Post # 1
Our caterer provides a combination plate as an entree. That basically means that we will have two meats (chicken, steak or fish) on each plate with a starch and veggies. Here’s an example that the caterer provided. We will most likely change the meal to our liking.
“Marinated Filet of Sirloin with Classic Breast of Chicken, Filled with Fresh Herb Butter,Wrapped in Delicate Phyllo Pastry with Chicken Cream Sauce with Julienne Vegetables and Herb Roasted Redskin Potatoes”
We will also offer a seperate vegetarian meal option. Anyways, our tasting is coming up and I need to decide which meats to put on our combination plate. I want something that we would like (no fish), but I also think this needs to be a crowd pleaser. Opinions?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
What kind of fish would it be? If it’s something like shrimp, crabcakes, lobster, etc., I would think that with a combo of steak or chicken would be most pleasing for your guests. If it’s a fillet of fish, I think a chicken and steak combo may be best.
Post # 4
It’s a wedding I think you should go with steak and fish…a surf and turf option. The chicken option sounds really heavy with the phyllo dough and cream sauce to be paired against the steak.
Most weddings I have been to with a duo has been steak/fish.
Post # 5
The crabcake idea is a good one tulip! I think it would be a filet of fish, but not sure. We are not getting the fanciest package so I don’t think lobster tail is on the menu!
Post # 6
Avoid fish if at all possible. While some people love it, more than not actually hate the taste, texture and smell, and won’t eat anything else that is on the plate with it. If you must have a combo plate, go with the chicken and steak.
Post # 7
We haven’t decided on a caterer yet; however, if we go for a combination plate, we will not be serving any type of fish. The steak and chicken is a safer bet. A lot of people do not like fish and others’ are allergic. We will be offering a vegetarian option as well, so I say go with the steak and chicken option.
Post # 8
This is a tough one! I kinda feel like fish can’t be on the same plate as steak. It just doesn’t go! And that chicken and steak would be TOO MUCH meat (then again I don’t eat it so…) but goes better than Steak and Fish. And I think the best choice or the best sounding one is chicken and fish…although for meateaters steak is more special than chicken. So I am not sure what to tell you except if I had had had to choose I’d choose chicken and fish.
Post # 9
I agree with the others that chicken and steak would be too much meat together. But if you have fish be sure to ask your guests about any allergies! My mom is allergic to shellfish, so even having it on the plate with the other meat would be an issue for her. If it’s just a filet of fish that may be less of an issue, but if it’s crabcakes or shrimp you should definitely be careful.