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dynamic, creative staff working
together achieves all this.
Mark Forman likes to
recommend passing hors d'oeuvres
during the cocktail hour. "People have
easy access to the food, when it's
being passed, and we are able to serve
more food this way," Forman says.
"And it is more economical for the
hosts." Wine is passed and an open
bar is chosen often.
"I tend to work with the client's
budget and come up with a menu that
meets their needs:' Forman says. The
Embassy Suites offers a wedding
package complete with flower
arrangements. Premium liquors and
imported wine and champagnes are
served as well as choice house wines.
The cocktail hour is usually one hour
but Forman says, "If photographs are
being taken at the hotel, we may
stretch it to an hour and a half."
The Embassy Suites serves fewer
cold hors d'oeuvres because they tend
to sit when hot foods are offered. Hot
items include beef kabob with teriyaki
sauce, mini pigs in the blanket, and
cheese-stuffed mushrooms. Smoked
duckling with an orange sauce on toast
points, smoked salmon and deviled
eggs are some favorite cold hors
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"At The Townsend Hotel, we
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"Even with the best hors d'oeuvres,
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