Post # 1
My fiance and I want to do an Italian and Irish themed dinner for our reception. We are planning to have a chicken with Italian herbs and a side of pasta and then Guinness braised boneless short ribs with colcannon (mashed potatoes and kale). We get a third entree, but it must be vegetarian if we have 3 or more vegetarians, which we will. My fiance worries people will be upset that a filet or some type of steak isn’t an option. I think our wedding menu is unique and people will enjoy that! Thoughts?
Post # 3
@weddinggirlpsubride: Thanks for the replies so far! Looks like the short ribs are popular 🙂
Post # 4
@weddinggirlpsubride: What is the vegetarian option? I’m not a veggie but if its some kind of pasta, I might pick that.
Colcannon is delicious though. I definitely wouldn’t miss filet or something if there is another beef option.
Post # 5
We haven’t decided on the vegetarian entree yet. These are two suggested by the chef:
Confit of Vegetables
Confit of caramelized spring onions ramps, sautéed wild mushrooms
and spring greens, roasted baby garlic polenta with fava bean and leek purée
Fried Green Tomatoes
Chick pea flour-battered fried tomatoes
with scallion cous cous, basil cucumber salad, and yogurt sauce
Which one would you prefer? Or do you have other suggestions?
Thanks for voting!
Post # 6
That is all that I came for. Everything sounds great!
Post # 7
I don’t know what the steak worry is if you’re having short ribs, so beef right there, and more interesting than a normal piece of wedding steak! We also had an Irish-Italian themed dinner with Russian as well, it included a corned beef carving station, rockfish spiedini, pumpkin ravioli – everyone was very happy, especially with the corned beef!
Post # 8
I originally voted for steak, but change my vote to colcannon option! I’m not big on potatoes, but love kale:) The Confit of Vegetables sounds good as well! I don’t think anyone would miss a steak option.
Post # 9
We’re actually looking at a braised short rib dish instead of a steak as well. Our other entree will be a chicken dish of some sort. I’ve found that steaks tend to be pretty dreadful for weddings since they can’t be cooked to order. In our case, everyone knows us to be foodies, so I’m reasonably sure they’ll know we picked the entrees for a good reason. Even if your guests don’t like short ribs, chicken and pasta is a standard, classic choice.