(Closed) "Exotic" meats at a wedding? Menu advice.

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you eat the "weird" meats : bison, elk, and/or jackalope sausage?
    None of them! I'll stick to chicken and beef. : (59 votes)
    21 %
    None of them! I'm a vegetarian. : (19 votes)
    7 %
    Bison : (91 votes)
    32 %
    Elk : (67 votes)
    24 %
    Jackalope (rabbit & antelope) sausage : (48 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    691 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Sure, I like something different at a wedding.

    Post # 4
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    4512 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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 # 8
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    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
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    7195 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    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
    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    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
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    5200 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @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
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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.

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