Post # 1
I had my tasting today and I am so torn! Originally my Fiance and I were going to go with 2 entree choices but at our venue it would cost over a grand to have 2 entree options rather than having just a set one entree option. The other issue is the cost for printing name cards (another expense). Our budget is not huge and so I would like to keep cost down and choose one entree choice.
We tasted 4 entree options. I am torn between 2.
A miso seabass (served with bok choy and rice) and
a flat iron steak (served with a stuffed tamatoe and potatoes au gratin).
Without tasting I would like to know which people would prefer. I absolutely loved the tast of the flat iron but also the seabass. My Fiance, Mom and my future Mother-In-Law loved loved the seabass but I am hesistant because I am not sure everyone loves fish and to be honestly I am a HUGE red meat fan but I also know not everyone eat red meat. It’s a wedding in July and a pretty formal affair.
Any thoughts? If you had to choose what would you do? Should I splurge for the extra grand (this means no videographer)
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I would pick the steak to eat, and as the meal to serve. If I was only going to offer one thing to a crowd drinking alcohol, it would NOT be fish.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure
If… If I had to pick for guests, I’d say beef. Less chance of allergies, maybe…
Post # 6
I would pick the steak. While I love sea bass, many people don’t like fish and some can’t even tolerate the smell of it.
Post # 7
I love sea bass and would prefer it over steak but i think most people would prefer the steak. If I had to choose for my own wedding I’d go with steak.
Post # 8
KonaSensation: I would choose neither, but I’m a vegetarian. However, if you had to choose one or the other, the beef seems like a safer choice to please a crowd.
Post # 9
The beef would make me ill so fish would be the default. Do you have people with dietary issues? If so then it would polite to splurge on two options so they can eat. I would be pretty miffed going to a wedding and not being able to eat what is offered, and would most likely leave to eat.
Post # 10
I would choose beef of those two. However I have many friends who don’t eat red meat or fish or are vegetarian. I would stronly consider offering an alternative.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2016 - Terazza at CCG
As a servsafe certified cook, I would say beef is the better choice as with fish there is a higher possiblity of food poisoning or allergy. In my own personal opinion though, I would still say beef. Most people will eat beef without complaint, but not everyone likes fish.
Post # 12
Beef. I’m with PPs in that I know a lot of people that don’t eat beef or fish. Was there not a good chicken option?
Post # 13
I’d go with beef and hire the videographer
Post # 14
Is there a chicken option? Fish and red meat tend to be polarizing, but almost everyone will eat chicken.
Post # 15
I hate fish, so I would be annoyed (and hungry) if that was my only option at a wedding. Agree with PP who asked about a chicken option. I would like beef but a lot of people don’t eat red meat. Only fish or only beef aren’t really good choices.