Post # 1
Hello Bees! I am finalizing a menu for 120-150 guests, served family style. Do you guys like these choices? Does this sound like enough?
Stationed Apps for cocktail hour: Endive with Cream Cheese & Tapenade, Colored Deviled Eggs, Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa Salad, Cold Soup Shooter
Pasta: Stuffed Shells with Pepper and Corn sauce/dressing
Sides: Braised Greens, Seasonal Vegetable (TBD)
Meat: Beef Brisket with a Red Wine Chocolate Reduction sauce -or- Braised Pork Shank
Also, would y’all think beef or pork (poll)?
Post # 3
I think Beef Brisket can be a little dry if over cooked and the red wine and choco doesnt sound very good. So unless there are many people who cant eat pork for religious reasons, I say Pork.
Post # 4
I would choose beef over pork, but you may want to have poultry or fish as an option in case guests don’t eat red meat. The rest of the meal sounds delicious!
Post # 5
@ApocalypseCow: Do you have many Jewish or Muslim guests? Pork is often off limits for religious reasons.
Post # 6
i don’t really eat pork or beef, but if i had to choose one, i’d choose beef.
Post # 7
I would prefer the pork. The beef’s sauce sounds a unusual, which could be really good but I imagine some people would be skeptical. For the purpose of pleasing a crowd I’d go pork.
Post # 8
I would see if you can taste it first. I would usually pick beef but I agree that the sauce sounds a little odd so I might go with the pork. I think both would go well with the other foods you are serving
Post # 9
@crackktheskyy: The only Jew and Muslim that I have coming do not have dietary restrictions, so its all on me!
@Isabelle663: I have tasted them both and they are both really good. The beef sauce is definatly what makes it special.
@missoptimism: I was only thinking of one meat and then the pasta for non meat ppl. Which meat option would be more ppl pleasing (no matter how its prepared)?
Post # 11
I choose beef because I cannot stand pork. Even the word makes me feel nauseous.
Post # 13
I like beef. I also suggest doing a tasting to see which you prefer, and if you think the sauce might be a bit exotic for most guests, ask if they can serve it on the side.
Post # 14
I love me some brisket! I don’t understand the chocolate in the sauce though – red wine sauce is delicious but red wine and chocolate? But you’ve tried it, so if you like it, I say go for it.
Post # 15
@ApocalypseCow: I think overall beef is more popular than pork.