Post # 31
As a meat eater, I prefer my vegetarian meals to be something “normal” sounding, like pasta, pizza, salad, some soups (but not the soup you listed), stir fry, etc. I hate mushrooms and tofu so I don’t like when meat is replaced with something like that. I would probably go hungry at your wedding :/
Post # 32
OP said that in the UK it’s standard to be given a meal that the B&G choose rather than options. So, if they’re only offering one meal, I would assume it wouldn’t be meat. Also, in regards to you offering vegan meals to your vegan friends, I think it’s different the other way around. If someone chooses to eat vegetarian or vegan for reasons other than diet, like animal rights, I wouldn’t expect them to supply meat. When a meat eater offers vegetarian food, it’s not like they’re against vegetarian food- they just eat meat as well.
Post # 33
she said that people with other dietary needs get a special meal.
Personally, nothing sounds that great to me. I don’t like mushrooms but menu 1 sounded the best, I guess.
Post # 34
I’m with everyone else, none of these sound good and I’m usually open to new things! The starter from option 1 was the only thing that was appealing. I know myself and DH would probably go hungry at your wedding and have to get food after.
If there were salad options I know we both would be happier. Or like a PP said Veggie food that isnt out of the ordinary.
Post # 35
The mixed platter starter followed by the tagine! That starter is a lot more exciting than soup and soup followed by tagine is two “wet” things in a row IYSWIM.
Post # 36
I definitely don’t think you should have to serve meat if you’re veggie! But that said, the menus all seem a bit intense for meat and potato type folks. I like the menu 1 starter and maybe a veggie lasagna for the main (but I don’t even know what pulse is and I eat a lot of different foods) I wouldn’t do soup, people will be hungry.
Post # 37
Menu 1 sounds delicious and filling. The others make me feel like I would still be hungry after.
Post # 38
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
I seriously thought pulse was a typo. 😒 So lasagna with beans….yea not loving most of this. I’d be making a quick run somewhere for food and meat isn’t the issue. Common veggies, potatoes, salad, rice, pasta, pizza etc., are all great options. I understand wanting a vegetarian menu but items that appeal to the majority of your guests would be appreciated if you care to make the effort.
Post # 39
Menu 1 is good but doesn’t seem like enough food at all.
Post # 40
I’m vegan so I’m not sure what on there I could eat. Would you be serving any clear vegan options? It’s very dairy heavy. And unusual. If you did cheeseless or vegan cheese pizzas at the buffet I’d be there!
Post # 41
I’m pretty sure my husband would want to leave as soon as he realized this was the meal we were served and go ear somewhere else. Neither of us would eat anything on thought list except the appetizer from menu 1.
I understand a vegetarian not wanting to serve meat at their wedding, but the reception is a way to thank the guests for coming to the ceremony and I would think a good compromise would be to offer more “normalized” vegetarian options as PPs have suggested.
Post # 42
I think menu #1 would appeal to more non-vegetarians and would seem less like “A Vegetarian Mean” to them, if that makes any sense. Non-veggies have this mental image of vegeterian food as being filled with the “yucky” vegetables that most people don’t like or strange flavor combinations.
Post # 43
gimme the one with the bread any day.
Post # 44
my DH & I generally have that view on vegetarian dishes (weird flavor combos and not the good veggies) and honestly these options just reinforce that. I just asked DH which option sounds best (didn’t mention the word vegitarian) and he said none sound appealing.
Post # 45
Smoked cauliflower…. (puke)
Menu one for me… I’m not a fan of soup, and cooked cauliflower is Hell’s own specialty.