Post # 1
On the response card we are asking guests to select their entree.
The choice is:
I had it as beef/crabcake/vegetarian.
My mom thought it should be filet/crabcake/vegetarian.
I didn’t want people to think it might be filet of fish.
Mom said because we are serving crabcake, people would assume filet means beef.
There isn’t enough room to put filet mignon and that sounds so hoity/toity to me anyway.
What do you think?
Post # 3
we did both – filet of beef 🙂
I see you don’t have room for that though. I’d go with beef
Post # 4
I”d put beef, personally.
Post # 5
Woops. Just saw no room for phrase… can you reword anything else to make it fit?
Post # 6
@ajillity81: If there is no room, I’d say just beef as well. Even though “filet” means just a cut of some kind, most people take it as meaning fish, including me sometimes.
Post # 7
I agree with others — I think it’s most important to avoid confusion here. I’d go with “beef.”
Post # 8
I’d see if you could make room for it. And saying filet mignon is no more “hoity toity” than saying crabcake. It’s the name of the food. It’s nice to let people know what they’re ordering – “beef” is different than “filet mignon”, in the same way that “crab” is different than “crabcakes”.
Post # 9
Write it out or put “beef.”
Post # 10
I absolutely think “beef” will suffice. There’s no room for misundertanding this way. If you said “filet” and even just one person misunderstood, that’s still one unhappy person you might have to deal with. Most people who like beef would choose it whether it’s filet or another cut anyway.
Post # 11
Perhaps “steak” would be a good compromise? I’d just worry because “beef” can be so many things … it could be Beef Wellington or Beef Stew or something really odd that I absolutely don’t want to eat. But steak — then I know exactly what I’m getting if I pick that option!
Post # 12
this is the response card: so there is really not a lot of extra room to work with.
Post # 13
I’d say steak. I would normally want crab cakes over beef, but I hate to miss a good filet mignon.
Post # 14
would steak make people only think of beef and not pork, lamb, tuna?
i’m sorry if i am nuts about this but i want to be as clear as i can be given the space i have,
i can ask my graphic designer if she can squeeze in filet mignon, but i think it is going to be too tight.
Post # 15
@ajillity81: I definitely think beef when I see “steak”
Post # 16
@ajillity81: Never in my life have I seen the word “steak” and thought something other than beef!