Help me choose my buffet options

posted 8 months ago in Food
Post # 2
132 posts
Blushing bee

jessiebear85 :  Do you have lots of vegetarians and/or allergies? That might change my thinking. But otherwise, I might select the following:

  • Medallion of beef
  • Baked breast of chicken (I’m allergic to shrimp, so would pick this one haha)
  • Cajun style medallion of fresh fish (you have salmon and mussels in your cold dishes, although that dish sounds good too!)
  • And if you have vegetarians, I’d also pick the grilled vegetarian lasagna
  • If you don’t have vegetarians, I’d pick another meat dish. The lamb sounds awesome! But I know that’s a divisive dish 🙂
Post # 3
653 posts
Busy bee

jessiebear85 :  My choices would be the lamb, the chicken and shrimp dish, the pork medallions, and the veggie lasagna (to accommodate the vegetarians.

I would definitely switch out the chicken dishes if you have a lot of known shrimp allergies.

I would say any combination of four would provide something for everyone!!

Post # 4
2634 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

I think you have enough seafood in the cold dishes that you don’t need to pick a hot seafood dish.  I’d go for the medallion of beef, the chicken, either the lamb or the pork and the veggie lasagne.  If you’re positive you won’t have any vegetarians, skip the lasagne and go for the lamb and the pork!

Post # 5
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I wouldn’t do any more fish. The cold stuff is very fish heavy- which I wouldn’t eat any of and if I was a guest there’s not much of the cold I would eat. I would do


chicken without shrimp (paprika sauce sounds yummy too)




Post # 7
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I agree with a PP who said that the cold selection is very seafood heavy, so I would probably steer clear of a hot seafood option.

Personally I’d probably go with the beef medallion, baked chicken breast and the grilled vegetable lasagne (to cater for vegetarians). I’m having a hard time choosing between the Mediterranean lamb and the pork medallion – I’m from Australia, so lamb always goes down well here, but pork does too. Based on the descriptions, I’m leaning slightly more towards the pork.

Post # 9
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

jessiebear85 :  How allergic is he? Like if others are eating mushrooms around him will he be affected? I have an allergy to shellfish but we still served shellfish canapes at our wedding. There weren’t any shellfish meal options available, but if there were we would have considered them the same as the other options (I just wouldn’t have tasted). Darling Husband enjoys shellfish, as do lots of our guests (particularly my family), so we figured scrapping it completely just because I can’t eat it was a bit much. I am not overly allergic though – I can even eat a little bit and (usually) get away with it.

Of course, you should pick the meal options you want. But if you would like the beef medallion and the only reason you’re hesitant is because of his allergy, there are ways to avoid him ingesting any.

Post # 10
135 posts
Blushing bee

I agree with the 3 you’re leaning towards, and would add the pork.

Post # 11
3314 posts
Sugar bee

I would skip the seafood dishes.  I would do the veggie lasagna, paprika chicken, the lamb, and the pork (or one of the beef in lieu of pork).

Post # 12
5234 posts
Bee Keeper

If I was just ordering for my crowd it would be beef medallions, lamb, chicken and shrimp, and veg lasagna. You know your audience better than we do. 

Post # 13
1827 posts
Buzzing bee

The cold menu is already very seafood focused, so I’d go with the lamb, the middle eastern beef, the pork, and the veggie lasagne.

Post # 14
4613 posts
Honey bee

I think the 3 youre leaning toward plus lamb would be perfect. Stay away from extra fish, there is soo much seafood in the cold part. 

Post # 15
704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’d go with these:

Medallion of Beef (or Mediterranean lamb if you need to avoid mushrooms)

Chicken with smoked paprika cream 

Cumin pork with pumpkin apple sauce 

Vegetarian lasagna



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