Beef or Salmon as the Second Choice?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which would you choose?
    Salmon : (17 votes)
    33 %
    Beef : (35 votes)
    67 %
    I think your whole menu needs rethinking! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Beef.   I don’t like salmon, and I know that many people also don’t like fish.  But details on each would be helpful.

    Post # 4
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    3633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Beef. Chicken is good for people who don’t eat red meat and you already have a vegetarian option. I know of more people allergic or squeamish/picky about fish than about beef. Depending on the preparation, beef might be more fool-proof.

    Post # 5
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would do salmon. Although I rarely like the salmon at a wedding I think fish is safer than beef. Some people dont eat beef or chicken but may not want to get stuck eating an all veggie meal. We are having filet mignon or sea bass as our dinner options.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Beef is the safer, more universal choice. I like both salmon and beef, but a dinner without a red meat option seems strange to me.

    Post # 7
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    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I can’t decide – I totally would pick the ravioli (and I eat meat!)

    Post # 8
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  

    We had grilled salmon and tenderloin steak as our meat choices. About 60% of our guests chose the steak, and 40% chose the salmon.

    Post # 9
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    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would pick salmon, but I guess I don’t know a lot of picky eaters.  I would think people would be more picky about beef if they can’t order it to the doneness they like.  Some people like their beef so rare it is still mooing, while others want it burnt to shoe leather.

     

    Post # 11
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    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Salmon.  Beef is hard to cook in large quantities for the wide range that people like it (rare, medium rare, medium, etc.)  Fish is easier and as long as it does not dry our or is bland you have hit a home run.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I’m so tired of dieting that I’m sick of chicken, and I’ve never liked fish. I would 100% prefer there be a beef option!

    Post # 13
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    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    beef!!! But im not from the coast and i hate fish!

    Post # 14
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    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Wouldn’t cooking the beef to medium solve the issue for the most part? I love my steak still mooing, but I can happily eat medium.

    Post # 15
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @MsGinkgo:  we had chicken piccata and opted for salmon after verifying that it was fresh and wild caught. We are from the PNW so most people like salmon and a lot of the out of town family was from the Midwest where you can’t get the fish you can here. 

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