Post # 1
We are having steak (sirlion) as our entree (with fish) and we have to let your venue know what tempture we would like all the steaks cooked. I like my steak medium rare and my Fiance likes medium.
The question is do you think it would be okay to have the venue cook all the steaks med rare. I know there will be a few people that like their steak cooked med well to well done, but I also know a some would perfer rare. So my thought was, it would be better if the steak was undercooked then overcooked, that way if a guest really didn’t like it, they could send it back to have it recooked.
Bee’s out there that perfer their steak more on the well done side, would you be okay being served a med rare steak?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t eat it but I would also understand that you have to choose a temp and you can’t please everyone.
Post # 4
In my experience (with picky family members) people who typically eat well-done meat WILL NOT eat anything with pink in it.
I, on the other hand, prefer my beef bleeding raw (“just let it look at the oven in terror and bring it out to me”) but have never been known to refuse a piece of meat, even if it was overcooked.
Post # 5
Have them cook it med rare those that want it done more can have it cooked more. Also th way places do it is generally they par cook the steaks to rare earlier that day and then just before the steaks are served they are put in he oven to finish cooking.
Also if you order medium, you might get steaks that are closer to medwell, or well depending on how long they rest. If you get medrare, you’ll have steaks that are closer to rare, that can be cooked more If they want.
Sorry if this is rambly, I just did this for an event at work today, and that’s the best way to explain it
Eta: I am also a flip it twice and let it moo girl, but that being said, those that won’t eat because it’s not rare need to realize that its a free steak and gtf over it.
Post # 6
Ehhh… Not really big on the bleeding cow. I like my meat medium but I know way more people who eat well done food that flat out won’t eat undercooked food than people who like medium rare/rare steak that won’t eat a more done steak. I really think medium would be a safer choice.
Post # 7
I always order mine medium rare but I wouldn’t expect to get my preference at a wedding. I think your best bet would be to go medium. That way those who prefer medium rare would still eat it and those who like their meat a bit more done won’t be too far off. If you have dozens of people sending back their steaks to have them cooked more, that would be a pain for the kitchen.
We didn’t have to specify temperature with our steaks but somehow everyone got exactly what they liked. I think the waitstaff went around and asked as soon as the reception started but I’m not really sure since I opted for our chicken entree.
Post # 8
@imalittlebirdie: Thanks…I understand what you are saying..
Do you think I should put somewhere on the menu that it is cooked medium rare? An example sirlion cooked medium rare..to give them a heads up?
Post # 9
We are doing a dual plate, so everyone will get steak and fish. So there will be 125 steaks to cook.
Post # 10
Is steak the only meat choice offered? I ask because we are offering chicken, fish, OR steak and the venue told us what temp the steak will be at (we didnt get a choice) on the RSVP’s with the meal choices it will say the steak temp- so if people dont like that temp they can choose chicken or fish. Just a thought, not sure if it works in your situation.
Post # 11
@MattandKristin: We are doing a dual plate, so everyone will be served steak and fish.