For my wife and I, one of, if not the most important thing for our wedding, was food and booze. We consider ourselves semi-foodies, thus, we were extra critical when choosing the caterer we wanted for our wedding, and Cocina Fusion delivered in...
spades, and then some.
Right from the beginning, the first tasting wowed us. We got to try multiple dishes from our choosing to narrow down the menu we wanted, and every dish was both uniquely flavored and authentic. None of the food we tasted disappointed. When we finally narrowed down our choices, we went with a couple of appetizers that included a mini sope for cocktail hour, the chipotle chicken and short rib barbacoa as the entrees, along with a grilled vegetable tower and arroz con gandules as the sides. We also opted for them to provide the drinks and bartenders, along with a churro station.
Due to COVID-19, we had to reschedule our wedding multiple times, yet, Cocina Fusion did everything in their power to be with us for the big day. Once the date finally settled, and we began to talk through the process and details, Marcela was the epitome of professionalism. Besides flexibility with the date change, they were also flexible with including and arranging our party favors to ensure everything was in place in a way that we pictured and made sense in the grand scheme of the reception.
When the day finally came, the staff were ready on time starting with cocktail hour. The servers were making sure all the guests were asked if they wanted appetizers, and the beverages mixed by the bartenders got everyone into the festive mood we wanted them in! Dinner was served on time as well, and the servers moved like clockwork, bringing all seated guests food at the exact same time. It is the small details I noted and also received compliments on like this that made the night feel magical. The food was even more scrumptious than I remembered, which was a sentiment echoed by other guests I spoke with; a few weeks out, and I am still receiving glamorous reviews by family and friends about the food! The salad was fresh and light, the barbacoa melted in your mouth, the salsa had a yummy spicy kick to it, the chicken was tender and sauce delicious, and the vegetable tower and arroz cooked to perfection. I unfortunately did not get to try the churros, but from what other guests told me, they were on par with the quality and taste of the rest of the food. Yet, the one thing that shocked people in the best way about the dinner, besides the food, was the service.
We expected the wait staff to be adequate, but describing them solely in this fashion does not do them justice. Every server went above and beyond to ensure all of our guests, and not just my wife and I, felt cared for and special. No guest emptied a plate without being asked if they wanted more, or if there was anything missing they would have liked. Numerous guests made sure to provide similar feedback to me about the staff, and one friend went as far as saying this was the best service he had ever received. As for the bartenders, they knew exactly how to keep the party going, and did a phenomenal job of keeping everyone's energy up the whole night!
In summary, my hat goes off to everyone at Cocina Fusion, from the wonderful Marcela, to the brilliant chef, to the attentive waiters, and last, but certainly not least, to the amazing bartenders. They were key to making our night memorable, and provided a huge amount of joy to everyone!