On The Menu

I went to my food tasting Wednesday night and it went well. I had to fly solo since Myron was out of town and my mom couldn’t make it because her car was being serviced. But I persevered and had 3 entrees to taste all to myself!!!

Well let’s get right to it with the food porn.a.ge!!!

Cajun Chicken with Crawfish Sauce and Scalloped Potatoes

Tilapia Filet with Ponchetrain Sauce (shrimp/artichokes) and Creamed Spinach

Sliced Sirloin with a peppercorn gravy, herbed garlic mashed potatoes, veggie medleyOverall, the food was pretty good. The quality is better than your standard hotel banquet food but it’s obviously not Michelin rated. And that’s OK. I don’t think anyone will go home hungry.

I wasn’t overly impressed with the beef dish. It looked like sliced brisket to me. I didn’t care for the scalloped potatoes at all. They were a little hard. The banquet manager encouraged comments so I noted that on my selection sheet. The chicken and fish were both good though the sauce on the fish was a little heavy. The creamed spinach was not good at all and did not look visually appealing.

So, I guess you are wonder what I ended up choosing, huh??


I ended picking the chicken dish, mashed potatoes and veggies. I didn’t pick the fish because Myron is not a huge fan of tilapia and because we are having a seafood appetizer. And you never know who doesn’t eat seafood. So I guess I played it a bit safe.

Our final menu will go something like this:


  • Deviled Eggs with Caviar
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Shrimp Ceviche
  • Chicken Brochette
  • Honey Ham


  • Blackened Cajun chicken with crawfish sauce
  • Herbed Pork tenderloin carving station
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Veggie medley

Our package comes with soda, raspberry tea, water and coffee. We are bringing in wine (a merlot and moscato) and beer.

Overall, I am happy with how the menu turned out. I am so glad that Myron gave his input, which was important because it’s his wedding too.

I guess we will see what folks think about it all on September 26th!!!


9 thoughts on “On The Menu

  1. We’ll make sure to eat lightly on Saturday. Menu sounds lovely . Cannot wait!

  2. I’d agree with Erica B., all that sauce makes it look a little messy. But as we all know, folks will eat it and be happy!

  3. I think you have something for everyone with your choices and a buffet is good for a variety of tastes. Although, I’d have to ask for no sauce on my chix, I am allergic to shellfish. :o)

    Only 3 weeks to go!

  4. Whoa. Everything is covered in sauce. Even the spinach. I am one of those non seafood eating people so I would go for the chicken too (sans sauce). This post made me hungry.

  5. I was going to say the same as Erica. The presentation wasn’t that visually appealing. Also, will the crawfish sauce on the chicken be an add on at the buffet? Meaning can guests opt not to have it if they are allergic to seafood or just not want the cream sauce? I would have chosen that entree, too, out of all the ones presented.

  6. I hope it taste better than it looked. They just slopped it on the plate like cafeteria food. Presentation is everything! I hope your guest enjoy what you selected.

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