Post # 1
Are you having an all italian dinner? This was my original plan. Then I went to my big brother’s wedding last weeknd. Eggplant parm, Chicken Piccata, or a beef option. When my Dad saw that I ordered the egglpant he pretty much asked me what the he$$ was wrong with me. No one can cook like an italian grandmother. The eggplant and chicken were not good. So this got me thinking…. is serving an all italian menu to a bunch of italians a bad idea since we all have our own opinions on the food?
Post # 3
Unless its a reputable italian joint that your family knows and loves because it reminds them of Grandmas cooking, then yes there is a chance of it happening.
Honestly, some wedding food just isn’t that great to the authentic, especially when your guest list is hundreds of people. Its like going to A chain restaurant and buying the “spaghetti” or linguini dish……..its just a mockery for the most part.
Post # 4
We’re having a guy from Italy cook our Italian food.
ETA: FI’s family is Italian, and I am a little worried that they wont like the food. It’s our day though, and this is what we want. 🙂
Post # 5
Well people thought I was crazy but I made all of the food for my sons reception. Grandma’s meat sauce and penne pasta, tortellini with tomato cream sauce, sausage with peppers and onions, italian beef, potatoes, italian green beans, and a knock off olive garden salad for 200 people. Everyone loved the authentic food. I would not have done it any other way, and am so glad. It is difficult to please when someone else makes your favorites with a different twist! You would have to taste test to see what you thought…
Post # 6
@boconne: We def will be having ai taste test for sure. I just don’t want to have my mind set on all italian food and then it suck. I wish I could have had my family make everything but our reception venue doesn’t allow it.