Our brunch buffet menu— tell us what to cut!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It all looks great. It is a lot of food so I guess you could stand to lose some if you need to save the money? If you’re looking for stuff to cut I think the roasted potatoes could go. I think they’d fit better perhaps if they were hash browns but roasted potatoes with all the other stuff you have is a bit random perhaps. And probably the salad too actually, I would just stick with the paninis and the other stuff you have.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would cut the mini quiches. If you’re trying to cut costs, since you already have crepes, you don’t necessarily need the french toast as well but it is nice.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

gromble:  

I’d ditch the paninis. I suppose I swing to a more breakfast-y direction 😛

I agree with PP about the potatoes. And I think the bruschetta could go too. But it’s up to you and your fiance.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I agree with axing the potatoes, salad, bruschetta and the french toast.

You could look into frittatas instead? I’d say they’re a more lunch-y type food.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

gromble:  Crepes have a tonne of variety if you have a lot of possible toppings set up. The french toast sounds like it already has the toppings on it so it is limiting in that sense and can cause issues for anyone with nut allergies. If you opt to cut them, I would say make sure you have a solid selection of crepe toppings.

Luce587 mentioned frittatas. I would say that frittatas AND scrambled eggs would be a bit much.

I agree that you can cut the roasted potatoes. Your mains for lunch and breakfast options are very carby already so it’s not needed. However, like for the crepes, I would just say to make sure there is a decent variety for the panini. I’m curious though – which cold cuts are you using since no pork allowed?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Elimimate bruschetta, scrambled eggs and crepe station. I would opt for an omelet station.

what about pastries and specialty breads? 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Cold orzo salad is a good lunch item. gromble:  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I say cut the mini quiches (you’ll already be filling people with eggs later) and the french toast (sweet and carby = already covered by crepes.)

 

Your menu makes my mouth water, though!

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My first thought was to go for breakfast and ditch the whole lunch section. But, if you want to kepp some lunch, I’d ditch the scrambled eggs and roast potato. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

gromble:  

Hrm. If you need lunch-type foods I’m not really sure what would be a good replacement for the panini. When I think brunch I just think “mmm breakfast”. I thought of a baked potato bar- but paninis might be more of a crowd pleaser, unless you wanted to do a meatcarving station of some variety.

The menu does sound great. Perhaps french toast + crepes is overkill. Both are very carb-heavy.You could limit the hors d’oeuvres section to fewer options in that case- perhaps just two of those options?

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