"Surf& Turf" entre for wedding reception?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I do not eat nor do I like seafood, so I would not be eating at your reception.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m doing surf and turf!  That’s a must for us.  It’s one of the reasons we chose our venue!  But I’m also doing a chicken option.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We are having options of short ribs and crabcakes, but not together on one plate. Also a simple veggie option that will double as our “picky eater” plate for those who don’t eat/like seafood or red meat

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Sounds very good to me! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I would enjoy surf and turf.  I would just suggest that you do need a veggie options because likely the surf portion is small and not a standalone meal for someone.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2050

jsansone813:  I would LOVE it. But I know two people with serious shellfish allergies, and if the “surf” portion was shellfish, they wouldn’t be able to eat anything on the plate.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it would be fine. Even someone who doesn’t eat seafood can eat the “turf” part. I have  found that people trade amongst themselves at the table too.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

jsansone813:  sounds good to me!

Hyperventilate:  Surf ‘n turf isn’t just seafood, it includes meat as well. plus I’m sure there will be sides. I can’t imagine not being able to eat anything.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

spiffanee:  I know what surf and turf is. I wouldn’t be able to eat anything the seafood was touching, cookd with, or around. Hence, I would not be eating.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

It’s perfectly fine!  A wedding reception is not a restaurant meal.  As host, you have the perfect right to provide a meal that you think will suit the majority, just as if you were throwing a dinner at home.  A big advantage to one entree choice is that  that you can serve without the need to take orders in advance.

If there are allergies or vegetarians or special needs, the guest should feel free to let you or the venue know. And if you happen to know of any guests with food requirements you can approach them on your end as well. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee

I don’t eat seafood or redmeat, so I would not enjoy this. Will you be having a veggie option?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would love it!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I probably would give people the option of fish or meat because I would hate for either be wasted on peoples’ plates…and I know that if I was fed both, the “surf” part would go uneaten unless someone else at the table wanted it.

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