Post # 1
How would you feel about having lamb at a reception?
Fiance and I want to do something a little different for our reception dinner. We don’t want to go the standard steak/chicken and potatoes for dinner, but we still want our guests to enjoy the food.
We are planning on serving family style and want to do a twist on traditional gyros. Our plan (right now) is to have lamb and chicken souvlaki (like shish kabobs) on a platter. Some would be heavy on the lamb, some on the chicken. Grilled veggies, pitas, and tzatsiki so people could make their own gyros or eat it deconstructed if they want. We are also having mashed potatoes and sweet corn (a little bit random, but whatever). We are also planning on having falafel for vegetarian and vegan guests. There will also be salad and rolls for a first course.
Fiance and I were excited, but when we talked to my parents, they were very hesitant about the lamb. So I want to ask the hive: would you eat the lamb? Why or why not? Any other suggestions or advice?
Post # 3
I like lamb, so I’d eat it. I know a lot of people who aren’t so into it though. That might not be the best option for a crowd pleaser. It goes nicely with your menu though. Tough one!
Post # 4
This is souvlaki:
We are also having hour devours during cocktail hour: fried cheese curds, bacon wrapped jalapenos, cheese and meat platter, veggie tray with dips and hummus, soft pretzels and cheese.
Post # 4
I have seen lamb that looks so good, even had a leg in the freezer to cook. But for some reason I just can’t do it. Almost everybody else I do know though does eat lamb in Gyros. I think with your options, it should be good!
Post # 5
I don’t like lamb, but i LOVE falafel. So with the chicken, falafel, and all the other sides I would be perfectly happy. Lamb isn’t a favorite with my family and friends, but if it is in yours then go for it! I love weddings that have options besides the usual chicken/beef 🙂
Post # 6
I think it sounds iike a great menu. For what it’s worth, I like lamb especially in gyros. I think you should just offer the chicken or lamb as the two options. If people want a mixed plate, you could have that as an option too.
Post # 6
Nope, I wouldn’t touch it, sorry no thanks.
Post # 7
I LOVE lamb. That menu sounds delicious.
Post # 8
@Crabbabs: Stop it! You’re making me hungry!
Post # 9
no but only because I am a vegetarian. if I ate meat, sure I would try it…
Post # 10
I personally am not a big lamb fan. But if you’ll have other options for guests, I think it would be okay.
Post # 11
I would eat it but I know a majority of my guests wouldn’t eat it if it they knew what it was.
Post # 12
Oh god that sounds like HEAVEN! Can I come to your wedding?
I some people may be slightly adverse to the lamb, but if you provide chicken as well as a veggie option I can’t see it being a problem. And hey – maybe they’ll try lamb and LOVE it 🙂
Post # 13
@Mrs.Mittens: Our chef said that most people might not even notice that it is lamb. I’m not sure if we are doing menus and I don’t want to “trick” our guests into eating it, but I would like to encourage them to expand their horizons. The people I know who say they don’t like lamb have never tried it.
Post # 14
@Crabbabs: Lamb is awesome (especially in your tummy!!).
But, it is an aquired taste…