(Closed) FUSION Wedding Nightmare!

posted 8 years ago in South Asian
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hmmmmmmmmm okay a few ideas off the top of my head. What if the courses alternated between italian/North American food and Indian food? Like a salad course (safe on all sides), a course of small samosas, then your chicken or veg option (which could be something like chicken parmesean or vegetable curry), and then a safe dessert like cake or you could go italian and do tiramisu.

OR what if for the main, your caterer figured out a way to do a base of chicken for instance, and then you put sauces on the table, one an herb tomato sauce, and one like a butter chicken or marsala type sauce? That way each guest could choose or try a little of both.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@sheera: Personally, if I got an invite that gave me an option between a typical chicken/beef entree or a vegetarian Indian style entree, I’d go for the veg! That sounds awesome!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What about a buffet? Then people can pick and choose what they like.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

But with a buffet is sounds like she would still need two caterers, unless one caterer can make both

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

what about stations? Like an Indian station and an Italian station?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We mixed Ethiopian food and Italian food which is sort of similar. We ended up having our reception at a hotel, and the hotel was responsible for the Italian side, as well as actually manning the buffet. We hired an Ethiopian restaurant to bring in the Ethiopian food.

It worked very well for us, and the hotel was very helpful with figuring out what to do for the menu.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What if you did Italian-inspired Indian? I recently had butter-chicken pasta and strangely, over dinner we were talking about how amazing it would be to have some kind of paneer-lasagna combo. 

If that doesn’t fly with the parents, the alternating thing also sounds amazing! 

For us (although we are both Indian, my Fi hates Indian food) we are doing one day traditional Indian, one day Mediterranean, one day African-Indian. 

Just a thought 🙂 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

OK here’s another crazy thought. I don’t know how big/formal your wedding is, but what about family style serving, where things are on platters on the table, and guests can help themselves, to whichever tehy prefer, or both?

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You know I went through that same situation a couple of months ago. My fiancee is American and I am Indian. Fiancee & my parents LOVE indian food, and ofcourse my parents said our guests would prefer Indian food. The more we stressed about it, they worse it got. Finally, it turned out the guests on his side said everyone would love to try Indian food, as most are very sheltered and would be too nervous to go to a Indian Restaurant and try it. We orginally got catering through our facility, and were going the indian fusion route. Instead now we are doing like south indian food (Masala Dosas/Chaat) for the pithi/sangeet night and Traditional (Butter Chicken, Seekh Kabob, etc) for our Reception night. I think since your guests are aware that it is a “mix”wedding, they would be understanding of different cultural food, also vice versa. You can do Italian food one night, and Indian food another. So you make both sides happy. Most people love to come to an Indian wedding, so naturally Indian food is a given. Goodluck!! =)

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I say go all Indian!  Indian food is the most delicious option out there!  BF and I have talked about doing Indian at our wedding, despite the fact that neither of us have any Indian cultural ties, just because it’s tasty.

That being said, something that almost every Indian restaurant I went to in Japan did was a meal option.  They would bring out a tray that had two small cups of different curries, a little bit of soup, a samosa, a bunch of rice, and a bit of naan.  Depending on the restaurant, they sometimes had another item or two.  It’s the best solution to “plating” Indian food that I’ve seen.

For the Italians, have you considered chicken tikka masala?  It’s the food I recommend every time I’m with someone who’s never eaten Indian before.  I tell them that it’s Italian food done Indian-style.  I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like it.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think family style can get expensive because servers have to keep coming around refilling, picking up empty bowls, etc, etc. Since not all items can go on the table at once? Indian food…buffet would be the perfect way..let them pick and choose what they want and what they don’t. I am doing a detailed menu card on their table so they have plenty of time to think about what they want to eat!

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