Exotic buffet menu–go nuts or play it safe?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Pasta and salad in large quantities is sufficient.  Don’t sweat yourmenu. 

Post # 3
5787 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think you can find a happy medium if you try. One “safe” entree, one that’s really adventurous, and one that’s in between. While your tastes should influence the menu heavily, there’s no point in spending this kind of money just to have folks leave hungry. Could you post your choices?

Post # 4
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I think as long as you have a lot of salad and safe sides that the pickiest eaters will be just fine. I do think you need to be aware of spice and sauces though, as it doesn’t sit well with some people, regardless of taste or adventurous eating habits. So do make sure to have something a little more mild and light, I’d say, but it can still be an exotic option!

Post # 5
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You portably should play it safe but me and my fiancé eat anything (unless it’s alive (bar oysters as they’re tasty) lol) so I totally want to say stick to your guns! 😀 

Post # 6
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hidden Acres

I’d say go for it, just post the menu for the super-picky ones so they can make alternate arrangements if they want. 

Post # 7
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think honestly as long as you have one not-too-strange chicken entree, you should be ok.  Almost everyone eats chicken, and if people sort of recognize it, they’ll probably at least try it.  Maybe do more of a plain grilled chicken dish with a selection of sauces?  That way people can doctor it up or not as they see fit. 

Post # 8
6448 posts
Bee Keeper

It sounds pretty reasonable. You have the exotic stuff, but you also have mac and cheese for people who are pickier. There are so many dietary restrictions nowadays; it’s nearly impossible to meet them all. 

Post # 9
380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Cottage on the Creek

you can’t please everyone – i’d rather go to a wedding with funky food that i was slightly nervous to try but turned out delicious than boring dry chicken, potatoes, and asparagus

Post # 10
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think that most people who are so picky they wouldn’t even TRY something would be really happy with mac and cheese. Most people I know who are picky eat pasta for meals all the time.

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