Post # 1
Hi, I have had to change my menu as some guests rsvp’d with food items they cannt eat (not vegetarian but cannot eat shellfish, calamari etc). So I added a few vegetable dishes and took away more shellfish dishes. My amended menu is below. It is for a Destination Wedding in Thailand at a Thai Restarant at a 5 star resort. But I think I need to cut my mains down so please vote for your favourite 4 choices. Also if you have any other comments or suggestions they are very welcome :-).
Starters: Each person gets their own plate served to them.
Roast Duck & Vegetables wrapped in Spring Roll Sheets
Next Starter (Instead of soup): Each person gets their own plate served to them.
Som Tam Spicy Papaya Salad
Mains: Shared Family Styles.
- Minced Chicken Salad Thai Style with lime
- Wok fried young kale & black mushrooms in garlic oyster sauce (Vegetarian)
- Red curry with roasted duck and seasonal fruit
- Fried rice with Prawns
- Wok-fried slices of beef in lemongrass and herbs
- Crispy five spiced marinated chicken
- Pad Thai Noodles (Vegetarian)
Plus Jasmine Rice per person.
Chocolate truffle cake with Raspberry Coulis and Vanilla Ice Cream.(This may be changed t a Thai dessert like Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut Syrup). Please comment if you have a preference.
Post # 3
I think you need to have a selection of at least 1 red meat, white meat and seafood… but I really can’t choose between the duck and marinated chicken!
Post # 4
@ms_protea: thank you, yes i am having trouble choosing too, the crispy chicken sounds good but i bet the duck curry is yummy also.
Post # 5
I would go for the curry if it were chicken or fish.
Pad Thai is probably a must for not only vegetarian reasons, but guests who are not that familiar with Thai food would be more willing to try. I bet the crispy chicken would also be popular.
Something traditional, something Americanized, and your favorite?
Post # 6
@CrazyCoffeeGeek: thanks, hopefully all of my guests will be familar with thai food. I am from New Zealand, and it is quite popular here. My favourite would have to be Pad Thai & it looks like a popular choice with the poll so thats definitely staying 🙂
Post # 7
@traveller: I would probably remember who your guests are and what country they are from before polling internet strangers. I think it is prudent to remember that most responders will be American and have a very different palate.
I am vego so biased but when I did eat meat I owuld have loved any of them. If it was me I would go the red duck curry, crispy chicken, the beef and the kale and mushrooms. Given that it is Thailand you guests might have had their fill of Pad Thai/Friend rice by the end of the trip so I think making the reception dishes a little more stand out/rememberable would be a good thing.
On a side note I can’t believe your wedding is here already. How exciting
Post # 8
@j_jaye: I know, I just can’t resist doing a poll :-), plus I have already exhausted the opinions of my nearest & dearest :-). Two of my guests are American so I guess I will take the poll & comments on board in regards to them haha. I know the time has raced by, can’t believe it really. Thanks for your advice, always appreciated. I think I will stick with the Pad Thai, Crispy chicken, beef, duck & still deciding on vegetables etc. But I have changed the dessert to a Thai one instead of the european style.
Post # 9
Everything sounds delish. Can you invite me!?!?!?!
No matter what the poll says, I would choose at least one vegetarian, beef and chicken dish.
Post # 10
@LovelyLaura: thanks, lol. Yes I will do one vege, beef & chicken, thanks for your advice. 🙂