Preliminary menu – add, change, subtract?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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7410 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It might just be me but the mash potato bar during the cocktail hour seems odd especially given that everything else on the menu is finger food.

Otherwise everything looks good and I like the variety to cover all bases!

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain

Spanakopita? Not sure I spelled that right

 

also, I’d agree on the mashed potatoes. I LOVE mashed potato stations but it would be odd if everything else is finger food

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That’s a ton of food. Sounds good! I agree about the mashed potatoes. Maybe move that to late night? I have seen sliders done elegantly and bite sized.  Think Kobe beef and mini brioche buns?

Post # 6
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6032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think poppers are a really “defining” item. They’re very casual food, there’s no way to dress them up, and they feel out of context in a more upscale or more formal event. They’re happy hour food, not wedding food. I’d replace them. Also there really is no nene to furnish lunch the next day unless your venue is so remote that there are no other options; if so, soup and sandwiches is a good choice but I’d ditch one of the soup choices; 4 is too many, unless you will have 100+ guests there. Personally I’d drop the ham and bean since minestrone has beans in it.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We did mini grilled cheeses with tomato soup shots at our wedding — it was a huge hit!

 

Not our photo, but similar to this:

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

That seems like a TON of food. How much time will there be between dinner/late night/end of night courses? Just something to think about since you don’t want to pay for all these courses and have them barely touched. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think that your apps sound great, but I will agree with other posters; the mashed potato station should be moved. I think it would be a lovely addition to the entree menu. Perhaps change your veggie to something a little more friendly…? I was considering smashed cauliflower but decided to go with sauteed veggies, so that way it appeals to more people. Since you seem to be having a lot of people, I think it would be something to think about… food for thought! No pun intended! 🙂

Also, maybe your caterer offers lollipop lamb chops, mini latkes, etc.? Or perhaps even a baked brie? We are doing a large wheel of baked brie with raspberry and apple chutney sauce and it can go a really long way because it is so dense!

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