Menu Help! Can't decide on 3rd option..

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What 3rd option should I choose?
    Chicken Oscar w/ jumbo lump crab meat, mushrooms & asparagus and mashed potatoes : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Braised Short Ribs w/ mashed potatos, braised carrots, shallot, fennel bulb & chavote : (21 votes)
    60 %
    Chicken Oscar but change the sides : (10 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 2
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I absolutely hate catered chicken. I love short ribs so my vote went to that.

    Post # 3
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

    My first inclination were the ribs, but I can understand the cost part of it.

    Can you go chicken without the crab meat so there is something for those with shellfish allergies and or those that are gluten intolerant/low carb/diabetic that can’t tolerate pasta?


    Post # 4
    1256 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think the braised ribs sound really good, but if you’re on a budget and you’ve tried the chicken and its good…just do that. As long as its good, no one will be missing out on beef.

    Post # 5
    2783 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    texaslemon:  My biggest fear with going with the Chicken Oscar is that if someone is alergic to shelfish (which is somewhat comon) they will be stuck with the veggie option. There are a few people in my life who do not think a meal is complete without a protine, and at least one of those people has a shelfish allergy.  Also though I have never heard of a mushroom alergy, I know a few people who will stick up thier nose at that.  My DH and I also deeply dislike aspargus. 

    Really, what I guess I’m summing up trying to say is that your menu isn’t really that diverse, and doesn’t really allow that much of an option.

    Post # 7
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    texaslemon:  Before reading your explanation, I picked what sounded best to me. I voted for the beef. The chicken just doesn’t sound as yummy and I’m a big fan of braised goodies.

    Post # 8
    5351 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I feel a chicken option is always a good choice – however, I would have it w/o seafood since you are already serving a seafood option. 

    Post # 9
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

    mushrooms can be picked out though. shellfish and pasta not so much. give a 3rd option different from the others.

    Post # 10
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would go with the short ribs since the fish dish already has the lump crab in it. If you want to save money with the chicken, I would see if you could do it without the crab. But if I had the choice between all 4 options, I’d pick the short ribs!

    Post # 11
    968 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    texaslemon:  I voted for the beef becuase its HONESTLY the best sounding meat-dish. But you can go with the chicken for the sake of the cost without a problem. If people have dietary restrictions then those few plates can be adjusted: I had the following allergies at my wedding:

    Garlic, Tomato, Shellfish, Walnuts, Tree Nuts

    It’s impossible to ensure every meal option is avaliable to all people, but a resturant should be able to commodate dietary restrictions (eg…. Vegans can’t eat your veggie options because it has cheese) so just go with what you like and can afford and allow guests to tell you if they have special considerations 🙂

    Post # 12
    1258 posts
    Bumble bee

    Is there a possibility it could be a chicken without the crab meat?

    As a guest, I would probably just pick the pasta dish from your list if the short ribs weren’t on it. If I chose the chicken I could eat around the crab meat depending on the presentation, but I would be pretty grossed out that it was on my plate. And the sauce I would probably push to the side….hollandaise is not my fave. That being said, I’m picky as hell. So take my opinion with a grain of salt 😉 I totally understand the cost scenario though, $10 a plate is a lot and adds up quickly! 

    Post # 13
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’d pick the short ribs or the chicken without the crabmeat!

    Post # 14
    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    chicken with NO seafood

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