(Closed) Need help with buffett menu!

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Have you thought about doing food stations? Or two different buffet menues set up on two different tables? I think it could be fun for people to try a bit of both, or be able to stick to what they know. And maybe some people will want to try something new. If Southern Aunt Margie is very used to southern food, maybe she wants to take an opportunity to go outside the box!

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Welcome to wedding bee! Is it an option to do 2 buffet stations? One with Greek and one with southern food? Maybe you can talk to both families and see if there is stuff that will mix weep together. Greek food has a lot of beef, chicken, lamb etc with different rubs and spices that might work. No idea if it would be good or not but what about BBQ chix gyros?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

are you looking for more traditional dishes or to blend the 2? how about greek salad, spinach phyllo pies, fish (my local greek place does this tasty grilled fish dish – i assume it’s authentic!) for the greek and sweet potato fries, pulled meat / dry rub bbq (so it’s not all saucy and overwhelming the greek things on the same plate!)..

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Maybe you could do Greek appetizers and Southern main dishes. Or you could have a southern BBQ for your rehearsal and Greek food at the reception. That way you cover both bases without mixing awkwardly!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

NYBride has some good ideas. If you did stations, you could do a shrimp and grits station, which is REAL Southern! Mini pork sliders are very popular lately and can be made high-end. I do love a Greek baked chicken, but I don’t know if I would pick that at a wedding. It’s so messy! I went to a birthday party for an 85 year old Greek man last month and they had a buffet. It has this fantastic shrimp pasta with feta, olives, tons of garlic and yummy sauteed shrimp with penne pasta. They also had a greek salad {chopped small like it’s supposed to be and already dressed}, stuffed grape leaves, roasted/grilled vegetables and mini steak kabobs. It wasn’t overly Greek, but you could taste the Greek influences. It was fantastic and I still have dreams about the shrimp pasta. 

Yummmm…off to find a snack!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would say stations!  You can mix and match different dishes and everyone eats what they want and as much as they want.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could also incorporate baklava (my FAVORITE!!!) as a take home favor or those little white cookie things with powdered sugar. Nom nom nom!!!

And this may be a bit more Lebanese than Greek but one of my favorite drinks is tea with rose water and pine nuts!

As far as the Southern/Greek mix menu go I think that the idea of a pasta station where the ingredients are there and guest can make their food as Greek or Southern as they are! You know have the basic pastas but have Greek mix ins like greek chicken, feta, olives, garlic etc and then have very southern mix-ins like bell peppers, crawfish, andouille sausage, etc.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

you’re going to have the BEST menu! there are so many good greek and southern foods! i’m not greek, but my yia yia used to make the BEST pastries and stuff and with mini apple cobblers for the southerners, you could do an awesome dessert spread! i would do one greek and one southern dish of each a protein, side, vegetable, and bread with a big greek salad.

greek- lemon fish, tomatoey rice, greek prepared green beans or potatoes, spinach pie

southern- fried chicken, mashed or sweet potatoes or mac n cheese, buttery corn, rolls 

YUM:)

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