Post # 17
We are serving filet and my caterer said that for my reception of 80 people they will just serve the steak medium rare. He did make an exception for my groom to have his rare. I have had filet at several weddings and it was usually medium rare to medium. A good steak is a good steak, just as long as its not too well done
Post # 18
Whenever beef is served at a wedding, it is typically done medium to medium rare and is indicated so on our cards so we can eat something else. When I was in the catering business, this was it. If anybody reaaaally complained, we would throw it on the grill for a few more minutes or (eek) microwave it. Honestly it was omly like, an old lady or two that did this. I’ve had choices before–between medium rare and medium well. Usually guests will eat one or the other. I’d like to say that MOST guests eat medium rare, but I also waited tables in a steakhouse for a year and it’s quite a toss up. People want rare or medium well.
I *love* medium rare steak and will NOT touch a steak medium well and up. It’s icky. It’s like the equivalent of burnt chicken to me.
Post # 19
Id keep it and request that everyones steak is cooked medium. If there are people like my husband who really only likes it well done, then they have the capability to take it back and cook it more. Once you overcook it you cant cook it less. Most people tend to be happy with medium rare or medium. I think a little bit of pink is fine, but not too much!
Post # 20
I love filet and I love it medium rare. Every wedding that I’ve been to that serves filet-well-there are always people who complain. I’m sticking with fish and chicken for my entrees.
Post # 21
Nearly everyone I know eats steak medium-rare or medium. Beef should not be cooked more than that anyway. That said, I don’t see any problem with serving it.
Post # 22
People are going to complain NO MATTER what but I do think that the majority of people understand that mass produced food is always just that mass produced so as long as the steak isn’t too over cooked (well done) I think the majority of your meat eating guests will be happy!
Post # 23
I went to a wedding this weekend & some of the guests at my table had chose Filet Mignon. The venue cooked it Medium and stated so on the menu. One person at our table said “It’s a little more rare than I generally like, but it’s delicious” and he finished the entire thing.
I think people generally eat what is given to them… unless they’re extremely picky. We had one of my FSILs over for a BBQ this summer & my Fiance basically blackened her steak and she still complained about it being too rare. I think medium-well is a good mix for your guests 🙂 The picky ones can just eat chicken.
Post # 24
I would call the venue and ask how they handle this. It’s easier to recook a steak than it is fix a well-done piece of meat.
Post # 25
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I’d definitely err on the side of medium rather than medium-well. As said by peeps above, you can always add, but you can’t take away.
Post # 26
it’s a wedding, not a restaurant!!!! leave it. if they are any kind of wedding guest, they would respect that you had filet at all!
Post # 27
i’d leave it the way it is and if the guests WANT their filet mignon more on the done side, they can send it back. . also filet mignon is supposed to be red and pink inside. Just don’t let them glob a bunch of gravy on it, like have it on the side. I agree, you can ADD but cannot take away. I just went to a wedding on saturday and the main problem was the gravy was all over it and the way the filet mignon was cooked. I would keep it on your menu anyway.
Post # 28
They really should be able to prepare it at different levels of doneness to your guests’ tastes. We had fillet at our reception (admittedly at Legal Sea Foods), and that’s what they did.
Post # 29
When it comes to a filet, I think Medium is the most popular way it’s ordered. Just have them made medium..