We had our menu tasting and have to decide by next Wednesday but we've a disagreement on the starter:
Starters: A vol au vent of chicken or Warm tart of feta cheese & med veg, (I want tart, H2B wants vol au vent)
Soup: Wild mushroom and truffle soup
Mains: Marinated stuffed breast of chicken or Pan roasted seabass (We've agreed on these 2!)
Dessert: Toffee, nut & banana tart (more than likely this, if not Warm Apple & rhubarb crumble)
Any opinions or advice?
hi peety (again)
feta cheese & med veg tart sounds delish mmmmmm but then again lots of people dont like feta cheese.But u can't please everyone.
It's also different & very summery.rest of your menu sounds yummy.
Just a small bit of advice though your dessert sounds gorgeous(toffee banana & nut tart) to me but alot of people are funny about nuts & bananas,think u might be safer with crumble......but then again who wants to be safe
Personally I wouldn't be mad about either starter but would have a few bites of them! I hate mushrooms so definitely wouldn't like the soup. The mains sound nice - I would definitely go with the fish. Actually just thinking, it might not be great to have a chicken starter and chicken main because people may end up having chicken followed by chicken! I think the desert sounds lovely - sounds like a version of banoffi. But in thinking of my family, particularly the older ones, I think the crumble would be a more favoured desert. I'd gobble either though!!
Your menu sounds yummyyyyyyy!! I would go with the tartlet and the banana desert, thk you need to please yourself and your H2B....its a personal choice and as the other girl said, you can never please everyone!!
both starters are lovely i would go for the feta cheese one
personally id prefer the vol au vent. id eat the other option though if i was stuck.
like the way youve chicken on your mains. generally people dont, but id love it.
id def prefer the crumble for desert.
Absolutly LOVE mushrooms but h2b HATES them (Ive completly turned him off them!) so he wouldnt be a happy guest!
Have you a veggie option for mains?
And the banana dessert sounds yum although the crumble might be a safer option incase anyone has a nut allergy? Or you could have the option of the crumble for them but just put the banana one on the menu if you get me?
Def the feta cheese and veg (coz I am a veg
Id prefer voulavounts for starter, not so sure about that soup, and main sounds yum, love apple tart for dessert.
personally I'd eat the vol but I think that they are a bit boring
Would prefer the feta tart.
Starters: A vol au vent of chicken or Warm tart of feta cheese & med veg, (I want tart, H2B wants vol au vent)[/quote:2txkhr8m]
Tart. Vol au vents are very, erm, 1980s! They are also hard to get right and usually end up soggy.
[quote="Peety":2txkhr8m]Soup: Wild mushroom and truffle soup[/quote:2txkhr8m]
Lots of people do not eat mushrooms so I would not have this. Go with something neutral.
[quote="Peety":2txkhr8m]Dessert: Toffee, nut & banana tart (more than likely this, if not Warm Apple & rhubarb crumble)[/quote:2txkhr8m]
I would have the apple and rhubarb crumble. From my experience in catering, men like apple tart/crumble and will eat it even if they don't usually go for dessert.
Bananas are like mushrooms, quite a lot of people do not eat them. For older people nuts and toffee can be a problem with false teeth, I know it sounds ridiculous but it's very true and I've come across it on numerous occasions.