Tasting a dish grants a glimpse of the finished product, which is why many chefs sample their sauces before painting self-portraits with them. Glimpse future success with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $125 for a wedding menu tasting night for two in the Sofia ballroom from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 20 (a $250 value)
- $125 for a wedding menu tasting night for two in the Ella ballroom from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 20 (a $250 value)<p>
While sipping champagne and a signature martini at a cocktail reception, guests delve into hors d’oeuvres of mozzarella caprese, crispy coconut shrimp, chicken satay, and beef empanadas, all passed by a debonair butler. Grilled pears join candied walnuts in a salad before an entree of filet mignon medallions and jumbo prawns arrives with a wine pairing. The evening draws to a close with nibbles of a trio of french pastries. Guests will receive a 20 percent discount on the full cost of a wedding reception if it is booked within seven days of the tasting, and the $125 Groupon price will be automatically applied to the cost of any booked event.<p>
One couple commands the hardwood dance floor, strutting under colored lights and glass chandeliers as well-wishers cheer them on from iron-wrought balcony railings, or wander across the foyer’s marble floors on their way to the intricately carved dark-wood bar. The Sofia ballroom, one of the many venues at Noor, host the reception hall’s memory-making parties, which range from weddings to performances by Pasadena Symphony pianists. The hall’s attentive staffers also oversee gatherings beneath the Ella ballroom’s crystal chandeliers or on the terrace patio, where a circle of white curtains and climbing ivy surrounds a starburst-shaped mosaic-tile fountain that gurgles compliments to passing glasses of champagne.
A resident culinary crew feeds the hall’s hungry revelers with Mediterranean-Californian fusion dishes. Noor's chefs devise many of their tapas-style dishes in the reservation-only Ella restaurant, and frequently feature seasonal, locally grown ingredients. Eclectic seating varies throughout Noor's rooms, from lounge sofas and armchairs to high-backed formal dinner chairs, blending modern and vintage aesthetics more smoothly than photos of Benjamin Franklin wearing a Members Only jacket.