(Closed) HALPPPPPP. Food decisions.

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which entree would you choose?
    Bruschetta Chicken : (26 votes)
    21 %
    Roasted Beef Medallions : (38 votes)
    30 %
    Apple Braised Pork : (11 votes)
    9 %
    Ravioli filled with Sun-Dried Tomato/ Spinach and Swiss/ Mushroom : (50 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t like ravioli. It’s one of the few pastas I don’t like. So, for me, I would have to go for one of the proteins. As my mother explained it to me, a lot of (particularly older) guests go to weddings to eat something they can’t eat at home. Anyone can boil water and throw a bag of pasta in. Most people may not have the means to eat a fancy steak dinner on a regular night.

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I gotta say that serving pasta as a main course just doesn’t sound like a black tie wedding to me…and I would definitely offer people a choice even though it does cost more. I wouldn’t want to assume that my guests all like the one main dish I am going to serve so I think it’s just safer to have at least 2 for them to choose from. If I got a main dish that comprised mainly of mushrooms then I’d be going hungry as I cannot stand them 🙁

    Most weddings I go to these days if there is a choice it is either alternate drop (although I understand that this is not common in the US – it’s very common here and generally if you don’t like what you got then you swap with your date) or you order on the night. We don’t preselect our main course option here for some reason.

    Post # 20
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @HC_IC721:  the pork sounds best to me- I guess I’m in the minority!

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @HC_IC721:  Hm. Pasta sounds delicious to me! but my husband always gripes how it never fills him up. I’m pretty sure if all he got to eat was salad, pasta, and bread, we’d be sneaking out to get some food. lol

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    the ravioli sounds good, but i would be doubtful of a caterer’s ability to cook pasta well for a large group of people. out of the choices, i’d pick the chicken or beef.

     

    Post # 23
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    The ravioli sounds AMAZING! But I’d ask them if there’s anything they suggest specifically–my venue reccommended salmon and potatoes, and my vegan aunt was so tempted by the smell that she ate meat for the first time in over a year!

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @HC_IC721:  Id say the pasta because it does sound yummy and just so all the other pp know, the pasta doesnt have mushrooms…. (for those who dont like it)… its one of the options! in saying that Id choose the sundried tomato, or spinach and swiss just because I do know people who thing they’re gross lol I love them

    Veef is hard because everyone likes it diff and I cant eat meat thats too rare…which in most cases when I eat out and its pre-made it is… chicken is blah and always at weddings, pork is ok but if you have any mulitcultural people attending it couls be an issue….

    I would do pasta and do some “meat” appies

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would probably pick the beef medallions. BUT, I really think it’s important to have more than one option  :/

    It may be more of a headache to have more, but having only one option will leave a lot of guests unhappy.

     

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @HC_IC721:  Can you do the option of pasta or beef, perhaps? That way, it at least gives everyone a choice, and you save a bit of money.

    Something about just offering pasta doesn’t seem formal to me.

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m not a vegetarian, but I chose the veggie option because none of the other three sounded good to me.

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @HC_IC721:  Absolutely I would be happy, because I just saw two people I care about get married and I was lucky enough to be invited to celebrate with them, and bonus that they’re feeding me.  Let’s be real, it is one meal in your guests’ lives.  I’ve never met a person who didn’t like ravioli but even if they didn’t, they can suck it up, have an extra slice of cake, and stop for a burger on their way home.  My uber-carnivorous fiance ate a vegetarian Indian dinner without complaint at the last wedding we went to, he’d never even tried Indian food before and ok, he didn’t enjoy the food, but we didn’t go for a meal, we went for a wedding.  You do what makes you happy hon, your guests will love it.

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Can the ravioli be a side dish?

    Would it be cheaper to have a fish instead of a pork option? I don’t see the point of two white meats.

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @HC_IC721:  Don’t worry too much about people having one option, everyone’s used to sit-down meals with a set option and hopefully, theyre not picky about salmon or mushrooms. I can eat just about anything (except lamb) as well as the quality is good, which should be the top priority.

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