Post # 1
Hello! We’ve been trying to decide on menu choices for our spring wedding, which is catered by a local Italian restaurant. The coordinator sent his suggestions, but a lot of it sounds too heavy and I’m worried there aren’t enough side dishes. I’ve written out his original menu along with our substitutions – what do you guys think? Is it enough food? Will it satisfy everyone? BTW, we have 125 guests and some vegetarians.
Thanks in advance!
Fried Calimari Bruschetta or Spinach/Artichoke Dip
Caprese (mozzarella with tomato and basil)
Toasted Ravioli and Marinara
Five Cheese Tortelloni in cream sauce
Jumbo Ravioli Stuffed with Lobster and Shrimp in pink sauce
Sausage with Vegetables Sautéed Vegetables (Mushrooms, Peppers, Onions, Zucchini, Squash, etc)
+ Caesar Salad, Breadsticks/Rolls
Prime Rib with Potatoes
Ham with Pineapple
Post # 3
I think I’d add a different chicken dish. To me, chicken parm, tortellini and ravioli are all too similar. Maybe a chicken marsala or something like that?
Maybe even pasta fagioli, that’s a great dish for vegetarians.
And if it were my menu, I’d nix the toasted ravioli and keep the friend calimari.
Post # 4
@SuperKate: Thanks! While I knew the tortellini and ravioli were similar, I wouldn’t normally put chicken parm in that category! I’ll look at the other chicken dishes on his menu.
And LOL, my fiance and I are going back and forth about the appetizers… we only want one fried item, but I LOVE toasted ravioli and he’s partial to calimari. Currently I’m winning, but it may change!
Post # 5
Oooooh I agree with the chicken marsala!
Post # 6
@toshella: I would go with the ravioli. Calamari is what I prefer but it is very rarely done right (often chewy).
Post # 7
@toshella: there’s nothing italian in that menu…:D
Post # 8
its Italian American. Cheap dishes immigrants started to make back in the day. A lot of it became popular in the 50’s.
Post # 9
That all sounds delicious to me! You have a variety of appetizers, a red sauce dish, cream based dish, vegetarian options…