Working on our menu! :D Thoughts?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

RenoSweeney24:  Food writer here! Gorgeous menu. I would note that some peope are very oppossed to foie gras, I love it, but for a large gathering it might not be the safest bet. I’d include the mac and cheese appetizer alongside your lamb for the picky eaters. 

First course I would go for lobster and duck (I assume you have a veggie option for vegetarian guests) 

Main course- I would go for short ribs and bass. I’d avoid the duck here since you have a first course duck option. Some people find duck to be too gamey (again, I love it). 

You know your guests and their tastes. I think it looks like a great menu, as I said, assuming you have some sort of vegetarian solution. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

You have a lot of duck on the menu.  I would probably only have one duck item between, the foie, the cured duck app, and entree.  It’s a pretty fatty, dark meat that isn’t loved by most.  I have found people either love it or hate it.

Also, if you are doing crepes for dessert I wouldn’t do a crepe bar during the reception.  I think cheese would be more popular because I mean, who doesn’t love cheese?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

RenoSweeney24:  Your menu sounds incredible. I would probably just omit the foie gras bonbons due to the ethical implications.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

RenoSweeney24:  Yes, that’s why I think the duck appetizer is a better choice- it looks like there will be lots of other flavors on the plate. For a vegetarian option, you could do: 

First Course- Goat cheese tart

Main Course- Butternut Squash Risotto, or maybe a Petso Penne? 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

RenoSweeney24:  Ohh I see what you did there!  Well then, I say crepe bar for dessert sounds amazing!  I also creeped back on your old posts because your menu is very ambitious and I assumed you were getting married somewhere fabulous haha.  I am getting married at the Ritz too (in NYC) but the food is SO delicious.  They let us have a vegatarian/vegan option upon request.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I think your menu sounds delicious! I agree with PPs on the duck – even if you personally don’t like chicken, most of your guests might prefer chicken to duck. Also I’d add a vegetarian hot hors d’oeuvre, as well as another meat option since not everyone likes lamb. We’re not deciding our menus until the end of January, but we will definitely be having a raw seafood bar and beer cheese fondue station as part of cocktail hour. 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

RenoSweeney24:  Understood. I said I would probably omit it for ethical reasons, but I know many other people don’t feel the same way. It is a personal choice. Regardless, with or without foie gras, the menu sounds wonderful.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

RenoSweeney24:  We have, we are actually getting married in 3 weeks!  We are doing

Butlered Hors D’Oeuvres

Grilled Oysters with leeks and bacon cream

Hamachi with Avocado Maki and topped with Spicy Salmon

Marinated Black Pepper Tuna with ginger, soy, and scallion

Lobster mac and cheese fritters

Mushroom and Goat cheese tart

Corn and crab fritter with a red chile sauce

Prosciutto and fig chutney on a gorgonzola polenta cake

American wagyu beef tartare with dijon, capers, and cornichons

Cocktail Stations

Grilling Station

Asian Station

Cheese and Bruschetta Table

Dinner Menu

Seasonal chopped vegetable salad

Entree choices

Filet Mignon

Ginger Glazed sea bass

Dessert

Almond cake with an espresso mousse filling with caramel sauce

chocolate caramel with sea salt macaroons

and butlered chocolate chip cookies with shots of milk.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  Lbward6.
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