Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On the menu

We chose our venue for the amazing views, but it is also known for it's amazing food. The taste test is something we are both looking forward to. I like checking out the menu every now and then to try and figure out what we may choose, but they have a lot of really delicious options, so I think we'll just have to wait to see which tastes best!

I do want to be concious of our guests tastes. To try and make the food appealing to as many guests as possible, we are trying to include foods from different food groups. Our package includes three passed hor deurves, stations including cheeses, fruits and veggies, and two meal options.

I'm trying to decide how to make everyone happy- meat lovers, poultry lovers, seafood lovers and veggie lovers. For the cocktail hour the one thing I know for sure is, I want Bacon Wrapped Scallops. So seafood guests have one choice to make them happy -hopefully. Then should I include a meat, some type of chicken, or something vegetarian friendly? We only have one vegetarian and there are the fruits and cheeses, but I'd prefer to give him one option from the passed hor deurves, although I wouldn't know how to choose between a meat and chicken option for the third.

Then there is dinner, I know for sure we'll have filet mignon, as it is an option in our package and my favorite meal. But what to do for option number two? as a wedding guest. What do you prefer, seafood or chicken?

How did you decide what types of food groups to incorporate and at what part of the evening, cocktail or dinner?

7 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

We're doing meat and chicken.. I think keeping the seafood during the cocktail hour is a good idea! You can't please everyone, but i would go with what the majority would want...

Katerina @ GirlWithARing said...

I think if you have guests with more traditional tastes, you should go with the chicken. If most people are not picky eaters, seafood fits better with the location.

I think it can be tough to keep everyone happy where food is concerned - we went for a food stations menu so we could include a large variety of meats and side dishes.

Kiana said...

We loved the appetizers our venue had to offer - it was hard to choose. And we loved 1 of 3 options we tasted for the entrees, but were able to pick 2. We really didn't want to serve anything we thought of as bland or bad, so we inquired if we could give the chef a family recipe. Long story short, the chef was willing and it was the best dish of the night that everyone raved about out. Remember to ask for things because you'll never know the possible great outcome if you don't. And I would think chicken is a more popular choice than the seafood, but like Nicole-Lynn said, you can't please everyone!

Ghenet said...

I think I'd prefer chicken...

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honey my heart said...

bacon wrapped scallops was a must for us, and guests enjoyed it!! our menu was very friendly to all types of eaters, we had lots of veg options, delicious salmon, and good steak :)

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

For reference, my sister had about 170-180 guests at her wedding and offered a salmon, chicken cordon blue and marinated tri-tip. Final numbers:

Tri-tip: 83
Grilled salmon: 45
Chicken: 27
Vegetarian: 6

I was surprised to see how many more people wanted the salmon over the chicken. For us, we are offering a chicken and the tri-tip as well.

Newport Nuptials said...

Thanks for all the input, we have our tasting within the next few months. I think that will be a good indicator of which idrection to go, I'm still so undecided!