Post # 1
We’re having a sit-down dinner with two adult entrees and one children’s entree. No problems with wording the beef entree or the children’s, just going with the wording from the reception venue…but their wording for the chicken entree just sounds odd to me and I’m not sure how to word it on the response card. Here’s what they have it worded as on the menu list the gave us: “Italian Chicken Cutlet”…the description of it on the menu describes it as “tender filets seasoned with Italian breading.” It is also served with a gravy over it, which is not noted. How can I word this on the response card? Mom and I have been over and over it…”Italian Chicken Filets”…”Italian Chicken Breast Filets”…”Italian Breaded Chicken Filets”…can you tell I like the word filet better than cutlet? I need advice, I know we aren’t having super-fancy meals, we can’t with 400 guests, but I want it to at least sound nice on the invitation. I also am a little worried that the Italian, which is referring to the breading, might lead some to think it could have a red sauce on it?
In case you’re wondering, the beef entree is “Top Round of Beef” and the children’s selection is “Chicken Fingers & French Fries”…not so classy but great for the 11 & Under crowd…one of my BMs asked if she could order it, too!
All thoughts would be appreciated!!
Post # 3
i honestly dont know if the guests will care too much about the wording, personally i would leave it the way it is or just add the word “breaded” so that they will be aware that it is breaded chicken rather than plain.. but other than that i wouldnt really worry about changing cutlet to filet, they can be used interchangeably but if u prefer filet then you can just use that
Post # 4
I agree…I think chicken breast or filet would sound better than cutlet! You could also use chicken supreme if you wanted to sound more “gourmet.” I like “Breast (or filet) of chicken with Italian breading” or “Chicken supreme with Italian breading.”
Post # 5
I feel like you should warn them about the gravy..
Post # 6
What about ‘Breaded Italian Chicken Filets with Gravy’?
Post # 7
I’m probably in the minority here, but I think a simple “beef” or “chicken” choice would suffice.
Post # 8
@Vegas Pug:we actually had considered generalizing but when we decided to add the children’s choice to the response card we felt we should actually list the entree names or some type of description to differentiate…
I can see the others’ points about mentioning the gravy, too, although then we should probably also add that the Top Round has au jus? ah…it just snowballs doesn’t it? Which is probably VP’s point with chicken or beef only!
I like the “Filets of Chicken..” idea, that one sounded good, too! I’m going to grab some sleep and hope all seems clearer in the morning! Thanks, ladies, good points to think about!!
Post # 9
@Vegas Pug: I’m with you. Simple chicken and beef will do.
If you do feel the need to provide details, I would just put Italian-breaded Chicken Breast and leave it at that. Unfortunately, not everyone will love every bit of their meal. And that’s okay, I am sure you’ll still have plenty of other great things to fill their bellies!