Post # 1
Having some trouble choosing a poultry menu option. We’re debating between two poultry options: Roast duck or French breast of chicken (chicken stuffed w/ spinach and carmelized onions and topped with a lemon caper sauce)
Other menu options already selected are:
Filet Mignon cooked to order with a red wine sauce
Chilean Sea Bass Oreganado (creamy herbed sauce)
Which poultry option would you choose?
Post # 4
@AGTbee: omg I love duck! I do not know ur guests tho. My family eats duck lamb goat flying fish, etc so to them it wouldn’t b weird Besides I hate capers bleh, def an acquired taste
Post # 5
I love duck, but I know a lot of people would prefer the safer option of chicken. It really depends on your guests!
Post # 6
I love duck but a lot of people don’t. The chicken is a better choice. The stuffing sounds amazing!
Post # 7
Chilean Sea Bass is a threatened species that should never, ever, ever be eaten or served. The fishing techniques used to catch it (longlines) are also considered horrific for the environment in terms of bycatch.
Just FYI. Super uncool that that’s a menu option.
I’d do chicken as duck is a very uncommon protein for most people. A lot of people (myself included) just don’t like it.
Post # 8
@crayfish: This is no longer the case due to regulatory changes likely brought about as a result of the boycott (so high five to you and everyone else who participated). Here’s some science: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/12/chilean-seabass-goes-from-take-a-pass-to-take-a-bite/ I think National Geographic is a decent source but if you google it there are oodles more. OP if you check with your caterer to ensure the fish is caught legally you should be good to go, although keep in mind any of your guests who remember the boycott and haven’t looked into the issue since might question it.
PS I’d go with chicken only because duck can be greasy and filling, and I like to have a little room for cake, but both sound delicious 🙂
Post # 9
I would have ordered the duck at your wedding and then made my husband order the duck so I could eat his plate too. That’s how much I love duck.
Post # 10
Yuck duck is to damn greasy no thanks. Chicken please
Post # 12
We had duck for our meat option! It was sooo good…
I find that people tend to moan if you just do chicken, because that’s the sort of thing they eat every day at home.
Post # 13
@AGTbee: I love duck! But given the choice, I would select the sea bass!
Post # 14
@AGTbee: I prefer duck, but I would go with chicken given that you already have a red meat option. IMPO duck is more comparable to filet mignon than to chicken, and I think that chicken caters to fussy eaters, whereas duck doesn’t. We’re having a chicken option for that reason, as the fussy eaters we’re inviting won’t eat steak/lamb/duck/pork/fish etc.
Post # 15
I vote duck, as long as you’re having such an exciting menu!