Post # 1
We did ask for an eclectic and adventurous menu, to be sure, but something about this just isn’t sitting well with me at all. (It may be that she incorporated all of FI’s suggestions and none of mine….but there’s something else there, too, that I can’t place.
What do you think of this menu? Should I just find another caterer, or is there a way to negotiate this or something?
East Indian Station
Spicy Cucumber Salad – Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes and Tangy Lemon Dressing
Chicken Tikka Masala – Chicken in a Creamy Tomato Curry
Served with Turmeric Basmati Rice
Warm Garlic Naan
French Quarter Station
Lobster Bisque with Garlic Toast Points
Spicy Crawfish Ettouffee Served with White Garlic Rice
Garlic Toast Points & Tabasco Sauce
Meat & Potatoes Station
Seasonal Mixed Greens with Fresh Vegetables with Ranch Dressing
Slow Cooked Pot Roast with Root Vegetables
Garlic Whipped Potatoes
Warm Dinner Rolls with Decorated Butters
Post # 3
@EffieTrinket: I think it looks good, but there is a LOT of meat lol. I’m a meat and potatoes girl myself, but are you maybe feeling like it’s a bit too much meat? It might be a little unbalanced, if that makes sense.
I love the ideas of the different stations though!
Post # 4
Hmm it looks pretty good to me, and I think it’s a good mix of adventurous and familiar. Not sure if you’ve got vegetarians on your guest list, but not a lot of ‘entree’ type items for them.
Post # 5
I think it looks yummy, what don’t you like about it? I’m sure the caterer can adjust whatever you want…
Post # 6
That looks delicious! What are you upset about??
Post # 7
I like the idea of all the stations, but I’m a little concerned that it may be a bit heavy. I personally think chicken tikka masala is rather rich and heavy, and then you have lobster bisque (which is also creamy) and pot roast.
Post # 8
@EffieTrinket: What were your suggestions? Maybe that would help pinpoint what’s giving you this feeling. Maybe the different stations were amazing in theory but feels like there’s a lack of cohesion in practice. FWIW, I’m so wanting to crash your reception because the the food diversity sounds amazing.
Post # 9
My only issue with the menu is that there are like no veggies. It’s all carbs and meat other than a house salad. As a veggie I’d be very limited with options, but as a veggie I’m quite used to it.
Post # 10
Aside from not enough veggies, I don’t really see what the problem is – it all sounds very delicious. What were your suggestions that were disregarded?
Post # 11
@EffieTrinket: I don’t like the spicy cucumber salad option. It doesn’t scream Indian to me. Can you switch it to something like saag paneer or spicy pakoras so that your vegetarian friends have a more substantial meal option?
I also think the garlic toast points with Tabasco is weird. I like both separately, but I don’t really get how those two go together. Can you do some kind of salad option for your French Quarter station? I agree with PP that that station seems kind of heavy and could use a lighter option.
ETA: Sorry if I came across as super critical. I eat anything and everything, so personally I would be fine with the menu you have. I just think that it doesn’t sound “balanced” enough for the general population.
Post # 12
I think it sounds killer…yummm! But yes, a few more veggies 🙂
Post # 13
It sounds yummy to me!! But I do agree with PPs, if you have a number of vegitarian guests, it may be good to have a ‘main’ veggie option
Post # 14
– On the French Quarter station there are two selections that contain toast points
– Too many heavy items
– Not enough veggies
– Too many carbs – I counted 9 carb selections. I love me some potatoes but 9 seemed excessive
I personally love an adventurous menu…the best I was fed at a wedding was a Nigerian wedding where that was both Nigerian and American food…it was all delicious. But to me, I would personally pick just one “exotic”. I feel the Cajun and East Indian station are both a little exotic. Could you maybe do something instead of the Cajun? I love gumbo and Cajun food. I just find the East Indian food more exciting and I think it would be super, way cool at a wedding!
What would you like to see different?
Post # 15
I think if you add a veg option to the Indian station, like PP mentioned and then add veggies to the other station (like just side veggies- grilled asparagus, roasted mixed veggies, etc) + another salad dressing option (simple balsamic) to the salad you’re already serving then it would lighten things up a bit.
Post # 16
I wanted Pad Thai, sushi and/or chicken parmesan. She also said she could do small portions of steak. The steak, as well as the other things I had asked about, have disappeared. There is no fruit platter. There is no cheese platter. There are no f****ing samosas.
I know I sound like a brat, and I am being completely unreasonable but I really, really did not need this today. I was insanely stressed out already.
If we serve this menu, I will only end up eating like two or three things at my own wedding. I guess what I am really frustrated about is how very much of this seems to have gotten lost. We spent over an hour consulting about this.