(Closed) Critique my menu! Does it intimidate you?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Blushing bee

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@Hyperventilate:  +1 Seriously. I can’t pronounce half the things on there. lol

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

If it worries you, when you make up your table menus, you could always choose to word things in a less French/specific way. Only you can know if something will read as pretentious to your group of guests.

I don’t think I’d be intimidated by this menu per se. I don’t understand parts of it, but I am usually one for trying new things. If someone is picky, and they can’t understand it, it might be a little off-putting, I guess, but at the end of the day, they ARE getting to eat all of this on your dime, so if they think badly of it or you, they can GTFO. I bet the majority will find it delicious, whether or not they know what a papiette or brochette is.

Post # 19
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@LadyElva:  The entree is the main course.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

Sounds good to me– I don’t know what a lot of it is, but I like to try new things! The salad sounds delish!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m into it, and super happy to see kid friendly options on there…If I had to think about it, I don’t know if I’ve ever been intimdated by a menu in my life..but if it were to happen, I would imagine it would take the faire served at the Sultan’s banquet in the Temple of Doom before I started to freak! 

 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Sounds awesome to me!  But I am familiar with French cuisine…so maybe my opinion is biased?  It’s important to consider the people who will be attending your wedding.  For example, if they’re all vegan and you plan on serving only meat, that would be inconsiderate regardless of your own tastes and preferences.  Yes it’s your wedding so you can do whatever you want.  But don’t you want people to have a good time?

I had a spat a while back with my fiance’s parents.  I had always wanted a black tie wedding.  When they found out and asked me about it, I said I wasn’t going to consider anything else.  That irritated them and it blew into a huge fight.  They thought that I was being really inconsiderate of their family and that their relatives wouldn’t have the money to rent a tux.  I thought it was absurd since they could put 5 cents in a jar for 1.5 years (the length of our engagement) and have enough money to rent a tux.  In the end, I realized that it was about more than just what I wanted.  I wanted my guests to be comfortable and have a good time.  So, I made the wedding black tie optional/preferred/suggested.  (The wedding is still 5 months away, so I’m not 100% sure of the phrasing yet.  But do you get my point?)

If your in-laws-to-be aren’t the most cultured people, then this French-inspired menu could be intimidating to them.  But is it just them?  How do your other friends and family feel?  If it is just them, I’d suggest taking them out to a French restaurant the next time you all get together to waylay some of their fears.  But overall, I don’t think you should change the entire menu just because they want you to.

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Hyperventilate:  What didn’t you understand?  It’s not written in French.

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I started reading thinking it might be a tad obscure to the average guest, but then I was like “Oooooh…. yum.” Save for 2 of the appetizers, I’d eat any of this.

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@Hyperventilate:  CHICKEN PAUPIETTE= stuffed chicken

Brochettes are like skewers of food. Sometimes people serve cheese cubes, veggies, fruit on them.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it looks amazing!

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sounds delicious! Very very fancy and formal (I assume this is on purpose) but delicious. I’d be ready for nearly everyone to pick the amazing sounding steak though! 😀

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Haha, I knew I should have stayed away…now I’m starving! 

Everything sounds delicious–but I’m not going to lie, I’d have to google a few of those before I RSPV’d with my choice 😉 

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@Nona99:  Ew and when the snake is cut open? I die.

OP, it sounds delish. I’d eat all of it and my own provided cake (ha!).

Post # 31
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Helper bee

I think it sounds really good.

 

But… Vegetarian is spelled with an “e” not an “i”  (unless its British spelling or something) and I there are a few words that look like they should be capitalized.  Otherwise, it just makes me hungry!

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