(Closed) Our menu too "starch heavy?" What do you think?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t miss the vegetables, lol. Maybe you’re health conscious guests will though. Could you add a veggie side rather than taking something away from dinner?

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It all sounds good to me. Honestly when I’m at a party or reception of any kind I don’t tend to create a “well rounded” plate. If I have three kinds of carbs on my plate so be it. Could you see about having a large bowl of salad or something easy just in case people do want a vegetable? 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I skip veggies if I can at weddings as they are normally over cooked and bland when mass cooked! I think your menu sounds really nice if just be careful how many vegetarians you have as they might be limited on their options (and vegans more so) if you have veggies who will be annoyed at the lack of choice perhaps special order them something. 

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Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I did this same thing for our menu!

Initially we had picked out a steamed veggie side and roasted potatoes, but after tasting the veggies they were super basic and not very good. So my husband was super surprised when I said I wanted to switch it to rice pilaf and have two startches (i’m a super healthy veggie eater too.) We had veggies as one of our apps and we had a green salad. I didnt hear any complaints about the food and heard the most compliments about the sides! So I say go for it. People will be drinking and will need those starches! =)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wouldn’t miss the vegetables either! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Your menu sounds good but personally, I would prefer a side salad or a vegetable to balance out the meal a bit better. I tend to be a healthy eater though. I would swap out the risotto since you both like the mac and cheese. 

Obviously I’m in the minority here though!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It’s not a normal day, it’s a party!!!  And I want risotto and mac and cheese now!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Your menu sounds really good, but I would try to add a veggie side or a salad. A fresh vegetable of some kind will help balance out all of the heavy food that you’re planning.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would want a simple veggie like green beans or a salad TBH.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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bananastand:  The menu sounds great, but if I were a guest a green salad of some sort would be appreciated.  Not sure if that’s even an option, though.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I wouldn’t miss it, not a fan of mediocre veggies. Is there any possibility of adding a green salad maybe? 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

My first thoughts when reading through your menu (before the rest of the post): That sounds GREAT! …but it needs veggies.

Can you incorporate a crudite? That should faily inexpensive to add and is pretty much impossible to mess up. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I don’t think it is too starchy as you have a lot of protein due to the meat etc, but yes-as a vegetarian I would honestly not know what to eat at the reception. The cocktail hour sounds good but I think you need at least an option without meat or fish for the reception as well…unless you know that all your guests are meat eaters;) btw: I guess you are from the south cause I never see any of those options here (not saying they are bad choices, just totally different from what I have seen here;))

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

Another vote for a salad with an oil/vinegar dressing, or another vegetable dish… something to brighten up the meal. I think food tastes better when the flavors play off eachother with some contrast. Could you ask them to roast or grill some vegetables? Steamed vegetables are good too if they are served piping hot. Also, a squeeze of lemon can do a lot to liven up vegetables. Asparagus would go well with both the braised short ribs, and the pecan chicken…

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