If I could give it 6 Stars I would. My son and his fiancee were getting married in La Jolla. They currently live in the Southeast and we live in the Midwest. The brides family is from the San Diego area. The bride gave me a list of nine restaurants in the La Jolla area in several price ranges for the rehearsal dinner. I looked at all of them and picked two to contact. The Cottage responded immediately. The other has yet to respond. I am sooooo glad The Cottage responded.
The event was held last Friday and I truly believe it could not have been more perfect. Mother Nature did her part to provide us absolutely fabulous weather. There were 24 of us on the patio. When we arrived the tables were set and everything was ready to go. But I am getting a little ahead of myself. All of our dealings were done through email to Jason. I had never seen the restaurant, had no idea the quality of food and wouldn't know Jason if he was standing in front of me. His emails were always encouraging and helpful. When you are hosting an event 1500 miles from where you are you must put your trust in someone and Jason is that person. I would recommend him to help coordinate any event you may be planning at The Cottage.
Once we arrived and I identified myself to the staff, we were off and running. We had pass around appetizers that were both delicious and beautifully displayed. The staff was very attentive but never in the way. They kept glasses full, dishes removed as appropriate and were just delightful. Each place setting included a printed menu with the choices for each course and the Bride & Groom's name printed on the top. Everyone received exactly what they ordered. The food, besides being amazingly delicious, was all served hot, which is not an easy task even for just 24 diners. All requests were promptly acted upon (with a smile!) and the evening progressed just exactly how I hoped it would.
Many guests commented on the food & location and all comments were extremely positive. In fact, even at the wedding people were still coming up to me expressing how much they enjoyed the rehearsal dinner.
Bottom line....Great location, Excellent food, Wonderful waitstaff and the most perfect place to host your event. I truly can say not one thing went wrong, not one thing went other than I expected. Fantastic job Jason!!!!
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