- 5 years ago
This is the menu we selected for our cocktail hour and reception:
Cocktail hour: Passed apps: meatloaf shooter, mini chicken and waffles, and bacon wrapped scallops. Also, we will have an antipasto display, which the menu describes as “Lavish display of roman artichokes, asparagus, portabella mushrooms, balsamic marinated onions, pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, assorted cheeses, salami, capicola & mortadella with artisan breads with EVOO.”
For the reception we will have three active food stations:
#1. Shrimp and Grits (gluten free and can also be made vegetarian if guests choose to not include shrimp); station does not include a side
#2. Pecan encrusted chicken. For the side, we selected parmesan risotto (one of my favorite things from the tasting)
#3. Braised short beef ribs. For the side, we selected mac & cheese (both one of my FI’s favorite thigns from the tasting)
I didn’t select any vegetable sides because (a). at the tasting, they were all very basic (the options were basically steamed carrots and brocolli or collard greens, etc.) and I thought the guests would much rather have mac & cheese and/or risotto and (b). the cocktail hour display seemed to give guests the option of having vegetables if they’d prefer and (c). I am someone who LOVES veggies and eats them on a very regular basis and even I skip them at weddings and events like this in favor of something more “substantial” if I will be drinking a bit. So, this menu seemed like the best option to me.
However, the caterer sent back our menu with the note that it is very “starch heavy” and suggested we may want to think about adding a vegetable option.
I don’t think anyone will miss not having a bland plate of vegetables. As a guest, would you? Should I swap out one of the sides for a veggie? I’m not sure how long the antipasto display will be out, for the record.
I’d love all opinions about what you would think of this menu as a guest. Thanks!