Post # 31
We are doing a “new england lobster bake” ) and if you do not want lobster you can have steak.
(the caterers are breaking the lobster up so it wont be so messey and putting them on the plate like the lobsters are still together)
My friends wedding had a baked potatoe station.
Post # 33
Short ribs, mushrooms, and cornbread. Done by a catering company in Southern California, but oh so very good. That wedding had 110 people and was pricey ($60k+) so I think the bride really splurged on food and it showed. She really limited her decor to make up for it.
I’ve also been to a few very pricey weddings where they were shooting for top of the line food (filet, shrimp cocktail, salmon, lamb) and I honestly don’t even remember the food that much. As long as I have enough to eat and everything is the right temperature, I’m happy. I also think it can be hard to cook very good food for a crowd of 200 or 300 people, for what it’s worth.
In Weddingbee land, I think brides put a lot of pressure on themselves to have the best. wedding. food. ever. If that’s what you want go for it, but like I said, i think it’s really hard and the price difference between great and fantatic isn’t always worth it.
Post # 34
We’ve been to plenty golf course/hotel where it’s been meh. For our wedding we avoided that and did a local well known catering company that owns the venue and it was pretty good. I admit serving for a large group, quality starts going down.
My most memorable wedding meal was 45 attendee destination wedding in Oahu Hawaii, it was outdoors and a local poke restaurant catered. It was really good and he was also grilling fresh oysters. I think he was on an episode of Diners, Drive ins, and Dives.
Post # 35
At my uncle’s wedding they served the most amazing chicken cordon bleu I have ever tasted with complimentary sides like potatos and roasted veggies. Though it’s not exactly different, it tasted delicious and was probably the best wedding meal I’ve ever tasted. I also learned it was $200 a head 😡
Post # 36
Juicy most steak cuts with roasted potatoes. I’ve been to BBQ, yum! Pasta and Mexican food (legit Mexican food).
You’ll know what to pick when you go to your tasting! Mmmmm. Best part odd wedding planning!
Post # 37
Your menu sounds really good! I can never remember what I eat at weddings but I know I’ve never had a bad meal at one. I think I normally end up with chicken.
We served a cured salmon entree and while we knew it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, WE loved it and wanted it. It was so delicious and definitely the stand-out dish of any wedding food I’ve had. I’m sure a few of our guests didn’t eat it but we had heaps of other food (appetisers and alternating chicken/beef for mains, salads/bread) so no one went hungry or anything.
Post # 38
The best entree was at my own wedding – it was only pumpkin soup but they somehow made it AMAZING! I literally had people who don’t normally even like pumpkin asking me if I had the recipe.
The best main was at another wedding and it was a very traditional one – steak with mushroom sauce. But I LOVE mushroom sauce and the steak was eye fillet and perfectly cooked to be meltingly tender. I’m certainly not against more unusual choices but whether traditional or not it all comes down to how well it is cooked.
I haven’t actually had great desserts at the weddings I’ve been to. The best was probably mine, which was custard tart, and it was quite nice but didn’t knock it out of the park.
I think your choices sound great – from what you say they are a bit unusual for your area but in other places they would be very normal and I would think they would have a wide appeal. I mean it’s chicken, pork and pasta, it’s not like you’re serving haggis and fried grasshoppers!
Post # 39
Best food I ever had at a wedding was BBQ from a local, non-chain restaurant. It was literally the best BBQ I’d ever had in my life – melt in your mouth brisket, fork tender sausage, and the most amazing jalapeno cheese bread (among other sides). I got THIRDS! Also, the bride told me it was only $12/pp, so super affordable. I was thoroughly impressed!
Post # 40
We had three options for our dinner portion of the menu, and the Chilean sea bass marinated in miso was the BEST. Ever. Yum!
Post # 41
we had fire oven pizza at my wedding.. that was pretty swell.
aside from that i’ve never had any particularly good food at weddings.. not particularly bad either.. just. Food.
Post # 42
Best food was at a Polish restaurant and banquet hall. The food was served family style and it was amazing! Dill soup, keilbasa, pierogis…my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Post # 43
The only two weddings I’ve been to with food that wasn’t somewhere between “meh” and flat-out bad: a brunch buffet featuring apple-stuffed French toast, and a barbecue buffet. I assume banquet catering is meant to be unremarkable for some reason I don’t understand; it’s always just fine and then I forget it an hour later.