Post # 1
Before I give you my menu, here is a little back info. I am a non meat eater, hispanic nationality, fiance is a meat eater, italian background.
I thought it would be fun if our menu was italian and mexican inspired, and used a lot of non meat options. Now I am second guessing our menu, at first I felt since I was paying for everyone’s food, I wanted it to be a lot of non meat food. But, now I don’t want to be the wedding with the weird wedding food.
With that said-
APPs-mini quesadillas, mini meatballs, roasted veggie empanadas, goat/aspraragus filled peppers, cheese platter, bruschetta
Main Meal-Strawberry Walnut Salad, Lemon Butter Chicken, Pear and Gorgonzola Pasta Purse, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Mac and Cheese, Vegetables
Dessert-Ice cream, tres leches cake, cheesecake, reg cut cake
Sooo my main issue is w/ the entrees and the fact I feel like there is a lot of cheese. Any recommendations for a third entree? Thoughts on menu?
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
It all sounds great to me except the Pear pasta purse. I would definitely be going for the vegetarian entree, but am personally grossed out by fruit bits in any savory meal.
Post # 3
Karebear53015: You don’t have enough meat in your menu.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Most of those things sound really good to me… sign me up for pear gorgonzola pasta. mmmm
Post # 5
There is a lot of cheese on the menu, I would probably get rid of the cheese platter and have a different pasta side dish than mac and cheese. I love me some cheese and would probably still eat it all, but might regret it the next day!
I don’t think you really need a third main dish, but if you want to add one what about a fish option?
Post # 6
You may have quite a bit of cheese in your menu, but everything you listed has such different flavors, that I don’t think I would be bothered by it. Goat cheese has a very different flavor than gorgonzola, which has a completely different flavor than the melting cheses you would use in a mac and cheese. Plus, there is enough non-cheese satisfying foods where if someone does have a problem with cheese, they can eat other things.
The only thing I would think about doing is cutting cheese from things that don’t need it; IE if your bruschetta has mozerella on it, I would leave it off.
Post # 7
Thanks the suggestions they have been helpful and have got me thinking! If anyone has anything to add, keep it coming! I appreciate the honest opinions I get from the boards!
Post # 8
Karebear53015: I love pear and gorgonzola together, but not sure how I feel about it with pasta? Usually a “purse” refers to more of a puff pastry…which would be divine…might this be the case?
Regardless, I think it looks great. I’m a vegetarian so I’d be thrilled, but even my meat-eating FI would be completely satisfied.
Post # 9
applecat: Thank you! I feel like my fiance would be happy also if this were another wedding, but I feel foodwise we probably opened them up more then the usual person if that makes sense.
With our caterer, the purse part is pasta, similiar to a ravioli, you should try it if you like them together. It’s not for everyone, but since you like pear and gorgonzola you would probably like it.<br /><br />
Also since you are also veg, can I ask you what you are doing for your menu? I feel like I need a “safe crowd pleaser” option since lemon butter chicken and pear and gorgonzola aren’t for everyone…
Post # 10
I would eat everything that you listed! Especially the tres leches cake- that’s what we want at our wedding, it’s to die for!
Post # 11
I am a bit confused, are the two main entrees the pasta purse and the chicken, and everyone gets the sides (salad, taters, m&c, and veggies)?
Maybe add a beef main course?
Although… I am a steak-eater through and through, but that pear and gorgonzola purse sounds amazing and I probably wouldn’t pass that up!
Post # 12
This sounds delicious, don’t change anything. I’d eat every single thing and go back for seconds. I don’t think you need more meat. Everything sounds very filling and there’s already chicken and meatballs. Let’s face it- you can’t please everybody, and the menu does a pretty good job of pleasing the majority.
Post # 13
Karebear53015: We have a choice of three main entrees – filet mignon w/ mushrooms, parmesan and herb crusted halibut, and vegetarian stuffed shells (pasta shells stuffed with portobello, zucchini, squash, ricotta, etc. w/ roasted red pepper sauce). We’re also doing a salad as a first course. Our appetizers are mini spinach pies, pesto-stuffed mushrooms, coconut shrimp, and prosciutto- and fontinella-wrapped asparagus (plus the standard cheese, fruit, and veggie displays). While I am vegetarian, my FI, my family, and his family are 90% meat-eaters. My family in particular is Italian and would freak if we didn’t have at least one hearty “meat” option! If my FI and I were paying for everything ourselves, I wouldn’t worry about that as much; however, since my parents are paying for all of our venue, catering, and bar related expenses, I wanted to humour them as much as possible with regards to the menu. We agreed early-on to do half meat, half non-meat on the apps, and to do one meat, one fish, and one veggie entree (I enjoy seafood occasionally).
However, I think your menu is fine the way it is! Chicken with lemon and butter is fairly standard – I don’t think even the pickiest of eaters that I know would have an issue with that.
Post # 14
applecat: thank you so much!!!!
Post # 15
Karebear53015: I am a vegetarian (so are my parents) and I do have a recommendation for another entree — there is this recipe at allrecipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/vegetarian-mexican-inspired-stuffed-peppers/ which is AMAZING. I’m not sure how much leeway you have/options with the venue, but these are great! Even meat eaters love them — my SO eats them very happily. My thought was trying to point towards flavors which are mexican, so including spices like cumin. However, I think your entrees look amazing and I think there is a great balance, considering the bride is vegetarian, lol. I don’t think you should worry too much about what people who eat meat will think — I can’t count the number of weddings I’ve been to where my food has been awful (portabello mushroom cap on a plate, literally) and I don’t think anything you listed on your menu will be inedible/unappetizing for anyone.