Vegetarian menu….. more questions

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m a vegetarian and I don’t mind the pasta idea at all. That’s generally what I receive at weddings and I’m more than happy with it. I love pasta. It fills me up. Hmmmm….vegetarian lasagna is an idea but that’s still pasta/carbs. Maybe a veggie stir-fry on rice? Yes I know rice is a carb lol. I will say that I was at a wedding where the vegetarian dish was curry and while I appreciated the effort, I can’t stand curry, so I wouldn’t do something like that. Sorry, I wasn’t much help.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

We got served an eggplant mousakka with sides of vegies at a wedding 2 weeks ago which was really yummy.

I also like the vegie lasagna idea but if your guests are vegan they wont eat diary so a stir fry is probably a better option. or a vegie stack- we got this at my cousins wedding and it was yum!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We did a stir-fry vegetable dish on quinoa. Worked for vegans too.

Portabello mushrooms are always a big hit, could go that way too.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t agree with previous posters- I think pasta is a fabulous idea for vegetarians! You have so much variety in sauce and toppings and everyone loves it. If a vegetarian (or any other guest) has a specific dietary restriction that means no pasta, caterers will usually make special arrangements for just that person. 

Butternut Squash Ravioli is always a classic

Fettucine Alfredo (made without chicken broth) topped with seasonal vegetables

Eggplant Parm with a side of pasta

Stuffed Bell Peppers with a side of rice

Portobello Mushrooms in Marsala Wine sauce

 

What are your other entrees?

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’ll be serving pasta as our vegetarian dish πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We had a grilled veggie stack. It was delicious. The was a portabella mushroom with calypso rice over that and then grilled zucchini and yellow sqaush, carrots, and green beans, plus red onion at the top. It was actually vegan because my brother is vegan and we thought it would be easier to just have one non-animal protein item. A few non-vegetarians ordered it, too, and it was really, really good. It’s what I ordered, and my husband wishes he had gotten it instead of the fish.

We also made sure that anyone who ordered the veggie meal got no bacon on their salad. The appetizer was already vegan except for some raspberry sauce thing on the fruit, so they kept that off my brother’s plate.

These photos are from the tasting.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a vegetarian, so one of our entrees is going to be butternut squash ravioli….mmmm!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Ratatouille and polenta?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Vegetarian here! I love veggie pasta dishes at weddings.  Simple, and appeals to most vegetarians.  A stir fry would not appeal to me because depending on the season, the seasonal veggies might just be onions, peppers, tomatoes, and summer squashes which are not very filling and hold less nutritional value.  If you go the stir fry route, try to get some filling, fiber-full veggies like broccoli, bock choy, asparagus, mushrooms, greens, eggplant, and cauliflower

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If the pasta has things like pine nuts or cheese in it, it gives it some protein that will make it more filling!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think the lasagna is a great idea, but if you’re looking for non pasta thoughts, I think you should stick with something that screams “main dish.”  The veggie stacks, while lovely, wouldn’t cut it for the meat eaters I know, although I want it for dinner tonight.

Maybe Eggplant moussaka or Cheese and veggie enchiladas?

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