Post # 1
Who knew I would have so much trouble picking a menu? Our caterer wants us to give him ideas of what we want so that he can get a proposal ready for us. We are debating over having a buffet of hor d’ oeuvres or a buffet meal for approximately 65 guests. Here is my question, bees…how many buffet choices should I include? Help me out with a sample menu if you can. I sure need it! 🙂
Post # 3
If you are doing a buffet, typically, it’s wise to have a pasta option (in case you have vegetarians or vegans!), and two options (either chicken, fish, beef, or pork), as well as the typical bread/rolls, salad, and one or two vegetables, i.e. green beans, carrots, potatoes.
There are a million different types of things you can choose as far as the meat/fish selections and the veggie/potato selections.
I hope this helps!
Post # 4
@MissMedic: That does! It seems so simple. Long week. Thank you!
Post # 5
I can do that – we’re having 65 guests too! Right now I actually think our menu is TOO extensive; I will probably take a few things off. I don’t think we need as many options as I originally thought. (It’s easy for me to get carried away when it comes to food!) But here’s what’s currently on the menu (before cutting anything):
- Mediterranean mezze table (grape leaves, hummus, etc.)
- mushroom/gruyere phyllo triangles
- bacon wrapped scallops (caught locally that morning)
- Asian pear, fig jam, and romano crostini
- Edamame puree in a cucumber cup topped with a thai garlic chili sauce
- rosemary-crusted beef tenderloin
- beggar’s purse pasta filled with portobello mushrooms
- tilapia fish with tomato-lime-cilantro beurre blanc
- Green bean and cherry tomato salad
- Wedding cake (chocolate!)
- Strawberry rhubarb pie
- blueberry lattice tart
Post # 6