Post # 1
For my sit-down meal reception, I am leaning heavily towards a duet entree instead of putting three options on the response card, keeping track of and marking each table setting with their choice of entree. I think it will be less hassle and allow me to print one menu, since everyone will be getting the same thing. I do want to provide a duet though so that there is more variety. That being said, which duet would you prefer? Keep in mind that none of my guests are vegetarians, there will be a cheese, cracker, and crudite cocktail hour before dinner and a salad course before the entree.
#1 Petit Filet of Beef, Balsamic Glaze Cippolini Onion, Forest Mushroom Compote and Pan Roasted Chicken, Roasted Tomato, Artichoke Tarragon Buerre Blanc
#2 Parmesan Crusted Breast of Chicken Topped with Mozzarella Cheese, Crisp Prosciutto, Roasted Roma Tomato, Basil Madeira Reduction and Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Cognac Cream Sauce
#3 Petit Filet of Beef, Bleu Cheese Demi-Glace and Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Cognac Cream Sauce
#4 Beef Medallions with Portobello Mushroom and Pesto Salmon, Citrus Butter Sauce OR Breast of Chicken, Piccata Style, Lemon, Capers and Lemon Roasted Salmon with Basil Aioli
Post # 3
@camptown: I’m not sure this makes sense.. I wouldn’t want to eat any of these combinations together. Especially not even knowing how they’re prepared.
Post # 4
I think 2 types of meat is a little “meat-heavy” for one entree, and I like how the pasta adds a little more variety. Also, I think chicken would be the “safest” choice of meat and would appeal to the most amount of people. So I guess I would vote for chicken and pasta, although like PP said, it depends on how it’s prepared.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
I’m the worst since I don’t eat gluten or red meat… So I would choose chicken and salmon.
Post # 6
@KC-2722: My main objective is to find out if people prefer a dual protein, over a protein and pasta dish, or protein and fish. It’s essentially having two entrees on a plate, prepared with compotes and sauces not just a hunks of meat and not all mixed together. But, I personally think two proteins for an entree is overkill, just wanted to see other opinions. I will edit the post with full meal descriptions.
Post # 7
@camptown: If they do a duet of two proteins, they are usually smaller portions, so the end result is the same amount as one normal entree.
Post # 8
Either chicken and pasta or chicken and salmon. Probably chicken and salmon.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2015 - Jellyfish, Punta Cana DR
Breast of Chicken, Piccata and Lemon Roasted Salmon
Post # 10
I like mushrooms but there are a lot of people that don’t…
Post # 11
@camptown: they all look really good to me (in fact, i’m hungry now, thanks). you know your guests the best. which combination will they prefer? are they big meat eaters? are they more health conscious? do they prefer red meat over white meat? do they like fish?
my guests loved meat. the beef outweighed the chicken option 2:1. i knew they were not big fish eaters and no vegetarians.
when you think about the majority of your guests, it will make it easier for you to decide. however, it’s your guests so don’t take our word for it, we don’t know them.
Post # 12
I would want chicken or beef with pasta, but I don’t like mushrooms so I probably wouldn’t eat the ravioli even though I usually love ravioli. 🙁
Post # 13
I can’t even vote because they all sound good to me. I would eat all of them.
Post # 14
Ditto, Zenostar . I don’t like mushrooms so I’d see if you could come up with a choice that didn’t include them on one.
Post # 15
chicken and salmon! this thread is making me hungry.
Post # 16
I voted beef and salmon. I don’t usually like chicken at events. my 2nd choice would be beef and pasta. We’re serving our guests 4 course meal w no options (except vegetarian) instead of serving 3 courses with an option. Our main entree is beef. I don’t think chicken has to be offered.