Post # 1
So we’re having our wedding at a venue where we don’t have the option of tasting exactly what will be served to our guests. We had a meal at the venues cafe and tried a variety of food which were all excellent (melon salad, oysters, cod, duck). It’s a place that focuses on local, farm-to-table, biodynamic food so we won’t be serving the typical chicken/steak. We’re going to go with one vegan/vegatarian option and then need to pick two protiens. Which two would you pick that are interesting but not too polarizing (in that a lot of guests would be turned off by needing to pick one of 3 options)?
Roasted Local Halibut
Roasted Wild King Salmon
Wild Red Snapper
Roasted Free Range Chicken
Roasted Duck Leg
Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Post # 2
I’m obsessed with salmon, so I’d pick the salmon and a non-fish option — maybe chicken or ribeye? I’d say no to lamb and duck if you’re looking to choose something universally liked, and no to pork if you have anyone with religious dietary restrictions.
Post # 3
Oh gosh I want them all!
I picked salmon and steak for mine, and we had like 97% steak haha. I love duck and lamb too. Can you pick 3 proteins? I’d pick fish/duck/steak if so. Otherwise idk what I’d cut out!
Post # 4
I’d do salmon and chicken, mostly because before I went veg I LOVED salmon, and I hate the smell of red meats haha. That said, when I coordinate weddings, most guests choose the steak option. Logically speaking, I’d do salmon and steak.
Post # 5
Definitely include the ribeye as an option. It’s insane the % of people who choose steak when it’s a choice at a wedding, so that’s a sure people pleaser.
For the second I would go with the salmon. It’s a good option for people who don’t love meat.
Post # 6
I would avoid duck and lamb. Both are best served rare to medium and that can be off-putting to many. I’d also avoid salmon because it is a stronger flavored fish than the other two (I know lots of people who love fish generally, but not salmon).
I probably would go for the ribeye and either the halibut or snapper only because I tend to cook a lot of chicken (and some pork) at home and rarely cook fish or beef – those are usually reserved for meals out. But the pork would be nice in lieu of the beef as well.
Post # 7
Steak/rib eye sounds like a popular option. I’m hesitant to pick that because the venue coordinator said the chef rarely cooks beef in his kitchen (they only offer it as an option for weddings – I guess because it’s so popular).
Post # 8
If it were me, I’d definitely ask to get more details on the dishes, i.e. are any of them the venue’s signature dish? What sauces/accompaniments do they come with (those can be as polarizing as the protein itself)? Which do they think will best hold up in a catering setting?
I would imagine Chicken & Steak would be the most popular in general, but it also depends on your crowd. If it were me I’d personally pick one thing that you think people in your crowd would generally like (i.e. Ribeye) and something that excites you and your fiance.
Post # 9
I would go with the ribeye since it’s a crowd pleaser. For a fish, I would choose halibut because I think it tastes better than salmon and is easier to prepare correctly. I find that salmon is only tasty when you cook it rare. Otherwise, it’s extremely dry.
Post # 10
ukitali : chicken and rib eye. I think most meat eaters like those.
I know a lot of people who don’t like fish and/or specifically don’t like salmon.
Some people cannot have shellfish for religious reasons.
And some people cannot eat pork for religious reasons/culturual reasons.
So if you have a veggie/vegan option, they would be covered too I would think 🙂
Post # 11
Menu details in the photo below. Like I said, the place doesn’t have your usual wedding food (I had to look up half the things listed and I consider myself a foodie!)
Post # 12
ukitali : I would choose Salmon and Ribeye
Post # 13
I’d do ribeye as a people pleaser and halibut for myself because that dish sounds delicious!
Post # 14
I would want the Halibut!! But for a wedding, your safe bet is probably the chicken and the ribeye. (that summer fettuccini sounds like an amazing veggie option, by the way!)
Post # 15
This looks amazing! Out of curiousity, what vegan option are you doing?