(Closed) Would this vegetarian meal satiate meat eaters?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am a a vegetarian, and everything on your menue sounds mighty tasty!

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really like the sound of your menu and think I would really enjoy it.

My only suggestion is that all the panini’s are really cheese heavy and I don’t eat melted cheese. Now I know this is weird but there are a few of us out there! Would you consider doing a cheeseless option in the panini menu for us weirdos?

Edit: I am a meat lover by the way!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

Okay I am an insanely picky eater and I would LOVE to eat the food at your wedding! I will admit that I eat a 75% vegetarian diet, not for ethical reasons but just because it is healthier, so it wouldn’t bother me that there isn’t any meat on your menu.

I like the idea of adding an egg dish to the menu, however, for those who are used to a heartier “meat” meal. Other than that I would gobble up every course!

 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Can I come to your wedding? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m a vegetarian, so it would be a dream to show up as a guest and have this!

I agree with previous posters who suggested having a grilled cheese option for adults. Beyond just meat eaters, you might have some vegetable-phobic people who would be scared by your veggie heavy menu.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like to eat meat as rare as can be, but that doesn’t mean I would not eat any of the above sandwiches. Probably anyone who has a problem with these would have a problem with anything you would serve. it sounds like you are a foodie (as am I) and you wouldn’t just have reagular old meat and potatos anyway even if you ate me. so YUM!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I probably wouldn’t just eat an all veggie dinner because I really need meat in my diet (protein deficiency).

Though I wouldn’t worry about it at all. I went to two vegetarian wedding last summer and I just made a point to eat a burger before I went and then I munched on the veggie dinner. Whatever you serve people will be happy with it.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think it sounds delicious, although I agree that a “grown up” grilled cheese would be a great addition.

In case you are thinking about wording for the menu, I thought it might be pertinent to mention that “panini” actually means “sandwiches” so you might not want to say “panini sandwich” which effectively means “sandwiches sandwich” …I am probably fussier than most about things like that but more information is better, right?

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not a vegitarian, and I think your menu sounds tasty!  But, I consider myself to be a pretty adventurous eater, and love cous cous and gazpacho and whatnot.  I read “meat and potato types” to mean people that are maybe less comfortable with exotic food (i.e. something like sushi or empanadas wouldn’t go over well, even though they have meat), and there are a lot of exotic things on your menu.  Maybe do a classy pasta salad (like with orzo) instead of cous cous?  Or maybe another more familiar panini – like an egg salad or eggplant parm?  Maybe some kind of ceaser salad wrap?  Again, I think everything you’ve written sounds tasty, but if you know you have conservative eaters who are already going to be wary of a vegitarian menu, you might want to throw on a few more things that they’re likely to have heard of and eaten before.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Ditto @monita – i think risotto would be a good compromise, and a fancy grilled cheese would be a great safety (or a wonderful comfort food for even your foodies!). I am not a frequent meat eater (we usually do poultry, seafood, or just veg) but even I really don’t usually order any sandwich that doesn’t have meat on it. It feels naked to me! haha

Unique and yummy ideas, though. I was really enjoying your plated list. Tonight we are eating dinner with a veggie couple and i’m excited to see what they’re making. Maybe a 1. Stack of fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato, fresh basil leaves, balsamic reduction ๐Ÿ˜‰ MMM

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

It sounds really fabulous.  I’m sure if people are not able to have cheese, they’ll mention that on the RSVP card.  I’m not vegetarian, but everything sounds sooooo good.  And if people aren’t thrilled with your wonderful and healthy menu, they can go grab fast food afterward, you know?

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Have you thought about perhaps seeing if you can include some of the soy proteins available that are super similar to chicken and beef?  There is a product called Chick’N that is completely vegetarian but totally tastes just like chicken (looks like chicken too).  If you’re getting your event professionally catered, any company should be able to get ahold of it or something similar. 

It’s just a thought- while your selections sound delicious, I just know from being in the food service industry that there are TONS of vegetarian options out there that aren’t an actual vegetable or hunk of cheese ๐Ÿ™‚

Also.. from the bride who thought it would be a nice idea to give her guests 4 entree choices for the plated dinner… hope you have a plan in place for your place cards because even with just 4 different options, that was a big ol PITA indicating meal choice on the card. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it sounds delicious and I would eat it, but I have a meat and potatoes type of family who would probably only eat half of the things on that menu. I agree with having an adult grilled cheese option (most would eat that), and maybe something with eggs. In the end though, it is your wedding and I think as long as people know ahead of time what the menu will be they can make arrangements beforehand. A pasta option with marinara sauce is also a pretty inexpensive but satisfying solution for most people.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think everything seperate sounds amazing, but honestly I think with everythign your serving some people might feel like theyre overdosing on vegetables. This probably sounds horrible but I’d be afraid of how gassy all that roughage would make me. since you’re already having vegetables, cheeses, and breads for finger foods I dont think you need to have even more for each course. I think people would fill up on the paninis and potatoes alone (YUM). Instead of having each one of the top 3, I would choose just one.

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