From the beginning we've been planning a hot buffet, so that guests can see their food and make their choices. We're lucky in that our venue is completely happy to create a vegan menu for us (in fact all the venues we looked at were, which is pretty awesome considering we don't live somewhere with a big vegan community!) so we get to have a lot of input, particularly as the chef is a bit lost. We have a meeting with them next week, originally we were just going to give some ideas but it's turned into a complete menu, and one that we're feeling really good about!
It's ended up in a vaguely mexican style, as we're trying to have familiar dishes which aren't intimidating yet still interesting and full of flavour to show off vegan food, whilst also having plain stuff on offer too as my side of the family are Irish meat and potato eaters. A vegan menu is never going to be perfect for people who don't like vegetables, but hopefully it's hitting the right balance of being non-scary yet also tasty for us and our foodie friends. It's quite hard to get into one buffet but we're hoping we're almost there! However it's a bit disconcerting to have only been decided on this menu for a few days yet potentially we might tell the hotel next week that yes, we definitely want this in seven months time, so we thought getting some more feedback would be good! We could also do with another dish which we're not yet decided on, so ideas would be really helpful there as well!
( So this is our potential menu.Collapse )