Post # 1
Beef & sundried tomato lasagne (or roast lamb- haven’t yet decided 100%)
Crispy noodle salad
Green beans and broccoli with almonds
Roasted carrot and parsnip in a maple glaze
Herbed baked baby potatos
Bread baskets with butter
Meats platter (ham and salamis) and condiments
Post # 3
Arrrghhhh sweetie you’re feeding aussies – have to have roast lamb!! Do all three if you can!
Post # 4
As long as you have a vegetarina main I would be happy and I think other guests would be hapy too. Lasagna will hold up better than lamb in a buffett unless you are having it as a carving station. It tends to dry out in the bain maries. you might want to add a rice dish for the tandoori chicken. I would swap out the crispy noodle salad for a rice dish. The noodles don’t really tie in with the rest of the menu.
Post # 5
@j_jaye: Thank you for that suggestion, my venue does have a jasmine rice dish so that would go well with the tandoori chicken. Good idea, thank you 🙂 The lamb will be at a carving station which isn’t too bad, but I didn’t think about it drying out. We won’t have any vegetarian guests so I’m hoping that won’t be an issue us not having a vegetarian main
@Chizzy: I’m really hoping to do all 3! My venue charges an extra $5 per meat dish pp so I’m thinking of seeing if we can take something else out of our package so that we can include a third dish.. it’s so hard choosing enough to please everybody. I would prefer lamb and the chicken (I’m gluten intolerant and can’t eat pasta, but my SO really likes anything with pasta) so we will have to see what we can do
Post # 6
I agree with swapping the noodle salad for a rice dish that will go with the chicken. I would also add a vegetarian option, and consider adding a fish option. I would also consider swapping the Caesar salad or the Greek salad for a simpler mixed-leaf salad; I like to have salad as a side with lasagne and chicken, but don’t like either Caesar salad (too heavy and high in calories) or Greek salad (depending on the ingredients).
Post # 7
gotta have that roast lamb!
Post # 8
@barbie86: That’s a good point too, thank you. They do have a simple green tossed salad so I might go for that and then the Caesar salad. As for adding dishes, our package allows us to have only 2 choices for meats. It costs extra to add more, so we would either have to give us the dessert buffet (cheesecakes, chocolate cakes and pastries) to allow us to have meat options, or fork out extra which we are trying not to do at this point
Post # 9
I know you’re not having vegetarian guests, but… As a vegetarian, I would be ABSOLUTELY FINE with the above menu. People get all worked up about accommodating vegetarians, but I could eat 7/10 of those things. No problem 🙂
Post # 10
I voted no since there’s no vegetarian option, but I guess if you’re 100% sure you don’t have any coming, then maybe it’s ok. I just can’t imagine how there wouldn’t be at least a couple, but I suppose they could survive on the side dishes.
Post # 11
Personally, I’d eat the lasagna, but not the chicken nor lamb.
Post # 12
@Strawberryfarmer: Thank you for understanding and for your feedback 🙂 if we did have vegetarian guests we would have definitely asked about a vegetarian option or even chosen an extra vegetarian pasta side if needed.
Post # 13
I think that it is always helpful to have vegetarian and seafod option for the main course…I would pick one meat option (with meat or chicken), something with fish; and vegetarian option…total of 3 main courses.
Post # 14
I would definitely have a fish dish in there, otherwise your meats are both quite heavy. And not enough people like lamb to have it.
Post # 15
lamb and chicken
rice side -goes well with chicken or lamb
mixed leaf salad you could offer ceasar dresing
no fresh fruit or cheese for the kids and adults who want to nibble instead of dine?
Post # 16
I would be more than happy with those menu choices, although i probably wouldnt be able to choose between them all! sounds lovely, and now im hungry!