(Closed) Too many starches? Menu opinions needed !

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: How is this menu?
    It's great, leave it as it is! : (18 votes)
    67 %
    Take out one appetizer, leave the rest : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Take out one starch, leave the rest : (6 votes)
    22 %
    Take out one appetizer & one starch : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    You can’t really have too much food. This sounds like a well balanced menu to me. Unless cost is an issue I say leave it as is.

    Post # 4
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    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would take out the roasted red potatoes, but leave everything else.

    Post # 5
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    6210 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I would probably switch out the potato for a veggie. Between the sweet potato& taro salad, the rice, and the potatoes, it’s pretty much all meat and starch. Maybe you could get some spinach or something?

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    if youre going to get rid of anything i would choose the seafood station. But I an partial and would eat carbs all day long and never touch the seafood

    Otherwise, I think the menu is great, there is quite a bit to choose from.

    is cost an issue?

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s a fine quantity, not overdoing it. I’d switch at least one sweet item for a savory though; to me, with all the tamarind, guava, pineapple etc flavors, your apps and mains are a bit too “sweet-heavy”. I like fruit salad after dinner, not on it. Totally get that it’s Hawai’i and they cook with a lot of fruits there, but changing 1 dish would give a better balance In My Humble Opinion.

    i’d also do something more interesting with the rice— steamed white rice looks boring on a buffet– and maybe trade the potato salad for another dish (perhaps a quinoa salad? not sure if it fits the theme) as you don’t need two potato dishes.

    so not too much food, and really not too much starch, just not the balance I’d pick.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @sharkchomp:  I think it looks great as is, I would leave in roasted potatoes as I love them 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think it looks great as is, BUT if you feel better making a decision, I’d replace one starch with a veggie in the dinner buffet. I’m a huge carb fan but having more greens can be lighter for the guests so they can fill up on dessert 🙂 Maybe replace the taro salad unless your guests are big fans of taro.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think you should definately leave the potatoes, I wouldn’t want a carving station or ribs without potatoes.

    I’d probably take out the pineapple and possibly change the potato salad to a different veg or a green salad.

    I think 3 appetizers is perfect.

    If it was my wedding I wouldn’t have both a carving station and a seafood station.

    Just my thoughts! Food sounds great though 🙂

    Post # 12
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    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think you should leave as is. Remember that people will be drinking

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’d take out the rice, add a veggie and remove the seafood station. Sounds like way too much stuff- they always try to get you to add more, which can leave a lot of waste at the end! just imho:)

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