Post # 1
We’re trying to decide on what to offer for dinner at our reception. Everything is made to order, so it is not something we had to put on our rsvp cards ahead of time.
We can offer two choices and right now, plan on offering a red meat dish (filet mignon) and then a fish dish. For fish, it will likely be either trout or salmon.
Do you think this is okay, just offering meat or fish? There will be a vegetarian option, but it won’t be a true ‘third’ choice, it’d have to be requested.
Would you be okay with the option of meat or fish? I really don’t want to do meat and chicken, but worry not enough people like fish. And which fish has a broader appeal, trout or salmon?
(the trout would be Farm Raised Rainbow Trout with fennel and jicama slaw, baby tomatoes and white port jus. The salmon would be Slow Roasted Canadian Salmon with steamed basmati rice, chive oil and ruby beurre blanc).
Thanks for your input!
Post # 3
I don’t eat red meat or fish. I am mostly vegetarian but I will eat chicken. Do you know about the preferences of your guests or if you’ll have any vegetarians? Will there be a “silent vegetarian” option?
Post # 4
I am the same as Corgi! I dont eat fish or any meat but chicken
Post # 5
we had pork and salmon. We didn’t have a true vegetarion dish but 2 people wanted it so our chef’s made a nice plate of side dishes and some extras!
Post # 6
We were planning having only filet and fish options. Our fish option is a pistacho encrusted sea bass. Everything is made to order so people will place their order when they’re seated.
However, we recently learned that one of our guest’s boyfriends is a true vegetarian, no meat or fish.
So we decided to put a vegetarian dish on the menu as well. That way, we cover people who are vegetarians, those who only eat chicken, or those who just don’t feel like such a heavy main course after they’ve had all of our appetizers, salad, and soup.
P.S. The salmon sounds delicious!!
Post # 7
I’d include some kind of chicken dish or make the vegetarian option a true third choice. There are many people who don’t like either red meat or fish but would eat chicken. Plus, true vegetarians shouldn’t have to request a veggie dish and hope that it’s available. They should know up-front that there is an option they can eat.
If you do stick with a fish dish, I’d go with the salmon over the trout. Although I personally like both, more people would be willing to eat salmon than trout (plus the salmon dish sounds better).
Post # 8
I have a lot of “vegetarian” friends, and all but a few of them of them eats fish. None of them eat chicken. In fact, 8 vegetarians are coming to my wedding, and 7 of them eat fish. So, I definitely vote for fish and steak, but if you don’t know your guests well, then asking your venue to let you add a veggie option sounds like a good idea. I would not add chicken just to appease picky eaters. (although our venue’s child’s plate is chicken fingers)
Oh, and our nonmeat nonfish eating friend is getting mac and cheese (her request).
Post # 9
personally i think beef and fish would be fine. that is what i had at my wedding, but i also knew that our guests liked those choices better than chicken.
Post # 10
I don’t eat fish (or any seafood) either. Your concerns are valid – a lot of people just don’t care for seafood.
Chicken may not seem fancy, but to be honest, it IS the popular choice!
Post # 11
Hard to say. I’d eat the filet. I would pass on the fish. I think as long as you have two options, you’ll be fine.