Post # 1
Hi, everyone! My fiancé and I are getting married in October, which is creeping up on us, and we’re having troubke deciding our reception menu! The wedding venue is a park, so very casual and intimate, and we’re trying to narrow our three meats down to two!
Roasted Beef Tenderloin
We start by hand trimming & cleaning a beef tenderloin, infused with a multitude of different flavor undertones, seared & roasted to perfection, and carved to order.
Apple Butter BBQ Chops
Tender Indiana pork chops, bone in, wood grilled & glazed with our peach infused BBQ sauce, on a bed of fresh apple butter, topped with a grilled peach segment.
Grilled chicken breast, over a bed of herbed capelliniwith a dollop of marinara, basil pesto, and warmed Chevre.
We have at least one guest who doesn’t eat mammals, so the chicken is an option for her and whoever else is wanting that, but we’re having trouble deciding between the pork and beef.
Post # 2
I think more people would like beef and chicken, but that pork dish sounds soooo good so I’d go for pork and chicken!
Post # 3
While I’d pick the pork over the beef, I think that beef is a safer option. A lot of people don’t eat pork even if they do eat meat.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2021 - British Columbia, Canada
Agree with PP’s – I don’t eat much meat but dang that pork sounds good! I’d choose it over the beef for sure, but beef is usually the safer option. Are you having a spot on the RSVP for the guests to choose their plates or is it buffet style? I would maybe check with some family members and friends that have been invited to gather their thoughts – they may be able to provide some insight as to if there are more than a few who do not eat pork.
Post # 5
Do you have a vegetarian option?
id pick beef and pork and your friend who only eats poultry can have the vegetarian option.
Post # 6
Are you sure you don’t have any vegetarian guests? I’m a little confused about your guest who “doesn’t eat mammals” but is OK with eating chicken. I’m only asking because apparently some people think chicken counts as a vegetarian option.
Post # 7
Oops, I should’ve mentioned that we do have a vegetarian option. Three guests RSVP’d vegetarian, so our caterer offered to make the veggie option for those guests without charging us for that entrée in our menu package. ☺ Those guests are getting eggplant parmesan.
The one other guest I mentioned for chicken is not vegetarian, but chooses not to eat mammals. She eats fish, chicken, and other fowl.
Oh, and first course is plated, but buffet after that! So people can get whatever seconds, thirds, and so on that they want of our menu options.
Post # 8
murriage : just a note that parmesan cheese isn’t actually vegetarian because of the way it’s made (with calf renet).
Post # 9
newgreenbee : Yep! Ive been vegan and vegetarian at various moments in my life, and the veggie dish is actually vegan, so the cheese will be vegetarian safe as well as vegan safe! Two of the veggie guests are former vegans, so I played it safe there. Our caterer also dated a vegan for a few years, so he’s knowledgeable about all those iffy things.
Post # 11
I’d go chicken and beef. Or pork and beef and give your friend the veggie option.
Post # 12
The pork and chicken sound delicious. Maybe the beef is good, but the description isn’t very specific, so I can’t tell what the flavors would be.
Post # 13
I have a lot of family who won’t eat red meat or are vegetarian so I think chicken is definitely the way to go. Pork can be hit or miss so I think beef is probably a safer option.
Post # 14
Ooooooof the pork sounds heavenly but I’d play it safe with chicken and beef
Post # 15
Apple butter is a love-it-or-hate-it ingredient, so I’d pick the beef because more people would be likely to actually eat it.