For cocktail parties a small bar is set up in the room that
features the most popular drink choices, and we provide cocktail
service to the main bar so everything in the restaurant is
available to all of our guests. The host can pick up as much or as
little of the tab as he or she wishes offering a true cash bar
through a full service bar where anything in the house is on you.
Many hosts choose to limit the bar in some fashion, such as
offering beer and wine only, or setting a dollar limit on the bar
tab. All bar sales are rung in on our register system, and
your bill looks the same as it would in the main restaurant.
For those events that call for that special bottle of wine, a
corking fee will be applied.
Below is our typical bar set up. We can certainly
substitute other liquor and beer if desired. We do have basic
mixers available, and non-alcoholic sodas, tea, and coffee are
included in the rental. All of our frozen drinks, draft beer, etc.
come from the main bar and are cocktailed by your servers.
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The main difference between the Chimes menu and the Wine Cellar
menu is that the Chimes menu is a short order menu. You come in,
you choose, we cook it, we serve it, and you eat it right away. We
have developed a separate menu for cocktail parties that can be
served buffet style. These items have staying power so guests can
visit the buffet at any time during the event. A typical party of
40 would select four to six items depending on how heavy the meal
is intended to be. For example, a rehearsal cocktail would
call for more food than a happy hour wine flight. Once we know what
you think looks interesting, we will help dial in the right amount
for your function. Your finalized menu is due one week prior
to your event to allow for special items and special treatments
such as marinades.
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Our pastry chef can provide any dessert needed for your party
from cakes and tarts to petit fours and éclairs. If you
would like to bring in your own dessert, there will be a cake fee
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For parties of 20 or fewer, regular menu service is available.
The room is set with one long table. Parties greater than 20 must
choose from a set menu and seating is in tables of four up to a
maximum of 40 guests. We have developed the following packages for
larger parties. These packages include one soup, one salad, choice
of two entrées, and one dessert. You choose all of these in
advance, and the guests choose between the two entrées from a small
menu provided. It is usually a good idea to offer a seafood
and a non-seafood choice unless you know the group very well.
Vegetarians and small children will be accommodated from our
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Decorating the Wine Cellar
The room has a lot of character as is, with wine racks, various
antiques, vintage photos and maps, so a little goes a long way. We
encourage those who haven't seen the room to take a look before
planning their additions. The room will be set by 3:00 in the
afternoon and balloons, flowers, etc can be delivered at that time.
Please, no nails, staples, confetti or glitter. All decorations you
wish to save must be removed by the party's end.