Post # 1
I’d really appreciate any feedback on the menu we’ve chosen. We have 1 vegetarian, 1 guest with celiac disease, and 1 Hindu and 2 Muslims on our guest list and want to make sure they will all get enough to eat.
Have we picked any commonly disliked foods? What entree option would you choose? Would you be happy with the choices if you were a guest?
Thanks in advance!!
- Smoked Duck with Mango on dark rye
- Risotto Balls with Fontina Cheese (VEGETARIAN)
- Bison Meatballs with spicy Saskatoon Berry Sauce
- Creamy Lobster Salad on spoons
- Tuna Tartar in Sesame Cones
- Jicama and Papaya Salad Rolls with Peanut Sauce (VEGETARIAN)
- Minted Pea Soup with Creme Fraiche
- Butter Leaf Lettuce with Orange Segments and toasted Almonds and Poppyseed Dressing
- Spicy Dry Rub Grilled Ribeye
- croquette potatoes, buttered asparagus spears, glazed baby carrots
- Oven-roasted Cornish Game Hen
- croquette potatoes, buttered asparagus spears, glazed baby carrots
- Three Grain Risotto with Pan-roasted Shitake Mushrooms and Vanilla Hazelnut Foam
- Vanilla Cheesecake with Cashew Caramel Sauce
- Wedding Cake (Red Velvet with Buttercream frosting)
Post # 3
Whoops! Could a mod please move this to the “food” section? Sorry!
Post # 4
Your menu sounds delicious! As a very picky eater, the only things I would not go for are the seafood hors d’oeuvres (don’t eat seafood) and the pea soup. Everything else sounds awesome 🙂
Post # 5
I’m a very picky eater.
I’d be sitting out ALL the hors de ourves, and the soup. The second course salad looks yummy. Then the main course, I’d eat either of the meats, but none of the sides except the carrots. Potatoes and asparagus are both commonly disliked. Is there an option to put rice with one of the dishes?
Then I’d be back for wedding cake, but not cheesecake.
Post # 6
I think it’s fine, except you might have some issues with the pea soup. I’m a vegetarian so I would stay away from it because it likely has ham, but I’m not sure more people like it?
That’s the only thing you might want to think about changing.
Post # 7
I’m a picky eater in that I don’t eat what I consider to be “weird” food. Now I know my definition of “weird” is highly subjective. I tend to be very conservative with what I will eat as far as meat and cheese, but will eat most any fruits and vegetables.
That said, I’d skip most of the appetizers. I won’t eat duck, buffalo, lobster, or raw tuna. I’d be good with the vegetarian options though.
I’d be fine with both the soup and salad. I’ve never had minted pea soup, but I”d be happy to try it.
I’d pick the beef entree. I understand a steak. Love potatoes, asparagus (super yum!) and baby carrots. A cornish game hen would creep me out a bit and risotto feels more like a side dish.
I love the cakes! I’d probably want some of each!
Don’t take what I said the wrong way. I am picky and acknowledge it. But you have anough choices that even picky eaters will be able to find something they like. I’d be happy with what you have.
Post # 8
I think they look great. I’d eat most of the apps, but I’m lactose intolerant, so would have to stay away from the risotto balls and creamy lobster. Also, no soup for me!
I voted for the poultry option, but wouldn’t mind the beef option. If it were just risotto, I would not be able to eat, because it’s a dairy food.
But, I like it!
Post # 9
It all sounds delicious. There isn’t anything on your list that I wouldn’t try. I’m not a picky eater however. I don’t think that the potatoes, asparagus, and carrots are really out of the norm (at least I’ve had them at most weddings I’ve been to).
I do know that a lot of my friends and family despise pea soup (and a few bees too it seems!), so you might want to consider a different soup, though I would love it.
I didn’t expect so many people on here saying that they wouldn’t try your menu, it all sounds sooooo good to me.
Post # 10
I would eat all of it! It all sounds incredible. I’m not a picky eater at all, though.
Post # 11
I’m vegetarian, but not really a picky eater, so I think your menu looks deliscious! I would be happy to have all the vegetarian options. The only person I would be concerned about is your guest with celiac disease. I have a good friend who has it, and they have to be very very careful when eating food not prepared themselves. I’d maybe reach out to this guest or their spouse/parent/caregiver and share the menu with them, and also allow them to contact your chef/caterer if they desire. There are soo many things with hidden gluten like boullions, broths, sauces, dressings, etc. I think it’d be worth it to go the extra mile as a polite hostess to take special care of this particuliar guests menu.
Post # 12
I think the appetizers sound great, as well as the ribeye. The only thing I wouldn’t eat is the soup. I’m also not a cornish hen fan, either. I don’t like pea soup (and I love most soups!). I know many people who don’t like pea soup. Other than that, it sounds great. I don’t know about the veggie option, as I’ve actually never had risotto.
Post # 13
I can understand how hard it is to make sure a person with Celiac’s disease has food to eat. J’s mother was diagnosed a few years ago and she often is left out because 1) people don’t remember 2) people don’t realize that even the smallest thing that may contain gluten can make her extremely sick.
That being said:
- The cornish hen would be a good entree to pick. The reason I say this is because the rub on the ribeye MAY contain some sort of gluten. It also may not, but who is to tell unless you had access to the ingredients listed.
- Dessert won’t be an option for them because of the flour and any other ingredients that may be incorporated.
- The starters and first course choices are tricky as well. But it’ll be up to the to decide if they can eat anything.
I’m not saying this to discourage you in any way or trying to tell you how to plan your course. I’m just sharing some opinions and information because I’m not sure if you’ve dealt with planning meals with someone who has Celiac’s. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate PM’ing me. I’d love to help as much as I can.
Post # 14
i would make sure you tell your gluten-free guest ahead of time which apps are okay to eat…make sure to ask your caterer because you never know what might contain gluten.
also, can your venue provide sorbet as a dessert to them? that’s what mine is doing for my gluten-free and vegan guests.
Post # 15
Wow! Thanks for all the feedback, ladies! I’m glad most of you think most of the menu is doable!
@melisandescott: Ah! I can’t believe I forgot about lactose intolerance. At least one of the guests is LI.
Looks like the Pea Soup is going to have to be changed. I love pea soup, so I had no idea people didn’t, haha. Another safe option might be vegetable minestrone with basil pesto. What do you ladies think of a squash soup? Or a “creamy root vegetable soup with honey crisped walnuts”? It’s hard to find a tasty soup that is both veg AND lactose-free (which I don’t think those last 2 are).
Thanks for the extra advice re: celiac disease. I had no idea there was gluten in so many things! I will definitely talk to the caterer ahead of time and make sure there is enough for that guest to eat. Letting her know in advance what is okay to eat is a great idea too?
Any suggestions for appetizers that you’ve had that you liked? Perhaps beef meatballs instead of the bison? Would you ladies eat prosciutto-wrapped dates?
Post # 16
i’m vegetarian and your menu sounds delish!! on the soup, i LOVE peas so i’d be super psyched about the soup…but the other options you mentioned sound good too 🙂