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Wedding Preview Dinner

May 28th, 2008

Sachi and I have decided to go with an outfit called “Subir” to do our wedding this September. A few weeks ago, they treated us to a sample dinner so we could choose the dishes to be served. About ten or so couples were there for that particular dinner. We were served two versions of each course, and allowed to decide which one to go with.

First, they led us through the wedding hall again. The good news: they do have an Internet connection, which means that my family in California can “attend”; I don’t know what kind of view we’ll be able to give them, but they can make a video appearance for everyone at the hall in real time via Skype, on the big screen.


Here’s the view Sachi and I will have, from that table up on the dais. They tell us we can get down from there and sit at an ordinary table at some point, which I would prefer; I’d rather not be on display like that all afternoon.


A table setting:


They take service pretty seriously at Subir. Whenever guests go through doors, for example, they have two people at either side so they can open both doors at the same time for you, in a bit of dramatic flair. Their service people are very helpful, attentive, and polite. Here, the chef introduces the serving staff:


They begin you off with some appetizers, and some drinks, including wine and champagne. If we understood them right, it’s an open bar, all you can drink.


For the first course, we chose this dish, smoked salmon crepe with vegetables in raspberry sauce with vinaigrette. Keep in mind that this is a lunch menu, by the way; we start at 1:00 pm, if I recall correctly.


The next dish, also fish, was a fried tai, or sea bream, in a white wine sauce.


For the entrée, we chose a very nice chicken filet dish:


Along with that, you get a nice salad with rolls:


After that is wedding cake:


And to top it off, they have a chocolate fountain, with strawberries, pineapple, marshmallows, and bananas.


This is the meal all the guests who attend will get. It was pretty good. The wedding will be on Saturday, September 27, very soon after we get back from our wedding in the U.S.

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  1. ykw
    May 29th, 2008 at 03:46 | #1

    Very Fancy !!!

  2. May 30th, 2008 at 18:23 | #2

    Jeeez… apparently the wedding-industrial complex is every bit as strong in Japan as it is here.

    It looks awfully nice and I suppose if you go with the “well, we only do this once in our lives” theory, it makes sense…. but man, isn’t it hugely expensive?

    Or maybe I’m just cranky because I’ve spent way too much time arguing with delusional Clinton supporters lately. 😉

  3. Stuart
    May 31st, 2008 at 06:06 | #3

    Paul: In Japan it is tradition for guests to bring money as a wedding gift which offsets the cost a bit.

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