Post # 1
I wandered if I could please get your (wise) opinions? My h2b has kindly allowed us to have an all veggie wedding, as I’ve been vegetarian from childhood due to my love of animals, it means a lot to me but we have amazing caterers who have worked so hard to create a menu of variety to give people options and hopefully, please most as much as possible. I insisted on 2 choices, per course.
We created this amazing pie we thought would be the top option, its a winter wedding and given most meat eaters like the heartiness of meat, we thought they’d love this pie (which happens to be quite a mini pie but when you cut into it, oozes with creamy, cheese and onion filling) its delic! The other options was lighter and more typically ‘vegetarian’ so we thought not as many would pick it.
But… out of now 12 RSVPS 11 have all gone for no2. while only 1 guy has picked the pie!! The menu is written on invites as below, could you give me your opinions on why you think almost all are picking no2? Thanks…. I just wish more would give the pie a go as its AMAZING!!
Three Cheese Pie, Cauliflower puree, Olive oil mash & roasted winter roots
Fresh leek cannelloni of Butternut squash, Feta & pine, olive oil mash, Confit of cabbage, caramelised fennel & salsa verde
Post # 3
Wow. Honestly I’d pick #2 also – but I love leeks and squash. The pie does sound amazing, too.
Post # 4
I am not sure, but the pie sounds amazing!
Perhaps a lactose thing though?
or the thought of a “puree” and “mash” might be turning people off.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I don’t know, but I would have picked the first one. 🙂
Post # 6
Maybe they think the Cauliflower puree is the main component? I would lean away from it if I thought it was the main part…. If you told me it was oozing cheese and onion I would think yummy, if you said cauliflower puree I’d think butternut squash pasta!
Post # 7
Thanks all good to hear! I also thought some might be turned of by the cauliflower puree but its such a tiny bit! A shame as liked the thought of a real mixture and I know how yummy the pie really is, hope the canneloni will be filling enough, although the starters should be quite filling too
Post # 8
taurenrx- oh get you totally see what you now mean!! Thats so annoying especially as I asked the caterers if we even needed that puree with it!
Post # 9
I think people just love pasta. Plus – people may choose something they’ve already had before and know they like it. I’ve never had a cheese pie before, so I would opt for #2. They both sound excellent and what a tasty veg menu you have!
Plus – you are being generous by offering people an option – so try not to stress about it. I’ve had people write on their response cards “if you’re serving this, I don’t want it, but if you’re serving THIS, I do want it”. Rude, but what can ya do?
Post # 10
I would’ve picked the first one too! But I’m not a leek and fennel fan…
Post # 11
maybe its the cauliflower? i think the 2nd one sounds amazing because anything with feta and pine and fennel is delish to me. The pie does sound VERY good though. I agree with @CanadianBride2011 too, people love pasta and probably are going with something familiar. Don’t stress too much, I think both sound delicious!
Post # 12
I dont like cauliflower so I would have picked the 2nd one, although I dont like leeks either.
Post # 13
Although…the cannelloni is not actually ‘made’ of pasta, its actually made of thinly wrapped leek ‘leaves’ with the filling encased. We wanted this so as not another carb heavy options, but seems you mostly ready this as actually being pasta- and they also might expect this?! Do you think i should ask our caterers to actually make this dish a pasta formation with same filling etc?
Thanks all really appreciate it.
Post # 14
Yeah, the Cauliflower puree was a turn off along with the unknown Winter Roots. I would have called a Three Cheese Pot Pie with Califlower swirl.
Post # 15
I would definitely pick the 2nd option because it sounds healthier, and seems to have a bit more variety to it, if that makes sense!! I would think people are choosing #2 to be safer since it sounds more familiar..
Post # 16
Yes, I too thought it was pasta… I would probably change it to pasta… people are probably reading canelloni=pasta and picking that because they know of it.
I also didnt know what winter roots were :S