Post # 1
So I luckily have parents who have several catering connections so will get discounts for either. I put together an Italian themed menu including cocktail hour and deserrts…think different pastas, antipasto, cheeses, caprese, cannolies, limoncello(my fiance and I make our own). I am just not sure if this would work better as a sit down or buffet? The prices will differ a bit depending on the types of meat and stuff but, overall I just want would be more easy for our guests. We will probably have 100-120 people.
Post # 3
what about family style? that would work too
Post # 4
Oh that’s a cool idea! So per table?
Post # 5
I was actually going to just suggest family style just like alleycat1984. If that isn’t an option I would go with buffet. To me, it works much better for a meal like this than sit down.
Post # 6
Yep per table, I think it would work well, especially with what you are serving and its nicer then a buffet
Post # 7
@misspshiz: I love the family style idea! do that!
Post # 8
Another vote for family style! This sounds AMAZING!
Post # 9
I say buffet or family style.
Post # 10
I think family style or buffet would be great for what you’re serving. I have been to some catered Italian lunches at work where the dishes that contain both pasta and meat, people picked out all the meat before I could get to it. But I think if the pasta and meat are in separate containers, you can have a great Italian buffet.
Also: you guys make your own limoncello? That is crazy awesome!
Post # 11
I think it will be the coolest presentation and most unique if you did family style. Otherwise, I would rather go with plated because it’s neater and cleaner than buffets.
Post # 12
I agree that family style would be best for that intimate, warm, Italian family feeling. Plated would be my second vote; I wouldn’t do buffet.
Post # 13
I always prefer plated- easier for guests and feels more special imho. I find with family style people worry about “I don’t want to take the last carrot… I hope I’m not taking too much chicken…” that type of thing.