(Closed) Strange Food!!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Can you give examples?  We had roasted chicken and prime rib with roasted potatoes and green beans. Pretty normal.  What do you consider crazy sounding foods?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m embracing it – to a point.  We’ll have some “normal” food (peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin) and some “interesting” food – beggar’s purse pasta filled with mushrooms and parmesan in a carrot juice reduction sauce. I know it sounds weird, but I had it at the tasting and it was amazing. And most of the vegetarians who are coming are more adventurous eaters, so I think they will all appreciate it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@wstonesifer707: Ok, that does sound a bit strange, but still delicious. 

Google might help.  I once was invited to a wedding where one of the food choices was “Chicken Oscar” and I needed to google it to find out I didn’t want to eat it.  “Mushroom Wellington” sounds like Beef Wellington with mushrooms instead of beef.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@wstonesifer707:

“Haricots verts” are just young, tender green beans. “basmati” is just a type of long grain rice, so “basmati lemon rice” is just a citrusy rice, nothing weird about that. “carrots vichy” is just a fancy name for glazed carrots.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

The only weird thing we had on our menu was parsnip and potato mash, and let me tell you, it was amazing!! I may have to make it myself sometime…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@wstonesifer707: All of that food sound awesome! I think it is more the names or descriptions that are weird not the food. This is what I got out of your list

The pear skewer sounds like fresh pears that have been marinated in some wine and spices… mmmm..

Wild mushroom strudel is wild mushrooms and goat cheese on a puff pastry with cranberry glaze.

Basmati Lemon rice is similar to white rice but a little sweeter and with lemon juice

Carrot Vichy is pretty much just poached carrots

The Seared Duck has a orange liquor glaze with green peppercorns

Herricot Vert is french green beans… I LOVE them!

Mushroom Wellington if I had to guess sounds like more mushrooms with puff pastry.

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

“Cabernet poached pear skewer” : sounds like a pear poached in Cabernet wine and then skewered.

“Wild mushroom strudel with spinach and goat cheese accompanied by cranberry citrus glaze”: sounds like mushroom, spinach, and goat cheese wrapped up in a strudel (pastry) with a cranberry citrus glaze.

 

“Seared duck wit cointreau green peppercorn glaze”: sounds like duck that’s been seared, served medium/rare with an orange liqueur (cointreau) and green peppercorn glaze.

Haricot Vert is a French green bean. Basmati is a type of long grain white rice. I don’t know the carrott preparation. Anything that’s a wellington is where it’s been wrapped in a pastry and baked, think Beef Wellington. It’s a way to prepare a tough meat with spices, etc., wrap it in a pastry shell to produce a tender meat. Very good!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Most of the caterers put fancy sounding dishes on their menu as it sounds better than just “roasted chicken” or “steak”. Probably some unconcious thing to convince people that it’s ok to spend so much cuz it’s fancy 😛

I can’t describe all of them, but the carrots vichy are just glazed boiled carrots and the haricot verts are green beans. The duck and the mushroom strudel sound great to me!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Many places just use the fancy/proper/enriched descriptions.  For the stuff you posted: 

“Cabernet poached pear skewer” = Pieces of pear that have been poached in wine on a stick

“Wild mushroom strudel with spinach and goat cheese accompanied by cranberry citrus glaze” = Likely mushrooms, spinach and goat cheese in phyllo dough (crispy layers) with a sauce that’s orange cranberry tasting and thick.

“Basmati lemon rice” = Basmati is a flavorful aromatic kind of rice, this will likely have lemon zest in it and juice.

“carrots vichy” – These are thinly slice carrots cooked over low heat with sugar and water, they get sort of caramelized.  Usually garnished with parsley

“Seared duck wit cointreau green peppercorn glaze” = The duck will have a orange pepper sauce on it, but thick like basted on

“Haricot vert” =  a kind of longer, thinner green bean, though most places just use ‘regular’ green beans

“Mushroom wellington”

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@wstonesifer707: Poached pears are pears simmered in a wine (cabernet) sauce. Sweet and quite delish.

Strudel is a pastry, so my guess is that one’s like a pot pie sort of thing, but with mushroom, spinach, goat cheese, and the “glaze” is a light sauce

Basmati is a type of rice so that one’s rice with a lemon flavor

Not sure about the carrots vichy.

The duck is well, duck meat. Seared is a quick cook over high heat. Cointreau is a liqour so that’s a pepper sauce made with liquor

haricot vert is a fancy name for green beans

Wellington is a preparation using puff pastry. Traditionally they use beef an pate but this one is basically a mushroom pastry.

It all sounds tasty! Sometimes they get a little crazy with the fancy food names but its nothing particularly crazy.

@mightywombat: That pasta sounds awesome.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

oops 🙂  Looks like we all came to help at the same time!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m having a “southern” wedding buffet so our meals are pretty normal.  We’re having a carving station with roast beef or turkey, a pasta station and a shrimp and grits station (maybe the weirdest thing, but not if you’re from the south)!

Most all the places we looked at in Savannah had shrimp and grits so it was a must.  But other than that most of the venues in that area weren’t too wild and crazy!

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