Post # 1
We are about to place our final order with the caterer for our reception food. It is buffet style, heavy on the passed hors d’oeuvres. I am concerned about having a good variety for the picky eaters and those who are vegetarian. Our caterer was HEAVY on the seafood for his menu (living in Louisiana, I guess you would expect that). Let me know what you think about this spread…what would you add/subtract?
Passed hors d’oeuvres
· Coconut battered chicken
· Asparagus in Phyllo
· Bacon Wrapped Grilled Shrimp
· Andouille Sausage Puffs
· Crab stuffed mushrooms
· Seared yellow fin tuna with ponzu sauce and avocado on wonton crisp
· Mini caprese skewers
· Mini poboys (turkey, ham, roast beef and vegetarian)
· Steamship round
· Pasta Florentine with chicken
· Hot Crab & Brie Dip
· Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip
· Shrimp and Butternut Squash Soup
In addition to a fruit, cheese and crudite platter.
Post # 3
Sounds a bit light on the vegetarian fare, since (if I read correctly) the only options would be hors d’oeuveres (and then only asparagus in phyllo and caprese skewers and poboys). I would add a vegetarian entree to the buffet, even making the pasta a with/without chicken option would improve things i think.
Post # 5
Sounds yummy! There is something for everyone here.
Post # 6
I think it sounds AWESOME. But, if you have any vegetarians then they are going to be disappointed. I only see two vegetarian items on the entire menu. If I were vegetarian I’d want more than a po-boy and some asparagus. Maybe you could add some vegetarian gumbo or even offer the butternut squash soup without the shrimp. Maybe a second vegetarian pasta dish depending on how many vegetarians you have coming.
Post # 7
I agree with @CorgiTales, there doesn’t seem to be much for vegetarians. It seems as simple as just removing the chicken from the entree.
Don’t stress over finding food for the picky eaters, but it would be good to add something else for the vegetarians. Everything else sound delicious!
Post # 8
Yes! I forgot to also add in there that there will be an artichoke dip and a fruit, cheese and crudite platter. There will be two vegetarians coming, but I may ask the caterer to just hold off on adding the shrimp to a small bit of the butternut squash soup just to have some for them. Good suggestion with that.
Post # 9
@LizLemon: can you not have pasta but with two sauce options – with chicken for meat eaters, basic tomato sauce for vegetarians
because only a dip and 2 hors d’oeurves are vegetarian friendly
and maybe make it just butternut squash soup and skip the shrimp. butternut squash is delicious as it is
Post # 10
I would eat all the things. Yummy. But I agree with those who said skip the shrimp in the soup and offer the pasta without chicken to give your vegetarians something more substantial.
Post # 11
I am picky and MAYBE would eat a mini poboy and some cheese and crudite but that’s about it and you can only eat so much cheese and crudite. As a picky eater I would be a little offended and as if my feelings weren’t considered…possibly like a vegetarian may feel with a lack of choices for them.
Post # 12
How many vegitarian guests are you expecting?
Post # 13
@LizLemon: Love your user name, By The Way
Maybe make the soup without shrimp
make the mushrooms without crab
and have a pasta with vegetarian sauce?
i like seafood, but really, meat eaters don’t need to have meat in everything. people will be just as happy with the soup and more apps w/o seafood in them
Post # 14
I think it all sounds great, but I agree if there are vegetarians…they will be disapointed.
Post # 15
I think it sounds good. Darnit, now I’m craving coconut chicken.
Post # 16
@Evan2011: I mean, obviously I am not looking to offend anyone. That’s the point of this post! But the andouille sounds a lot fancier than it is…it’s pretty much a glorified pig in a blanket. Not to metion a roast carving station. Which is a pretty universal crowd pleaser. What would be your suggestion as to keep from offending others?
@MissHobbit: Only two. So I’m going to ask the caterer to make a small batch of shrimpless soup for them.
@kerensa: Hah, thanks! Just changed my username. Definitely rolling with the soup idea.