(Closed) Menu help (totally lost)

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which two mains?
    beef and fish : (20 votes)
    26 %
    beef and lamb : (0 votes)
    beef and chicken : (28 votes)
    36 %
    beef and veg risotto : (12 votes)
    15 %
    lamb and chicken : (6 votes)
    8 %
    lamb and fish : (7 votes)
    9 %
    lamb and veg risotto : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other (explain below) : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
    227 posts
    Helper bee

    I would say all are great options, but the beef seems a bit more traditional, and if you have been to many weddings that do a traditional beef or chicken dish, or to upscale restaurants, the beef with a red wine sauce is often the main choice. In this case, you probably already know what your beef option will taste like. Not to say this is a bad thing. It is still a delicious option, but not quite so unique and possibly a little forgettable, unless you know the catering is OUTSTANDING for their beef.

    Your chicken option sounds different and delicious, and any of your other options are not so common and sound delicious as well. You really can’t go wrong with anything.

    I voted for the lamb and chicken. They sound really good, and I would be happy with either option if I were attending the wedding. 

    Post # 5
    295 posts
    Helper bee

    I tried voting for just the fish and lamb. The reason why is because it different. Every wedding seems to do chicken and beef. If me and my SO decides to do big event I plan on severing just two dishes: fish and pasta. That’s it. If some the guest don’t like it then to bad there will be cheesecake for dessert. I want something that different but nice.

    Post # 6
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would eat any of that apart from the fish! I think fish is a bit risky when it’s alternate drop rather than guests choosing from a menu so I would recommend not having fish as an option…I think the lamb sounds amazing and in Australia you would expect that mosts guests would eat lamb so that would be a safe choice too. 

    So I think either Beef and Chicken or Lamb and Chicken. If the horseradish flavour in the potatoe puree is quite strong I would go Lamb then as I’d be unsure how many people would enjoy horseradish these days.

    Post # 7
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    I said other, I would eat the chicken and fish. Usually I say go for a chicken/beef combo but beef cheek weirds me out.

    Post # 8
    1522 posts
    Bumble bee

    Definitely lamb needs to b somewhere! It’s very formal and delish when made correctly

    Post # 9
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I voted for beef and fish..There are a lot of people who love seafood..and chicken seems  plain to me….The only thing is..I would’ve switched salmon for seabass or halibut if possible..

    Post # 10
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee

    That fish option made my mouth water ! 🙂

    Post # 11
    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @aussiebride26:  I tend to be picky, and I like the beef and chicken options. (sorry, I can not vote for some reason)

    Post # 12
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    So a vegetarian gets to pick their meal but for everyone else it’s just luck of the draw depenind on where they sit?  That’s weird to me, is this a common thing?  I would eat any of them, but I  guess chicken and beef are the “safest” if people are randomly assigned what they will eat.  People will probably still be swapping with their table mates so I don’t get what the point of not letting them choose is.  (I’m assuming this is a requirement of the caterer to have alternating plates?)

    Post # 13
    967 posts
    Busy bee

    Chicken, and veg risotto.  I know many people who don’t eat fish, many other people who don’t eat lamb, chicken is always a safe bet, and the veg risotto sounds SO GOOD!  As a meat-eater, I would definitely want the risotto.

    Post # 14
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @aussiebride26:  i originally thought beef and chicken, but then once i read the descriptions I chose beef and fish. While I think moroccan chicken sounds amazing, it’s not as “traditional” so it could throw some people. I’m the same as you.. I eat anything, and just don’t understand picky eaters


    Post # 15
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @pixiecat:  Alternate drop is quite common in many parts of Australia. It works well when both plates are equally appetizing, and people at the same table often switch. Until fairly recently, guests in North America (and I’m guessing Europe as well) ate what they were served, with no choice ahead of time. Alternate drop is a way of having a little flexibility, but it’s easier on the caterers and on the host’s wallet!

    OP, since you’ve already provided for vegetarians (and hopefully anyone with allergies), I would go with the lamb and chicken, although I don’t have a good reason for picking lamb over the beef.

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