Post # 1
Hey bees 🙂 just wanted to get some thoughts on our tentative menu. We’ve been discussing it with the coordinator at our venue and this is what we’ve come up with. We’re having a brunch wedding so we tried to include things from both breakfast and lunch. Our guest list is only 88 people and we expect about 75 to actually show. I am concerned that this might be too much food for such a small group.
Hors d’eouvres: Fruit platter, cheese platter, veggie platter, mini quiches
Main entrees: Made-to-order omelette bar, honey-glazed ham, chicken alfredo
Sides: Home fries, bacon, seasonal vegetable, chef salad
We’re doing a cookie table and cupcakes for dessert. FI thinks the chicken alfredo doesn’t really “go” with the rest of the menu, but I don’t want pork (ham and bacon) to be the only meat option. I’m trying to think of a more “breakfasty” chicken or steak, but I’m coming up empty.
What do you guys think?
Post # 3
I would LOVE a brunch wedding- breakfast foods are my favorite! I do see your FI’s point that chicken alfredo doesn’t really “go” with everything, but could you do a chicken and waffles? That way if you have any vegetarians they can have a waffle without the chicken (and still enjoy fruits & veggies, salad, and home fries, unless they eat eggs as well in which case they can have the omelette & quiche)…
Post # 4
What about chicken apple sausage? Its a crowd-pleaser, and would give the non-pork eaters something to eat.
Otherwise I think it looks great, I would love to eat that!
Post # 5
Well I’m a vegetarian, so I would be fine with the omelet bar, but I’m wondering about vegans? Do they have faux eggs at the omelet bar? Could you add a hearty salad that’s vegan?
Post # 6
I’m having a brunch wedding too. I agree that the chicken alfredo doesn’t really go. I’m having a beef brisket and a carved turkey with a cranberry orange glaze as my meat options. If you want a breakfasty steak I think chicken fried steak is a fairly common breakfast thing. I also like the chicken and waffles suggestion.
Post # 7
I like the sound of everything bar the chicken alfredo. I tend to agree wth your fiance on this one. I like the chicken sausage idea, maybe even a chicken foccacia?
Post # 8
well now my mouth is watering……..
Post # 9
Okay, loving the chicken sausage idea, thank you! And waffles. Mmm, waffles.
We don’t know any vegans, so that’s one thing we don’t need to worry about. We do have a few people with gluten intolerance, but I think they have a good amount of options, too.
Post # 10
If you’re thinking about doing chicken and waffles on a buffet, you can’t really count it as vegetarian because they’ll be in the same pan and most vegetarians I know won’t eat things that have come into contact with meat.
Instead of the chicken alfredo, perhaps a lighter salmon preparation like a grilled salmon in lemon dill butter would work? It is a very brunch-y selection and not only satisfies a non-pork place, but is a bit healthier option (as long as it’s not drowning in butter). Chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken is one of my favorite breakfast foods but I think doesn’t really give that bridge between lunch and breakfast you’re looking for, and is extremely heavy.
Post # 11
@lotto: I have to speak up for my fellow non pork eating bees! 99% of the time turkey and chicken sausage links are put into PORK casings! Please check with your provider! Read the labels!!
Post # 12
I don’t have a problem with the pasta. Some times I go to a brunch in the mood for breakfasty foods and some times I lean more towards lunchy foods.
Is there a way you can do a pasta station? Like two different sauces and some add ins? That way if people are vegan/vegetarian they can add in their own stuff?
Post # 13
@VossinatorsButterfly: Oh don’t worry I know, I lived with someone who kept kosher for five years. There are some great brands though that are in synthetic casings.