Dinner plate options too similar?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

yes.  both of your options have seafood.  i do not eat any seafood and wouldn’t want the chicken option to have seafood on it as well.

i know you can’t please everyone but i think you should opt for something else for the chicken.


Post # 3
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would add something else to the chicken instead of seafood.. I would probably nix the asparagus as well, though – but that’s just me.

Post # 5
4402 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It is totally fine; I would not change anything. It’s basically chicken, trout, and veggie pasta, and the chicken and trout have similar sides, which is fine. If I were a guest I would think this sounds nice. If I ordered the chicken, I might just pick the crab off.

Post # 7
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida


texaslemon:  I’m allergic to shellfish so my only option would be your veggie option. I would eat the chicken or trout without the crab if it was an option.

Post # 8
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Everything sounds fine but I would opt for a different chicken dish. Yes, people with shellfish allergies can let you know and be accomodated but it would be nice to not have to worry whether the chef will get their order right. Personally, I would avoid having both entrees feature foods that a lot of people are allergic to…like peanuts and shellfish.

Post # 9
2151 posts
Buzzing bee

texaslemon:  They are similar, they both have similar proteins, and are heavy dishes (topped with a heavy sauce and served with mashed potatoes).

I wouldn’t worry about it not being “chicken oscar” if you nix crab meat, the original dish wasn’t even called chicken oscar, it was called veal oscar (served with bernaise not hollandaise, and not usually served with potato but with asparagus or a lighter veg). My point being that it’s already not the original dish, so getting rid of crab is really just another modification. I am concerned about changing the menu after things have been sent. It might just be time to let it go. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years ago by  swonderful.
Post # 10
1356 posts
Bumble bee

I wouldn’t change the menu if you’ve already told people the menu and they are picking based on what you sent out.  I would have opted for a chicken dish without seafood from the start.

Post # 11
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ew, crab.  Not my preference.  However, you’ve already sent your invitations, right?  People will choose…and that’s that.  You don’t have to eat both, do you?  I don’t see the point of worrying!

Post # 12
1528 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I agree with the other posters. I don’t eat any seafood (or cheese) so there is nothing on your menu i would eat. The cheese is really a ‘me’ issue, but I think you will find a lot of people don’t eat seafood. I would change the chicken dish entirely. Nobody is going to remember that you specified ‘chicken oscar’ on your invite. Most of the time I go to a wedding, i can’t even remember whether I picked ‘chicken’ or ‘beef’, so I doubt anyone is going to be upset you change the chicken dish. 

Post # 14
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

It’s too late. You sent it. People have picked. That’s it.

ps. i love asparagus. 

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