Post # 1
Our caterer (knock on wood this one will actually be decent….) has sent us back a sample menu. Since their tenderloin/filet option was $43 a person, and that’s a little on the high side for what we were expecting, they checked into it and said they could offer a 6oz. sirloin steak with cabernet pepper sauce.
What I am wondering is, how does everyone feel about sirloin at a plated dinner? How do you feel about sirloin in general? Will it be “fancy” enough?
Post # 3
Are you having a second menu option?
Post # 4
I like sirloin but I am also in the camp of if you don’t like it don’t eat it!
Post # 5
There will be a panko-breaded chicken breast with lemon caper sauce, and then an orzo-stuffed bell pepper for the vegetarians. We may change the chicken up slightly, but it will be chicken regardless.
Post # 6
When I sit down to eat at a wedding, I’m generally just grateful to be fed, and not particular about which cut of meat I’m getting! (Just like I would never go to a dinner party and complain about whatever the host chose to serve!) Do you have the opportunity for a taste-test the sirloin? My only concern would be if the caterer can execute it well. Sirloin is generally a little tougher cut of meat, and caterers at weddings I’ve been to tend to over cook the meat… if you trust that the caterer will make it as tender and delicious as they can, then my vote is for sirloin!
Post # 7
@EffieTrinket: its completely fine. i’m not a huge beef eater so i might choose a chicken plate, but sirloin v. another kind of steak doesnt make any difference to me whatsoever. i wouldnt even notice. steak is steak to me.
Post # 8
Lol, I LOVE BEEF
That said, Sirloin is a less tender cut vs Filet Mignon / Tenderloin… and a lot more is therefore dependent on the cow, how good the butcher was, etc.
On the otherhand, you are an Oklahoma Girl… Beef Country… so chances are your Venue is going to have access to decent meat (probably better than I see in Eastern Canada unless I am willing to pay for that Filet Mignon / Tenderloin option)
Anyhow, as we all know BUDGET is a very important consideration. Beef (Steak or Roast Beef) at a Wedding is usually a sign of a fancy event… so for sure Sirloin will make the grade in that regard.
Hope this helps,
I VOTED = I LOVE SIRLOIN… BUT I PREFER FILET MIGNON
(Sorry, just being honest… if I could have voted more than 1x I would have voted for the first one as well… I LOVE SIRLOIN… FANCY ENOUGH FOR A WEDDING)
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
I love sirlion. I think it’s plenty fancy and delicious. What would the sides be?
Post # 10
i love filet but if you are serving sirloin, i would be ok with that.
Post # 11
I should add that I 100% agree with @StuffWithScout: (Reply # 5)… I am a Good & Grateful Guest… I’m happy to be there, and you’ll never hear me complain. When I go to a Wedding I am pleased if you feed me period.
Post # 12
Put the beef in my face please. Take that however you will — I’m a huge steak fan. I’ll eat pretty much any cut of beef.
Post # 13
@EffieTrinket: I like sirloin but I voted I’d prefer filet mignon. Honestly, red meat can be tough to digest for me so I try to stay away. However, if I was afforded the option I’d choose the more tender option.
Otherwise, I’ll take chicken. 🙂
Post # 14
I love sirloin and I think it is fancy enough.
Post # 15
Maybe i’m the wrong to to ask, if your feeding me I’m pretty happy. I can’t imagine turning my nose up at sirloin.