We have been working with Mexican food for the past 6 years and we have done some casual catered events. Recently we have been asked to do plated dinners. We did one for a quinceañera and were familiar with what was expected within the Mexican culture. They still used disposable dishes, had 2 liter bottles of soft drinks on each table and all formality rules did not apply.I still don't know if it was a formal dinner or not being that we had servers bring the food to their tables but in 3 compartment disposable plates.
We have now been asked to do a full service dinner with simple tapas for social hour.it is for a non-profit community event. Social hour is from 6pm -7pm and dinner is from 7pm - 8pm. They said linens are not necessary. My question is Mexican food with a formal setting, I am not sure how to handle the flatware since most mexican dishes come accompanied with tortillas and a fork. Can anyone help me figure out what flatware to use and type of glass since they requested a fruit punch. Any and all advice would be appreciated.