(Closed) Is It Crazy to Have Chicken and Turkey as the Meal Options?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is it crazy to have chicken parmesan and roasted turkey be the two meal options?
    No - it is no extra cost to you and they are the best two entrees on the menu. : (244 votes)
    66 %
    Yes - you should pay the extra $300 for people to have the beef option even if it isn't that good. : (96 votes)
    26 %
    Other (explain) : (30 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @kkish3:  I think that’s fine… but what about seafood or vegetarian options?

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    16215 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I wouldn’t find it strange at all, personally.

    Post # 6
    Member
    46336 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Have what you can afford. Normally I would say that offering chicken and turley is like offering a choice of milk or milk as a beverage, but these are done so differently.

    The chicken is served with a tomato suace which will give it an entirely different taste and appearance than the roasted turkey.

    Post # 8
    Member
    11343 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Ordinarily, I would have said that I think it would be redundant to serve two forms of fowl until I saw how the chicken and turkey will be prepared.  They are very different menu selections

    Although I normally would recommend providing a beef option, I would not want to pay for something as a host and, of even greater importance, eat something as a guest, that does not taste good.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3688 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I won’t lie, I think offering chicken and turkey is a little weird. They’re two different preparations, but they’re both poultry. However, it’s your wedding and you can offer whatever you want.

    We’re in a similar situation in that the beef option will cost us $600-800 more, but it was the worst thing we tried. We feel like we should offer a beef option, but everything else we tried was so much better. Right now we’re thinking we’ll offer a stuffed chicken breast and a salmon filet and maybe we’ll also offer the beef.

    Post # 10
    Member
    269 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it’s weird. But if you can’t afford the beef don’t do it. Personally I would keep the turkey over chicken. Can I ask what was so bad about the beef? Can’t you tell them you don’t like it?

    Post # 11
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    927 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If the beef wasn’t good then I don’t see why you should pay extra to have it! I think the turkey/chicken/veg options are fine. If your parents are insistent on beef, then they should pay the extra $300.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    Chicken and beef is a pretty traditional combination, but if you don’t like the beef I think you’re right to be hesitant.  Since the combo would be chicken parm and roasted turkey, instead of chicken and turkey prepared the exact same way, I think the two dishes are different enough to be options.  

    Post # 14
    Member
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think taste wise the dishes are prepared so differently that you’re fine. As people are selecting make sure they know they aren’t just picking between two birds they are choosing between two very different cuisines.

    Post # 15
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    5192 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @kkish3:  2 birds and no beef? Well “CLUCK” YOU!

    sorry I couldn’t help it. really though if the beef is no good then there’s no sense in paying for it.  As long as you have a meat (in your case 2 meats) and a veg I think it’s perfectly acceptable to leave out the beef. If your guests want beef that badly they can stop at a steakhouse on their wAy home. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    6211 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    they are so different, plus I’m pretty sure the “beef eaters” will probably be happy with fried chicken covered in sauce and cheese. I would go ahead with these two options and not worry about it. Your job as the host is to provide good food, not to provide anything the guests might like at other weddings. If those are the best options, those are the best options

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