Thoughts on our wedding menu…

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

Looks like you just have to eliminate one from each section, yeah?

I would skip the pork for canapes (purely because I’m not a big fan of it and I know people can be picky with pork). I’d skip the duck salad from the entrees, the lamb shoulder from the mains (I’d keep the fish and pick one red meat if I were you) and probably leave out the mini icecreams.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Your menu sounds absolutely gourmet and delicious. 

Chicken and beef are good choices for canapes. Perhaps some people might not want their beef rare. I also like the mushroom and duck options. Pork is too iffy. We have a pork option for our vow renewal reception and I am not choosing it because I know that some of my family doesn’t like pork.

Fish and beef are again good options. Lamb can taste too gamey to some who aren’t used to it.

Since you are having chocolate mud and coconut wedding cake…why not have the creme brulee as a white chocolate option? 

Post # 4
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381 posts
Helper bee

For canapes, I’d nix the pork. For entrees I’d DEFINITELY choose the pork and probably the duck, because it sounds amazing and because I would want to do a fish + red meat combo for the mains with the lamb and kingfish. For dessert I’d choose ice cream and creme brulee.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I’ll just list the things that I think sound delicious! It all looks so good. 

 

For canapes I like the sound of the pork and the chicken. 

Entree I would pick the warm salad with duck. 

Main the lamb. Oh my gosh the lamb sounds so yum!! The beef fillet also sounds good, I’m not a fan of fish though so that’s why I wouldn’t pick that. 

For dessert the white choc creme brulee sounds to die for. The mini ice cream and sorbet also sounds like it would go down a treat but it doesn’t seem like it fits in with the rest of the menu.

 

Hope that helps!! And hopefully you get some answers from us Bees 🙂

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

It all sounds delicious! I would drop the pork from the canapes and drop the salmon for entrees (people either love or hate it). For the main, definitely keep the beef because its a staple choice, and I would keep the lamb (because im not a seafood fan). For dessert I would drop the mini ice creams, eton mess is amazing and the creme brulee sounds fabulous. I think ice cream is great but people can buy that any time, the other two are only usually eaten at events or restaurants! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I’m a vegetarian – there is 1 canape I would eat, and nothing from #2 or 3. I have no problem not attending wedding receptions, without vegetarian alternatives; I wouldn’t want to waste the couples’ money, on things I wouldn’t eat. 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

is it important that you include more vegetarian/vegan options? i’m not a vegetarian, but 

PABride:  makes a good point. 

Post # 9
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996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Here’s what I would choose, but I definitely think a couple more vegetarian options are necessary if you have even one vegetarian attending. Plus veggies are delicious!

 

1. Canapés – choose 4

Pork miang in baby betel leaf tart with light chilli kaffir lime and coconut

Baby mushroom arancini w aioli (v)

Caramel chicken on fresh corn fritters w coriander & peanut pesto

Rare roast beef, peppered béarnaise on gorgonzola brioche

 

2. Entrées (choose 2 to alternate)

Beetroot cured Salmon gravadlax w rillette of Tasmanian salmon & watercress salad 

Warm Salad of duck breast w Szechuan spices & pomegranate glaze

 

3. Main (choose 2 to alternate)

Braised ‘Junee’ lamb shoulder w basil & roasted tomato ragout

Rangers Valley Beef fillet w mushrooms & white truffle puree, onion petals & mustard cress

(* taking out the fish option because as good as it sounds, there is prosciutto on it, so it’s not much of a pescetarian option anyway * )

 

4. Dessert

Mini ice creams and sorbet cones – various flavours

 

 

Yum!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I have to agree about the vegetarian/vegan concern.  Even meat eaters don’t always want to eat meat followed by meat followed by meat.  However, if I were going to your wedding I would call you and ask about the possibility of getting a vegan option from the caterer anyway, so it’s possible they plan to make special dietary needs (like gluten free and lactose intolerant as well) separate from this list.  That’s pretty common from the catered events I’ve attended.

Post # 12
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2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Baby mushroom arancini w aioli (v)

Caramel chicken on fresh corn fritters w coriander & peanut pesto

Rare roast beef, peppered béarnaise on gorgonzola brioche

Peking duck, shallot & cucumber pancake 

 

 

Beetroot cured Salmon gravadlax w rillette of Tasmanian salmon & watercress salad 

Warm Salad of duck breast w Szechuan spices & pomegranate glaze

<br /><br />Pan roasted Hiramisa kingfish w rosemary Kipflers, prosciutto, baby cress & lemon aioli<br /><br /><br />

Rangers Valley Beef fillet w mushrooms & white truffle puree, onion petals & mustard cress<br /><br /><br />

 

 

 

Mini Eton mess

Mini white chocolat crème brulee with fresh berries

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Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m one of those meat-eaters who is always looking for more veggie options, and would not want this much meat in one night when I’m dancing so would want either one more veggie canape or a great veggie entree, like maybe a vegetable napoleon salad or caprese or something like that. Of the three entree options I’d skip the pork belly and seafood one, sounds very heavy when it’s going along with another main. Definitely choose the fish for your main and one of the meats – no way should you have 2 red meats. I personally hate lamb and think a lot of other people do, beef is a pretty safe bet.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

For Canapes I vote the last 4. For entrees, the last 2. For main, 1st and 3rd. For dessert, 1st and 3rd. But that’s just me.

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