On my way back from class this afternoon, I happened to turn my head and see Foreign Cinema, a really nice restaurant that I've always wanted to try. They are also home to branch of Modernism, a gallery that has special meaning to us.
I'd checked them out on line shortly after we got engaged. I think I even sent a link to Keith suggesting it. However I thought that it would be prohibitively expensive, so dropped the idea.
Curiosity got the best of me so I went up to the menu outside. I then saw that the door was slightly open, so went in. Someone from the kitchen staff saw me wandering around and directed me to Janine, the private events manager. She was in some meeting but immediately dropped what she was doing to show me around.
The space was pretty amazing. It's a mix of old world rustic and modern warehouse. The Modernism room was as awesome as I thought it'd be and it has a bar on one side of it. The prices were pretty reasonable, which is different than I was lead to believe.
While it can fall within the budget, the only downside, is that we'd only be able to have about 70 people for a sit down dinner. However if we were to have heavy hors d'oeuvres we'd be able to make that 95. But it makes me feel bad to have everyone travel so far just for a cocktail party. I feel that we at least need to offer dinner! The the guest list is hovering around 100 or so, and I keep thinking of people that I've missed, I know that cutting the list is a neccessary part of planning, but I'm not quite ready for that yet.
A part of me really wants to have the reception at Foreign Cinema, but we'll see what happens.