(Closed) Help me pick our menu options!

posted 12 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Help me pick out food!

    Baked Ziti

    Beef Stroganoff

    Breaded Pork Tenderloin

    Chicken Florentine

    Chicken Kiev

    Chicken Marsala

    Grilled Chicken with red peppers

    Italian Beef

    Italian Sausage

  • Post # 3
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    These were my choices:

    •  Chicken Marsala (the token chicken dish)
    •  Lasagna (classic dish everyone loves)
    •  Pork Tenderloin (token pork for non chicken likers)
    •  Spaghetti and Meatballs (again classic dish)
    •  Stuffed Shells (Veggie option?)

    Have fun!

    Post # 5
    596 posts
    Busy bee

    Honestly, they all look and sound delicious I don’t think you could go wrong.  Keep in mind though, if it’s family style, you might want to keep the food minimally messy.  Maybe it’s just me but I always make a mess when I eat spaghetti and meatballs!

    Post # 7
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    this post is making me hungry.

    Post # 8
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Amy's Manor

    Chicken is something that the majority of people like so I would say at least 2 dishes should be types of chicken (that should also help to appease the FI). 🙂 I would also do 2 types of pasta, they are homey and familiar. I would choose pork for the last dish but that’s because I think it’s delicious and elegant at the same time. Good luck, they are all great options!

    Post # 9
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My brother and SIL had chicken marsala at their wedding and it was delish! We’re going to have lasagna but I voted for stuffed shells! We love beef stroganoff and I never considered having it for our wedding. Hmmm we may be changing our menu!

    Post # 10
    398 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I would stick to the rule of one beef, one chicken, one veg/seafood.  Honestly I am not vegetarian by any means but I tend to order vegetarian when I go to weddings or dine out because its the least difficult to mess up (ie meat is too dry, not cooked enough, etc).  So while you may think there is only one true vegetarian there may be others hidden in your crowd 🙂

    Looks delicious, I am sure your guest will be delighted at their options!

    Post # 11
    1379 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I am droooooling over the chicken piccata!  I am not much of a foodie either, your menu options look great!  I wish we could do a family style Italian meal … too bad we arent Italian, ha!  I would suggest skipping lasagna is you are doing family style, cause it can get messy!

    Post # 12
    5278 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I would say that the main entree would also depend on what your sides are, for example if you choose mashed potatoes & green beans as two sides…it would be a little odd to serve Lasagna with a side of mashed potatoes (you could get away with the GBs though)

    However, if you went with a dish like the chicken keiv or pot roast then mashed potatoes would be a perfect side.

    But, of course someone who eats say the chicken marsala, obviously doesn’t have to eat a side, and the sides could be left to only those who feel their dish is best sutied with it. IMO I think it might look a little random though  (having different genres of food, instead of going say, all American or all Italian) but I’m overly anal about things flowing together. Regardless, all your dishes sound yummy and I would be happy with any of those options 🙂 


    Post # 13
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Since you’re not considering a veggie option, I’d go with:

    – Lemon Chicken Picatta (yum!)

    – Pork Tenderloin

    – Baked Ziti

    It gives people some options!! Good luck:)

    Post # 14
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think shells are a nice option (kid friendly, vegetarian), chicken marsala, chicken piccatta (i’m having that at mine! yum!), then go with two other types, like I say pork and beef so you have a variety. Everyone will find something they like. Ultimately pick what tates the best! We tried chicken marsala at our place and it was cheap tasting, so we skipped it

    Post # 15
    1149 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted for lasagna but had to think hard between that and stuffed shells.


     Only word of caution is, yikes if you spill on your gown.   That is IF you even get a chance to eat!

    Post # 16
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2021

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