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Anyone want to give me some feedback on our wedding menu?

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ShadowsCollideIsSurroundedByAd Mon 08-Feb-16 01:52:40

So, after the ceremony, we'll have a drinks reception. Prosecco, beers, Kir Imperials and mulled cider. Canapés - mini goats cheese tarts with caramelised onion, mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish, smoked salmon on wholegrain bread with chive creme fraiche, and crostini topped with black pudding and caramelised red onion.

Starter - crab and cheddar tart or vegetable soup (we will have a few fussy eaters so the veggie soup is a safe option for them).

Main - choice of fillet steak with colcannon and red wine gravy. Or Pancetta wrapped breast of chicken with stuffing, gravy, and roast potatoes. Or sea bass with roasted vine cherry tomatoes and roasted crushed potatoes.

All will be served with vegetables.

Dessert will be apple crumble and custard.

There will also be vegetarian and coeliac options.

Are we overlooking anything? Would you eat it? We've got some very fussy eaters, so want to make sure they will eat something, but also don't want the menu to be too boring.

ToastedOrFresh Mon 08-Feb-16 02:02:13

Sounds delicious. Yes I would eat it. All of it. Yum.

If you've got vegetarians to pander to, you might want to consider a vegetarian canapé. Asparagus tips on toast - bite size.

TheExMotherInLaw Mon 08-Feb-16 02:03:25

Sounds a good spread! I can't see any vegan options, tho - useful for people who dare not eat any dairy produce - usually that's not a choice, it's a necessity. Desserts are often difficult for those allergic/intolerant of dairy, and vegans. Plus it would be good to see some adult sparkling stuff that is alcohol free, for the drivers, TT's and those on certain medications.
Congratulations, enjoy your day - food is unimportant by comparison!

ToastedOrFresh Mon 08-Feb-16 02:03:47

That's what the onion and goats cheese tarts are for. Doh !

WiIdfire Mon 08-Feb-16 02:15:14

Can I come?

FellOutOfBedTwice Mon 08-Feb-16 02:19:10

All sounds amazing (especially that crab tart) apart from the desert. Hate crumble, think it tastes of gravel. DH the same. Is there a safe option like sorbet or similar you could add?

pippistrelle Mon 08-Feb-16 02:24:24

It sounds wonderful.

Just a tiny thought though. You have options for everything but pudding, so I wondered if you might be able to add something like a simple ice cream option. There are people (weirdos) who have difficulties with custard.

ShadowsCollideIsSurroundedByAd Mon 08-Feb-16 02:28:30

ExMother, I don't think we will have any vegans. Will definitely check that out though. We will absolutely have some lovely soft drinks and virgin cocktails for the non drinkers. DP doesn't often drink alcohol so that will definitely be covered.

Toasted, in fairness, an additional vegetarian canapé wouldn't go amiss. Maybe something without cheese, for the non dairy eaters.

Wildfire, the more the merrier wink

ShadowsCollideIsSurroundedByAd Mon 08-Feb-16 02:33:12

Oh yes! I'd forgotten about the dessert options, as I don't really like dessert. I'd much prefer a mountain of cheese and pâté. Thanks for the reminder, Fell and pip. The caterer will do a variety of ice cream for anyone who doesn't want the apple crumble.

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Feb-16 03:01:16

What is the veggie option? I have had some truly dire veggie wedding meals and felt very much like an afterthought.

OrangeRhinoInTraining Mon 08-Feb-16 03:06:30

Yep, like Bike I've had some AWFUL veggie options - one was thick slices of onion, beef tomato and aubergine all stacked up. That was it. No sauce or anything! I was so hungry I'd have gladly phoned out for a takeaway!

olympicsrock Mon 08-Feb-16 04:13:17

Yum. How about offering either custard or icecream with the crumble? I hate custard but love crumble.

FishWithABicycle Mon 08-Feb-16 04:50:39

It feels a bit dismissive of vegetarians that there are 3 named proper menu items on the list none of which is vegetarian. Seeing that with "vegetarian & coeliac options available" would make my heart sink as I would know that this would be an afterthought thrown together by a chef who thinks vegetarians don't really like food.

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Feb-16 07:01:05

I think the approach to the veggie option was summed up in the expression "pander to". I have been known to leave a wedding reception in search o

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Feb-16 07:01:29

... In search of a take away.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Mon 08-Feb-16 07:04:16

I also wonder what the veggie option is?

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Mon 08-Feb-16 07:05:49

And vegetable soup might be a safe starter option but it is rank. Can't you have a decent vegetarian starter as well?

YouMakeMyDreams Mon 08-Feb-16 07:07:45

Definitely taste and name the vegetarian option. We had been careful to choose something we thought would be nice but stupidly didn't taste it when we tasted the rest of our meal. On the day it was horrendous. Barely edible.

Veterinari Mon 08-Feb-16 07:10:11

None of your canapés are celiac-friendly
As a celiac I'm often starving at weddings as I'm catered in the main meal but not in the 3 hours of mingling/photos beforehand

IndigoApple Mon 08-Feb-16 07:15:14

I also hate crumble and lots of people won't want a carby pudding after a big meal. Could you add something with chocolate or strawberries/raspberries? Ice cream bit of a cop out.

whiteagle Mon 08-Feb-16 07:21:59

As a veggie who doesnt eat fish i would be having a pretty miserable time- sorry. I would be starving, even if i had managed to work out there was one veggie canapy and track the petson with the plate down before the non veggies eat it! I would have eaten my uninspiring vegetable soup and be dreading what was coming next fearing the worst aka like a wedding i went to where the guest had venison and i had shop bought tortollini with ricotta and spinach. Sorry, ,but you did ask..

Also lots of people who eat and like fish don't eat crab.

CMOTDibbler Mon 08-Feb-16 07:30:23

I'm another coeliac who always finds themselves starving during the canape bit as there is never anything I can eat. So please, a couple of gluten free canapes (if theres only one, you usually only get one bit)

Xmasbaby11 Mon 08-Feb-16 07:35:01

Canapés sound good.

What about something more specific than vegetable soup - roasted tomato, carrot and coriander.

The dessert seems heavy and old fashioned. It also won't look very pretty, if that's important to you. Perhaps lemon tart with raspberries or French apple tart with cream.

7to25 Mon 08-Feb-16 07:39:13

I imagine you are in Ireland.
Have to have a hot pudding. Cold food is no food.
Am I right?

guiltynetter Mon 08-Feb-16 07:42:49

everyone saying what a lot vegans, coeliac, etc...surely the bride should have been informed about any dietary requirements before the day? on our RSVP's there was a section to write if you had any food allergies, etc. I wouldn't be providing any gluten free, dairy free etc if I didn't already know about it. it's more expense!

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