Post # 1
My Fiance and I recently went to our food tasting with the caterer and were able to make decisions on just about everything, other than the beef selection. It will be a plated meal, so guests will have the option of “Pan-Seared Chicken with Wild Mushroom and Sweet Wine Butter Sauce” (chicken option), “Red Chard and Sweet Inion Ravioli with Carrot-Nutmeg Beurre Blanc” (vegetarian option), and then a beef selection – see poll for options.<br /><br />While we were there, we thought that the short ribs tasted better, but I’m getting some pushback from family members who are complaining that it isn’t the best cut of meat and isn’t all that fancy (we are having a fairly traditional, large wedding). The problem is, it was kind of hard to tell on the food at the tasting because they prepared literally 20 different food selections for over 100 guests at the tasting (5 kinds of hors d’oeuvres, 4 kinds of salad, 3 types of fish, 2 types of chicken, 1 pork, 4 cuts of beef). So while the tri-tip didn’t blow our minds, I wonder if it might be better when they only have to cook 3 separate meals.
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated! TIA!
Post # 2
I said tri-tip because the wild mushroom sauce sounds very similar to your chicken option. All your food sounds so good! Can I come?
Post # 3
I hate mushrooms (but would not expect this to be catered to at a wedding!) and you already have mushrooms in the chicken dish so I picked the tri-tip which does sound very good. But your vegetarian option sounds delish and I would probably be tempted by that!
Post # 4
I said short ribs because I like them. Maybe not the fanciest item to some but I have seen short ribs at a lot of tendy restaurants lately.
Post # 5
Is there an option for neither? I would not eat either of those, personally.
Post # 6
i like short ribs. tell your family they serve short ribs in fine dining restaurants all the time.
that being said, i don’t like mushrooms, and if you go with the short ribs, both of your main entrees have mushrooms. i would pick entrees that are different from each other.
Post # 7
I personally would want to try the tri tip but I thinl the ribs sound like a safer option that will be more generally liked by more people.
Post # 8
I think the tri-tip is the safer bet. And like prior Bees said, you already have chicken and mushrooms. As much as I LOVE mushrooms, I realy wouln’t feel like it was enough of a different option.
Post # 9
I think both sound great, but since the chicken is so similar to the short ribs, I’d go for the tri tip (which is my favorite cut anyway).
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2019 - Canada
I agree with PP’s – I’d go with the tri tip so there’s a little more variety
ETA – LOTS of my big meat-eater guests absolutely hate mushrooms, so they would definitely not enjoy the menu options.
Post # 11
I think both options sounds delicious, but I picked the tri-tip only because your chicken option already has a mushroom sauce. Since lots of people are weird about mushrooms (I love them, so I’d be happy with either one!), I figured it would be nice to give them an option without it. That being said, shortribs are the bomb, and I don’t agree at all with your family when they say they’re not a good cut. Done well (which isn’t hard to do and would actually be very forgiving when produced in large quantities), they are to die for.
Now I realize that I haven’t been helpful at all, so I say just choose the one you like best!
Post # 12
BeachBride2014: pixiecat: mcp8011: ajillity81: Misswhowedding:
I totally forgot to mention that, the mushrooms were one of my concerns! ((finals brain)) I don’t really have any strong feelings either way about mushrooms, but I know some people don’t like them and having both meat dishes with them seems kind of risky! Thanks, bees! =)
Post # 13
Then your options would be the pan-seared chicken or the vegetarian ravioli?
Post # 14
Good to know on the cut, and it was really good! It seems like short-ribs are kind of trendy right now – sounds funny to call a food trendy, but it kind of is! I barely eat any meat and liked them, so I was impressed! =)
Post # 15
I think they both sound delicious, but I voted for the marinated tri-tip, because a lot of people don’t like mushrooms.