Reception dinner-Fleur de Lys,Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort
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August 9th, 2008 – by: Sheila_0808
The couple chose Fleur de Lys for their reception. A french cuisine,very elegant and a bit expensive. There were only eleven of us in the group. The best man, who's name is Jonathan had to leave before the reception due to a family emergency.Our table was ready when we arrived and set up almost in the middle which was kind of nice, cuz you get to see the the entire restaurant.
The server introduced himself to us and gave us a little bit of inservice on how the three, four or five courses works. All i was thinking was, well is it cheaper just to get an entree'? I feel bad, i dont want to take advantage, the fact that it's a free meal.He then gave us the wine menu and choose which wine we would prefer for our meal. I had a glass of red cabernet from the bar prior to the reception and was hoping to get the same but since the father of the groom decided which one to get, and seems to know what's best, he opted for the Pinot Noir.Hmmm..i can handle that, i never care for Pinot, but i think i'm going to try again this time. Tasted the wine and was so smooth! a taste of cherry/fruity like and very light but well balanced,not too heavy.
I had the prime ribeye steak and substituted my other greens with sauteed spinach which perfectly goes with my Pinot, everyone or at least majority ordered the slow roast king alaskan salmon with parmesan, herb crusted with lemon and capers. i had the three courses, so i had the lobster with greens to go along with my dinner plus a choice of dessert.My best friend and i tried both souffle's for the dessert, chocolate and pistaccio's and were both very YUMMY and was rediculously rich!
Their Dad needs to catch a taxi cab to get to the airport and catch a fly back to LA in less than twenty minutes so he whisperedly asked the server to get the check ready.Both couple were stunned because they werent expecting him to pick up the tab for our dinner.
We all decided to leave as well, some wanted to play the machine and the roullette and other's just wants to hang out. Girls sat at bar/lounge and just listen to the music. Esther and I went to dance a little bit. We said good night to the couple and headed back to our hotel, it was almost two then. Tomorrow will definitely a girls night out.
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