Post # 1
Since i have a few vegetarian in my family, i want to offer beside the normal beef or chicken option something good and tasty for my vegetarian guest.
Im really not familiar with the vegetarian lifestyle so i need help .
My caterer said to think about an option and get back to her.
If you Guys have ideas i would appreciate it and if you can tell me what inside the plate it would be helpfull asone of my vegetarian cannot eat gluten as well.
Post # 3
Not sure on the gluten thing, but for our vegetarians we’re having a pasta station. It’ll have both meat and veggie options, so it’s dual purposed! Cocktail hour has some type of falafel thing as the vegetarian option.
Post # 4
The “vegetarian lifestyle”? Lol where are you from, the 1950s? Vegetarians just don’t eat meat…they’re not, like, alternative or anything.
Just think of a meal you’ve had that didn’t have meat in it. Did you like it? There you go.
ETA: Sorry, that might have sounded mean but it was supposed to be more straight-forward. Here are some options:
Grilled Eggplant stacks:
Post # 5
What’s the overall vibe of your wedding? Formal? Casual? You can serve almost anything! Veggie lasagna, butternut squash ravioli, anything with polenta, stuffed peppers, gnocci, eggplant parm…etc.
Post # 6
Rataouille a la Rataouille, the movie:
Post # 7
My daughter had spinich tortellini for the vegetarian option and eggplant rollantini for the vegan option. Those guests seemed to appreciate it very much. There were more than she had anticipated.
Post # 8
Most places/caterers will offer a pasta option to those who choose the vegetarian option. Obviously this would not work for gluten allergies though. Does your caterer not have a gluten-free option? With how prominent the allergy is now, you’d think they would have something already planned out. Rice is a great gluten-free option, and pairs very nicely with sauteed vegetables. Just make sure the rice that is used is plain rice and not a wild rice blend which may contain grains. Also, for the sauce, make sure they do not use any grain based vinegars. There are a lot of great gluten free options that can be easily prepared.
For cocktail hour I would suggest doing some kind of hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush platter. Or the super popular mashed potato bar (I’m OBSESSED with spuds, so this is a must at my wedding lol).
Also, most people who have serious food allergies will know to make note of it on their RSVP card, but if there is somebody you know to have an allergy but they didn’t make note, I would be sure to contact them for clarification.
Post # 9
Pasta, lasagna, vegetable stack, gnocchi with mushroom and sage sauce, some sort of tart (zucchini, haloumi and herb tart is one of my faves), stuffed capsicum (you could go with vegetables, quinoa, wild rice), ratatouille served on mashed pumpkin or parsnip, vegetable stew.
Are your guests vegetarian or vegan? I think a cheese free vegetable stack is a good option becuase it covers both vegans and vegetarians.
Post # 10
I went to a wedding where the vegetarian option was stuffed acorn squash. It was amazing!
Post # 11
We had a wild mushroom pasta dish that was absolutely delicious!
Post # 12
@Mederyck: pasta or grain options (tortellini, stuffed shells, orzo, ravioli, gnocchi, couscous, quinoa, fettucine alfredo) are always easy and pretty difficult for a caterer to mess up. I’ve had some great veggie en croute meals at catered affairs. Risotto is usually a crowd-pleaser, just make sure it’s not prepared with chicken broth. Stuffed peppers are great, too. I’m a big fan of squashes (butternut, spaghetti, zucchini, etc.) personally.
Post # 13
i have 2 of them that are this: ( reply i got on facebook when they heard i was getting married)
In case you are wondering we are lacto ovo vegetarians. This means that we do eat milk and egg products, though generally we try to keep these to a minimum, li
However, at special times like a wedding, we are not picky at all when it comes to eggs a cheese but still, as always, no meat.
I know my godmother is 100 pourcent vegetarian and her sister as gluten allergies.
My friend its seafood allergies, me its maple syrup, strawberries, banana, almond, pinaple
I know theres somneone allergic to milk, one egg , 4 peanuts, 1 seasame seeds… and one to scent….so will see if they actually rsvp yes…
Post # 14
Thank you for all the suggestions ill send them to my caterer to see what they can make in my prices range
Post # 15
@Mederyck: My DH and I are vegetarians, along with my ILs and several of our friends. So while we served meat to please the majority of our guests, everything but the meat main dish was vegetarian. Here is what we served that was vegetarian:
Crostini topped with butter, radish and sea salt
Swish chard leaves stuffed with lentils, topped with a yogurt sauce (gluten-free)
Antipasto board: sprout salad, artisinal cheese, pickled vegetables (gluten-free)
Kale and baby greens with vinaigarette, ricotta cheese, and hazelnuts (gluten-free)
Risotto with roasted mushrooms and asparagus (gluten-free)
Grilled baby zucchini and roasted carrot with butter, honey, and mint (gluten-free)
I was so happy with the food and the great thing about focusing on vegetables is that everyone (gluten-free, veg, or meat eater) got to enjoy each dish. The meat-eaters got to have the vegetarian main as an extra side dish.
Post # 16
@Mederyck: our vegitarian option was a pasta related dish (tortellini)