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Leah · Married on 10/20/2018
Well organized and great value
Great service, knew my venue extremely well. Really well priced. Our guests felt that they were served a healthy portion as opposed to other weddings they had attended, so that was good feedback :) Our guests also had really great reviews of the appetizers. The team also works really well together, so it was really easy to work with D'Absolute. I would definitely work with them again - I felt like I was working with a family instead of a corporation.
Cindy · Married on 09/30/2018
We used D'Absolute for our September wedding. Catering was the biggest portion of our wedding budget so we wanted to make sure we loved the food that was served to our guests. Our venue provided us with a preferred catering list and D'Absolute was one of them. After completing a few other tastings, we ultimately went with D'Absolute. It wasn’t a difficult choice for us as we really clicked well with the owner Chris. He made us feel comfortable from the start and didn’t try to oversell us. He was open, honest, and responded to all our questions in a timely manner. Their prices weren't the cheapest nor the highest, but we went with our gut feeling and it was worth it! We found great value in the flavors, portions, and services that were provided.
For the cocktail reception, we selected the diced beef tenderloin on a grilled crostini, mini seared ahi tuna tacos, and arancini bites. For our main dinner course, we selected the braised short ribs with truffle cabernet demi and the grilled salmon with fresh mango relish. They were able to accommodate our vegan guests also. The food at our ceremony was as delicious as it was at the initial tasting. We received so many compliments from our guests about the food and generous portions!
Mena was the event manager the day of and she was amazing. She commanded the floor and had everything laid out just as we imagined! She took care of the bridal party and had drinks and hors d'oeuvers waiting for us after the ceremony. That was a special touch and much appreciated because we were starving! At the end of the night, they cleaned up and also helped us to pack our belongings. We were so happy with our decision. D'Absolute was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them to any bride!
Kristin · Married on 08/25/2018
We were very happy with our choice of D'Absolute Catering for our wedding reception. Providing a good dinner experience for our guests was particularly important to us, and we chose D'Absolute simply because their food tasted the best and we trusted them to provide professional service. In particular, we wanted to reflect the groom’s Macedonian roots, and D’Absolute was able to provide a number of simple yet satisfying Balkan dishes. Their versions were just like we had flown to see extended family. Additionally, their service was excellent (staff was professionally dressed, friendly, and worked quickly). We only heard positive remarks from our guests -- one guest commented it was the best food he had since arriving in Chicago. From the logistical perspective, Mena and Chris were prompt and professional. They worked with us to change the menu such that we could arrive at a price point we were comfortable with. We opted not to serve champagne, as it didn't really matter to us and the glassware would have been extra. We also rented our linens separately due to cost at the recommendation of our coordinator, but D'Absolute's prices were not significantly higher. Even though we weren't the only wedding that D'Absolute catered that night, it certainly felt like we were.
D'Absolute Events & Catering is one of the best caterer we been working with at Stan Mansion. The food is delicious and Cris and Natalie will work with you to create the best menu option. We would highly recommend using this caterer if you want a worry free wedding, executed to perfection
Chris at D'Absolute is running a terrific company! The food is yummy and the buffet presentation was like nothing I've ever seen. As I played the first dinner song they were already coming out with the food (perfect timing!). His staff is wonderful to work with and the venue looked spectacular! Keep up the good work -- a real pleasure to work with!