(Closed) Just got my sample menu back from the caterers, and I hate it!

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@EffieTrinket:  I think it looks good, but there is a LOT of meat lol. I’m a meat and potatoes girl myself, but are you maybe feeling like it’s a bit too much meat? It might be a little unbalanced, if that makes sense.

I love the ideas of the different stations though!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hmm it looks pretty good to me, and I think it’s a good mix of adventurous and familiar.  Not sure if you’ve got vegetarians on your guest list, but not a lot of ‘entree’ type items for them.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it looks yummy, what don’t you like about it? I’m sure the caterer can adjust whatever you want…

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

That looks delicious!  What are you upset about??

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I like the idea of all the stations, but I’m a little concerned that it may be a bit heavy. I personally think chicken tikka masala is rather rich and heavy, and then you have lobster bisque (which is also creamy) and pot roast.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@EffieTrinket:  What were your suggestions? Maybe that would help pinpoint what’s giving you this feeling. Maybe the different stations were amazing in theory but feels like there’s a lack of cohesion in practice. FWIW, I’m so wanting to crash your reception because the the food diversity sounds amazing.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My only issue with the menu is that there are like no veggies. It’s all carbs and meat other than a house salad. As a veggie I’d be very limited with options, but as a veggie I’m quite used to it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Aside from not enough veggies, I don’t really see what the problem is – it all sounds very delicious. What were your suggestions that were disregarded?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@EffieTrinket:  I don’t like the spicy cucumber salad option. It doesn’t scream Indian to me. Can you switch it to something like saag paneer or spicy pakoras so that your vegetarian friends have a more substantial meal option?

 

I also think the garlic toast points with Tabasco is weird. I like both separately, but I don’t really get how those two go together. Can you do some kind of salad option for your French Quarter station? I agree with PP that that station seems kind of heavy and could use a lighter option.

 

ETA: Sorry if I came across as super critical. I eat anything and everything, so personally I would be fine with the menu you have. I just think that it doesn’t sound “balanced” enough for the general population.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think it sounds killer…yummm! But yes, a few more veggies 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It sounds yummy to me!!  But I do agree with PPs, if you have a number of vegitarian guests, it may be good to have a ‘main’ veggie option

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 – On the French Quarter station there are two selections that contain toast points

– Too many heavy items

– Not enough veggies

– Too many carbs – I counted 9 carb selections. I love me some potatoes but 9 seemed excessive

 

I personally love an adventurous menu…the best I was fed at a wedding was a Nigerian wedding where that was both Nigerian and American food…it was all delicious. But to me, I would personally pick just one “exotic”. I  feel the Cajun and East Indian station are both a little exotic. Could you maybe do something instead of the Cajun? I love gumbo and Cajun food. I just find the East Indian food more exciting and I think it would be super, way cool at a wedding!

 

What would you like to see different?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think if you add a veg option to the Indian station, like PP mentioned and then add veggies to the other station (like just side veggies- grilled asparagus, roasted mixed veggies, etc) + another salad dressing option (simple balsamic) to the salad you’re already serving then it would lighten things up a bit.

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