Post # 1
So our menu package includes two choices of entree…
First one is going to be Filet Mignon because… yum!
And we can’t decide whether to make the second choice a chicken choice or a seafood choice! Chicken is probably safer, but I feel like Filet Mignon is already a safe classic choice, so it should be okay to go with a seafood choice…
Here are the menu options to consider:
POULTRY: * Chicken Bianco Vino* Chicken Bruschetta* Chicken Francese* Chicken Portabella* Chicken Marsala* Chicken Di Pimento (roasted pepper and mozzarella)* Chicken Gerard (sun-dried tomato, basil cream sauce)* Roast Vermont Turkey (with sausage dressing)* Turkey Croquette (3 croquettes finished with classic gravy)
SEAFOOD: * Salmon Dolce Forte (sweet mustard and dill)* Salmon Susina (plum glaze)* Poached Salmon with Caper Creme* Poached Salmon with Dill Creme* Atlantic Cod Oreganato* Haddock Oreganato* Tilapia Milano (finished with wild mushroom sherry cream)* Flounder Florentine (spinach and ricotta cheese)* Cod Poumontaise (sauteed zucchini & tomato)
They also have “Bourbon Street Land & Sea” option which is “sirloin of beef & cajun shrimp satay.” I think Filet Mignon is a better cut of beef, and I’m not sure how many people would go for this because of the Cajun-style… but we could maybe do this plus a chicken dish to hit all three options? :/
Please comment and let me know which menu choices you think sound good!
EDIT: Forgot to mention… Vegetarians and Vegans are covered, we don’t have to use one of our options for them! We give the venue a count of how many vegetarians/vegans there are and they are served the chef’s choice vegan and/or vegetarian dish. (And actually, there is only one vegetarian on our guest list)
Also, none of our guests are allergic to seafood or fish, so that’s not a concern at all. 🙂
Post # 3
Personally, I’m allergic to fish and I don’t like steak very much so I would choose a chicken dish. What are vegetarians going to do?
Post # 4
@lovelove1028: omg, i am so hungry now. they all sound so good. i seriously couldn’t choose one.
Post # 5
I would choose a fish dish, personally!
Post # 6
I like fish but I am not a fan of salmon and the other fish dishes didnt sound as amazing as some of the chicken dishes. So I voted for chicken (my favorite being chicken francese) and the filet mignon.
Post # 7
Traditionally Chicken is the go to as a second choice, as it is a SAFE option for most people who have religious obligations or alergies (there are people deadly allergic to seafood & fish)…
BUT as someone else said, what is the option you have for those people who are Vegetarians ?
I have worked in Event Planning and the norm now is to have 3 options… Meat / Chicken or Fish / and a Vegetarian One for those who won’t eat anything “with a face”
Something to think about in that being a Vegetarian is pretty common in most social circles nowadays (more so in a younger age group)
Hope this helps,
Post # 8
@This Time Round:
I edited my original post… forgot to mention that vegetarians and vegans are taken care of! There is always a chef’s choice vegetarian dish and a chef’s choice vegan dish, and when we submit our counts of which entrees, we also tell them how many vegan and vegetarian dishes to make.
So, there kind of ARE three options… there is only one vegetarian on our guest list, and one pescatarian, but we will give all our guests the option of choosing one of our two menu choices OR the chef’s choice vegetarian/vegan option (we won’t know what that is until I think the week of our wedding though).
There were a bunch of pasta dishes on the menu, but to me they all sounded boring…
Post # 9
@lovelove1028: mmm filet mignon is more tender, but sirloin has a better flavour. so you could argue either is better for different things
i think id probably go for the bourbon land and sea, and then a cihcken dish – maybe chicken di pimento or chicken gerad. for the land and sea, im sure the cajun seasoning will be reasonably subtle
can you do a tasting?!
Post # 10
I would go with chicken, [most] people eat chicken.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I agree that chicken is probably safer, but SEAFOOD!!!! NOM!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 12
go withthe cod. my fiance says cod is really good and some people can be pickey about the salmon temp
Post # 13
@lovelove1028: I personally love seafood, but I know a lot of people don’t like it. Some people prefer something lighter than beef (though I’d probably eat the filet mignon if it was being offered!), so that leaves the chicken option.
All of the dishes you listed (in all categories!) sounded delicious, but I would probably choose chicken francese since it’s delicious and probably one of the “safer” options.
I think choosing foods that a lot of people will enjoy can be really tough. I know I’m having similar issues when trying to determine which dishes to offer!
Post # 14
I would have normally gone with a seafood option… but the chicken options just sounds so yummy !!
Post # 15
I’d always offer a seafood dish for those people who enjoy fish. I wouldn’t do a salmon because salmon is a very strong tasting fish and people either love it or hate it. I’d choose a cod dish for that reason.
At the end of the day your vege dish is another option for the people who dont like steak or fish.
what is vege option BTW??
Post # 16
@cmsgirl: We won’t know the veggie option until much closer to the wedding… it’s chef’s choice, but there were things like spinach lasagna, eggplant rollatini, grilled portabella with vegetables, fettucini alfredo, Vegetable Napoleon (grilled portabella mushroom layered with grilled zucchini, spinach and roasted peppers)… and others I can’t remember. But it varies week to week. :/
But if it’s a week that the chef’s choice vegetarian dish has cheese or something, and we have vegans, they will do something else for the vegans (most likely simple pasta with sauce which is really boring!!)…. but we don’t have any vegans so that should be okay.