Main course options

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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
8256 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
282 posts
Helper bee

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
601 posts
Busy bee

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
5045 posts
Bee Keeper

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 # 8
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

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
2145 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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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 # 12
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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ukitali :  I would choose Salmon and Ribeye 

Post # 13
760 posts
Busy bee

I’d do ribeye as a people pleaser and halibut for myself because that dish sounds delicious! 

Post # 14
2623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
282 posts
Helper bee

This looks amazing! Out of curiousity, what vegan option are you doing?

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