Post # 1
MOB says it’s too plain, and should be special since it’s a one day thing. But, we have to feed 80 people, and we’re worried that if we do something upscale, a lot of people won’t eat it, and we’ll be stuck with excess food waste, and the bill.
Cheese and crackers tray
Fruit tray with multiple dips
Dip duo of palmetto cheese, and a spinach artichoke dip w/assorted breads and chips
Dominican empanadas with spicy aioli will be passed around
Pan roasted chicken breast and thighs (jerk season) (think pollo guisado)
Rosemary crusted pork loin
Southern green beans with ham
Pan fried corn
Honey baby carrots
Red beans and rice
4 cheese baked Mac & cheese
Mashed plantains (mangu)
Tarts (pecan & apple)
As you can see, there’s a blend of southern and Hispanic food. I’m redneck, bride is Dominican. We went this way because we wanted everyone happy.
What do you think? Any changes that might elevate, but everyone or at least most will like?
Post # 2
mmgroom : I think it sounds incredible! Do you have any vegetarians? That’s the only thing I might worry about. If the red beans & rice are vegetarian and not super salty, that could possibly work as a “main” but might be worthwhile to think about alternatives. I would not call this menu plain at all.
Post # 3
mmgroom : Could you include mangú in the menu?
Post # 4
Daisy_Mae : As far as we know, we have no vegetarians. WellW know for sure once the RSVP get back, and we have an eggplant lasagna on the back burner for just that.
That’s what I thought, but you know it happens. I’m thinking to just implementing a No Pay, No Say time, because she’s getting into us about everything she wants, and it’s not her day.
Post # 5
claroquesi : mangu is there, the mashed plantains. Just called it that to help everyone understand.
Post # 6
Good Grief it’s a DELIGHTFUL, WONDERFUL menu! If MOB thinks it’s too plain she can fork up the coins and add something, but DON’T let her con you into feeling second rate for what you’ve chosen.
Send an invite to ME, PLEASE. I bet your plan and your wedding will be PERFECT!
Post # 7
mmgroom : Didn’t notice, sorry! I’d eat all the mangú in the world, and am sure your guests will love it too. Oh, and for the most courageous of your guests, maybe a shot of Mama Juana?
Post # 8
Dounds delicuous. But it appears your apps involve a lot of dips, which could be a nightmare with 80 people trying to get to them at once.
Post # 9
I would eat everything on this list, twice, and then ask for a doggy bag for leftovers. It’s one of the most appealing reception menus I’ve ever seen.
Change nothing and invite me please. Seriously. I give great gifts.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2021 - British Columbia, Canada
That sounds amazing! If you and your bride are happy with it, who cares what anyone else thinks? It sounds like your guests will have an amazing time and will be very pleasantly stuffed at the end 🙂 You’ve done an awesome job of blending dishes together – as someone who’s eaten plenty of both, I think what you’ve chosen will work extremely well together.
Post # 12
I think having so many dips is hard because they’ll go fast or there will be crowds of people trying to get them – that’s why passed apps are usually much easier.
The menu doesn’t fit my taste, but if it’s what YOU want for YOUR wedding, then I say go for it!
Post # 15
That menu looks DELICIOUS and anything but plain.