Duo or single dinner entree for guests?

posted 2 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you pick the duo or the single entree?
    duo : (11 votes)
    31 %
    single : (25 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 2
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    3707 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would chose a vegetarian entree.

     

    Post # 3
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    2264 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    happycamper8:  I typically prefer a single entre. Some people don’t eat either fish or beef, and even having it on the plate would ruin the meal. (Personally, I like both, but I have friends that won’t touch one or the other!)

    I suppose doubling whichever a guest prefers might work, but I prefer the single entre. Doubling entres might be tough and a few guests may not get the message, depending on how you inform everyone.

    Post # 4
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    4639 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I was recently at a wedding with a ‘duo’ dinner. I found it strange and unappetizing. Both pieces of meat were cooked poorly.

    I think venues should stop offering this because ‘its easier for them’.. They should instead, learn how to cook properly so people can enjoy an actual meal instead of 2 unrelated, unmatching foods hanging out on a plate together for convenience.

    Cod and beef are not generally served together for a reason.

    Post # 5
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    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would prefer the single entree for a couple reasons:

    1. I love shortribs. I want as much of them in my belly as possible.
    2. My feelings about mashed potatoes are the same.
    3. Despite my genuine efforts over many years, I just don’t like seafood. So the duo would leave me with just half a dinner. And I couldn’t convince my fiancee to switch me because she loves shortribs, too.

    You know your guests best, though! If you think most people would like both, go for it! Anyone who complains gets a swift kick in the pants!

    Post # 6
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    1256 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would rather have the option and full portion of one of the other. I think that duo sounds very odd. 

    Post # 7
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    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    The food really had to work together to make a good duo.  Both sound good, and I would eat both, but they don’t sound good together.

    Post # 8
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    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’d like the duo option actually.  I personally would like it since I like a variety and I always wonder if the other choice was good when I go to weddings.  I also like that if someone doesn’t like one choice, they can double up on the other.  Unless it didn’t taste good, I’ve never heard of anyone turning their nose up at extra food. 😉

    Post # 9
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    688 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would want seperate choices. My DH is deathly allergic to fish and would be sad not to eat anything at dinner. Me personally, not a huge fish person, so I would be sad to eat half of my plate. 

    Post # 10
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    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    As a person who would happily eat both I would prefer them separate, not together on one plate. Presentation would be nice but I wouldn’t want anything mixing accidentally. 

    Post # 11
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    5542 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Food that is paired like that on a plate needs to go perfectly together and cod and steak sounds… less than perfect. I don’t like fish, so I would have half a meal and also feel bad because you paid for a whole meal that half is wasted. A venue should be able to get plated meals to the right place. That is why you pay them. 

    Post # 13
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    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    No one wants to be so filled up at a wedding that they can’t dance afterwards. Keep it light, keep it single!

    Post # 14
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    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    happycamper8:  Duo all the way. Variety is the spice of life after all 🙂

    Post # 15
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    884 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m glad you chose separate. I don’t eat red meats, but love seafood. I would gladly eat the fish but wouldn’t eat the beef or anything it came to close too. That being said, even if the duo was shrimp and salmon or chicken and sole….I’d probably still like a bigger one portion……

    Hope it all goes smoothly! 

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