Post # 1
I am having a hard time decided on which two appetizers to have prior to our main course. For the main the guests will have the choice between:
#1 Filet of Salmon in Dill Chardonay Sauce
#2 Duo of Beef Tenderloin & Baked Chicken breast with red wine jus
#3 Vegetarian Wellington
Given these main entrees, which two appetizers would you like to have prior to your main? Keep in mind i am also in Canada where it will be fairly cold in November. I wish i could offer an option for the apps too, but unfortunately people can only pick their entree.
Post # 3
i choice the soup and the winter greens.. we are having the same soup in dec for one of our apps and i think it will go greatly…the winter greens sound delish as well!
Post # 4
I chose the Potato & Leek Soup, for some warmth and I think potato soup is generally well-liked. And for the salad, I chose Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers, and Warm Pine Nuts. A heavier and lighter appetizer.
Runner up for salad (for me) was the Winter Greens with Caramelized Pears & Maple glazed Walnuts.
But I have to say that they all sound yummy 🙂 If I didn’t dislike mushrooms all together, I’d be tempted by the gnocchi- I love gnocchi so much!
Post # 5
@thepainter: hmmmmm yeah, i didnt think of the mushroom issue. I might have to omit that one because many of my FI’s family members dont like mushrooms including his dad who is picking up the bar tab. So, i want to make sure he gets some yummy food too…
Post # 6
Awww…the spinach salad isn’t popular 🙁 Boo.
Post # 7
I want to eat all of them….
Post # 8
@peanutbutter1205: me too…lol That is why i am having such a hard time deciding…
Post # 9
I voted for the mushroom gnocchi and the winter greens, but I would warn that some people can be picky about mushrooms (or downright allergic). Not sure about your crowd, but we are having a few last minute swaps on people’s plates because of mushrooms. Who knew!?! Either way, the choices all sound great and perfect for a cold November night!
Post # 10
Oh, my goodness – I’ll take one of everything except the mushrooms!
I’m sorry, that’s not terribly helpful, but, on the bright side, I think this is a win-win(-win-win-win …) decision!
Do you have the opportunity to do a tasting of these?
Post # 11
@KCKnd2: Yeah… we actually tasted them all…. We had a really east time narrowing down the entree, but the apps were all really good…
I guess i am trying to figure out what the most “crowd pleasing” combination is. I personally love mushrooms, but a lot of people hate them. I figured it would be best to get unbiased opinions from you lovely bees, which will hopefully represent the majority of our guests thoughts too…
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Wow. Surprisingly I actually ended up voting for the two most popular choices. The mushroom gnocchi sounds yummy and the winter greens with caramelized pears and walnuts was just fancy enough for me without going overboard with pungent cheese (feta tastes fuzzy to me.)
The Rotolo and Potato Soup were my next choices as hot apps. For salad my second choice would be Field of Greens with Balsamic (even though this is the most common catered salad, it’s popular and used often for a reason; most people will eat it.)
Post # 13
My votes didn’t necessarily reflect my own personal opinion. My fiance is a vegan and has a horrible time finding food that he can eat at weddings. He never would complain to anyone, but I can tell when he’s miserable because he can’t find anything to eat. We always have to stock up on snack bars for him. I chose the menu items that seemed to be the most vegan-friendly. It’s not that he disagrees with eating meat or dairy, his body just hates him when he does. He’s also allergic to onions. Anyway, the point is that since I started dating him, I have become much more conscious about special diets and what some people can and cannot eat. I luckily can eat anything (aside from raw basil, which gives me heart burn and makes me feel like I’m dying) so my choices were based on that.
BTW, the wild mushroom gnocchi served in a truffle cream sauce sounds AMAZING and if I were basing my vote on just my own personal opinion, this would be it!
Post # 14
My eyes were immediately drawn to the mushroom gnocchi, so that gets my first vote! For the second, I say the winter greens salad with carmelized pears. Also, can I come to your wedding? 😀
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2012 - The Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, 2007 Legacy Hall
@sarahbabs: My thoughts exactly! YUM
Post # 16
The one that sounds the best to me would be the spinich and ricotta stuffed Rotolo. Nummmy! I also like he idea of having a sald as well and I love spinach salad. The soup would be nice also.:)