Post # 1
We will be having a buffet with 3 meat choices, mashed potatoes, 2 steamed vegetable choices, and garden salad. fresh baked dinner rolls and/or bread ,watermelon with fresh fruit display and Relish tray with homemade dip.
FI wants Baby Back Ribs for a appetizer and I am wondering if we should add another. When we booked the caterer and chose the menu the caterer had mentioned that too many appetizers can work against you because people can fill up on those before dinner. If you were to choose another appetizer which one would you choose?
- Baby Back Ribs
- BBQ Meatballs
- Chicken Drummies with Cajun, Teriyaki, Lemon Butter, or BBQ Sauce (other sauces available)
- Mini Beef/Chicken Kabobs with Fresh Vegetables
- Stuffed Mushroom Caps (Pork or Crabmeat)
- Scallops wrapped in Bacon
- Assorted Cheese and Crackers
- Spinach Dip and Sourdough Bread
Post # 3
As simple as it is, I love cheese and crackers during cocktail hour. I don’t like to fill up on anything too heavy, but it is enough to put some food in my tummy while I’m drinking. Also easy to eat while walking around.
Post # 4
Cheese and crackers gets my vote! Great as they are perfectly simple and safe for vegetarians and meat-eaters.
Post # 6
I would get my money’s worth but it also depends how long between that and dinner!
Post # 7
@lifesaride: Crackers or bread and dip are good! Definitely no meat, as someone who doesn’t each much meat, I would be starving by the time dinner arrived if my only option were ribs.
Post # 8
I would definitely add a few apps. Unless that’s not the norm, heavy cocktail hour is common here. Love stuffed mushrooms, scallops wrapped in bacon, chicken kabobs.
Post # 9
@lifesaride: You should add at least one more minimum, two more would be better. I’ve never been to a cocktail hour with only one thing, particularly something that so many people can’t eat (vegetarians as well as practicing muslims or jews can not eat ribs).
Post # 10
Thanks for the input everyone. It looks like cheese and crackers are the clear winner.
Post # 11
This is a very regional thing from my experience. Around here it’s all about options. Multistation cocktail hours ( as in many)in addition to appetizers on trays followed by a full dinner are quite common and almost “expected” within some crowds. Cheese and crackers are filling and usually seen when there’s nothing or little else being served.