(Closed) Menu opinions please! :)

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Ms_Pinoy:  I’m a vegetarian (well…I was for 10 years…now I am just a very picky somewhat meat eater that only eats dry chicken breast with no bones or grissle haha) and that would satisfy me…and I’m greek so I eat A LOT plus the remainders on my DH’s plate most of the time 😉 potatoes, salad and grilled veggies sounds good but if you wanted like a “feature” main for the vegetarians instead of it seeming all like sides, you could go for a stuffed portobello mushroom. I had that at a wedding once and it was SOOOO GOOOD! I have also worked at a lot of weddings doing waitressing and a lot of times for the vegetarians they do something like mushroom risotto or veggie lasagne…but if it is a buffett, it sounds good as it is cause the vegetarians can help themselves to as much as they want.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

I second adding one or two more vegetarian/vegan options. And adding in a romaine/iceburg salad. The portobello mushroom idea a PP suggested would be great if there wasn’t already mushrooms in the grilled veggies. Not entirely sure what dishes to suggest though- I’ll think on it and come back. (Btw, can you do a vegan pasta salad? All the ones I know of use mayo- maybe do one with a beet juice or vinegrette dressing instead to satisfy any vegans if you have them)

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Trust me. I was in hospitality and catering in my former career. Boneless chicken is the way to go. A good caterer will know how to prepare it so it doesn’t die out in the buffet. We consistently threw away a lot of bone-in chicken from buffets. People take one look and think “I really don’t want to get my fingers and my face all dirty.”

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Ms_Pinoy:  I’m a picky eater, with food allergies, and I would totally eat this menu….like all of it.  I agree about vegetarian options, but only if you have vegetarian guests (we won’t have any at our wedding).

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sounds delicious!!  I would maybe add some sort of pasta dish, like a cold pasta salad entree.  That way people who don’t want meat can have another option in addition to the veggies and garden salad. 

Post # 25
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5789 posts
Bee Keeper

It all sounds good to me and I see no need to really add anything else or make changes.

 Portobello’s are not a cheap addition and many people don’t eat mushrooms of any type, so unless you were getting a great deal on them as an option, I’d skip it. Same for the chicken. If they are well known for their bone in, I’m guessing there’s a reason for it. Bone in chicken is always more flavorful and juicy, and shouldn’t be a problem.

I think your guests will be very happy with your meal choices!

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Just in case you have vegetarians have a pasta dish of some sort and maybe some more veggies.  I’d be set though — I think your food sounds great.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I agree about a pasta salad, but otherwise your menu looks great!

When I saw that you’re in NY and you said that the company is known for their chicken quarters, it made me wonder if you are having Brooks cater your wedding. I have family in that area and I looooove stopping there. MMMM!

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

*mouth watering* The options look great!! I would eat pretty much everything you have on there, especially the maranatied grilled chicken and garlic potatoes…yummm! But I would suggest a few more Veggie options maybe….some tasty veggie burgers maybe? Oh and ice-cream in the dessert bar for the kids 😉

Post # 31
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Helper bee

vegetarian baked beans. i wouldnt choose another mushroom dish because you already have a veggie miix with them. i dont eat pork and i serve vegetarian beans all the time and no one knows the difference unless i say something. unless youre bacon obsessed and youre looking for chunks of ham hocks…

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