Post # 1
Bees, just curious which one of the following would you pick from the caterer?
Buffet comes in four themes:
a. Mexican – green salad, red rice, beans, tortillas, chicken and beef fajitas with bell peppers & onions
b. Italian- caesar’s salad, garlic bread, rottini salad with tomato olives & veggies, baked penne with cheese and tomato sauce, chicken parmigiana & meatballs
c. Polynesian/Asian- Asian green salad, pineapple fried rice, sweet rolls, stir fried veggies, huli bbq chicken, Korean bbq ribs
d. Barbecue-green salad, corn bread, macaroni salad, corn, chicken bad, pork bbq ribs
Plated only comes in this selection:
e. Standard wedding food- Spinach salad with walnuts, feta cheese strawberry and vinaigrette; main is a choice of salmon, chicken or beef; sides are garlic mashed and grilled seasonal veggies
Post # 2
Correction: trying to edit chicken “bad” as “bbq” but system is not letting me. So it’s meant to be chicken bbq.
Post # 3
I think the asian sounds good. bbq chicken for the plain eaters, salad rice and veggies for veggies, and korean short ribs are about the best thing on earth. I also think its the best easily adapted to dietary issues – low/no gluten, low carb, no dairy, veggie/vegan options.
Post # 4
There’s the pineapple fried rice and sweet Hawaiian rolls for carb eaters.
Post # 5
i love asian food at weddings and really don’t think it’s done often enough. It’s the most unexpected of the options.
Also korean ribs are to die for.
Post # 8
To answer the question, the Asian menu is definitely the one that appeals to me most- however I’m a relatively adventurous eater and am happy with most things. I think for crowd-pleasers, the standard plated wedding is best with Italian as a close second. Depends on your group though, you know them better than we do!
Post # 9
I love Asian food too but worried that “takeout” might be the first thing that comes to mind. My favorites are the standard wedding plated (for guests) and Polynesian/Asian (for myself) too.
Post # 10
Definitely the Polynesian/Asian buffet personally. Korean BBQ ribs would seal it for me lol. As PP’s have said as well, it’s not done very often (at least where I’m from), and it seems to have something to please everyone.
The Italian sounds good except that I’ve seen WAY too many Italian buffets be super disappointing. I’m sure there are good Italian buffets, but I’ve never been to one to be honest. Even Italian restaurants that are usually good serve dried out pasta at buffets. But that’s just my own experience.
Standard wedding plated food sounds good but obviously typical. Mexican and Barbecue would probably tie for second place after Asian. I can see both of those pleasing everyone and being pretty easy to not mess up.
Post # 11
I know what you mean about the Italian food. I’m in southern CA so just as a guess, I don’t think Italian food here is to the level of that in NY/NJ/PA area.
Post # 12
plating will be key for sure, and avoiding general tso chicken hehehe.
I honestly don’t see how this is any more takeout than american BBQ. Which is its own shame, the amount of work that goes in to American BBQ it should be revered.. but anyway that’s my own personal rant. Mexican is also commonly associated with takeout. Italian is one of the few that could go both ways but tbh parmesan chicken in a chafing dish is invariably kinda gross/soggy.
Post # 13
So I’m Italian and I really dislike “Italian ” food, so that wouldn’t be my personal first choice.
I’d go with the Asian or Mexican theme. BBQ is hit or miss with me.
Post # 14
Idk if you have any in your guest list, but as a vegetarian:
a. Mexican – I love Mexican food, but am always iffy on how beans are prepared. Sometimes there is lard with them, and I obviously don’t eat that.
b. Italian- I don’t eat caesar dressing because of anchovies, but that would be ok. I do love pasta so this would probably be fine with me.
c. Polynesian/Asian- he fried rice sounds good! But there wouldn’t be any protein for me, so I’d just be eating a lot of rice
d. Barbecue-I would only eat the salad, MAYBE corn bread (some are made with lard also), and corn. Not enough for me.
e. Standard wedding food- If there wasn’t a vegetarian option for main, this would be a no-go also for me
I voted for Italian just because it would be safest for me.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
I’d go with plated bc I’m not a buffet fan but whats most appealing are the Mexican and Polynesian choices. Not sure why it would be difficult to switch any of these options to plated but I know nothing about catering so I’m guessing theres a reason.