Post # 1
Being of Asian background, my parents have put the expectation of having lots and lots of food at the reception (rationale being that the older asians would rather sit and eat than dance).
Fiance is of German background and isn’t a fan of asian food. My brother and sister had 11 courses at their wedding, consisting of asian style appetisers so they’re no help. I’ve put together the following “western” menu but I’m not sure if it’s enough:
1) Pre-dinner hot canapes
2) Mixed seafood platter & antipasto platter
3) Alternating entrees consisting of (i) Pan roasted lamb fillets in puff pastry with wholegrain mustard and creams and (ii) sesame crusted chicken breast skewer on Greek Salad with spiced yoghurt dressing
4) A la carte main: (i) eye fillet medallions of beef on butter and chive mash with red wine sauce (ii) slow cooked lamb scotch with roasted sweet potato studded mash and rosemary jus (iii) fish of the day (iv) vegetarian main
5) Alternating dessert of (i) Warm chocolate pudding with vanilla bean ice cream (ii)layers of lime, mango and raspberry sorbet with hazelnut crusted meringue
6) Wedding cake
I was going to add an extra entree course but my venue talked me out of it. So my question is: do I have enough food or should I add something else like a fruit platter for $4 per person?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I think that sounds great and you’ll be fine! It really does sound like plenty of food. And it sounds delishhh – can I come?
Post # 4
I think that’s plenty of food! I’d be careful about vegitarians and other special diets, though.
Post # 5
i think you have more than enough food and it all sounds delicious.
Post # 6
YUmmmmm!!! I think that sounds like lots of food. I don’t see how anyone could eat more than that even if they did just sit and eat all night!
Post # 7
It seems like plenty to me. And gosh, your guests are going to be so spoiled with all of that deliciousness!
Post # 8
Do you have any vegetable sides that aren’t starches?
Post # 9
Is this a serious question? 🙂
Post # 10
@MissHobbit: Ohh, I almost forgot about them! Thank you for reminding me.
@sept22insf: Unfortunately it is a serious question. My parents have been reminding me everytime they see me to make sure that there’s enough food. Vietnamese people don’t give gifts for weddings, they give money. So they tend to get all judgey when it comes to food- they compare the amount they give to the food they get. Sad, I know.
@michiru4ever: I never thought about that. Maybe I should get salads for the table also?
Post # 11
Wow that menu is amazing and more than enough.. I think your family will be more than happy…. but you know your family so go ahead and make the decision based on that.