(Closed) Help! Menu ideas? And I mean actual food!

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Thats sounds really cool, but soo hard to pick! Whats your and FIs favourite food? Could you base it around that?

Post # 5
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If you love Chipotle, then you’ll probably like a simple menu with tons of flavor, right?

Would you want to do the traditional beef/chicken entree, but put a twist on it?

If so, you should do like a Southwest flavored marinated flank steak, a stuffed and smothered chicken breast? You could do like a small, hearty pasta side and some bold-flavored veggie side. 

I don’t really know food very well, I just know I like to eat 🙂 So if this isn’t helping, sorry 🙁

I’m as overwhelmed as you with the wide-open menu. I’d kill to have your venue!

Post # 6
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Maybe a mini tacos station or build your own taco? Then have high quality ingredients to fill them with? Like the marinated cilantro flank steak, chicken, corn salsa, cotija cheese etc. Maybe beans and cilantro lime rice, empanadas, southwest salad with a chipotle dressing, nachos bar?! There’s so much you can do! Just start witthy our food theme and work from there! We have the same issue, our caterer is letting us pick whatever! We went Southern Comfort with chicken and waffles, sweet potato purses, and fried green tomatoes for appetizers. Then an array of dinner items that we haven’t quite finalized yet!

Post # 7
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Birdiebaby4:  Here’s my idea if you wanted a slightly Southwestern theme:

– choice of marinated flank steak or seasoned/grilled chicken, served with sauteed bell peppers and onions and avocado, either served whole and eaten with a fork and knife, or sliced for tacos.  I slightly prefer the idea of a Southwestern meal sans tacos … just seasonings, nothing too typical (like no refried beans, for example)
– some sort of veggie salad … what comes to mind for me is like tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus spears, cucumbers, bell peppers and corn with light olive oil and cilantro
– seasoned rice (like the tomato-y stuff at restaurants) with whole black beans
– tortillas and a salsa variety if you want to take the southwestern thing that far

Post # 8
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

This isn’t really “southwestern” but we just did our tasting and the chicken dish we chose was serisouly one of the best chicken dishes I’ve ever tasted!! (and I eat chicken pretty much everyday)

Chicken A La Roma – marinated boneless chicken breast sauteed and topped spinach, mushroom, and a Gruyere/Parmesan cheese mixture

You could do a Southwestern take on the steak using particular seasonings.

A mini taco or nacho bar sounds really cute for cocktail hour.

Maybe do a cilantro lime rice for one of your sides.

You could also have some southwestern egg rolls/wontons.

Post # 9
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

How about you consider your guests and yourselves.  Would they like to eat a certain thing would you, what would be good to not make a mess on your nice clothes and what would fill you up, do you have a lot of vegetarians etc.  

We had a blank slate menu and we started by picking out we found a balance between what our guests would like and what we would like.  We also made sure the veggie meals had protein and that there would be an abundance of the food so that non veggies didn’t eat up all of the veggies food (it was buffet style.)

Post # 10
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I somehow knew what I wanted before I even started looking (steak and crab cake).

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