(Closed) So my food tasting sucked… : (

posted 8 years ago in August 2010
  • poll: What should we do?
    Have fish and chicken, no beef : (13 votes)
    59 %
    Get London Broil (but we can't do a tasting of it) : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Explain what we didn't like and hope the filet will be better at the wedding. : (7 votes)
    32 %
    Cancel Wedding j/k : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Ugh!  I think that you may want to reconsider this venue…I think it’s pretty ridiculous that the only thing that tasted great or okay was the chicken.  I wouldn’t take a chance on the beef…

    Post # 5
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would stick with the filet as an option.  I think they should VERY easily be able to come up with another sauce for the filet.  And if not, just skip the sauce.  If filet it cooked well it doesn’t really need much.

    Post # 6
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    That stinks!! I like the option where you explain to them what you didn’t like & then go for another food testing. Do they have a restaurant or something where you can do & try some of the other food they offer – like a regular menu?

    Off topic – when I read your post title I said “ohh noo!” but I guess I said it like the guy from Family Guy because my office mates are HYSTERICALLY laughing at me right now.  LOL  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rks-Cr3Fr_k

    Post # 7
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Oh no, so sorry!  That is a disappointment for sure.  I definitely think you should go back, ask for at least a different sauce for the beef.  I don’t know much about beef, so maybe there’s a different cut of beef they can do instead too.  To make sure it isn’t cooked too well?  I don’t know, I’m a vegetarian!  But I do think you should stick with the chicken!  And don’t even bother trying a new prawn dish, sounds like they don’t clean it well enough- yuck!  I just think if you offer a beef, chicken and a vegetarian meal to choose frommost guests are pleased.

    Post # 8
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I agree with keeping the chicken that you liked, and the steak.  Maybe go back in for another tasting with just steak, and a variety of sauces.  Then you can find one that’s perfect. 

    Definitely skip the seafood though.

    Post # 9
    272 posts
    Helper bee

    I was under the impression that beef is one of the hardest things to cater properly because of the tendency to have it be under- or over-done.  So, if they screw it up at the tasting, they will certainly screw it up when doing it on a larger scale.  You don’t need a beef option.  I would stick with what was palatable, because I’d rather have good chicken than crappy beef.

    Post # 10
    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t think you NEED the beef. Most people like chicken. Could you do another tasting with the beef or another seafood dish?

    Post # 12
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Maybe instead of filet try like a short rib – cooks tend to cook that SO much better. it’s an easier piece of meat to have turn out correctly, I think. Though Fiance is our family chef. I definitely think you should have another tasting.

    Post # 13
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I can definitely commiserate.  The food at our venue did not match my expectations – but, there were some dishes that they did really well (we went to 2 huge food tastings where we could sample a ton of stuff and will have a final tasting with our selected dishes).

    That said – I’d ask the catering manager and/or chef what their speciality is.  I’d also be very vocal about your concerns with the beef dish.

    As for if beef is necessary – I definitely wanted to do a beef dish – but everything I tasted was so underwhelming that I’m doing chicken/fish/vegetarian.  Not the menu I envisioned, but I think it will work!

    Post # 14
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i have to ask- how did it turn out for you?

    im in the midst of planning my menu and im horrified that this will happen to me!

    hope your wedding was wonderful 🙂

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