Post # 1
My wedding is in August and I seriously cannot believe how fast time is going by, eek!
it is time for us to pick our wedding food menu and I am stuck. I grew up in a traditional Mexican household and very rarely ate the type of foods that our caterer offers. I originally wanted Mexican food but in that part of Wisconsin I do not trust it to be made the way I want it. So American type food it is! We are picking a chicken/turkey and pork/beef option. We already decided on roasted turkey so the poultry selection is done.
These are the three “red” meat options we are considering. I have never had any of these so I need your advice and opinions 🙂
– Roasted pork loin
– roast beef
Thank you bees!
P.S. we are having 10 sides so there are plenty of veggie options if some guests don’t like our entrees. Our dinner will also be served family style.
Post # 3
I don’t eat pork, so I chose roast beef. Pork is actually considered a “white meat” so maybe you meant a non-poultry choice?
Also, list the sides, I want to drool at them! (I am totally a sides kind of girl!)
Post # 4
Mmmmmmm. Porketta. You’d be my favourite free meal of the year.
Post # 5
@QueenSP11: I have never in my life heard of “Porketta” but it doesn’t sound appietizing! I went with pork loin because I’m not a fan of beef.
Post # 6
I also don’t eat pork, so I chose roast beef. However, I would be perfectly happy with the turkey if you went with the pork.
Post # 7
I dont know what porketta is (too lazy to google) and I’ve NEVER had good roast beef at a function so I voted for roast pork.
Post # 8
I’ve never heard of porketta, and I’m not a fan of pork loin, so I chose roast beef. I love roast beef.
Post # 9
Is your caterer providing a tasting? I seem to only eat pork at restaurants, so I would want that because it would be a treat.
Post # 10
@Duncan: your response made me lol!
I updated the poll to include two other “non-poultry meat options” that I overlooked. I added prime rib and BBQ ribs.
Our sides are as follows:
Twice baked potatoes
wild rice pilaf
garlic bread with rosemary and asiago
baby carrots and veggies
baked macaroni and cheese
tortellini and garden veggie salad
Post # 11
Porketta sounds like Ms Piggy’s sister
i voted prime rib!
Post # 12
@secretbee33: lol! Yea, that name by itself is putting me off.
thank you all so much for voting!
Post # 13
Porketta (also spelled as porchetta) is just a fattier, more flavorful boneless pork roast. A lot of people like it because it doesn’t dry out like some pork loin cuts; it contains a strip of fat underneath the crispy skin. It’s really good rolled and stuffed, or you can dry-rub it. Again, just pork loin with a bit more fat. Nothing crazy but very trendy right now in culinary circles.
It’ll definitel be the moistest option but some people want more lean and/or recognizable cuts. I think prime rib is safer.
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Go for the pork. I’ve never been served good beef at a large scale event like a wedding. It’s always dry or flavorless or worse, cold.
Post # 15
I would do one of the pork options because it seems to fit your heritage, and I hope you can find a way to bring in the Mexican in one way or another, even if just in a side or appetizer or dessert!
By the way, it seems excessive to have two creamy pasta dishes with the fettucine alfredo and mac&cheese – I would stick to the mac&cheese and if you’re going to do another pasta then keep it plain so that people can have a sauce-less option.
Post # 16
@mrscash: I definitely want to include my heritage somehow. I am thinking of having my mom make rice pudding for our dessert and perhaps some Mexican hot chocolate for a late night snack. What sucks about that though is that my family has to make it and I didn’t want to put any of them to work for my wedding lol