(Closed) food related- is doing a “duet” acceptable?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: as a guest, what would you prefer?
    duet plate with two entrees would be ok with me : (48 votes)
    71 %
    I'd rather pick between a choice of two entrees beforehand : (19 votes)
    28 %
    other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve been to both, and I’m good with either – but I’m not a picky eater. I definitely saw people leave things like crabcakes untouched when they weren’t given a choice and given a two-entree plate. So if I was planning a plated dinner, personally, I’d go for a choice of 2 or 3 entrees.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I like the idea of a duet- I’m so indicisive about my food, I wouldn’t have food regret if both were presented to me. Also, I would figure if they can get away with it on those cooking shows, why wouldn’t it be okay for a wedding, right?

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    duet = more food options to me so we would be happy with that as i often get choice regret when i see other peoples yummy plates come out

    Post # 6
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    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would be totally happy with this. I’m not a picky eater and I would love a variety.

     

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would rather choose, but that’s because I’m a picky eater.  I probably would only like one of the options on my plate, so would end up eating half of the amount of food.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wouldn’t care either way, but I’m not picky:)

    Post # 9
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    10573 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    The duet sounds good, as long as you take care of your guests with allergies.  If there was seafood on my plate, I wouldn’t be comfortable eating anything off of it, as I would assume everything was contaminated.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We are doing a duet plate, in part as a compromise with my dad (I wanted fish, he wanted chicken). The other reason we jokingly came up with is, if they ruin one, people can eat the other (for example dry chicken or fishy fish). Plus there are still sides on the plate.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m not very fond of meat so I usually eat all of the sides and only a little of the meat from an entree. Duet plates usually mean that you get hardly anything when it comes to sides because so much of the plate is covered in meat! So no, I would not like that at all.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I did this, and I was very nervous about it, but people loved it!

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think duets are fancier In My Humble Opinion.

    I’m surprised they’re cheaper? Mine cost a bit more to do that way.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @kala_way My duet doesn’t come with less sides. There’s a salad course, a soup course and then the duet. So you’ve already had a lot of sides before you get to the main meat portion.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My venue does a duet as well. I think for the majority of my guests that it will be great as it has both steak and chicken, but my only concern is how to get a count on vegetarians, etc before hand without menu choices on RSVP cards. Any one know how to do this with a duet?

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont like duets. I dont eat most sea food and shell fish so if I get crab cakes on my plate that would put me off the whole meal. I dont eat pork and only eat beef if cooked a certain way. I dont want to have food on my plate that I wont eat.  I feel like more food would be wasted with duet plates, because people will leave the things they dont like uneaten.

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