Post # 1
I am talking to a caterer about making elk, bison and “jackalope” sausage (antelope + rabbit) dinner options along with my more traditional beef and chicken kabobs.
I am having a Colorado wedding and bison + game meats are very “Colorado” to me. The question is : would people eat them? Would you try elk, bison or antelope + rabbit sausage given the opportunity?
Another question: I am doing kabobs – how many makes a full meal for people? Should I offer a choice of 1, 2, or 3 for each guest or just let everyone have 1 of each (way expensive though)? The options would be: chicken, beef, veggie, elf, bison, jackalope sausage.
I am also having an appetizer-heavy cocktail hour (with seafood options) and the side dishes are salad, baked potatoes and mac n cheese.
Post # 3
Sure, I like something different at a wedding.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I would totally eat them all, just to try!! How many kabobs makes a full meal would depend on how big they are, can you give an estimate or a size comparison?
Post # 5
I LOVE Bison! So yes, I would try them for sure.
I think 2 kabobs are a “full meal” traditionally. At least, when I go to a Middle Eastern restaurant and order kabobs, I think I get 2 skewers. Maybe you should let them choose 1 either chicken/beef and 1 either elk/bison/jackelope or chicken/beef if they don’t want to try the specialty meats? This way, people can get 2 chicken, 2 beef or 1 of each, but if they want to try the specialty meat, they can only get 1 skewer of it, so it won’t get too pricey?
Post # 6
I’d offer a choice of 1, 2, or 3 kebabs. I think many people will not want 3. I know that I would probably only eat one before getting full (and it’d be the chicken one, or a veggie one, if you were offering that).
Post # 7
@elysion: Definitely sizeable – what I would call your typical kabob on the long bamboo skewer and then filled with about 4 chunks of meat and the rest with veggies. In terms of actual nutrition definitions, I would imagine that 1 kabob is a “technical” serving size.
Post # 8
When I saw “exotic meats” in the title I thought it was going to be like rattlesnake and ostrich (it’s possible I watch Chopped too much). I think those sound fine. And yummy!
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@kateisstoned: I would try everythning except the rabbit. I am sure it’s good, I just draw the line at eating rodents like rabbits and squirrels. But bison, elk, venison, absolutely! I would actually be excited to see the menu.
Post # 10
@kateisstoned: I would (and have!)! I love trying different types of meat. Can you offer a choice between the number of kabobs as PP said? Maybe give the guests an idea of how big they are. It would probably be a waste to serve 3 to everyone (especially with all of those sides), but some people can eat way more than others!
Post # 11
I would eat the bison, but i wouldn’t eat the elk or jakalope, because it’s not something I’ve tried before, and I wouldn’t want to do that at a wedding (i have weird dietry needs). But if my parents were invited, they would eat everything, because they’re super adventurous.
So I think if it’s an option, you’ll have some people go “Sure! Why not?!”
Post # 12
You should do what the PP said and offer the option on the invite, one chicken/beef, one exotic meat or chicken beef and make the alst kabob optional as well for those who want to mark it and make it only chicken beef. This is such a cool idea btw love kabobs and rabbit and bison are delicious! I would be super excited to eat it at a wedding!
What sides are you serving?
Post # 13
I’ve had a bison burger… just kinda tasted like a regular hamburger to me. (In a good, “gamey” sort of way.) I would like all of them, but I am a *very* adventurous eater…
Post # 14
@kateisstoned: honestly, I think I’d try one of those dishes for the fun of it (i’m a picky eater but willing to take at least one bite out of something new) but I wouldn’t order it as a meal. You know your guests better than others though. In order to avoid wasting $ on things people will be afraid to eat, maybe have a chunk of each kind of unusual kabob meat during the cocktail hour as an hors d’ouvres. That way they wouldn’t have to take an entire kabob, decide they don’t don’t like it, then throw it away after just one bite.
Post # 15
I’d eat any of it unless I became a vegetarian again, especially the bison – most wild bison have some cattle ancestry, anyway. 😛
Post # 16
Heck yes I would. I was raised in Wisco and lived most of my adult years in MT. I regualrly eat elk, bison, pheasant, venison. (Plus fresh caught fish, rabbit, duck.) I love natural organic meat and my family loves to hunt. My mum had the most beautiful wedding when she remarried and she served smoked pheasant. It was amazing.