walnuts, strawberry vinaigrette
To see our final menu, click THIS link.
Honey Nut Prawns
If you wanna see how our reception ended up looking like, click HERE.
Japanese rolled chicken, cheese and leeks, teriyaki glaze
If you wanna see how the food looked like in our guests' plates, see it HERE.
Mixed seafood pasta, chopped fresh tomatoes, pesto drizzle
For our post-wedding mileage, click HERE.
Roast beef ribs, mashed potato cakes
To see pretty much anything Wedding related, click THIS.
Picatostes with tsokolate and Strawberry Panna Cotta
We were a little disappointed because we could've used more options with the menu, but they said these were their "best-sellers". We're thinking of requesting a different set of menu for the final mock up just to have a comparison.

But it was nice. Fine dining for 5 - free ;p

While the service might seem pricey for some, (we actually got the cheapest package from them) I say splurge on it since it is the only thing that the guests remembers, the food and the table setting. :) Plus, k by Cunanan doesn't just cater, they DESIGN the reception. From the flowers, the set up, the tables, the table numbers, the place cards, etc. They do it - IN STYLE!

If you're planning to take k by Cunanan as your caterer too, I suggest you make sure that Kar de Castro-Reyes deals with you. She's marvelous and so fierce! :) Kar's cellphone number is 09178199466. Their HQ is in Ayala Heights, QC (#15 Emilio Jacinto St., Ayala Heights).