(Closed) Rate my menu…Please!

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: On a scale of 1-10, what do you give my menu?
    1 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    2 : (0 votes)
    3 : (4 votes)
    4 %
    4 : (5 votes)
    6 %
    5 : (3 votes)
    3 %
    6 : (15 votes)
    17 %
    7 : (7 votes)
    8 %
    8 : (19 votes)
    21 %
    9 : (16 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    10!!  I can come to your wedding and have sweet potato casserole, mac & cheese, AND hash rounds??  Heaven!! 

    Post # 4
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Everything sounds yummy, but bringing it all together I’m wondering if theres enough options that have substance to them that would justify your tapas substituting a full meal.  I see you have beef and shrimp but what if people don’t eat either? I’d say a chicken dish would be nice to add. Also, maybe a pasta bar? That will fill people up a bit more I think.  I presonally am okay with a heavy hors dourves type of reception but  if I was doing that I would definitely have a carving station and a pasta station.  

    I’ll add im assuming the sliders and hot dogs are for the kids – I’d actually be eating those to full myself up. Just something to think about – maybe you could make sliders or chicken sliders an adult food too?

    Are you having open bar? If so, it’s important to keep people’s stomach’s full!

    Post # 5
    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    do you have any vegetarians? your veggie options don’t have any protein besides cheese

    Post # 6
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d be happy there, but if you have anyone who doesn’t eat meat or fish, they might feel a little underfed


    Post # 7
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m a picky eater and would have a hard time finding much I would eat off of that menu.  I would tend to want to eat a few things only but feel guilty about eating a lot of those particular things.  I would eat better off the kids food than the adults HOWEVER I would love the S’mores bar yum yum!

    Post # 8
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    What you have sounds very tasty, but I agree with PPs about adding another dish with a little more substance. Perhaps a heavy pasta salad would be a good choice

    Post # 9
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Evan2011:  +1 to everything you said.

    Post # 11
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i think you should add a fresh and roasted veggie tray or a salad station or something! there are no veggies that are not in dip form on the menu…

    Post # 12
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not a big fan of foods served in martini glasses; it’s clumsy for the guests to eat and clumsy to put on a plate and carry. They’re top-heavy so they’re more likely to topple over.  I know they LOOK great, but they are very difficult for the guests and the servers to manage. You may want to re-think the presentation on those.

    I’d also like to see a little more “fresh” on the menu. Not a veggie tray or salad. Something fun with fresh mushrooms, tiny stuffed peppers, gratinee tomatoes, something like that. The menu is very heavy on the heavy foods/comfort foods with no light foods to balance it out. 

    I’d also consider adding a couple more options just to round it out. As it is, it’s a good selection but as you noted, may be a little disjointed. A broader array will carry the international theme to its full potential.  Maybe a grilled chicken satay (which gives you an excuse to have a really fresh Thai-style dipping sauce with cucumbers) and a bruschetta with diced tomatoes or white beans/basil/balsamic and one more choice would bring it all together, plus get that “light and fresh” component that seems to be missing.

    ETA: I see that you’re already considering chicken parm and I’d say, add the chicken but pick a different preparation. Chicken parm is really heavy and if I had a tummy full of fried green tomatoes, chicken parm, and sweet potato casserole, I’d need a nap.

    Post # 13
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It all sounds yummy.

    Post # 14
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I honestly wouldn’t eat any of that, sorry.

    ETA- I also think the martini glasses are a bit much. I would like a plate. 

    Post # 15
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I wavered b/t a 6 and a 7 but voted a 6.  If you had a 6.5 I would give you that. 🙂

    The reason is b/c it just sounds a little above average to me.  If “10” was the best wedding food ever and “5” was average wedding food, then yours would be above average for sure.  Just not absolutely stellar because personally none of them made me say wow that sounds soooo good!  But they definitely all sounded more than ok.  I wouldn’t walk away complaining about the food!

    Post # 16
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I agree with some other posters who said a lot of the food is so heavy and that some more veggies should be added to round things out a bit more. 

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