- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
We are narrowing down our menu options with our caterer and I thought it would be worth getting some second opinions, in case there was something we were missing.
We were going to have four stations, but decided it would be easier to narrow it down to two: broadly Asian and European, or “East” and “West”.
What do you think of this menu? (By the way, we’d be making about 1/3 of the dishes ourselves, which is why it’s not the most complicated food ever.)
Beef mussaman and vegetable curry
Chicken satay sticks
Pulled pork with Chinese five spice jus
Sizzling chilli and garlic prawns
Thai fish cakes
Tofu and mushroom spring rolls
Vegetables in cocounut milk
Steamed green vegetables
Vietnamese coleslaw (vegetarian)
Herb-crusted lamb shoulder
Chicken tagine with preserved lemons and olives
Oven-baked barramundi with garlic butter
Caramelised leek and gruyere tartlets
Couscous with apricots and almonds
Baby spinach salad with roasted root vegetables and feta
Rocket/arugula salad with pear and parmesan
The main concerns I have is that, while all the itens on the Asian side go with each other, the European dishes are a bit more scattered, being a mixture of Italian, Moroccan and vaguely French. I guess finding a couscous flavour that would go with all the other menu items would help.
And maybe the two Italian dishes (lasagne/parmigiana) are two similar – even though that’s kind of unavoidable as I’m making those, and I’m limited to things that can be made in advance.
Also perhaps we need a few more kid-friendly options – though that’s really who the lasagne is for, plus the relatively plain lamb dish. Some of the kids would also eat the satay sticks as well.
Also, we have quite a few vegetarians attending – if you are vegie, would you be happy with those selections?
Thanks in advance!